• DIY Furniture

    Refinished Antique Bar Cart

    I absolutely love when people reach out to me and ask me to help refinish one of their old pieces. More often than not, this means I get to work with different types of pieces than I normally buy, I get to pick colors or finishes that I don’t typically use, and best of all, I get to share my love of projects with the people I’m helping. What We Started With My friend came to me this past weekend and asked if I could help her refinish her antique bar cart from the 1950s that she recently purchased off Marketplace, and of course, my answer was “Heck yes!” Other…

  • DIY Crafts

    DIY Wood Bead Tassel Garland

    So, I don’t know about you all, but easy crafts are my all time favorite! Especially when it’s something that cost a fortune to buy, and only a fraction to make. Today I’m sharing my DIY Wooden Bead Tassel Garland. This project only took about 30 minutes and $12 to make. After a quick trip to Michael’s, one of my best gal pals and I sat down at my kitchen table and had so much fun making this easy craft. This is a great project to bring to your next craft night, do as you’re watching Bachelor on Monday evening with a glass of wine, create as a mommy daughter…

  • DIY Wedding

    Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes

    So, wedding plan has been fun and all, but holy moly! No one told me there are SO many details to plan. Honestly, it gets a little overwhelming, because Pinterest is filled with tens of thousands amazing and beautiful ideas for flowers, decor, and wedding hairstyles. I’ve found myself loving all of them, and I’ve had a hard time focusing and finding a clear direction and style to go in. However, I did find one area the internet is lacking ideas in: affordable, cute, unique, and practical bridesmaid proposal boxes. I know I’m asking for a lot here, but I have nine bridesmaids, many of which have already been bridesmaids…

  • DIY Furniture

    DIY Kitchen Island

    So, let’s talk kitchen island! Kitchen islands are the focal point in a kitchen. I feel like every time I see a picture of a kitchen on Pinterest or Instagram my eyes are instantly drawn to the kitchen island. Typically they have detailed wood work on the base, or eye catching counter tops, or beautiful pendant lights hanging above. The kitchen island is also typically a gathering place in a home, whether it’s talking to mom as she finishes up dinner, harboring appetizers and good conversations at a friendly get together, or even collecting all the goodies from the latest grocery trip. Islands are the multi-functional must have in a…

  • DIY Crafts

    How to Create Beautifully Wrapped Gifts

    I think it’s easy to say that presents are my favorite part about Christmas! I love giving them to my family and friends, and I equally love wrapping them. I used to help my mom wrap them every Christmas. Then, in about the second grade she got smart and realized I would do them all for her. Since then, I’ve been deemed the presenter wrapper in the family. Today I’ve gathered all my tips and tricks to create beautifully wrapped presents that are budget friendly, as well as quick and easy. With the right tools, it is super easy to create presents that are equally as amazing as the gift…

  • DIY Crafts,  Drinks

    DIY Simple Syrup Gifts

    Happy Monday friends! I hope you are all having  a relaxing, cozy, and warm Christmas season so far. I don’t know about you, but between the cold temperatures, cloudy skies, Hallmark Christmas movies, and the twinkly lights on my tree, I do not want to get off my couch, and much less do I want to think about the list of to dos and present buying I have to complete in the next few weeks. However, there is one thing I have crossed off my checklist: DIY gifts for family, friends or coworkers! Every year I love to make a little something for the people that are important to me.…

  • DIY Home Decor

    DIY White Chippy Shelves

    If I have one word of advice on home project DIYs, it’s make your own shelves! Shelves are surprisingly expensive once you start looking, especially for something that is trendy, sturdy, and has real quality. Making your own shelves costs a fraction of the price, and they are so simple to make! You also have a huge range of customization options if you DIY them. There are a ton of wooden and metal corbels online to choose from, and you can add any type and size of wood to the top, in any paint or stain color you choose. Since I already have so much wood in my house, I…

  • DIY Furniture

    Refinished Painted Nightstand

    Raise your hand if you’re guilty of having an exact idea of what you want for a furniture piece, just to find it and decide never mind. I don’t want to spend that much. Or, raise your hand if you’re guilty of spending hours upon hours searching every website known to man only to find nothing that you like. This is me about 95% of the time, which is why I love DIYing my own refinished furniture. It’s really easy once you get past the I can’ts and I don’t knows, and that’s where I come in to help! 1. Pick your Piece of Furniture So, first things first. You…

  • DIY Crafts

    DIY Holiday Garland

    I’m so excited to share my holiday garland with you all today! I love decor that can double for multiple seasons or holidays. Not only is it cost effective, but since the holidays come and go so quickly, I like to be able to have my decorations out for a little longer. This garland makes a big statement, but is secretly inexpensive and incredibly easy to make. It’s a win win! As soon as I saw the Hearth and Hand Eucalyptus Pinecone Garland at Target, I knew it needed to come home with me! Decorate for Thanksgiving or Christmas, change out the saying, and this garland fits perfectly into both…

  • DIY Home Decor

    DIY Blanket Ladder with Copper Rungs

    I’ve been wanting a blanket ladder for SO long, but was unwilling to pay $40+ for a wooden ladder, knowing I could make one for under $20. I finally got around to it this month! I’m so pleased with the results and can’t wait to share my $20 blanket ladder with you, but first, I want to share a few lessons I learned from completing this project. One: Take the time to do things the right way and don’t use wood that is slightly bowed… It simply won’t work and you will end up with a crooked ladder. I was so impatient to get this ladder done, that I settled…