Can y’all even believe it’s June? I know a year ago, when I was wrapping up 5 years of teaching to begin the stay-at-home-mom life, the spring season seemed to creep along at a snail’s pace. This year, it has flown!
I have a tendency to get impatient and think we’re not making any progress in our house until I compile one of these recaps and realize just how much Robert and I accomplish over the course of three months. It amazes me every time!
So if you’re a newbie to this little blog of mine or missed out on some of our DIY adventures, I hope you’ll enjoy taking a short trip through this spring’s posts.
We haven’t shown much of our master bedroom because it’s probably one of the most neglected rooms in the house. I have big plans for this space that I hope will happen one day, but we had so much fun picking out furniture in the meantime.
I finally got to spill the beans on Remodelaholic for the full tutorial on how I created a factory window shower look in our master bathroom makeover. It is by far one of my favorite projects ever ever ever!
I shared all kinds of answers to frequently asked questions from paint colors and decor sources to blogging tips.
I made a little confession- I’m the world’s worst sketch artist. But I shared a little trick that makes hand lettering possible for even the most artistically challenged like me.
I shared a little addition to our foyer along with plans I’ve been envisioning lately for some changes to the space.
I gave our kitchen chairs a quick change with one of my favorite chalk paint colors. If you’ve ever wanted to attempt chalk paint for yourself, this post is a great beginner’s guide.
I changed our entire clock gallery wall with just a little paint. Our metal wall letters got a faux aged metal finish too.
Our breakfast room got a whole new look with the use of leftover paint and selling old curtains for new ones. The end result is much more “us”.
This post was a little of my testimony since I’ve embarked on this blogging journey. They were words I’d had on my heart for quite a while.
Choosing paint colors is always tricky for me, and I’ve made plenty of mistakes. But these 8 steps have proven to me to be the no-fail way of finding the perfect one. We made progress in Olivia’s bedroom makeover too.
Our dining room got a subtle punch of color with a media stand turned buffet table I found on Craigslist.
This RH Baby and Child KnockOff was so much easier than I thought it would be and added a sweet little extra something to Olivia’s bedding.
Hanging a heavy mirror between studs can be tricky, but we figured out how to do it safely. And Olivia’s ballet barre is the perfect addition to her bedroom that my former 3 year-old self would have been ga-ga over.
After this DIY, I want to make about 5 more with poems, oversized book pages, portraits, illustrations, scriptures, and all kinds of possibilities.
I have a little crush on these 10 favorite blogs of mine. Beware: This post has endless house eye candy.
To celebrate my and Robert’s wedding anniversary and my birthday, I gave our table a thrifty tablescape that almost makes me wish I could re-do our wedding decor.
More changes happened in Olivia’s bedroom makeover with an easy way to declutter closets and showcase a few keepsakes.
This post is chock-full of all sorts of ideas for ways to DIY without spending much money at all.
A scuffed up thrift store coffee table got a whole new cottage style with milk paint and liming wax.
I’d been so guilty of this for so long (and quite honestly still am). I had to take a second to keep life in perspective.
Our porch needed some lovin’, and thankfully Balsam Hill came along to help out. Our house is so much more inviting now.
A little table with a special past got a new look for Olivia’s bedroom makeover.
An old wedding centerpiece of ours got a quick change to make an easy 5 minute lamp. One cartoon character was harmed in the making of this project.
A sad looking yard sale table got a new life with a dose of Annie Sloan Duck Egg and a little distressing.
A cheap Goodwill find, a simple computer trick, and a free printable can go a long way.
If you’ve ever wanted to know how to start a blog, I shared everything I wish I’d known when starting mine.
I shared the full tutorial of our mail organizer on Remodelaholic using a couple of Walmart cabinet baskets and scrap wood.
Olivia’s bedroom got a sweet new addition with an awesome deal I found for a chandelier.
Olivia’s consignment play vanity got a glamorous style as I tried out metallic powder and chalky paint powder from Vintage Storehouse Restoration Co.
A $3 yard sale find got a new purpose thanks to a little imagination.
Sometimes I like to get in touch with reality, and this post was one of them.
This project was a long time coming (we’re talking 2.5 years). I also showed off a never-before-seen part of our house.
Scoring great finds at Goodwill isn’t always a matter of luck. These 12 tricks have helped me so much that I had to share.
To kick off summer, I teamed up with 17 talented bloggers for the third annual Summer Celebration. An old dusty shelf got a whole new purpose on our kitchen table.
Whew! I feel a much needed break coming on after everything we’ve accomplished lately.
I hope you found some new inspirations along the way. Thank you so much for stopping in to check on our DIY journey. It always means so much to me to have you here.