June 20, 2017

Electrical Wooden Spool DIY Patio Table

Thrifty, easy and cheap are a mainstay concept around here.  As long as it’s cheap and ends up looking cute, I’m all for it.  Take this patio table idea for example.  We had gotten a ton of these (for free) for our wedding three years ago. We kept a couple to use as outdoor tables.  And while leaving them au natural is awesome, I decided to stain the one we wanted to use for our backyard patio. 

June 14, 2017

Farmhouse Kitchen Table


I cannot believe it’s been over two years since my last post. (WTH???) I swear I’ve been meaning to update this blog, it’s just that somehow time got away from me.  I do have some blog post material lined up from those two years… one being some kitchen updates (DIY of course!) and an overall house before and after.   

With the two year MIA stint came some new updates in our lives as well. I can’t wait to share what has been going on, but I will leave that to future posts! In the meantime, I have a cute little table redo to share with you.

Enjoy J



Painted table

March 7, 2015

A Bedroom Update with Closet Curtains

I am STILL in the process of putting the finishing touches on our bedroom.  The last time I had posted about it, I had just added some really cheap window treatments to the windows.  They are holding up really well. You can read about that here...

Easy closet curtains


What I had been fighting with, was what I was going to use for closet doors.  When we moved in we took the doors off the closets because they were weird and bulky. (We actually used those doors for matching his and hers work-space in our garage.)

I've always loved the look of curtains on closets.  So I went with the same curtains I used on the windows.

February 28, 2015

Washi Tape Fridge Frame

I'm horrible with photos.  Especially the school pictures that come home each year.  I'm just not big into having a bunch of framed photos laying all over my house. But I wanted to do something with my daughter's school photos.

So I got a bit creative with washi tape and a piece of drop cloth.


February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Wreath - Tutorial

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  It's 9 degrees (feels like -11) here in Wisconsin :(  A couple of minutes ago it was snowing.  But I'm determined not to let that get in the way of a nice day with my hubby! 

I promised I would share a tutorial on how I made my own Valentine's Day Wreath, so that's what I'm here to do today.  I actually got the idea and instructions for this wreath from Linda @ It All Started With Paint. You can check out her tutorial if you like. It's a bit more detailed. If you want a quick overview....keep reading...