Lakehouse Renovation

I love DIY projects, especially with a focus around repurposing and recycling.  Working hard, saving money and improving your space is fun and rewarding.  Every piece of furniture repurposed is one less item in the land fill.  I would much rather recover a sofa or build my own shelves than buy new.  My projects range from basic home renovation to furniture salvage.  The posts below are basic tutorials of my recent projects with tips and tricks if you want to try any of them yourself.  



DIY Blogs

Finished cabinets with trim and pulls

Refinished Oak Cabinets

My oak kitchen cabinets are the original color of brown and looked really dated.  I know that white is a …
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home office

Home office white board – don’t sacrifice style for necessity

It’s a new year and it’s time to get organized.  I love reading how other bloggers / entrepreneurs keep on …
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Organized cabinets

Kitchen Cabinet Interiors

I am in the process of slowing updating my kitchen and I started with my kitchen cabinet interiors. You may …
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Replace Old Inefficient Windows

During last summer’s internal renovation of our lake cabin, we held off replacing the windows because of the expense. This …
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Finished Mantel of Repainted/repurposed items

It’s national Recycling day-reuse and recycle for your next decor project

In honor of national recycling day, I thought I would share a quick update to my living room decor using …
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Fnished concrete vanity

DIY concrete bathroom vanity

My builder grade bathroom vanities have seen better days. When I looked into replacement options, I was shocked at the …
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finished concrete pot

DIY Concrete Pots

I should be cleaning or organizing something in my house, but my creative side won out for some much needed …
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diy magnolia garland

Beautiful DIY magnolia garland

My magnolia tree is constantly shedding it’s leaves all year long. Theses leaves are very sturdy, hard on the mower …
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Functional Christmas decor for a kitchen pot rack

Decorating for Christmas can become a little mundane when you put up the same decorations year after year.  I wanted …
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Vanity stool by chair

Dated vanity bench makeover

My old vanity bench, that I’ve owned for nearly 20 years, was dated and begging for a makeover.  It was …
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Hand made bathroom storage shelf

Latest DIY projects : hand made shelf and interior door makeover

Handmade bathroom Shelf I love all things handmade and try to stay away from manufactured products, as often as possible.  …
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Finished Vanity now tiled

Formica Vanity Tile Transformation

My friend was in need of some help updating her vanity. I offered to take off the pink formica and …
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Floating bedside tables made from old pallets

Using old pallets on DIY projects has gotten popular, but I hadn’t tried it.   When our new flooring was …
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Lakehouse Renovation

Complete Kitchen Renovation on a Tiny Budget

Yesterday I blogged about the overall cabin renovation, but today I thought I would go into the details for the …
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Lakehouse Renovation

Complete Cabin Renovation on a SERIOUS budget!

We are finally done with updating our cabin.  This was a big project with a tight deadline.    If I …
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Beautiful after pic of bathroom sink salvage

Bathroom sink salvage – you don’t have to add to landfills to have a beautiful home!

Before My husband and I are in the process of renovating a 40 year old cabin. We are trying to …
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Drab to Fab -Stylish Chair MakeOver on a Budget

Before After My favorite old chair needed help.  It had great bones and was absolutely not going to the landfill …
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Spring Planting and the addition of Rain Barrels

Spring has arrived in Texas and my flowers and garden are going crazy.  I have high hopes this year, with …
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Patio Shelves Make any Patio like an outdoor room

Patio shelves are a great way to make your patio feel more like an outdoor room.  I had the perfect blank …
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Stencilled dresser with hutch turned chalk board

I came across this dresser hutch combo and I thought it would make a good project piece.  My daughter was still …
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Front Door Make Over

Southwest facing front doors in Texas take a real beating from the sun and elements, mine especially!  Every year I …
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“How to Guide” for building modern industrial shelves

I’ve noticed the industrial modern shelves in many of our local restaurants and I think it’s so cool.  I wanted …
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Guest Bathroom refresh

(Before) My guest bathroom needed a refresh!  I am not exactly sure what I was thinking when we first moved …
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Handmade Stockings from recycled material

This year it was time for a change of style for our family stockings. I had saved the burlap gold flecked …
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Master Bedroom Redo with refinished furniture

Recently, my husband and I painted the master bedroom and replaced the carpet with hardwoods.  I found a great website …
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Composting 101

I attended a composting workshop a few weeks ago and learned the basics of creating your own compost bin, what …
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Under stove pull out shelves

Kitchen Organization

The storage area under my stove was always a mess and I struggled to find my pots that had moved …
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A Collection of all DIY projects
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A Collection of all DIY projects
This page has links to all my DIY projects so far. Most contain before and after pics, as well as detailed 'how to's".
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