Support Habitat for Humanity at the Buffalo ReStore DIY Contest

Guys.  I’m not going to lie, I’m REALLY excited.  In just a few weeks the Buffalo Restore DIY Contest and Auction will take place and ALL the proceeds go towards the Habitat for Humanity of Buffalo. Here’s how it works… Fellow DIYers (like yours truly!) have been picking up furniture and supplies this summer, working hard…

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PVC and A Bedsheet: Transforming your Backyard to Outdoor Movie Central

Thank you to Uncle Bob’s Self Storage for sponsoring this blog post! The opinions I shared and materials I used are my own. How does watching a movie under the stars sound to you? Mosey on over to the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage blog to learn how to make your own outdoor movie screen using…

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Custom Dining Room Table in the Making: Prepping and Staining

Ever since we moved into our home in 2011, we have wanted the Benchwright Pottery Barn dining room table.  I will let you take a moment to bask in its beauty! As much as we loved and longed for it, it just simply wasn’t in the budget. So, I went on Pinterest to search for…

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DIY wood wall decor

How I made my own DIY wood wall decor for $7.

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How I Transformed my Jewelry Armoire for $14

My jewelry armoire has been looking pretty sad lately, screaming for a re-do and I’ve also always wanted to try a chalky finish on something; so now, the time has come for both!  I went to Valu Home Centers to pick up some of this awesome Krylon Chalky Finish spray paint.  I know I’ve said…

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Kitchen Tour

We have been living in our home for almost four years now. I can’t believe how the time has passed! And to think, all this time I didn’t update you all with a complete kitchen tour. How dare I! Are you ready for the before photos? Buckle up. So, before I show you our updated…

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Corner Shelf Re-do

This piece was a good old fashioned roadside find.  I had been looking for something to the add to the corner of my reading nook and this was perfect.    So, to get started with the refinish, I took it outside and took all the hardware and doors off. Then I gave it a good…

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Organizing Your Entryway

I teamed up with Valu Home Centers again and provided them this post for their new blog!  Check it out – its another awesome resource for DIY love. September means everyone is back-to-school!  Back-to-school comes with a lot of shoes, coats, bags, umbrellas and who knows what else strewn about in your entryway and house. …

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Laundry Room Re-do

1950’s homes usually all have the similar basement laundry situation.  Ugly pipes, a cold floor and a rusty smelly old sink. We wanted to soften ours up and make for a nicer, cleaner “laundry room” experience.  So without further introduction, here is the progression of how we re-did our laundry room for a only couple…

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Our Home Lanscaping Adventure

We bought our first home in July of 2011 and as much as we absolutely LOVED the inside of the house, we knew the landscaping had to go.  I mean, just look at it! The bushes were practically swallowing the house. (Spring and winter photos for your viewing pleasure.) Landscaping isn’t the easiest thing in…

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