Magnolia Home chalk paint

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

clearly I am not a fan of Honey oak. I don't know why it was so popular in the 80's lets hope that is one thing that never comes back around! For this project I  just wiped down the entire piece and used the new magnolia homes chalk paint from Target. They no longer make this color. The closest I could find was the rustoleum in dark grey. Which isn't a bad choice to go with, the rustomleum chalk paints are easy to work with and go on just as smooth. 


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Repurposed dresser turned bathroom vanity

So I found this dresser a few years back at good will for $14.99 and  I love turning dressers into sinks. I love the height, I love that it’s not so traditional, and I love, love all the storage.

This was the vanity in my bathroom. As you can see there was no counter space and even less storage. I was just 2 great big doors. with one shelf. 

So I took the actual sink off the base cabinet and decided this was the perfect project for my vintage dresser.

I measured the bottom of the opening where the sink would drop into the dresser and marked the top of the dresser with chalk to make a template for my cuts.

I drilled holes in all four corners with a large bit big enough so I can get my cut started with my circular saw.

then I was able to slip the blade into the hole I had drilled. I cut out the opening for the sink to drop in.

Once I had cut out the opening, I dropped the sink in. I was able to adjust the plumbing I had to add a few pieces because the dresser was taller than the original vanity.
I patched the drawer pull holes, I had taken the hardware off years ago and thrown it out. (kick myself moment) so I used antique glass knobs I had from another piece. I  re-drilled for just a single knob. 

I am very happy with the finished product. Its amazing the things we can come up with when we think outside the box, and look for what we have right in our own home.
Hope this project inspires you to do something fun in your home. 
Have a great day and thanks for coming and looking at my DIY vanity!


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Halloween 2019


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Little tykes play house, turned duck house

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Omg I feel in love with these little ducklings from tractor supply! So I was on the hunt for some kind of duck house to keep them safe!

I found this house on market place for 40 bucks. I cleaned it up took the roof off and sprayed it with the  spray paint just for plastics. Buy it here

I only painted the roof, doors and shutters, I left the base color of the house beige.

I used plastic chicken wire for the windows and openings to keep them safe. We also attached lattice to the one side because it was completely open.

 I hope this helps you make your home more personal and gives you the confidence to try something new.

Don't let fear of trying something hold you back. It's okay to make mistakes along the way, that's how we learn what we don't like.

When I use a product I do try to link it for you and if you decide to purchase the product I am affiliated with some of those companies. Its the only way to offset the time it takes building my how tos for decorating and DIY.

I am in no way asking you to click and purchase any items but it makes it easier for all the info to be on one site. Many different stores carry the products I use. But the links I provide is where I had purchased.

I hope that helps you make your home more personal and gives you the confidence to try something new.

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