PBK Ultimate Changing Table Knockoff

We started working with Ana on these plans for a knockoff version of the Pottery Barn Kids Ultimate Changing Table before Ryder was born. We got the plans the day before I was sent to the hospital to be induced. A week later we were home and my mother in-law insisted Jon and I get out of the house and take a few hours away from the baby. So we did, and where did we go? To The Home Depot to pick up supplies for this changing table. Then throughout the months (yes, as in April, May, and June) Jon … [Read more...]

How to Build an Extra Wide Simple Dresser

Today, we've teamed up with the amazingly talented Ana White to share how we built this extra wide simple dresser. This may look familiar, you know, the ridiculous expensive Pottery Barn Kids Kendall dresser that is oh-so cute (but not so much the price tag--$900...ouch)!  We met Ana at Haven two years ago and have remained friends ever since. She is the sweetest most humble lady I know. And her husband, Jacob is a charm too. He's been at Haven both years and Jon and him hit it off immediately. … [Read more...]

How To Upcycle A Glass Table

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Homes.com. A new year means that you typically try to clean out your home and get rid of what's not needed. This has definitely been the case for us. Even if it wasn't a new year with a new baby on the way we are trying to make as much room as possible. We received these glass end tables from a friend a few years ago. We didn't love them but they served a purpose in our front room. We were going to get rid of them and that's when we decided it will be … [Read more...]

{Video} Part 1: Chalk Painting an Old Chair

  Last year, while on a random trip to my local Goodwill store I found a chair. This said chair (see above picture) was a whopping $6.99. I couldn't pass it up. Ever since my friend Sarah at While They Snooze did a Side Chair Makeover for her sewing room. I knew I could do this easy project. Well, when we started brainstorming with our friends over at Homes.com about content creation for our new video series my chair came to mind. It was a project I had wanted to tackle for a while now. … [Read more...]

DIY Chalkboard Painted Dresser

Last year, I was contacted by DecoArt Paint during the same week Martha Stewart Living contacted us to work on the Deck the Halls project. When it rains it pours, right? That is the saying. We had been asked to contribute a project to the 2013 catalog. The first thing that came to mind was the dresser that had been sitting in our garage for over two years. You see... Mr. Woodsy dad found it on the side of the road for us, put it in his truck, and hauled it to our house. We weren't sure if we … [Read more...]

{Part 2} More Dresser Prep

The other day I showed how we sanded and prepped our dressers. Now, let's fast forward 2 months-- the dressers were still sitting in the garage--sanded. Acting as a nice resting place for all the crap in our garage. At this point--I just want to be able to put our clothes in dressers. See we had clothes in our nightstands and ever since we switched out our nightstands we have had to resort to storing our clothes either stuffed in our closet or piled sky high on our only 6 drawer … [Read more...]

To Tuft or Not To Tuft… that is the question!

Mr. Woodsy and I started our first project for our Master Bedroom Revamp Project yesterday. My Great Aunt Millie (who is 89 years young) gave us a beautiful bench before moving into an assisted living home. We had been looking for a bench for the foot of our bed for a while and had loved the shape of the bench and the character of the legs, but what we did not love was the choice of fabric. We new the fabric could be changed. Fast forward one year later and we are just now working on recovering … [Read more...]