Our green metal fence was looking pretty rough from the sprinkler’s hard water and the hot Florida sun. So I decided to spray paint it and add an arbor for Jasmine to climb. Here is how it looked before: First I scrubbed off the residue from the sprinklers and dirt. If you have rust, use… Read More Painting the fence + garden arbor
Last week I planted an orchid in a palm tree. It’s so pretty and vibrant. The idea is that it wraps its roots around the palm. The previous home owner at our last house planted several and I loved them so much I wanted to try it at our new house! This is probably more… Read More Planting an orchid in a palm tree
A little over six months ago I finished painting my ENTIRE bathroom — the tile floors, grout, shower, stenciled the walls, even painted the side of the tub and backsplash. I promised an honest 6-month update, so here we are, the good bad and ugly! Here’s what worked and what didn’t. Overall, this project was… Read More Nitpicky 6-month painted tile update
I added workspaces for the boys and an entire wall of cork board for all their master planning! It was super simple too. Maybe this will mean the end of duct-taped pieces of paper everywhere?? I’ll give you a little tour of all the updates and show you exactly how I put the cork up… Read More Easy DIY cork board wall + boy’s workspace
Lots of pillow talk this week. Not that kind of pillow talk — get your mind out of the gutter! Actual pillows. Earlier this week I shared my affordable boho pillow round up (they’re only about $15 each!), but I wanted one larger pillow that would stand out and bring out the fun colors in… Read More DIY rug pillow
I’m happy with how our master bedroom is coming along, but I wanted to add some character to these small, basic windows. I found the easiest, 5-minute solution ever! Let me show you: This is the before. It’s a simple builder-grade window. I like this wall painted Kendall Charcoal, but it still needed some help.… Read More 5-minute window crosshead, no power tools!
I added simple trim with pre-made corners to add some drama to this little nook. It’s urethane, so it’s very lightweight and easy to work with. It’s flexible and easy to cut, so you won’t need a power saw. You haven’t seen much of this reading nook on the blog! I left it empty for… Read More Easy trim moulding in reading nook
I’ve done a little updating in our well-used guest bedroom! I added a beautiful ocean mural, painted half walls, and repurposed items from other parts of the house. I can’t wait to give you a tour! I finished this right before we started staying home, but am just now finding the time to take photos… Read More Ocean mural in the guest room
You can update your builder-grade mirror in less than an hour for about $20! This is one of those projects that was more difficult in my mind than in reality! It looks so much more polished and elegant with the frames. And the best part is there was no painting or nailing. Here’s a look… Read More Easiest way to frame a mirror
I’ve worked slowly for eight months, painting every surface imaginable, to update this bathroom with only paint! I painted the tile floors, grout, shower, stenciled the walls, even painted the side of the tub and backsplash! I’ve never had a more dramatic paint makeover than this room. And it cost about $261! You’ll have to… Read More How to paint bathroom tile: floor, shower, backsplash
I’m no artist, but I am creative. And cheap, haha! I’ve got some art tricks up my sleeve for DIYs and free art to print. Come take a look at five beautiful and simple FREE art ideas! Stamping Last week I decided to experiment with these thrift store frames I bought for $10 each. The… Read More 5 incredibly easy DIY art ideas
I have been considering painting these living room walls black for some time. One day I finally just did it! It’s a BIG change, a dramatic change — and I love it! The contrast and depth are just what this space needed. On the other side of this black wall is the kitchen. I don’t… Read More I painted my living room wall black!