Antique Door Hall Tree Part 2 – The Seat

#sponsored The Second Part of My Upcycled Hall Tree Project. First I painted a door for the back drop of my hall tree. See it here: Antique Door Hall Tree Part 1. Now I’m showing you the seat part I’ve attached. It was an antique radio base that I found at an antiques estate sale. The Before   MATERIALS (RED … Read more

Jewelry Armoire Updated {Love My DIY Home}

Jewelry Armoire Update – OFMP & Modern Masters to the Rescue!

#sponsored Mom’s Jewelry Armoire I’ve had my mom’s jewelry armoire since she passed nearly 3 years ago in my walk-in closet, holding all of my essential oils and all the accessories. Yes, I have that many. What can I say. I love my oils! It needed a change and I wanted to play with some of the many options we … Read more

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

Wicker File Cabinet Re-purposed to a Paint Cart

Here is a quick example of how you can re-purpose those garage sale finds inexpensively and easily. No muss. No fuss.   Just a can of spray paint, black glaze and a sponge paint brush turned this wicker file cabinet into something useful. Wicker isn't very popular any more and you will find wicker everything out in garage sales for … 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

Direct Composting {Love My DIY Home}

Direct Composting – Improving Garden Soil

No Bin No Way We considered buying a rotating compost bin for our garden to use scraps from the kitchen to improve our garden soil, but they were all pricey and I didn't like the idea of having to dump our scraps into a stinky bin and having to turn it to keep it aerated.   You may call it … Read more

Are You a Younger, Older or an In-betweener?

 Are you an older, younger or an in-betweener? On my way to work I was thinking about a comment made on my guest post about making your home Alzheimer's ready. For some reason this has overshadowed my thinking lately and I have to address it.   The comment was that we should always hire a professional in home updates. I … Read more

Guest Master Bedroom – Before and After

Have you ever seen before and afters that seemed too expensive to duplicate? I have. Too often we look at what others do and decide we could never do it ourselves.   It only took 3 1/2 years, but we finally did it.     And we did it within our budget, in our own time, in our own way. … Read more