Using exotic wood veneer and chalk paint, I turn a vintage yawner of a desk into a sleek stunner in black, blond and brown.
We recently did a three room makeover by painting and adding wainscoting. It REALLY made such a difference in our house and we’ve been LOVING the facelift! What I didn’t show you, was the BIG nook in our family room that we left out of our makeover! Beware…. It’s pretty ugly.
Without a doubt, kitchens and bathrooms sell houses so when we were thinking of selling our house a kitchen renovation was a must! Unfortunately, the previous owner of our house didn't think that way. Below is the actual real estate picture of how the kitchen looked before I bought the house!The kitchen sported the original 80's builder cabinets with some improvisation on the part of the previous owner. For instance, see that cabinet holding the toaster oven? It looked like something that had been dragged in from the curb. Not that there's anything wrong with upcyling (it's what Birdz of a Feather thrive on!), but it didn't even have a proper countertop - just a grungy piece of painted plywood.The counter space was about the size of a postage stamp (between the sink and stove and beside the fridge). It was hardly a kitchen you'd enjoy cooking in!
It all started with a cute cream and pink crate with a pretty pink flower.It was perfect for what I wanted at the time.But… always resourceful, I decided to reuse the mini crate in my work space.Because my work space has a vintage vibe… a mini make over was in order.
With the weather transitioning, we have a project that can displayed outdoors while the weather is still nice and then brought inside to enjoy until next Spring!We first saw a guitar planter in 2012 while vacationing in Florida when we visited the botanical gardens in Naples. It was like any traditional botanical garden until we came upon a stunning vignette in the Smith Children's Garden. It featured planters made of items from garage sales, thrift stores and donations to show that expensive flower pots and a lot of space is not needed to have a garden.This was very much up our alley: repurposing items into planters to save them from going to a landfill! The guitar planter left a lasting impression on both of us. Thinking back, it's probably where my adoration for succulents started to turn into more of an obsession!Roadside RescueRecently Hubs came across this abandoned guitar. He's the best 'Partner in Grime' a girl could ever ask for: always bringing me other people's discarded items! This guitar was beyond saving as an instrument but absolutely perfect to use as our first victim (I intend to make another one after working out some of the kinks on this one).
When I think of baskets, I think of Fall and the various ways you can use them to decorate for the season! It's such an easy way to add simple touches for a beautiful look! Sure, there are lots of baskets out there - so many styles, sizes and prices to choose from, but how special would it be to make your own? And the best part, you can create a unique handmade basket using items from the dollar store! You won't believe how easy it is!
A new front door is often times not within budget your you'll be saving for a little while to purchase one. Instead, try giving your front door a brand new pop of color by painting it. It will instantly change the look of the entrance of your home and make you feel like you have a brand new door. Here's a guide on how you can paint your front door this weekend.
If you live in a semi-arrid or desert region perhaps you have dreamed of a sharp looking yard with some succulent plants. This yard should inspire you with some ideas of your own! For around $100 you too can have a lovely yard, though it be small and located in a desert! The cost will depend on the cost of the retaining wall stones combined with your own tools and labor. In our area the wall stones can be bought at home improvement stores for about $1 each.