It’s been a few months since we have re-arranged a few rooms in our home. In doing so, I decided I wanted to paint these two huge metal decor pieces I bought several years ago from Hobby Lobby. I can’t tell you how many times I have received questions about these beauties!
One element to our home renovation project is doors. Interior and exterior doors. Deciding to replace your interior doors or refinish your existing interior doors is a huge decision. Not only does it involve a lot of time, but it can also cost a lot of money.
If you’re considering new interior doors in your home for any reason, there are a few questions to ask yourself first.
Tis’ the season for holiday gatherings! If you’re like me, I love to dig through Pinterest for the most yummy/easy to make thing to take to the holiday parties. So, after many attempts to find my ‘go to’, I’m sharing the 2 SIMPLE desserts I love to make. Grab a pen and some paper (or your Google Keep list) and jot down the ingredients.
Who loves to be comfy? (Insert hand raised emoji here.)
I love a big comfy couch. I love to sink in with many pillows, a soft blanket and a great Netflix series and stay all day long. Anyone else?
When we decided to move our furniture around and make an official sitting room, I knew we need a super comfy oversized chair. I of course looked all over the internet for the best ‘farmhouse’ comfy chairs. Here are some that I found:
Hallelujah! The trim is….not done. Have I mentioned that it’s a lot of work?
I do have some good news though. The trim on the windows in the kitchen is finally up! Oh my gosh, this makes a world of difference. Living a year without trim on those kitchen windows was awful. I felt messy and gross every time I looked at it. Literally the only thing left to do in the kitchen is replace the garage entry door and the pantry door (and then trim around them).
I'm so glad you're here today. Today's post is a video from one of my favorite woodworkers / artists, Jon Peters.
Before my husband and I starting building our own furniture, we found Jon on You Tube and started watching his videos each week. And guess what, we still watch his videos together each week - they are so educational for us, but also interesting and entertaining!
Hey everyone! I’m Shara from the DIY blog Woodshop Diaries and I am excited to be guest posting for Courtney today!
I am a full time engineer at a factory and build furniture and write tutorials for my blog on the side. Sometimes people think I must build and blog full time. Or sometimes people just assume that since it’s an “on the side gig” it must just be a hobby.
Are there any misconceptions people have about greyhounds?
One of the misconceptions about retired racers is that they are aggressive dogs because most people have only seen photos of greyhounds racing with muzzles covering their faces. The muzzles are used to help protect racing greyhounds from injury and to determine the winners of close races.
Okay friends, we are approaching one year since we started this mess. I’m praying we are done by Halloween. I mean, an entire year of having our house a mess? (Insert the monkey emoji with his hands over his face.)
Sometimes picking a chandelier is overwhelming. There are SO many options. I mean, you can go to your local hardware store and choose from the ones they have (sometimes they do have really nice ones) or you can explore other places.
Remember a few months weeks ago I posted about these DIY open shelves? A lot of you told me you loved the idea of simple open shelving and it’s something you’ve wanted to do in your home for a while. BINGO! I love it. Keep sending me photos of your open shelves, I love to see them!
Hi friends! I'm so glad you're here. I can't tell you enough how thankful I am for your support and love. Our sweet boy turned three years old over the weekend. Yes we had a small celebration, and yes I'm going to share it with you - in a few days! You won't want to miss it because a) it's super fun, and b) I'm sharing the cutest things I got for the pups and where you can get your own! As for today, in honor of our birthday boy, I'm sharing my letter of gratitude.
You don’t realize just how much you appreciate ‘home’ until you’re not there for a few days.
While at home on normal days, we tend to get stressed out with the fact that our houses aren’t perfect. We always have things we’d like to change or update. There’s always cleaning to be done. Laundry. Oh laundry.
Every year we say we’re going to plant a garden - and then we don’t. Sound familiar to anyone?
It sounds wonderful and all, but honestly, there’s a lot about planting that I don’t know. I am on level 1 of planting if there is such thing. Buy a plant, get some dirt, find an empty pot and go to town. Maybe add some water and plant food as well.
This has sure been a long process. A lot of ups and downs. I think the question I get the most is would I do this all over again. When this kitchen is finally done I will do an overview of everything from start to finish.
But, today you’re in luck! We’ve had our appliances for about 8 months now. I feel like that’s a good amount of time to get to know each other, right?
If you’re in the market a new appliance (or kitchen gadget), you’ll want to stay a while. Today, I'm giving you my honest opinions. All the pros and cons.
I love to make a room or a space in a house special. I mean, there’s just something wonderful about a room that is full of pieces with a story.
If you come into our home, we could spend all day chatting about the pieces of furniture we built (or the projects we DIYed), why we decided to build them, and some funny stories to go along with them. Or about the gorgeous antique pieces I found while ‘junking’.
That reminds me of AOL - those were the good ol’ days. Did anyone else instantly think of that?
Unfortunately (or fortunately) the days of AOL are gone. Please tell me you're not still on AOL. But, we are still getting snail mail. Let’s be honest, most of the mail we get these days is junk. Every once in awhile, we will receive a sweet card from a family member or an actual invitation to a party. These things are exciting, who doesn’t love the anticipation of what’s inside that envelope?