Wood Plank Entry Wall

DIY Wood Plank Wall

  This post is longggggg past due – I think I actually completed this wall in July/August of last year…woops! It was relatively painless and made SUCH a big difference to the entry of the house! …alright. Here’s the before:… Continue Reading

Picture Frame Nail Polish Rack

DIY Nail Polish Rack from Old Picture Frame

When I was 16, my parents sent me to cosmetology school to become a licensed nail technician. So stereotypical, I know! But, when you own a family business and have 4 kids to feed, you do what you gotta do. We… Continue Reading

DIY Glass Top Makeup Vanity (The Best Thing I’ve Ever Built!)

DIY Glass Top Makeup Vanity

Warning: This post is pic heavy!! I was a little bummed today after I found out there were some technical issues with my blog, and my last post about our new farmhouse dining table disappeared. But I’m so excited about… Continue Reading

Bookcase Makeover

Old Bookcase Makeover! www.thetarragonahouse.com

  It’s been a while! I know I always say this, but the past couple of months have been a little wild. The SO and I took a trip to Puerto Rico and got engaged at the end of April 🙂… Continue Reading

Coffee Table Facelift & Restoration Hardware Finish

DIY coffee table w/Restoration Hardward Finish

Remember that Pinterest-inspired coffee table I shared with you guys in the last post? Since I had been planning to build a balustrade coffee table for The Tarragona House, my cousins had called dibs on our old one (above). So, I… Continue Reading

Past Projects

DIY Mason Jar Organizer www.thetarragonahouse.com

The house is still in a bit of disarray since the laundry room floor is still not fixed. The contractor wasn’t able to find matching flooring anywhere in town or online…fortunately, they let us pick out new flooring in the color… Continue Reading

Staircase Makeover: Part II

Staircase makeover - carpet to hardwood for less than $250! www.thetarragonahouse.com

Last week was, we’ll say…not ideal. Work life has been wearing on me, and to make matters worse, the week started off with one of our service providers hitting a water pipe in our laundry room. Yes, the same laundry room… Continue Reading

Staircase Makeover: Part I

Staircase makeover - carpet to hardwood. www.thetarragonahouse.com

When we moved into the house, the stairs and second floor were carpeted. It’s evident that the carpet had been replaced at some point in time, so definitely not the original carpet from when the house was built in 2006. Could… Continue Reading

Entryway Bench from a Headboard (& The Finishing Fiasco)

DIY Entryway Bench from an Old Headboard! www.thetarragonahouse.com

A few months ago I picked up this old headboard and footboard from someone on Craigslist for $10. Full-sized, solid wood. Even though I almost turned around while driving through a seedy part of town to get it, I ended… Continue Reading

Blue Lemonade Cheesecake Shooters

Quick, no-bake cheesecake bites. Perfect for a baby shower! www.thetarragonahouse.com

We just got back from a family baby shower that I had the pleasure of making some super fun things for. In preparation, I had to make my rounds on Pinterest (hah!) looking for fitting things for a boy’s baby shower. And… Continue Reading