DIY Holiday Gift Wrap

DIY Holiday Gift Wrap

I don't know what's happening this year. I have been in retail for 10 years and have always had a strong immune system, getting maybe 1 cold per year that was not severe and pretty easy to get over. This year, it's not even Christmas and I'm already on my second cold of the season! [...]

DIY Planter Centerpiece

DIY Planter Centerpiece

My first cold of the season...and I am not a happy camper. I hate being sick because it makes me feel so unproductive but I guess it is good for me to just slow down and rest for a while. I took it easy today and threw together this cute little faux planter centerpiece for [...]

DIY Upcycled Frame

DIY Upcycled Frame

As I type this, I am watching Fixer Upper re-runs and the episode where Joanna created a wall sign with the saying "today is a good day for a good day" is on! It's meant to be that I have this sign in my home and post it for you all. I've had this frame in my [...]

DIY Menu Chalkboard

DIY Menu Chalkboard

I finally bought a fiddle leaf fig tree!!!! I have been wanting one of these for SO long but have been nervous to pull the trigger because they are spendy and I have what you would call a black thumb as opposed to a green thumb. Now, I didn't re-pot the plant because as I [...]

DIY Cornhole

DIY Cornhole

I got to spend the day, Saturday, watching one of my good friends say "I do" to her best friend in the most beautiful backyard, DIY, setting. The look and feel of the ceremony and reception couldn't have been more perfect for Jessie & Kyle. This was also the wedding I was making the DIY [...]

DIY Yard Yahtzee

DIY Yard Yahtzee

I am going to have SO much fun with DIY projects over the next couple weeks. One of my girlfriends is getting married in August and is having a gorgeous DIY, shabby chic, backyard wedding complete with giant size lawn games and I get to make them!! This is going to be a multiple post [...]

Wooden Spool Clock

Wooden Spool Clock

Medical websites are my nemesis. About a month ago, I went to the doctor for a spot that appeared on my leg. At my appointment, 3 different doctors looked at my leg, none of them had ever seen anything like it and had no idea what it was. They did some blood work, sent me to [...]

Wire Basket Nightstand

Wire Basket Nightstand

You guys....$42 is all this nightstand cost me to make!! And would you believe, I made it out of a wire hamper basket from Target?? Yep! On top of that...the whole thing took me about 20 minutes 🙂 Feeling pretty good right about now!   I found this wire hamper basket at Target for $24, it [...]

Industrial Pipe Desk

Industrial Pipe Desk

I had so much fun with this project! It was a true DIY, taking some inspiration from Pinterest and creating my own building plans. Most of the pipe desks I've seen are simple straight lines. I wanted a tiny bit more interest so I incorporated the crisscross design in the base of the desk. When [...]

Blanket Ladder

Blanket Ladder

Sometimes you just need to have a lazy unproductive day to keep your sanity. Which is exactly what I did today. I've been a little over-stressed from work lately and finally had a day off with nothing planned and I did exactly that. Nothing. Ok, well not exactly nothing. I did have a morning to [...]

Antique Coffee Table

Antique Coffee Table

My mom refinishes old furniture, which is where I got this DIY bug from. She had an upcoming show and was low on pieces and asked me to shop around some Portland thrift stores to see what I could find. I called her from the Habitat for Humanity Restore to let her know I found [...]

Pillar Candle Chandelier

Pillar Candle Chandelier

We moved into this house and one of the things I loved most was the huge open area off the kitchen where I could create a dining room complete with a farm table for entertaining. The only problem, and something I didn't want to tackle, there was no overhead electrical in the room! Yes, I [...]

Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse Table

Well, that was an awfully long 2 weeks of blog neglect. The holidays and the craziness of my other job certainly got the best of my time. But, I'm coming back with a bang! My DIY farmhouse table!!!! This is BY FAR my favorite DIY and my most proud moment yet. I'm still a bit [...]