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A Gift Guide for the Beginner DIY Diva - Life on Kaydeross Creek

A Gift Guide For The Beginner DIY Diva

Hi Friends! I can’t believe there are only 6 more weeks until Christmas! It’s right about now that my husband starts asking me what I would like and I always struggle a bit with an answer. I’m not into jewelry and I’m certainly no clothes horse because I work from home and I’m in my sweats most days. I don’t like to cook so I can’t even ask for new pots and pans. Other than a bottle of cinnamon whiskey, or maybe new furniture ;), I’m stumped.

So what do you get the girl who likes to craft, create, paint and even build stuff? Here’s my gift guide with some of the things that I would suggest (and may ask for myself) for the beginner DIY DIVA.

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  1. A quality glue gun

    These come in handy for so many different types of projects! You can check out some of my projects where I used one HERE. No, they are not all created equal.

    It’s worth spending a little extra for one that will last longer.

 

Gift Guide for the DIY DIva - Amazon - Hot Glue Gun - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

2. Safety first

A good pair of safety glasses, a mask and rubber gloves can save the day. From stripping furniture and sanding to staining, make sure to protect your skin and eyes.  Put it all in a gift basket with a gift card to her favorite craft/supply store and she’ll be thrilled!

3. A palm sander

I’ve used this on all of my furniture makeovers and if you’re doing any type of furniture flip/paint project, you need one of these. They’re easy to maneuver, can be used to help remove stubborn layers of paint as well as smooth surfaces to get them ready for new paint or stain.

Gift Guide for the DIY Diva - palm sander - Life on Kaydeross Creek

4. Cricut Machine

This I am asking for. 🙂 Full disclosure, I’ve never used one but I’m looking forward to trying something new. You can make so many things with these but mostly I want to make signs with different fonts and shapes.  The possibilities are endless.

 

Gift Guide for the DIY Diva - Cricut Machine - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

5. Your own tool bag.  (and it helps if it’s FULL of tools!)

My husband got this for me for Christmas a few years ago. MY VERY OWN TOOL BAG, yay!  I don’t have to go pawing through the basement to look for anything. It has EVERYTHING you would need for a small project including a tape measure, hammer, screw drivers and pliers.  It’s perfect for hanging pictures and signs, building a small shelf, making a wreath, or any number of other projects. I especially love the plastic container for all of my fasteners, screws and anchors. Everything is all on one place.

Gift Guide for the DIY Diva - Tool Bag - Life on Kaydeross Creek6. A cutting mat

The  best way to protect the surface of your table while cutting with an Exacto knife is with this cutting mat. It’s great for when I’m cutting scrap book paper for projects or fabric.

 

Gift Guide for the DIY Diva - Cutting mat - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

7.  A cordless drill/driver

Whether it’s hanging one picture, creating an entire gallery or taking hardware on and off a piece of furniture, you’ll need one of these for a ton of projects.

Gift Guide for the beginner DIY Diva - cordless drill and driver kit - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

8. Stud finder

If you’re hanging a heavy picture or a shelf, you’ll need one of these. It helps locate the studs in the wall so you know where (or not) to hang something on the wall.  It could save you a lot of time spackling and repainting. 🙂

 

 

Gift Guide for the beginner DIY Diva - stud finder - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

9. Laser level

This comes in handy especially if you are working by yourself or if your measuring large spaces.

 

Gift Guide for the Beginner DIY Diva - laser level - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

10. Quality angled paint brush

Again, it’s worth spending the money on one that will last. I keep a some on hand for paint and some for stain.

 

Gift Guide for the beginner DIY Diva - Purdy XL paint brush - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

11. Heavy Duty Stapler

These are great for those upholstery projects. You can see where I used it on a thrift store stool makeover or on an ottoman I made out of an old crate.

 

Gift Guide for the beginner DIY Diva - Heavy duty stapler - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

12. How-To Books

Books should be on every gift guide and home improvement, craft or how-to books would be great for new ideas and inspiration as well as instructions on new projects. My husband got me the Magnolia Story last Christmas and it was a nice surprise.

Tip: He said the one thing he wished he had done was to write something in it for encouragement. I probably would have cried. 🙂

13. Organization

I love my plastic bins. I sort everything out so I know where it is by category. I.E. craft paints, stamps, picture hanging supplies, paint brushes, scrapbook paper etc. It’s great to have it all in one place when you need it.

Gift Guide for the beginner DIY Diva - Rolling cart storage - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

14. Gift cards to her favorite stores 🙂

No gift guide would be complete without these. Whether it’s Michaels, Target, Home Depot or Lowe’s, she’ll be sure to find something she loves.

So whether you’re trying to give friends and family some ideas for Christmas gifts for you or you need something for the DIY Diva in your life, these are the things that I find the most helpful since I started DIY projects.  Now, I’m off to update my Christmas list.

Happy Holidays to you and your family from all of us at Life on Kaydeross Creek!!

Col

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How to make a unique farmhouse chalkboard - Layered decor - Life on Kaydeross Creek

How to Create a Unique Farmhouse Chalkboard

Hi Friends! For those of you who have been following along for a while now, you know I love a good upcycle and the project I’m sharing today is one of my favorites so far. It was one of those things where the moment you see something, you know exactly what you’re going to do with it. The “it” in this case happened to be a twin headboard I found on Craigslist. Here’s how I turned it into a unique farmhouse chalkboard.

Here she is before. Yes, that sticker says $10 🙂

 

How to Create a Unique Farmhouse Chalkboard From a Twin Headboard - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Can you see what I see? I fell in love with the shape immediately. All of those curvy lines are so pretty. I could just picture the wood a warm dark brown stain.  The first step to this upcycle was to remove the legs. We did that with the miter or chop saw.

 

How to Create a Unique Farmhouse Chalkboard From a Twin Headboard - cut to size - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

The next step was to strip it down to the bare wood. It had a really think coat of black paint.

 

How to Create a Unique Farmhouse Chalkboard - applying the paint stripper - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I soon discovered it wasn’t the only layer.

 

How to Create a Unique Farmhouse Chalkboard From a Twin Headboard - First layer of paint gone - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Yup, this one was a hot mess. I scraped, stripped, and scraped some more. Finally, I got enough of it off where I was able to sand it.

 

How to Create a Unique Farmhouse Chalkboard From a Twin Headboard - Paint removed and ready to sand - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

So I grabbed my trusty palm sander and got to work. The middle of the piece is particle board or something and very thin so I needed to be careful not to sand too much . I just wanted to get a smooth surface that would give the paint a smooth finish.  The wood around the frame was what I really wanted to stand out.

 

 

After sanding. Huge difference, right?

 

How to Create a Unique Farmhouse Chalkboard From a Twin Headboard - sanded and ready to stain - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

It cleaned up so well! I just love the wood frame.

 

How to Create a Unique Farmhouse Chalkboard From a Twin Headboard - ready for stain - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Unfortunately, as much as I hand sanded the small little lines, nooks and crannies on the frame, I just couldn’t get all of the paint out.  I knew that it would show through the stain but was hoping for the best. I wanted the color to be a rich brown so applied Minwax stain in Espresso.

 

How to Create a Unique Farmhouse Chalkboard From a Twin Headboard - stained and ready for chalkboard paint - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I love the way the little bit of leftover paint peeks through the stain.  I had hoped that the layering of the paint and stain would be pretty and make the piece look even more antiqued which I think it did. A happy accident. 🙂

I originally wanted to make a sign but couldn’t decide what I wanted it to say so I went with a farmhouse chalkboard instead. I already had the chalkboard paint plus I thought it would work really well for a cute Christmas project I’m planning. More on that later.

 

How to Create a Unique Farmhouse Chalkboard From a Twin Headboard - chalkboard paint - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

It was tricky getting the chalkboard paint evenly lined up with those pretty curves in the frame. I had to use a really good angled paint brush to twist into those edges. It took some time and after 2 coats she was good to go and we hung it in our mudroom.

 

How to make a unique farmhouse chalkboard - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

How to make a unique farmhouse chalkboard - Primed with chalk - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

How to make a unique farmhouse chalkboard - Mudroom decor - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Chalkboards are great for to-do lists, notes and even inspirational quotes to start your day. They are also great as backdrops for other home decor. I love this one paired with the small tobacco basket and cotton wreath.

 

How to make a unique farmhouse chalkboard - Layered decor - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

How to make a unique farmhouse chalkboard - Layered decor in the mudroom - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

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Chalkboards are so versatile in home decor and can be used for everyday and holidays. I hope you found some inspiration to create your own unique farmhouse chalkboard. Don’t have a bed frame? Try an old mirror, a silver tray or a uniquely shaped cutting board. Remember, make it your own!

Happy DIYing!

Col

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20 Alternatives to a wreath for Fall and Winter - Life on Kaydeross Creek

20 Creative Alternatives to a Front Door Wreath for Fall & Winter

Hey everyone! I know it’s still early but once the cold weather hits, I’m just ready to decorate for the Holidays! I started thinking about decorating the front porch and I’d like to do something different this year. You know, think out side the wreath 🙂 So today I am sharing 20 alternatives to a wreath for your front door for Fall and Winter. Let’s get creative, shall we??

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1. Frames

Make something unique with an inexpensive or even a thrift store frame. I love the chicken wire.

 

20 Alternatives to a Wreath for Fall & Winter - Frames - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - Frames and Chicken wire - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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Add some burlap and greens along with some jingle bells.

 

20 Alternatives to a Wreath for Fall and Winter - with jingle bells - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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Spray paint an old frame and simply hang some ribbon and ornaments.

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - Red frame with ornaments - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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2. Make one with Twigs

Use what you have out in your yard, break out your hot glue gun and make something unique for your home.  I love these!

 

20 Alternatives to a Wreath for Fall and Winter - Stick window with berries and pine cones - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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20 Alternatives to Wreaths - birch twig wreath with berries - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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3. Wooden Tags

How cute are these?  You can pick these raw wooden tags up at Micheal’s and decorate them how you wish. You can hang them with rope or twine or ribbon.

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths - wood tags for thanksgiving - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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4. Wooden plaques

This started out as a simple unfinished wooden disk.

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths - painted wooden slice wreath - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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I like how they attached these together with the ribbon.

20 Alternatives to Wreaths -Square letters hanging - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - welcome wood slice - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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5. Wooden Signs

The sky is the limit with these. You just need some stencils and embellishments.

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths - Wooden sign wreath - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - Hello Fall wooden sign - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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6. Wooden Slice

I made one of these a couple of years ago. You can see it HERE. Really easy and you don’t even need to cut one yourself. You can find them at Michael’s or on Amazon is different sizes.

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - wood slice - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

7. Silver Trays

Thrift stores are great for finding old trays to use for these projects. Use with or without chalkboard paint and combine faux flowers to make something for each season.

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - Silver tray chalkboard - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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Here they have part of the tea set with greens and ribbon. How original!

Tip: place small pads that go on the bottom of chair legs on the back to prevent it from banging against the door.

20 Alternatives to Wreaths - silver tray and garland with silver creamer - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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Combine the tray with grapevine, burlap and faux flowers for a pretty farmhouse look.

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - Round silver tray welcome sign - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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8. Burlap Bags

So cute. You can do these smaller ones or how about one big one?

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - burlap bags forming a wreath - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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How about a big one for Christmas with greens?

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - large burlap bag - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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9. Shutters

So pretty and festive!

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - cute shutter with bells - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall or Winter - rustic swag on shutter - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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10. Pine Branch Swag

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - Pine branch spray - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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I love these bells! You may just see these at my house if I can find them. 🙂

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - greenery swag with bells - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - green swag - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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11. Ice Skates

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - ice skate wreath - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - skate wreath alternative - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - Ice skates wreath - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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12. Mittens

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - Mittens with greens - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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How about a combination of wood and mittens…

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - Wooden plank and mittens - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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13.  Rakes

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - rake wreath - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - Fall rake wreath - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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14. Baskets

I tried one of these in the spring and loved it and then used it again in the fall by changing up the colors. You can see those HERE and HERE.

So pretty…

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - Basket with rope hanger - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - Basket with red ribbon - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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I love the mini skates. 🙂

 

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - Basket with mini skates - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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15. Mirrors

This is one of my favorites.

 

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Wnter - mirror wreath - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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20 Alternatives to Wreaths - ornate mirror - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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16. Pine Cone Swags

These look super easy. You can use ribbon, burlap or twine to hang them. Hang them by themselves or with greens or ornaments.

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - pine cone swag with burlap - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - pinecone swag with checkered ribbon - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - pinecone wreath with greens and icicles - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

17. Grapevine

So pretty!

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - grapevine and pine swag - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths - grapevine and greens - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

18. Letters

 

 

20 Alternatives to Wreaths for Fall and Winter - initial wreath - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

20 Alternatives to Wreath for Fall and Winter - White wooden letter wreath - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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20 Alternatives for a Wreath for Fall and Winter - Letters for Wreaths - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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19. Tins

 

20 Alternatives to a wreath for Fall and Winter - Metal container - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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20 Alternatives to wreaths for fall and winter - rusty tin with cotton branches - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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20. Wooden Boxes

 

20 Alternatives to a wreath for fall or winter - for light wooden box - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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20 Alternatives to a wreath for fall and winter - dark Wooden box - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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20 Alternatives to a wreath for fall and winter - light box Christmas - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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I love all of these ideas! I’m definitely inspired to do something different this year. I hope you are too. If you have decorated with something other than a wreath in the past or plan on using something unique for your front door this year, I would love to see it!

Make it your own!

Col

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Dining Room Hutch Makeover - farmhouse - Life on Kaydeross Creek

7 Lessons I learned From a Craigslist Hutch Makeover

Hey everyone! I like to check craigslist periodically, not because I necessarily need something but because you just never know what you’ll find that you didn’t even know you needed. 🙂 For a while I was looking to see if I could find the right size piece to fit in my dining room on a very narrow section of wall. A few weeks ago I found the cutest little hutch and today I’m sharing the final project and the 7 lessons I learned (or should I say was reminded of) from this craigslist hutch makeover.

Here she is before. Cute right? A little bit of storage and just the right size for the space for only $70. She just needs a little love.

 

Hutch Makeover - Farmhouse Hutch - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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As usual, I planned on painting the piece and I was leaning toward using black to go with the chairs in my dining room. I went on Pinterest for inspiration for something different and found some cool pieces which I shared HERE.

In the end, I went with a satin black paint. I usually work with lighter colors and chalk paint on furniture makeovers so I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I got a quart of “Black” and thought I was ready to go. I removed all of the hardware and got to prepping.

Lesson #1: If there are different size pulls, hinges or screws, place them all in labeled baggies or containers so you know exactly where they go when you put them back on.

Unfortunately, I realized this too late. I’m usually really good about keeping hardware all together when doing a project but didn’t think about sorting by size or location as I was going. This made it harder to put the pieces back on.  Oops.

 

Dining Room Hutch Makeover - Hardware removed - Farmhouse - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

The Paint

The nice part about using chalk paint is that you are supposed to be able to paint without sanding or priming. I usually sand a little but not much (call me old school). This piece was particularly scratched up and shiny so I sanded more than usual after wiping the whole piece down with a damp cloth to get all of the dust off.

 

Dining Room Hutch Makeover - Before farmhouse makeover - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Lesson #2: When in doubt sand and sand some more if the piece is especially shiny and you are using something other than chalk paint.

Make sure the surface is ready and the paint has something to stick to.

 

Dining Room Hutch Makeover - Prepped and Sanded for farmhouse makeover - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I could totally tell where I had sanded and where I hadn’t when the paint was going on. I should have spent the extra time sanding. It would have been easier to apply with more consistent coverage. This brings me to lesson #3 in this Hutch Makeover.

Lesson #3: Consider using primer. You’ll save time in the long run.

Again, having used chalk paint so often, I skipped the primer. I should have used it for better coverage but, truth be told, I just didn’t want the added work. In reality, it would have made a difference in the end with less fussing with the brush to get even lines and probably a better appearance overall.

 

Dining Room Hutch Makeover - Prepped - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Dining Room Hutch Makeover - First Coat of Paint - Farmhouse - Life on Kaydeross Creek

Lesson #4: Don’t paint when it’s too hot or too cold outside.

It was probably too warm out for me to paint as the sun was shining and the paint sort of clumped a bit. It wasn’t awful and I was able to brush where it ran out. It also happened more where I did not sand enough.  Double whammy.

Small win: In the middle of painting the top, I decided to NOT to paint the inside. I just liked the way the wood popped off the black and am very happy with the way the final product looks. 🙂

 

Dining Room Hutch Makeover - First Coat of Paint - Farmhouse - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Lesson #5: You may think you have a steady hand, but sometimes you don’t.  Consider taping the edges of the glass with painters tape.

I haven’t worked on very many pieces with glass. Even my antique cabinet makeover with the glass sides didn’t seem this hard. I think it was just where the seam was in the middle of the doors that got me. Usually a really good brush will help. Let’s just say I spent some time chipping away with a razor blade to clean this one up.

 

 

 

Dining Room Hutch Makeover - without doors - Farmhouse - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Lesson #6: Dark paint shows brush strokes way more than light paint.

I had to be really careful when brushing on the paint and go over it a few times in certain areas to make sure the brush strokes blended it. I think if I use black or very dark paint again, I will use the sprayer.

BTW, And it also shows dust more.

 

Dining Room Hutch Makeover - doors and hardware back on - Farmhouse - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

UPDATE: I skipped an important step when I posted this originally and that is I gave it a coat of satin polyurethane. I was afraid the paint would chip a little since I didn’t use primer.

Lesson #7: Things don’t always go as planned.

So originally, I kinda liked the color of the pulls as they were. I decided to put them back on as is (reference lesson #1 for difficulty in doing this). Hubby didn’t like it at all and when I had a chance to walk away and come back to it, I decided it was a no go. I tried a few other colors and then finally settled on my go to spray paint, Oil Rubbed Bronze. On and off with the pulls was a pain.

 

Dining Room Hutch Makeover - Iron pulls - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Dining Room Hutch Makeover - Rustoleum multi colored texture spray paint - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

After all was said and done, and all those reminders above, I love the way she looks in her new home.

 

Dining Room Hutch Makeover - farmhouse - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Dining Room Hutch Makeover - with black paint - farmhouse - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Dining Room Hutch Makeover - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

7 Lessons I learned from a craigslist hutch makeover - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I always learn something from every furniture makeover or project I do but this hutch makeover was a doozy.  Whatever project your working on or have planned, I hope it goes smoothly and remember, make it your own!

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

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Fall Front Porch Tour and DIY Birch Ladder - Farmhouse - Life on Kaydeross Creek

DIY Birch Ladder & Fall Porch Tour

Hey everyone! The leaves have turned even more this week and the weather has been gorgeous for this time of year. It was a great week to be outside soaking up the last bit of warmth. I took that opportunity to decorate our porch and today I’ll be sharing it with you along with 7 other bloggers who have also “prettied up” their spaces.   This year we kept the porch decor simple but added a really fun element and, of course, a DIY project. The best part is it was FREE. 🙂

 

Fall Front Porch and DIY Birch Ladder - Flowers - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

The Project:

I enlisted my partner in crime for this project as I do most projects. I’ve said it before, he is an enabler. I say “I’d like to do (insert project here)” and he says “OK, maybe we can do it this way”. I’m very lucky 🙂

He started by collecting some branches for me.
DIY Birch Tree Ladders - Rustic Fall Farmhouse Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I measured the area of the porch where I wanted to put the ladder to figure out the best height and width and then we got to cutting.  We used the chop saw for this.

 

 

Once the pieces were cut to length, he trimmed up the little branches.

 

DIY Birch Tree Ladder - Trimming the pieces -Rustic Fall Farmhouse Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Then we laid the poles out on the deck. I wanted the top to be slightly narrower than the bottom.

 

Fall Porch Tour -DIY Birch Tree Ladder - Adding the pieces -Rustic Fall Farmhouse Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I decided on 4 rungs and we measured the width for each one an equal distance apart.  The we used screws to attach them to the poles.

 

DIY Birch Tree Ladder - Adding the rungs -Rustic Fall Farmhouse Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

DIY Birch Tree Ladder - with rungs -Rustic Fall Farmhouse Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

That’s it. Once they were screwed together we were good to go. I thought about wrapping the joints with twine and I may still do that.  I really like the texture this DIY birch ladder adds to the porch. The other one I’ll use out in the lean-to.

 

Fall Porch Tour and DIY Birch Ladder - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I wanted to keep the rest of the decor budget friendly so I used only what I had on hand except for the mums. I love orange mums in the fall!  A few faux pumpkins are great and easy to store from year to year.

The basket on the door was a DIY project using a thrift store find. You can see that here. I simply changed out the flowers and repainted “Welcome” in orange.

 

Fall Front Porch and DIY Birch Ladder - Flower Basket - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Fall Front Porch Tour and DIY Birch Ladder - Farmhouse - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

So there you have it. A budget friendly yet warm and welcoming entry for your friends and family. Now on to the rest of the Fall Porch Tour! So much inspiration on one place. 🙂  Enjoy!

 

 

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Loveland Lodge

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A Blue Nest

Hood Creek Log Cabin

A Southern Discourse

Shine Your Light

 

 

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

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Rustic Farmhouse Fall Home Tour 2017

Hey everyone! Is Fall as busy for you as it has been around here so far? We’ve been working on some projects around the house not to mention soccer, Scouts and other family stuff so I’m a bit late getting this out. I’m so excited to finally share our Rustic Farmhouse Fall Home Tour with you.  So much to do so little time so today we are starting in our family room and entryway. Welcome…

 

Fall Home Tour - Entry way - Farmhouse - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I kept the entry pretty simple. The cute little stool was a project last spring. It’s just the right size for the space.

I used some classic Fall elements mixed in with some white pumpkins, hydrangea stems and cotton branches.  I really like to mix it up with textures because it warms up a space. The basket on the door was a project for summer. I just replaced the flowers and painted the Welcome with orange.

 

Fall Home Tour - Entryway Table -Farmhouse - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I picked up this old typewriter at a town wide garage sale last weekend. It’s amazing what you can find when you aren’t even looking for it.  🙂 Score! I love the black accents mixed in with the browns and white.  By the way, I can’t wait to show you the other stuff we got – new project coming soon.

 

Fall Home Tour - Entryway Landing - Farmhouse - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

It’s an eclectic farmhouse mix…

 

Fall Home Tour - Great Room & TV Room - Farmhouse - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

You can see the ottoman made out of an old crate here.

 

Fall Home Tour - Shelf - Farmhouse - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I love the contrast of the orange and blue in the metal with the white of the cotton. The Fixer Upper style wall decor was one of my favorite projects.

 

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I wanted to stick with neutrals and hints of orange on this hutch. I love the way it pops off of the light gray.  I love mixing classic pieces with things that add character like the binoculars, antique door handle and tool box with the leather strap.

You wouldn’t believe what this piece looked like when I got it. You can see that project here.

 

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I like to get double duty out of my decor when I can (more bang for your buck 🙂  The  brown frame on the mantel is hanging on a wooden backdrop which is actually the back of the mini barn door we made. I used it for summer and just flipped it around for fall.

 

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I also like to use versatile pieces wherever possible like the wooden candlestick holders and metal corrugated vase.  They’re so pretty mixed in with seasonal pieces in similar neutral colors and it’s a great way to stretch your “bucks” as my son says.  Lots of textures and old mixed with new make  the space eclectic and inviting.

I hope you enjoyed this part of the Rustic Farmhouse Fall Home Tour. I’ll share our front porch and deck on Monday and the Kitchen, Dining Room and Mudroom after that. I hope you’ll stop back again soon.

Are you a classic fall decor lover or do you like modern neutral tones? Whichever you prefer, enjoy every minute and…

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Col

 

 

Home Matters Linky Party #155

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So although I have been enjoying this summer like weather, I’ve been craving everything that comes with Fall. Break out the sweaters and pumpkins, I say! I was so excited to decorate for fall and I have some new DIY projects to share to help set the stage so stay tuned. For now, here are some great projects and recipes to help get you started! Enjoy! 

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Home Matters Linky Party #154

Hey everyone! Today is the official first day of fall! I’ve been busy working on some fall projects to share with you all including my fall home tour so stay tuned. For now, take a minute to browse through lots of projects from some wonderful bloggers in the links below. So much inspiration on one place. 🙂

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Customizing Cabinets shared by Emily

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I’ve been obsessed with furniture flips lately, farmhouse furniture makeovers to be exact. The right piece of furniture can change the whole feel of a room. The color, the size and shape tell a story and can be inspiration for the rest of the decor in the space.

I happened to pick up this adorable little hutch this weekend on craigslist for just $70. I had been looking for something for our dining room for a long time and this will fit perfectly.  Sometimes you just have to wait until the right piece comes along…

 

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It’s so cute, right?? I knew I wanted to paint it but was searching for inspiration on line and Pinterest, of course, did not disappoint. I found so many pieces that I loved I though I would share them with you. 🙂

Here are 30 of my favorite farmhouse furniture makeovers.

This buffet is stunning. The depth of the color on this piece and the aging with wax is beautiful. It’s so vibrant and the pulls are the icing on the cake.

 

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I love the two tone of the wood on the drawers and blue paint in this dresser. It just so happens that I was recently given a dresser and I think I need to try this look.

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If I had a place to put something red, I would. It’s so warm and definitely makes a statement. These accessories look so pretty.

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How sweet is this blue little coffee table? I love the bead detail around the sides and the two tone with the wood on top.

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The Interior Frugalista

This armoire makeover from Bless’er House is just stunning and how creative is the reading nook?

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Bless’er House

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This dresser is just so pretty. I love the addition of the painted swirls on top of the faded sage green. Just a bit of aging and wear and tear make it seem so delicate. So pretty with the matching accessories.

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What vision it must have taken to see this piece for what it could be. I’m sure a ton of work went into it to fix the overlay. The finished piece is so pretty and so grown up.

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Prodigal Pieces

One of my favorite makeovers. This one was a labor of love but worth it. What farmhouse furniture makeovers would be complete without a bit of distressing and some farmhouse accessories.

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I love the softness of the cream with the contrast of the dark stain. It’s styled so pretty and looks just perfect in this space.

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Little Vintage Nest

The soft, subtle shade of blue on this secretary mixed with the distressing it’s so pretty.

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My Creative Days

The choice of paint and the colorful fabric are a perfect combination to update this old hutch.

 

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Just The Wood

The color on this buffet is just gorgeous. The aging with the wax highlights the carved details and is just so pretty. The knobs are perfect.

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Brepurposed

This dresser was a big transformation. The glass knobs give it such a classic feel.

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I love the aqua distressed paint on this end table combined with the dark wood top.  What character this would add to a room. It’s styled so cute, too.

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Lovely Etc. 

Just gorgeous! The perfect place to store quilts.

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Petticoat Junktion

Another piece from Bless’er House.  I love how the black knobs pop off of the layers of shimmery blues on this dresser. Farmhouse accessories make it even more beautiful. Swoon!

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Bless’er House

Two book cases combined to make one. This is one of those things where  I was like, why didn’t I think of that?? So farmhouse and so creative!

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Worthing Court

That patina. The wavy lines. The pulls. The feet. LOVE!

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The softness of the chalk paint on this old hutch is so pretty. What a clever use for toiletries and a great piece to help define the bathroom space.

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The color of this dresser is such a perfect gray and the handles are beautiful. It’s perfect in this space.

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This was quite the makeover on this old cabinet. The Cobblestone color from Country Chic Paint was perfect to give it new life. I love how the white and tan accessories pop.

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How gorgeous is this navy cabinet?!? The aging on it is perfect and the white inside makes whatever is displayed pop.

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This old dresser is so pretty with the green and brown combo and those antique pulls add so much character.

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This little armoire is so cute. I can see it in a child’s bedroom or in a bathroom for linens. I love the cure of the legs.

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Restoration Redoux

I love the lines on this piece with the swirly legs and bottom. The shade of blue is so unique and looks so pretty with the stained top. The accessories are perfectly romantic like the piece.

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I know this one is not necessarily a piece of furniture like the others but I just love the distressed paint and trim detail. How pretty is the pop of white of the accessories.

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What a makeover on this desk! It’s so pretty and it is styled so perfectly.

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Prodigal Pieces

I love how this table came out! This was my first time trying this paint technique. It was super easy to do and adds character to this thrift store table.

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This hutch is the perfect farmhouse piece for a dining room or kitchen.  I love the bead board back and trim on the front.

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The Painted Hinge

This buffet makeover is so creative. I love the layers of color, just the right amount of antiquing and the black pulls . The addition of the wood top is perfect.

30 Farmhouse Furniture Makeovers Gray buffet with new wooden top - Life on Kaydeross Creek

Those are some of my favorite farmhouse furniture makeovers. The power of paint, some creativity and a little elbow grease can go a long way! I know exactly what I will do now with my new hutch and I can’t wait to share it with you so stay tuned. Have you taken on a labor of love and transformed something with paint?

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

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Michelle shows us her Farmhouse Style Neutral Fall Mantel

Say, “Yum!” to this German Pancakes Recipe from Lorelai

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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 153. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Sheena gives us a Home Tour – Decorating For Fall

Industrial Farmhouse Kitchen Lighting from Emily

Nina asks What’s Your Side Hustle?

Check out this DIY Dollar Store Fall Wreath from Donna

Julie shares super tasty Crockpot Asian Honey Chicken

Make Ribbon Pumpkins with Sahana

Colleen shares her Antique Hutch Makeover

Get the flavors of Fall with Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe from Nicole

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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 153. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

We have beautiful ideas for your Autumn decorating and some delicious seasonal recieps too. Enjoy!

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Free Fall Printable Autumn Garland Decor from Janine @ Happy Happy Nester

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Farmhouse Pumpkin Bucket from Erin @ How To Nest For Less

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15 Fall Garden to Table Recipes - Angie The Freckled Rose - HMLP 153 Feature

15 Fall Garden to Table Recipes from Angie @ Angie The Freckled Rose

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Easy DIY Leaf Stamped Dish Towel - Flamingo Toes - HMLP 153 Feature

Easy DIY Leaf Stamped Dish Towel from Bev @ Flamingo Toes

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Popcorn Boo Bark - Living La Vida Holoka - HMLP 153 Feature

Popcorn Boo Bark from Jessica @ Living La Vida Holoka

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you found as much inspiration as I have.  I’ll have a few new projects for fall coming up in the ncxt week or so including my fall home tour. Did someone say s’mores and cider bar?

Happy DIY’ing!

Col