DIY Orange Peel Texture

If you have been following my blog, you know I kinda sorta renovated my guest bathroom largely by accident (full details here).  Today I am super excited to share details on one of the projects involved in that renovation: DIY…

Cheap Herb Garden

Cheap Herb Garden One of the hardest things about living in a renovation is prioritizing and realizing that even though it feels like everything must be done right NOW, it actually, well, doesn’t. One project that actually was time sensitive though…

How To Paint Stained Wood Trim

While the pros have been knocking out our hardwood floors and master bathroom renovation, Matt and I have been learning how to paint stained wood trim through trial and error.  While I definitely like DIY projects, I prefer projects with super…

DIY Hook Shelf for Only $10

$10 DIY Hook Shelf When it comes to nick knacks and the finishing touches to a room’s decor, I love shopping at places like Target, World Market, Pier 1 Imports, HomeGoods, Marshalls, and Steinmart.  But even taking advantages of sales…

Design Your Own Fabric

I LOVE fabric.  I am always happy to go fabric shopping regardless of whether I actually need any fabric.  I can have a perfectly good chair that suddenly needs to be recovered when I find THAT fabric.  Shoot… I’ve bought…
Cable Spool Ottoman

Cable Spool Ottoman

DIY Cable Spool Ottoman Tutorial The one piece of furniture that I completely splurged on in the nursery was the rocking chair.  I actually considered building one myself but eventually decided I had enough going on.  The one I purchased,…

How To Build a Crib for $200

If you read my “Expecting Caleb” post, you know I agonized over the crib and coveted cribs from Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware.  I really wanted that giant back board look that has such a strong presence.  Thankfully though, I…
DIY Crib Plan

Expecting Caleb: The Crib!

The CRIB! It’s kind of like the wedding dress don’t you think??  It’s the center piece around which you plan your entire nursery. Wow, I spent WEEKS looking at cribs online, and of course, the ones I really really wanted…
Outdoorsman Nursery

Expecting Caleb: a DIY Nursery

 DIY Outdoorsman’s Nursery | Tutorials and Budget Buys 38 weeks, 6 days…. it could be any minute now.  In fact, my pregnancy app, Ovia, which has provided 98% of my knowledge and insight into pregnancy and impending motherhood, informed me “Bun’s…