A stool with a Revelation!

Ahh hello there friends..

I have a story to share with you today.  It's a story of a revelation that came to me as I was working on this sweet stool.



Pitch Black Buffet Makeover

I love a good Old Fashioned Milk Paint makeover.  When I was asked by a sweet friend about doing a makeover on a newly acquired piece for her, and she said she wanted it black with distressing... Well I turned to one of my absolute favorites -

Pitch Black by Old Fashioned Milk Paint (OFMP)




Autism Awareness Charms

I am super excited to let you know that I've partnered up with Cricut to bring you all sorts of craft ideas, with fun easy project tutorials.  All opinions are my own and 100% honest!

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Hi friends....

April is going to be here before we know it, and I've been itching to do something that represents that months awareness.  Autism Awareness!  Every year for the last 3 years I've had blue highlights to show my support.  My girls do them as well, but the ones that wash out.  As a family we also have our blue outside lightbulb.  This year I wanted to do something a little more permanent...

unicorn spit, rock chalk jayhawk, blue gel stain, puzzle piece charm


My Cricut and why I love it!

Hey guys..


I know I have been on a Cricut everything kick lately, but seriously I absolutely love my cutting machine.  This post isn't sponsored by Cricut, this one is all my own to show you a roundup of some of my favorite projects to this point.  And, because I wanted to talk with you all about this amazing cutting machine!

Stencil, craft, cutting machine

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There have been some burning question so many have asked, and I want to be able to answer those for you!  What questions do you have about the Cricut?  Or using the Cricut?

1.  What different kinds of DIY projects can I make with the Cricut?  The better question is "what can't you do with the Cricut"?   No seriously.

I've made so many things with it from home decor to jewelry to cute t-shirts.  I love sitting down and designing something to make using my Cricut Explorer Air.  This actually keeps me up at night.  I can lay in bed on my iphone or ipad and play on Design Space creating ideas, save to my library in design space.  The next time I log in on my computer, they are there ready to be made into whatever my mind had for it or better yet, I can just send it to my Cricut directly from the device I was on.  I will admit to saving things and not remembering because it was in a moment of insomnia. :/ . But, hey at least my creative mind had a place to save it as I was creating it.

Emoji Valentines Day Shirt

I am super excited to let you know that I've partnered up with Cricut to bring you all sorts of craft ideas, with fun easy project tutorials.  All opinions are my own and 100% honest!

Please know that if you purchase anything from Cricut via the affiliate links in this post, I earn a small commission at no price difference to you!  Noted links with an asterisk. 
Cricut Made heat transfer vinyl



Refreshed Desk using CeCe Caldwell Paint

Today, I'm excited to share this refreshed desk using CeCe Caldwell Paints & finishes.  

Let me show you how simple the power of paint can have such an impact on this refinished painted custom desk is with you.


Desk and chair painted using CeCe Caldwell Paint


DIY Leather Cuff Bracelet

I am super excited to let you know that I've partnered up with Cricut to bring you all sorts of craft ideas, with fun easy project tutorials.  All opinions are my own and 100% honest!

Please know that if you purchase anything from Cricut via the affiliate links in this post, I earn a small commission at no price difference to you!  Noted links with an asterisk. 

Designing and making leather cuff bracelets using my Cricut Explore Air 2

#CricutMade #SayItWithCricut

Come see how easy these cute pillows were to make with my Cricut Explore Air

I am super excited to let you know that I've partnered up with Cricut to bring you all sorts of craft ideas, with fun easy project tutorials.  All opinions are my own and 100% honest!

DIY Pillow Tutorial using my Cricut Explore Air 2

#CricutMade #SayItWithCricut

Kilim Inspired Coffee Table using Old Fashioned Milk Paint

Hello friends & helllllloooooo December!

Today I want to show you one of my favorite patterns that I've truly loved for a long while now!  The kilim pattern...  it has pulled me right in.  And, today I am showing you my kilim inspired coffee table using Old Fashioned Milk Paint.

As a brand blogger for Old Fashioned Milk Paint I did receive product to complete my project & to write about it.  But, as always all opinions are 100% my own and honest!



We have this gorgeous rug that we purchased from Pottery Barn in our living room which was my inspiration for this project!

gianna-recycled-yarn-kilim-indoor-outdoor-rug
With this in mind I choose my colors..  And, since it was going to be for our living room, I knew immediately I wanted to use Barn Red along with a few other colors for the pattern.  All of the colors are from Old Fashioned Milk Paint.

Here's what I was starting with...

mission-style-coffee-table

mission-coffee-table-with-storage

I know some would say why are you painting this!?!  Well in short, I didn't like the color and it also had some pretty nasty scratches on the top.  I picked this heavy duty coffee table with amazing storage up at a local online auction.  It's been sitting and waiting for me to paint for a long while now.  
I did all of my prep work, cleaning, sanding, cleaning again...

scuffing-furniture-for-paint-prep

Do you know Cricut?

Hey ya'll!  It's so very nice to see you all here... 

I want to take a moment to introduce you to a very special friend of mine....

  Friends say hello to this fabulous machine.  

cricut print & cutting machine
Please know that if you purchase anything from Cricut via the affiliate links in this post, I earn a small commission at no price difference to you!

I am super excited to let you know that I've partnered up with Cricut to bring you all sorts of craft ideas, with fun easy project tutorials.  All opinions are my own and 100% honest!

If you've been following along with me via Facebook or Instagram, even by chance on Twitter, you will have seen that recently I was introduced to the Cricut Explore Air


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