ATT WeatheredWood Table 20

Today was a great day for a Teddy Bear Picnic with Blaire. That's what grandmas do. Unfortunately, Kacey's $15 garage sale table and chairs looked like this at 8:30 this morning: I’ve been dying to create the latest "driftwood" or "weathered wood" look. However, the weathered wood products on the market call for hours of sanding to get to the bare wood, and we didn't have that kind of time. I’m all about instant … [Read more...]

ATT Metal Clock Makeover 1c

There's no easy way to say this, so I'll just say it. My daughter is a thief. Sort of. I can't complain, though, because her thievery represents a sweet form of flattery. When I refinished this dresser several months ago, I barely had time to photograph it before it disappeared... … [Read more...]

ATT Painted Fabric 1

I recently acquired a lovely turn-of-the-century settee.  When Kennadi begged to have it in her room, it was challenging to "Imagine" (stay with me, it'll click) how this... could possibly be made to go in a room that looks like this... We couldn't just "Let it Be," so I told Kennadi "We Can Work it Out!" (see what I did there?  You know, the Beatles...) Anyone who knows me knows that most problems in my … [Read more...]

PAINT your backsplash to look like tile!! {Sawdust and Embryos}[4]

Hey guys!! It’s me, Beth (from Sawdust and Embryos) once again! Did ya miss me? I’m guessing not, since you follow my blog too! hehe… right? So listen… there’s an epic problem going on in our country, and it’s called: THE NAKED BACKSPLASH. Is your backsplash in the buff like mine was? Just a plain painted wall? It might be because tile is too expensive. Or maybe you can’t find tile in the colors you want. Or maybe you … [Read more...]

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I’ve been working on my girls’ room for six months. Okay that’s a lie. I’ve been working on it for over a year. {Shhhh, don’t t tell them that this isn’t normal}. They are used to living a disheveled life with their mattresses on the floor. When we moved in to our new house three years ago, I had just bought bunk beds. Well, the girls’ room has angled ceilings, and we couldn’t use the beds stacked. I sold them in February … [Read more...]

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Ok peeps, first of all, I hope you had a great weekend. I have been sicker than a dog. I have one. bad. cough. Yuck! I heard that whooping cough is going around in Utah, and I hope I don’t have it. I Googled it {BAD IDEA}. Now, I’ve got myself diagnosed with all sorts of BAAAAD viruses. The good thing is that I got to hang in my jammies all weekend. Ok, ok, I hang in my jammies 75% of my life anyway, but who’s keeping … [Read more...]

How to paint a floor[5]

You may already be thinking, “WHY would someone PAINT a floor?!?” Well, there are a lot of reasons why I decided this was the perfect decision for this space. Listen up before you prejudge. #1: The floor was damaged by the front door. It had been scratched and worn down by faulty weather stripping. {Yes we fixed this so that it won’t happen again.} #2: There are five doors in this space that wouldn’t allow a real rug. If … [Read more...]

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My entry way has been a work in progress for years. In fact, I did an entire series on the entryway makeover in 2010 {yep, it takes THAT long sometimes to get our ducks in a row around here.}   To check out the first entryway makeover series, check out entry way makeover part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. Then two years passed and other projects were higher on the priority list! Don’t worry, we are always busy … [Read more...]


Happy Sweltering Summer ATT Readers! It’s me, Beth again from Sawdust and Embryos, back with another tutorial! …In hopes of stirring up some widespread creativity to help get you through the dog days of summer! Creating is like caffeine for my soul! You too? I knew it!So ok… I stumbled (almost literally) into this little vintage industrial-ish mini-table and chairs for 5 bones on one of my thrifting adventures. And it was … [Read more...]

valance turquoise

Photoshop is my best friend and sometimes when I can’t decide which color to paint something, I simply just check out my different options in Photoshop. I told you that I finally chose the fabric for my new curtains the other day, but now I need to decide which color to paint my window valance.{The hubby and I made the valance for about $30.00 by the way!} I am raising the valance to the ceiling also, but it was easier to … [Read more...]