DIY & Home Projects · Woodworking

Chunky Floating Shelves and Adding Storage to a Small Bath

These shelves are now finished and styled.  To see them click here! Our Master Bath is pretty small when you compare it to Master Bathroom’s in newly built homes.  A master bath (or “ensuite”) wasn’t an important component when checking off “must-haves” while house hunting.  If the master bedroom included an ensuite, then we were… Continue reading Chunky Floating Shelves and Adding Storage to a Small Bath

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DIY Chunky Floating Shelves – Final Photos with Shelf Vignettes

The shelves are done and decorated!  I am in love with them!  I had a hard time photographing them – my lighting wasn’t great.  What do you think? For before photos and planning of the shelves click here: Chunky Floating Shelves Here they are without any items on them yet: And here they are loaded… Continue reading DIY Chunky Floating Shelves – Final Photos with Shelf Vignettes

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Jack and Jill Budget Bath Renovation – Before and After

We face-lifted most of the rooms when we moved into the house.  This bath had a lot of potential but just looked faded and unloved.  We were able to update the bath on a budget by simply applying some paint, a couple new mirrors, lights and countertop.  Everything else we were able to re-use or… Continue reading Jack and Jill Budget Bath Renovation – Before and After

DIY & Home Projects · Tutorials

The Easiest “Framed” Chalkboard You Could Ever Make!

By now you all know that I love chalkboards!  They are one of my favorite tools to use when decorating or planning a party.   They easily add a personal touch to an event or when just decorating in everyday life.  If Jonathan has a good day at work, Great!  He can come home to… Continue reading The Easiest “Framed” Chalkboard You Could Ever Make!

DIY & Home Projects · Woodworking

DIY Floating Shelf Above The Toilet In Our Powder Room

Recently I have really been on a shelf kick.  I built the chunky floating “spa” shelves in our master bathroom.  Followed by the ledge shelves for our books in the playroom.  And now I just finished a floating shelf in our downstairs powder room.  If you are sick of reading about shelving units I don’t… Continue reading DIY Floating Shelf Above The Toilet In Our Powder Room

DIY & Home Projects · Parenting as a Therapist · Playroom · Tutorials

DIY Magnetic Chalkboards for a Play Room and Vertical Work Surfaces for Children

Is anyone else making a basement into a playroom?  We have a finished portion of our basement that we have decided to use as a combination Craft Room and Play Room.  I have slowly been transforming the room from a plain white box that was used as a storage area into a fun bright and… Continue reading DIY Magnetic Chalkboards for a Play Room and Vertical Work Surfaces for Children

All Things Children · Child Made / Arts & Crafts · DIY & Home Projects

DIY Toddler Made Thank You Cards

We are blessed to have wonderful family and friends surround us!  Eliana was showered with love and presents for her birthday.  We wanted to show our appreciation, but Eliana isn’t old enough to write her own thank you cards yet.  So we did the next best thing – she decorated the cards and I wrote… Continue reading DIY Toddler Made Thank You Cards

DIY & Home Projects · Tips&Tricks · Woodworking

Using Stair Tread Nosing as Finishing Trim on Built-in Shelves

I was so excited about the “DIY – Between the Studs Storage” until it was finished and I didn’t love the end product… there was something missing in the trimwork.  I couldn’t decide on wood trim, wood accents, white trim or painted trim to match the room… While perusing through the trim isle at Lowe’s… Continue reading Using Stair Tread Nosing as Finishing Trim on Built-in Shelves

DIY & Home Projects · Woodworking

Chunky Floating Shelves – A Tutorial

To start building the shelves you need to measure your space and first figure out how long you would like the finished shelves.  That is what makes DIY projects the best – they can be built to suit your exact needs!  The shelves in our bathroom are 38″ long.  I will provide the measurements I… Continue reading Chunky Floating Shelves – A Tutorial

DIY & Home Projects · Woodworking

Wall Lantern Hooks For My Entryway – DIY

I struggle with decorating my front entryway.  I move furniture and wall decor into and out of it on a seasonal basis and am never entirely happy with the end result.  After the most recent move of furniture I decided that I wanted lanterns or sconces to flank a painting that was hung above our… Continue reading Wall Lantern Hooks For My Entryway – DIY

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Refinishing A Buffet – Rescuing A Piece of Furniture

For those of you that follow the blog and don’t sew, you are probably getting bored with my most recent posts.  So here is a down and dirty DIY project for those who like to get their hands dirty.  It required stripping off layers and layers of paint, a little woodworking to add a bottom… Continue reading Refinishing A Buffet – Rescuing A Piece of Furniture

DIY & Home Projects · Sewing

Sewing Kitchen Bar Stool Chair Pads {That Are Both Reversible & Washable*}

Nothing beats homemade gifts, right?I hope so…Because for my sister Nicola’s birthday, my other sister and I tag teamed to make her cushions for her kitchen bar stools.My sister Nicola, has 3 incredibly awesome bar stools at her kitchen peninsula.  They are made from wine barrels and are one of a kind.  They get a… Continue reading Sewing Kitchen Bar Stool Chair Pads {That Are Both Reversible & Washable*}

All Things Children · Child Made / Arts & Crafts · DIY & Home Projects · Holidays

Melted Crayon Easter Eggs – Dye Free Easter Eggs

We decorated Easter eggs last night by melting crayons!  I stumbled upon a cool new way to decorate Easter eggs by using crayons while the eggs are still hot when perusing Pinterest.  It was very simple and also not very messy.  We decorated them this way with a 9 year old (my cousin Mindi) and… Continue reading Melted Crayon Easter Eggs – Dye Free Easter Eggs

DIY & Home Projects · Playroom

Reading Nook, Swing And Art Wall In The Playroom

I love how this room is starting to come together!  Not only is it bright and fun – it also helps keep our stuff organized!  Now there isn’t any excuse for toys to be out of place – this room has been designed around puzzles, books, arts and crafts, make-believe and all other things involving… Continue reading Reading Nook, Swing And Art Wall In The Playroom

All Things Children · Child Made / Arts & Crafts · DIY & Home Projects · Parties

Toddler St. Patrick’s Day Party With Crafts Food and Favors

Today we hosted a Toddler St. Patrick’s Day Party.  This group of parents and children get together frequently, but today we decided to embrace the upcoming holiday and eat a lot of green (and rainbow) colored foods, craft with green paints and wear as much green as our wardrobes allowed.  It has been such a… Continue reading Toddler St. Patrick’s Day Party With Crafts Food and Favors

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Master Bath – Bringing It All Together With Artwork And Accessories

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! A couple weeks ago we made some improvements to the master bath ensuite.  After building and installing the Chunky Floating Shelves and the Between the Studs Storage the rest of the bathroom needed a little help to get up to the same standard. So we updated it with some new artwork,… Continue reading Master Bath – Bringing It All Together With Artwork And Accessories

DIY & Home Projects · Operation Organization · Playroom

Turning A Wall Into A Child’s Easel and Accessorizing our Vertical Work Surfaces

I wrote about building these work surfaces and touched on the benefits they bring to child development last week.  This post is dedicated to how we accessorized the boards and organized our supplies to make them even more fun.  I will also describe what is needed to turn them into easels.  I used mostly Ikea… Continue reading Turning A Wall Into A Child’s Easel and Accessorizing our Vertical Work Surfaces