We have been using a wood stove to heat our home for the past few years. Using just electric heat for a house that is approx. 5000 sq. ft can be REALLY expensive (we learned that the first year we moved in) and since my husband owns a tree business, (free wood) using an alternative heat source is the perfect choice for us. My goal this past month was to “play up” the area we have our wood stove installed. Enter, The Big Black Wall.
When we first starting building our home, I always planned to have a grand fireplace made out of stone that covered the majority of this wall. Once we did some research, like this article here, we went with a wood stove instead. I am not going to lie, I was thinking this thing is kinda ugly, and I can’t really decorate it….. priorities right? Read more
Have you ever started a project you knew was doomed from the start? This was one of those types of projects for me. What was supposed to be done in a few days ended up taking two weeks. I wanted black windows, and the DIY gods were not seeing it my way.
Happy fall everyone! Even though the past few weeks have been a little crazy-busy for me, I squeezed time in to make something for fall. I decided to try my hand at marbling. This is a popular trend all over Pinterest, so why not give these easy marbled pumpkins a try?
With July almost here, I thought now would be a good time to share how to make an American flag for your yard. Who knows, maybe you have the materials already and don’t even know it!! Read more
I am here today to share with you the tale of two mirrors, both great makeovers that involved spray paint and stickers.
When the decision was made to paint on the Mort Family’s chair, I needed to create a stencil that was bigger than the norm, so after doing some research, I found a way to make my own stencil using a plastic folder and Photoshop!
If you are new to this blog, you may not know that I will paint just about anything, and that now includes upholstery. Check out my first experience with the Mort Family and a pretty upholstery painted chair. Read more
Continuing with the Mort Family Project, I want to share some quick mini makeovers to some accessories purchased at my local Goodwill.
I found this plastic urn and it originally looked like this..Nice, but not quite right. I used flat black spray paint, which I think made it look more expensive and more like stone than molded plastic. Read more