If you know Sonny and I, you know we are big “do-it-yourself” people. We bought our first home in March and found there was a lot of DIY to be done.  Lots of house projects = Lots of Facetime with my dad, who, by the way, can literally fix anything.

When it comes to design, I’m usually the visionary in the relationship, but Sonny is the one who knows how to make it happen.  Sometimes he doesn’t get the vision at first, but he always likes the finished product.  He also takes all the credit for it too 😉  Either way, we make a good team.

One other thing about me, I’m obsessed with shows like Rehab Addict & Fixer Upper and also finding and completing DIY projects on Pinterest.  So many good ideas… Check out my Pinterest boards in the media link at the top of the page.  On another note– I think I would like to be Joanna Gaines when I grow up.  I want to live on a farm, design amazing houses, go antiquing, and ride horses.  Seriously… what could be better?  I think Sonny would make a good Chip…

Anyways, here are some before and afters, some DIY crafts, and refurbished items that I have already created. I’m hoping to use this DIY category to write more of a step-by-step guide of how I complete some of my future projects.

Ikea Coffee Cart (Before)

Ikea Coffee Cart (Before)

Ikea Coffee Cart (After) Idea from http://www.huntedinterior.com/2012/05/wine-crate-drawer-fronts.html?m=1#.VuX-CI-cHIV

Ikea Coffee Cart (After)

Entry Bench and Shoe Storage Before

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entry Bench and Shoe Storage After

Entry Bench and Shoe Storage After

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whole Wreath WreathVotive Bud Vase

 

 

 

 

 

Barnwood Mirror Cali Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made this shirt for Sonny to wear for his bachelor party :)

I made this shirt for Sonny to wear for his bachelor party :)

The best things in life are old, loved, & rescued.

Written by Amanda

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