Wallpaper is cool again… No, really!

For Valentine’s Day this year, we spent some quality time in the bedroom.  No, no… this isn’t that type of blog.  We spent the afternoon wallpapering.  😉 Wallpaper is coming back into style in a big way!  No joke.  There are some really awesome prints and patterns available – everything from forest scenes to metallics to theContinue reading “Wallpaper is cool again… No, really!”

Distressed Wood STARS

Winter storm Jonas hit, and left us house-bound for the better part of 2 days.  These stars were the result.  They’re built just like our Wood Stars, but with a different (read: way better!) finish.  IMHO. There are many techniques for creating a faux distressed look with paint.  Usually, if I want to achieve the distressed look,Continue reading “Distressed Wood STARS”

Boot Trays

We’ve had insane amounts of rain here in Charlotte, NC during the last couple months.  It’s been unseasonably warm for Nov/Dec (70’s!), but too rainy to take advantage of the nice temperatures.  But rainy days make for excellent project days!  And what could be more appropriate this time of year than boot trays!

Baby Shower Favors – Distressed Pots with Herb Seeds

Our friends Chris & Shara are having a baby!  We offered to help with the favors for their shower.  They had a pretty large shower – around 40 guests!  So we knew the favors had to be awesome, but also economical.  After some internet surfing, we came up with this idea, which is a mashupContinue reading “Baby Shower Favors – Distressed Pots with Herb Seeds”

Wood Stars

I’m so amazed by smart people.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, I like to consider myself fairy bright.  But sometimes I’m truly overwhelmed by what other people can do.  Take these stars, for instance.  It would have taken me somewhere in the ballpark of 3 months to figure out the math and the anglesContinue reading “Wood Stars”

Dresser Rehab with Hidden Compartment

Our very good friends Chris & Shara are expecting a baby in November.  When they mentioned that they were paying someone to redo a dresser for them, we said, “Excuse me?? Why would you pay a stranger to do that when we would LOVE to do the project for you!”  They did decide to entrustContinue reading “Dresser Rehab with Hidden Compartment”

Metal Pipe Coat Hanger

We have some pretty useless dead space at the entryway of our house.  It’s a little niche – narrow and long.  We’ve been trying to decide what to do with this awkward space.  Since we converted the coat closet at our entryway into a “media control room,” we realized we needed a place for guestsContinue reading “Metal Pipe Coat Hanger”

Spare Toilet Paper Holder

When it comes to spare TP holders, I can’t help but conjure up images of old, crocheted roll covers with lots of frill and lace.  You know the kind I’m talking about – there’s probably one sitting on the back of your parents or grandparents toilet right now.  There’s nothing wrong with them, and ifContinue reading “Spare Toilet Paper Holder”

Distressed Wood Succulent Planter

I’m CRAZY about succulents.  They’re just so little and cute!  And, (supposedly) they’re virtually indestructible.  Time will tell on that one.  We wanted to create a planter for our succulents out of distressed wood.  And we wanted to do it as cheaply as possible.  So, I took inspiration from this planter found on Pinterest, and weContinue reading “Distressed Wood Succulent Planter”