Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Setting Up Shop

What tools do I really need if I’m just getting started do-it-myself-ing?

I’ve been there. It can be very overwhelming, especially if you - like me - are entirely out of your element when you hear your DIY calling. I was lucky that the mister already had a decent power tool collection for me to use when I started, but his list of essentials would definitely differ from mine. Let's just say I have yet to use that tile cutter...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

It Made My Week...

It was a good week.

I'm heading into Saturday with a smile on my face, and I hope you are too! I thought I would share a few things that made me grin this week, hopefully they will send one your way...

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Scrap Lumber Project - A Rustic Shelf

I tackled a little project last week that has made such a big impact, it's a little silly. It's just another little step toward making a house that is much more "us".

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Home That Makes Sense... TO YOU!

Do you follow the rules?

The rules of the home - you know what they are. Trash bags under the kitchen sink. Computer at a desk, with the printer next to it. Coffee table in front of the couch, and end tables on either side. Scarves and hats in the coat closet.

When the Mister and I got married, I was careful to follow those rules. After all, having your toaster on the counter next to the microwave is very important. It's what grown-ups do... until that takes up space where my coffee maker could be. That's where the revelation happened (how appropriate that it should come from coffee?).

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

DIY Book Page Bunting

Hey remember that cute little DIY blog called Lovely Weeds? What happened to that girl who loves rusty stuff and old wood?

She had a baby!

And fell off the face of the earth for a while.

But look at this face...

Worth taking a break for, wouldn't you say?

But now I'm back to work! During the last month of my pregnancy, what I affectionately call the water buffalo stage, my head was swimming with project ideas. Projects for the house, for the shop, for the nursery, and for fun. I've got a want-to-do list a mile long, and I'm so excited to share things as I cross them off.

First up, a little nursery craft project.

You saw my first (and biggest!) nursery project when I shared baby girl's chalk paint dresser/changing table, and another sneak peak with my DIY mercury glass finish on plain vases. Since then, I finished a little reading nook project for the nursery, and I am a little bit in love.

I'm not sure why I was inspired by Peter Pan for the nursery. The adorable quotes? The chance to use vintage clocks? It captured me one day and I couldn't shake the idea. There is something so whimsical and sweet about the story. Hold on to innocence for as long as possible... and while you're at it, never stop believing. I couldn't think of a better message to surround my baby girl with.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DIY Faux Mercury Glass

I've been in a metal, silver, chrome, galvanized, nickel, kind of place lately. 

Does that ever happen to you? A color or material speaks to you and suddenly you want it everywhere. I've gone through woven basket and wooden crate phases, but lately everything from crusty old buckets and old wash bins to silver plated frames have caught my fancy. When picking accessories for our baby girl's nursery, I knew we needed some accessories that were nice and shiny, but with limited options I decided to make my own!