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
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
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
Control your remodel budget or it will control you! Take back your power over your money with my free downloadable bathroom remodel budgeting worksheet. Why You Need a Remodel Budget Sticker shock. It comes with most large purchases, and takes some of the fun out of your new toy, car, or well, bathroom. If you’re planning a large purchase it’s wise to have a budget in mind before you talk to a salesperson because their job is to increase your budget. And if you don’t have one to start with, the sky’s the limit. If your purchase involves several smaller parts, such as a remodeling project that stretches out for… Keep Reading
I’m all about simplifying the holidays this year, and today I’ve got a double dose of holiday hacks to make your Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other holiday dinner warm, welcoming, and less hassle for the host! My mom loves to entertain guests and over the years she has taught me everything I know about entertaining as an art form and the gift of hospitality. Today I’d like to pass on some of her wisdom, mostly so I don’t forget to teach my own children someday. How to Set a Simple Elegant Table Before I get into the larger subject of entertaining, let’s start with a smaller piece of the pie… Keep Reading
What do you do if you want to paint your kitchen cabinets, but they’re not real wood? Using the right method, you can paint right over those laminate cabinets, or any other kind of laminate furniture that needs a color update! This is a post that has been almost three years in the making, and boy is it a relief to finally get it out! When I published my original tutorial on the best way to paint kitchen cabinets (without sanding!), I got a barrage of questions like “Does this method work on laminate cabinets?” Or “My cabinets are melamine, will this work?” The short answer is yes, with one… Keep Reading
This DIY gold hex stencil project is an easy, cheap and on-trend way to give your backsplash, or really any space, a quick makeover. I had so much fun making over my camper for last month’s $100 Room Challenge, but the time flew by so fast I’m just now getting around to writing a proper tutorial for this fun backsplash project. Attempt #1: Removable Wallpaper When I started my camper makeover, I had big plans to redo the kitchen backsplash area with removable wallpaper. I was inspired by this wallpaper project from Amy at Delineate Your Dwelling. But when I went to try it myself, it turned into a big… Keep Reading
I love the satisfaction of a completed project! This little camper gave me a run for my money, but she’s finally ready for her big reveal. The Big Reveal of our Little Camper Makeover Y’all know I’m a big fan of the $100 Room Challenge because it gives me a deadline. Without that deadline, I’m sure I’d still be wallowing around in the beginning stages of this project, because there was just. so. much. And without the $100 budget, there’s no telling what I could have spent turning this little diamond-in-the-rough into a polished gem. So thank you Erin, of Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry, for being the inspiration, motivation, and… Keep Reading