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I realized I was officially grown-up when it hit me one day that throw pillows and gallery wall frames got me more excited than a new pair of shoes. As much as I love a good trip to HomeGoods or Target, I try to be mindful of our wallet. So I've taken on several DIY projects as well as gotten creative using unexpected items as decor accessories (an antique sea trunk as a coffee table) and used sentimental items to make memories into unique, one-of-a-kind works of art.

 

Check back regularly for and updates on new DIY projects and budget-friendly, unique decor ideas! If you would like more information on one of the projects you see here, please contact me!

October 12, 2018

Easy how-to-guide for making outdoor drop cloth curtains!

September 10, 2018

For this guest bathroom, I wanted to do something a little different from a basic paint job. After spending a significant time on Pinterest searching for various painting technique ideas,  I decided to try my hand at stripes -- not just your ordinary stripes, metallic...

November 23, 2017

I absolutely love how my most recent floral DIY project turned out! The client I made these for had a fabulous collection of old shutters that she had collected over the years, she happened to find these on the side of the road of all places. I wanted to create some ty...

March 6, 2017

Military life can be difficult, especially when your spouse is gone for long periods of time. This is perhaps the time when it is most important for many of us to feel comfortable in our temporary home. You want it to be a unique space you and your family love, that re...

November 20, 2016

Day 1: So today my husband and I officially became “REAL” adults -- we started some major projects to our new house. We thought marriage was the marker for adulthood, but until you feel the excitement of finding an amazing baseboard/chair rail combo, you’ll realize you...

November 2, 2016

I recently discovered a really unique and inexpensive way to fill up my wall space, but not with mass produced art, with my own memories!

August 1, 2016

I have a pet peeve - clutter that I can see and not hide in a storage closet. It drives me crazy. Rather than try to stuff too many storage boxes into one closet, I like to utilize wall space as a way to store items as well as a way to make what would have been just a...

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