How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

I love a good before and after and this fireplace done by Monica from East Coast Creative is awesome.  She took this from blah to amazing overnight.  She whitewashed brick, paint the wood shelving and mantel and spray painted the brass fireplace surround all in 24 hours.  Check out how she did it.

how to paint a brick fireplace

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DIY Mancala Game

It doesn’t take much to get me to play any sort of game.  My competitive nature pretty much is roaring to go at any minute.  However, there is something about Spring that makes me want to play games even more.  I think it is probably because when I was young I remember any time the {…Read More…}





Industrial Tiered Tabletop Succulent Garden

Originally inspired by Skip to my Lou’s cupcake stand, I took the project in a different direction to make a tabletop succulent garden. Succulents are probably the easiest plant to keep alive.  So for those of you who have a black thumb this project is for you.  Succulents are pretty hard to kill.  I love the greenery paired with the industrial metal tubes and end caps used in this project.  All these items can be found at Lowes.

tabletop terranium succulent garden

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Ottoman Made from an Old Electrical Spool

I finally took the opportunity to take a class from Shelly Leer from Mod Home Ec.  I “met” Shelly through blogging at least four years ago and then met her in person (even though she lives in my city) at a blogging conference called Haven in Atlanta two years ago.  I vowed I would take {…Read More…}