How to Make a Lego Table

I've been so concentrated on building the new house that I haven't done a project in a good long while. I finally have one for you today though! Last month Levi (my middle son) turned four. Four. I remember blogging his birth story like it was yesterday, and now he's my four-year-old middle son. Crazy. Anyway, I made him a Lego table … [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...]



How (not) to make saloon doors

Sometimes DIY projects around here turn out great. Sometimes they are giant failures. And sometimes they look great and are a failure at the same time. This is one of those projects. About five years ago I removed the closet door from my boy's room. Most people love doors on closets because you can hide the mess... I like closets not … [Read more...]



Cowboy bedding and how to make lined curtains

Okay, sorry for the awkward long break...lots of things going on here at Casa Domestic Imperfection! Exciting news...we are we are almost finished finalizing plans for the new house and will be breaking ground much sooner than we thought. Yay! (and holy stressful!). I can't wait to talk about all of it, but first let me get out these last three … [Read more...]



Cowboy Bedroom REVEAL!

Today's a big day y'all, a big big day. Why? Because I finished the boy's room! This room makeover has been dragging on for many, many years. It's kinda embarrassing how long it has taken, but I have to remember that this isn't a TV show where room makeover take 30 minutes, or some awesome professional blog where things get done in a timely … [Read more...]



Cowboy bedding and the opposite of buyer’s remorse

Some things in life should be really simple. Deciding what to make for dinner, Christmas shopping, and buying bedding should all be things that you just decide on without taking up too much time or energy. Something like buying bedding, for example, should not require an entire blog post. But alas, here we are...I'm up at midnight writing one and … [Read more...]



Upcycled Giant Chalkboard

A couple of years ago I made a chalkboard for my kitchen/dining room area. I use it every single day for my household to-do list. It's probably one of the things in my house I use most (that's not an appliance, computer, or sink). Recently the boys have taken an interest in it, and each day they drag their little step stool over to the … [Read more...]



The bunk beds that we didn’t build

Is there anything more satisfying than crossing a big item off your to-do list? Well, yes, there is...but crossing things off my to-do list is pretty high on my list of things I love. Building bunk beds has been on our to-do list for a really long time. That's not the bad part though, the bad part is that I made the mistake of telling the boys … [Read more...]



Let’s finish a room already (to-do lists and self-imposed deadlines)

You may have noticed (or maybe you're blissfully unaware), but I haven't finished a room in a while. A long, looong while. Plenty of rooms are in the works (let's be honest, they're all in the works), but I just can't seem to finish any of them. Maybe it's some sort of mental block I have against actually finishing rooms and publicly proclaiming … [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...]



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...]



My Paper Bag Floor – One Year Later

Well here it is, the post everyone has been waiting for me to write. I installed a floor made of brown paper and polyurethane in my boy's room last year (read that post HERE), and since then I have gotten a ton of questions about it. The original tutorial post currently has 645 comments, most of them questions that I have done my best to answer and … [Read more...]



How to Make Book Slings

 If this sounds oddly familiar to you, it's because I've already done (and blogged about) this project. I made my first set of book slings a few years ago while pregnant with boy #2, but I'm going to throw it out there again since 98% of my current readers probably haven't seen that post. Plus these slings have been really great... I mean, we're … [Read more...]



How to extend an outlet to be flush with a new wall

Two years ago when Adam and I planked our kitchen we had no idea what to do around the outlets and switches. We ended up just cutting the planks around the current outlets and leaving them like that. It never really bothered me...but I never liked it either. The great thing about being a serial DIYer (or a DIY blog reader!) is that you are always … [Read more...]



Planks and trim in the soon-to-be cowboy room

Last January (as in over a year ago) I posted my plans for remodeling the boys incredibly boring nursery and turning it into a cowboy themed room for them. Adam and I got started right away by ripping out the carpet, paper bagging the floor, and planking about a quarter of the wall...then we got distracted with some shiny new project and forgot all … [Read more...]



Bright & Rustic Button Sign

Last year I made something that I never blogged about. Saying I 'made something' is a really bad description though, what I mean is that I made something that is pretty stinking awesome and one of my favorite projects ever. And then I gave it away before taking pictures of it. Like a giant dork. So what is it? It's a huge button monogram for my … [Read more...]



The Rock Box

 Once upon a time there was a man who built a playset for his children. Upon completion of the playset he and his wife promised the children that they would turn the base of the playset into a sandbox. Many months passed, but the promise was never fulfilled. The boy was very sad. Then one day the boy's mother noticed a slight nip in the air. … [Read more...]



The Official Domestic Imperfection House Tour! (And A Link Party)

Welcome to my house tour...it's been a long time coming, right!? Currently my empty house tour tab is one of my most clicked things on my site, yet there has never been anything in it. To think of all the poor DIYers and curious souls I disappoint every single day. No more! So welcome to my always in progress, blurry pictured, somewhat messy house … [Read more...]



DIY Playset and Staining with Flood Wood

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Flood® Wood Care for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Those of you looking for more progress on our bathroom remodel are going to be disappointed. I'm not that far along yet...  how about a playset reveal instead? As you may or may not know, we had been talking about building/buying … [Read more...]



Paper Bag Floors – A Tutorial

Those of you that are looking for an affordable, attractive, totally doable flooring solution have come to the right place! You may remember in January I posted my plans for remodeling the boy's room. I mentioned in that post that I wanted to do paper flooring, mostly because it was cheap and I thought it looked great. But mostly because it was … [Read more...]