Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bye bye Golden Oak--Say Hello to Gray Stain (and Paint)

So if you follow me you probably feel like seeing this table is deja vu, because I finished another similar table a month  ago. This table set was so much easier because it was built solidly and still in great condition--for the 1990's. Time for the miracle power of paint and stain to enter the picture and bring an outdated, unwanted piece to today's world.

Monday, April 25, 2016

How to get Free Fonts (Easily)

Feel free to go directly to, or read on for pointers on how to make this wonderful site extra wonderful...

If you have heard that "the best things in life aren't free?" or, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't" then you've been lied to. I am about to let you in on one of the best life hacks you have ever discovered. Ok, not true, but this site really is monumentally awesome. If you are like me, you remember the main fonts everyone used back in the 90's when computers were barely getting good, and you had very limited options to make greeting cards, write reports or letters with, etc. Comic Sans, Times New Roman, Papyrus, and there is this one that starts with a "J" that I remember using a ton, but the name is slipping my mind. Anyway, say goodbye to these boring choices. is about to rock your world (and it is totally, honestly FREE).

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Leftover Drawers into Bench

Thanks for coming to check out how to either make a dress up station, (as I covered a couple weeks ago), or a mud room bench, or maybe both! Both of these projects are fairly simple and easy enough for any DIY'er. And if you are like me, you hate throwing away things, and get a high when you discover a way to repurpose something that looks like trash to everyone else. If you are like that, then most likely you have some drawers that need a purpose (or you will find some in no time).

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

DIY Chic Farmhouse Table

I don't know about you, but with drool-worthy shows like Fixer Upper,  I was on the hunt to for my own farmhouse table. Having grown up in California not far from the Santa Cruz beaches, but at the same time always loving the mountains in Lake Tahoe, I am torn between a love for the beach and the rustic. This table is a combo of the beach, the rustic, and Joanna Gaines. Let me tell you how it was done...