3 projects; 1 post. Tackling the foyer.

Would you believe me if I said I checked off THREE more projects from my to-do list?! Well, guess what? I did. For realz. I have now checked Projects 17, 18, and 22 off my list. What? Oh, you want to know what those projects are?! Okay, sure I'll elaborate. I have finished: Project 17: Replace light fixture in foyer. Project 18: Finish painting foyer. Project 22: Replace light bulb on front porch. Project 22 is a no-brainer so I don't have any "after" pictures for you. But Projects 17 & 18 were quite the ordeal, so I've got loads of photos of the process to … [Read more...]

ORB candlesticks

FINALLY!! I've used the beloved ORB again! (Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint by Rustolium) I have this space, kinda like a window I guess, in between the dining room (the ugly gold & purple walls that you see) and the entry way. Isn't my little Kinsey just such a cutie-patootie? Anyway, I gathered up several candlesticks I had around the house to display in this open space. I've got cream candles to go on top but for the holidays I bought some silver ones at IKEA. They totally clash though - especially with the silver candles on top. So I went back to my roots, … [Read more...]

make your own storage boxes

Many of you know I just moved into my house. And with a new move comes lots of additional expenses including all the accessories you need just to get settled - drawers, baskets, organizers, etc. I've waaay over spent lately on trying to get this house livable (and not even decorated!). I wanted some open storage boxes for the shelves in my garage but I just am sick of spending money! So I improvised. And I'm happy to say that I'm actually quite happy with the outcome and plan on making at least 4 more storage boxes. What do you end up with that's free when you move and … [Read more...]

New life for an old shelf

So... I got a new shelf. So cute, right?! I know!! I got it at a certain over-priced thrift store that I'm refusing to name anymore because I think they are way too overpriced considering all their stuff is DONATED to begin with. So I'm not giving them any more props on my site until they stop charging premium prices for crap people didn't want anymore and gave to them... So I got this shelf for $14.99 at previously un-named thrift store. However, it originally came from The Great Indoors for $39.99, so I suppose I got a decent deal. I'm sure I would have paid like $5 … [Read more...]

How to make a Cupcake Stand / Decor Pedestal

*edited to add: If you make this cute stand, don't put food directly on it. The spray paint used isn't approved food-safe paint. Only put cupcakes in liners on it or use a little paper doily before setting food on it. I prefer to use this cute stand to hold decor items on my bookshelf.* I had this great idea to make a stand for a glass dome I recently purchased. I started the stand using dollar store stuff, but mid project I found something better for my glass dome. Now my new dollar store stand has found an even better home! Call 9-1-1 'cause there's a fire in the … [Read more...]

ORB to the rescue. Again.

This adorable little two-drawer wooden box came from Goodwill. Goodwill?! Don't act too surprised peeps. U know how I feel about thrift stores... Love them :D In case this looks familiar to you, I originally blogged about this in my Keepin' Myself Busy post. First things first - clean any item before you paint it! See that sticky stuff on top of the box? That's where the Goodwill price tag was. Cue in the Goo Gone. Goo Gone removes any sticky residue left from price tags, etc. I also used a damp rag to wipe it off. Now I'm ready to paint! One last before … [Read more...]

Trash Stand

Okay, peeps, I have to warn you up front that it's late, and I'm in a mood. I'm sure you have noticed I'm a *tad* sarcastic on occasion... well, tonight it's srsly off the hook. With that being said, this next project is totally dope. I'm sure you are scratching your head with the title. It is not a typo! I took trash - before I threw it in the garbage - I am not a total sick-o, yuck! - and glued it all together with Monkey Glue... and then a Stand was born. So picture the candlestick I cut apart the other day (Are you picturing it?) Now picture that adorable fabulous cloche I made … [Read more...]