DIY Painted Outdoor Rug

After spending way too much time looking for a I rug that I liked (not even one out of my price range), I decided to take matters into my own hands and create something I would like…and for a fraction of the cost. I started by purchasing a plain dark grey outdoor rug (through Amazon, […]

Tom’s Room Makeover: Transforming the Garage into a Music Room & Hangout

We have this pretty cool space in our garage. Fortunately it’s up in the rafters so it doesn’t take up any square footage (floor space) in the garage. When we moved in, the space was set up like a workshop. It had a big oversized work bench and shop lighting. Although functional (electricity, heat, running […]

DIY Serving Tray in 20 Minutes

I needed a serving tray, pronto! I typically gravitate toward the rustic, farm house sorta style so I started rummaging through my garage for scrap wood [scrap wood = FREE!!!]. I found this piece and it was a pretty decent size, it fit a coffee cup and a few other little things…so hey, I figured […]

How to Texture Drywall Yourself

The house we currently live in used to be a duplex. Over the past 4 yrs we’ve turned it back into it’s original 1904 single family shape.  This meant adding some walls back where they used to be. Because of this, we had a lot of drywall to finish up and almost everything upstairs needed […]

Holly’s Kitchen Makeover: Rustic Sign

I’ve been loving rustic signs! …I wanted one really bad! Note: The paint and Varathane used for this sign were provided by Rust-Oleum but all opinions are my own. PROGRESS: To date, we’ve painted the walls, added trim to the window, completed a countertop transformation, added a tile backsplash, painted the cabinet knobs, installed a […]

Holly’s Kitchen Makeover: Cabinet Knobs

You’ve been hearing me complain about my kitchen and express my excitement for the kitchen makeover. The picture above is what I began with. As with most projects; as you make one eye-sore look better you start seeing new eye-sores. PROGRESS: To date, we’ve painted the walls, completed a countertop transformation, and added a tile […]

Holly’s Kitchen Makeover: Adding a Backsplash {and tips for the first time tiler}

We’ve been doing a kitchen makeover [I’m ecstatic, because I REALLY didn’t like my kitchen]! Here’s what it looked like BEFORE [above]; this is after a new window and after tearing off the old backsplash (which was the same material as the countertop). PROGRESS: To date; we’ve painted walls, installed new window, built a frame […]

Holly’s Kitchen Makeover: Countertops

Note: The Countertop Transformation Kit used for this makeover was provided by Rust-Oleum but all opinions are my own. Our countertops were ugly. And, to make it worse, they were made from the same Laminate that was in my parents house when I was growing up (so I know how old they were!) and apparently […]

How To Make Junk Cool: Upcycled Coat Rack

With all the projects I have been making for the shop, Holly and I thought it would be fun to host a couple series in 2017. One being “How to Make Junk Cool” and the other “Before and Afters”. With dresser makeovers and chair upholstering, a tutorial seems redundant and unnecessary, but it’s still fun […]

Dining Room Light Fixture Makeover {Stripping Down}

What do you do when you are on a tight budget but the light fixture (as-is) is just not cutting it? You start stripping it down… I’ve been looking for a good “before” picture of this light fixture; and I think this [picture above] is the best I’ve got (taken mid way through the Dining […]