Hobby Lobby Hack – or so I thought!

Hobby Lobby Hack – or so I thought!

I thought I was going to do a candle holder Hobby Lobby Hack...   I've been admiring a few pieces of decor in a friend's house and finally asked if I could do some hacks on her home decor. Check out a picture of my friend's candle holder - I thought it was from Hobby Lobby but when I asked if I could do a Hobby Lobby Hack of her candle holder, she told me it was her own DIY project!  I was surprised (not because she I didn't think she had it in her, but Continue reading

Before and After House Flip – A Look at the Hoarding Disorder

Before and After House Flip – A Look at the Hoarding Disorder

  A House Flip You Never Know What is on the Inside Looking at a home from the outside can be very deceiving - just like the outside of a person often doesn't reveal what is inside of their heart. Join me for a look at a hoarder disorder as seen through the eyes of their family.   Definition of Hoarding from Mayo Clinic: "Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions Continue reading

An Apothecary Cabinet Flip – A Fresh Start

An Apothecary Cabinet Flip – A Fresh Start

January's Fab Furniture Flippin Contest - A Fresh Start On a trip with my DH to Door County we found this great little shop with several interesting pieces just screaming to be loved on. The prices were decent but we only had room in our van to take home two pieces. The first was a one piece china cabinet and the other a little dresser that had never been cared for - raw wood with dinky sad little knobs.   It reminded me of an apothecary Continue reading

10 DIY Projects to Upcycle Old Picture Frames + A FREE Printable!

10 DIY Projects to Upcycle Old Picture Frames + A FREE Printable!

We downsized recently and have 4 boxes of old picture frames filled with my kid's pictures. I don't have much wall space in this new house, so I needed to figure out what to do with all the frames. Boxes and boxes of frames... Not only am I a Mom of Many; I am also a photographer. I had 8x10 frames of each of their school pictures on one wall in my old house... plus various candids, family pictures, sports pictures, baby pictures etc. all over the Continue reading

Antique Night Stand Re-do

Antique Night Stand Re-do

What's hiding in your basement? A couple of years ago I gave our daughter, Jillian, a night stand that had been a family heirloom from my husband Mark's aunt, Aunt Emily. She had painted it white, but wasn't happy with the results. I had a 2 1/2 week stay in Virginia with Jillian where we spent a week decorating her living room/dining room at her new place. This is one of the pieces we hauled out of her basement to try to salvage. Continue reading

From Trash to Treasure – Update old brass decor, don’t toss it!

From Trash to Treasure – Update old brass decor, don’t toss it!

I told you about the cast off treasures I got from a friend in my first From Trash to Treasure post here. Here are brass pieces that NO ONE wants.   After painting the brass finishes with my dark walnut satin Rust-Oleum spraypaint, I decided to mix and match the parts to make new pieces.  Brass decor isn't very popular these days, but there is no reason we can't update.   When I painted this one, (pic above) the paint Continue reading

Helping Refugees – My Son’s Mission

Helping Refugees – My Son’s Mission

  To My DIY Tribe:   As you look around you and see all that God has allowed you to have - a safe, clean home, warmth, family, friends, freedom of worship, medical support, possessions, warm clothing, jobs, money, entertainment, hobbies...   Please pray for my son, Andrew, volunteering on the island of Lesvos helping the refugees who are escaping from Turkey.   He is considering a dangerous move to Continue reading

DIY Chunky Photo Frame – Re-purpose Old Picture Frames Part 3

DIY Chunky Photo Frame – Re-purpose Old Picture Frames Part 3

  I have picture frames up the wazoo! Seriously, I must have more than three or four dozen wood frames packed in boxes… In the garage, In the basement, In my craft closet, In my blanket chest… Nope. There aren’t any blankets in it. Just picture frames. Some day I will paint that blanket chest with chalk paint and actually use it for blankets. When you raise 15 kids like we did and tote a Continue reading

DIY Kid’s Room Canvases – Using Duck Cloth

DIY Kid’s Room Canvases – Using Duck Cloth

  Duck Cloth and Artist Canvases I have a nice and easy project for you - using duck cloth canvas material, wood letters and artists canvases from Hobby Lobby.   You will need: duck cloth 12 x 12 artist canvases heavy duty staple gun scissors large letters paint for the letters bling     Measure or just lay your canvas on your duck Continue reading

Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags

Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags

Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags Is Christmas on your mind today? I love Christmas. Since this year has been hectic and unusally busy (as has been for you all, I would imagine), I'm giving you my gift tag FREE download to make your gift wrapping easier. Christmas Gift Tags for You Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags Just click on "Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags" below the pictures and I will send them to you via email as a PDF. Continue reading

5 Simple DIY Christmas Decoration Projects for December

5 Simple DIY Christmas Decoration Projects for December

  Making your own holiday decorations is a great way to deck the halls with friends and family. There's no need to waste money on store bought goods when similar and oftentimes superior products can be crafted in the comfort of your own home. Getting the family together to create holiday decorations creates a sense of togetherness, and the beautiful end result speaks for itself. If you love Christmas and DIY crafts, the following holiday project ideas are sure to satisfy your Continue reading