How To Refurnish & Distress Furniture

By Bridget Buchanan

I have always dreamt in do it yourself (DIY) projects for as long as I can remember. I’m the girl who loves repurposing items, visiting vintage markets, and I can spend hours on Pinterest dreaming up new ideas. Creating makes me feel alive and energized so that’s where my love for refinishing an older piece of furniture stemmed from.

Even though I love Pinterest, after reading more than my fair share of articles on paint, techniques, and how-to’s it just left me feeling overwhelmed. I then decided what better than to pick the brain…

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DIY: How To Make A Popsicle Stick Shelf

I saw this craft a little bit ago and wanted to try to make it. Our son will be arriving this fall and I have started brainstorming what I envision his room to look like and I wanted to put this shelf on one of his walls. So stinkin’ cute and rustic looking. This project was actually really simple which I loved. The shelf itself is actually really sturdy which I was pleasantly surprised about. Let’s get started!

Here is what you will need:

How To Make A Popsicle Shelf


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Potato Stamping | DIY by Christine Cram


Potato Stamping, Christine Cram, Stellar Day Blog

Have you ever tried potato stamping before? Well, talk about this inexpensive, fun craft! Most likely, you have everything you need already in your home. Yay for not having to spend a lot of money. I am a big fan of that.

Here is all you need:

~Potatoes (different sizes works great)
~A knife

Cut the potato in half, then cut the shapes/patterns you desire. Paint onto the part you want to show up and go to town stamping away. The potato acts as a stamp….

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Valentines Day Gifts Ideas For Your Friends

February is one of my favorite months. It’s not only my husbands birthday, but its also Valentines Day. Now I am not the biggest fan of Valentines Day- I think its overrated as well as I think people should show love all throughout the year, not just a designated day…you feel me? With that, I have some gift ideas to surprise your friends with. Whether single, or married, every friend would enjoy and appreciate these special gifts.

Baked goodies

I love making baked goodies for my friends, whether it’s a holiday, or just for fun! Baked goodies are the way to…

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3 Ways to Pamper Yourself Using Epsom Salt

Can you believe we are already in 2016? I sure can’t. I don’t know about you but I am STILL wiped out from all the holidays and festivities. I want to make it a point for this next year to take better care of myself, physically and mentally. I recently discovered Epsom salts and I am loving how the salts make it easy to take pamper myself. I have three recipes I wanted to share with you.

Lavender Bath Salts

All you need is:

Epsom Salt
A jar with a lid
Lavender essential oil

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3 Ways to Reuse Your Christmas Cards

Reusing Christmas Cards

I’m a self proclaimed Christmas card fanatic. I love them so much, mailing and receiving my very own was actually something I looked forward to when my husband and I got engaged and I was dreaming of married life. I am not even kidding. So, when it’s time to say goodbye to all my friends and family hanging on my refrigerator I get a little sad. After all, everyone spent their sweet time and hard earned dollars to send those cards, so wouldn’t it be nice…

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Confessions of a Crafting Wannabe

Fellow Stellar Day blogging superstar, and crafter extraordinaire, Christine Cram, is no joke!  She comes up with the cutest stuff and makes the world of crafting really non-intimidating!  Some of us may feel that God skipped us with that artistic gene, that left-brain with all of its creative crafting juices that others seems so gifted with.  Anyone with me on this or am I the only one who has ever felt that way?  I’ve always felt that my artsy side was limited pretty much to drawing your standard rainbow with puffy clouds that I mastered by about…

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DIY Inexpensive Party Decorations

I love throwing parties. I love every.single.thing. about it! I am all about trying to find ways to decorate for parties that are inexpensive. I found a solution and wanted to share with you all today: TISSUE PAPER. I have two ways of decorating with tissue paper that are not only super cute, but very inexpensive.

First tissue pom poms. All you need is tissue paper, string and scissors.

DIY Party Decoations

First fold the tissue paper in half. Then fold accordion style (back and forth).

DIY Party Decoations

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DIY Painted Leaves

I have a sweet friend that lives in another state that sent me real leaves. Being from AZ and all, we don’t see REAL leaves here much! I know…my hubby thinks I’m crazy (in a good way) but I have wanted to try this DIY. It’s so easy and not really messy. Perfect for kids to help with as well. Here is all you need:

DIY Painted Leaves

  • ~Leaves (you can use fake leaves if you do not have the real thing)
  • ~Paint markers (I get mine from a local craft store)

All you…

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DIY Button Hair Assessory

DIY Button Hair Pin

HAPPY FRIDAY GUYS! Can you believe October is almost over?

Geesh it’s going fast.

Today’s DIY is a fun one! I wanted to share with you a super easy craft to add to any bobby pin. If you have never done this craft, I am pretty sure you will be excited for how easy it really is. Here is all you need.

DIY Button Hair Pin


  • ~hot glue gun
  • ~buttons
  • ~bobby pins

All you are going to do it put a little hot glue on the…

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Fall Decor DIY’s

Have you seen all of Christine’s DIY’s that she’s done for SDB this month?? I have ALL of them in my house currently, and I love every single one. They all sit together nicely on this old record player that I own, and it makes me so happy! Check it out:

Fall DIY's

You can also have all her DIY’s in your home. She walks you through them step by step. There’s still time in the month of October to make all of these for your home, and best yet? They aren’t…

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DIY Cotton Branches

I have been searching for these cotton branches for some time. I love the look of them. I finally found them and each branch was just ridiculously expensive. I couldn’t bring myself to buy them. I thought, I want to learn how to make these and show all of you, plus these would make the perfect addition for any fall decoration. So, here we are. I hope you enjoy learning how to make your very own cotton branches!

Here is what you will need:

DIY Fall Cotton Branches

DIY Decorating Pumpkins.

 Friends, in my opinion, the dollar store is a very underrated store. I find so many cute ideas there. There seasonal sections are actually filled with lots of great things, and you can’t beat a dollar. This is a simple project that is for sure a win with kids. Grab a few of these fake pumpkins and have a blast creating something special.

DIY Decorating Pumpkins

Here is what you will need:

  • ~Fake pumpkins (I found at the dollar store)
  • ~glitter (optional)
  • ~Paint (optional)
  • ~Markers
  • ~Scissors
  • ~ribbon
  • ~glue

I grabbed a bunch of these cute pumpkins to show you all…

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DIY Tassel Necklace

Do you ever get tired of your jewelry and just want something new and fun to wear but do not want to spend an arm and a leg purchasing something? Yeah…me too. This DIY is a fun one to make. Wearing something new and fun makes me feel good for some strange reason.

Here is what you need to make a tassel necklace:

DIY Tassels

  • ~Thread (I bought about 5 bundles of each color I wanted)
  • ~Needles
  • ~Scissors
  • ~A necklace chain
  • ~A piece of cardboard (not pictured…sorry)

So the first thing in making a tassel is wrapping the…

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Family Guess Who.

Do your kids love the game, ‘Guess Who?’ as much as mine do? They are always asking to play! After a while, let’s be honest, it started to get b.o.r.i.n.g! So, I decided to shake things up a bit and add our own twist…why not have a Guess Who game of our OWN family?! It was a HUGE hit! The kids love it and think it is hilarious to come up with things about other family members or try and describe fun memories they remember in order to get you to guess who they are talking about.

If you want…

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