Upcycling a Vintage Chest and My First Chalk Paint Experience

I have owned this cedar chest for a few years now. It used to live in my parent’s basement, stained a very dark brown and sported bulldog stickers. When I needed a bench for my entry, my mom gave me this bench and I decided to paint it royal blue. Yep. Bright ass blue. You can…

Tiny House

Lately I have been obsessing over the tiny house trend. I think there is just something so awesome about building your own home, that you can tow with you anywhere you go, and totally live off the grid. The more YouTube videos I watch, the less I think I could do it though. Parts of…

8 Ways to Personalize Your Temporary Rental

Well, it’s PCS season again around here. My husband got last minute orders to a new location, so we have spent the past month going back and forth between places, trying to find a place to live and then actually moving our furniture out. This time we had the Navy move us, and the experience…

Ikea Hack Office Update

Right before we moved, I needed to buy a new office desk. I would be switching from working in an office to working from home. Since I knew we’d be moving a lot, I didn’t want to spend money on nice furniture and have it get ruined. Once we got it here and unpacked, I…

Patio Update

When we first bought our house outside of Chicago, the woman we purchased from decided to leave her patio furniture behind. Needless to say, we were super pumped for any free furniture. The patio furniture was an old wicker set that looked a bit dated and frumpy. So, while I was grateful for not needing…

Living Room / Bedroom Updates

Well, it’s been quite a while since I posted anything. I haven’t really had anything interesting to post and haven’t done any projects for a while. I have been slowly adding pieces to both my living room and bedroom and decided I’d share. Living Room Pictured above are some new pillows I bought for the…

DIY Christmas

This post is way late, but I didn’t want to spoil the final gift for my Navy ladies! Remember that Anchor Ornament I made? Well, that was my favorite part of their gift. But I had a little fun and made the girls a few more things. 1. Painted Wood Anchor- This was a pretty quick…

DIY Anchor Ornament

Happy Veteran’s Day to all; especially to my wonderful husband, all of my cousins, my grandpa, my father-in-law, and many friends (both old and new) for your service! While my husband is just excited to have an extra day off, I have a new found appreciation for celebrating this day. Since it’s almost the middle…

Transform an Old Cabinet

An easy way to update old/outdated furniture is to give it a new paint color. In this case, my dad built me a cabinet and I originally painted it yellow to match with my sunroom/garden decorations. I never really loved the yellow paint, it was just not the right yellow. After our first PCS move,…

Easy Living Room Ideas

Working with our new living room has been my first project. We spend most of our time at home in the living and dining room so I wanted to put the most effort into these rooms. This room is still a work in progress, but I wanted to share a few easy ideas to make…