Dresser Makeover in Nursery Nook with Valspar Chalky Finish Paint

I’ve finally finished my last project before baby arrives! I got a last-minute spurt of energy and decided to do a dresser makeover in our master bedroom nursery nook.  When we moved into our new house last summer, my in-laws gave us a very sturdy bedroom set; it consisted of a large dresser, an armoire and two nightstands. The wood is beautiful, but we didn’t love the matchy-matchy look of a...

Easy Old Window Decor with Vases and Greenery

I know posts have been few and far between lately, preparing your house and life for a new baby can do that 🙂  We’ve decided to room share for a minimum of 6 months, but more likely plan on having baby in the room for us for the first year based off the AAP recommendations.  This means our master bedroom will double as our nursery.  Luckily, our current home gives us plenty...

How to Add a Little Life to Your Blanket Ladder

I hope everyone is enjoying their Friday!  It’s still chilly here in the Midwest, but the sun is out and it’s starting to look like Spring outside.  I think today is supposed to be the last day it doesn’t hit 60 degrees in the 10 day forecast and for that I am grateful!  I’m going a little stir crazy in the house today, so I thought I would show you guys...

Vintage Shipping Crate Coffee Table with Saltwash

I’m so happy to finally be sharing this project with everyone!  I’ve been working on this shipping crate transformation since last October, and here we are 6 months later with the final results.  I have to say, I do have a bit of an excuse for neglecting the basicallyLiz part of my life 🙂  Shortly after starting this project I found out we were expecting another baby!!  So I chose not to...

DIY TV Mount over Mantle

It’s only been a month since my last blog post… YIKES!  I promise I have a good reason, but we’ll get to that later.  I’m excited we were able to update our “TV over the mantle” look over the holiday break.  We got a hand-me-down TV from my parents, and it was quite an upgrade for us.  We finally committed to the idea of hanging our TV, and I’m happy...

DIY Wooden Photo Ornament Tutorial

Need an idea for an inexpensive, personalized gift this holiday season?  You’re in the right spot!  I’m excited to share a quick tutorial on transferring your favorite photo to wood.  I made a DIY wooden photo ornament to hand out to the grandparents at Thanksgiving, and I think they were a hit 🙂 There are a few tutorials online on transferring photos to wood, a lot of them gave me a headache. ...

IKEA Tea Towel Kitchen Curtain Hack

I hope everyone is enjoying this Thanksgiving Eve! Can we just take a second and think about all that we have to be thankful for?! I’m thankful we won’t be talking politics at dinner tomorrow 😉  Just in case you needed to take a break from the cooking and cleaning, I thought I would share my quick and easy tea towel kitchen curtain hack.  If you have 5 minutes and $10, you can do this....

The Best Kept Throw Pillow Secret **EDIT**

***EDIT*** I want this to be a place that offers real reviews, reflecting my personal experiences.  And in the case of my supposed “Best Kept Secret” find, maybe it’s not so great.  If you read the original post below, you’ll read about my excitement back in NOVEMBER when I found super cheap pillow covers on Amazon.  I wanted to let everyone know that its now the end of MARCH, and...

Tell Your Story with Your Home Decor (Free Letter Wall Art)

The internet can be a wonderful place.  Instantly, you can connect with creative,  innovative people.  I love hearing a fresh perspective or seeing new ideas from people hundreds, even thousands of miles away.  I’m doing an online decorating course right now and I’ve been able to get decor input and advice from so many others who value keeping things cozy and affordable. It takes time Keeping things affordable has been a challenge since moving into...

Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Installation

Life has been busy lately, so my DIY projects have taken a back seat. This week, I finally got around to tackling the exciting project of adding hardware to our kitchen cabinets.  It sounds easy enough, right?  I looked at a few tutorials on Pinterest and felt confident in my abilities.  Boy, I totally underestimated the amount of measuring and patience installing cabinet pulls would require!  I think I represent a pretty big group...