Sometimes you just need a pop of color. I picked up this folding side table at a yard sale for $5. Pretty good price for outdoor patio furniture, even secondhand. And I’m sure some wood purist is going to cringe and ask, “How could you paint over that natural wood?” And I’ve got an answer. Several, […]

Turn a plain Jane pine chest into a sophisticated coastal styled nightstand with this easy Ikea RAST hack, sponsored by Hickory Hardware.Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are truthful and my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. I love when a project pushes me outside my comfort zone and also gets me […]

We seem to be doing things out of season around here. It’s almost the end of summer, and we’re finally breaking ground on our new backyard patio and pergola. In the front of the house, I’m working on giving the front porch a new look. But it actually makes perfect sense to be working on […]

Looking for a way handmade or homemade way to show your patriotism? Recipes, crafts, DIYs, parties and decorating projects — I’ve shared lots of 4th of July ideas over the years. If you’re looking for creative way to spend the long holiday weekend, why not try one of these easy projects or recipes? Firecracker Patriotic […]

I am the queen of $5 tables. Scuffed up old tables that look like they belonged to someone’s grandma are among my favorite things to buy at yard sales. Since they’re usually in such rough shape, the other shoppers rarely give them a second glance. And the owners just want to get rid of them. […]

Before long, winter will be a memory and planting season will be upon us. So, it seemed like a perfect time to finally share with you the ins and outs and how tos of the DIY potting bench makeover I did last year for the Chic Chateau showhouse. This was such a fun project, to […]

I love the look of antique maritme blueprints, and if I ever achieve my dream of a seaside cottage vacation home, I’ll surely decorate it will vintage nautical decor. Today’s project, which I first shared on the DecoArt blog, brings that look to a seen-better-days yard sale dresser. Thanks to a little paint, chalk, inspiration […]

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Royal Design Studio, but all opinions are honest and my own. This post may include affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here. I have a fun painting project to share with you today that would be perfect for family Christmas photos. I gave a wooden […]

This post is sponsored by DecoArt, but all opinions are truthful and my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. I love the look of crusty, old paint, crazed and crackled with age. But I have never had much success achieving the crack paint finish myself, though I’ve tried numerous crackle mediums through the years […]

In all my trips to the beach, I’ve never found a piece of sea glass. But I have searched and I will continue to do so.. …because I love the idea of beach glass. I love that something once considered trash, like an old jar or bottle, can transform into something beautiful. I love that […]