Master Bedroom Makeover

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I enjoy decorating and all things home design. My husband is no longer surprised by coming home to a new furniture rearrangement or seeing the things on the walls constantly changing around our home.…

Mantel Makeover 2.0

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  If you didn't figure it out from the picture, we recently updated our fireplace and mantle. I could not be happier with how it turned out. I had no idea how much this update would change…

Repurposed Changing Table: Before and After

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Painting furniture is my jam. It's easier than most people think and the results are always totally worth it. In this makeover, I took an old changing table that I bought for $100 and turned it into…

Dingy Dresser Transformed into Kitchen Hutch

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Furniture makeovers are one of my favorite things to do. Before I had kids I had a knack for finding great furniture deals at thrift stores and garage sales, giving them a facelift, and then reselling…

How to Easily Update an Oak Mantel

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Another victory against the oak monster infesting our home has been won. I found an easy way to update our living room mantel and couldn't be happier with the results. If you've been following along…

Dramatic Desk Makeover (+ $100 Giveaway!)

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It's pretty safe to say that after this furniture makeover, every piece of furniture in my house is at risk of being painted teal. This is probably my favorite furniture makeover I've ever done. Before…

Chair Changes

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I love doing chair makeovers. Chairs are super easy to find at garage sales and thrift stores and are very simple to redo. I love the wow factor that can come from so little work and money. This…

An Easy Way to Update a Sliding Door Blind

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Here is an easy update I made on our home that has made a HUGE difference. In the big downstairs room, we have sliding doors that walk out to our back yard. While I love this about our home I did NOT…
How to Refinish an Old Lamp

How to Refurbish an Old Lamp

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It's high time I introduce you to my dad. Although a former U.S. Marshal, I've always known him to be an artist and innovator at heart. From photographer to writer to architect/builder of our childhood…

Trash to Treasure: Readers' DIY Makeovers

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Today's post is all about YOU. Several of you--some very talented and thrifty readers--responded to our Facebook call for before and after pictures of "Trash to Treasure" projects (aka T2T). You won't…

Budget Breakdown of the Kitchen Flip

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As you've probably gathered by now, we have done some major work on our kitchen. As I've been talking to friends about it, some have bravely asked how much we spent. Something in me gets a little…

Before and Afters of my New Home

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I love taking before and after shots. As we've been plowing through the house projects at our new home, I've managed to keep my camera handy and snap some shots of the progress. Here is a rundown of some…

Painting Oak Cabinets

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One of the biggest changes you can make in your kitchen that will give you bang for your buck is updating oak cabinets. It's a lot of work but totally worth it. As you can see in the before pictures…

Mirror Makeover

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   I inherited this HUGE mirror from my grandparents about a year ago. It's been hanging above my couch for quite a while and has been begging for a fresh coat of paint for a long time. The original…

Wood Pallet Makeover

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When I saw this wood pallet makeover that my friend Jessi (and her husband) did I immediately asked her to share how she did it with us. Check it out! I asked Jessi to share how they did this transformation.…

Stools with So Much Potential!

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  Most people would look at these stools and think, "Gross." Since they came from my grandparent's house I wasn't too grossed out by them but they were in serious need of a makeover. The funny…

Grandma's Dresser Transformed into a Changing Table

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Let the nesting begin! Ah, who's kidding. I'm in a continual state of nesting whether I'm pregnant or not. This week's warm weather allowed me to start and finish Baby 2.0's changing table. I prefer…

Mellow-Yellow Bench Makeover

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If you know me at all, you will quickly learn that I am a frequent Craigslister. I covered some tips on how to successfully sell your stuff on Craigstlist but didn't talk much about buying things on…
New chair with silhouette shape

Antique Children's Chair Makeover

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This chair makeover might be my favorite furniture makeover I've ever done so far. That's a pretty bold statement but I can't remember a piece starting out so rough and turning out so great! I stumbled…

Mailbox Makeover

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I love spray painting things. LOVE IT. It is easy, fast, cheap and gives big results. This is a project I've been itching to get to for a while. Our mailbox was beginning to show rust and was in much need…

Chair Changes

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What is it with numbering things? Everywhere I turn, it seems like someone is numbering a household item and making it look cool. I'm not quite sure I get it. What's funny though is that I've jumped on…