DIY & Home Projects · Woodworking

Our New Butler’s Pantry / Our Coffee Bar: Turn a Closet Into A Bar

I love the sound of a “Butler’s Pantry”.  It sounds old and refined.   So that is what I am calling this new space in our home.  But, really….it is just an old closet transformed into a fancier storage area and coffee bar. Before:This was a very deep closet.  It was dark and always hard to… Continue reading Our New Butler’s Pantry / Our Coffee Bar: Turn a Closet Into A Bar

DIY & Home Projects · Tips&Tricks

Painted Chandeliers / Light Fixtures

AfterBefore AfterBefore BEFORE and AFTER Painted Light Fixtures When we moved into our home we did a major makeover on it.  Of course the work is never done, but we have gotten to a point where we live comfortably in it without feeling like it isn’t ours. Almost every light fixture in the house was… Continue reading Painted Chandeliers / Light Fixtures

DIY & Home Projects · Tutorials

DIY Curtain Rod – How To Make A Long Curtain Rod For Less Than $10

After making / diy’ing my Custom Pinch Pleat Curtains, I also wanted a new curtain rod.I knew I could figure a way to make a curtain rod myself without having to buy a new one.  So I started searching some of my favorite DIY sights and found this at House of Hepworths.com It provides a detailed account… Continue reading DIY Curtain Rod – How To Make A Long Curtain Rod For Less Than $10

DIY & Home Projects

Paneling the Fireplace – diy

OUR NEW FIREPLACE: DIY Wainscoting, Molding, Trim (or whatever else you want to call it)I posted a while ago that I wanted to paint the built-in shelves that surround my fireplace.  When looking at this room from the kitchen, it always appeared so dark because the brick, wood beam and built-ins were darker in color.  Before:After:… Continue reading Paneling the Fireplace – diy

All Things Children · Child Made / Arts & Crafts · DIY & Home Projects · Holidays · Tutorials

DIY Wrapping Paper

Our homemade, or better yet, “Child Made” wrapping paper looks a little bit like modern art – freeform shapes and lines that intersect in beautiful disarray! It looks a little bit like our Child Made Thank You Cards except we only used red white and green paint for this art project. It is a fun… Continue reading DIY Wrapping Paper