Decision Overload – Please Help!

I’m a pretty lucky gal, to come from a family of talented crafters/DIYers/handy people-ers. As a kid, my mom used to sew all of my costumes, no matter what crazy thing I may have asked for. She has reupholstered chairs, sewn pillows, quilts, replaced chair covers, the lady has skills! On a recent trip to …

A Place to Eat, Part Two

I’m back to show you the finished product! To finish the table, rinse and repeat the final steps mentioned in the last post. Apply poly, sand poly. Each time you sand you’ll use a higher grit paper, finishing using at least 300+ plus. It’s a really fine sandpaper used to smooth out the finishes. If …

A Place to Eat

We’ve been in the house for almost three months and still don’t have a dining table. All this time we’ve been enjoying our lovely meals on portable TV trays. While we sit on our brand spanking new sofas. What’s the likelihood we’ve already had a spill or two on them? Lucky for us we have …

Project Fail

What’s that saying? Something something best laid plans something something? Measure twice, cut once? Right. Well you know how it goes. It’s always best to have a plan before you tackle a project. But even if you try to plan for everything, it’s almost a guarantee that something will go wrong. What about when nothing …

Trees, Be Gone!

Part of buying a house is tackling a list of projects. Some are big, some are small, some will cost more and require some savings. Sometimes it’s best to write a list in order to prioritize what projects to tackle first. But sometimes it’s as simple as wiping out whatever is driving you the craziest! …

Pop of Color

Our new Bauhaus sofas came with throw pillows and we were able to pick the fabric from a plethora of patterns and solids. We chose a pattern that incorporated the grey from the sofa and brought in some yellow. But after some time with them, I can’t ignore that they are really, really, not great. …

Let’s Go Shopping

I have a few DIY posts in the pipeline, but it’s always nice to take a break from chores and to-do lists for a little retail therapy, isn’t it? Our living room has some great recessed dome lights, but they are either all on or all off and are pretty bright. We needed a solution …

One Down, One to Go

It’s easy to ignore a room when the door is always shut and you don’t use it often. It’s something that gets moved lower and lower on the to-do list, but usually it’s the type of task that can be completed the quickest. Case in point – our guest bathroom. We painted it our very …

Double, Double

Toil and Trouble! No this post isn’t about one of the many Olsen twin movies It is a post that contains two craft projects though, and just in time for Halloween! It’s as if you went trick or treating without having to¬†trudge¬†around for it, right?! You’re welcome. First up was a very simple project, and …