Gold Stenciled Table

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a furniture makeover on the blog, even though redoing furniture is one of my favorite things. We’ve been so busy building our house for the last year that I’ve barely posted about anything else or done any projects just because I enjoy them. So this table...I actually finished it about six months ago, but with … [Read more...]



Gold Leaf Stencil Art and Honest House Photos

*Thank you to Cutting Edge Stencils for sponsoring this post.* Things have been so busy with the new house that I haven’t done any fun craft projects lately. And even though making super quick and stressful decisions about $10,000 expenses is crazy fun, I kinda miss the quick and easy projects that provide instant gratification. I’ve been itching … [Read more...]



Simple Christmas Window Decor

I have a confession to make. I haven't started decorating for Christmas yet. I haven't even thought about getting the boxes out of storage. We haven't been listing to Christmas music. I haven't baked a single thing. Gifts? What gifts? Now I've always been strictly in the "no Christmas before Thanksgiving" camp, and this year I've done a … [Read more...]



Round Inlay Table…err, Wall Medallion

Three years ago I stenciled a dining room table for my in-laws using the Indian Inlay kit from Cutting Edge Stencils. It turned out gorgeous, but admittedly took me forever to do since the stencils comes in a bunch or small pieces (which also makes it super versatile). I remember a few of you asking if you could use this on a round … [Read more...]



DIY lampshade with a hidden design

A few months ago I received an e-mail from a woman name Kiri who had recently launched her own company.  It's called i like that lamp, and she sells lampshade kits where you order the exact size you need and use your own fabric to customize it. I thought it was a great idea for a company...not that there aren't plenty of ways to reuse old Goodwill … [Read more...]



Introducing Paint-A-Pillow + A Giveaway

Many of you know that Cutting Edge Stencils is a sponsor of Domestic Imperfection. It all started when I won one of their stencils in a giveaway and used it to create the paisley stenciled table, which became the project that got my blog off the ground. I have worked with Cutting Edge ever since (almost three years!), they are a fantastic company … [Read more...]



Rustic Christmas Art

It's hard to believe that Christmas is only a few weeks away...where did time go? If it wasn't getting dark crazy early and making me feel like I'm cooking dinner at midnight I almost wouldn't believe it. Today I have a simple Christmas craft to share with you. It's the only one I have planned for the year because I'm not one of those organized … [Read more...]



Nursery Sign Semi Success

So the saga of the nursery sign for my nephew continues.  Two weeks ago I posted about my first attempt at a name sign for baby Chandler, and I ended up with a sign that was wasn't bad, but also wasn't my favorite. And then there was the fact that I couldn't bring myself to give it to my SIL because it was over eight feet long and completely … [Read more...]



Nursery Sign Semi Fail

I mentioned in a previous post that my sister-in-law recently had a baby, little Chandler. Less than two years ago his older sister was born, and I made her this name sign out of an old section of fence and lots and lots of buttons. (tutorial here) I can't very well make Mallory a sign and not Chandler, so I did a little brainstorming … [Read more...]



Stenciled Farmhouse Table + Country Living Magazine

Are any of y'all familiar with a little magazine called Country Living? Yeah, I thought so...in this crowd that's like asking a toddler if he's heard of something called "blocks". So a few months ago I received an e-mail from Country Living asking if I'd be interested in working with them and Minwax on a project for the magazine. Now most of the … [Read more...]



Stenciling a Concrete Floor

My friend Abby has lived in a tiny old farmhouse for a while, and recently her and her husband renovated and expanded it to be their forever home. Their new house is fantastic...it's roomy and open without being huge. Plus it's on 13 acres...so it's basically my dream house.  I should really do a house tour of the whole thing, actually. One day, … [Read more...]



How to Stencil Curtains

If you love stencils then I have some great news. Every Friday for the next month I'll have a have a new stencil project and tutorial for y'all...and three of them include giveaways. Who doesn't love free stuff? So today is the first tutorial - how to stencil curtains. You will need... Paint (fabric paint would be best, I just used latex) … [Read more...]



Snowflakes in a Frame

Today I'm sharing with y'all my third and final Christmas craft. This one is a little more difficult than the other two, but still super doable. You should probably read the tutorial though, instead of just scrolling through the pics and taking off on your own. Yeah, I'm onto you. Yesterday's idea was for all those old frames that are missing … [Read more...]



Small Hallway Reveal (It only took me a year!)

Last November I stenciled the little hallway the connects the master bedroom to the living room. Calling it a hallway is actually quite generous, "nook" would describe it better. I stenciled it using the Birch Forest Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils, which was time-consuming but turned out great. I fully intended to decorate the area after I … [Read more...]



Birthing a Stenciled Bathroom

I'm back with a bathroom update! I didn't forget about it, I've been sloooooowly working on it this whole time. Last time I updated y'all on the bathroom it was APRIL (holy cow) and I showed you the finished dresser turned vanity. Well, here is what it looks like today! Yup, I stenciled it. We obviously did other stuff too, but this post is … [Read more...]



15 Ways to Give Your Furniture New Life

1. Paint it a fun color The simplest and most dramatic way to give your furniture some personality is to paint it a bold color. I know, it's scary...at first. But the chances are that you will love it, and your fierce new furniture will become your favorite things in your house. And if it doesn't...then you can just paint it again. That's the … [Read more...]

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A Birch Forest Hallway

There is an awkward little hallway that leads to my master bedroom. Actually, calling it a hallway is quite generous...it's really just a wall that blocks people from being able to see our bed from the street. That probably doesn't make much sense, so allow me draw you a (horribly inaccurate) picture. So as you can see, the wall is weird - but … [Read more...]



Updating The Updated Barstools

So you probably remember last month when I took my uber brown craigslist barstools and lighted them up. I love them, they look great...but they needed something.  Nothing crazy, just...something. A reader suggested numbers and I knew right away that's what I wanted to do. I also knew that I did NOT want to hand paint them...I can see that going … [Read more...]



A Peek Inside My Brain & A Giveaway from Cutting Edge Stencils!

I know, I have been a stenciling fool as of late. I'm not done yet either! Those are my most recent stenciling projects (paisley table, Indian table, Texas forever sign, dog house end table). You might be thinking "Girl, you can't stencil everything! Your house is going to look ridiculous!" Here's the thing...out of those four stencil projects … [Read more...]



Indian Inlay Stenciled Table

 Bone inlayed furniture is really popular right now...not with people like us, cause we're cheap, but with people that have money to throw around. The first dresser (the little black one) has a price tag of....hold onto your britches....$2,999! Holy cajoles...most of the cars we've owned have cost less than that.  Do people really pay that much … [Read more...]