My Paper Bag Floor – One Year Later

Paper bag floor a year after installation

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...]



The Top Ten Posts of 2013

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Before we jump into the top posts of 2013 I just wanted to say thank you for all the sweet comments and e-mails I got after posting my Christmas house tour.  I haven't had time/energy to respond because the flu hit our house on Christmas Eve. I am just starting to feel somewhat normal, the kids are still deep in the flu trenches, and by the grace … [Read more...]



Bright & Rustic Button Sign

Rustic baby name sign made of buttons...love this!

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...]



Pecan Farmhouse Dining Table

Pecan farmhouse dining table

Surprise! We built another dining room table. That kind of came out of left field, I know...after all, we just built our current pine farmhouse table last year.  Allow me to explain... Adam is a wood snob. Now Adam isn't snobby about much. He will gladly drive old crappy cars, sport goodwill t-shirts, go waaay to long between haircuts because I … [Read more...]



My Butcher Block Countertops, Two Years Later

Review of butcher blocks counters after two years of use

A few weeks ago I got an e-mail from a reader asking me to write a post about how our butcher block countertops are holding up. I have to admit, I'm a little embarrassed I didn't think of this myself....of course I should write a follow-up post. My main concern when we choose them was how they would hold up over time and I'm sure many of you are … [Read more...]



How to Raise Your Cabinets & Add a Shelf

How to raise your cabinets and add a shelf

Let's talk about that space above your cabinets for a second...that useless space that does nothing but collect dust and cause design dilemmas.  Do you decorate it? Leave it? I have always left it, I love to decorate but I'm not a fan of having stuff just for the sake of having stuff. When Adam and I started our kitchen remodel two years ago I had … [Read more...]



The Easiest Way to Tile a Backsplash

Tiling the easy way

I have a sneaking suspicion that many of you have a tiling project you want to take on but don't, because you're unsure of yourself. I don't blame you, there are a lot of steps...planning it out, mixing the thinset (mortar), applying the thinset, applying the tile, waiting for it to dry, grouting, sealing.... I have good news for you. You can tile … [Read more...]



Front Porch Reveal and a History of Clutter

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Oh, our porch. Those of y'all that have been following for a while know what a blessing and a curse it is. We love our porch...it's HUGE, shady, and pretty much amazing. It is also our dumping grounds...it's where most activities happen (like projects) and it is normally looks like a disaster. AND it is right out there in the open and the first … [Read more...]



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

Remodel your home on a budget

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 t … [Read more...]



Create a Self Watering Garden

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This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine.  How many of you are thinking about starting a garden this year? Intimidated? I'm with you. I started my first garden last year with my "backyard salad beds" post, and I'm embarrassed to tell you that it was a total and complete failure. The thing about gardens is that you hav … [Read more...]



15 Ways to Give Your Furniture New Life

Furniture ideas

Let's face it, buying new furniture is expensive. So expensive, in fact, that I've never actually done it (besides couches, because I'm not awesome/crazy enough to DIY a couch). There is also the problem that new furniture is, well... boring. To me it all looks the same and  basically has zero personality. A great (and super cheap!) solution to th … [Read more...]



How to turn a Dresser into a Bathroom Vanity

How to turn a dresser into a vanity - Domestic Imperfection

Dressers are super versatile,  you can transform them into a host of things. I've seen them made into media centers, changing tables, buffets, benches, bookshelves, toy storage, and last but not least, bathroom vanities.  When we decided to start renovating our bathroom last month I knew I wanted a dresser as my new vanity. I liked the idea of the v … [Read more...]



White To Green – A Dresser Before & After

Painted green dresser with wood top

I'm slowly chipping away at my boy's room renovation. I've paper bagged the floors and were about halfway done with planking the walls. My next victim was this dresser/changing table. It's really feminine, plus it's slowly turning from a nice crisp white to more of a muted yellow. Wait though, that's not the actual before picture. Get ready for t … [Read more...]



25 DIY Shower Curtain Tutorials

25 Shower Curtain Tutorials

If you are in need of a shower curtain or just want to add a little something to your current one, than look no further... today's post has more ideas than you can handle. And only one of them comes from me. (Links to each blog and tutorial are underneath the photo.)       Pleated accent shower curtain from Addicted 2 Decorating Waves of ruff … [Read more...]



Shutter Wall

shutter wall

Today I have a project for y'all that is not actually mine. That is,  it's not in my house, it wasn't my idea, and I didn't have to do most the work. I didn't even take a single picture. So it was pretty much the easiest project ever, haha. Sometimes it's nice to take a break from your own projects and blog about something that you didn't slave ov … [Read more...]



Paper Bag Floors – A Tutorial

Paper Bag Floor

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...]



Kids Step Stool (with Yardstick Steps)

Kids Step Stool

I do projects around here when there is a need. Or a want, wants are project-worthy too. In this particular case I needed Elijah (who's in full potty training mode) to be able to turn on the bathroom light by himself. Enter - the need for a step stool. Or the want, cause I don't want to stop what I'm doing every twenty minutes to turn the lights on … [Read more...]



$5 File Cabinet Makeover

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One of my "loose goals" for 2013 was to buy a real file cabinet and finally take control of paperwork in our house. Why is it that it is sooo easy for paperwork to get out of hand? My command center has helped a bit, though only in my kitchen and only with recent paperwork. The rest of it is still a mess.  My current "file cabinet" is too small and … [Read more...]



Decked Out Kitchen Reveal!

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(Update: I hadn't really intended for this to be my kitchen reveal post, I really just wanted to show y'all how I "decked out" my new floating shelves. Anyway, it has become fairly popular as a kitchen reveal post so I went ahead and added the prices for everything we  have done so far in the kitchen to the end of the post.) Well, my internet is … [Read more...]



Open Kitchen Shelving (!!!)

open kitchen shelving

So one night I got home from dinner, shopping, and a movie with a friend. I said hello to Adam and the boys and moseyed into the kitchen for a delicious glass of water. That's when I saw them, sitting on the countertops...the kitchen shelves that I had been nagging politely asking Adam to build for nearly a year. My eyes got big and I stared at t … [Read more...]