Paint a Coffee Bar Yellow

 

 
I’m not crazy about this piece of furniture although it’s served its purpose several times. It’s one of the first pieces of furniture that I bought  (before I discovered Givits) when I moved out of my parents’ house a few years ago from Big Lots.  I’ve used it for shoes, crafts, sweaters and now as a coffee bar.

Turning A Spare Room Into A Walk-In Closet

When I moved into a place with a spare room and a lack of closet space in the bedroom, I immediately decided to turn what otherwise would have been an office into a walk-in closet / dressing room. I called up my friend and soon to be certified professional organizer, Ashley for help.

Painting a Vintage Desk

 

I bought this desk/dresser almost two years ago at the Hartville Goodwill and although I’ve always loved the vintage/antique look, I felt like something was off, especially against my white furniture, so I decided that it needed to be updated.

Trivet & Coaster Cork Board

Marc’s had a bunch of cork trivets and coasters in their closeouts section for less than a dollar and I instantly knew I could use them for something other than protecting the surfaces in my home from heat. Let’s face it, the poop brown color of cork boards are pretty unattractive, but these are so darn useful for the office.

Curried Lentil Soup Recipe & Favor Jar

My sister wanted to give something practical and useful as a wedding favor so she decided on this delicious Curried Lentil Soup recipe. If you read this post on the traditional Middle Eastern lentil soup recipe that I learned from my mom, you already know that I love lentil soups, but the curry in this recipe really takes things up a notch.

Add foam and fabric to a bar stool

For years I thought upholstering chairs was this huge elaborate project that involved so many tools and so many brains. It’s so simple it’s almost embarrassing how easy it is. This past fall I was invited to raid Lyndsey’s garage because her family was having a free sale.

DIY: Card Gift Boxes

I save gift boxes and cards until I reach the point where I have no use or room for them. I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with old cards for the longest time, especially Christmas cards. I feel bad throwing them away, but really couldn’t possibly save all of them.

DIY Coasters and Framed Fabric

When it comes to scrapbook paper and DIY projects, the possibilities are endless. Making these coasters is so easy, the hardest part it picking out which paper to use. I don’t recommend using fabric for this project.
What you need:
Tiles (from any home improvement store.

DIY: Spray Paint a Recycled Wooden Chair

My neighbors were having one of those productive weekends and cleaned out what seemed to be 40 years of furniture and knick knack buildup. I sipped tea and watched them from my window like an all star creeper as they hauled stuff to the side of the road for three straight days. Sunday rolled around and I decided to go for a jog. Feeling extra ambitious, I went around the block a second time.