January 22, 2015

Your Top 5 Furniture Paint FAQS Answered!

Hey ya'll! Before we get started today, just a few things...

First, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your responses to my last post about Cheese. I think I cried for two straight days reading your comments and emails. I feel like you guys knew her, and it was such a joy to have been able to share her with you over the past two years. So, thank you.

January 5, 2015

Top 10 Posts of 2014 (and a bit of sad news).

Hey ya'll! Happy 2015! I hope you all had a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year. 

Our vacation was wonderful (more on that at the end of the post), and I thought that before I shared any new projects or updates on the house, I should take a moment to recap all that happened in 2014. 


December 11, 2014

Keeping It Simple: My 2014 Christmas Decorations

Hey ya'll. So, this year I decided to do something a little different for Christmas. 
I decided to keep it simple.
After a year of renovating the upstairs, and then my questionable decision to immediately embark on the basement renovation, I decided that all I wanted was a quiet, peaceful, relaxing Christmas.
The basement reno is currently waging war on my mental health and looks to be completed in 2045.
So sorry guys.

December 4, 2014

How To Make A Christmas Ornament Wreath

Hey ya'll! So, each year around November, the emails start pouring in with all of the ornament wreaths you guys have made.
And seeing all of your creations always inspires me to make another one. 

So, welcome to my third annual Christmas ornament wreath tutorial. 
It's basically a tradition now.
Can't stop. Won't stop.

November 20, 2014

DIY Ikea Rast Makeover with Weathered Gray Wood Stain


Hey ya'll! 

So, I think I've pinned about 400 Ikea Rast Hacks, but I've never actually done one of my own. Mostly because there's no Ikea anywhere near Knoxville, but also because I love to repurpose thrift store finds (as opposed to tediously assembling furniture).

But, when it came time to furnish the guest bedroom, I decided to check out what this Rast business was all about.