DIY Brick Wall

Sooo excited about this faux brick wall I created using joint compound, a level, trowel and my finger. That’s your materials list!!! A little messy but easy to wash up! To determine the size of a brick I wandered out to my sidewalk. Some grout lines are wider than others and brick shapes vary making […]

DIY Large Wall Patch

We had a built-in ironing board in our mudroom that circa 1990-something that would never be used. See that beauty back there on the wall? I made the best of it and painted it with chalkboard paint to use as a calendar among other projects in here such as painting the cabinets and swapping out […]


When we went house hunting in Virginia I immediately started lists of how I would modify spaces to make them feel more like “us”.  I love to make lists!!! It calms me and helps me stay focused. I thought I’d share my “vision” and to do lists for each room and the progress I’ve made. […]

DIY Boat Cleat Backpack Hooks

Need a place to hang the kid’s jackets, backpacks or other items? We didn’t have a mudroom area in our last house and desperately needed a place to hang our 4 kids backpacks out of the way.  Over the years I tried a variety of hooks here and there but often they were not strong […]