The DIY journey of a California citygirl and a Montana farmboy

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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Do It Yourself Milk Paint Application Anyone have darling pieces that just don’t mix with your interior design style, but you do not want to get rid of them?  Lets spice them up with some milk paint!  It is such a multi-use product to change up so many things. My cute granny gave me these …

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  We hung monkey bars from my daughters ceiling, not even thinking that the wall could be a casualty of this creative idea.  Needless to say, after a year or so – it happened.  Someone’s foot went through the wall: I knew it needed to be fixed, but I also wanted it to be stronger …

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Having a wood tray around the house is a MUST!  I use them in my bathroom for storage, serving drinks on, delivering breakfast in bed or adding decor for my living room.  Want to make one?  Check out my 60 second DIY Tutorial and then follow along to learn how!

  A client asked us to create a towel rack for her using plumbers pipe.  It was a super simple project and paired perfectly with the Plumbers Pipe Toilet Paper Holder that we additionally built them (click on title to see that blog post). Here is our 60 second video tutorial of the project, with …

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Years ago I tried a peel and stick wood wall project and it turned out horribly wrong.  So I mentally decided those would not ever work.  Recently I had seen the company promoting REAL wood that was peel and stick application.  I was hesitant because of my first experience, but it looked so good in …

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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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EEK!  I am geeking out at my newest project – like hardcore.  I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT!  Did I mention that I love it?  Ok.  Want to see my before and after? Amazing right? So here we go…. I discovered Weaber Lumber (pronounced Webber) on Instagram after seeing some amazing walls …

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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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