The DIY journey of a California citygirl and a Montana farmboy

I love all these farmhouse signs being sold right now – they are so beautiful!  I had this vacant wall that needed filling and I was too impatient to order one and wait… Do you ever get that way?  When you want something decorated and you want it done NOW!  So I racked my brain …

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I remember when chalk paint started to become a “thing” many years ago, and I just wasn’t buying it.  Was there really a paint that you could use on top of almost anything without sanding or using a primer? I didn’t think it was possible.  Finally I decided to try it on an old table …

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Ever since Joanna Gaines started sharing her love of shiplap, I have totally been crushin on it.  I knew I needed some in my home.  I put it off for years and finally last week had the time and the guts to tackle it. I researched a lot of ways for it to be done …

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I know, I know – why would anyone write a blog post about getting wood cut at The Home Depot?  Well, for years I was to nervous to ask The Home Depot to cut my wood for me, thinking they would treat me weird or something.  I was so insecure about my building skills that …

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I found some darling LED lights at Joann Fabrics on clearance and I just had to have them.  I do that sometimes, when it’s so cute I just can’t stand leaving it on the shelf!  I did that with my rod iron birdcage – my hubby was a little confused when I brought it home …

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When I dreamed of being creative but didn’t have the confidence to try it yet, I would watch my favorite mentors as they grew and became top DIY Masters.  The Shanty Sisters inspired me.  They were two darling ladies with serious building skills, and I was mesmerized.   Shanty2Chic has now inspired thousands of women to learn …

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I find myself getting giddy when we see old wood somewhere, it just sparks creativity all over me.  Old wood like that on Mr. Farmboys ranch in Montana.  The kind that has sat through every kind of weather, seen years of good use and has lots of memories sunk into its splinters.  It just makes …

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