Forcing Fall

festive fall wreath

According to the calendar summer is over and fall is upon us. Although Texas has cooled down a bit (thank goodness), it's still summer here. It's hot, everyone is in shorts and flip-flops, and I haven't seen a single colorful leaf or consumed anything pumpkin flavored. We even went to the beach this weekend. And while enjoy living in a state with … [Read more...]



Sewing a Euro Sham Pillow with Flanges

How to sew a euro sham pillow

 Today I have a simple tutorial to share... A couple of weeks ago I showed you the new bedding for my southwestern guest room, and today I'm going to show you how to make the euro sham pillows. (Those are the big orange ones in the back BTW, I know different people call them different things.) Euro shams are generally large square pillows, … [Read more...]



Nursery Sign Semi Success

stenciled monogram

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 Paint a Rusty Metal Shed

painted metal shed

When we bought our house it had zero storage. No garage, no basement, an attic that isn't really usable, and no extra closets. We needed a place to store lawn equipment, paint, and general homeowner stuff, so Adam's parents offered us an old metal shed that was on their property. We put it on the back part of our lot, filled it with stuff, and … [Read more...]



Stenciled Farmhouse Table + Country Living Magazine

Stenciled Farm Table

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 (and another giveaway!)

Moroccan Tiles Floor Stencil

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, b … [Read more...]



How to Stencil Curtains

stenciling fabric

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 … [Read more...]



Industrial Bathroom Hardware

DIY industrial toilet paper holder

It's been awhile since we've visited my master bathroom. It's pretty much complete besides a few finishing touches that I've been putting off. Well, some finishing touches AND the linen closet, which is still pink from when we bought our house. But that is for another post, today we are talking industrial bathroom hardware. Believe it or not, … [Read more...]



The Paper Flooring Experiment, Part II – Stain Options

stain chart

 Welcome to round two of my most well researched project ever! The first part of this experiment covered paper options for flooring (read that post HERE if you missed it), this one is all about stain. Oil based vs. water based, different colors, etc. Everyone has a different opinion on oil based and water based products, I personally like … [Read more...]



The Paper Flooring Experiment, Part I – Paper Options

builders vs kraft paper

Well, today I'm kicking off my first series! I wasn't originally planning on making it a series - I was going to post the whole experiment in one big post, but quickly realized it would be the most ridiculous, long-winded, information-packed post ever. So big that it would be hard to actually find the information you are looking for. So I'm going … [Read more...]



DIY Mixed Material Light Fixture

DIY porch light

This post brought to you by Elmer’s ProBond Advanced. All opinions are 100% mine.. Happy second day of Spring! That might not mean a lot to me here in South Texas (where it's basically sunny all the time), but for all you northerners...this is big stuff. I lived in Northern New York for nearly six years, and that day that you can dash from your hou … [Read more...]



How to Make Book Slings

fabric book storage

 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 r … [Read more...]



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

outlet over a plank 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 l … [Read more...]



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

toddler room progress

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...]



Crazy Easy DIY Art

Crazy easy art

I'm finally getting around to posting about some of the DIY art that adorns my new industrial bathroom shelves. Sorry to leave y'all hanging! We had a family wedding this weekend (yay for awesome new sister-in-laws!) and I've been up to my eyeballs in trim for weeks. I'm just caulking and painting so it's not even blog post worthy, but it is … [Read more...]



Simple Industrial Pipe Shelving, Bathroom Edition

industrial and modern shelving

I finally have a new project to show you! So remember that master bathroom remodel that Adam and I have slowly been working on? Well, we checked another project off the list. Meet my new shelves... I love the way they turned out...they add a ton of personality to the bathroom. I like that they feel light (since it's glass) but are also … [Read more...]



Jingle Bell Wreath

Jingle bell wreath tutorial

Well, nine days till Christmas! Are y'all ready? I'm just now decorating...we got our tree up this weekend and I completed a few Christmas crafts to share with y'all throughout the week. Then this weekend I'll have my Christmas house tour - Domestic Imperfection style. Let's kick this week off with Christmas craft number one, a classic jingle bell … [Read more...]



Crazy Easy Folded Pillows

easy no sew pillow cover

I've posted a few insanely easy projects over the years, but the one I have for you today takes the cake. I like to call it the "one minute pillow" because you can literally make it in under a minute (unless you have to take pictures of it for a blog post, then it takes significantly longer). There's no sewing, no gluing, no buying pillow forms, … [Read more...]



How to Make Dirty Grout Look New

How to paint and seal grout

Way back when, sometime during our kitchen remodel, I talked about replacing our kitchen floor. I've never liked the tile... its a subtle pinky/flesh color, it's shiny, it NEVER looks clean, and I just generally think it's ugly. It's the cheapest builders grade tile you can buy and the grout looks terrible. Some horrible person must break in at … [Read more...]



How to Refinish Outdated Tile (yes, I painted my shower)

How to refinish tile

Who here has really outdated tile in their bathroom but doesn't want to rip it out and replace it? (I'm looking at you, mom!) Did you know that you can paint it? I wavered about doing something with the tile in our master bathroom for a long time. It's not terrible and I don't hate it...but by the same token I don't love it either. I didn't … [Read more...]