Home Owning

The Den and Loft {Before & After}

It's finally here! The FIRST before & after post on our house. LET ME REMIND YOU. Back in September we closed on a sweet little fixer upper. The first time we saw it, it was full to the brim of the previous owners' belongings. They were the original owners when this home was built in… Continue reading The Den and Loft {Before & After}

Columbus Adventures, Creative Crafting

The 614 Studio

Yes, I know, we've all done a million of these "wine and paint" classes. But still, I do really, truly enjoy these now and then. So when The Ohio State Alumni Association recently sponsored this class at the brand-new-better-than-whole-foods Giant Eagle Market District, I was totally in. The 614 Studio is a traveling version of… Continue reading The 614 Studio

Creative Crafting, Daily Notes

Piano Bench Upgrade

I've been perusing craigslist lately in hopes of finding an inexpensive bench that I could upgrade into a sweet and function piece for our home. Finally, I found the perfect thing... a piano bench that someone gave up stripping part way through. Because it was so unfinished, it was incredibly cheap. BUT, it wasn't pretty...… Continue reading Piano Bench Upgrade

Creative Crafting, Daily Notes

Canvas Art {DIY}

This weekend, I finished a little canvas project I've been brewing up. I wanted to create something new for the living room wall, and these two canvases were part of that effort. It was really quite simple - I painted the two canvases gold, stuck on acrylic letters and cheap paper doilies, and gave it… Continue reading Canvas Art {DIY}

Creative Crafting, Daily Notes

Picture Frame Weekly To-Do List

I saw this idea somewhere out there on the interwebs, and realized that I had everything I needed to make this project - I didn't spend a single penny! From college, I had this eight-photo picture frame collecting dust under my bed. I also had white paint, brushes, scrapbook paper, and dry erase markers. Having… Continue reading Picture Frame Weekly To-Do List

Creative Crafting, Daily Notes

DIY Chalkboards (for any age!)

K and I stumbled on pink chalkboard paint at Michael's one day, so duh, I splurged. I had some thin wood at home, so how could I resist! One paint job later, and voila...Perfect for our fridge! Note the chalk we added magnets to as well!! Just paint, let sit for 24 hours, and there… Continue reading DIY Chalkboards (for any age!)