Welcome Spring with a DIY Wooden Doormat

Today we are sharing this fun DIY Wooden Doormat. This is an easy project that is perfect for spring. I made mine with my son Luke- it’s a great family project to do with kids! Home Depot has been gracious enough to sponsor this project. Do you know that Home Depot offers free workshops to do-it-yourselfers of […]

Amazingly Chippy Dresser with Old Fashioned Milk Paint

Didn’t this dresser turn out amazingly chippy?! The paint used was provided by the Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company, the my high opinions of it are all my own. I really do love milk paint! I know many people who love milk paint and use it regularly, and I always wondered if that would be me….and […]

Coffee Table Turned Ottoman

A couple months ago I was at Habitat when I came across the most ugly bench. I knew, due to it’s size, it had originally been a coffee table. The cushioned table was SUPER sturdy and the cushion was thick and in great shape. So I brought it home for a quick paint and recover. […]

Upholstered Chair Makeover x2

~ Rust-Oleum has provided me with the spray paint and Varathane but all opinions are my own ~ I found these beautiful chairs for $5 each. Pretty fabric? [sarcasm] I’ve REALLY wanted to do some upholstery lately and thought these would be a good project to get started with. I’ve never upholstered anything to this […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from Creatively Living!

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 […]