Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Two great recipes in one post using the same flour mix...here you can make these two recipes in no time. Here are the two recipes:
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Thanks to a cheaply built rolltop desk that I got for free off of Craigslist, we get to learn TWO valuable furniture redo tips today! Painting straight and perfect lines can be an aggravating nightmare, or a peaceful walk in the park with a tip I learned from a fellow blogger. Laminate furniture is easy to find, but hard to find in great shape. Water damage wreaks havoc on this cheaper material, but that damage can be easily rectified! Here's how:
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Have any extra cupboard doors lying around? You can find them everywhere. Updating your home you can have leftovers or use the old ones you are replacing. Sometimes you can even ask Home Depot or Lowes to give you one or more when they change out their displays. Plus there are a ton of free pieces of furniture on Craigslist that can have their doors removed. With a cupboard door you have an easy to make chalkboard. Just paint on the perfectly flat middle surface and you already have it framed! Only 3 things needed and so cheap and easy to make. Here's what you need to do...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
What is Furniture 411 and how can it help You?
The birth of Furniture 411 is thanks to friends and family who gave me the idea that this FREE service would be super helpful. Creating is a blast, but creating alone often ends prematurely. Blogs and other "how-tos" are invaluable, but sometimes you just need a quick personal answer regarding your specific project to move past a roadblock in your creative process. Furniture 411 is here to provide YOU all of the help you need when any of those roadblocks come. Read on to find out how help is just a click away.... (or click here to go straight to the help)
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
If you follow me on Facebook or have looked through many of my before's and after's, you will see a trend. I would say that 90% of the time I choose to "paint it white". There are many reasons why I choose to paint many of my furniture pieces white, and I figured I should explain myself. In the end my explanation might make your creative decision process a little bit easier too!
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
Did you know that you can jazz up your home's decor for free? There are so many places you can pick up free pallets and instantly you will have wood with character just begging to be made into something. It isn't that difficult, so read on and see how you can step up your decorating for next to nothing!
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
It's always fun when you find a piece that has good bones about it for $30. When I picked up this heavily lacquered desk from the seller he acted surprised that I really wanted it. Right then and there I thought, "Why am I not talking this guy down from $30?" But then that inner voice said to me,"Give it up, it is a great price already. Pay him his money and get on your way." So I did and told him I would be re-doing it, which somehow seemed to make him feel better. If only he knew what hideous things are on Craigslist (and the outlandish prices the sellers try to charge for them).
What is nice about pieces that are pretty ugly in the first place, is that it isn't hard prepping them for a transformation, or coming to terms that you are going to transform them.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Furniture Redo board on Pinterest to help my creative juices start flowing when I see a piece that needs some love and attention.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Over a year ago I came across this adorable play kitchen from giggleberry creations found here.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
February is quickly approaching and that means Valentine's Day is too! For those of you that love a certain someone and don't want to go with the usual box of chocolates or the expensive route of jewelry, here are a few ideas that Nathan and I made for each other in the past that anyone can do. The beauty of these are that they are almost foolproof and are all very inexpensive to do. Another big plus is that you get props for making something thoughtful that took you time to do...huge brownie points for me in the love category (and I know for many other women).
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Just like me keeping a journal, being an up to date blogger is next to impossible. I'd much rather create on a whim and get around to documenting the creations when I feel up to it. I also find that I am a pretty random creator. Most people find that they like doing certain things like painting, cooking, music and then stick to that genre. I get obsessed with one kind of creating and go crazy, and then get bored of it and go crazy with something entirely different, and then get bored, and go a whole different direction. The nice thing is that I have the ability to do this, not some boss telling me to do certain things by a certain time frame. In the end I do a project when I have an idea and the time to do it. Needless to say, since my last post I have done a lot of things to keep my creativity level of happiness up. Here's what has happened since:
I found this ugly beast at the side of the road, a few houses down from us.