Painting a Piano

I painted a piano this week. We’ve been talking about getting a piano for a little while since our oldest son is going to start lessons this fall. While on Facebook a couple weeks ago, I ran across someone selling an upright for $50. I was excited because it obviously needed help. My husband would […]

my dining room

Although it’s not used much, I wanted to share our dining room. (When I say “used” I’m talking eating since we eat most of our meals at the kitchen table. It is used a lot for art projects, homework, Lego building…) It is one of the first rooms you see when you walk into our […]

guest post at unexpected elegance

I’m so excited to be featured as a guest blogger on Unexpected Elegance today! Check out the post on several of my past projects: http://www.unexpectedelegance.com/2013/07/05/sincerely-sara-d-blog-feature/ Thanks to Angela for having me today! I’m honored! sincerely, sara d.

Chalk Painting Tutorial | Painting a Mirror

I’ve done a chalk paint tutorial in the past, but I thought it may be helpful to do a more detailed one. I love to garage sale shop, and I found this mirror at a sale recently for $30. (?!!) It’s hard to tell in the pictures, but it’s HUGE! When painting a mirror, always […]

the big girl room redo

The nursery is gone. But I’ve had so much fun decorating Lena’s new room, that I’ve forgotten I was once mourning its loss. Here’s Lena’s new room: Unfortunately the furniture placement (the bed against the wall) is not exactly how I’d like it due to the fear of Lena rolling out of bed. However, it […]

(the almost) no sew bed rail cover

Lena’s new (big girl) bedroom redo is coming very soon! However, one thing that has been holding me up with the post is her bed rail. It’s just so practical and not cute. So, rather than wait on her to not need it anymore (or go through the trouble of taking in off for the […]

father’s day (free!) printables

father’s day (free!) printables In honor of all the dads out there, I’m offering free printables: a badge for dad proudly wear on his day (my kids think badges are pretty awesome).  The file also has a card perfect for adding to dad’s breakfast tray. Just click on this link to download a PDF file: […]

mod podging memories

I discovered “mod podging” (or decopodge) in college.  Maybe we were weird (I prefer to think we were trendsetters), but my friends and I would mod podge whatever we could get our hands on – frames, boxes, photo albums –  you name it.  It was an inexpensive but sentimental gift.  I ran across this beauty […]