Thursday, August 28, 2014

Vintage Yellow Dresser

In Tuesday's post, I showed a couple photos of my latest furniture make-over. By the way, the giveaway is still running till Monday, September 1st, so head over here and enter for a chance to win a *Finish Max Pro paint gun.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The BEST Paint Sprayer Giveaway!

*This post contains affiliate links and sponsored product. All opinions are mine and have not been influenced. I honestly LOVE and use this product.

Last year, I professed my love the the Finish Max by HomeRight. You can read my review about it here

At SNAP conference this year, I ran into a blogging friend who has been working with HomeRight. I gushed about how awesome the Finish Max is and she said "You need to try the Finish Max Pro! It's even better!" (As I type this, I realize that it sounds made up. I promise you, DIY bloggers really do get this excited over things like paint sprayers). Flash forward a few weeks, and I got a chance to play with my very own *Finish Max Pro

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cookie Dough Cream Brownie Sandwiches

I decided its time for another recipe. If you are interested in checking out my other culinary adventures, click on the "Recipes" tab

I've made this recipe a couple of times, and its pretty freaking amazing (if I do say so myself). If you follow me on Instagram, you read that I had eaten myself into a pants-popping, food coma last night. A couple of these cookie dough cream brownie sandwiches may have been involved. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How to Make a Wood Toner

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Ever have a staining project not turn out how you imagined? Last week, I was working on a little maple dresser. If you have ever worked with maple before, you know it sucks to stain. Like, majorly. Even after using a pre-stain conditioner, I was still left with a splotchy mess. After sanding, and re-staining. I decided to work with what I have, and apply a wood toner. Best. Decision. Ever.

Monday, August 18, 2014

DIY Back-to-School Storage Ideas

My brain is in back-to-school mode. I shared a tutorial to build your own Homework and Backpack Center with you last week, and now I'm sharing some other DIY back to school storage ideas with you. If you have school aged kids, I'm sure one of these will fit your needs. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

DIY Backpack and Homework Center

*EDIT: I have updated and improved this project. For the updated version with FREE building plans, click here

Most of you know that I have twin boys. Well, this year they started the big "K". Yep, Kindergarten. After the first day of school, I knew we were going to need some sort of organization. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Music and Decorating (Blog Buddy Edition)

Who doesn't love music? Music is great. If you are anything like me, you have Pandora playing right now. I might have a weird brain, but I connect songs with images. I almost always have a song in my head. Its like I have my own personal soundtrack of my life. 

Decorating is also pretty awesome. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Gold Rope Trim Bench

I've made a few of these upholstered benches before. You can see the first two I made here

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Black Edwardian Mirror

I have a before and after to share with you today. Last year, I scored a walnut dresser built around 1890, at a garage sale of all places. I refinished the dresser long ago, and left the poor, sad mirror to sit in my garage for almost a year. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Faux Gear Tutorial

You may remember in Monday's post, I mention that I had a foam project I was working on. Well, it all started when I was at SNAP Conference in April and I stopped by the Floracraft booth. The reps showed me a couple of their new products and I started getting ideas. A couple months later, the kind people of Floracraft sent me a massive box filled with goodies!