DIY Countertop with a Marble Look

How to make a DIY countertop that looks like marble, without the high end cost! Ellie loves to create and is always busy working on a new masterpiece. This bedroom makeover was screaming for a large workspace and lots of storage! Not only does this built-in design offer her a large work surface, but there is now ample storage space for all her art supplies. Follow along as we show you how you can create this DIY countertop for under $60. Another option for  a DIY countertop would be an epoxy countertop. While it would be more expensive, the results are stunning.…

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How to Make a Built In Desk | Upcycling At Its Best

This project has been a long time coming. We’ve been working on this built in desk with shelves for Ellie’s bedroom for the past 3 weeks. Sometimes we set unrealistic expectations of how much we can get done in a week. 🤪 In a perfect world, with everything going smoothly we hoped to get this built in desk done in a week. Ambitious I know, but that’s what I am, ambitious! But the reality of it is, that it’s summer, there are swimming lessons, play dates and sleepovers with cousins and the list goes on. Ellie is our budding artist! She…

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Industrial Teen Bedroom Tour

Join me for a tour of this fun industrial teen bedroom! As mentioned in the Painting the Perfect Stripe Tutorial I let Mr. G pick out the color scheme for his new room. He chose Kelly Green, Navy and White. I loved his choice! I thought it would be perfect using a combination of these classic colors to bring his new room into his teenage years. I wanted to create a space where he could kick back and relax, have space to do his studying and have it grow with him as he gets older. If you’re working with a small space, you…

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