DoING it with Purpose

Take a look at some of my past projects!

Ohhhh, DIY Christmas Trees!

Ohhhh, DIY Christmas Trees!

Ohhhh, Christmas Trees! These DIY Christmas Trees were so fun to make! Using any scrap wood you have on hand will do, along with any embellishment you can find, any holiday paint color you'd like, and you'll have beautifully decorated holiday trees! Just like these....

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Textured Empire Dresser

Textured Empire Dresser

Textured Empire Dresser This is such a gorgeous piece of furniture given to me by my cousin. These empire style dressers are made so well and have a unique style all their own. Just look at the figure on this piece! It needed a little bit of work. There were some big...

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Canvas Makeover DIY

Canvas Makeover DIY

Canvas Makeover DIY Is Easy To Create For Your Home Decor Would you look at that crackle yumminess! This was definitely a fun project. A canvas makeover DIY is easy and fun, plus it was very much needed on this one. The original was dark and brown and didn’t fit into...

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Painting A Vintage Sewing Cabinet

Painting A Vintage Sewing Cabinet

This was a fun cabinet to repurpose.  It's such a cute vintage piece. Perfect to use as a night stand in a small area, or as a living area small side table.  I have many samples of paint I've picked up at Home Depot over time. Valspar is a nice brand to work with and...

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Painting Furniture Fabric

Painting Furniture Fabric

The How To Painting Furniture Fabric The how to of painting furniture fabric is easier than it looks, and it looks pretty easy wouldn’t you agree? Everything can look intimidating for the first time and it was for me, but you will see how easy it is when you try it. ...

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How To Hand Paint Flowers

How To Hand Paint Flowers

I originally painted this chair using salt wash for texture, and started to use some patina on it. Thinking I was going to do this fantastic patina finish, as much as I kept at it, it stunk! It had too much brown and was too dark. So I switched it up and I'm here to...

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A Mini Desk And Chair With A Hand Painted Mermaid

A Mini Desk And Chair With A Hand Painted Mermaid

This mini desk and chair is the cutest, and handpainting a mermaid was the first thing that came to mind when I was trying to figure out what color to paint it. Isn't that always the hardest part, choosing a color? This is a robins egg color that I also painted my...

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A Sideboard Buffet Stripping And Repainting

A Sideboard Buffet Stripping And Repainting

Meet Adele. I just had to tell you her name first because I think she's beautiful! I'm so in awe of this piece. Isn't she a beauty? Adele has come a long way. She was raw, she was serene, she was stripped and repainted and stained. Stripping and repainting a sideboard...

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Stained Vintage Drop Leaf Coffee Table

Stained Vintage Drop Leaf Coffee Table

This beauty has style and stunning details, and after I painted and stained the top of this piece, I loved it even more. It’s the classic coffee table for any sofa or seating area. The traditional white distressed body gave this old charmer a shabby look of love. The...

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Creating A Coastal Side Table With Texture

Creating A Coastal Side Table With Texture

The coastal look for this side table was inspired by my area mats I have in our bay house kitchen. Creating a coastal side table with texture is easy and fun! This post contains affiliate links where I may earn a small commission, but at no additional cost to you. It...

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How Many Photos To Get That Pro Selfie?

How Many Photos To Get That Pro Selfie?

Most times taking that 'just right' photo can be daunting. I dread taking selfies and professional photos. My neck is too long, I have a chin like Jay Leno (no offense, Jay), and I can never get my 'best side' right...or was it my left? The list goes on. But sometimes...

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A DIY Heart Of Independence

A DIY Heart Of Independence

I stumbled upon this gate at a yard sale while out for a walk in Doylestown PA. It’s always fun to find the hidden yard sales unexpectedly, because that's where you find the best stuff. This gate was one of those treasures, it had a giant P on it with the old hardware...

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Sofa Table Revamp – From Glass Inserts to Wood

Sofa Table Revamp – From Glass Inserts to Wood

A friend of my son was giving this table away. I said yes in a heartbeat! It came with smoky glass inlays on the table which I didn't really care for. That's when the wood replacement idea started.  I remember these tables being popular in many homes growing up. They...

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How To Brighten Up Your Old Kitchen For A Beach Look

How To Brighten Up Your Old Kitchen For A Beach Look

We are lucky enough to own a bay house on the east coast, in New Jersey. Summers are great there. It’s the older boat house on the block, but it has a charm that we love, along with magnificent views of the sunsets! What else would you need? The kitchen is your typical oak cabinetry, […]

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How To Transform A Book Shelf Into A Pet Feeding Station

How To Transform A Book Shelf Into A Pet Feeding Station

This book shelf sat around in the garage for a while. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, never thought about it. Until one day…this happened. Pretty cool, right?  This blog contains affiliate links where I may earn a small commission, at no additional cost...

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