Chicken Spectacular Casserole

chicken and wild rice casserole

If one of my friends  . . . has a baby, is recovering from surgery, or has a death in the family . . . this is the chicken and wild rice casserole is the perfect casserole to make for them. It is my “go-to” casserole because it is easy to make and DELICIOUS! My…

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How to Raise a Headboard: A DIY Transformation

headboard attached to bed frame

We purchased this mahogany headboard from a thrift store for $35. It was a diamond in the rough. First, we stripped, sanded, and stained the headboard ebony. However, beds (including headboards) are taller these days. Hence, Neal built two boxes (one for each leg) to raise the headboard.

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How to Transform a Thrift Store Headboard with Ebony Stain

installation of vinyl plank flooring diy home improvement project

We purchased this mahogany headboard from a thrift store for $35. It was a diamond in the rough. We stripped, sanded, and stained the headboard ebony. We are thrilled with the results! Originally, we painted this with crackle paint (not our best project), and our daughter used it in her college apartment. Because it was…

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How to Create a Gallery Wall

farmhouse gallery wall with window with wreath, tractor seat, cow picture, gather sign, bucket of cotton

We recently updated our basement living room area and I decided it would be a nice touch to create a gallery wall over the table. In this post, I will show you the steps I took to create a gallery wall. Materials: Step 1: Gather possible items to use in a gallery wall We had…

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How to Crochet a Baby Beanie with a Flower

crochet pink baby beanie with white flower and button

My daughter Emmy asked me to make something special for a precious baby for Christmas. Anytime my kids ask me to make something, I am on board! This was a quick project. It took less than an hour to make the hat. I already had a flower. Yes, I have a collection of crochet flowers…

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How to Build a Drop Down Wall Desk

drop down wall desk being used as a desk

In this blog post, we will show you each step for building a drop-down wall desk: build a tabletop, add trim, cut a hole for electrical cords, install tabletop with hinges, prime, sand, paint, and polyurethane. Background We decided it was time to renovate my craft room. My craft room is in our loft. This…

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How to Replace and Build a Newell Post

a final Newell Post that is white and had a banister butted into the Newell Post

In this blog post, we will show you each step to replace and build a Newell Post: removing the old post, building the new post (box), attaching to the wall, trimming, caulking, and painting. Background We decided it was time to renovate my craft room. My craft room is in our loft. As is typical…

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How to Build a Half Wall with Wainscoting

Pinterest pin showing white half wall with wainscoting

In this blog post, we will show you each step in building a half-wall with wainscoting on one side: demolition, building the stud wall, installing drywall, installing battens, caulking, and painting. Background We decided it was time to renovate my craft room. My craft room is in our loft. This space is perfect for my…

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How to Build Shelves in a Knee Wall

final/decorated white shelves in knee wall

We built three sets of shelves in a knee wall. This blog post will describe each step: demolition, planning, building a base, cutting plywood, assembling, installing trim, caulking, and painting. Background We decided it was time to renovate my craft room. My craft room is in our loft. This space is perfect for my craft…

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How We Built My Craft Table

Final picture of craft table in craft room

We renovated my craft room and building a craft table was the heart of this renovation project. We wanted to construct something that met all my sewing/crafting needs. My favorite part of this renovation was making my craft table. I could not be any happier with the result! Click HERE for a DETAILED YouTube video…

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