Soooo….I was asked lately how long I’d been blogging and I honestly didn’t know. So, I checked my blogroll and realized that it’s been 5 years since I first hit “publish”!! 😯 It honestly doesn’t feel like that long at all! I love having this creative space where I can share projects, ideas, thoughts, and encouragement with others!
Good morning friends! It’s so good to be back here with you again! I never know how our summers are going to go. I never know how much time I’m going to have for projects and blog work. But I do know that I am going to be present for my kids while they are here at home. So, typically that means not too much time for projects and blog work. I hope you don’t feel too ignored, and even if you do, I hope you understand. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my embarrassing situation in my stories yesterday. 😳 As I mentioned there, all of my Etsy supplies and work have been basically taking up space in our master bedroom all summer while my daughter has been home. She’ll be headed back to college soon, and while I’m super sad to see her go, I will be glad to get some of this stuff out of our bedroom for a while.
I’m back today to share with you how I upholstered the top of our 2×4 farmhouse style bench! I have always wanted to try tufted upholstery, but was a little intimidated by the look. I decided to give it a go on something small – our new bench. It was definitely a two-person project (at least the actual upholster part), but it wasn’t as hard as I thought it might be.
Hey there friends! I just got back from a quick trip out to California to visit my son. I’m still trying to get back to reality and have been met with some super not so fun stuff (we had to have a guy come out to find a leak and fix it 🙁 ). Being in California with our oldest and his fiance, who made the trip with me, brought about all kinds of feels. So, please excuse me while I dump some of those on you today (I’ll throw in a few pics from my trip to make it pretty). Because, I find it therapeutic and maybe just maybe there is someone out there that is having some of the same feelings and will be encouraged to know that they are not alone!
Hey friends! I’m actually pretty excited about the project that I am sharing with you today! If this is your first time here, welcome! I hope you enjoy what you see today! Stay for a while and look around! We have a lot of fun here creating beautiful, budget friendly, DIY projects! I have joined with 13 other talented DIYer’s to kick off the 2×4 and More week-long series hosted by the girls at Remodelaholic!
When the girls from Remodelaholic were looking for people to participate in their 2×4 and more challenge, I decided this would be a great way for us to get our feet wet in the world of furniture building. We’ve done plenty of building in our home, but never a freestanding furniture piece. But, now we have and I’m ready for the next project!