Did you know we built our own farmhouse dining table? We did along with with several other items like beds, daybed and a console table (our boys’ bunks were built by friends of ours using the the same resource). But how did we know how to go about it? All the wood pieces, what size… Read More Build Your Own Furniture?! Yes You Can!
Now that this amazing challenge is 3/4 of the way through, I’ve just been having so much fun with the whole experience. A big shout out to Linda at Calling It Home for hosting this incredible event and for inviting peeps like me to participate. If this is your first visit you can catch up… Read More ORC #4 A Metallic Effects Gem Floor!!
We’re at the halfway point of the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling it Home! As a quick recap, I shared the first week which was my design for the Mom’s Oasis here and then last week I talked about how my design came together and the paint colors I chose here. This week I am… Read More ORC Week 3: Weathered Wood Ceiling and Chandy!
Week 2 of the fantastically awesome One Room Challenge is complete and I’m having so much fun with this project it should be illegal. (If you are interested in what the 20 featured designers are up to you can check them out here!) We’ve been hard at work on this bad boy and I seriously am… Read More ORC Week 2: See ya Carpet, Hello Making Me Blush Pink!
I’m starting a fun new series called “What Would Tina Do?” and it’s going to focus on how I would update/change items around the home, items that you can buy really cheaply and how to think outside the box. First up in this super fun series are some frames that have been bugging me for a… Read More What Would Tina Do? Paint the Ugly Frames!
We have had the Ikea Applaro outdoor sectional and loungers for a few years now and although I LOVE Ikea, the finish on these missed the mark. Let me start with what I love about it. We have several pieces including 2 footstools which makes this a very versatile piece of furniture. Every summer we… Read More Our New “Mint to Be” Ikea Applaro Outdoor Sofa and Fuschia Ikea Loungers!!
Who doesn’t love wood beams? They add character and interest and an architectural element with universal appeal. For those of us not blessed with the real deal in our homes, I found an amazing solution that you can DIY! This has been a 5 year dream of mine. That’s approximately how long we’ve lived in… Read More Faux Wood Beams?? Yes Please!
What do you do when you buy some lovely lamps but the shades are BORING? Well you bust out your paints and get crackin. That’s what I did when I found these beautiful handcarved lamps at Home Goods. I’ve been looking for just the right ones for our family room for quite some time now… Read More Fun, Funky and FREE DIY Lampshades!
I left you all with the last post of the hollow empty spaces that were our kitchen/pantry and bar area. I’ll skip the boring stuff like moving the plumbing from the old island to the window and bar area, electrical changes (adding outlets, moving/adding pendants and adding can lights) and setting up the venting for… Read More Kitchen Installations and What it looks like Finished!
We left off in the last post how I sourced all my materials, saved a ton of money doing it and chose my materials. Today we’re going to talk about the really fun part, demo day!! Hubby and I had never demo’d anything before so we were a bit nervous doing it on our own.… Read More Demo Day!! Kitchen Series Post #3