DIY upholstery project on a used settee... This is a DIY upholstery project that I really love. It was one of our very first. "hot & settee" OK, maybe not so "hot", but definitely a "settee". More like cold. Cold and blue. "Blue" because, well he's blue, and also as in "someone help a fella out, I'm down in the dumps (literally)" blue. To me, there's no better feeling than helping something injured or downtrodden. I'm a physical therapist. And while I have not touched a patient since ... Read More about Hot and “Settee” – DIY upholstery of a craigslist settee.
how to make a BEAUTIFUL DIY living room ... Sometimes, you can work really hard on a space, and in the end, the result still feels a little "ho-hum". That's reality, but it's still the worst. Ever happen to you? Here's one place it happened to us. Our DIY living room. A couple years ago, we purchased an adorable 1950's cape cod home. It had so much personality and potential. Before we bought, this was the living room. *This post contains affiliate links. ... Read More about Room and Bored. Our DIY Living Room Story and Reveal.
A four poster bed DIY chalk paint makeover... Let's talk about DIY chalk paint. But first, I gotta tell you a crazy story... The other day, while driving home, I passed a hitchhiker on the roadside. This forlorn fellow was clearly down on his luck. It was one of those moments when you think, "Gosh, is there something I can do to help?" That's when I hear my wise mother's voice in my ear... "Don't you dare think about stopping the car, Heather!" As my mother would undoubtedly tell ... Read More about Thoughts on Hitchhiking (A DIY Chalk Paint Trash to Treasure Tale)
A DIY Grooms Cake with Bourbon, Whiskey, and Cigars... Lots of people have a groom's cake at their wedding. But I guarantee, this groom's cake idea is one you probably have never seen. And if you decide to go this route, it's one that I'm betting your guests will never forget! How do I know? Ours haven't almost 20 years later! So check out this bourbon, whiskey and cigar-adorned groom's cake and consider adding the idea to your own wedding day for a one-of-a-kind wedding detail they'll ... Read More about Let Them Drink Cake! A Unique (and DIY) Grooms Cake Idea.
Pink isn't the only option for a girl's bedroom. A yellow bedroom is a beautiful option as well... Kids' bedrooms are so fun to decorate. I had so much fun with this one...it's our daughter's yellow bedroom. The cape cod home we bought had been on and off the market for well over a year before we stumbled on it. When I walked into the house, I immediately knew it was "the one". My husband was completely underwhelmed (but luckily is game for just about anything). Our realtor ... Read More about How we Killed the Smurf. AKA A Girl’s Bedroom Makeover.