Cute DIY Picture Frames

DIY Photo Frame Ideas

Good morning! I was browsing Pinterest (hope over and follow) one day and spotted these adorable DIY Frames from Shanty 2 Chic.  They were so cute, I had to give it a try! Here's a step-by-step on how I made mine:   #1 Buy Wood:  Start with a wood board; I bought mine at Menards for $6.99 and had my hubby cut it into 3 equal pieces. #2 Stain Boards: I did this because I wanted a rich look and also wanted to be able to distress the frames a little bit so I needed the dark look … [Read more...]

How to Fix a Missing Piece on an Old Dresser! {ASCP}

How to Fix

A friend of mine, Cynthia (Sam), drug this awesome dresser back from her mother-in-laws just for me! Wasn't that sweet? I was so excited I could hardly wait to get my hands on it. It is a beautiful piece except for one thing; someone had cut a piece out of the side of the top of it.  Today I'm going to share how I was able to fix it. You can use these same steps to fix a missing piece out of any old furniture. STEP #1: Find a piece of wood similar in shape to the missing spot. Of course, I … [Read more...]

Beautiful Secretary {An ASCP Transformation}

Annie Sloan Secretary Transformation

Hello everyone, especially new visitors! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. Today I'll be sharing one of my recent furniture transformations. (For more transformations click HERE) As you know, I love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. For many reasons, one being it dries fast. Being I'm a super impatient person, this makes me soooo happy.  I have this weird corner in my great room, its really a 'nothing' space' but seems sparse if I don't fill it. I started with a corner shelf, but I … [Read more...]

Hide Your Remote Controls!

Remote Control Box

One thing that drives me nuts are the remote controls all over the living room! We have one for the fireplace, the blu-ray, the TV and the VCR we don't use anymore. When I found this old bread box at Goodwill the other day, I knew I had a solution. It was marked $6.99 but was green tag day so I only paid $3.49 - even better! Since I'm looking for excuses to use my General Finishes Emerald Milk Paint,  the box was a perfect target. It started like this. After 2 coats of Emerald - the color I … [Read more...]

Cute Idea for Your Christmas Cards!

How to Make a Christmas Card Book

At the end of every holiday season, I look at my Christmas cards and wonder what in the world to do with them. Not any more! I met a new friend at Twin Cities Live the other day, Alexis Thompson from My Talk 107.1.  She is the sweetest and had the BEST IDEA EVER for all your Christmas cards. Check it out here from the Twin Cities Live segment: I loved the Christmas card idea so much I went home and did it that night. It was so easy and really is a spectacular way to keep your cards over … [Read more...]

Last Minute NYE Ideas!

Last Minute NYE Decor

I was up bright and early with Bryan Piatt sharing some EASY last minute New Years Eve decor ideas! Skip the drinks and start at 3:35 for the segment: Everything I used I either already had or bought in the Christmas clearance section at Walmart - yesterday.   You really can pull something cute together fast! One of the simple projects I shared was glitter dipped glasses. The finished results: To pull my table together I grabbed all the gold and silver Christmas decor I had. … [Read more...]

Winter Wonderland Centerpiece

Easy Winter Centerpiece

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I had an amazing time with my kids and families. God is so good, we truly are blessed.  Just because Christmas is over, doesn't mean all your decorations have to be too. I know I'm probably a weirdo but, I'm already packing up the holiday. BAH HUMBUG As great as it feels to clean up the clutter, I feel like my house looks naked after putting it all away. Being I live in MinneSNOWta, I feel a certain obligation to have some winter decor here and … [Read more...]

How to Hang a Table Runner

How to Hang A Table Runner

Did you know H & M has home decor? I KNOW - ME NEITHER! In fact, they have super cute stuff, including holiday items. I ordered this table runner, not sure if I'd like it or not. Isn't it cute? I actually bought it on Cyber Monday so I got 40% the already dirt cheap price. As I stared at it and thought it would bug me to cover up the cute design with a centerpiece; then a light-bulb appeared above my head: HANG IT ON THE WALL. After deciding to make it a part of my Christmas decor, I … [Read more...]

DIY Deer Head Wall Art

DIY Deer Head

Deer Heads are all the rage for Christmas decor. I love the look too, but I don't  love the price. Even at Target, a decent sized deer head mount is around $40.oo. These are the times I like to THINK THINK THINK of a way to DIY. Start with paper mache' gold deer. I found mine at Michaels and at 50% off they were only $4.99. Paint the head white. I used some white wall paint I had in my stash. Next, "Off with their heads", I've always wanted to say that - he he. Make sure to cut (I used … [Read more...]

Meet Emerald {New Milk Paint Color}

New Milk Paint Color

I recently entered the 'General Finishes 'Name Your Own Paint Color Contest' and I won - YAHOO!  The contest consisted of submitting a color choice along with a name for it. My favorite color is kelly green so I turned it in for the contest. My inspiration was the green hutch in my kitchen; I painted it last year. As the contest winner (along with 12 others)  General Finishes sent me a box with all the new colors in it. Thank you! I'm especially in love with my new color: Emerald. I was … [Read more...]

{EASY} Christmas Apothecary Jars

Christmas Apothecary Jars

One of the easiest ways to decorate for Christmas to use the jars you already have. Large jars can make a big splash on any table, buffet or hutch.  As you know if you've followed for long, my favorite kind of shopping is the kind I do in my own home.  Even as my color scheme has changed, the use of jars has not. {Use fake snow, pine-cones and Christmas bulbs} These sit by my entryway door. These sit on my hutch cabinet. And on my dining room table. Decorating with apothecary jars … [Read more...]