Fall Decor Y’all! – Top 5 Tips

It’s finally starting to feel like fall here in RVA! I love when the air gets crisp and you need a light jacket in the mornings and evenings. Everything just feels calmer and happier. People seem to come together and are a little kinder towards each other. I was recently in the mountains of Tennessee […]

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File Cabinet: From Drab to Fab!

I’ve got a fun project for you guys! I don’t know about you but I absolutely hate how boring and drab a file cabinet is. I mean I know they are a necessary part of life, whether you use them for work or to house your important personal documents, but do they have to be […]

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Boho Chic Bathroom on a Budget

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I won’t lie the summer craziness got to me. A never ending list of to-do items, places to go, people to see, etc. I don’t know why but summer is always super crazy for us. Am I the only one?!  I’m actually writing this as I hectically […]

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Boring Basement turned Lodge Man Cave

Boy oh boy this renovation has been a long time coming! Now that it’s finally complete we have been spending all of our time down here (I’m actually writing this post from the man cave). Read on for all the details and pictures of this exciting transformation. I’ve even included some links to my favorite […]

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German Schmear: A Risk Worth Taking

Who remembers the infamous Fixer Upper episode where Chip introduced Joanna, and the world, to the German Schmear technique? In case you were living under a rock and for some reason missed that episode, they were renovating a house for a younger couple who loved the old world charm associated with older character homes. Chip […]

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How to DIY Your Spring Wreath!

Do you ever have those days where you need to be creative or you just might burst?! I know I do! This past weekend was one of those days. The sun was shining, our garden was stocked with fresh flowers, and I was bit by the bug! I’d recently seen several people posting on how […]

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Fusion Paint and Why it’s Better than Chalk and Milk Paint

Upcycling furniture has become all the rage lately. There are so many techniques and methods it’s hard to decide which to go with. If you’ve read my earlier post DIY: Cupboard Upcycled into a Bench, you know that I’ve worked with milk paint previously. This paint has two flaws; it must continuously be mixed, and […]

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DIY: Cupboard Upcycled into a Bench

In this post I’m going to show you how I upcycled an old kitchen cupboard and into a bench-seat. Prep Work: I started by cleaning the cupboard with hot water and Dawn dish soap. It’s important to get any grime and grease off the wood so that the paint will adhere better. I also removed […]

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Chic Spring Home Decor Finds for Less

I don’t know about you but seasonal changes always have me itching to switch things up in my house. As the days grow longer and the weather gets warmer (YAY!), I start craving bright colors and fresh (or faux) flowers. I’ve got a list of some inexpensive spring decor finds to pack a colorful punch […]

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Before & After – a 70s Kitchen Makeover on a Budget

It was time! Finally! Time for me to branch out from doing my own home projects and take a stab at helping someone else achieve their dream space. I knew right away what project I had to complete – my mother in-law’s kitchen! This kitchen was the original with the house (mid 70’s). Saying it was […]

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