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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Fall Mantel 2018

I recently Transformed my fireplace for the second time. I will give more details on this project in another post.

The "Fall" sign, "gather" sign, greenery, pumpkins, sunflowers, and hay came from Hobby Lobby, The Faux candles came from Costco. I LOVE these candles. They come with a remote control and can be put on a timer. The Faux window came from Kirkland's.

The orange pillow came from World Market and the chair was a garage sale find for $20.00!! that I had reupholstered.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Happy Fall Y'all.....

My French Country Bedroom

In this post, I am featuring Rustoleum's Chalked Spray Paint which I used to paint my entire bedroom furniture. I give detailed instructions in the video below.

I explain my decor details in this video.

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I enjoy sharing the things I've learned, if you have any helpful tips please leave them in a comment below.....

Friday, June 9, 2017


I just LOVE how my guest bathroom turned out. We weren't planning to do this but when my husband asked me to repaint the baseboards I thought why not just replace them? Then it turned into a complete makeover.....
The paint color I used is Sherwin Williams 6169
Sedate Gray 

The floating shelves were pretty easy to create, I used the tutorial from this link....

All of my accessories came from Hobby Lobby. I used Rustoleum White satin finish Spray paint for the cabinet doors. For the base cabinet, I had Home Depot color match the spray paint color.

I built the ladder using 2x2's for the vertical pieces, and 1x2's for the horizontal pieces. I used Minwax Dark Walnut stain color and I sealed it with Minwax water base clear sealer.

The Shower Curtain came from Home Goods.

This is my second makeover in 10 years. My first one was in the French Country style. After watching a few years of Fixer Upper I began to shift my French Country style to the clean look of the Farmhouse style.
My project buddy Gracie was a big help in my first makeover as you can see....

She's just too darn cute not to include her in this post....

I made this great shutter shelf at The Little Blue House in Keller Texas. Miss Tracy along with her great staff teach the best workshops. You can find out more about what they offer on their website link below.

Well, I guess this is the end......

Thanks for stopping by I hope you find something inspirational for your project.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Installing a cat door

You don't have to remove your door in order to install a cat door.
I love to get things done and sometimes that requires a few short cuts. So one day I decided to give this project a try without removing the door first.

I used my handy black and decker tool to cut out the hole for the cat door.

Once the hole was cut out, I sanded the edges down using a medium grit sand paper.

This video shows how easy it was.....

I hope this will inspire you to tackle projects you may not have considered.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Custom Hamper Project

September is here where did the summer go!

This post is to show off my new hamper my sister-in-law Deanna taught me how to build.


This is how we did it.....

We started out with 2 cabinet doors we found at the Flea Market in Canton, TX. These 2 doors were attached together using metal flat brackets and wood glue.

Then we attached a 1x1 block wood strip to the bottom of the doors in order to attach the bottom that will hold the hamper. This design creates a tilt-out door when it is complete.

Using wood glue we attached the 1 x 4's to the doors then screwed the 1 x 1 board to the door and the 1 x 4's

 We attached 3 more strips of the 1 x 1 to the bottom of the 1 x 4's.

For added support, we added 2 more 1x4's to the sides of the bottom along with 1 x 1 wood blocks.

To create the base for the hamper, we used MDF boards for the sides, then a peg board for the back to allow for air to flow.

Attaching all 3 sides on the bottom with the same 1 x 1 block. We added a 1 x 2 to the bottom front for a finished edge as well as to the top to create a surface for the top to attach to.

The picture below shows how the hamper basket fits in the cabinet with the front door unattached to the bottom. 

But this picture shows how it really works. The door tilts out and the hamper basket tilts with it.

To make the top we glued together 2 boards wide enough to have at least a 2" overhang in the front and 1" overhang in the back.
We attached more 1 x 1's for the top to be secured to the inside of the base cabinet.

The final touch, I added an antique spoon for a handle.