twinkle twinkle little nightstand (a makeover)

freckled laundry twinkle nightstand makeover

Happy Wednesday! I have a little some old and a little something new (and a little something twinkly) for you. The little something old: A wooden box that I found at an estate sale for $3. Apparently, the seller's late uncle traveled with the circus and kept his Lionel trains in these wooden boxes with foam padding inside. The little … [Read more...]

color splashed little girl’s room

Edyns Bedroom French Inspired Freckled Laundry

Happy Monday, loves! In 9 hours, I'll be road tripping with the little ones to visit my sis in North Carolina for 9 days, so before I completely unplug, I wanted to share some snapshots of projects that I've been cranking out for Edyn's room.  I know. I know. It's not my bedroom.   I decided to briefly press pause in there to … [Read more...]

white floor & bedroom plans

freckled laundry vanity plans

Happy Monday (and first day of July), lovelies! I wanted to share some bedroom progress with you, but first, I just wanted to say thank you! for entering my giveaway with The Good Home Co. folks. The winner was notified on Monday. {Congrats, Heather S.!} We had such a great response to the giveaway and The Good Home Co. and I will be … [Read more...]

laundry & the loveliest giveaway!

freckled laundry lavender laundry soap dotted swiss

It's no breaking news that I love a little laundry around here. And, just as much as I love laundry, I love it when it smells fresh and lovely.   I also love the word love.   And love-ly.   And lavender laundry soap that smells like angels are near. And comes in darling glass apothecary bottles. And plastic … [Read more...]

bedroom paint progress!

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I hope you had a lovely weekend...and Father's Day! My weekend included a little baseball, a little yard sale-in', a little celebrating Dad, and a little painting. I love the progress so far and it's such a difference {already} from the before in my shameful prettiest ugliest room post. There's nothing a little white paint can't fix and … [Read more...]

20 small kitchen storage ideas

DIY Wire and Nail Hanging Spice Storage by freckled laundry

Hi, loves. If you have a small kitchen like me, you might also struggle with places to put stuff and keep the clutter to a minimum, (especially if you love to cook and/or have a teeny addiction to all of the cooking "candy" at Williams-Sanoma). Not too long ago, I shared my DIY Wire and Nail Hanging Spice Holder with the hometalk … [Read more...]

viv – antique gray and white striped wardrobe

freckled laundry gray and white striped wardrobe Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I hope you had a lovely weekend and Monday. The weather was absolutely beautiful here and Saturday marked the start of my oldest boy's Little League baseball season. I'll share our little photo shoot on Thursday...and a bit more outside of laundry, lavender, and lately, furniture painting. I promised the whole Viv first, so here she … [Read more...]

faded, weathered, chipped and crackled furniture painting tutorial

freckled laundry faded, crackled, and weathered furniture painting tutorial using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and Artisan Enhancements® Crackle Tex

Thank you so much for the sweet comments on my lavender desk. As promised, here's the tutorial to achieve a pretty, faded, weathered, and crackled finish on your furniture pieces using crackle medium and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. While my desk is lavender, the techniques can be applied to any color that YOU love! Step 1 Paint your piece … [Read more...]

lavender desk and french lovelies

freckled laundry faded and crackled lavender desk

I think I established in my last post that Motivational Speaker isn't in my cards ;), but I'm happy my words resonated with some of you. I really should stick to laundry n' stuff though. ...like the lavender desk that I painted yesterday. I've actually painted it thrice. It used to be white. (Click HERE for the way before and dabble in … [Read more...]

maple plywood planked floor process

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Yesterday was another b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l. Spring day. We took little Grey on his first fishing trip! We didn't catch anything, but he was just as happy to have a pole with a worm on the end of it. Have I ever told you that I love to fish? Get me on a boat in the middle of a lake and I'm a happy girl. I could sit there all day. I grew up in a … [Read more...]