DIY Jewelry Cabinet

DIY Jewelry Cabinet

Wow!  It has been quite a long time since I’ve posted any of our projects around the House on Harrison.  That little pop up camper has taken up all our time.  But I wanted to share with you a project that I worked on for Bug’s Room. Bug is a teenager now, so getting ready […]

Easy-Peasy {Faux} Rust Treatment

Sheet Metal Sign

Yay!  It’s Friday!  Unfortunately, the Richardson house has caught the stomach flu…  Boo!  So with my girls home from school, there was no time to work on the half-finished trumeau mirror in the garage.  Bummer.  After about the 15th rerun of Good Luck, Charlie, I’d had enough.  I decided to tackle something small.  Something quick, […]

DIY Trophy Display {& Pinboard}

The Handbuilt Home

This has been a crazy week, packed full of projects that didn’t go quite as planned.  Which seems to be my lot in life, anyway, but one project that did go off without a hitch was a trophy display shelf I made for Bug’s room.  Wanna know why???  Because I pulled the plan from this […]

Thrift Store Jewelry Box Makeovers

Thrift Store Jewelry Box Before

The kids were on fall break last week, so I made an effort to find some projects we could work on together.  The girls were recently introduced to thrift store shopping, and they LOVE it.  It is so much fun for them to find something old and give it a new look.  They are just […]

A Chair Makeover – Animal Style

Zebra Ooh La La Armchair courtesy of PB Teen

Today I’m super excited to share a project I’ve been working on for a few days–my very first reupholstery project!  Woo hoo!  About three years ago, I purchased two of these chairs off Craigslist for $20 each.  I had really good intentions, but I was also very, very scared to screw them up.  So…  I […]

This and That


I’m absolutely thrilled that my candlesticks are being shared over at Knock-Off Decor today.  If you haven’t been over to Beckie’s site yet, you MUST visit, but be prepared to stay awhile.  There are some great knock-offs over there! If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know that I’m trying my hand at […]

Polka Dot Picture Frame


Today I thought that I’d share a cute frame I made for Bug’s room.  We are personalizing her room with pictures and mementos, and I was trying to find cute frames for some of her favorite photos. It’s hard to find anything that wasn’t simply white, so I decided to make my own frames. I started […]

Bug’s Lavender and Turquoise {Tween} Room


When we moved into the house on Harrison, the room Bug picked out was hideous.  The walls were painted with the most obnoxious shades of blue, pink and purple you could think of.  There were fairy stickers all over the walls.  The ceiling was bright blue, and the beautiful crown molding was painted hot pink. […]

Quick and Easy Bed Skirt {From a Sheet!}


Bug has been needing a bed skirt for her bed for a very long time.  I had searched high and low for a white bed skirt with a long enough drop to hide all the stuff under her bed, but could only find bed skirts with a 14-15″ drop, and they were upwards of $30 […]

{Cabinet Door} Knock-Off Holden Desk


I love everything about baby’s first birthday–baby in the highchair eating fistfuls of cake; mom opening all baby’s gifts and baby playing with the wrappings; family cooing over the birthday baby, who is pretty much oblivious to it all.  I love it the whole thing–and I miss that time with my kids, too.  So, naturally, […]