A fresh look for tired nightstands

So let me start out by saying maternity leave has been amazing.  I’ve spent lots of days parked in the bed snuggling my little sweetie. And to think I was legitimately worried I couldn’t love another child as much as love my 4 year old…. Its unbelievable how your heart explodes all over again.  And there is something about watching my older daughter light up over her baby sister that makes me...

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...

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...

Easy Kitchen Island Lighting Update

Slowly but surely, this house is starting to feel like ours.  Last weekend we finished the dining area lighting update.  With the old builder grade chandelier gone, we felt the need to do a little update to the island lighting as well. The original lights were fine, I’m not going to pretend that they were awful. (I’ve had awful. Our first house had a freaking circus kitchen when we moved in, complete with...