Home Show: Chip & Jo. The Treehouse Master. And I. Oh my!


Like everyone else in America, I love Chip and Joanna Gaines….. the Fixer Upper phenoms.  Designer extraordinaires. Eater of bugs (did you see that episode??).  And maker of all homes pretty.  The whole wide world is in love …

Need to clean paint brushes with dried paint on them??? I have the fix for you!!!!


dining room buffet done clean paint brushes

So last week I finished painting this buffet for my Paint Finish of the Month Club.  And in typical #hotmess fashion, I was so excited to get the piece put back together and get the top decorated that …

I know you were doubting me (but check out my buffet now!)

dining painted buffet before


I know that the idea of me painting this buffet hit some of you straight in the gut.  I got tons of Facebook comments telling me I was “ruining perfectly good wood” and “someone worked hard to build that …

My Top 10 project FAILURES and FLOPS of 2015


I’m seeing all these “Top 10 projects of 2015”  articles from so many talented bloggers right now and I’m all over here like….. well, I think I DID make a few pretty things last year.  Lol.

Without a doubt, 2015 was an …

PAINT that OLD curtain rod- an easy DIY!!

painted curtain before and after

I just got done painting a curtain rod at my house and I’m so obsessed with how it turned out that I’m getting ready to do a cabinet in the same finish.  Boom!

Magic Brush Painted curtain rod inspiration

I was going to purchase a curtain …

Over the top, pink fall decor for Breast Cancer Awareness Month


pink pumpkins breast cancer

Last year, one of my clients turned friends (I call them a “cli-end” or a “fr-ient”….. don’t you love it when that happens???) asked me to make a fall/pumpkin display for a Breast Cancer Awareness project in our Kansas …