DIY Front Door Makeover

This was our front door before the makeover. It wasn’t ugly, but I wanted a change. The black door showed ALL of the dirt/dust constantly and I felt like I was cleaning it weekly to keep it somewhat clean (but it wasn’t working).

We normally keep this door open during the day because the fur babies like to look out, so it made the interior space feel dark.

So, one morning I decided to paint our front door! I used primer and paint that we already had, so the best part of this project was that it was completely FREE!

Step 1: Clean any dust/dirt off the door to ensure that the primer/paint will apply smoothly.

Step 2: Tape off the door and handles. You may remove the handles to make it easier, but I didn’t want to worry about re-installing, so I just taped. I used Scotch Paint Tape which never lets paint leak and has the easiest cleanup.

Step 3: Prime the door (optional). You may not need to do this step, but since I was going with a much lighter shade, I went ahead and primed the door with one coat. (A mask isn’t necessary, but I am pregnant so I’m being cautious. ☺️)

Here is what the door looked like after the primer. Doesn’t it already look much brighter in this space?!

Step 4: Paint the door. There is a technique to painting your door properly, so be sure to follow the guidelines below!

Here is what the door looked like after one coat. I let this dry before applying the second coat in the same order as the picture above.

And here is the finished door! I love how light it turned out and makes the space so much brighter. It looks way cleaner too so hopefully I won’t have to clean weekly anymore!

If you’re wanting to know what paint color we used, here what was listed on the paint can.

Let us know what you think of our new door by leaving a comment below! 😁

DIY Personalized Wooden Trays


Now that Christmas is over and the number of the Dear Santa Trays have gone down, I knew I needed to find another way to utilize these boards again because I loved making them! So, I searched on Pinterest for some ideas and came up with these wooden boards. I also thought these would make a thoughtful and unique gift all year long!

(Click the picture to purchase this design)

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • Wooden trays (these are similar to the ones we have)
  • Paint (this is the one I used)
  • Stain (this is the one I used)
  • Cutting machine (this is the one I have)
  • Heat transfer vinyl (I love using Siser)
  • Sealer (this is the one I used)
  • SVG design (I used this one & customized)
  • Iron (this is what I use)

First, you’ll want to paint, stain and seal (one coat) your wooden trays and let dry at least 24 hours before applying your heat transfer vinyl. Use and customize your design and cut on your cutting machine using HTV (don’t forget to mirror!). Weed and apply your HTV using heat. Finish sealing the wooden trays with a couple of additional coats and let dry completely.

I love how easy this project was and how it can be such a thoughtful idea for a wedding or anniversary gift! If you don’t have the time to make this wooden tray yourself, click here to order one.

DIY Floating Desk Under $100


With the growth of our new business, we have started to become pretty busy. The orders keep coming in (which is an AWESOME thing) but we were working harder, not smarter and that needed to change immediately. One big issue we were having was that we weren’t organized. We had the Cricut machine in my office, heat press in the garage and random supplies all over the house. The office/craft room did not have enough storage nor desk space and it was only getting worse as the days went on.

We decided to go with floating desks to maximize our storage space. Jake found some different ways to build floating desks, but we decided to do it this way, because 1.) it was the easiest & 2.) duh, it was the cheapest! LOL

We made a trip to Lowe’s to purchase the following supplies:

  • Six 2x4x10 ft wood pieces found here ($4.77 each-$28.62 total)
  • Four 19.5 shelf brackets found here ($11.98-$47.92)
  • Gorilla Glue wood glue ($3.98)
  • Wood stain in Early American ($7.98)
  • Wood screws found here ($2.58)

Total cost = $91.08

The first step we did was trimmed the six 10 ft pieces to 9ft and then sanded down the edges. Then, we applied Gorilla Glue wood glue to each piece and secured using clamps and let dry completely before applying the wood stain. The wood stain color we chose was “Early American” and applied one coat. Once that was dry, we applied a couple of coats of the polyurethane and let dry overnight.

Now comes the FUN part — installation! After marking the walls where the studs were, we then measured and marked 30 inches tall on each stud. This was how tall the floating desk was going to be. Then we secured the brackets to each stud and then set the six wood pieces and secured those to the brackets using wood screws.

Marking where the studs are.

And here is the finished product! What do you think?! I am absolutely in love with our new room and can’t wait to organize, decorate and grow our business even bigger!

DIY Ceiling Witch Hat


We couldn’t wait until October to decorate our first house for Halloween! We both were/are excited and spent the weekend shopping for indoor and outdoor Halloween decorations. One of the items we purchased were these witch hats that we found at the Dollar Tree.

Dollar Tree Witch Hat.

I saw some ideas on Pinterest of people hanging them from the ceiling and I thought it was such a neat idea and had to try it out! & It looked extremely easy to do.

Items needed for project.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

First, you’ll want to take your thread and measure how low you want the hats hanging from the ceiling. Next, you’ll apply the thread to the witch hats either using Glue Dots, Super Glue or Command Strips. I used glue dots and attached them to the string and them secured to the witch hat. Once all were completed, I applied them to the ceiling again using glue dots.

Hanging witch hats.

Depending on your ceilings (paint, dust, etc.), you may want to use a command strip and place the thread in between the two to hold. Most of our hats are holding up well, except one — it keeps falling, but I think it’s due to where it’s located and being pushed down by the air vent.

I wanted to place some in our living room, but we use the fan too much and they would fall.

What do you think?! Have you done something similar? Please share below!

Grow your own Pineapples!


Ever wonder how to grow your own pineapple at home? It’s super easy! Next time you go to the grocery store, be sure to pick up a pineapple and grow one at home for yourself!

How to grow pineapples at home

STEP ONE: Cut off the top of the pineapple.

STEP TWO: Place pineapple top in a cup of water, ensuring that roots are covered. Remember to change out the water every couple of days.

STEP THREE: Once the roots start to show, you’ll want to plant in soil. We chose to plant ours in a pot since winter will be here in a few months and we weren’t sure how cold it was going to get here in Savannah, GA.

We chose this self watering planter to help us with watering. If you want one similar, check out these: CLICK HERE.

Jake poured soil into the planter.
Dug a little hole for the pineapple to go in and covered around with soil.
Once the pineapple was in, we added extra soil on top.

After a few months, a hard stalk will appear in the center and you’ll want to keep this moist so the pineapple can develop properly. Once the pineapple is fully ripe, you may then pick it. Some plants vary and can sprout within a year, while others typically take two years.

I’ll update this post as our pineapple grows, so be sure to keep checking back! 🙂

Our helpers were nearby, as always.

What are some of the foods you have grown from leftover scraps? Please share below!

Why Freebie Friday?


Why do I like to give away stuff on my Instagram each week?! Because, WHY NOT?! I love to see people happy and smiling! 🙂

As the weeks go on, I’ll start giving away items that Jake and I create by ourselves. Prizes will vary but they will all be things we love and hope you will love too! Stay tuned for some neat prizes coming up! We hope you will love them as much as we loved making them!

Paint over everything.


Painting brings me such peace. I could paint all day, almost every day… as long as my arms aren’t hurting! LOL I love that such a small change can make such a huge impact when it comes to paint.

We recently had a leak in our attic due to the AC unit, but we noticed it immediately and contacted Byrd’s Heating and Air. They were quick to come out, extremely polite (loved that he put on shoe covers as he entered our home) and they are reasonably priced! Can’t beat that. Byrd’s was able to quickly fix our leak and provide some helpful and useful tips for the future to ensure we don’t come across this same problem again!

So, now that the problem is fixed, we must fix the damage (ourselves)! The leak came through a little into our loft ceiling, so of course we had to cover it up. What we thought would be a simple trip down to the garage to pick up the ceiling paint turned into two trips to Lowe’s. As always. LOL

We were kind of excited to find out that the ceiling paint did not match. Ours was white and the old ceiling color was this light yellow — we had never noticed a difference until now. We kept staring at the two colors thinking “Ew, how did we not notice this ugly ceiling before?! and “what would the house look like with all white ceilings?!” So, we both looked at each other and started smiling and then laughing.. we knew that we just added MUCH more work to our plate than anticipated, but it’s so worth it.

So, I started working on the trim while Jake rolled away.

Can you notice a difference from my office ceiling (closest) compared to the loft ceiling? It looks SO much brighter in the loft now with the white ceilings. We LOVE it! We decided that we are going to do one room at a time, starting with the smallest. LOL. Can’t wait to show you updates as we paint along.

Another paint project we tackled was our downstairs living room accent wall. It was SO dark and made the room feel small. I did not like it at all since we don’t that much light downstairs. So, of course I went to our paint pile to see if we had any left over paint from the previous owners and luckily, we did!

I painted the accent wall the same color as the other wall and it brightened up the space SO much — can you believe it?! Not only does the space looked bigger, but it also feels bigger.

Eventually, we plan to make one of those walls an accent wall, but we haven’t decided what kind of materials we want to use: paint, ship lap or wallpaper. What do you think we should do?!

Leave a comment below.

DIY Rope Handles.


I was at Hobby Lobby the other day when I came across the handles/pulls/knobs aisle. I was looking for some ideas on how to update our living room entertainment center for fairly cheap and fell in love with these.

They weren’t on sale this week either.

I started to pick up four of them when I thought to myself “I can make these at home.” I knew I had the rope and glue gun at home, so I returned the pulls and then headed to the next aisle, duh.

Supplies needed for this project: glue gun, screwdriver and rope.
Our entertainment stand before the update.

When I found the time later that day, I grabbed my glue gun and my ball of rope and started on “project pull.”

Close up. Plain and boring (and dirty).

I unscrewed the pulls and cleaned them off while the glue gun was warming up. Once everything was dry, I applied glue to the pull and pressed the rope down to hold it in place.

Once the glue was dry, I wrapped the rope around the pull ensuring that it’s tight, not loose.

Make sure it’s snug like the first two, not the third.
Before and after.

I repeated the steps for all four pulls before screwing back into the entertainment stand.

Next project will be to frost these windows with some sort of design to hide the clutter.

I feel like it really ties everything together and brightens up the space!

Have you done any quick, easy projects around your home using the supplies you already have? If so, what are they?! Comment them below!