before and after · DIY · Living room

CROSS my heart and hope to DIY

You may remember this quick fix with my dingy ottoman and our queen duvet cover. And how I thought when summer was over I would carefully remove the staples and reclaim the bedding…  Well, THAT didn’t happen.  But never-mind, I will still use the part of the fabric that wasn’t destroyed for some project later… Continue reading CROSS my heart and hope to DIY

Dining room · DIY · Home Depot · Kitchen · Painting

Drop the Cloth and Back Away…

Ta Da!  Check out the new drapes.  “What’s so special about these drapes?” you ask.  Well, I’ll tell you.  If you venture on Pinterest at all, you will have seen countless examples of paint drop cloths transformed into art.  I tried to do that. The Pinterest inspiration for me was the pink fork and knife… Continue reading Drop the Cloth and Back Away…

before and after · DIY · Ikea hack · Painting · Uncategorized

Seriously, What Was I Thinking?

To put a brand spankin’ new WHITE spotted Ikea rug at the front door!  Yes, the rug is indoor-outdoor worthy, yes, it cleans up pretty well, yes it hardly cost a thing…but those white spots still didn’t stand a chance of staying white. If you need it, here’s proof that walking in and out all… Continue reading Seriously, What Was I Thinking?

DIY · Home Depot · Painting

Et de Deux – Light Fixture Change-Up

There it is – The second of the two traditional ceiling light fixtures transformed! Jogging your memory for you: Lovely if you like traditional.  Not so much if you don’t. One day, perusing through Pinterest as I tend to do far, far too often, I came across a blogger who made her rental unit more… Continue reading Et de Deux – Light Fixture Change-Up

before and after · DIY · Home Depot

Mid Century-Eclectic-Industrial. Is that a category?

  Well, if it isn’t, it should be. Look up, waaay up, and you’ll see my industrial addition. It started out like this:  Very traditional.  Nice, but not my style.  Came with the house.  Still confused about that since the previous owners didn’t really have any other finishes in the traditional style.  Interesting. Hemmed and… Continue reading Mid Century-Eclectic-Industrial. Is that a category?