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Baseboard Trim Painting Hack

Baseboard Trim Painting Hack

Have you ever wondered how to paint baseboard trim without getting it all over the carpet?  I ran into this problem when we first started painting in our house and it was so frustrating!  When we were completing our guest bedroom remodel I came across […]

Ottoman Reupholstery for Under $30!

Ottoman Reupholstery for Under $30!

Do you ever just get a bee in your bonnet about a project and must complete it at once?  That is what happened with my ottoman refresh.  We had been living with it for a year (or more? gross) is a despicable state and it […]

Shoe Rack Reveal!

Shoe Rack Reveal!

Today’s the day that I get to show you the finished Shoe Rack in my Dressing Room Conversion!  This day has been a long time coming because I started and stopped this project as I needed to learn skills along the way, not to mention […]

How to Remove Wallpaper (without completely losing your mind)

How to Remove Wallpaper (without completely losing your mind)

  When we were remodeling our guest bedroom, we had decided to take out the bead board (it was completed by the previous owner and was sloppy work) and replace it with DIY board and batten.  During demo we removed a few pieces and my […]

Building a Shoe Rack with Black Iron Pipe

Building a Shoe Rack with Black Iron Pipe

You know that moment when, after planning and procrastinating doing a project, you finally get started and think to yourself “This is so exciting… why did I wait so long to do this?!”.  Yeah…I said that today.  I finally got to building the shoe rack […]

Guest Bedroom Transformation

Guest Bedroom Transformation

  When we purchased our house, we had decided to leave the finished basement remodel until after we had worked on the rest of the house.  However, every time we had houseguests the most logical place for them to stay was in the guest bedroom […]

Closet (Phase 1) Wallpaper Removal and Paint

Closet (Phase 1) Wallpaper Removal and Paint

After moving into our home, we decided to turn one of the upstairs bedrooms into my own walk-in closet (I know… every girl’s dream!).  I moved all of my clothing in at first and just tried to make is usable (who knew I had so […]

Closet (Phase 2) Shoe Rack Planning

Closet (Phase 2) Shoe Rack Planning

After I had made a few prototypes for the clothing racks, I decided that it would be easier to start with the shoe rack (I also needed to get my shoes out of storage bins and have to a place to put them all!). Since […]