The thrifted shelf

Hi guys! {Squeal} I am so excited to finally be back here with you again. As I said in my last post, we have had a rough go around here with lots of illness. In the end, all 4 of us have now been sicker than a dawg, but fortunately the kids are well now, and Ben and I are on the upswing. I went to the doctor today because I have horrible congestion in my chest, and she said I have bronchitis. She said I have it so bad that it sounds like tuberculous. Yikes. I should be just fine now though because she sent me home with some meds that should kick this bronchitis crap to the curb. … [Read more...]

Ombre Mirrors Tutorial {pink & orange}

I am so so so so so excited to share this next project with you! Did I mention I am really excited? Ahem. Now that we've got that cleared up... I've been working on my 8 year old daughter's room for oh um, like, forever. In January of this year I hung some shelves in her room and drug in an extra sofa table I had. Since then I've done tons of other stuff to her room, but nothing to this little dressing area. Until today. Dun, dun, dun. I want her to have an area where she can sit down and have a little table/desk area for all her primping. This child loves to … [Read more...]

Everything I know about Goodwill

I don't consider myself a goodwill expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I do shop there frequently enough to have learned a few tricks of the trade. Of course, this is all based on my own personal experience with the Goodwills in my area. Your Goodwill may operate a little differently. If you browse Goodwill frequently you can actually find some pretty great stuff there. You have to be persistent though and hit the store often. Also, all Goodwills are NOT created equal. Shop all the Goodwills in your area until you learn which ones are better and which ones to avoid. Some … [Read more...]

Against better judgement, I’m showing you my Bedroom

I seriously scored the best deal at Goodwill last week. I really want to show you!! But that would involve showing you my Master Bedroom. Trust me, there's a reason I've been too mortified to show you this room. Oh hell, let's just get it over with, shall we? Here's my horribly embarrassing, hideous, and completely undecorated Master Bedroom. See? I told you I had a good reason for avoiding sharing this room at all costs with you. There are so many things wrong with this room that it's easier to point out what's right. Which is pretty much the... um... er... is there … [Read more...]

How to recover a lamp shade

Last October I found these brand new lamps from Target over at my favorite Goodwill. I've been using them as-is, but the reason Target donated them to the GW in the first place is because their shades are all dented and dinged up. Plus, let's just be honest here. This teal is not cutting it in my family room. I've been using the lamp on the {ugly} desk in my family room, and the teal is making my favorite art look bad (as is the desk and chair, but I digress). However, I have no intention in purchasing a new shade for a lamp I bought at GW in the first place, so I … [Read more...]

Tweekin the office with a new {Free} hand-made cork board

Hi Friends! First off, thanks for voting for Lindsay. I have THE BEST readers. Srsly. You guys are amazing. I've been hanging moulding I'm so excited to show you, but I'm going to keep you in suspense just a little longer; mainly because I'm too lazy to unload the camera at the moment. Bawahahaha. I swear though, a serious moulding post in coming. I pinkie swear. My office is a train wreck. It really needs an entire overhaul. Last time I showed you, it looked like this: I've since moved the shelf on the desk to the top of the file cabinet. I'm in no … [Read more...]

Because everyhing is cuter glued to a candle stand.

I was at my parent's house a few weeks ago and saw this cute little wooden bowl sitting in my 10 year old sister's room. It's from CVS and came with some type of gift pack. As I was looking at it I thought it would be just darling on a pedestal. I found a candle stand from the dollar store and glued it to the bottom of the wooden bowl with some Gorilla Glue. The next day I was at Target and found this even cuter candle stand on Clearance. I knew it would be so much cuter on this bowl than the dollar store one. So I pried the first candle stand off with a putty … [Read more...]