{Entry Way Progress} - Part #1

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I recently found a new blog that i really like.  Scout & Nimble - you have to check out there new beams here....amazing i tell ya.  I totally want to put those giant beams in my main areas of my house, maybe one day ;) Anyways, on Jesse's…

My Craft Room!

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Finally!  I am here to post some pics of my craft room!  This room has actually been done for a while now, but i just could never clean it out long enough to get some pics!  For some reason, this room is the catch all for everything in our…

Tips for removing peeling veneer

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Im sure lots of you already know this, and it may seem pretty self explanatory.  But, when i started working on this vanity and removing the veneer i thought maybe i might have a couple tricks that some of you may not know. ....................... Lets…

{Before & After} - Antique Vanity

Hey everyone!!  Its been a while since i've posted - sorry!!  I hope everyone had a great Christmas, i am so glad its over!  I'm taking down all the decorations this weekend - cant wait!!  I didn't even get pics posted of everything after…

{Hot Chocolate Station}

I just wanted to do a quick post and let you know of a fun and easy idea that the kids have been doing for the last few years.  Of course in Utah we get chilly winters, so there's a lot of hot chocolate drinkin' around here! ..................................... I…

{Christmas 2012 Mantle} - with ornament wreath tutorial

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I know that ornament wreaths are nothing new.  I remember when i first saw one about 3 years ago (i cant remember the 1st one i saw) - i knew that i had to have one.  SO, i stockpiled ornaments for almost 3 years.  Every time i went to…

{Changes} - no more custom work for a bit

I just wanted to drop in real quick and let you guys know that i am making some changes as far as my furniture biz goes.  As some of you may have noticed, and i know that you have because of the emails i've gotten, i haven't posted any furniture…

{DIY Lintel Molding} - so easy!!

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For the entrance into our "casino" room, we wanted the molding to be a little more grand.  We added the lights to each side of the door, but still needed something more to make that entrance a little more special.  I've always wanted to add…

{Basement Bathroom Progress} - Update

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Our downstairs bathroom has come a long way.  From just being an empty room a couple months ago and now we can call it done! (well, almost, there are still a couple small things to do)  Of course there is still the funnest part - the decorating,…

{Giant EAT Signs} - FOR SALE!

Ever since i posted my original EAT sign made from reclaimed lumber, i have gotten lots of emails wondering if i will be making them available for sale.  I dont have any of the wood left that i made mine with, but i decided to try making another…

{My Favorite Tinted Primer}

One of the questions i get asked most often is, "how come when i look close at your pics of furniture, i don't see any white primer where you have distressed it?" That's because, for the most part i don't like to see white primer showing through,…

{Basement Progress #2}

(pic taken standing @ bar looking towards future family room) We have been making lots of progress in the basement - it has been TONS of work!!!  Our house is a 4900 sq ft rambler, so half of that is basement!  Thats a lot of space to…

{Im Going In} - the closet under the stairs

Right around the corner at the bottom of the stairs is a closet door that seems innocent enough.... But then....it opens to this.... And unfortunately, its jam packed like that all the way through, even wrapped around and under the stairs... You…

{I've got it all figured out...} thinking out loud

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For some time now i have been a little stumped with how i want to decorate my upstairs living area.  I thought i had it all good about the time that i filmed my house for the Nate Show - but then after that i wanted to change things up a bit,…

{Office Cabinet to TV Console} - before & after

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I got this heavy duty office furniture from my friend a couple years ago, re-purposed it and realized i never posted about it - i actually have tons of things i want to post about but need more hours in my day! Anyways, here is the before…

{How to easily customize builder cabinets}

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We have pretty much wrapped up the bathroom finishing, so now we are focusing on the basement kitchen/bar. Before we started on this process, we had a couple bids for custom cabinets.  Super pricey for just the 6 cabinets that we needed.…

{Antique Dresser turned Bathroom Vanity} - and bathroom sneak peak!!

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The last month has been pure craziness around here!!  We have been working non stop in the basement, just trying to get everything done.  Lots of late nights and early mornings.  The kids have been totally neglected and the rest of the house…

{Decisions, Decisions} - counter top choices

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We are in the homestretch of finishing up our basement bar/kitchen.  Yeah!! I have to pick a counter top for the bar downstairs and this is hard work!  Whatever i choose will set the tone for the bar and it needs to be right.  This is…

{When things don't always go as planned}

If you guys follow me on Facebook, you will remember that i was @ an auction one night and had to have this antique cupboard, there is just something about it that i LOVE!!  Well, i had to bid against one another guy, but in the end i got it…

{Last years Halloween Decor}

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This is a repost from last Halloween - i havent been able to decorate for Halloween yet this year, but i am hoping to start today.  As you can see i love creepy, scary Halloween!  Not much cutesy stuff for me. As soon as i get this years…

{Basement Progress}

1st of all - thank you so much to everyone for all the sweet emails on comments on my post about moving my shop back home!  Im mostly settled in and am loving working from home.  As soon as i get everything completely set up, i will do a post…

{Moving Shop} - back home again and what i know now

Lots of word here!  Sorry i have been gone so long and then write this big ol book! Well, after a long couple months of going back and forth, we finally decided to move my shop back home again.  I have been renting a shop for the last year…

{Before & After} - Antique Dresser

I finished up this antique dresser a couple months ago and just came across it while going through some pics.  Its a really cute smaller dresser that can work in so many spaces - dressers arent just for bedrooms anymore! When my client came…

{Tale of a Table} - Before & After then After Again

Since redesigning my blog a while back and adding new pics to the header and since posting a pic of my sofa table in my "Keeping it Real Post" - I have gotten tons of emails about the paint finish.  The one in my blog header (the very last…

{Read All About it, Read All About it!!}

I totally forgot to tell you guys - i have added "columnist" to my resume!!   I was asked a couple months ago to write a couple articles a month for the 2 biggest papers in Utah - the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News.  I was a little…