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

How to mix Paint Minerals

How to mix Paint Minerals Chalk Paint

I wanted to share with you a quick tutorial on how to mix Paint Minerals™ into your own Chalk Style Paint. First, what is Paint Minerals™? Well, if you are not familiar with it, Paint Minerals™ is a non-toxic blend of plant and mineral ingredients that will turn ordinary latex paint into decorator-style paints. You can read more about it here. Paint ...continue reading

How to Paint Stripes

How To Paint Perfect Stripes pv

I've been asked a few times How to Paint Stripes on furniture. So today, I'd like to share my painting technique for crisp lines with you guys! Please note: this is my technique for painting stripes on smooth surfaces, like furniture. I have a different technique for painting stripes on textured walls. First, you'll want to figure out your color scheme ...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

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