31 Posts in 31 Days Ultimate Blog Challenge Wrap Up

Let's just do a quick review of the last month. I crammed a lot in 31 days – in case you didn't notice. One post a day for 31 days. I'd be lyin' if I said it was easy – Fun yes, easy, no. Here are some of my fave posts:  Antique Night Stand Re-do. It's not very often that … Read more

DIY poinsettia flower arrangement | Love My DIY Home

Super Simple DIY Poinsettia Flower Arrangement

I'm almost embarassed to show you this DIY project. Not because I don't like it. On the contrary. I like it A LOT. But…since it was so easy, I'm not sure I can even call it a DIY "project." Last week I showed you how to paint a silver painted decorative vase. Today I'll show you how to arrange silk … Read more

DIY workbench how-to {Love My DIY Home}

DIY Workbench for our Garage

My DH and SIL are starting a new business and needed a work area – one that is clean and organized. Since neither of those words describe our garage, my DH tore down one set of shelving in our garage and put together a new workbench. I will let him tell you about it since I have no idea what … Read more

Quick Tip: Use a Golf Tee to Fix a Door Hinge from Houzz.com

Houzz.com shows us a quick way to fix hinges when the screw has been stripped, originating from Grainda Buildres, Inc.   You will need a hammer, wood glue, a golf tee and sharp utility knife, and of course a screwdriver or pliers to yank out the screw.   It probably wouldn't hurt to have a drill on hand  for a … Read more

DIY Silver Painted Vase

DIY Silver Painted Decorative Vase

Here's another simple DIY spray painting project for you. I have a dozen clear glass vases from my daughter's wedding two years ago. …along with a bunch of other stuff, but let's not go there. I also have a bunch of similar vases that are left over from burning Candlewick candles that same daugther gave me. Sense a theme here? … Read more

Summer Floral Arrangement {Love My DIY Home)

Ever Try Flower Arranging? Here’s a couple of DIY Videos for You

The first time I received flowers was in the middle of a huge family Christmas party at my parent's house. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was 16 and had only known Mark for a few weeks. I remember stepping around my family members holding the vase, trying to get up to my room where I could open … Read more

side table redo

Easy DIY Rescue of a Damaged Side Table

What do you do with a side table that has a damaged surface? Years ago I bought this blonde side table at a garage sale for a few dollars and put it beside our bed when we moved to Wausau, on my husband's side. It was in a hallway for years, but I thought it would be nice from my … Read more

Before and After Kitchen

Our Kitchen Before and After

We vacated our tiny rental house in old people's land, downtown Wausau, and began our much sought after fairy tale a year ago. Our new Hobbit House was a foreclosure that had been vacated for a year – Hobbitless, you might say. There is something to be said for the hominess of a Hobbit Hole. I wanted my home to … Read more

Top of the Kitchen Cupboard DIY Deco | Love My DIY Home

10 Steps to Decorating Your Home on a Tight Budget

I've given a lot of thought to my DIY projects. I search the Internet for ideas. The thing I enjoy the most is looking at other blogs that focus on home decor. But they can be my worst enemy at times too. Why? Because I don't always feel I can measure up. The problem with looking at what other people … Read more