The DIY journey of a California citygirl and a Montana farmboy

One Room Challenge Spring Reveal I am so excited!  Today is the day!  The last few weeks have been such a good experience for me.  It pushed me to learn new skills and I love the outcome.   I am so grateful to the One Room Challenge team for helping all types of decorators feel like …

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– One Room Challenge – Week One Do It Yourself Shiplap   I am loving this challenge so far, because it keeps me on a schedule and pushes me to get things done.  I am good with a schedule!  Continue to check out all the guests for the One Room Challenge here as well as …

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Antiquing Wax   After refinishing the base of my 25 year old green cedar chest, I decided I wanted to finish the top of it just slightly different.  I chose to use a method called “antiquing” and just loved the way it turned out. Check out the process I used to finish the base using …

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Distressing Furniture In high school I was gifted a beautiful cedar hope chest from my parents.  Back in the 90’s my color was Hunter Green – for literally everything.  I love this chest so much still but the color needed to go!  So I grabbed one of my favorite products (Country Chic Paint) and went …

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Years ago I got the cutest hutch which I love.  Soon after a soccer ball went flying through the class door and shattered it.  One month later the other door was toast.  So it has sat open and not so cute for 2 years now!  I was ready for some way to hide the things …

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I have always wanted to try out milk paint and figured my Granny’s old oak headboard was where to start.  I started my search online and I found Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint – it is the cutest website!  There are so many tutorials to learn from and I instantly felt like Marian and I …

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I have had this darling old stool that was given to me by my sweet Granny.  It’s needed some TLC.  When a friend asked me to refinish her piece as well I decided it was time to attack both.  Look at these things – so much history and so much love needed up on them! …

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    Would you like the look of old aged wood but do not want the hassle of cleaning it (as I show you here)?  There is a wonderful solution!  I am so excited to showcase an amazing product that I have discovered, it is super simple – anyone can do it! When I found …

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