A Fun Pea Gravel Play Area & Backyard Activity Wall

How I built a kids gravel play area, rustic bench, and outdoor activity wall. Keeps kids busy for hours without the mess of sand.

The Pea Gravel Play Area I’ve been working on this month is finally done. Yea! The boys are loving their new digging spot. I’m loving the new rustic bench where I can grab a cup of coffee and enjoy 20 minutes of peace while they play. ūüėČ As with most of my projects, I used … Read more A Fun Pea Gravel Play Area & Backyard Activity Wall

How to find, layout and resize internet images to make your own art

How to find, layout, resize images for your DIY art and furniture

You don’t need to know how to draw to make great painted signs, printables, painted furniture, iron-on decals, etc. This post will show you how to find, layout and resize internet images to make your own art. The only tools you need are PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Reader (free software), and a printer. I use this … Read more How to find, layout and resize internet images to make your own art

DIY Latex Chalkboard Paint – tips and tricks

Step by step photo guide to mixing and using latex chalkboard paint

There are lots of posts on the internet for¬†DIY latex¬†chalkboard paint. Finding different versions of this recipe was a little confusing, at first. I was afraid that I’d pick one and find out that it didn’t work. After working on a few projects recently, including my¬†Garage Cabinet Chalkboard Makeover and Phil’s Chalkboard Reminder Sign, I … Read more DIY Latex Chalkboard Paint – tips and tricks

Garage Makeover with DIY shelves and chalkboard cabinets

Chalkboard Paint to organize the garage cabinets

This¬†garage makeover¬†includes loads of DIY shelves and chalkboard paint on¬†the cabinet doors to amp up organization and style. In our house, I handle most of the indoor DIY; drywall, painting, trim work, flooring, installing tile, furniture remodeling, whatever, I’m your girl. Phil likes to spend most of his time on all the yard and fence … Read more Garage Makeover with DIY shelves and chalkboard cabinets