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Cat Feeder

Foot stool to cat feeder.....

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White Glazed Painted Cabinet Transformation for less than $100!

I decided to use Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations to "transform" my cabinets from stained construction grade honey oak to white, glazed Tuscan style. I (luckily) found two large pure white kits on eBay for $89!!

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Get Oraganized for the New Year

Turn a water stained, broken shelf into a rolling cart to organize your things and start the year off right.

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My New Favorite Way to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

In my last house, I painted my kitchen white and shared a tutorial on the best way to paint kitchen cabinets. And I still stand by that tutorial! But, I've also found an easier way that I love and thought I'd share it with you today.

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Kitchen Island Miracle

Our kitchen was baaaad. And we didn't want to do a massive overhaul because of bigger dreams for this space! But then the ReStore and our contractor's suggestion came to our rescue... what a difference a new and improved kitchen island makes.

making use of old kitchen drawers

Making Use of Old Kitchen Drawers

Doing a total remodel of the kitchen left us with a lot of old drawers. With some paint, some cheap tile and stuff around the house, the drawers became great outdoor shelves and added to the fun of the back yard

complete kitchen makeover with concrete countertops

Complete Kitchen Makeover With Concrete Countertops

My husband and I helped a friend remodel her kitchen. She loved how our concrete countertops had turned out and wanted them in her new kitchen. The before and after pics are proof that you can do a lot with a small budget!

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Repurposing Old Drawers

My original idea was to put these Repurposing drawers up as shelves in a bare spot outside the bathroom. And so I started my project....

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How to Quickly & Cheaply Create a Drawer Organizer

I wish I could show you a home full of nicely organized drawers and closets and cabinets. Maybe one day I can, but for now I am on a mission to finally organize my home. You might think it's time since we moved in over 12 years ago. :)
I figured out a really simply, inexpensive and quick way to create drawer organizers. Best of all - NO POWER TOOLS NEEDED!

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Painted Tile Countertops and Cabinets with SK

This poor old 1950's yellow tile counters and plywood cabinets had seen better days. It was time for an update and she wanted to paint the cabinets red and cream and the old yellow tile to resemble black and gray granite tiles.

diy pottery barn inspired farmhouse kitchen table

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Farmhouse Kitchen Table

Several years ago we splurged and purchased a dream Pottery Barn Farmhouse Table for the dining room. Although our previous dining room table was gorgeous, tastes change and home decor styles evolve. After all, it had been 20 years. We didn’t feel too guilty about letting it go, it was time to update! Our inspiration to DIY a farmhouse table came when our daughter subtly suggested she would like us to build her one for her new house she was renting. Walking by our Pottery Barn Farmhouse table every day inspired us to build a look a like, just for her.

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Kitchen Update

This is a rental property we live in, so didn't want to spend a lot of money. We bought new handles off of, new hinges from Amazon, which were 1/2 the cost than big box stores. Bought 2 sheets of 1/4 inch cheap plywood, it cost less than 14 dollar a sheet, had them cut them into 3 inch strips, bought wood screws, new white outlets and plates to replace the old ones(make sure you turn power off, before changing), some sanding blocks and wood filler, paint color of choice for cabinets, hi heat paint for back splash because ours is so close to gas top.Took off doors and drawers, filled in old holes, gave a light sanding, then painted. You do need a drill, jig saw or hand saw to cut the strips for back splash, we decided how long, so we could stagger strips, used quarters as spacers. I only used the high heat paint on the sections by the stove top. you need to cover everything with paint if it is the spray and use a mask/open windows/fans. It is not really very hard, but time consuming. we took 2 weeks to do everything, but could be done in a shorter time.

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DIY French Farmhouse Stool

I transformed this generic looking foot stool into a Frenchy farmhouse stool using a free downloadable iron-on transfer, a new tea towel that was given an aged look, and my favorite DIY chalk paint.

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Footstool Makeover

My mother-in-law has a footstool that was handed down to her from her mother. She really wanted to be able to use it again but didn't know how to make into something that look good inside the house, instead of the garage where it had been.

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Refurbished Jenga Wooden Stool DIY + Free 3D Plan

When we are talking about recycling woods, a construction area can be one of the best spot! If you are familiar with the family game called " Jenga", you could for sure see why this bench is named the Jenga bench.

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Kitchen Island / Cart Made From Scraps

Moving into a small apartment for the winter, I realized that I'll need more counter space! Luckily, there was a nice big piece of counter top left over from a custom desk we'd had made.The photos you are about to see were taken at different locations at the cottage, and that might be a little confusing, but couldn't be helped. I started working outside, then the weather took control for part of the time.

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Breathing New Life Into an Old Foot Stool My #30dayflip for March

Have you ever just seen a piece of furniture out at the curb and had a clear vision of what it could look like?? Well that's exactly what happened when I spied this foot stool. And I couldn't wait to get her home and get started. First I gave her a really good cleaning with a TSP mixture ( follow the directions on the label).

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Kitchen Storage Cabinet Makeover

This was an extra storage cabinet given by my previous landlord.It was an old steel cabinet with an overlapping door which is so out of style and screamed for a makeover. Let's see how I tackled this situation.

diy farmhouse bench for small spaces

DIY Farmhouse Bench for Small Spaces

There is something so satisfying about walking into your home and being surrounded by pieces you created. Call it a romantic notion, but I love knowing every detail about the pieces that make up my space, including the memories of particular struggles or exhilarating victories of figuring out a conundrum when pulling a piece together. Obviously, I love to work with wood, but I honestly love any and all creative processes that turn my house into a home. When I decide on a new project, it usually entails me playing with industrial and farmhouse elements because that style simply brings me joy, but I always keep a very strong emphasis on highlighting my small space. Living in a 1600 sq feet home with my three kids and husband fills my heart with joy because I really do believe that: “Love grows best in little houses, with fewer walls to separate. Where you eat and sleep so close together, you can’t help but communicate. If we had more room between us, think of all we’d miss. Love grows best in houses just like this.” However, small space living brings along it’s own challenges. How do you make the space feel warm and inviting, without feeling cluttered and cramped. That usually requires forethought and planning. I guess that is another reason why I adore creating DIY projects for my home…because they meet all my criteria! LOL. Like this farmhouse bench. I love that benches don’t create a vertical block to the view of a room like a traditional chair does with it’s back, but I had no room for a long farmhouse table and benches that would seat 4 to 5 guests at a time. Nope, I needed the same cool look in a size that felt substantial but fit snug with my 6 person table. Zest it UpPhoto Cred: Anya McInroy

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How to Touch Up Chipped Paint and Maintain Painted Cabinets

A year after painting my kitchen cabinets with Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations they still look great! For the most part. They have a couple minor chips all the way down to bare honey oak. Of course I don't want that to show and I've figured out an easy way to fix these chips.

how to design a farmhouse kitchen on a budget

How to Design a Farmhouse Kitchen on a Budget

We purchased this home and it was a complete mess and definitely a “fixer upper”. I knew we could turn this large kitchen into what I have always dreamed of a “Farmhouse kitchen”. I have always wanted a large farmhouse kitchen done in black and white and here I will be sharing how we managed to do it.

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How to Make a Patio Party Bar - DIY

Make a Bar for your patio and enhance your time outdoors this summer!

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What Can You Make With a $15 Yard Sale Changing Table?

Once our front deck was built we needed some inexpensive furnishings and this $15 yard sale changing table was ripe for a makeover!

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Boring Bar Stools Upcycled W/ Bronze "Dipped" Legs & Classic Paint Job

Step-by-step tutorial for upcycling a pair of boring bar stools with some bronze "dipped" legs and a classic paint job!

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Turning Micro-Suede Into the Look of Leather With Paint

This is one of those times I wish you could just pop by my living room and see for yourself the transformation that happened to this foot stool/storage cube. I can describe the process for painting micro-suede here, but I know you won't get the full effect of the finish product; and it is truly amazing!