Tag Archives: painting

Metal Rolling Cart Makeover

Ever have intentions for a project and then forget about it…for a year or more? How about for almost three years? Because this little metal rolling cart makeover has been in the works since March 2014. Yep, total project procrastination fail, right? I mean, goodness, we stored a rusty, gross-looking cart in our basement for […]

A Few (Small) Fixes

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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 […]

A Couple Kitchen Changes

I know, I know. I just made a big deal about how our kitchen is finally done. Go see the recap, here! But, we’re never really totally done, right? To be fair, the most recent updates are pretty darn small. And, to be honest while we’re being fair, small changes are all we have time for these […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Table Touch-ups

Sometimes, projects don’t turn out as well as we expected. In the case of the table, it’s a little mix of both because while we are really pleased with how it all turned out, there were some issues that developed over the past two years we’ve used both the table and the pew. See that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our Modern, Gender-Neutral Nursery On a Budget – Cost Breakdown

If you missed it, I shared the full reveal of our nursery, here. Now it’s time to share our cost details! One thing that’s always important to us when redoing a room is to focus on keeping costs as low as possible. This time, we were just finishing a huge kitchen renovation, trying to build […]

Does Everybody Know What Time It Is? … Trim Time!

(In case you didn’t get it, you’re supposed to say the title above in the voice from Tool Time on Home Improvement.) I just have to say, again, how much white woodwork makes a difference. As a refresher, here’s the room before we painted the windows and trim (thanks for the help, mom!) And after […]

Sweet Storage for Sweet Stuff – Beanie’s Dresser and Closet Remake

Now that we have the room all painted, we’re starting to move into the nursery, which is a pretty fun process. One of the first things we needed was a dresser. We’re planning to use a dresser for storage (The closet is small.) and as a changing table. (The room is small, too.) I actually […]

Fresh is Best: Painting the Basement Guestroom

A few weeks ago, I talked about painting the nursery a fresh, light gray. Similarly, we finally got the new basement guestroom painted. We used the exact same color because we got the paint for free (BOGO) and I figured it would be a nice, fresh, blank slate for the guest room. And, since it’s […]

Starting Fresh for Beanie’s Bedroom

When we last left off talking about Beanie’s nursery project, the room looked like this: We finally finished scraping the popcorn off the ceiling, then remudding, sanding, and painting it. The ceiling in there feels so fresh and new. And now, thanks to a few nights of painting, the walls, do too! We made sure […]

Weekend Rewind: Progress (Thanks in Part to my Parents)

This weekend, we worked. And by worked, I mean we painted… moved in some furniture… painted that furniture… cleaned… painted some more… painted more…   replaced a door… painted just a little more… oh, and painted a little more… Basically, we had a progress-filled weekend. Wyatt and I worked on getting the ceilings in the […]

What we’ve been doing…

The past few days have been full of scrambling around and trying to finish a bunch of odd projects for the kitchen. We’ll be back to share details on a few on those projects, but in the meantime, just know we’ve been doing things like… Building shelves: Painting: Installing shelf brackets: Building bookshelves: Painting: Buying […]

A Cute Place for Coats

While we’ve been in the middle of our giant flooring project (2 big rooms and 2 hallways, plus doorways and more is a lot of square feet of new flooring!), I took the opportunity to paint the inside of the coat closet. We hadn’t touched it since moving in and there were scuffs everywhere in […]

Home Sweet Hallway

Remember when I posted about the sweet wooden painting we got when some friends of ours moved to Colorado? I painted the edges green and then it sat on the floor in our bedroom for several months waiting to be hung. I tried to blame Wyatt for not getting it up there, but really, it […]

Finally Finished…The Basement Fireplace Makeover

Remember back to several, several months ago when I white-washed our living room fireplace? If you are new, or you’ve forgotten, feel free to go back to the link above and revisit it for the steps we took. Well, that same day, I also did the basement fireplace, although I didn’t get around to getting […]

Polar Stars & Stripes

Happy 4th, everyone! I hope you’re taking the day to celebrate our freedom with your friends and family. Wyatt and I are celebrating the way we celebrated our very first year in this house…with remodeling! Since he gets the day off from his real job, it’s like having a bonus work day for us and […]

An Updated Souvenir – DIY Lettered Wooden Sign

Remember back to a couple of weekends ago when we had a garage sale and officially declared ourselves crazy? After we closed up shop, my mom and I sorted out several items to donate or throw away, one of which was this sign, purchased as a souvenir from Rocky Mountain National Park in 1983 by […]

Weekend Rewind: My Stud Finds Some Studs

This weekend involved finding some studs in our house. Luckily, I have the right tools for that job, including my very own stud! And his studfinder, of course. In the guest room, we finally got around to hanging a painting we received as a gift from some new friends at church.  We’re really lacking on […]

How to Whitewash Brick – Our Fireplace Makeover

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Painting Power: How We Like Our Paint Gun So Far

Note: This review is in no way associated with or sponsored by Graco. They have no idea we’re writing this blog post, we’re just trying to share our experiences with you all. As promised in the post about refinishing our church pew, we’re back with a review on our new Graco paint sprayer. 1. It’s […]

The Guest Room Got Dress(er)ed Up!

While we’re busy decking out halls and dressing up the house for Christmas, I took a few minutes to spruce up our guest room with the new dresser! What? New dresser? Have you forgotten the little Craigslist encounter we had all the way back in January? Well, that dresser is finally finished. For now, that […]

Not-so-basic Baskets

While I was painting the glass bowl I used to plant one of my terrariums, I grabbed two plain, cheapo Walmart baskets we were using to hold random clutter in the living room and decided to give them a little upgrade as well. I have to say that this project hardly qualifies as a project […]

(Fake) Fall Leaves and Other Autumn Decor

When I showed you our fall mantle a few weeks ago, I mentioned I wanted to add a few more fall leaves to the tree branches. At the time I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use fake ones or real ones, but I since decided that real leaves, though nice in theory, are really […]