Jewelry Organizer

If there is one thing I can’t stand, it is untangling my jewelry! I looked and looked for a jewelry organizer everywhere, but the ones I like costs between $40.00 to $50.00. So I made my own. It was definately creative • affordable • fun.

All of my necklaces individually displayed

I used a towel bar. Then I found shower curtain hooks on a clearance rack for $3.00 for a 24 pack. I would much rather spend $3.00 then $50.00. Plus, it looks super cool.

Shower Curtain Hooks

It’s really conveinent seeing all of my jewelry in a row. I can pick something out fast and be on my way.

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I hope you enjoyed!!!


Ribbon-Roll Picture Frame

I’ll keep it short and sweet tonight. Here is my Ribon-Roll Picture Frame…

Simply screw a few hooks into the frame, and place dowels in between.

I also use this as my wrapping paper holder at Christmas time. The pattern on the paper is a decoration in itself!

I hope you enjoyed!!!

Herman Miller School Chair – FaceLift

I have had this old Herman Miller Chair in my basement for a while now. I know the furniture nerds are going to hate me for painting all over this chair.  But hey, it was either going to be refinished my way, or be thrown out. I choose my way…

Chair – Before

Step 1: Remove plastic feet, because they were destroyed.

Sanding the Chair

Step 2: Sand entire chair, and clean off with a damp sponge.

Behr – Black Gloss Paint

Step 3: Painting


I put 2 coats of Black Gloss Behr Paint on this chair. Waiting about 2 hours in between each coat.

Let the Doodling Begin!

Step 4: I took a small paintbrush and used a high gloss white trim paint by Glidden and started painting the doodles.

More Doodle

It took me a few sitting sessions to finish the doodle. But in the mean time I found these awesome little feet that just slide right onto the legs. They were about $2.00 at Meijer for all 4 of them!!

Feet for Chair

Step 5: I ended up painting a 2-part epoxy onto the chair, creating a super high gloss. This takes about 24-72 hours to completely cure.

All Done!!!

Hope You Enjoyed!!!

Making a House a Home

I really want my blog to be about the creative things that I am currently doing…but Before I start all of that, I would like to show you before and afters of my home in Grand Rapids MI.

Front of house when first purchased

Outside of home complete

Office - Before

Office Complete

Stairs - Before

Stairs - After

Spare Room - Before

Spare Room - After

Bathroom #1 - Before

Bathroom #1 - After

Bathroom #2 - Before

Bathroom #2 - After

Master Bedroom - Before

Master Bedroom - After

Living Room - Before

Living Room - After

Dining Room - Before

Dining Room - After

I saved the best for last…

Kitchen - Before

Kitchen - After

Kitchen - Before

Kitchen - After

I hope you enjoyed looking!!!

My first post!

Go big or go home is a phrase that I live by! And I figure my first post should be about the first big project I did after I bought my house. I’m going to call this my Free Shed Project. 

Every week I will check Craigslist for inexpensive or free items that I can refurbish and make my own. After I bought my house I needed a shed…so I went on good ol Craigslist and found myself a free shed.

Thank goodness I had my dad and a few of my brothers friends, because we had to load this shed onto a trailer and place it into my backyard.

Shed – Before

We ripped the walls off completely, leaving a frame and the roof with good shingles. We then replaced the walls with stucco board, and I then painted it Glidden, flat, exterior, Warm Caramel. The Glidden website has a bunch of great color schemes.

Shed – In Progress

I decided to make 2 doors that swing open so I can drive my lawn mower inside.

Shed – After

All done! All it needed was a little TLC. Hope you enjoyed!