Before & After · DIY · things around home

How I Survive DIY Remodeling

If you are one of those in the crazy camp industrious to do DIY home remodeling, you probably know all too well what it is like living in a construction zone. It’s loud, it’s dusty, it’s unsettling, and it seems never ending. There is no easy way around it. It’s not pretty and it can… Continue reading How I Survive DIY Remodeling

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How We Turned Dated Fluorescent Lights to European Charm.

Eight months ago we moved into a home that was about 17-18 years old. It’s not super old, but old enough to need some updating. One of the things that was first on our  list (it’s a long list!) was the kitchen, in particular the lighting. It was fluorescent, big, flickered, buzzed and was dated.… Continue reading How We Turned Dated Fluorescent Lights to European Charm.

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Busy Little Beaver Days and Book Page Posies

Sorry I haven’t posted much lately. I’ve missed you!  But I’ve been a busy little beaver cutting, gluing, sewing, dyeing, and creating all sorts of DIY items for my daughter’s wedding. I hope to share all kinds of projects this summer! In the next couple of days I’ll share a kitchen project we’ve worked on… Continue reading Busy Little Beaver Days and Book Page Posies

DIY · repurpose & renew · things around home

Guest Posting Today!

Happy New Year, dear reader! I think I’m finally caught up {kinda sorta} from the holidays, travel, company, and the mound of laundry an old friend of mine calls, ” Mount Never-Rest!” How about you? Slowly, but surely, I am organizing and directing my heart towards the things around my home, and today I’m guest… Continue reading Guest Posting Today!

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Before and After: DIY Dyed Leather Chair

I shared with you about a week ago that I was giving a few things a facelift, one being a leather chair…my sweetheart’s favorite comfy chair.  The leather on it has faded over the years. You can see the original color of the leather towards the bottom back and sides, the part that wasn’t exposed… Continue reading Before and After: DIY Dyed Leather Chair

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Giving a Couple Things a Facelift

I’ve been busy this week giving some things a facelift…..the front gate and a leather chair. No matter what time of year, it feels so good to freshen things, doesn’t it? The gate when we moved into this house was really dried out. I knew I had to do something before the winter hit. So… Continue reading Giving a Couple Things a Facelift

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Update on Keeping Those Autumn Mums Alive!

It’s been almost a month since I came across this watering tip from, Time with Thea, to help keep my autumn mums alive. I know that doesn’t seem like a very long time, but trust me, it was long enough for me to kill them! I have a thing with keeping plants alive in pots.… Continue reading Update on Keeping Those Autumn Mums Alive!