Pallet Wood Framed Coffee Sack Art

Pallet wood framed coffee sack art! !!! Can I get any more boring with some of these titles for my project posts? ??…I’ll have to work on that…but what other kind of title would you want for what is simply a piece of coffee sack art framed up with pallet wood scraps. It almost seems […]

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15 Tips for Painting an Exposed Basement Ceiling

Our exposed basement ceiling has officially been painted and our basement has finally been put back together…okay, almost, but we’re working on it.  The whole basement project started out over a year ago, and one of the steps that took the longest was these first 5 tips in preparation for painting an open beam ceiling.   […]

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DIY Decoupaged Coffee Sack Furniture Cabinet

Small spaces often require dual purpose furniture, so while we wanted a piece of furniture with a cozy, game room feel to place next to Ken’s pinball and slot machines, we also wanted to hide the kitty litter box.  You know, because kitty litter boxes and game rooms go so well together, right?? Well, for […]

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How to Stabilize Adjustable Wall Shelves

Single rail adjustable shelving is one of the cheapest options for shelving out on the market.  But if you’ve ever used single rail shelves you may have been less than impressed by the less than sturdy nature of the shelves once placed on top of the brackets.   We’ve had a module of this shelving […]

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Basement Progress Sneak Peak

While suffering from paint brush wrist, paint roller elbow, Do-it-yourself-basement-floor knees and a multitude of other aches and pains, I’m happy, ohhhh so happy, to say that progress is the basement is being made. Main objective (for the moment) is to have basement completed enough that we can clear out the guest room, so when […]

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Vintage Canoe Rental Sign Laundry Table

I love my truck!! I got it just so that I could haul furniture and other large things from a curb to my house, whenever I please.   Lately I haven’t been doing too much hauling because we are fully stocked and we’ve GOT to get that basement done.   Speaking of basements and laundry rooms, I […]

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Announcing Faux and TellU and a Basement Update

As I’ve been looking through my posts recently, I’ve noticed that I like a lot of faux. For example there’s the faux weathered twigs, faux hammered copper, a faux cowhide lampshade… and then there’s the faux leather storage boxes and the faux tin ceiling storage boxes. See what I mean? Does that make me a […]

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Spray Painted Laundry Tub {and a Basement Ceiling Sneak Peak}

We have finally made it to the painting phase on our basement update and I’m pinching myself to make sure it’s really happening because it has felt like FOREVER since we started tackling the basement last October. While we progress along on the basement, things around here may be a medley of posts, shares and […]

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Wine Cork Wreath Gets a Look in the Mirror

What do you get when you add a mirror to the back of a wine cork wreath?  A wine cork wreath mirror?? Not sure there is any better name to call this upcycle, but that is what I ended up with when I decided to update one of my mom’s favorite door hanging decorations.    […]

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Basement Update and a Washi Tape Beach Hat

I took a few days off from work, to try and get some stuff done around the house, and as I mentioned the other day, to take our annual trip to the dunes.  The trip went off as planned, no surprises.  We had a wonderful time and the water was positively perfect!  This year, I […]

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Eye on the Bonus: Basement Update Inspiration

Last weekend, the walls finally started coming down in the basement.  I hadn’t pushed or pressured Ken to get this phase started, honestly.  But after all the cleaning, de-cluttering and yard work we accomplished over the three day holiday weekend, Ken must have felt up to the task because the next thing I knew, he […]

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5 tips on How to Prepare an Open Beam Ceiling for Painting

Unfinished basements can be dark and dingy.  They usually come with an exposed or open beam ceiling that reveals all the pipes, vents and wiring that are the inner workings for the basic functions of your house.  Remodeling the entire basement as you might the rest of your house can be expensive, but there are […]

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Knock Down Texture for a Stone Look on Basement Walls

This past weekend, my wonderful sister helped me add a knock down texture to our cement basement walls with a product call Homax Roll-On Texture.  I can honestly say this was a delightful product to work with from the ease of application to the  low mess and easy clean-up. I was aiming for the “feel” […]

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Route 66 Shelf Mini Makeover

I’m not kidding when I say that I like texture, and this Route 66 shelf is a prime example of just how far I will go to add texture to…well, just about anything! I originally bought this shelf at a yard sale for $3.00 about 10 years ago. It was old, beat up and painted […]

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Basement Update – Picking a Paint Color

With the microwave challenge out of the way in the kitchen, we are finally able to get back into focus on the updating the scary basement.  We have both been very busy at our regular jobs, so progress has unfortunately been a tad slow.  But, at least by now, most of the clutter has been […]

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