Dumpster diving


freelance writer office
You may remember my office makeover from quite awhile back. Since then, things have gotten worn and I just needed a change. I found a couple rolls of really pretty wrapping paper at Hobby Lobby and thought, “Why not?” First, I cut pieces that would cover my two desks. The tops were worn and stained and I didn’t feel like painting them. I sprayed the desks down with spray adhesive and smoothed the wrapping paper down. You’re probably thinking, “But that won’t be durable!” I’ve found that if you do this with a thick paper with a glossy finish, spills wipe […]

Make a Quick Change to Your Home Office with Wrapping Paper


Rug made out of a waterhose 51 comments
I needed a cute little outdoor rug to add some color to my hammock area. Luckily, we were about to throw out an old hose. I snatched it out of the trash and went to work. With just some zip ties and spray paint I was able to get just the look I wanted. Basically, all you do is coil the hose around itself and use zip ties to secure one coil to the next. While you coil, make sure that the ends of all of the zip ties are on one side. The side with the ends will be […]

How to Make an Outdoor Rug with a Water Hose


vintage decorating 21 comments
Originally published April 16, 2014 The wall in my dining room was boring when you compared it to the rest of my home. I had to do something with it. I’ve always like the look of old, vintage prints. I remember my grandma had a tea pitcher with vintage ads printed on it. I loved looking at it while drinking a tall glass of sweet tea (Oklahoma, yall!). A few years ago, I rescued this old book from a 100-year-old farmhouse that was being torn down. (I got this cabinet in the same house!) Here’s my hubby tearing down the […]

Awesome Inexpensive Vintage Wallpaper Using Books



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Two winters ago we had a really bad ice storm here in Texas and Oklahoma (I live on the border). As a result, my mom lost all of her silverleaf maple trees. That was around 20 trees! There was a lot of logs laying around after they cut up the trees and I smuggled some away for craft projects. The first project I did was set a few up in my living room as plant stands. So simple and looks so cool! Don’t you just love the silver bark? If you do this at home, just make sure that all of […]

Log Plant Stand for Cool Green Decor


homemade china hutch
I love finding things on the side of the road or by a dumpster and fixing them up. My motto: Years ago, I found this knickknack shelf beside a dumpster. I pulled the broken doors off of it and it stayed like this for a while: Then I removed the molding around the top and painted it blue: We used it like that for years, but I wanted a china hutch and decided that my little cabinet would work great. First, I needed to find another shelf that I could stack on top. I found one on my local Facebook […]

Dumpster Diving Transformation: Homemade China Hutch


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    I am big on finding trash on the side of the road and turning it into something nice. Well, I found a huge nicknack shelf on the side of the road. It looked like a dog had taken big bites out of it, so I had to putty, paint, and tighten the whole thing. I think it turned out nice. Go through the pictures in the slide show to watch how I fixed it up.

Dumpster Diving Shelf Redo



mirror decor 12 comments
I decided to give my bathroom a makeover last week. I think it went really well. I painted the walls a tropical blue, first. Then, I mixed the wall color with a little white and painted a 100-year-old kitchen cabinet we had salvaged from an old house. This cabinet slides in against the wall for storage. Without the cabinet there would be no storage at all in my little bathroom. (In our house there is a girl’s bathroom and a guy’s bathroom. This is the girl’s.) I think my crowning pride and joy is my mirror makeover. Back before we […]

Bathroom Makeover: Bottle Cap Mirror Redo and More