So I have a confession to make–even though it was include in our price for photography for our wedding, I never made a wedding album! Yep, we are album-less five years later…eeks! The entire process was way too overwhelming and daunting. Finding the way to weave together the memories from that beautiful day was just too much. But now that I know how easy it
HOW TO PAINT FURNITURE How To Paint Furniture: If you are looking to learn how to repaint old furniture and transform chintzy looking furniture into cool modern pieces for very little money, then this step-by-step tutorial is for you! In just a few hours, I painted this console table that had recently found a place in our entryway and completely changed its looks for under $10. Plus, if you want
I am sure everyone else is feeling the same way, but the One Room Challenge is quickly slipping away! Although we got off to a fast start, it seems like the progress has been slower (and life busier) the last two weeks. However, we have still gotten quite a bit done. We now have all the bead board up, I have it painted and we
Being a busy WAHM (work-at-home-mom) is not easy; but, in the last three and a half years, I have learned some key lessons that help me get more done AND be a happier mom! So today, I want to share with you four tips that have made all the difference in our day-to-day lives! 1.) Prioritize Each and everyday there are more things on my To Do
14 Amazing Nursery Ideas that will inspire! Nurseries are the most fun rooms to decorate, in my opinion, because you can have so much creativity with whichever direction you want to take! All of these beautiful DIY baby rooms prove that you don’t need a huge budget to make a gorgeous room for your baby. Whether you are looking for nursery ideas for a small space, boho eclectic vibe, a nautical nursery,
Paint, paint, paint! That was the name of the game this past week! Like I mentioned in last week’s post, we had a lot of painting to do in this bathroom. Even though it is a small bath, all the oak woodwork takes four coats to fully cover. This past week we: Primed all the woodwork with two coats of (affiliate link see my disclosure policy
Seldom do I do confessions posts, but today I thought I would pop in and share some good ol’ confessions. Because they always make us feel better! After a wonderful dinner date with one of my best girl friends in which we spent a good three hours just laying it out there, I thought it was high time for a real life update on the blog!
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #CatchMoreData #Ghostbusters #CollectiveBias We go all out for family movie night in our house! Going out to movies as a family with little kids is not exactly fun; so instead, we do it up at our house, and it is way more fun! We make all
I am excited to be participating again as a guest participant in the fall round of The One Room Challenge! Last spring’s One Room Challenge, in which we redid the kids’ bath, was such as success (and a whirlwind), that I am eager to start on our downstairs bathroom’s “facelift.” Although this is a full bathroom, I will be calling it the Powder Room because
Fall Decor: So I have to confess, I am NOT the best fall decorator at all. I find it very hard to prioritize fall decorations when I can hardly keep up with the day to day plus any longterm DIY improvements to the house. Nevertheless, it is really fun to add some seasonal fall decorations and I have the absolute easiest solution! Now, Christmas–that is another
WELCOME Shabby Creek Cottage Readers! I am so happy to have you here today! Since I know you all love some paint, I rounded up some more paint projects that are amazing PLUS I am giving away my E-Book The Designer’s Guide to Painting Your Home! You know why? Paint is my favorite inexpensive way to completely transform a room. As you read this, I
Welcome! Thanks for coming on over! I first wanted to extend a warm welcome and introduce myself. I am Annie, a stay-at-home mom of two toddlers who is DIYing her way to her dream home one rom at a time (in between diaper changes.) You can read more about me here. I know you all are such huge fans of painting, so I wanted to
DIY Upholstered Headboard: after making two upholstered headboards, I have figured out exactly what the best practices are, and tweaked the process so that it is easy enough anyone can do it! This is such an easy budget-friendly way to make a really comfortable and long-lasting DIY Upholstered Headboard that looks really professional! So many DIY headboards out there are made of crappy materials, but this
Thank you to EkoBrew and Walmart for partnering with me on this post, as always all opinions expressed are mine alone. #EkoBrew You know those mugs that say “But first coffee…” well, yes, that is exactly how I feel! As much as I am not a night person (I routinely head to bed after putting down the kids), I am most definitely NOT a morning person!
DIY Greek Key Curtains: How to Get a Super Luxe Look on a Budget. For the longest time, I have wanted to get some of my own greek key trim curtains. But, most of them are really expensive–especially custom curtains. So I DIYed my own solution! Scroll down for full sources, and the step-by-step tutorial because I know you want all the details! Curtains immediately make a