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Metallic Gold Paint Mirror Makeover with Wood Applique

Use metallic gold paint to transform furniture quickly and easily. This foyer mirror gets a quick makeover with an applique, gold chalk paint and dark wax. After over a decade of our dark wood furniture, I have been hankering for a change. But…I already have all this dark furniture, and […]


Dollar Tree Fall Decor DIY, Cinderella’s Pumpkin!

This Dollar Tree fall decor idea is full of whimzy, and comes together quickly and easily with a pumpkin wreath form. Happy Fall! I recently went to Dollar Tree on a hunt for pumpkins. The velvet pumpkins they carry the past few seasons are so pretty! This post contains affiliate […]


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Taming the Paper Clutter in the Kitchen, Cottage Style Fridge Decor

A simple magnetic file holder and DIY chalkboard make for fun fridge decor, and were a simple solution to organize a clutter prone corner of our kitchen! Oh piles… You seem to pop up everywhere where I’m not paying attention. In the kitchen, it’s piles are of the paper variety. […]


Stripping a Table, A Method for Lightening Dark Wood Furniture

Give furniture a new look with this simple method for stripping a table top. I’m sharing the best way I have found for lightening dark wood furniture (with no sanding necessary!) When I picked up this oak foyer table on Craigslist years ago, I loved the look of dark stained […]


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Arabesque Tile Ornaments, DIY Handmade Christmas Ornaments with Decoupage

Upcycle arabesque tile backsplash into charming handmade christmas ornaments with this DIY tile ornament tutorial. This ornament craft is quick and easy to customize using napkin decoupage. Between the tile coasters, the napkin vases, and various other projects…clearly I have a thing for mod podge.  And these chinoiserie inspired decoupage […]


Deck Railing Planters with Adjustable Brackets

Put together deck railing planters quickly and affordably with simple adjustable brackets. Plus, keep planter boxes moist with this one strange trick! We had a family barbecue a couple weeks ago for our little guy’s second birthday. I decided to spruce up the deck before the cookout by doing a […]


affordable spring floral wreath in minutes

Affordable Spring Floral Wreath in Minutes

Create a large spring floral wreath for the front door in minutes using this affordable shortcut. A wreath so simple, I feel silly saying I made it! Do you share in my passion for all things floral? After faux staining our old door, of course I wanted a to bedeck […]


how to stain a steel door to look like wood

How to Stain a Steel Door to Look Like Wood

Learn how to stain a steel door, even over existing paint. Easily get a wood look for your door on a budget with gel stain! Wood front doors are so timeless and beautiful. I was on the hunt to purchase one for our home. Unfortunately, I had a bit of […]