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How to Install a Bathroom Faucet | DIY plumbing | replace a faucet | remove an old faucet | Moen

How to Install a Bathroom Faucet

Install a new bathroom faucet in just four simple steps, or remove an old faucet the same way. Just be sure to buy a faucet that fits on your sink. Our old bathroom sink was past its prime (that seems to be the theme of this blog). The knobs were difficult to turn off, so often when kids couldn...
Learn the 5 simple steps to give your room a design makeover | interior design | french country decor

A Design Makeover

Five steps to the perfect interior design makeover. Learn how to give your home a charming and finished look, in the style that best fits you. For today's post, I invited my sister, Evelyn, who has an excellent eye for design and the most charming home decor, to share her tips and ideas for g...
Use Adobe Illustrator to create an accurate and scaled layout of any room | especially great for kitchen remodels and bathroom renovations

Use Adobe Illustrator to Plan a Room Layout

Adobe Illustrator can create precise shapes so it’s perfect for planning a room layout, especially for a kitchen or bathroom remodel. Planning the layout of a room is an important step in furnishing and decorating a room. It is absolutely essential in planning a room where the furnishings and f...
How to clean fireplace bricks | Getting all that soot, ash, and smoke residue off your bricks depends on using the right cleaner | Housekeeping

How to Clean Fireplace Bricks

Cleaning soot, ash, and smoke off fireplace bricks is possible and not too hard. You just need a cleaning product that is made specifically to clean soot and smoke stains. We’re renovating the wall around our fireplace. It had ugly, purple wood paneling and a tiny mantel. We took down the wood ...
How to restore furniture, like this vintage mid-century table, to its original beauty

Restoring a Midcentury Table

How to restore a vintage wood table, a DIY tutorial explaining how to strip off an old finish, clean and repair the wood, then add a stain and protective finish. I need to  make one clarification before I start with the tutorial. There is a difference between “restoring” furniture and “ref...
Use craft inks to create the deathly hallows design on any tshirt, or learn how to make your own design. Free printable pattern of the Harry Potter designs.

Deathly Hallows Shirt

Use craft inks to make a deathly hallows t-shirt or design your own customized t-shirt. Remember in my post about the Personalized Water ...
14 gift idea for the tech lover or technology expert

Gifts for the Tech Lover

12 innovative, unique, and affordable gift ideas for the tech lover this Christmas, including speakers, disposable flash drives, and a way t...
How to make Moana's necklace with hemp, and how to make a charm that looks like Moana's locket. DIY jewelry and a gift idea.

Moana’s necklace

Learn how to make Moana's necklace with hemp, and how to make a charm that looks like Moana's locket. A great DIY jewelry and gift idea. ...
Great gift idea and which art supplies to include when giving an artist gift set

Artist Gift Set

Put together a set of quality art supplies to create the perfect gift for any artist or creative friend. This post contains affiliate li...
A Hemp Jewelry-making kit is the perfect gift idea to give to any teen or tween girl

Give a Jewelry Making Kit

Create a jewelry-making kit to give to your favorite teen or tween this year. Include a good how-to book and lots of fun supplies. My kid...
How to cut and install dry wallHow to cut and install dry wall

Installing Dry Wall

We put up dry wall, mudded the seams, added texture, and painted our wall to make a beautiful new wall in our home. It’s work, but a great...
How to make Lego Friends outfits as a gift for the girl or tween who loves Legos

Lego Friends Outfits

Make a Lego Friends outfit for your Lego-loving girl. A perfect gift for tweens or any girl who loves to build with Lego Friend sets. My...
Update an old clock by refinishing the clock frame and creating a new clock face

Updating a Large Clock

Update a large clock by replacing the face and refinishing the wood frame. Make the style of the clock fit with the style of your home. I...
It's easy to alter a pattern to make any costume you want. This gives directions on how to lengthen, widen, or shorten any dress or jacket.

How to Alter a Pattern

Love making costumes but can’t find the right pattern? It’s easy to alter a pattern to create any costume you can imagine. Last year ...
A Nerf dart costume made into a steampunk blaster. Perfect for any steampunk costume.

Nerf Steampunk Gun

Turn a plastic Nerf dart gun into a steampunk blaster. It’s easy to make a steampunk gun with just a little paints and some details. Fo...
How to restore an old or neglected wood deck

Reclaiming a Worn Out Deck

A wood deck that has seen better days can still be restored to a beautiful and functional space.  With some hard work and the right supplie...
PVC pipe and fitting make great industrial closet hardware and at a much cheaper price than galvanized pipes

PVC Curtain Hardware

PVC pipes and fitting painted silver make beautiful curtain hardware for these closet curtains. I really like how the industrial pipe she...
Painting the edges of business cards

The Liebster Award

I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award, which is an internet award given to bloggers to help create a sense of community and connec...
a DIY soccer goal made with PVC pipes

DIY Soccer Goal

Make your own DIY soccer goal with some PVC pipe and joints and some netting. It’s an easy DIY project, and a great gift for a soccer-lovi...
Save water and money with a DIY rain barrel

DIY Rain Barrel

A rain barrel is wonderful for saving rainwater to water plants later. It’s also an easy DIY home project. All of the rain we’ve gott...
An irrigation timer makes watering plants easy and convenient

The Irrigation Timer

An irrigation timer is a must-have for my garden so I can set it and forget about watering the plants myself. The timer gives them just the ...
A special message hidden in a bottle

Love Note in a Bottle

A subtle love note disguised as a message in a bottle adds a little bit of fun to a romantic gesture. Today’s post is going to be short...