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...]

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...]

How to replace TOMS (or any shoes) insoles

Well hey my friends! I hope you all had a fantabulous extended weekend. My daughter is obsessed with shoes (who isn't, am I right?!). She has been rockin' a pair of blue glitter TOMS for half a year now, and they have definitely seen better days. The shoes themselves are still in wearable condition, but the leather insoles? Um, no. Not only are they crunchy and disgusting, they S-T-I-N-K to high heaven. Leather and sweaty feet make for some disgusting aroma. Here she is wearing her TOMS last summer. TOMS are definitely not on the Wal-mart-cheap end, so I want her to be … [Read more...]

What everyone should know about Painting Perfect Lines

Have you tried to paint perfect lines on your wall only to end up with a disaster? Do you get frustrated when you try to paint two different colors and you can't get your corners to look straight? Interior Designers are NOT the only people on this planet that can paint stripes on a wall that look like (and probably cost!) a million bucks! Follow this super easy step-by-step tutorial and you can have million dollar walls as well. The line where two colors meet can be the most stressful part of painting. Here's an easy step-by-step tutorial on how to make those crisp perfect … [Read more...]

numbered wheat grass decor tins

Anyone remember these hideous things from last month? (I've got nothing against America, just these awful containers.) They had this gritty texture on them similar to sand paper. After about 2 seconds of scraping I figured out if I soaked them the gunk came off quicker. (Ewww - look how gross they made the water...) After I got all the yuck off them I washed them and let them dry. Now the fun begins!! Spray paint! Two coats of Flat black followed by a coat of Oil Rubbed Bronze. Yes, that is a vinyl sticker (you guys are just too sharp, aren't you?!)! If … [Read more...]