• How to Re Upholster a Chair

    How to Stain, Paint and Reupholster a Chair

    I have been working on 3 different kinds of chairs for about 6 months now!  The first pair of chairs I will re-stain are antique chairs that my Grandmother gave me, they were her Mother’s!  The next is just a standard kitchen chair that we have had about 17 years and was pretty beat up so I have painted them.  Finally I found this great chair on Facebook Marketplace for $20!  I tried upholstery for the first time and I am so please with how all three chairs turned out!  So let’s get into how to stain, paint and reupholster a chair!   *This post contains affiliate links, see my…

  • Farmhouse Laundry Room

    $100 Room Challenge, Farmhouse Laundry Room Reveal

    I am absolutely thrilled to finally share my Farmhouse Laundry Room with you!  We were very lucky to have gotten an extra week, thank you January for having 5 weeks this year!  Erin at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry started this challenge and I was very inspired by her Farmhouse Laundry Room.  The whole idea of the challenge is to renovate one room, in one month, for under $100 and I can’t wait to share with  you all I did.   In case you missed them here are the other posts for this challenge: WEEK 1 | WEEK 2 | WEEK 3 | WEEK 4 Before: So this laundry room wasn’t…

  • how to install shiplap

    Farmhouse Laundry Room Shiplap and Other Finishing Touches

    Welcome to week 4 of the $100 Room Challenge!  I am thrilled with how things are going.  My Farmhouse Style Laundry Room is really coming along.  In case you don’t know anything about the challenge, it was started by Erin at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry and I am so excited to be participating in this for the second time.  Last September I created a Farmhouse Style Coffee Bar in my breakfast nook.  And this time I am redoing my laundry room!  The biggest addition is shiplap on the walls.  If you missed other weeks you can check them out here:  week 1 | week 2 | week 3. *This post…

  • how to install shiplap

    How to Inexpensively Install Shiplap for a Farmhouse Style Look

    Hi, my name is Wendy and I am addicted to Fixer Upper!  In fact I am willing to bet most of you are too.  We all love the look of shiplap and the texture it gives walls.  I personally feel like every room in the home should have some architectural element and shiplap is the hottest thing out there now!  So I am going to share with you how I installed shiplap in my laundry room to give it a farmhouse look. *This post contains affiliate links.  I receive a small commission if you purchase at no increase cost to you.  Thanks for helping keep the lights on!  For my…

  • $100 Room Challenge the Laundry Room

    Laundry Room Reno Week 3

    Well here we are in Week 3 of the $100 Room Challenge.  I can’t believe how much difference this week made to the Laundry Room.  For full details on the $100 Room Challenge you can go here.  Basically Erin over at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry put together this challenge and you redo a room in your house, in one month and with only $100!   Let’s Recap: I participated in this challenge last September where I created a coffee bar in my breakfast nook.  If you missed the overall plan for the laundry room you can check it out here.  Last week I got the room painted and bought the…

  • Welcome to Week 2 of the $100 Room Challenge where I am making over my Laundry Room for under $100! I am going for a Farmhouse Style Laundry Room and I am just getting started on the makeover.

    The Laundry Room, Week 2 of the $100 Room Challenge

    We are knee deep in the $100 Room Challenge!  I am so excited to be partnered up with some amazing DIY’ers to complete one room for under $100.  Erin over at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry started this challenge and it is so much fun to participate in.  She was even on TV this week on the Jason Show, a local show for the Minneapolis area.  Well, lets get to the challenge and see the laundry room, week 2. *This post contains affiliate links. Step 1 of the Laundry Room: If you missed Week 1 you can find it here to see the whole plan for the Laundry Room, I am…

  • $100 Room Challenge

    $100 Room Challenge, The Laundry Room

    I am so excited to be part of the $100 Room Challenge again and this time I am redoing the Laundry Room!  Last September I renovated my breakfast nook by adding a Fixer Upper inspired coffee bar!!!!  It turned out so well that I am participating again and this time I am tackling the laundry room.  Many thanks to Erin over at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry for coordinating this awesome challenge!  Now on to the $100 Room Challenge, The Laundry Room!   *This post contains affiliate links, see disclosure for all the details. The Existing Laundry Room I have more of a laundry closet, and it’s dark and not very…

  • Refinish Dining Room Table

    How to Refinish a Dining Room Table

    Step one in the process of my dining room redo is complete!  My husband says it’s the biggest transformation I have made yet!  That’s a pretty big compliment for sure.  😊  For the whole plan on what I am doing in my dining room you can check it out here.  For now let’s get into how to refinish a dining room table!   *This post contains affiliate links. Step 1 – Sanding So you want to make sure you are in a well ventilated area because saw dust will be flying!  I wouldn’t recommend doing this in your house, I took my table into the garage.  Make sure you wear a…

  • industrial shelves

    How to Build Industrial Shelves

    I recently participated in the $100 Room Challenge and I created an Industrial coffee bar in my breakfast nook.  Rustic and Industrial looks are very hot right now in home decor.  I searched high and low for a set of shelves and couldn’t find anything.  I needed something that wasn’t very deep due to spacial concerns, I didn’t want any shelves that would crown the kitchen table.  So I decided to build my own.  Here are the directions on how to build industrial shelves. *This post contains affiliate links.     Materials 1X12 foot board in 12 foot length that I had cut at the store down to 3 four foot…

  • Coffee Bar

    $100 Room Challenge Reveal

    It’s reveal day!  We made it through our $100 Room Challenge and I can’t say enough how much fun this was.  I definitely ran into some bumps in the road but it was all worth it.  In the end I now have this amazing coffee bar in my breakfast nook.  Stick around and check out the $100 Room Challenge Reveal!     Just in case you missed the other weeks you can find them here. Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | This post may contain affiliate links. Since last week…. Since last week I finished the coats of poly and purchased my plumbing pipes.  At the last…