Restoration Hardware Style Finish

Crafts and DIY Tutorials

Want that Restoration Hardware bleached wood finish? Here’s an easy to follow tutorial to help you get that!

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The Old Oak Console Table Plans

Crafts and DIY Tutorials

You guys! This is gorgeous. It’s probably one of my favorite builds so far. It goes together really quickly – longest part was adding the corbels. This table will go great in traditional, transitional and even modern decor. I just love it, can’t you tell? Please check it out, build it yourself then tell me […]

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10 Painting tips I’ve never read anywhere else.

Crafts and DIY Tutorials

1. As much as you can, choose eggshell for walls – it looks great and most sample pints are made in that sheen so if you need a small touch up you only have to buy the sample version instead of a quart. 2. When choosing paint you’re going to be buying a bunch of […]

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We’ve Moved To Horsetown USA!

Family & Life

We moved to Horsetown, USA! Well, that about says it all. We joke and Mike tells people it’s because I ran out of diy projects and I say it’s because Mike wants to be a cowboy and own a horse. And that’s kinda true so if you like you can stop here and just move […]

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Poured in place concrete countertop


Phase 7: DIY Pool & Spa

Mike built the forms and poured the concrete himself. He mixed it in our 2-bag mixer while the twins were sleeping and I was chauffeuring our older two girls around. At one point the dog got loose and did a number on the forms and concrete and now we have a few waves. I also […]

July 11, 2017

Sunken Bar concrete slab


Phase 7: DIY Pool & Spa

Here’s some pics of us leveling the area with sand and then putting in the rebar for the concrete slab before we poured the concrete. We also put dobie’s down under the rebar but I didn’t take any pictures. As you can see we didn’t really have to build forms for this because the walls […]

July 11, 2017

Inspiration from Taking a Break


Phase 7: DIY Pool & Spa

Have you ever noticed that when you’re relaxed and and not working or thinking on a project you will magically come up with the answer to something that was concerning you? As a project pusher it’s a hard pill for me to swallow that at times we have to stop, take a break and relax […]

May 28, 2017