This floral map painted pumpkin is easy to make, and so much more colorful and fun than your average jack-o-lantern. I love Autumn, but I don’t love orange. It’s a dilemma I face every year when I want to decorate for Fall and I’m left with neutrals if I don’t want orange and browns. (Nuthin’ wrong with orange and browns. They just don’t quite fit my home decor.) I’ve stocked up on several white, cream, and tan colored pumpkins and assorted Fall decor over the years, which I love. But this year I thought it was time to try something different. I love color, and I always want more of… Keep Reading
This rusty fall leaves palette brings together several warm shades of red-brown, for a cozy start to Autumn.
How to make custom art out of cheap frames to showcase your family’s personality in your home. No artistic ability necessary!
Finally – everything I know about painting cabinets, condensed into one place. And it all applies to painting furniture too! Painting your cabinets, especially a whole kitchen full of cabinets, can be a daunting prospect. As with most things in life, there’s no one “right” way to do it, but there sure are lots of wrong ways! If you’re thinking of painting cabinets or furniture, and aren’t quite sure how to do it well (so you only have to do it once!) then you’ve come to the right place. I’ll show you what supplies you need based on the type of material you’re painting, which method works best for busy… Keep Reading
See the complete transformation of our latest flip house, from rundown boarded up bungalow to super cute family home, in this craftsman makeover reveal! Flipping houses is never easy, but completely remodeling a house in the midst of a stay-at-home health crisis adds a whole ‘nother level of challenge to the process! When we first decided to take on this sad little ex-rental house, it needed everything. Inside and out. No problem, we thought, this is what we do. So we jumped in and started making plans and budgets. Then the world changed, and everything got harder, and we had to learn to make constant adjustments along the way. But… Keep Reading
I’ve decided this summer should be the summer of family organization. First Up: Meal Planning I usually keep track of meals, grocery lists, and weekly reminders on the giant chalkboard in my breakfast nook, but since it’s a little difficult to share a whole chalkboard for you to use, I decided to create a one-page printable meal planner. I don’t know about you but my family is going a little stir-crazy. It’s only the beginning of summer, but we’ve already all been home together for three months, thanks to the pandemic, and our state’s strict stay-at-home orders. Not usually one to over-organize, I’ve realized that this is the time to… Keep Reading
It’s easier than you might think to fix sliding closet doors and give them a professional paint job, for an entirely new look and function. When we moved into this house, I didn’t love the sliding closet doors in the bedrooms. Until I realized I could use this valuable real estate to help me get organized! Closet doors are a necessary evil. They may be better than having to look at the messy innards of your closets, but usually not by much. When I turned my closet doors in my office into giant chalkboards, I started seeing them not as a curse, but as a blessing to my creativity and… Keep Reading
This Cleft Rock Palette makes unlikely friends of orange, blue and green, balanced with a neutral tan. It all started from a small hike, and grew into some big thoughts. Recently we’ve been doing a lot of walking and hiking in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. If you’re not from around here, the Sandia Mountains are part of the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains. Which means they’re very rocky. My kids love to climb on top of all the boulders, and the dog likes to think he can keep up with them. (We usually end up carrying him most of the way home.) The last time we were… Keep Reading
How to hang mirrors on a tile backsplash and drill through tile safely. Here are the best ways to hang heavy objects like mirrors or shelves on a tile wall, including a bonus renter-friendly option.
How to install cabinet hardware the right way so you don’t mess up the lovely finish on your new cabinets. You’re standing in front of your brand new or freshly painted cabinets. You know you want gorgeous drawer pulls and cabinet knobs to complete the look, but there’s only one thing standing in the way… Installation. If you’re going to get those fabulous pulls onto your cabinets, you’re going to need to drill holes in them. But they’re so pristine, so beautiful, so unblemished. Just the thought of putting holes in that unmarred surface gives you second thoughts and you start wondering if you really need hardware at all. But… Keep Reading