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 […]

Creatively Living, Best of 2016

Sometimes I wonder where the time as gone- and feel like I didn’t accomplished anything (you get that way too?). Thank goodness I have this blog to document (some) of the things I do to remind me that I have actually been pretty productive. I’d like to share with you what I think is the […]

A Holiday Dining Room Makeover ~ Room Reveal

The Dining Room Makeover is finally here…it’s been a long time coming (and just in time for the holidays)! The dining room was nearly complete when we decided to begin the Backyard Makeover…which turned the window into a door [and therefore creating more work in the dining room and delaying the reveal]. So lets recap… […]

Large Rustic Star for Under $3 and 15 Minutes!

I’ve been making lots of these large rustic stars for my shop this season. I think they are so fun! …and easy and inexpensive! They would make a great addition to your holiday décor, or a gift for a friend. To start, I took lath from a friend’s kitchen remodel. Now the lath I used […]

DIY Farmhouse Inspired Tablescape {for the holidays}

If you’ve been following me, then you know I like to do as much DIY as I can…and as inexpensive as possible. I have the perfect tablescape for you! ********** It all started with a trip to the fabric store and dollar store… A roll of burlap ribbon, placemats, and doilies [I can’t believe I […]

DIY Wood Slice Table

I’m in love. Since the first time I saw hairpin legs, I have loved them. I didn’t purchase my hairpin legs from Modern Urban Metals, but they display this style nicely in their picture above. ************************* We recently had an overgrown cherry tree removed from our yard. It was huge, branches resting on our roof, […]

DIY Pallet Sign

At my house, you’ll see a trend…we like to incorporate the word “hope” into our decor. Like many projects, I started this project with no specific details in mind; except that I knew I wanted a pallet sign. I had a pallet that I took apart and decided to just start and see what would […]

DIY Hairpin Leg Wooden Bench

I’ve been in love the the hairpin leg tables and benches lately. I finally gave in and ordered some hairpin legs, I just couldn’t resist any longer. To make this bench affordable, I used wood that I had left over from other projects; so my only real expense was the legs. I decided how big […]

Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest with Saltwash – Coastal Inspired Side Tables

Hey all, It’s time for another Fab Flippin’ Furniture™ Contest! The June sponsor is Saltwash™ and the theme is Coastal Inspirations. Disclosure Policy: This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are 100% my own.   I was given Saltwash™ product to complete a project for this contest. photo courtesy of Saltwash™ *********************** I found […]

The Tale of Two Tables {the makeover story of the well loved table}

As mentioned in a previous post, The Tale of Two Tables [a makeover story], I came across TWO nearly identical tables. Table 1: Neglected Table [from park] was in really rough shape, you can see how it turned out here. TABLE 2: Well Loved Table [my online search for chairs]…well, the story went a little […]