• About Us


    We're two avid DIY-ers raising two rambunctious boys while tackling large and small projects, living to share our tale. All with the hope to inspire and encourage others.

  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Favorite Posts

  • Planked Wall

  • Full Sun Plant Guide

  • Faux Zinc Finish

  • DIY Sunburst Mirror

  • The Power of Paint

  • On Instagram

    We've got a great giveaway with @minted on the blog right now. Hop over to get more details and enter. Our bathroom is in the @apartmenttherapy Room for Color contest. If you can spare a minute, we'd appreciate your vote. 😀 Apple crisp. Cuz if it feels like fall, it should taste like fall.

Projects & Tutorials

We’ve set up a handy guide of the little and big projects we’ve tackled on this blog.  If you need inspiration, or you’re looking for answers, this page is right up your alley.  Just click on the text link to see the full post.

Pattern a Rug with Paint          .          Coffee Filter Cloud Light

Five Tips to Decorate a Bookshelf            .          Themed Gallery Wall

His and Hers Home State Art          .          Paint Stick Sun Burst Mirror

Thread House Numbers          .          A DIY Remodeled Kitchen

 Artfully Arrange a Bookshelf          .          Add Color with Curtains

Personalize Your Home          .          Quick Gallery Wall Tip

Wood Veneer Pendant          .          Asymmetrical Gallery Arrangements

Cover an Ugly Lampshade           .          Ombre Dye a Shower Curtain

Plan a Kitchen Remodel         .          Make Changes Along the Way

Weigh Counter Top Options          .          Tips for a Gallery Wall

Plan a Furniture Arrangement          .          Jewel Tones for Fall

Furniture-Arrangement-Jewel-Tones

Choosing Paint Colors          .          Change the a Room with Paint

Spice Up a Bathroom Mirror          .          Paint Shelves a Poppy Color

Painting Detailed Doors       .          Favorite Painting Supplies

Add Stripes to Curtain Panels          .         Stencil a Pattern on a Pillow

How to Paint Interior Doors          .          Spray Painted Bottles

Painted-Doors-Bottles

Gray Painted Doors          .          Paint Shelf Fronts Bright Colors

Gray-Doors-Shelf-Fronts

Pair White Trim with Warm Yellow Walls          .          Dark Stain a Deck

Yellow-Room-Stained-Deck

Brighten a Room with Paint

Brighten-With-Paint

Better Lighting Options         .          Hard Wire a Plug in Fixture

Add Task and Accent Lighting          .          Install a Central Vacuum

Cheap and Easy Crown Molding          .          Stain a Fence

Replace Old Hardware          .          Add Lighting in Crown Molding

Swap Old Fixtures for New Ones          .          Pinwheel Tile Pattern

Install Laminate Counter Tops          .          Replace a Leaky Faucet

Add Toe Kick Lighting to Cabinetry          .          Install Hardwood Floors

Install a Vent Hood          .          Cut, Fill & Install Wood Counters

Choosing the Right Dishwasher          .          Add Insulation to an Attic

Grout Tile Back Splash          .          Install a Marble Tile Back Splash

Build Your Own Kitchen Cabinets          .          Glass Door Fronts

Hang New Cabinet Doors          .          Cut Stone Counter Tops

Lay Porcelain Tile on a Floor         .          Whole House Fan

Install Pendants Over a Vanity          .          Tear Old Shakes Off a Roof

Install New Windows          .          Bookshelf Bed Nook

New-Windows-Bookshelf

Build a Dining Table          .          Connected Squares Trim Tutorial

Bead Board in a Bathroom          .          Plate Rack in a Dining Room

Install Board and Batten Trim          .          Grid Trim in a Bedroom

Refinish a Bookshelf          .          Refinish & Reupholster an Old Bench

Tear Out Old Tile          .          Knock Down a Wall to Open Rooms Up

Rip Out Old Soffits          .          Build New Drawer Fronts

More Usable Cabinet Space          .          Build & Stain a New Fence

Refinish Old Stairs         .          Choose Crown Molding

Fix a Broken Couch          .          Install a Load Bearing Beam

Add a Sky Tube          .          Reshingle a Roof

Build a Floating Shelf          .          Frame Out a Fireplace

Shelf-Fireplace-Face

Cover a Rock Fireplace         .          Finish a Fireplace Cover

Fireplace-Reface

Lamp Shade Turned Pendant          .          Refresh Old Furniture

Pendant-Dresser

Refinish and Upholster Chairs for a New Look

Refinished-MCM-Chairs

Scrape off a Popcorn Ceiling and get Prepped for Paint

Pocorn-Ceiling-and-Prep

Two Tone Dresser Revamp          .          Easy Wood Canvas Frames

Two-Tone-Dresser-Wood-Canvas-Frames

Build Pine Beds          .          Cut a Round Table Top

Build-Beds-Round-Top

 Make a Bird Baby Mobile          .          An Easy Magnet Board

Update Old Brass          .          Cute Alphabet Magnets

Polymer Clay Wall Flowers          .          Paint Mugs

Wood Veneer Edging Pendant          .          Woven Wood Pendant

Create a Bird Cage Pendant          .         Card Stock Floral Pendant

Turn an Old Book into A Safe          .          Polish Brass Plate

Make a Mood Board          .          Cover a Mouse Pad

Mood-Board-Mouse-Cover

Custom Wooden Hooks          .          Text Bubble Pillows

Hook-Text-Bubble-Pillows

Wooden Tic Tac Toe Game          .          Book Turned Game Board

Tic-Tac-Toe-Checkers

Initial Bottle Labels          .          Wood Veneer Wrapped Planter

Bottle-Labels-Wrapped-Planter

Golden Wish Bone          .          Herringbone Table Top

Wish-Bone-Herringbone-Table

PVC Pipe Light Fixture

PVC-Pendant

Customize Frames and Art          .          Make Your Own Paper Art

Spray Paint Old Frames          .          Take a Cue from Nature

Cut Pages from Magazines          .          Old Log Turned Sculpture

Frame Origami Creations          .          Silhouette Family Members

Family Tree Art          .          Pin Prick Art

Interactive Map Art          .          Cut Out Map of Your Favorite City

Anniversary Art          .          Let Your Kids Paint a Canvas

Cut Kids Paintings for Chic Art          .          Remember Your Travels

Make Sand Molds to Frame in Shadow Boxes

Quirky Bathroom Art          .          Cheap Prints on Foam

Squished Penny Art          .          Constellation Art

Penny-Constellations

Venn Diagram Art          .          Wood Slice Silhouettes

Venn-Silhouettes

Mini Shell Shadowbox          .          Number Paintings

Mini-Shell-Number-Art

Embroidered Constellation Art          .          Favorite Book Turned Art

Constellation-Book-Art

Gold String Plus Art          .          Fall Themed Art

Plus-Art-Fall-Mantel

Plant Fruit Trees          .           Changing Garden Plans

Reclaimed Beams for Decking          .          Add a Bocce Court

Reclaimed-Deck-Bocce-Court

Beam Turned Steps          .          Build an Outdoor Gas Fire Pit

Beam-Stairs-Fire-Pit

DIY Hidden Pond Waterfall

Waterfall

Natural Aphid Control          .          Paint Your Front Door

Prepare for Guests          .          Keep Kid Clutter Out of Sight

Maximize Closet Space          .          Storing Toys

Store Toiletries in Sight          .          Add a Second Closet Rod

Sorting & Storing Office Supplies          .          Storage Ottomans

Purge Clothes          .          Check the Kitchen Cabinets

Host a Yard Sale          .          Sort Magazines by Month

Paint Soap Pumps          .          Fold a Fitted Sheet

Cover a Cardboard Box          .          Storing Toiletries

Cardboard-Box-Storing-Toiletries

Washi Tape Labels          .        File Drawer for Bathroom Storage

Washi-Tape-File-Drawer

Lidded Storage Boxes          .          Leather Cord Cuff

Lidded-Box-Leather-Cuff

 Easy Greens for Your House          .          Perpetual Calendar

Chemical Free Cleaning          .          Eco Friendly Laundry

Simple Envelop Closure Pillow          .          Fall Felt Leaf Bowls

Felt Circle Pillow          .          Make Cloth Napkins

Herringbone Pattern Pillow          .         Dyed Drop Cloth Curtains

Zippered Cosmetic Bag          .          X Pillow

Place Mat Pillow Cover          .          Hexagon Patchwork Pillow

Placemat-Hex-Pillow

Stenciled Coronata Star Curtain          .          Patched Rectangle Quilt

Star-Curtain-Patched-Quilt

Throw a Festive Baby Shower          .          Scallop Paper Party Banner

Plan a Rainbow Party          .          Rainbow Party Details

Handmade Hostess Gifts          .          Balloon Animal Invitations

Balloon Animal Party Details          .          Balloon Animal Toppers

Dog Party Invites          .          Dog Party Details

Ginger Cookies          .          Carrot Soup

Valentine’s Day:

Wax Paper Heart Garland          .           Folded Cards

Halloween:

Stump Turned Side Table          .          Paint a Dead Branch

Nutty Table Settings          .          Feather Wreath

Creative Costumes          .          Pumpkins and Costumes

Thanksgiving:

Gold Table Settings          .          Pinecone Wreath

Turkey Place Cards          .          Boat Place Cards

Christmas:

Decorate the Tree          .          Origami Ornaments

Silhouette Ornaments          .          Clothespin Deer Ornaments

Ball Ornament Wreath          .          Glass Ball Ornaments with Feathers

Clay Critter Ornaments          .          Owl and Tree Mantle Decorations

Snowflake and Berry Ornaments

Valentines Day Printables          .          Valentine’s Folding Cards

Love Stump 8 by 10 Print          .          All You Need is Love

Venn Diagram

Venn-Diagram

 Spring Flowers          .          Hoppy Easter

Butterflies

Butterfly-Printable

 Christmas Gift Tags          .          Nature Themed Holiday Tags

Glitter Cards

Glitter-Cards

Herringbone Bookplates          .          Moving Announcements

Firework Print          .           BBQ Invitation

Leave a comment

11 Comments

  1. Linda Jarraf

     /  February 19, 2012

    I enjoy your blog. I am search to find out how to print off your own transfers. Was it your blog I saw this on a while back?

    Reply
    • ourhumbleabowed

       /  February 19, 2012

      Hi Linda,

      Um, I can’t think of a print transfer tutorial I’ve done. I’m guessing you’re referring to something like a t-shirt or something? Maybe check Pinterest…

      Thanks!
      Amanda

      Reply
  2. Susie

     /  August 28, 2012

    Another follower from YHL. I’d love to love your blog, if only I could see the projects! For some reason, each one I click on comes up “Page Not Found,” so I’m letting you know, as instructed. If it makes a difference, I’m using Safari.

    Reply
    • ourhumbleabowed

       /  September 3, 2012

      Hi Susie!

      Thanks for stopping by! I just checked several links and they’re all working for me. Maybe Safari is having a problem? If you’ve got another browser, can you try it out? If that still doesn’t work, please let me know!

      Thanks!
      Amanda

      Reply
    • I tried several links as well on Google Chrome. “Page Not Found” for each of them.

      Reply
  3. ourhumbleabowed

     /  September 10, 2012

    Hi Heather!

    I’m trying to diagnose the problem, but the links are working for me. Could you try the links, starting at the top? Then could you tell me the first like to give you that? Sorry to pass this task to you, but I want to get it figured out. :)

    Thanks!
    Amanda

    Reply
  4. ciaoalora

     /  September 14, 2012

    I’ve noticed a similar problem, where if I click the link directly, I get the error saying page not found, but if I try to open it in a new tab, It works as its supposed to.

    Reply
  5. Ali

     /  October 7, 2013

    It starts with the home improvement section. The links look right when you hover but perhaps it has something to do with how the links open in another tab?

    Reply
  6. Ali

     /  October 7, 2013

    Actually, sorry, it looks more random than that… ‘Grey painted doors’ works but ‘spice up a bathroom mirror’ doesn’t… So it does not seem like it starts after 1 post but just some work and others do not. Hope this helps!

    Reply
  1. Sharing the Love ~ Week 2 | wherelovemeetslife

Now it's your turn! Share your thoughts and opinions, stories and links. We love hearing from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,917 other followers

%d bloggers like this: