Paint This! Blue Bedrooms

blue bedroom ideas

Sometimes I wonder …   I wonder if I would pick blue for our master bedroom if I was picking colors today. Or last month. Or last year, for that matter.   You see, the color choices for the master bedroom were made close to five years ago. With the deal of the century $1-a-yard … continue to full post...

It’s The Little Things | Take 2

diamond ring

I was in the kitchen the other day making a snack when I spotted the 12-pack of caffeine free Diet Coke. Nestled in an awkward spot between the radiator cover and the refrigerator …   its designated resting place.   My husband picked up that 12-pack of caffeine free Diet Coke … continue to full post...

How To Paint Wrought Iron

paint iron fence

  Peer pressure. Or more like neighbor pressure. I try not to succumb. But it’s pretty hard to ignore when you live in a city where your next door neighbor is mere inches away.   And when your rusty and peeling wrought iron fence butts up against their newly painted and refreshed … continue to full post...

Master Bedroom Reveal

blue and brown bedroom

I never know what to say when revealing a room remodel.   Do I give all the details about what I did?   Um, paint. Sew a little. Buy a rug. Make the bed …   Do I embarrass myself with an admission about how long it took me to finish this project?   Five … continue to full post...

Paint This! IKEA Hacks

painted ikea furniture

Bar Cart VITTSJO Laptop Table Hack from Style Me Pretty | Mondrian Dresser MICKE Computer Work Station Hack from IKEA | Dipped Leg SVALBO IKEA Hack from The Sweet Beast | IKEA Step Stool Hack from Serendipity Refined | Kitchen Sideboard TARVA Dresser IKEA Hack from All Things G&D | IKEA RAST … continue to full post...

Teen Girl Room | Inspiration

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Chandelier, IKEA | Faux Fur Pillows, Pottery Barn | Sunburst Wall Decor, Decorpad | Jewelry Holder Empty Frames, Pottery Barn (no longer available) | Black Iron Twin Daybed, Walmart | IKEA Step Stool Side Table, Stylizmo | White Armoire, Kawaii Home | Smocked Drapes, Pottery Barn | Oval Mirror, … continue to full post...

Healthy Gumbo Recipe

weight watchers recipe

Please don’t tell Emeril, but this gumbo recipe doesn’t start with a roux. No seafood sacrificed their seafaring lives for this stew. And the real kicker? I made it in a crock pot.   Oh, and it’s low-fat too. Just 5 Weight Watchers points per serving.   Sorry … continue to full post...

IKEA Tarva Hack

white dresser

I wish I could tell you this IKEA Tarva dresser makeover was my idea …   it wasn’t.   I wish I could tell you I painted it Pure White using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint because I had a vision that a white dresser would be the perfect addition to our master bedroom makeover … continue to full post...

Paint This! Fabric

paint fabric

Painted Herringbone Table Runner from Centsational Girl | Easy Painted Fabric Banner from Nellie Bellie | Faux Grain Sack Look Painted Pillow from It All Started With Paint | Painted Fabric Gift Bags from Lotts & Lots | Painted Fabric Lampshade from My Champagne Taste | Spray Painted Curtains … continue to full post...