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

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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 […]

Holly’s Kitchen Makeover: Storyboard

Kitchen Story It’s been nearly 2 years since we purchased our home. I feel like we’ve been doing a great job putting our personal touch (on nearly every square inch) of the house; but now it’s time for the kitchen! Oh, the kitchen is the last big eye sore and I cannot wait! The counter […]

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 […]