Low-Budget Kitchen Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Hi, everyone! I have an exciting new project to share with you today. My friend, Briee, just bought her first home! Briee's husband, Ryan, is the pastor of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church in our town. They have become our best friends over the four years we've all lived in Alta. Ryan and Briee recently…

Bookshelf Makeover: Sanity Check Blog Hop Part Two

Hi, friends! Last week, I shared my plans for a “Sanity Check Refresh” to give me something fun to do during this season of staying home during Covid-19. I planned to paint and style my large thrifted bookshelves to suit their new home in our living room. This led to me giving our home office…

Bookshelf Makeover: Sanity Check Refresh Blog Hop

Hi, everyone! What a crazy week it has been. Ben and I are self-quarantined/social distancing by choice for at least the rest of this week, and being cooped up has given me a fresh drive to tackle a few projects. I scored these two large bookshelves on Facebook Marketplace last year for $75 each. They…

Low Budget Pantry Makeover with Leftover Paint and $20 of Organization Supplies

Hi, everyone! Today, I have a quick and easy, low-budget pantry makeover to share with you. I see gorgeous walk-in pantries all the time on social media and in magazines, and I have to admit they usually make me jealous. The beautifully organized and meticulously labeled containers have previously seemed like a reality that only…

How-to Repurpose an Antique Table as a Kitchen Island: Thrift Shop Challenge

Hi, everyone! I'm writing today to share about my latest project as part of a Thrift Shop Challenge with a few other bloggers. The goal of the challenge is to breathe new life into a secondhand treasure, and to share the process with our followers. I chose to restore an antique wooden table to use…

The Power of Paint: One Room Challenge Week Four

If you’re finding me through the One Room Challenge, welcome to my home on the internet! I’m Avery and I live in a charming 1910 Craftsman style parsonage in rural Iowa with my husband, Ben. You can learn more about me here, and see some of my previous design work in my kitchen, my High Style, Low Budget Sunroom from…