Category Archives: greatest hits : sneak peek

how to build a restoration hardware coffee table

how to build a restoration hardware coffee table

Recently, I received a few questions about our coffee table. They went a lil something like this: “Please tell me about …read more

regina the rabbit + lulu the lamb : handmade easter treats

regina the rabbit + lulu the lamb : handmade easter treats

A few easters ago, the easter bunny decided to try his hand at a few creations for my little ones. …read more

how to paint your kitchen cabinets + back them in bead board. and not die.

how to paint your kitchen cabinets + back them in bead board. and not die.

Once I posted on the kitchen this week, I got quite a few questions from some of you. I figured …read more

the kitchen. is finally. done.

the kitchen. is finally. done.

Once upon a time, {circa 4.5 years ago, to be precise} we, the mills family, all three of us, moved …read more

pillopalooza! : how to make a patchwork pillow

pillopalooza! : how to make a patchwork pillow

I’m super excited about the first installment in a new little series with the fabulous Layla of The Lettered Cottage. …read more

I’m too sexy for my laundry

I’m too sexy for my laundry

I struggle with balance. Don’t we all? And if you’re anything like me…well, you hate the laundry. And if I …read more

building a screen door

building a screen door

Remember this post when I talked about building a screen door? We finisssshhhed…. And I couldn’t love it more. Jamin …read more

crossing over: to the light side in decor

crossing over: to the light side in decor

subtitle: while leaving our dining room furniture unscathed. Over the last year, I’ve really finished off some of those “corners” …read more

wooden numbers : a quickie

wooden numbers : a quickie

I have this obsession with anything vintage, and I go gaga for anything vintage industrial. via iones attic and lately, …read more

handmade wooden letters : a simpler edition.

handmade wooden letters : a simpler edition.

Did you guys happen to catch this post from last week? I thought I’d post a really quick alternate finishing option. …read more

bedroom refresher

bedroom refresher

Our bedroom transformation has been a gradual process. It’s come a long way since we first got married: we started …read more

DIY : handmade letters

DIY : handmade letters

Remember this post? The one with the beautiful assortment of different ABC’s on the wall? I was totally inspired to …read more

a fresh produce basket vamp-up

a fresh produce basket vamp-up

Last week I was on the search for a cheapo fake-o wooden crate to go in the space above our …read more

DIY : painting your fridge with chalkboard paint

DIY : painting your fridge with chalkboard paint

A few years ago, we decided to transform our dark cookie cutter kitchen into a white and bright farmhouse haven. …read more

1 coaster 2 ways : a simple how to.

1 coaster 2 ways : a simple how to.

Really long, unrelated side note: I made this little photo at the top: an easy photo-shoppy combo of the two …read more

DIY : a simple baby shower gift

DIY : a simple baby shower gift

Need a gift for that baby shower you’re attending this weekend? Or something unique for a housewarming party? OR for …read more

framing a large envelope & a nod to simpler times

framing a large envelope & a nod to simpler times

I think I’ve probably touched on this before, but once upon a time, when I spied this article in southern …read more

a painting tutorial : the basics and a how-to on tea stains

a painting tutorial : the basics and a how-to on tea stains

I wrote this post a looooooonnnngggg time ago. And I thought I would give ‘er an old revamp, and post …read more

a hand-made play kitchen

a hand-made play kitchen

I hope everyone had a fabulous christmas, filled with a wonderful, meaningful time with family and friends. I personally, am …read more

caped crusaders to the rescue

caped crusaders to the rescue

Need a unique, last minute gift idea for that special child (or maybe even random third stepchild twice removed who will …read more