Monday, October 16, 2017

How to Install Easy Subway Wall Tile

How to cover bathroom or kitchen walls with modern gray subway tile An easy make-over using peel and stick Smart Tiles

*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. I have been compensated for my time and provided with product in exchange. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. 

If you've seen any of my recent Instagram Stories, you'll know that we are neck deep in a total, down to the studs remodel of our master bathroom. It's going to be SO good guys! I'm really close to sharing the first part with you. I promise I will have the first reveal up soon! 

In the meantime, we only have one other bathroom in the house, which means my husband and I are going to be sharing the hall bath with my kids for the next couple of months. I decided to give the space a  much needed, quick update. The biggest goal was to cover the walls and make clean-up easier (anyone with little boys knows what I'm talking about).

Friday, September 29, 2017

Tricks to Make Sanding Suck Less plus GIVEAWAY!

Learn simple tips and tricks to make sanding easier and more enjoyable and enter to win a Diablo Tools SandNet prize pack contest tutorial

Let's be honest, sanding sucks. I bet most people would say sanding is the worst part of any DIY project. After my billions of hours spent sanding I've figured out a few tips and tricks to make it not such a horrible experience. I put together a quick YouTube video and make sure you watch all the way to the end for a special giveaway!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

How to Add a Fancy Modern Cornice Above Your Door

diy replace fancy header cornice trim moulding molding door casing

*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. I have been compensated for my time and provided with product in exchange. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. 

Judging by Facebook and Instagram, you guys seem to love my new black doors as much as I do. Thank you! If you missed the reveal earlier this week, make sure to check it out. The black paint is dramatic and definitely eye catching, but I think the upgraded casing and cornice are even prettier in person. It was much easier to get this look than you might think! Today I'm sharing how you make your door trim a whole lot fancier. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Replacing My Interior Doors and Painting Them Black

new black interior doors raise panel DIY

*This post is sponsored by DAP Products and Kwikset. I have been compensated for my time and provided with product in exchange. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. 

Oh man! Last Friday officially marked 2 years since we bought our new house. It took a couple of months to finish remodeling the kitchen so we didn't move in right away, but still, time has flown by! When we first walked through the house, I had big plans in my head. I had plans to replace the obvious stuff like the dated appliances and chipping countertops, but I also wanted to upgrade things other people may not have noticed. My husband thought it was ridiculous to replace "perfectly fine" doors just because I didn't like the pattern. I mean, how much difference can the shape of a door make? A big one my friends  

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

How to Get Shiny and Smooth OSB for Furniture - Video Tutorial

Learn how to turn OSB into perfectly smooth and shiny drawer fronts using a coat of epoxy resin Easy high gloss finish tutorial

A couple weeks ago I shared my Modern 8 Drawer Dresser with you guys and I've gotten such a good response! You guys rock! I've had several people ask for more information about the finish I used and how I got the OSB drawer faces so smooth. To show you how simple it was, I made a video tutorial. 

Friday, September 1, 2017

5 Easy Ways to Fix Scratched Furniture- Video Tutorial

5 easy tips and tricks how to fix scratched or damaged furniture video

*This post is sponsored by RPM Wood Finishes Group and contains affiliate links. All opinions are uninfluenced and my own.


It's going to happen. Maybe you'll bump against the door frame while moving into your new house, or your house guest will insist on dropping his keys on your wood coffee table. Somehow your beloved furniture is going to end up scratched. I had a mini breakdown after we moved into our current house and I discovered almost every single piece of furniture that I had built with my blood, sweat and tears was damaged. Luckily there are ways to fix furniture scratches and scuffs.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

5 Tools to Bring Camping

5 essential tools to bring camping to make life easier simple tips

*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. I have been compensated for my time and provided with product in exchange. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. 


Labor day is this weekend friends, and that means for many of you it's the last chance to go make friends with the Great Outdoors before fall hits. One of the benefits of living in Arizona is that we get to enjoy camping from about April to October. I bet you didn't know almost half of Arizona is actually covered in mountains and pine trees (yes, seriously). The majority of the Arizona population lives in Phoenix or Tucson, smack dab in the desert, so that's the image most of us get when we think of AZ. Surprisingly, although I live in a Phoenix suburb, I'm only about 1-2 hours from mountain lakes and cool breezes. 

Both my husband and I love to go camping. In fact, we actually met on camping trip with mutual friends. We also both love tools! On our last trip to the mountains, we brought several tools to make life away from home a little easier. I put together a list of 5 extremely helpful tools you definitely need to bring with you when you camp.