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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Creating Original American Flag Art

The fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays and its almost here! So before the fireworks and the cookouts commence, I’m taking a moment and remember how lucky I am to be an American! In honor of celebrating our nations birth, I decided to make some original American flag art and share the tutorial with…

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Ombre Ornaments: Using Krylon Paint

FTC disclosure: Krylon paint provided the materials for this post. The opinions I shared about using the discussed materials are my own. For this project, Krylon asked me to prepare Ornaments for their display at the Craft and Hobby Association booth at the national show taking place this past week! The goal was to take clear…

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Friendsgiving Decor

Some of our best of friends are coming into town to Buffalo from Florida and Rochester and we decided to host a Friendsgiving feast in their honor!  In addition to us being SUPER excited to spend time with them, this also means two things: 1- I get to go onto Pinterest and find yummy recipes…

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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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Preparing for a New Bathroom

Picture this: Our home is a 1950’s build and most of the bathroom is ORIGINAL (or slightly updated) to the home.  That means, Pepto Bismol colored shower tile, tile that  goes practically from the floor to the ceiling , really beat up fixtures and furniture, and to top it off 2 or three layers of …

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DIY haus numbers

If you read our landscaping post, you know that we’re all about finishing the outside of our home right now. Now the landscaping is complete, we have shimmied over a couple of feet to the front door area. The house number and mailbox we currently have are probably original to the house. Considering the house…

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The BEST Pinterest Wedding of 2013

So if you’re on Pinterest, you know it’s the epicenter for brides in wedding planning mode.  It’s really not even fair for them actually.  There are literally thousands of fantastic ideas and naturally when you have an average of a year or so to plan a wedding, you want to do EVERYTHING.  From the decoration…

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