Category Archives: Easy Peasy

Finding My Zen In A Driftwood Table

When I’m working on a project that has no end in sight (like the live edge walnut & maple bench that I’m currently tackling), it’s nice to do a quick build that brings me a moment of zen! I found that this week in my driftwood & hairpin leg console table! It’s so beautifully simple & makes a¬†huge impact on our patio! Too bad every time I pass it, I want to go to the beach instead of work on my bench, lol!! ;)


Hope you find your moment of zen today!

Add Character To Furniture With A Vintage Map

stella_decoA while back I refinished the gorgeous little French Provincial table seen here, but thought that it lacked something… I didn’t know exactly what until I came across a vintage map of London at a thrift store & light bulbs lit up above my head! What better map for a piece with French styling?! So, I decoupaged the map, glued some simple chain around the edge to give it a finished look, and voila! Easy peasy!

I think Stella is now complete!


Is there anything you wanna stick a map on?!


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Antique Lamp Turned Plant Stand

blurplant_sombDo you have an odd space in your home that would be brightened up by a plant? If so, this super easy & economical project is for you! Snag an antique lamp from a thrift store for a few bucks, remove all the cords, cut a circle out of scrap wood, paint & poly said scrap, glue wood onto base, and voila, you have an adorable plant stand that costs just five bucks! Check out my photographic step-by-step!


Have you done any fun DIY projects lately?

DIY Chalkboard Door

Photo Jul 12, 4 34 26 AM2Here is a super simple do it yourself project that will add some character to your kitchen! All you need is painter’s tape, newspaper, chalkboard spray paint, and of course, a door in need of a revamp! First, tape off door to protect area that you don’t want painted, then spray your chalkboard paint to the can’s specifications. While the paint is drying you could make a chalk holder that vibes with your kitchen’s decor. I found a yard stick thing a ma bob holder at a thrift store, cut off the ends, and nailed it to the door, turning it into the perfect chalk container. doorhow


Now my family has a cool place to write reminders and lists on the top half, while my little guys love to draw on the lower half of the door!





Check out my oldest’s Plants vs. Zombies creation… it’s a zombie face if you can’t tell & he’s quite proud! Braaaaaaaains!







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