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 …

When you won’t have people over for the holiday because you’re embarrassed about your HOME…..

Listen, I talk to ALOT of you about your homes. I meet you in person. I talk to you on Twitter. You comment on Facebook.  I  know many of you are just not happy with how your home …

Easy JOY barnwood sign for Christmas

This painted barnwood sign is such an easy DIY project but yet I get many questions about it that I thought I would write another post on it for you!

joy barnwood sign front step decor



I have …

It’s my last FALL pallet project! I pinkie swear this time!

Happy fall y'all pallet

I did it. I made another fall pallet. I couldn’t help myself. I know I already made this one and this one,  but I was itching to make a CANDY CORN inspired fall pallet for my pallet painting party! I …

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 …

My bath curtain. My bronze truffle cabinets. My lack of sewing skills.


bath caddy done

On Monday I blogged about the new bath caddy that the amazing Mr. Magic made for me.  It’s gorgeous and perfect and ONLY LOOKS THAT GOOD WHEN I HAVE IT STAGED FOR PICTURES.  Lol.  The rest of the time …

How to PAINT kitchen tile

paint kitchen tile backsplash before

I am in love with our newly painted kitchen cabinets.  But the tile and the countertops are like a total buzz kill for me.  So.much.brown.  I have plans to switch them both out for more contemporary colors and finishes, …

Our kitchen gray cabinets transformation: from gold —–> gray

kitchen gray cabinets painted SW Cityscape after
Transforming our house has been a slooooooooooooooooooooow process. But we are making headway with our new gray cabinets!!!


kitchen gray cabinets before

 (photo cred to ES Photography in Kansas City who did our real estate photos)

Many of you may remember when our …

A gallery wall of old windows

gallery wall of old windows

We’ve been working slowly, slowly to put our house back together after:

  • putting it up for sale when the wall looked like the pic below
  • making it “vanilla” to appeal to the masses (so we took the wall down)
  • taking

Patriotic pallet flags …. with a twist!

pallet flag with grapevine wreath

pallet flag with paper mache stars

pallet flag with single star

I know, I know…. it’s the week OF Independence Day!  But you STILL have time to make a pallet flag!  I pinkie swear that you can make one in just a few hours!



pallets for projects

The biggest challenge is finding …