• ORC Final Reveal- Guest Room/Studio

    Final Reveal- Guest Room/Studio

    It's finally finished and I am still alive to share it! This was a total race to the finish, and I had my doubts I'd get it done in time. I now have a brand... Read more

    Posted on 21 November 2021 HOME
  • ORC WEEK 4- The Painted Checkerboard Floor

    WEEK Painted Checkerboard Floor

    Floor is painted! It was a long road to get here but I am so happy with it.As promised, I am going to go over all the details. Read more

    Posted on 21 October 2021 HOME
  • One Room Challenge- Week 3 Update

    Room Challenge- Week Update

    Sorry, this update is not pretty or glamorous in any way. Last week was so frustrating I didn't even post! My ORC has been in a "planning, purchasing and... Read more

    Posted on 14 October 2021 HOME
  • One Room Challenge Fall 2021- Week 1

    Room Challenge Fall 2021- Week

    So after many years of wanting to do this, and missing the boat, I am finally doing the One Room Challenge. I have several rooms that need serious help, but I... Read more

    Posted on 01 October 2021 HOME
  • I Wanted to Share an Easy Painting Tutorial with You. I k...

    Wanted Share Easy Painting Tutorial with You. k...

    I wanted to share an easy painting tutorial with you. I know I haven't done one in ages... in video format no less! (I almost forgot how to edit and upload. Read more

    Posted on 16 January 2021 HOME
  • Walter Lamb-o That Patio Chair!

    Walter Lamb-o That Patio Chair!

    This post was a slow birth. Like reallllly slow. I actually found and redid these chairs about 2 years ago, started a "how to" post and forgot to finish it.... Read more

    Posted on 23 March 2019 HOME
  • Faux Shagreen Tutorial

    Faux Shagreen Tutorial

    Hey there! I just completed the mother of all DIYs (in my opinion) for the sheer fact that it took all my patience to get this done. Faux shagreen I have... Read more

    Posted on 08 May 2018 HOME
  • Part 2- the Bath

    Part Bath

    I feel like I have so much to cram in here! Next up on the wayback dial is our master bath renovation circa Fall 2016. The mahogany counter came out of an old... Read more

    Posted on 08 January 2018 HOME
  • I'M BAAACK (part 1)

    BAAACK (part

    Hey, its 2018 and I resolved to blog this year, so here goes nothing! Its been so long that I seriously forgot how... feels a bit like riding a bike after a... Read more

    Posted on 06 January 2018 HOME
  • the Nitty Gritty

    This is going to be a lengthy one... Long time no blog. I have attempted to post so many times, but its been so long since I've done a real post and a lot has... Read more

    Posted on 19 August 2015 HOME
  • How to Divide Spring Bulbs

    Divide Spring Bulbs

    Who doesn’t love spring bulbs? Year after year they signify the end of a long winter as their bold pops of color brighten the dormant landscape. Read more

    Posted on 05 May 2015 HOME
  • Office Update/ I'm a Flake

    Office Update/ Flake

    Its only taken almost two years, but my office is done. I know your thinking "Yeah, yeah... shut your face. You always say that." Really. I WANT to be done. Read more

    Posted on 18 April 2015 HOME
  • DIY: Faux Bamboo Moulding

    DIY: Faux Bamboo Moulding

    I recently changed out the base cabinets of my office from IKEA Malms to new IKEA kitchen Sektion cabinets. They are much deeper and offer a ton of flexibility... Read more

    Posted on 20 March 2015 HOME
  • New Patterns


    Winter is just ridiculous here. Boston is buried. This is my house... My kids have had more snow and vacation days this past month than school days. I'm a crank... Read more

    Posted on 26 February 2015 HOME
  • Weekend Project- DIY Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim

    Weekend Project- Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim

    I have been busy redoing the boys’ bedroom. One of the biggest changes was getting rid of their old wooden beds and switching over to upholstered headboards. Th... Read more

    Posted on 21 February 2015 HOME
  • Super Easy Snow Storm Project- DIY Wall Texture

    Super Easy Snow Storm Project- Wall Texture

    I got a little hut happy during one of the recent snow storms and decided to deck out the boy's room with some wall pattern. I was going to stencil it, but I wa... Read more

    Posted on 12 February 2015 HOME
  • How to Design Your Own Stencil

    Design Your Stencil

    I realized I've stenciled a ton of stuff on this blog. I've even done tutorials on how to make complex pattern repeats. I've just never done a basic post on... Read more

    Posted on 19 January 2015 HOME
  • Painted Faux Inlay Floor Border with Printable Template

    Painted Faux Inlay Floor Border with Printable Template

    I am a huge fan of painted floors. They can transform a space with a big splash of color and pattern or simply add character by simulating an inlaid design. Read more

    Posted on 22 December 2014 HOME
  • Epic Sharpie Fail

    Epic Sharpie Fail

    Well heeeeey there! Its been a while, I know! I kinda fell off the blogging horse and have been having a tough time getting back up. I wish I had a fantastic... Read more

    Posted on 18 December 2014 HOME
  • How To: Upgrade a Bookcase with Crown Molding

    Upgrade Bookcase with Crown Molding

    I've been busy getting my office pulled together! Please join me over at True Value for an easy DIY tutorial showing how to add molding to basic bookshelves to... Read more

    Posted on 06 September 2014 HOME