Category: Tutorials/How To

One Room Challenge: Progress is Progress

Feeling sick today… So, here’s just a small peek at the bench that I’m working for our master bedroom. It’s not done yet, but here you go. I bought the bench 30 thousand years ago at a thrift… Read More

Wrapping Paper + Contact Paper = Drawer Liners!

Ever since we painted Janella’s dresser a pretty teal for her room, we’ve been meaning to line the drawers with some kind of paper. I didn’t find the right one until I was shopping for Janella’s first birthday… Read More

Closet Bookshelves: The Project That Wouldn’t End

We finally FINALLY finally finally finished the built-in bookshelves in our office’s closet. We started this project before I got pregnant with Janella (first child) and finished it just a few days after Sienna’s (second child) birth. Three… Read More

Another IKEA Hack: DIY Learning Tower!

I’ve been fascinated with the Montessori approach to raising kids for a while now, largely thanks to this inspiring blog. I’m not going to set up a floor bed (which I do think is awesome) for my kids… Read More

How To Cover Up a Hole in a Wall (with knock-down texture)

Remember this? Ignore the pretty mirrors and the pretty lights if you can. Focus on that hole between the two lights. Dad Vita did some magic electrical work and turned our one-light bathroom into a fancy two-light one…. Read More

Easy DIY Art – Dots, Dots, & Dots!

Did you know Janella is now one year old? Actually, since I’m really behind with sharing our happy news, she’s closer to 14 months. Craziness. But look up at the art above her. I made that for her… Read More

A Special Announcement!

Yay! This is partly the reason why I’ve been MIA for so long. The first trimester is always an ugh experience. BUT I also got a nasty case of walking pneumonia which really knocked me off my feet… Read More

DIY Art: Ombre Water Drop Painting

I got this little canvas for free from a friend — it had a painting on it but I covered it up with three layers of gesso. Since we’re working (very slowly) on the laundry room these days,… Read More

Success! We Have a Clothes Hanging Bar in our Laundry Room!

Lying stud finder be damned, we now have a clothes drying bar in our laundry room that’s made of piping material! Here’s what the laundry room looks like today. The room is looking better and better every day…. Read More

Laundry Cabinets: Covering Up Gaps and Installing Molding

After we installed our laundry cabinets, we were left with two gaps – a huge one on the left and a sloped small gap on the top. Here’s how we covered up these gaps. We cut a piece… Read More