Category Archives: DIY Projects

Desk Makeover

I love, love, love updating furniture. I recently acquired a desk from my Grandma that has seen better days. It started out like this: It also had a piece on the back to hold envelopes and stationary but I had already removed it when I took that picture. I recently got some gold paint that […]

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Boys Shared Nursery

I’m playing a bit of catch up when it comes to blogging, but I would like to start with the boys shared nursery. As soon as we found out we were having another boy we decided to put both kids in the same room. The nursery needed a bit of an update to accommodate 2 […]

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Antique Dresser Makeover

A couple years ago I scored this awesome antique dresser at a garage sale.  I paid a bit much for it, but I knew it would look great once I stripped the old paint off of it.  It started out a beige color with a crackle finish. This project took me 2 years to finish, […]

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Adding Vinyl Railing to a Deck

Our new house has great vinyl railing on the front porch.  Unfortunately, the back deck didn’t have railing and it was a bit of a hazard, especially for Harrison. We decided we wanted the railing to match the front of the house, even though it is pricey.  We waited until it was on sale and […]

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Harrison’s Nursery Reveal

We have been in the new house for 3 months today and we are finally getting settled.  It takes a long time to get things in order and organized, get things hung up on the walls, etc.  Most of you will recall Harrison’s nursery in our first house was bright yellow with a woodland animals […]

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Go Green, Save Green!

Happy Earth Day! I’m proud to say that this year Ryan and I have made a lot of changes to decease our environmental impact. Once we decided to cloth diaper we realized how much of the rest of our lives seem disposable.  Everything around us is individually packaged or made to be thrown out after […]

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Spring Cleanup

We are finally starting to see a bit of Spring in Wisconsin.  Yesterday it was even in the 60s.  We spent quite a bit of time outside yesterday assessing what needed to get done.  Because our house was a foreclosure, a lot of the yard work was neglected for a while.  The house has gorgeous […]

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DIY Christmas Ornaments

  This year while celebrating Christmas in July with family, we bought a package of DIY ornaments on Amazon (like these).  They split in half so you can put anything you want inside.  We stopped at Hobby Lobby and got all sorts of Christmas themed items to put inside.  Everyone at the reunion was able […]

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Fireplace Before and After

  When we bought this house, our favorite thing about it was the fireplace mantel that had seen better days.  We started out by giving removing the mantel and stripping the many layers of paint off. Then we stained it to match the other furniture and wood floors in our house. But the most notable […]

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DIY Nursery Closet Dividers

We have a small closet in our nursery that we will be storing our baby clothes.  In order to organize the clothes by size, I made up some cheap and easy closet dividers.   I used some Martha Stewart scrapbook paper, circle cutting tool, and cardboard.  Using the cutting tool, I cut a 4″ circle […]

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