Welcome to the first installment of my I Love DIY series. Today I'll be talking about Why DIY. I truly love DIY and write this blog to share my love with others. When I feel nervous about starting a project, I look to blogs to help me get over my apprehension. Writing my own felt like a natural extension of that. I have loved DIY since I first got married. One of our first projects was painting ... Read More about Why DIY? A Guide to Why DIY is Awesome.
When we moved into our house, we were more focused with unpacking than decorating. A year and a half later, several rooms still need some love. My son's room is high on my priority list. Nothing was ever put anywhere with purpose. I removed wallpaper and painted the walls and ceiling, but beyond that, nothing has happened. He currently has way too much furniture in his room. I'm trying to talk him ... Read More about Boy room update plans
When I planned my daughter's room, I kept coming across images of rooms, with partial canopies over the bed. I'm still unsure of the name. Some sites call it a half canopy, some call it a bed crown. For the sake of clarity, I'm going with half canopy, because it makes sense to me. I couldn't find good instructions for how to make one, so I made it up along the way and took ... Read More about Half canopy tutorial
Sometimes life gets in the way of getting stuff done. Last week was one of those times. I started out with the best intentions, but I didn't get much done. I suffer from sinus headaches in the winter. Some years are worse than others. This seems to be a bad year. In addition to a really fun sinus infection, I found out that my best friend would be moving across the country to accept a dream job ... Read More about Sneak Peek: Daughter’s Room
Good morning! I don't know about you, but this weekend felt too short. We celebrated my daughter's birthday and spent the weekend in a leisurely manner, which we apparently desperately needed. No work on her bedroom was accomplished. I'm at that last 10% that is really hard to get done. It looks fine now and even semi-functions, but it still needs the last finishing touches. I'll spend this week ... Read More about Bathroom Before