Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Collection of Projects

I recently posted a little collage on Instagram (@texasdecor) that included a handful of projects we've done around the house. I got a great response and thought I'd post links to them in case you're new here. :)

But first, I wanted to share my very first "blog inspired" project from way back in 2009...

You were probably expecting something a little more substantial, huh? :) This is a framed print I bought at K-Mart for a whopping $10 about 15 years ago. I needed something to fill a big wall in my bathroom and just kinda grabbed this as a "this will do for now and I'll replace it later" item. I never dreamed I'd still have it all these years later. Lol!

The frame was originally gold. At the time (2009) I had just started reading blogs and it seemed everyone was spray painting everything either black or ORB (oil rubbed bronze) I jumped on the bandwagon, bought a can of black spray paint and went to town on that gold frame. It was the very beginning of what was to become a love affair with blogs and diy. :)

We've since completed MANY blog-inspired projects. Here are links to just a few...

sanding down and staining kitchen table top

(I still can't believe we painted our kitchen cabinets for around $200!)
adding furniture legs to kitchen cabinets

(Wow! This pic is a blast from the past! Our family room has changed dramatically since then!)

(Scroll to the bottom of the post to see the corbels)

wooden grocery sign for kitchen

Well, that's it for now. Hopefully I was able to inspire a few of you to go for it and do a project or two you've been wanting to try. :) 



  1. You've been very busy with nice DIY changes!

  2. You have been busy. I think in the time I've been reading your blog, you've painted everything. You make me feel lazy. LOL :)

  3. Oh, aren't DIY projects so much fun?! You've definitely had your share of them! I think one of the first one's for me was painting our kitchen cabinets and reupholstering office chairs. I was hooked and the addiction hasn't seized!

  4. Lisa, I just loved revisiting all these projects! Somehow I missed your "grocery" sign. I love it sooo much that, with your permission, I think I will make one. It is perfect! xxx Maria

  5. Hi Lisa,
    Love all your DIY changes. Love your cabinets and the corbels under the counter so sweeeeet!

  6. Lisa,

    You are the DIY Queen!!! I'm so inspired by all the projects you do! I love your door accents, what a great idea! I wish, I could find the time to do a quarter of the things that you accomplish! Keep up the amazing work, Lisa!

    1. You're so sweet, J! I never would have guessed how much I would grow to love diy projects. :) We have plenty of projects in the works too. I can't seem to sit still for long. Lol!


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