• DIY Home Decor

    DIY Jewelry Storage and Display

    My daughter recently became a Paparazzi Independent Consultant.  As a consultant, she needs creative, attractive ways to store and display her jewelry pieces.  I put together this DIY jewelry storage and display project for her.  In my mind, this was a quick and easy project, but it proved to be more challenging than I expected. Supplies Needed Pegboard sheet- bought mine at Home Depot $9.99 for a 4 x 2-foot sheet. black pegboard hooks liquid nails picture hangers kit glazier points fancy tool for setting glazier points or a hammer and flat head screwdriver open back frame bought it on sale for $14.99 at Hobby Lobby glossy black spray paint Plaid clear…

  • DIY Home Decor,  seasonal

    Take a Clearance Item from Trash-to-Treasure

    I love a good sale! Between working full-time and chauffering two kids around, I just don’t get much shopping time.  The other day I found some time and rushed into Hobby Lobby.  It was definitely my lucky day, as they had just marked all fall decor down 80%, and it wasn’t even Thanksgiving yet! The fall aisle was like an L.A. freeway at rush hour.  Shoppers’ carts were bumper to bumper, as we rummaged through pumpkins and foliage.   I always host Thanksgiving at my house, so I was on the look-out for some new fall decor to go with my Give Thanks reverse canvas I had just made. Check…

  • DIY Home Decor

    How to Save $4000.00 by Refinishing Oak Banister with Gel Stain

    I swore to myself that I wasn’t going to write this post because I have seen a million of them on Pinterest.  I actually got this idea from Pinterest.  But this project has consumed all of my free time, and I haven’t been able to do anything else except for the decorations for my classroom.  So here comes yet another post on the miracles of General Finishes Gel Stain. Refinishing the Bannister Costs How Much? A little more than a year ago we replaced the carpet in most of our downstairs and in our loft with a dark laminate.  While this was a huge improvement over the old carpet it…