Category Archive: Do It Yourself…I Did!

DIY: More Stairs Remodel! Vinegar and Steel Wool Staining of Pine Stair Treads


Let’s pickle some wood!  Watch my video here to learn how I made a super easy vinegar and steel wool mixture to stain my pine treads into the perfect color for my stairs… Continue reading

NEW DIY!! How I Used Common Garage Tools to Distress New Pine Stair Treads


Part of my ongoing stair remodel project.  Tore out all of the carpet, then off with the old OSB/chipboard treads.  Next, I ended up purchasing the fantastic solid pine board tread from our… Continue reading

DIY: How I Removed Horrible Chipboard OSB Stair Treads from my Stairwell


So, I hated my carpeting on the stairs. Old, stained, worn out. UGLY. Off it had to come, but what to replace it with? SO many options and ideas that I put on my… Continue reading

UPDATE! Faux granite countertop in bathroom!


Here they are! What….more than 2 years later? …I lost track…. My faux granite countertops looking as awesome as the day I finished them. No peeling, no scratching, no lifting, no dullness. Amazing!… Continue reading

$69 DIY River Rock Pebble Stone Hand Laid Floor!


Why pay hundreds and hundreds of dollars for pre-glued stone tiles when you can do it for waaaaaaaaay less? Stay tuned for my step by step blog on how to do this yourself,… Continue reading

DIY: What Am I, A Plumber? Fixing a 2nd story shower leaky drain…


Okay, we’ve had this hole in our family room ceiling for almost 2 years.  Yes, two years.  It’s a result of a leaky upstairs shower drain.  Neither hubby or myself claim to be… Continue reading

DIY: Tissue Paper Ceiling ~Hides everything!


Easy to do!  Saw this online as a wall treatment, and figured it was the perfect fix for my unevenly textured ceilings in my family/kitchen/nook rooms.  I made a video of the journey,… Continue reading

DIY Brown Paper Floor Awesomeness……Room #2 Complete with Mistakes!


Hey all!  So, after much anticipation, I finally finished the second room with the contractor’s brown kraft paper-and-glue floor technique that I used a while back in my powder room.  SEE MY STEP… Continue reading

DIY UPDATE: Paper Flooring Repairs!! OH NOOooooo~ Not.


This flooring just blows me away, and everyone else that has come in to see it! Love the dark Jacobean brown color, LOVE the high gloss “piano finish”. Not a problem for showing… Continue reading

Scary Spider Halloween Punk Pumpkin!


“No Candle Needed!” This was a HIT at the cub scout den meeting tonight!  Saw this on Pinterest and just had to try it! Here is the original link called Spider’s Nest Pumpkin on Family… Continue reading