DIY Perfect Chalkboard Lettering

This DIY technique allows anyone to create perfect chalkboard lettering! I love chalkboard art, but free handing lettering drives me crazy.  I am an impatient perfectionist, and I have discovered a way to quickly create pretty chalkboard lettering every time… I will walk you through the steps of creating perfect chalkboard lettering, and it really […]

Dining Room Reveal

This dining room has changed a lot since I first posted this years ago, but it is fun to look back and see how far the space has come!  Decorating is definitely a journey. Are you ready for it?  My dining room reveal! Here is the before… And the after… Since we eat most of […]

He is Constant

I’ve been an emotional mess lately all summer. As a lot of you know, we are selling the house we built nine years ago.  I know I’m too attached to this house, but I have trouble separating myself from all  we have experienced here throughout the past decade. Not to mention the countless hours of painting […]

Waiting…

Remember the storage unit we rented? Well, it’s come in pretty handy with my flea markets finds… And, look what I found today! So, please stick around and wait for me while our house is on the market. Good stuff is coming, and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Moving On – Hopefully Soon!

Moving On – Hopefully Soon! All my projects have come to a halt for a while. Any extra time I have is now devoted to cleaning, organizing, donating and storing. We’re selling our house. It’s funny because just a few weeks ago I was deeply grieving leaving our first home. There are so many memories […]

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 […]