Category Archives: DIY Projects

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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Gender Neutral Nursery Reveal

Today I put the finishing touches on the nursery, and I am so excited to share the final pictures.  (You will notice that we still do not have trim in this room.  It was part of the plan to get trim and new ceiling tiles put up before baby arrives, but I’m not sure that […]

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DIY Adjustable Crib Skirt

With less than 5 weeks left until my due date, we have been scrambling to get things done on the nursery.  We are almost there and will update with final pictures soon.  This weekend I worked on making a crib skirt. I picked up some woodland themed fabric from JoAnns a while back, but we […]

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Easy DIY Roman Shade

Lately I have been seeing roman shades in a lot of design articles.  I wanted to attempt one for our kitchen door to increase the privacy if we want it (especially because the kitchen door is right outside the bathroom door).  This is a short tutorial to DIY a roman shade for a door. You […]

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Easy DIY Nest Box

  Our little chickies have been laying eggs like crazy!  I was told not to expect much this winter because the days are short, and hens typically don’t lay as much in the winter.  Well, our hens didn’t get the message.  Today 11 of our 15 hens laid eggs.  That’s nearly 7 dozen a week […]

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How to Reglaze Old Windows

  I absolutely love our porch windows, but they are in rough shape.  Right now they are quite the eyesore next to our new siding.  They are great windows because they open up all of the way.  We looked for new windows to replace them, but you can’t get windows that open up like these. […]

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Shut the Front Door

I was going to give you an awesome tutorial on how to paint your front door.  Instead, I’m going to share my failure with you.  Today is just one of those days. I wanted to pick a bright, bold color for our exterior doors.  I decided on a blue that was labeled as a “2013 […]

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Building a Chicken Coop: Part 2

**This is part 2 of a 4 part series.  Click here to read part 1**   Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was our chicken coop…it took 2 days.  That’s right! It only took us 2 days to get our coop into a functional state.  It may not be pretty on the […]

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Building a Chicken Coop: Part 1

We worked very hard this weekend building our chicken coop!  I spent a lot of time designing this coop and wanted it to be perfect.  I did a lot of research and drew up my plans for a coop that could be used as a garden shed if we/future owners didn’t have chickens. We did […]

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