Upgrading basic window cranks to nesting cranks

Holla! Happy August everyone! School starts in like 13 days. I can't even believe it. How has summer flown by so fast? I swear it will be Christmas before we know it. Time needs to take a chill pill and slow down! Sorry for the absence Monday and Wednesday this week. I've been trying so hard for several months now to get back on a schedule and post 3x a week. Until this week I was killing it. I came down with something though and felt so terrible, hence the absence. Sorry! So, as you might know if you've read my blog for awhile, I pretty much loathe the windows in my house. They are … [Read more...]

Thrift store BAR CART turned piano music SHELF

Hey guys! I love finding cool stuff for cheap at the thrift store that I can makeover. I feel like the past few years thrifting has become so trendy that the prices have skyrocketed, so I haven't purchased a bunch of stuff like I used to years ago when I first started this blog. I totally lucked out recently though when I found a cool rattan bar cart at a thrift store for only $10! I haven't seen a piece of furniture priced that low in a long, long time. Of course I snatched it right up, not even knowing what I'd use it for. I ended up painting it entire bar cart and use it now … [Read more...]

The piano bench gets new hinges and a make-under

Hi friends! I hope you are having a fabulous summer. We've been so busy this summer, and I just realized school starts in less than 4 weeks. I'm kinda sad about it. It's so fun having my kids around all day, and also not having to follow a strict schedule. Last year we bought a piano. It has pretty much become the staple item in our house. We all play, and all of my son's drumline friends play, so it gets used daily as a minimum. I also added a new layer of fabric to the bench: Most of you liked the new fabric, but a few of you commented that it was gross that I didn't … [Read more...]

Our guest room || the “before” pictures

After almost 2 years of living in our new home in Colorado, I realized I've never given you a tour of our guest room. The shame! You aren't missing much though because I really haven't done much to the room. Also, it's full of random furniture that doesn't work together. It's pretty much the leftover hodge podge of rooms. :) The last time I showed you this room was two years ago during our new house walk-through post. It also just happens to be the first time I showed you this room. haha Yes, teal walls. I kind of equally dig and loathe them. Is that even possible? Here are a few … [Read more...]

Favorite band decals using a vinyl cutter (Silhouette)

I busted out the Silhouette machine! Every time I get it out I wish that I had done it sooner and made more projects. It's just so fun and makes such cool stuff! My heading-into-10th-grade son wanted a few custom decals for his laptop and asked me if I could make them on the Silhouette. My reply, "Mission accepted!" So fun right?! He obviously loves Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, and a computer game called Half-Life. He wanted stickers for each. I googled images for each of the bands and imported them into the Silhouette software. First up, Weezer: I hate wasting vinyl, so if I'm … [Read more...]

How to cut Faux Wood Blinds for a custom fit

I am so super excited about today's post! Do you want faux wood blinds but they seem like way too much work? You have to custom order them, or at best, go to the hardware store with your measurements in hand, purchase them, have the store cut them for you, and then take them home and hope and pray your measurements were correct. Not anymore! Yup, I'm here to show you how to purchase the blinds from the hardware store, take them home, and then measure and custom fit them yourself. {Oh no she didn't.} Oh yes I did! Step one is obviously to purchase the blinds. I hung brand new faux … [Read more...]

Master bathroom reno update 4 || removing the garden bathtub

I've tackled another milestone of the master bathroom demolition. Yay! The garden tub is outta there! I'll walk you through the process. So far I've gutted this bathroom 100% by myself. I am woman, hear me roar! ;) First things first, I had to remove the remainder of the tile. It was quick and fairly painless. Next up, the fun begins! I got to bust out my Ryobi sawzall for this! I'm always up for an excuse to start hacking away with the reciprocating saw. Bawhahaha. I used the sawzall to cut the pvc drain pipe. It was glued into the tub and was not going to budge, so I chopped … [Read more...]