Wax or Polycrylic over chalk paint?

wax or polycrylic over chalk paint

Wax or Polycrylic over chalk paint? All your questions about using wax vs. polycrylic over chalk paint answered! The response has been overwhelming to my post on using wax or polycrylic over chalk paint (you can read the original post here: To Wax or Not to Wax?) So, I decided to post an update with answers to your most frequently asked questions on ...continue reading

DIY Wood Mantel

fireplace mantel

With fall decorating well underway, I know I'm falling way behind this year. I see all the gorgeous fall decor ideas on Pinterest and Facebook. I'm loving the white pumpkins, burlap wreaths and all the autumn colors! So with one of my favorite seasons passing by, why am I on the late train?? 4 inches. That's my excuse. 4 measly inches. The depth of ...continue reading

Not So DIY Chalk Paint Recipe

No Sanding No Priming

Hello Friends! Today, I'd like to share with you a (not so) DIY Chalk Paint Recipe, using a product I have been testing. I know you guys have heard all the hype about the miraculous Chalk Paint, and many of you are devoted fans. But for those who haven't, Chalk Paint is a beautiful velvety, matte finish paint for furniture that requires NO sanding, priming, ...continue reading

Engineer Print Chest

Engineer Print Chest

So you all have heard of Engineer Prints, right?? Well, if not, get ready... because Engineer Prints are going to be life changing, literally! ...well, maybe just for me. I have so many ideas swirling around in my head. But today I wanted to share with you the Engineer Print Chest I made for my mom for Mother's Day! This is so exciting! So, first off, ...continue reading

Painted Ceiling Tiles

Painted Vintage Ceiling Tin Tiles

So I have been wanting to replace the focal point over my head board with Painted Ceiling Tiles, for a couple of years now. I had 3 framed canvas's that I painted over five years ago, and I was ready for a refresh! So, I found some Ceiling Tiles at Ross last year, but they were soooo ugly!!! While I loved the size and the scale of them, I just couldn't ...continue reading

Furniture Painting Workshops

Furniture Painting Workshops

Furniture Painting Workshops - Coming Soon! I am so thrilled to share with you an exciting update!!! I can't hold it in any longer!!! I will be forming a series of Furniture Painting Workshops! Learn how to revamp your old furniture in a fun, relaxed, and inspiring atmosphere. These will be hands-on furniture painting workshops, where you will have the ...continue reading

DIY Kids Workbench

DIY Kids Workbench

For my sons 5th birthday, I decided to try my hand at a DIY Kids Workbench. I've seen them all over Pinterest and it seemed like an easy project, IF you can find a good base to start from. I have seen nightstands and wooden storage shelving be especially effective! Like this bedside table repurposed into a toy tool workbench by Giggleberry ...continue reading

DIY Hard Water Stain Remover


I am so over this cold weather and ready for Spring! I even started my Spring Cleaning early!! I wanted to share this DIY HARD WATER STAIN REMOVER solution I used and the amazing results! I think I have the hardest water in California! We live in an area where our water is supplied by a Mutual Stock Water Company. The water is supposed to be pretty ...continue reading

DIY Wall Art

DIY Wall Art

DIY Wall Art for under $8.00! Recently, I needed some cheap wall decor for a Home Staging project I was working on. I headed over to JoAnn's and picked up two 16" x 20"  blank canvases that were on sale for 40% off. I was inspired by Ryann at DIY With My Guy's Birds of a Feather post. Her project was seriously more romantic (read the details here); its ...continue reading