Why I LOVE to glaze furniture

I just love glazing furniture. This post shows you why you should too.

I paint a lot of furniture.  Sometimes I will see a lovely painted dresser on pinterest.  Maybe a pink and white striped piece.  Perfect for Eden's room.  And we all know I love stripes. For a second … [Read more...]

Family room makeover

my family room makeover

I am so excited to FINALLY show you guys my family room makeover.  Two years ago we moved into our forever home.  It was quite the journey and you can read my Home story if you want to know … [Read more...]

My glazing technique

great glazing tutuorial

Since I have been going crazy over paint this past little while, I thought it might be a good time to show you my glazing technique.  The good news is I found a good color for my home.  Yay!!  Now I … [Read more...]

Paint Paint Paint

measuredbytheheart.com: swatches

Want to see what I have been up to all weekend? That's right, I painted and painted.  And I HATE it!! It's kinda hard to tell in this pic, but I was going for a warm greige.  A really warm grey. … [Read more...]

How to spray paint an upholstered chair

Measured by the Heart: chair before spray paint

I have these chairs.  I've had them for a while.  I love how comfortable they are {made by lazyboy} but they are not the cutest.  See what I mean: They are ok but a little plain.  I was thinking of … [Read more...]

Not just a chalkboard

cute chalk board painting

When we first moved into our house there was this space in our kitchen that was just a little off.  Let me show you what I mean: It was this blank space next to the fridge.  I think it needed top … [Read more...]

cookies 4 santa plate


Remember my Good Morning Cereal Bowls?  Well I made this cookies 4 santa plate the same way.  I would have done it in red or even black, but they didn’t have either color.  So I … [Read more...]

Freezer paper stenciling


Hello all.  I’m back with another DIY Christmas present idea.  You can see all the other Homemade present ideas by clicking here. Today I am going to show you freezer paper … [Read more...]

Good Morning Sunshine cereal bowls


Every year, we have 32 people to buy presents for NOT including us and our children.  That’s A LOT!!  We end up with 8 family parties scattered through out December.  It makes Christmas a month long … [Read more...]

Quirky Tip of the Day~~Scratches


When we were moving into our home, we had a hard time getting the fridge in the door.  We had to take the doors off the fridge to get it in actually.  And the sides got pretty scratched up. … [Read more...]

Thrifted Desk Redo


As promised here is the tutorial for my red desk.  I love how it came out.  Here is what I started with: I got this desk at the thrift store for $20.  Score!!  But I didn’t love the yellowy wood.  … [Read more...]

A Simple Lamp makeover

cute lamp makeover tutorial

I got these two lamps and their shades at our local thrift store.  They were only $5 a piece.  Not a bad deal.  Here they are before: Nothing to write home about but they definitely had … [Read more...]

Quirky Tip of the Day~~prevent paint film

I also haven’t had a Quirky Tip of the Day in a while {slacking, I know}.  Since I have been painting a lot recently, and will be doing even more painting when we move, I have a painting … [Read more...]

Huge Craft FAIL~~and a fix!!

We decided to give our oldest our queen bed when we move into the new house.  Then when people come to visit she can bunk with her sister and give them her room with a bigger bed.  I have … [Read more...]

Afters with no Befores

blue dresser_thumb[2]

Do you ever get so excited to start a project that you jump in and forget to take pictures?  I do that all the time.  I know bad!!  So I have some cute afters with no befores for you to see. But maybe … [Read more...]

Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint may just be my new bestie!!

So I was thrifting and I saw this super cute little table.  Ok yes it’s dirty and it has that old school yellowish wood color to it.  But the lines are gorgeous and I knew I could make it … [Read more...]