My menu board bit the dust. But I resurrected it.


Remember the menu board I made from a super-ugly Goodwill frame this summer? Well, it had a little accident. Large pieces of glass don’t take kindly to being knocked off the wall. I’d grown rather fond of my board, though, and I didn’t want to just give it up. So, I popped in at Goodwill […]

Well, that worked better than a plastic bag.

roller cover and brush cover review

I’ve spent many hours of my life bonding with paintbrushes, and usually when I’m waiting for the paint to dry between coats, I wrap a plastic bag around my brush to keep it from drying out. This can be pretty messy, though, especially if you use the same bag more than once, so when I […]

Before and Afters of Joshua’s room (at long last!)


For those of you just tuning in…my big summer project this year was Joshua’s room. (Last year? Kitchen cabinet painting.) He and I painted his walls, his trim, and a loft bed we bought off of Craig’s list.  And we decluttered and reorganized his room in the process. First up, some before pictures, because they […]

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

sawhorses for painting cabinets

Last summer, I tackled the project of painting my worn, outdated kitchen cabinets. I’m super happy with the results, but oof.  It was a big project, and I’m glad I won’t have to do this again soon! I don’t have a huge kitchen, but it still was a really time consuming project, and having my […]

Psst! I stained some things. (Whaaa??)

Yup. I refinished something and the project didn’t involve paint. This is lookin’ a lot different now. And so is this. Click right here to see what they look like now. (Worry not-the link is nothing scary. It will simply take you to the post here on my site where you can see the mirror […]

Lisey’s Room: Before and After

goodwill jewelry holder before

As I’m sure all of you know by now, one of my summer projects this year was painting the bedroom that was Zoe’s so that Lisey could move in. (Zoe had that bedroom for a long time because until last year, it housed a crib-turned-toddler-bed that no one but her could fit into! When we […]