Antique Door Upcycle {Love My DIY Home}

How to Upcycle an Antique Door – Part 1

This is my favorite DIY thus far, an upcycled antique door turned into a trendy piece of home decor for just pennies. My DH and I found some old doors at an auction – about two years ago. They’ve been sitting out under our lean-to since, just calling to me, “Paint me, Paint me…” Here are the before pictures – … Read more

A Real Life Home Before and After {Love My DIY Home}

Sometimes ya just gotta make a mess…

Better Homes and Gardens? Have you ever looked through the Better Homes and Gardens magazine or read a blog post about a new living room update and thought, “Wow, she sure has it together.” or, “My house never looks like that.” Well, I’m here to tell you that you shouldn’t draw wrong conclusions about the people behind the “perfect homes.” … Read more

Stand Alone Cabinet – A Side of the Road Rescue

My friend, Lisa, picked up a little free standing jelly cabinet alongside the road and brought it to church, asking me if I wanted it. It was pretty icky… …bruised and battered with stains and a couple of bandaids stuck to the shelf. Gross! But I saw its potential. has a similar cabinet for $138.99. Amazon has one for … Read more

Guest Post at To Work With My Hands

I have a guest post at To Work With My Hands today, please stop by and leave a comment on Karen’s blog. Here is an excerpt: Have you ever known a “total woman?” Did you ever hear a special speaker or see a lady at church or out and about that seemed to have it all together? I’m talkin’ the … Read more

Chalkboard Painted Bottle Candle Holder {Love My DIY Home}

Ningxia Red Bottle Upcycle 2

Here is a second upcycle project using a Ningxia Red glass bottle. Materials: Chalkboard Spray Paint Decorative Rope or Sisal Twine Tag or Sign Bottle Candle Holder (Affiliate links) And, of course, a bottle… Just spray with chalkboard paint and decorate – do a couple of light coats so you don’t get drips. I randomly wrapped twine around the upper … Read more