Interior Design: How To Get The Look For Less


If  you’ve followed along here for any period of time, you know that I’m a thrifter and self-proclaimed Craigslist Queen, often scouring for local deals. To be honest, I’ve been feeling a little bad about sharing “just” design boards when in reality more than half of the items I buy {or more} I usually have […]

Small Hutch Before and After

This, That and Life: Hutch Makeover

As hard as it is to believe, I’ve been trial and erroring my way through furniture makeovers for about two years now.  I’ve since become a bit more picky in what I look for {as for repair work}, but I think I’ve also developed an eye that’s able to look past the mess that’s in […]

Craigslist Furniture Finds

Solid Wood Dresser in Mill Creek $120

I’d LOVE to connect with you more. You can find me on: Instagram ~ Pinterest ~ Facebook ~ Twitter       It feels like forever since I’ve refinished a piece of furniture. So much has changed for us as a family and me with blogging, that it used to BE what I blogged about, but not as much anymore. I […]

Home Office Reveal ~ The Makings of a Room


Wow ~ coming up on Friday already? How did that happen??? I’m super excited though because I’m headed with our worship team Friday night to see Kim Walker-Smith on her Still Believe tour!  Friends, food, and music – sounds like the perfect night to me. Now just to make it through Seattle traffic stress free […]

The “Anywhere” Dresser – Before and After


Can I just start by saying, I’ve missed all of you!!! I was supposed to be on an extended social media break, but I couldn’t entirely break away. The break overall was nice, but I’m glad to be back. Anyhow, I’m excited to share quick and easy dresser makeover with you today ~ one that […]

Rustic Country Table Before and After

Picture of Michael and I in Vegas

Hey hey from Vegas!!! Yes, we’re in Vegas and having a GREAT time! I may share more about our trip later, but today I wanted to share a before and after of a recent dining table I refinished. I pretty much followed the same exact steps I did for our office desk I just finished. […]

Office Desk Before and After

Office Desk Makeover top

Just as promised I have a before and after post for you today, and one I’m pretty excited about because it’s a keeper! You’ve heard me talking a lot about finishing up our office this month, and this desk is a big part of that ~ so you’re seeing a little sneak peek of the […]

French Coastal Hutch

French Coastal Hutch Close Up Top With Watermark

   Happy 2013 everyone!!! Are you just as excited for 2013 as I am??? Seriously, I can’t tell you HOW excited I am. I have some great news to share very soon ~ more on that to come! Overall, it was a great start to my year and I’m definitely feeling the immediate effects of […]

Design Files #1: Using Craigslist to Create a Unique Space

Design Files #1 Cart Table Feature Image

When I was preparing this post, it was actually going to be something like “Craigslist Man Cave Essentials for under $500″. I found furniture on my local craigslist and was ready to write and share…then my oldest got sick (like “ew” sick) and by the time I got back to here, half the items I […]

The Beach House Resources – Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen


Ok, so I am admittedly glad that October is over, because I absolutely LOVE November and December. Ha! Don’t hate.  If you missed this post from last week, would you believe that I earned myself $6?! Seriously… I have NO idea what in the world is so motivating about sticking a $1 bill in a […]

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