Learn how to build a beautiful DIY murphy bed with FLUTED doors using a highly rated murphy bed kit and some careful planning. I may be a tad embarrassed by how long it took me to complete and share this DIY murphy bed, but I am proud as can be of how it turned out! In fact, I kind of want to invite every person who comes to my home upstairs to the spare bedroom that doubles as my office (is that weird?!?) just so I can casually drop that I built that gorgeous armoire-looking piece with ... Read More about DIY Murphy Bed with Fluted Doors
Learn how to string lights in your yard with step by step guide to hanging outdoor string lights from fences, poles, and roofs. One of my most popular posts is my tutorial on how to hang outdoor string lights from our oak grove at the ranch. But our backyard at our home looks very different... and yours may, too! How do you string globe lights in a backyard without trees? Today, I'm going to show you. Considerations for Hanging Outdoor String Lights Before I show you exactly ... Read More about How to Hang Outdoor String Lights Without Trees
A complete guide on how to strip furniture with oven cleaner to get a beautiful, raw wood finish! Getting the right beautiful, raw wood furniture finish can be achieved in multiple ways... But they all start with removing the old finish first. You can strip furniture physically, by sanding, or chemically, by using furniture stripper. Today I'm going to teach you how to chemically strip wood furniture using oven cleaner. Note: as always, safety first! Please read the product directions ... Read More about How to Strip Furniture with Oven Cleaner
Painting an outdoor shed? Find out exactly how to paint a shed the easy way! Out at Little Pax Ranch, we have a little well house, which started out as a boring little tired shed in need of a paint job, but our wood shed got a bit of a makeover recently. You know I love a dramatic before and after. And even better? An easy before and after... So when less than a single day produced this kind of a shed makeover, I was thrilled. As you can see, we decided to paint our shed black. And, ... Read More about How to Paint a Shed… the easy way!
Looking to decorate with throw pillows? Read on for all the tips on inserts, covers, storage, and more! As a work-from-home, homeschooling mother of four, I love systems. They are like my bread and butter and sanity and survival all rolled into one! And, trivial though it may sound, how I use throw pillows is no exception. I recently received several requests for throw pillow help from readers, so I thought now might be a good time to share my basic system, tips for choosing ... Read More about Throw Pillows 101: Inserts and Covers