When I saw this bedroom makeover reveal by Mandi (my DIY/design idol) on Vintage Revivals I damn near shit myself. It is so, SO GOOD. Too good. I could not stop drooling over this room --- or more specifically, that black ship-lap wall. Let's wheel it back a bit. Can I let you in on a little secret? I am generally not a fan of ship-lap, which I've come to discover is absolute blasphemy … [Read more...] about Fake it ‘Til You Make it: Black Ship-Lap Wall Using Plywood
I had a glorious nine days off last week that I'd been looking forward to for a month. Leaving work on my last day before vacation was just like Anyway, I had big plans for my vaycay, people. BIG plans. Since the main level floors had been refinished I could finally start working on the dining room and living room, and I was gunning for this old table, big time. We were given this … [Read more...] about Build a $75 Dining Room Table: Free Plans!
You can only look at yourself in your $10 fun-house Walmart mirror so many times before you start to question whether you actually look like a gremlin or if it's "just the light". I've been wanting a giant floor mirror (one that doesn't make me look like I'm about to throw down with the three Billy Goats Gruff) for awhile now, so when I found a HUGE one at Winners marked down for $79.99 with high … [Read more...] about Wood Shim Floor Mirror
I'm not a fancy person. I like to think I'm relatively easy-going and low maintenance as far as that goes. Matt and I live rather modestly and try not to spend our semi-hard earned cash on too many indulgences or luxuries. However. When it comes to our home, I know what I like. And what I like, is not these floors. Matt is going to kill me dead for sharing these pictures --- … [Read more...] about How I Refinished Our Hardwood Floors