How to make a reverse canvas

How to make a reverse canvas

A DIY tutorial on how to make a reverse canvas. Also a cute farmhouse kitchen sign with graphics from Craftbundles.com and cutting vinyl with your Cricut or Silhouette. I have been making farmhouse signs and pallet signs for years! Even selling them in a shop at one point. When I saw the concept of a reverse canvas my mind was blown. How had I never done this before. It was so simple there was not trip needed to the hardware store. Just a package of canvases from the craft store or amazon and you could have a custom farmhouse sign. 

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Installing Peel and Stick Glass Tiles

Installing Peel and Stick Glass Tiles

Yes you read that right! Today I am going to show you how we installed peel and stick glass tiles. When I was in Georgia last summer I saw a demo from Aspect Tile and I could not believe that they had peel and stick glass tiles. I knew this was exactly what I wanted to do in my kitchen renovation.

Let me just remind you of how my kitchen looked before we started renovations. You can check out all the progress so far here

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Adding crown molding to your kitchen cabinets.

Adding crown molding to your kitchen cabinets.

We are in the home stretch of the renovation! Now I didn’t love how the cabinets didn’t go to the ceiling and I just couldn’t get over it. I know there was something that could be done but I also knew that I didn’t know how to do it myself and neither did my dad. So I headed over to the hardware store. Now I just happen to have one worker there that is my go to. He’s in school to be craftsman (not sure if that’s the right term) but he always seems to know the answers instead of looking at me like I have 3 heads.

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DIY Wallpapered Drawers

DIY Wallpapered Drawers

Today the guest room is finally getting a little love. After almost a year of just having a bed in this room I picked up some unfinished pine night stands. I left them assembled in the room for a few months knowing I wanted to do something fun with a pop of color and maybe a texture. 

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Installing an Ikea farmhouse sink

Installing an Ikea farmhouse sink

Everything but the kitchen sink.... or so it seemed. I am elbows deep in my kitchen renovation and all I've ever wanted is a farmhouse sink but I was truly finding it to be problematic. See most farmhouse sinks require a custom cabinet that was made for the an apron front sink. No matter the research I was doing or trying to figure out my cabinet situation I was just having no luck. Not to mention farmhouse sinks can run you upwards of $1,200. So to keep this kitchen on budget and to keep my plans of painting the oak cabinets I turned to trusty old Ikea. 

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How to stencil a farmhouse style wood sign

How to stencil a farmhouse style wood sign


Today I am excited to show you guys how I stencil farmhouse style wood signs. Now it seems like these style signs are everywhere right now but they come with a pretty hefty price tags. I want to show you how you can make them at home with some lumber and your Cricut.

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How to build a farmhouse wood sign

How to build a farmhouse wood sign

Today I am showing you guys how to build a farmhouse wood sign. With the farmhouse style blowing up over the last year I am seeing these signs everywhere from hobby lobby to etsy. They can be pricey but yet they are fairly simple to make. I am going to show you guys how to make them today and you can learn how to stencil them here. 

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How to Install Ikea Butcher Block Countertops

How to Install Ikea Butcher Block Countertops

Today let's talk how to install Ikea butcher block countertops. We are back at it here with the kitchen renovation and finally my ugly black formica countertops are sitting in a dump somewhere and no longer haunting me! So before we get started let's make sure you read up on how I finished these countertops with spar varnish to protect it from water, warping and stains. 

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How to Finish Ikea Butcher Block Countertops

How to Finish Ikea Butcher Block Countertops

The kitchen renovation is in full swing here and today I am going to walk you guys through how to finish Ikea butcher block counter tops. Now what do I mean finish don't you just go to Ikea then install those counters? Well you could but chances are this time next year your counter tops would be full of stains and could have some water damage. To avoid this the best thing to do is to seal the counters with a spar varnish. In this case I used Helmsman to seal my Hammarp counters. 

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How to remove tile backsplash

How to remove tile backsplash

We are in week 3 of the One Room Challenge and of my kitchen renovation! This week I am showing you guys how to remove tile backsplash. Now I knew originally when I did the kitchen I was going to paint the cabinets, install a farmhouse sink and new counters. I was scared to touch the backsplash even though I could not stand the color and design of it.

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How to clean your kitchen cabinets with TSP

How to clean your kitchen cabinets with TSP

I am over here in full on kitchen renovation mode. I am starting to prep my kitchen cabinets to paint them.  Funny thing with cabinets if you want the paint to last you need to prep them. Prep work is very important I cannot stress this enough. We are in week two of the One Room Challenge. Last week I shared my plans for the kitchen renovation and this week it is underway! Let me tell you guys I am really feeling the pressure to get this kitchen done in the next 5 weeks. The pressure is on! So let's get started. 

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How to Dye Wood

How to Dye Wood

Guys I am so excited to share with you a new staining technique I have taught myself. I am partnering with Wayfair today to show you how to dye wood. Thats right dye! I saw this technique used at a conference I attended several month ago and knew I had to try it. When Wayfair sent me this Maginnis Table, as part of the DIY By My Side project, I knew this was a perfect project for it. 

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Simple storage shelves for your office or craft room.

Simple storage shelves for your office or craft room.

Over the long weekend I finally got down into my craft room and what's the first thing I did? I made simple storage shelves for my craft room. I was at home depot grabbing stuff for my kitchen renovation and in the back of my head I knew I needed additional storage to organize the space. I wandered into the storage/organization aisle and made a couple of passes wondering what would be best for the space. I have a lot of small containers of paint and a lot of vases and jars. I liked the idea of shelving but the laminate shelving left much to be desired. For the cost of a shelf I knew I could cut and paint my own. So I grabbed brackets and headed over to the lumber department.  

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DIY Candle Light Wedding Centerpieces with Mason Jars

DIY Candle Light Wedding Centerpieces with Mason Jars

One of my good friends recently got married and we all know I love a wedding! So of course I wanted to help her make centerpieces. We made DIY candlelight wedding centerpieces with mason jars and frosted glass spray paint using my silhouette and vinyl 

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How to make a shiplap headboard

How to make a shiplap headboard

Today I am sharing how to make a DIY shiplap headboard. Last week I had the pleasure of partnering up with Habitat for Humanity and 13 other bloggers to help style a Habitat House in Portland Connecticut. Each blogger paired up with another blogger and was assigned a room. I was lucky enough to style the teenage boys room with Stephanie from Sandpaper and Glue. So where did we start? Where we all start of course, Pinterest. The teenager created a Pinterest board that reflected his style. He liked a mix of clean lines, wood, industrial and technology. 

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Strawberry Lemonade Fizz

Strawberry Lemonade Fizz

In the past year I have really started to become obsessed with seltzer. I stopped drinking soda and most juice at home and naturally seltzer was the next best thing, especially if it was Polar seltzer. Have your tried their summer flavors?!? (I am in no way affiliated with them I am just a big fan). I am also a big fan of spiked seltzers so why not put my own twist on that at home? Today I am sharing a super easy recipe for a Strawberry Lemonade Fizz. 

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How to use a paint sprayer to update your furniture.

How to use a paint sprayer to update your furniture.

I recently moved into my new house and I am ready to refresh all my decor but the problem is buying a house just a few months ago left me a bit budget conscious. So instead of looking for new furniture I decided why not update something that I had to help refresh and modernize my freshly painted living room. Naturally what is the most stared at piece of furniture in your living room? Your TV stand.

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DIY Two Toned Wine Rack #IkeaHack

DIY Two Toned Wine Rack #IkeaHack

This month I am teaming up with Hickory Hardware and 8 other bloggers to transform an Ikea Rast dresser into anything we want! I have always wanted to make an Ikea Hack and here's my chance! Now the only question is what do I make?! Wrapping my head around this wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. I recently moved and have not found a place yet for my wine glasses and wine bottles. I immediately knew this is what I had to do. The next question was how? 

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How to Make a Mercury Glass Ornament

How to Make a Mercury Glass Ornament

Guys I am so excited to share with you that this week I am joining up with Simply Kelly DesignsTwo Purple CouchesThe House Down the Lane and Where the Smiles Have Been to throw and entire weeklong Holiday Craft Party! You may remember from last year the Holiday Craft Party that Kelly and I threw. We thought it would be even better if we got a few of our favorite bloggers involved. So before I get to How to Make Mercury Glass Ornaments. Let me tell you more about this week. Make sure you stay to the end of this post a.) to see what the other party goers created and b.) to enter to win a $50 Michaels gift card or $50 to Minted! 

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Snowman Mason Jar Vase

Snowman Mason Jar Vase

Hey Guys! It's the third Monday of the month and that means it's Mason Jar Monday. This month's theme is Christmas and I have a fun project for you a Simple Snowman Mason Jar Vase. 

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