Baking brown butter treats at home
Taking pictures of two girls
Easter Family Picture
Pictures of a ballet dancer in her tutu

Painting a bench with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan

Annie Sloan Soft Wax

I’m very excited to share my bench transformation with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan with Annie Sloan Unfolded. In my opinion, it went from drab to fab!      {Disclosure: I was sent Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan, wax, and a brush to review. All opinions are 100% my own.} I wake for Garage Sales.

Master Bedroom Makeover

turquoise bedroom

My Master Bedroom Makeover has been dragging along, and I’m so happy that the day has arrived to share and I can consider it DONE! My husband built  our homemade bed almost 2 years ago, drapes hung a year ago, walls/ceiling painted 8 months ago, it was simply the finishing touches that I just couldn’t seem to hammer down. I dedicated the month of April to finish, and I did!If you didn’t realize, my goal… Continue Reading

Furniture Transformation using a Projector

Using a projector to paint AMAZING designs on furniture... {Sawdust and Embryos}[4]

I’ve got a little guest post to share today, enjoy a little furniture transformation! Hey Capturing Joy readers!! I’m so overjoyed to be guest-posting here today! Kristen is one of my faves! My name is Beth from Sawdust and Embryos, where the hubs and I talk about all things DIY (with an emphasis on furniture transformations)! We’ve also been known to mention our struggle with infertility and the joys of raising twin toddlers! It’s pretty… Continue Reading

Custom Office desk~under $50

1office desk

My husband pretty much rocks. He built me a custom desk for my office exactly how I wanted it, for under $50. I’m a desktop kinda girl. I like having a place to go when I need to get things done, and it helps me set a time limit as well. I had been working out of a cave for quite some time. A black cave that was a desk armorie that could close, but who… Continue Reading

Sliding Barn Door TV Cover Tutorial

barndoorX copy

I’m so squeeling excited to share one of my big surprises that I’ve been working on.  This sliding barn door TV cover has been in the works since last October and it’s finally DONE! Check it out:   Materials:  $75 Time: 2-3 hours labor I am seriously in love with this new piece of furniture/home decor…mostly because when our TV isn’t being watched, it is HIDDEN! And because my hubby and I worked together to make… Continue Reading

Before & After~My rockin’ chair


This is a different before & after than you might expect from yesterdays post…something a little more light. (Maybe someday I’ll have a great before and after of me).  I found this blog the other day called Better After that features only before & afters, and I thought I had several things I could share in that light.  First off, is my rocking chair.  It really isn’t anything exciting in the way of a breakthrough… Continue Reading