Craigslist Credenza to the Rescue!

Dining Room Credenza

One of the challenges of this home currently has been the very limited counter space in the kitchen. To combat that, I scoured Craisglist to find a credenza/buffet/dresser/thingamabob for the dining room. Success! So, I borrowed my old truck from my parents (my first car was a huge pickup truck in high school. I named him Brunner after my favorite Dallas Stars hockey player), loaded up my brother, and headed to pick up my new credenza. Together, my brother and I got her loaded up and home … [Read more...]

Nightstands: From Drab to Fab

Nightstands, gray and yellow bedroom

Okay, it's been a long time since I first showed you this mood board for our bedroom. But the gray and yellow bedroom that Phil promised me for my birthday is now done. Or close enough that I'm calling it done. So I'm back today to share how I turned two dark, gloomy nightstands from the Salvation Army into light, cheery, fun nightstands for our bedroom. When my mom and I went to Salvation Army to buy dressers for my younger sisters (check out Lucy's Comic Book dresser!), we ended up with two … [Read more...]

Comic Book Dresser

Comic Book Dresser

I've done it again! I've transformed another dresser. In addition to Jaye's chalkboard dresser, my sister Lucy and I turned a boring Salvation Army dresser into an incredible comic book dresser. As per usual, I forgot to get a true "before" picture. I know, I know, such a bad blogger. It's just that I am so excited to get going on the project that I forget! Here's the best "before" shot. Just imagine a plain honey-colored 5-drawer chest of drawers. Not hideous, but super B-O-R-I-N-G. We … [Read more...]

Jaye’s Chalkboard Dresser

Chalkboard Dresser, orange

Jaye needed a new dresser in her room. The cheap organizer from Target that we had been using as her changing table and dresser just wasn't cutting it anymore. So I decided to upgrade to an awesome orange Chalkboard Dresser. I bought this dresser from a local thrift shop. It's a sturdy piece, but I wasn't loving the paint job or the knobs. So I headed to Home Depot where I got paint the same color as our old living room. I sanded the dresser and started painting with my paint and primer in … [Read more...]

Our New Home: Living Room


The living room was the second room I started to seriously focus on. We spend the most time in it, and I had a good idea of where I was going with it. I wanted it to be put together by Jaye's birthday party, which was only a little more than a month after we moved in. But I think I made it, don't you? The low white benches are hand-me-downs from my sister Lillian. Her room is getting a little upgrade now that she's starting high school. I love that they provide toy storage as well as a low … [Read more...]