I wanted to show off the new logo for my site. I think it’s really cool. I love how it incorporates two of my favorite things: 1) My family 2) My Passion. I hope you like it.
LETS FACE IT everyone hates choosing paint colors. It’s an important aspect of any home yet everyone seems to have their own opinion of what good looks like.
Lets take gray for example. It’s so popular and yet so hard to choose. WHY? Its too purple, its too cold, its too blue! So annoying! When I go to pick out a color, that will be in the majority of my house, I want it to be right. I will go to 5 different stores and get color swatches in the gray category that are different brands and compare them to one another. I spread them all out and start the process of elimination. Another great way to explain it to people is by using the color swatches that have the whole family, from lightest to darkest, on one strip. When choosing a gray, if the darkest color at the end of the strip is black its going to fall in the cold, purple, blue category. Think of it this way, if you are trying to use a gray that is earthy enough to use with your wood furniture up against it you should think brown gray. If your furniture is mostly black, then going for a gray that has black at the bottom of the strip is ok to use. If you are like me, and you have lots of brown furniture that you want to pair with your gray walls, then you need to find one with earth (aka more brown less black) in it. See comparison below. Read More
“Thinking outside the box (store)”
One of my latest projects was redoing my half bathroom. It was a fairly average makeover besides the vanity. I decided to take an old dresser I bought and turn it into a unique vanity / conversation piece.
This project took some searching. First, I looked on craigslist and other “for sale” sites, for the perfect dresser that fit the dimensions I was looking for. I needed it to be 36 inches long, 22 inches deep and about 33 inches tall. I tried to find one that was similar in size to the vanity that I was replacing. This is an important step because I planned to buy a vanity top prefabricated, either at Lowes or Home Depot. These tops come in only a few standard sizes. I wanted a prefabbed top for 2 reasons: Read More
So for a long time now I have been told by my friends that I need to start a blog to display my DIY projects and achievements.
My name is Jennifer, aka Jen. I am learning to perfect the art of DIY. I love to take things that have potential and make them great or great again. I am able to see things beyond their current state. I can see the potential in a piece or space and am proud to be apart of giving it the WOW factor it deserves. Read More