How to remove stickers the easy way

You guys. This is such a simple tip, but not many people know about it. But before I get down to business and share this super simple tip with you, I have to give a shout out to Wal-mart of all places for stocking the CUTEST galvanized containers. Seriously, they have tons of different bins, trays, containers, etc and they are all the oh-so-hot galvanized metal. Rumor has it (I haven't verified with my own eyeballs) that this stuff is now on CLEARANCE. I better get up there and buy some more before they're all gone. You can use these containers in virtually every room in your house for … [Read more...]

Make your own drawer dividers/organizers

I can't believe I forgot to show you this awesome project in our last house. I was going through old photos and came across these and had such a doh! moment when I realized I never shared this. So, for those trying to keep up with every place we've ever lived, this was our 2nd house in Austin (our country house), before we moved here to Colorado. And to confuse you even more, this was post-renovation on our kitchen in that house. And just to make things even more interesting, Ben's company just went through a merger and his company was the one getting bought out, so now things are … [Read more...]

How to hang heavy unlevel artwork easily

In 2011 I made a piece of art that, to this day, is still my favorite art in the house. You guys loved the art so much that I started making and selling them out of my garage. It was quite an undertaking! I made probably 40 of them but it was very time consuming so I shut down shop eventually. Ah, the good ol' days. Well, I'm not here to announce a shop re-opening or anything like that, but I am here to announce that I finally hung the original piece in my new house! Hallelujah for getting art on my walls almost a year after moving in. I hemmed and hawed for months … [Read more...]

When you can’t replace carpet, at least shampoo it

Yes, we are talking about carpet today! SUPER EXCITING TOPIC! ha When we moved in, we replaced all the really gross carpet in the basement. We chose not to replace the carpet in the rest of the house because a) it's really expensive, and b) we want to rip most of it out eventually and extend the hardwood floors. It seemed like a waste of money to put in all new carpet only to rip it out in the future. Unfortunately, the carpet throughout the house is pretty old and dingy looking. Check out these gross spots. Some where here when we moved in, others my children have … [Read more...]

How to clean baked-on film off a glass cooktop

When we moved into our new (to us) house in Colorado, the glass cooktop had this gross baked-on film around each burner. After lots of elbow grease, trying every cleaning product under the sun, and some unconventional techniques, I finally figured out how to get all that gross film cleaned up. Watch the following video to learn now to clean a glass cooktop! https://youtu.be/mwu3BHMsRHo … [Read more...]

Get rid of that ugly cord hanging from your attic stairs

(I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.) I'm back today to share an easy update to an annoying problem. Do you have attic stairs that have a standard pull cord dangling down? They are just not attractive! Here's a great and easy tutorial to update those attic stairs and get rid of the … [Read more...]

Easier way to install wall hooks

We recently updated our daughter's bathroom (which also doubles as the guest bathroom) with some beadboard and a row of hooks. Now there are plenty of spots to hang all the beach towels that end up all over the floor each summer. Today I want to show you how to easily install hooks. This tip can be used when hanging anything on your wall - nails, screws, anchors, hooks, etc. Start by using pieces of painters tape to eyeball where you want your hooks. You don't need to measure quite yet. This just helps you get an idea for how many hooks you want and how far apart you want them. … [Read more...]