• How To Faux Paint A Faux Stone Planter

    I’m in a plant-y mood lately, are you? I picked up this faux stone planter at Jo-Ann’s Fabrics & Crafts last week when I saw that it was 70% off… (Snapped that pic before the kitchen faucet went back on- … Continue reading

    Faux Painted | Faux Stone | Planter | Tutorial

    DIY Magazine Holder

    Remember that wooden orchard ladder we had propped against the wall in the reading room in our old house? And remember that black wire basket we used in my Mom’s guest bedroom makeover a while back? Well, my Mom gave me the … Continue reading


    17 Ways to Add Character To Your Cottage

    We’re working on the newly-installed hardwood floor in our hallway today….sanding, staining, sealing….story of our lives- ha! I look forward to posting the before, during and after pics soon, but in the meantime, here are links to some of the … Continue reading


    How To Install Cabinet Molding

    Happy How To’s Day! We’re spending some time celebrating our 7 year anniversary and a birthday this week, so we thought we’d pull up a popular post from the past for today’s how-to party. It’s the one about making your … Continue reading

    TLC Kitchen

    DIY Mirror

    Hey there! Kev here. Like Lay mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m here to show you how I made the sunburst mirror for my Mom and Dad’s porch. Thanks to Kate’s tutorial, it was really easy to put together. First, I … Continue reading


    Mouseover How To

    Happy How To’s Day! Today, I thought I’d show ya how we make our photos move with a mouseover how to! First up, you’ll need to choose which two photos you’d like to use. (Tip: The key to really making … Continue reading


    How To Make Pillows

    The last time I went over to my friend Ashley’s house, I broke one of her bar stools… (Like a bull in a china shop, I tell ya.) …so imagine my surprise when she agreed to let me back in … Continue reading


    Spring Wreath How To

    Hey there! And welcome to our very first How To’s Day linky party! The first project we thought we’d share is how we made an easy-breezy Spring wreath for our dining room. With March right around the corner, it was … Continue reading

    Spring Cottage

    Painting A Dresser And Planning A Pocket

    Remember that $40, oh-so-cute, but badly-water-damaged dresser we got at a flea market a while back? If so, then you probably also remember that we initially took the top part of it off, painted it white, sanded back the drawer … Continue reading


    A Quick And Easy Way To Transform Your Curtains From Tab Top to Rod Pocket

    We had a bunch questions about how we altered our master bedroom curtains on an earlier post, so I’m gonna give Kev the reigns today and let him show just how easy it was to transform them from tab top, … Continue reading


    A Few Of My Favorite: Tutorials (2010)

    Well, 2010 is almost over, and boy was it a busy year! Kevin’s actually not off the hook quite yet. He’s gotta work ’til after midnight tonight… (He’s a rock n’ roller, and rock n’ rollers almost always work on New … Continue reading


    Pottery Barn Eagan Mirror (Knock-off) Tutorial

    Greetings! Today we’re gonna attempt to show you how we made the “Eagan-style” mirror we used on our mantel. We recorded a short video about it (which you’ll find at the bottom of this post) but before you watch it, … Continue reading

    Mirror Rosette

    A Few Of My Favorite: Room Re-do’s (2009)

    There’s nothing like a seeing a great “before and after” is there? Remember these? Move your mouse back and forth over the photo below to see Jennifer’s amazing kitchen transformation! Click HERE to read Jennifer’s blog! ——————————————————————————————– Move your mouse … Continue reading

    A Few Of My Favorite: Thrifty Tips (2009)

    Today our Favorites is all about “Thrifty Tips”. So I thought I’d invite the Queen of thrifty decor over for a visit to talk about her top 5 thriftiest tips of the year. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Sarah … Continue reading

    A Few Of My Favorite: Tutorials (2009)

    Wow! I can’t believe the year is almost over! It’s crazy how fast the time flies. This was my first full year of blogging, and I’ve enjoyed it so much. I’ve made so many friends, and gotten so many great … Continue reading