Black Staircase Railing, DIY

It was love at first sight.  At first glance our foyer was open, airy, and had a gorgeous curved staircase.  (It also was disgustingly dirty and had about 10 yrs of soot caked on it -- but that's a story for another day!)  The staircase is one of my favorite things about our house.  The … Continue reading Black Staircase Railing, DIY

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Yellow Front Door

I was bored one day and home with a sick boy so I decided to paint the exterior doors the same color as the chicken coop -- Egg Yolk yellow!  I started on the back door in case it went terribly wrong.  The doors were a brick red and I knew it would take several … Continue reading Yellow Front Door

Big Ruler Height Chart

Another very easy project that requires very few supplies. 1x6x8 piece of hardwood (I used poplar) small can of stain and cheap paintbrush Sharpie number stencils First, I lightly sanded the wood and stained it.  I drew the measurements on with pencil and traced the numbers on using the stencils.  I traced over the lines and … Continue reading Big Ruler Height Chart

Rosemary & Mint Soy Candle

Once summer was over and the fall air set in I decided it was time to harvest the leftover herbs for winter meals and projects.  I had a lot more Rosemary and Mint than I would ever use in cooking so I decided to make Soy candles for Christmas presents. VERY easy project!  For one candle … Continue reading Rosemary & Mint Soy Candle