How to Stain a Basket

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Stain a basket? I know this may sound a little weird, but every once in a while I find the (almost) perfect basket…the right size, perfect style, a good price (baskets can be pricey!) but the wrong color! I have painted baskets before but I have also stained them. I was building some shelves in […]

Laundry Room Progress

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My laundry room still needs a wall to separate it from the soon-to-be-mater-bedroom, it needs tile on the floor, and it needs a ceiling. BUT since I do not know when all that will happen due to time and money flow, I decided to at least make one wall cute for now. And maybe when canning season is over I will have the time and energy to focus on the rest :)

Here is what it looked like after I added the gray stained wood planks:

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And here it is now!!!!!

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Laundry Room Update + $500 Home Depot Gift Card GIVEAWAY!!!

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Have you picked your jaw up off the floor yet? Yes, you read that right. $500 Home Depot gift card, baby! I am super excited to have partnered up with Maytag, P&G, And Home Depot to offer this fun giveaway :) But first, let’s chat about laundry rooms. More specifically, mine.

I hate doing laundry. And I think at least a little bit of it has to do with the hole in the wall I call my laundry room. Take a gander at what I had to work with people. It ain’t pretty.

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How To Build A Card Catalog

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I have always wanted a piece of furniture with a bunch of tiny drawers. My mom had a spice cabinet on the wall of our kitchen growing that I would hide all sorts of treasures in. As I grew up I wanted my boys to have something similar. What I really wanted was a card catalog.  I have actively searched for one for one for about three years. And the ones I found were either too big or too expensive. Every once in a while I would find a decently priced one on ebay but then I would notice the shipping. The shipping more often than not was more than the price of the cabinet!

So when I was in the planning stages of my family room renovation, I decided to figure out how to build one and make it look like an antique.