Barn Wood Wall {Happy Dance}

DIY Barn Wood Wall

One day at my mother-in-loves farm, I spotted something: barn wood. In fact it was a big pile of barn wood - chippy white paint - DIY GOLD! She was gracious enough to let me clean up her yard have the wood.  My nice hubby loaded the dirty wood up and brought it home. This process was a few days (maybe weeks) coming. The first thing we had to do was figure out how I wanted it on the wall. Jeff measured the wall and then drew out the dimensions with chalk on the driveway. Similar to putting a … [Read more...]

Painting Kitchen Cabinets is Easy Peasy!

Before and After Collage

Did you know painting your kitchen cabinets is much easier than you might think!  The key, in my opinion, is in the paint. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is the BOMB when it comes to refinishing your cabinets. Having cabinets re-finished or enameled could cost you up to $5,000 and take a couple of weeks to finish. Using ASCP - brings the cost down significantly and goes much faster. Check out the segment on Twin Cities Live where we demonstrated how to paint your own cabinets: If I can do this, I … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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 Fall Wreaths!

Easy Fall Wreaths

It's literally taking everything in me to not bust out my Christmas decorations! My kids gave me the evil eye when I made mention of it, so I guess I'll hold off. Since I'm not allowed to move on to Christmas I thought I'd share a couple of super easy fall wreath ideas. Fall Wreath #1 Start with a twig wreath, I got mine at Michaels for $4.99.  I had a Dollar Tree leaf garland and simply wrapped it around the wreath. I didn't even glue it; I just tucked the ends into the branches. Add the … [Read more...]

Adorable DIY Witches Shoes!

SONY DSC

Hello my pretties! I'm not usually one to decorate for Halloween. However, I was asked to share fall Pinterest ideas on Channel 11 - Kare Sunrise. You're most likely watching this after the show airs which was t 5:45 am! I'll post the link if you'd like to see it another day. The fall Pinterest ideas included a segment on Oct 31st so I have a few cute Halloween ideas to share. First are the painted pumpkins - then glitter pumpkins- a spider web pumpkin. I also made a Halloween … [Read more...]

Pallet Wood Projects {and my big OOPS}

With Elizabeth

Have you ever done something super duper embarrassing? Did you do it on live TV? Ummmm...let me answer for myself; yes I did so something super duper embarrassing on TV. Check out the video and prepare yourself for a good laugh! What do you think? Are you laughing? All I can do is laugh about, it' s good to be able to laugh at yourself and I'm getting in a lot of practice. Elizabeth was so gracious, she was so sweet about the whole thing! Now on to the pallets! These are the pallets I … [Read more...]

How to make Pumpkin Topiaries {A Tutorial}

Pumpkin Topiaries

{WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME} I would like to say welcome to all my new friends! Thank you so much for taking the time to subscribe to my blog, it really means a lot to me. If you would be so kind, I'd love to know how you found A Sunday Afternoon. Would you leave me a comment and share it with me? Curious minds want to know - LOL. Last year, I made these topiaries and I just love them. I thought I'd share it again since it's finally fall like weather here in Minnesota and all I can do it think … [Read more...]