Trash to Treasure: Stylish Octagon Tray

Trash to Treasure Thrift Store Makeover Stenciled Octagon Tray via makinghomebase.com

Happy Friday everyone! Last week I had so much fun sharing a trash to treasure post with the $2 chalkboard that I wanted to do another quick trash to treasure post today. This one I love love love. Check out how I turned this awkward dophin tray into... A Stylish Geometric Stenciled Tray It all started when I spotted this really awkward looking wood tray while perusing the thrift store. … [Read more...]

$2 Trash to Treasure: Girl’s Room Chalkboard

Trash to Treasure Radiant Orchid Chalkboard

Happy Friday! I have a super quick Trash to Treasure project to share today. If you've been around here awhile then you know I love a good thrift store project, like this awesome houndstooth chair or this $14 end table. My favorite stores have been kinda slow recently but I did manage to find a few things last week so here's the first trash to treasure thrift store makeover from that … [Read more...]

Navy Painted Media Stand: Repurposed Dresser

Navy Painted Media Stand

Guys! We've been painting again... a lot. Last weekend we painted our living room walls. In our rental. Yeah! I was so wishy washy about it. I couldn't decide if it was worth the "trouble." Turns out, I was a fool for waiting so long. :) Our new gray hue has totally transformed the feel of the room. It's so calm and relaxing and the whole room is really changing and I love it. The gray walls … [Read more...]

Upholstered Foot Stool Tutorial: Hello Pretty Yellow Chevron

DIY Upholstered Foot stool Tutorial

Fun project alert :) An upholstered foot stool tutorial definitely qualifies as a fun project in my book! I love color. It's true. I love a beautiful fresh white space too but when it comes to my own home I always incorporate tons of color. Which you all know since I have a mint nightstand. Now I also have a beautiful YELLOW chevron Upholstered Foot Stool. This sweet little foot stool didn't … [Read more...]

Succulent Centerpiece from a Flea Market Bundt Pan

Repurposed Bundt Pan - Succulent Centerpiece

Last weekend we hit up one of my favorite places on the planet... The flea market! It is a vintage lovers paradise. I love searching for gems and getting a deal. It's just so much fun! I got lots of goodies including a junky old tool box, a vintage rolling pin, and a few vintage bundt pans just to name a few. Of course I could use those bundt pans to make delicious bundt cakes like my Grandma's … [Read more...]

Vintage Wooden High Chair with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

vintage high chair with annie sloan chalk paint

 For my little lady's first birthday party (you can see the party details here), Ever since my I saw this gorgeous Vintage Highchair painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on The Golden Sycamore, I really wanted to find a vintage wooden high chair that I could paint!  After hunting for a vintage high chair for awhile I finally found the perfect one... and I'm so happy to share this wooden high … [Read more...]

Recycled Wood Sign

Lanikai beach sign miles

As the weather get better the beach has been on my mind. When we lived in Hawaii, we had a favorite spot. This absolutely BEAUTIFUL beach called, Lanikai. We used to go grabbed sandwiches at our favorite Kalapawai Market, and then spend the day at the beach. I miss that place so much. Not because it's the most beautiful beach I've ever seen, but because of all the great memories. Do you have a … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Find Turned Chalkboard Tray

Chalkboard Painted Tray

You know when you get something from the thrift store and you aren't exactly sure what you are going to do with it but it's so cheap and cool that you just can't pass it up? Okay, that happens to me so often that I'm beginning to feel like a hoarder. Anyone else? Just me? That's cool. That's where the story of this little baby starts. Isn't she pretty? Well she is now. That … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Find and Painted Chair Legs

Painted Chair Legs Making Home Base

There is a special place I like to go here in town. A fun thrift store that I love to visit with a dear friend of mine. I don't always find something but I always have a great time. A few weeks ago, my friend and I headed over to our thrift store and I quickly scanned the small warehouse not finding anything that caught my eye until suddenly I saw the back of a chair. … [Read more...]

Office Nook Transformed

Making Home Base Office Nook After

So one of the biggest downers about living in base housing is you really don't get to pick your floor plan. Sometimes I wish they were completely uniform all across the country. That way you would know what to expect when you arrive at your next duty station. No such luck. When we moved here, we took our house site unseen. Sometimes you have to do that if you want a place to live right away. And … [Read more...]

Kate Spade Inspired Vase

Making Home Base DIY Kate Spade Inspired Vase5

[pinit] Hi there everyone! I want to share with you my Kate Spade inspired vase, DIY style. I love Kate Spade and I especially love this vase we got six years ago as a wedding gift. The only problem is that it's a bit small and well I'm really sentimental about it. I love the look but it doesn't fit my farmer's market bouquets, and I'm terrified of it getting broken. I love the vase … [Read more...]