Chipped Furniture

  I’ve always liked the chipped, almost broken parts of furniture and objects. If the object is worn thin, it must have been loved or useful in some way. I always find comfort in the broken. I find this to be true amongst people, too. I’m attracted to honesty, real life, and all the brokenness that comes with it.   I found this bench online, and the lady who sold it to me said it would be pretty again with a nice coat of paint. Sure, you could power wash this, sand all the paint off…

DIY Address Sign

Need a new house sign? We certainly did! We went for about a year without numbers on our house. One of the great aspects about living in a small town is that you still get your mail and boxes even without a number on your house! God bless the USPS/UPS/Fedex because they’ve never failed us even though we clearly failed them by not having numbers on our house. (Or our mailbox! What in the heck is wrong with us?) 😉 This is the easiest project in the existence of all DIY projects. I promise you. DIRECTIONS: 1…

Haint Blue Porch Ceiling

I love a blue porch ceiling! It’s always fun to do something different with color, and blue is such a natural color for an outdoor ceiling. There is actually a long history of porch ceilings being painted blue, and it is traditionally called “Haint Blue.” There are some interesting theories involving the haint blue ceiling, and I encourage you to google it if you’re at all inclined to reading about warding off evil spirits. I mostly giggled about that theory, but hey, to each his own. Another theory is that a blue ceiling will…

DIY Porch Painting

I like to sip sweet tea in the mornings, and a margarita in the evenings on a hot summer day while watching my children play and be ridiculous with each other. “Be careful” really has no meaning to a child, and truth be told, I don’t necessarily want them to be careful anyway. I want them run like the wind and roll those big wheels as fast as they can down the hill because childhood is short. And also, finding a big wheel for an adult is not as easy as you’d think. Trust…

Laundry and Mudroom Renovation Farmhouse Style

  It’s a great day for a room reveal. 🙂 I don’t think I could be more excited to be done with this room! Have you ever started a project that you really had no idea would take MONTHS to complete? Well, let me introduce you to our laundry/mudroom: One of the reasons this project took so long to complete is that it is actually two renovations in one. Easy peasy, right? Well, sorta. It was fairly easy, but at the same time it just took forever to complete for various reasons- one of them being…