Vintage Oil Paintings in the Kitchen

Collection of vintage oil paintings and art above kitchen cabinetsWould you ever put vintage oil paintings in your kitchen? I did, and I am pretty sure the heavens open up when I look at them. A little too dramatic? Not really. They are everything that speaks to me. Slightly imperfect, aged gold frames, vintage, one of a kind, wispy trees and beautiful colors. I picked them up here and there for less than Starbucks. I painted a couple of the frames and I made them mine. It is our favorite time of the month where we all get to be inspired by the Thrifty Style Team again. Follow the links at the end. Read more

How to Make a Faux Pull down Chart the Easy Way

An easy DIY faux pull down chart tutorialHave you seen these faux pull down charts? Have you wanted to try to make a faux pull down chart and stumbled upon a million tutorials on Pinterest? That’s probably because they fit into so many styles, adorning the walls of boho chic to farmhouse style homes and add just a touch of whimsy. Back in the spring I wanted to change my wall decor up for my Spring Home Tour . I had a clearance print from IKEA and a wallpaper sample (the one above) that I loved but didn’t have a frame that fit them. So I decided to turn them both into a faux pull down chart. Like most things I do I made it as easy and quick as possible because after a hard day of work my husband likes to eat dinner not crafts and he prefers it to be glitter free.  Read more

Builder’s Grade Bathroom Makeover on a Budget

Bathroom makeovers can seem intimidating, at least to me they do. Many times all it takes is a few new accessories to make you love a room again.  I recently found these rugs at Kohl’s of all places and I love how they transformed my bathroom. (all sources linked at the end) I swapped out hand towels and added a statement leaf. Simple and inexpensive changes gave it a whole new look. We did a makeover on this bathroom about 4 years ago.This budget bathroom makeover was one of the first things that I published when I started my blog almost two years ago.  I will include the links to those posts. One of them is a tutorial on adding feet to an existing vanity and the other is a trick that I found to repair swollen MDF cabinets. Read more

Light and Bright Hallway Makeover Reveal

Light and Bright hallway makeover reveal

The best part of any project is when you get to clean up all the paint mess and really see your space take shape. That is where I am and let me tell you, I love it!! This $100 room challenge has come to an end. The links to weeks 1, 2 & 3 are at the end as well as the reveals of the other bloggers that participated. I feel like I have been painting for the last ten years. I can’t tell you how happy I am to be done painting!!! I am always amazed at the power of paint. If you are on the fence about painting a room white, don’t be!!! You will love it! Read more