A Sentimental Journey – Preserving the Past Through DIY Decor

Walking Downtown Wausau at Dusk It’s the perfect time to look inside people’s windows in the old houses – the hundred year old houses with the old town flavor. No, I’m not creepy. I just like to see how other people decorate their homes. Some of the homes still had the original windows…you know, the ones that when you look … Read more

Garage Sale Sconce Update {Love My DIY Home}

Wall Sconce Update – Trash to Treasure

Do you like Primitive, Old World, Rustic, or Farmhouse? Is antiqued, glazed, layered, dry brushed and/or distressed your preference? Do you go for Shabby Chic, Retro, Modern or Traditional? Honestly, I do shake my head at some of the furniture pieces I see showcased on some of my Facebook furniture groups. Some are gawdy, but bring in comments like, “I … Read more

DIY Duck Cloth Canvases {Love My DIY Home}

DIY Kid’s Room Canvases – Using Duck Cloth

Duck Cloth and Artist Canvases I have a nice and easy project for you – using (aff link) duck cloth canvas material, wood letters and artists canvases from (aff link) Hobby Lobby. Here is a coupon for you if you plan to shop there for your supplies (just click the coupon banner below and then look for “get coupon” in … Read more

Old Tissue Box Revived – Spray Paint Season is Here!

I first wrote this in the beginning of 2015, and the technique has become quite popular, so I’m playing it again, Sam… Another consignment shop find has found itself at the end of my spray paint can. I do enjoy spray painting – it’s quick and requires no top coat. It doesn’t fit every scenario, but once in a while … Read more

Budget Industrial Lights Idea Board {Love My DIY Home}

Industrial Lighting on a Budget

It’s Time to Shed Some Light on Your DIY Projects Since becoming an affiliate for several online stores, I’ve got the Gimme Gots for home decor. Industrial, vintage, farmhouse…today’s styles are quite interesting and look great with the new painted/distressed/antiqued furniture look. Definition: Gimme Gots gim·me /ˈɡimē/ informal – contraction verb: gimme = give me gotz / slang for have … Read more

Dressing Your Thanksgiving Table – A Fall Tablescape

Here is a quick lineup of my Thanksgiving Tablescape – I did this one a couple of years ago and it was a big hit. A finely decorated table can add to the festive atmosphere. What are you plans this year?     Tips Day One – Use what you already have.     Tips Day Two – Get creative … Read more

Baker’s Rack Becomes a French Beauty

Short and Sweet I'm popping in here to show you a little project I just finished – you can find similar "before" pieces around and about as people often sell these at garage sales and second hand shops. Most people think that if you want to upgrade you must get rid of the old and buy new. Not true.   … Read more

D. Lawless Hardware {Love My DIY Home}

A GREAT Hardware Option for DIY’ers – D. Lawless Hardware

 CLASS IT UP with D. Lawless Hardware #sponsored post   Until now I've been limited to local hardware stores and Hobby Lobby. When you redo a piece of furniture, it's important to update the hardware as well…if needed. Which IMHO, is likely. Flipped furniture looks so fresh with new hardware. I'm turning into a hardware junky!   BUT, my new … Read more

Lettuce Flower Arrangement – Use What You Have

The Most Unexpected Flower Arranging Item I grew zinnias and asters and brought them inside with my hydrangias. I planted a bunch of other stuff out in my garden.   One of the things that I regrow is lettuce and celery from store bought. The lettuce will regrow once, typically, and the celery will keep growning even when you cut … Read more

Weeds for Sale – Dirt Cheap! A Fun Garden Sign

  Weeds 4 Sale – Dirt Cheap! DH replaced the steps leading to our basement, so I took the old boards and painted a sign for the garden – my "step garden" behind my garage. I'll show you the before and afters of that later, but for now, here is how I did my sign (super easy): 1. Grab a … Read more