Tag Archives: DIY

DIwYatt: DIY Stadium Seat Tutorial

Melissa asked me to share the tutorial and plans behind our DIY stadium seat she debuted on our blog’s instagram. Here’s the backstory: over the weekend, we met up with some friends for Shakespeare in the Park, a “free” (donations accepted) show held each summer near the Plaza in Kansas City. #kansascitydatenight with good friends and […]

Our Suburban Garden – June Update

The last time we checked in on our suburban garden, there wasn’t much happening…except rain. Now, we’re officially in the heat of the summer I think, and all that rain seems to be long gone. But luckily, most of our garden seems to be adjusting pretty well. First of all, I have to tell you […]

Summer Mantle Decor – Shiny and “Sandy”

Now, you might think I’m going to be talking about beachy summer mantle decor, complete with seashells and sand in a pretty bottle, with the reference to “sandy.” But nope. It’s a different kind of “Sandy.” Want the song stuck in your head all day? GO WATCH IT HERE. Gotcha. Anyway, our summer mantle really […]

An Imperfectly Pretty Painted Pot

A week or so ago, I started working on a little project for a friend who was moving to a new house. (She’s a friend in real life and a blogger friend—go check her out HERE, or on INSTAGRAM!) I wanted to customize a little ceramic pot and give her a baby from my growing Christmas […]

Our Kitchen Cost Breakdown

Now that we’re (finally) considering our kitchen done, I wanted to share a cost run-down with you guys because even though I wouldn’t call this a “bargain” upgrade, we tried really hard to always keep a tight budget in mind when making decisions and I think it’s important to share how we’ve splurged and saved […]

Our Kitchen Renovation Recap

Now that the kitchen has been done for awhile, I figure we should do a final recap post. So, get ready for a bunch of photos. I’ve also inserted links where I could, to round up all our project posts. Thanks for sticking with us through this super long process. It’s been a frustrating process, […]

DIY Strawberry Tower – From the Office Store!

Last year, our strawberries didn’t do all that well, mostly because they were shaded by the cucumbers and overgrown and just sitting on the ground where bugs and moisture took a toll on our harvest. Lots of blooms, but not many ripened berries. So, this year, I wanted to try and transplant them to a […]

A Deal on Deck Chairs

It’s springtime, which means the temperatures are just about perfect for grilling and spending time outside, whether we’re on the deck, or down in the yard. So, that means it’s time to pull out the patio furniture so we have some place to sit and eat. Or sit and read. Or sit and work. Basically, a […]

Our 2016 Suburban Garden

This weekend, we finally got the garden all planted. It’s a big job every year to get it ready, but it always feels good to cross it off the list in the spring. When we first started working, they were pretty sad. So, we added a lot of composted dirt to the beds this year, […]

A Shiny Spot for Sweets

It’s raining again and I just got Will down for a late nap. (Finally!) So I wanted to take a few minutes to share a little project I worked on awhile back. Did you see it? No, it’s not fixing the crooked photos in that gallery. But thanks for pointing that out because it’s all […]

A Baby Gate That Works for Us

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A Fresh (Fake) Tulip “Wreath” for Spring

I always get the urge to freshen up our decor for springtime. Anyone else? So, in honor of the first day of spring coming up next week, I spent a little bit of time over the weekend making a new “wreath” for the front door. To be honest, it’s not a wreath at all. And […]

Got Beef? A Giant Butcher Chart Art Print

First, let me say that I realize with this project we’ve officially placed ourselves firmly in the “NOT vegetarian” category. But, to be honest, we were pretty far in that category to begin with. I think I’ve served Wyatt a total of 2 recipes ever that he has said he doesn’t mind the fact that […]

A Few New Plates

If you’re a very, very observant reader, you would have noticed a slight update in my last post about our new potted plants. I’ll show you again: Catch it? How about now?    Good eye! I updated the plate wall a little bit. (Of course, the title of this post should have given you a pretty […]

A Peek at My Plants

It’s been warm out recently, which has me dreaming of flowers and garden goodies…but I know it’s too early, so I had to satisfy myself with some indoor gardening. If you recall, one of my goals for the year was to add more house plants to our house…and keep them alive. A couple weekends ago, […]

Short And Sweet – A Glimpse at Our Valentine’s Day Decor

Just stopping in to share a few quick photos of our Valentine’s mantle decor. I have to say that switching out the chalkboard and such is something I enjoy doing, even if I don’t have much time for other projects these days. This is what it looked like before. I bet you can’t guess why […]

DIY Honeycomb Shelves

Be sure to follow all our other projects, here! We hope you enjoy our little corner of Blog Land and stop to look around a few other pages, like our DIY Foam Cooler Ottoman, Ruler Growth Chart, our Kitchen Renovation, and my free printables. Enough with the sneak peeks, it’s time to show you our awesome new […]

We’ve Been Busy Bees…

That was a silly pun, and a clue in good fun. And that was a silly rhyme. All that silliness just to share ONE LAST sneak peek of a project I’m super excited to share with you all later this week. My instagram has been full of sneak peeks lately, so if you missed them, go […]

How We Did on Our 2015 Goals

It’s time to go through our list of goals for last year and take a final inventory of how well we did. I’m pretty pleased, overall, and excited to start on some new things in 2016! 1. Develop a weekly cleaning routine. I have a scheduled set, but I usually miss at least one day […]

EASY Winter Wall Hanging

Even though the kitchen is finally done (woohoo!—and thank goodness!), the wall over the big table has been totally bare and boring for over a year now. I knew I wanted something large, rather than a lot of smaller things, mainly because of the plate wall in the corner. I didn’t want whatever I chose […]

Blogiversary Giveaway 7–The Best for Last!

Giveaway ended. Winner will be notified. It’s the last day of our blogiversary week of giveaways and I’ve got to say this has been super-duper fun…but all good things eventually end, right? At least when you’re talking about free stuff. 🙂 Today, we’re giving away $40 in gift cards–an awesome prize, in my opinion! One […]

Let There Be Light! (& Celebrations!)

Why are we celebrating you ask? Because THE KITCHEN IS DONE! Sure, we have some decorating and cabinet organization to do, but after Sunday’s light hanging progress, the remodeling is officially D.O.N.E. Hallelujah, right? It only took us 18 months, give or take. That’s not that long is it? Ha! It’s a lot longer than I […]

Up! Up! And Away! – DIY Nursery Mobile

A post about the nursery mobile! Super late, but it still turned out super sweet and it’s worth sharing with you all. I knew I wanted a cloud mobile because I liked the idea of looking up and dreaming about the sky, so I pinned a bunch for inspiration. I found the ones with balloons even […]

How to Reupholster Dining Room Chairs

The seats are easy, comparatively speaking. I went over those steps, here. The back is where we found things to get tricky, so I’m going to attempt to break down what we did. The first step is to make sure your fabric, foam, and support strips are cut and arranged. Then, start stapling one layer […]

The Dining Room Chairs Are Done—Finally!

Because it’s been a week since I teased about our dining room chairs being done and I still don’t have our last DIY post on that ready (Will and I have been sick all week so not much has been accomplished (other than lots of snuggling and sniffling, and some crying on his part), I […]

Sweet Seats – ReDoing Our Dining Room Chairs

Our dining table chairs are finished! We already discussed the process of fixing up and painting the chairs, in this post, so you can go there to see all the steps up to this point. We finally got to Joann’s to buy fabric and we ended up going with a single option in a neutral color, […]

Time is Running Out: Goals for 2015

We only have a few months left in our push to tackle all of our 2015 goals…and things are moving much slower now that Will is around. We expected that, though, so I’m hoping we have a little bit of push left in us for the last few bits. 1. Develop a weekly cleaning routine. […]

How We Like It Now: Paint and Painting Edition

Painting stuff is on my mind (CHAIRS!), and since it’s been awhile since we’ve talked about any of this stuff, I thought I’d share a few quick updates on some other items we’ve painted, or painted with, and let you know how we like them now that they’re out of project mode and into the […]

Three Cheers for Painted Chairs!

You guys, I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to say WE PAINTED THE CHAIRS! Cue the parades and confetti, because it has been a LOOOONG time coming, right? So, now I’m going to write 1000 words on the process. Yay….? To back up, we’ve been talking about fixing up these […]