Dog House to Be Auctioned Off at SPCA’s Hounds and Heroes Event on June 2

I’ve built a couple of dog houses in my day, but I have to say this one very well may take the cake for the most famous, special, and philanthropic. Say what? Here’s why! I originally built this dog house for my friends over at Valu Home Centers from nearly 100% reclaimed materials. They filmed a…

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Join haus2home at the Buffalo Home Show this March!

The 2018 Buffalo Home Show is upon us! The weekends of March 9-11 and 16-18, the Home Show will take over the Buffalo Convention Center helping attendees brush up on all the latest home trends and brands, get some inspiration for home projects, and even win some awesome giveaways! Quite possibly the best news? For the second year,…

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2016 Year in Review and Plans for 2017!

What do Genevieve Gorder, LifeStorage, TV commercials, and dog houses have in common? They were all a part of my 2016! Oh yes, its true. Let me break it down for you.  Right here. Right now. 2016 was quite the year! I had some  unforgettable opportunities, experiences and incredible learning moments. It was also a…

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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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Shopping Local to Create Upcycled Home Decor

FTC disclosure: Valu Home Centers sponsored this blog post. The opinions I shared about shopping at these locations below and using the discussed materials are my own. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Shopping local to create upcycled home decor is a win-win-win situation; the local shops get your business, you get…

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DIY wood wall decor

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

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DIY outdoor composter

Thank you to Valu Home Centers for sponsoring this blog post! The opinions I shared and materials I used are my own. Did you know that leftover food can actually be turned into compost? Composting is a great way to live a green lifestyle.  On the Valu Home Centers blog  I show how to make…

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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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Dining room re-do: With the Salvation Army and Valu Home Centers

Do you have a room in your house that needs to be functional but you are also longing for it to be smashingly beautiful? This is exactly the project I tackled this holiday season. And, thanks to the Salvation Army and Valu Home Centers, I was able to make this idea a reality. I decided…

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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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