One Room Challenge week 3- Entryway

Hello everyone and welcome to week 3 of the One Room Challenge.

To see my previous progress you can click here to check out Week 1 and Week 2.

Click here to see the other participants and their projects!

This week isn’t near as exciting as last week, but I want to share with y’all my disaster and hope that y’all can learn from my mistake! Now that the board and batten is hung it’s time to putty, caulk, and paint.

Luckily I was a week ahead on my project because a week ago I was diagnosed with COVID! My husband brought it home from a trip to Montana. He was home for 2 days before we figured out he had it, so in that time he shared the love! I was totally down for 4 days and wasn’t able to work on anything. I am feeling 80% better and jumped back in on my entryway project. Now to talk about painting!


I puttied majority of the nail holes and then started caulking. I caulked around all the edges on the main wall and then made it to the smaller wall and ran out of caulk. Luckily (not so lucky) I found some in the garage! I then finished up the caulking (so I thought!!).

Now, time to paint. I decided to go with Sherwin-Williams creamy to match my baseboards. At least initially this was the plan, but stay tuned the whole room was changed.

I painted everything on the large wall and then made it to the smaller one. For some reason when I started painting this wall my paint was doing this weird separating thing. No clue why, but I thought the paint was to blame, so back to Sherwin-Williams I went. I decided to go ahead and change the color to alabaster since I was having to get new paint anyway!

So I get back from my run to Sherwin-Williams with my brand new paint and again it’s separating!

What in the world is going on? So I go to my Instagram stories and share some pictures and ask if anyone has any suggestions.

Man I have some smart IG friends! Did y’all know that there is certain caulk that’s not paintable? Well if you didn’t I’m here to tell you… there is! Silicone caulk is not able to be painted. 🤯

Now, to correct my mistake! It took lots of sanding off all of the areas of paint and silicone caulk and then I had to apply two coats of kilz primer. After a wasted day and a lesson that I’ll never forget… I then painted both walls with the SW Alabaster.

What do y’all think? Hanging the wood was easy breezy. So far the hardest part has been the painting! Man what a disaster!

Oh look at this mess 😭😭. Guess that’s what I get for having my paint in a solo cup!!

Thank y’all so much for checking out my weekly progress! We are 1/2 way through the challenge! Up next for me is adding a peg rail to the smaller wall and deciding on paint and decor!

This should be the fun abs easy part.. right?

See y’all next week!


Thrift Store Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!

Welcome to our monthly thrift store challenge hosted by Emily at Le Cultivateur and Tara at stilettos and shiplap . Be sure to scroll to the bottom and check out all of these awesome finds!!!

Each of us will bring you items that we scored while thrifting or on marketplace.

This month I was super excited because I finally found a large coffee table on marketplace. BUUUUTTTTT, my paint hasn’t come in and no way I’m adding it as is to the living room.

Look at the pretty legs on her and the unique paint colors and textures (she’s taking a lot of sanding!).

So plan B… is there something that you always grab while thrifting, no matter how many you already own?

Btw you can SHOP MY HOME HERE .

For me I always pick up good priced doilies. Have y’all seen people display a wooden embroidery hoop with a doily? I had a small hoop from my attempt at an embroidery piece and figured I would give it a shot.

It’s super easy and I will for sure make a large one soon!

Take your hoop apart and lay your doily in between each ring with the large one on the bottom. Then place the center hoop on top and tighten the ring up. You may have to pull each corner of the doily to tighten it up a bit.

Now use a piece of twine or jute rope and attach a hanger for the piece (or if you want to hang it with a nail then skip this step).

How easy is this?

Here is another easy way to spruce up a thrift store find.

This is a quilting piece that I found for $5 at a yard sale that our hospital hosted.

I love the rustic swatches and figured it would be great for fall, but I wanted to brighten it up a bit. I used this milk paint and painted the border and frame. I then broke the glass in true Danya fashion!! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

What do y’all think? It’s a huge piece for $5!

I plan on hanging it along our stairs.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Don’t forget to scroll all the way down and check out everyone’s awesome finds!

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Ironstone Thrifted Finds

DIY Vintage Pottery Vases

Thrift Store Challenge:”Vintage” French Mirror

DIY colorful table lamp

Fall DIY Blog Hop

Wow!! Happy September! How is it September y’all? Seems like the summer ran right past me!

I love fall decor, but I’m so sad to see summer come to an end (it’s my fave if you can’t tell).

Welcome to our Blog Hop Hosted by my sweet friend Terrie at Decorate and More with Tip.

In honor of all things pumpkin we will each be bringing you a Fall DIY! Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom and check out all of my sweet friends fall projects!

If your coming here from Pretty DIY Home, welcome and thanks for stopping by 🥰

Honestly, my pumpkins and pretty fall decorations are still in the attic.

What about y’all? Have y’all broke out your pumpkins? I think this weekend I’m going to start my fall decorating.

For my Fall DIY, I’m going to show y’all 3 easy projects. One of them is fall-ish!

Fall Banner

I love simple banners and am going to make a vintage one using tea stained paper.

Items Needed:

  • Card stock
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Clothes pins
  • Jute rope
  • Tea bags
  • Oven

I started by searching the internet for some simple fall images.

I searched for black and white sunflowers and hydrangeas. Once I found the images that I liked, I printed 2 of each. Prior to printing I changed my settings to 2 on each page so they would be the size I wanted.

I would recommend printing them on regular paper first, to ensure they are the right layout. I then went to word and created the word FALL in word art and then printed this as well. If I do this again I’ll make my letters pop more.

After I printed out what I wanted on my banner, I then cut everything to the appropriate size.

Now it’s time to tea stain the paper. Steep your tea as usual (boil water, add bags, cover). I used a container wide enough to fit my paper for steeping the tea. I then added my paper and opened up one of the bags and sprinkled the tea on each sheet. Be sure all of the sheets get saturated.

After each page was saturated with the tea I hung them up so the excess water would drip off. I only did this for about three or four minutes. Now set your oven for 375. Lay each sheet of paper on a cookie sheet and bake for around 5 to 10 minutes. Be sure to keep a good eye on them. Once the paper is dry then the process is complete.

Now measure where you want your banner to hang and cut your jute rope.

Clip each banner piece to the rope using your clothes pins.

Hydrangea Wreath

This was not my favorite project. What I envisioned was so much prettier than my outcome. Lol. I ended up taking it apart and redoing it.

My limelite hydrangea shrubs have been overflowing with hydrangeas! Now that I have the drying process down I decided to try my hangs at a wreath using them.

Items Needed:

  • Grapevine wreath
  • Floral wire
  • Glue gun
  • Dried Hydrangeas
  • Something to lay this on to catch the huge mess your about to make 🤣
  • Scissors
  • Floral filler

The amount of hydrangea you will need depends on the fullness you want on your wreath and if you want to fill the entire wreath or just one side of it. I think after I made the first one I realized I prefer wreaths with only one side full of flowers.

I always start by laying out how I want my wreath to look. Then move everything off the wreath and add your floral wire about 3-4 inches apart. Lay several stems on the wreath and twist the wire tight. Continue until you have it all filled in. I then use my glue gun and lift some of the flowers and glue them down.

Not the best picture, but even after I took the sunflowers out I didn’t like it.

I then took everything off of one side, added more hydrangeas, a few red flowers, the “hey y’all” wood words, and then a bow.

I’m still not sure I LOVE it, but it was super inexpensive so it will do for now.

Now, I need more hydrangeas to dry out so I can make a second one and get them on our double doors.

Olive Branch Topiary

I’m going to give you the basics for this, but for full instructions on the topiary click HERE and for full instructions on aging your terra cotta pots click HERE.

Items needed:

  • Terra cotta pots
  • 2 Olive branch stems 26″ per pot
  • Styrofoam Foam ball
  • Tacky glue
  • Moss
  • Kabob stick
  • Twine

Glue the ball down in the bottom of the pot. Stick the olive branch stems and the kabob stick into the center of the ball. I took mine back out and added glue to the hole and then placed them back in. Tie the kabob stick to the olive branch stems. Then add moss to the top or the pot.


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Decorate and More with Tip

Monthly Blog Hop- Dowel Rod

Happy August Everyone!!!

Where did summer go? I have no clue how it’s almost over. Anyone else feel like this? As much as I love fall decor…. I’m not ready to give up on summer just yet! What about y’all?

Who’s on the I’m sticking with summer until the end team and who’s team fall? I have a feeling I’ll be on the losing team with team summer 🤣!

➡️➡️Welcome to our Blog Hop Hosted by my sweet friend Terrie at Decorate and More with Tip.

⚠️Don’t forget to scroll to the end of this post and check out all of my amazing blogging friends projects!TO SHOP MY HOME and for great Fashion deals follow me HERE!!

For my project I set out to make a peg rail shelf for my shiplap wall. I accidentally picked up the wrong size wood for the rail 💁🏻‍♀️, so I ended up just making a peg rail. I still love it and it was very easy to make, BUT I’ll for sure be adding an additional piece of wood and shelf to it soon. 

Save now, read later!!!!

Items Need:

  • 1” dowel rod 6ft long (the length you need with be determination by how many pegs you are adding)
  • 1×3 8ft board
  • Wood glue
  • Sand paper ~120’grit
  • Nail gun with finishing nails (or hammer and nails if your don’t have a nail gun)
  • Drill
  • 1” Paddle bit for drill (to make 1” holes on rail)
  • Paint
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure


  • Dowel rod 17- 4” pegs (for 5” apart spacing)
  • 1×3 7’


Make all of you cuts as listed above. For my peg rail I’m using a 1” dowel rod and cut 4” pegs that will be 5” apart.

I used the miter saw to make the cuts, but be really careful since they are short cuts and they tend to roll while you are trying to cut! We don’t need anyone losing a finger!!!


Use your sand paper or sanding pad and sand your board and pegs


Find center of peg of your board. Mine is 84” long so center is 42” (I like simple number and none of that… 3 lines past 42 🤣)Mark the center of your board at 42” and 1 1/2” down.

I didn’t center my pegs in the middle of the board just in case I want to come back in later and add a small shelf above my rail.Once you find the middle of your board go left of center and then right of center marking all of your spots where the pegs will go.


Use your paddle bit and drill and make all of the holes on your board for your pegs using your marks.Sand the edges of each hole.Add your pegs to each hole. You can use your wood glue for this. We actually didn’t use any glue because they fit pretty tight and don’t have plans to have anything heavy on the pegs. Also, your paint will help hold them in place.Now paint you board and pegs.


Hang your peg rail. We used our nail gun for this but you could just use a hammer and nails.>>>> If you want to add a shelf over your peg rail (which I plan to do soon) instead of a 1×3 board for the rail use a 1 x 4 and then for your shelf use a 1×6 cut at 7’1″ (overhang 1/2” on each end).Isn’t it super cute? And it was so easy!!!

Don’t forget to keep scrolling for more inspiration!

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Aged Terra Cotta Pots

I have seen so many gorgeous aged terra cotta pots all over Instagram and Pinterest,  I figure it’s time to give it a try.


I mean who has the time to let them naturally age? Wonder how long that even takes?

I have done 3 different variations of the aged pots.

The process is a bit messy (which is great since I’m super good at messy!)!

Let me know which one y’all like the best!


  • Terra cotta pots
  • Pre-mixed concrete patch
  • Sanding pad
  • Grey or black paint
  • Baking soda
  • Clear spray on sealer
  • Gloves



This option has the most steps, but is my favorite look!

✔️I started by spreading the concrete patch mix on the pot. This gives your pot a nice texture.

You could also use a joint compound or Spackle, but I’m not sure you would have the same texture in the end. I mainly used the concrete patch because I had some left over. 

Spread it on (wear your gloves or you may have some messy hands) and let it dry. Be sure not to leave it too globed or your going to have to work a little harder at sanding!

✔️After it dries use a piece of sand paper and smooth down your raised areas.

✔️Use some outdoor paint (grey or black or really any color you prefer) and lightly paint here and there on the pot.

Let dry

✔️Mix baking soda and water. I don’t really think that the mixing ratio is super important because the baking soda will settle at the bottom and you will use this part to spread on the pots.

I tried dipping the pot in the mixture, but it worked best when I grabbed some of the wet baking soda and rubbed it on the pot. USE GLOVES because it can burn your skin.

Let dry

After it dries use your hands and rub off any excess baking soda. It will flake right off. I also rubbed off any that ran inside of the pot.

✔️Spray with a clear sealer


You will do all of the above steps, but omit the paint!

Concrete patch, dry, sand.

Baking soda, dry, wipe off

Spray with clear coat.


For this look leave off the concrete patch AND the paint.

Baking soda, dry, wipe off

Spray with clear coat.


Which one is your fave of the 3?


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Wood Window refresh with succulent antiqued prints!

Welcome to our monthly thrift store challenge hosted by Emily at Le Cultivateur and Tara at stilettos and shiplap .

Hello sweet friends and happy March! Spring is officially here (although it’s decided to stay kind of cool around here) and with that there have been several projects going on over at the Robertson’s! I decided to try to give my wood window an easy refresh.

My idea sounds easy enough, but I never know how things will turn out until I try them.

I purchased this wood window a few years ago at a local thrift store. So not many supplies were needed to spruce it up.

Supplies needed:

  • Card stock paper
  • Tea
  • Cookie sheet for baking your paper in the oven
  • Succulent print
  • Glue gun
  • Tacky glue
  • Scissors

I have tea stained paper in the past, but this time I did it a little different. The last time I stained the paper first and then fed it through the printer. This time I did the opposite and printed first and then tea stained. Click HERE for the full tea staining process.

I found some free succulent prints by searching google. You can click HERE for the ones I used. I am in no way affiliated with this blog, but I loved these prints and FREE = 🙌🏽

I printed them on card stock paper and did some in black and white and the rest in color. I then tea stained my paper.

The black and white ones turned out perfect, but the ones in color bled really bad. I let the black and white ones sit for a couple of days before printing and I used the color ones immediately after printing so this could have been the problem. Next time I’ll let the color ones sit for a few days before I stain and see.

After tea staining the paper and baking them (click HERE for full process), I laid the pages out how I want my succulents arranged.

At this point I realized my papers are shorter than my window panes….. No problem! I just cut a little off of my extra papers and used tacky glue to adhere them.

I then laid my papers on the window pane and glued them in place with my blue gun.

You could for sure use tape if you choose, but I didn’t want to chance them not sticking.

After my prints were secure I gave my window a new coat of sea glass milk paint. This is the same paint I used on my Buffett table redo. Click HERE to check it out!!


I absolutely love how it turned out and it was super simple!

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Hello Friends and Happy March 🌸

Easter is right around the corner and in preparation we we’re challenged to do something creative with Easter Eggs.

Our monthly challenges are hosted by Terrie at Decorate and More with Tip. Don’t forget to scroll to the end of this post and check out all of my amazing blogging friends projects!

If you are coming here from Jessica’s page, thank you! 

I love Jessica’s primitive speckled eggs. Her blog and IG pages are full of fabulous vintage touches.

In typical Danya style I waited until the last minute 🤦🏻‍♀️! Since I added the extra challenge of limited time, I decided to make a small and inexpensive Easter wreath.

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Items used:

  • Wreath from Dollar General ($1)
  • Plastic Eggs from Dollar General ($2)
  • Glue gun
  • Floral wire
  • Flowers from Walmart ($1 a bundle x 2 per wreath)
  • Paint (~$4)
  • Scissors

I started by spray painting my eggs. You could use them as purchased, but I wanted white and I kept the blush colored ones as is.

I then took apart my mixed berry bundle and my flower bundle and tucked them into place. I secured them with the wire and then added the flowers.

After my eggs were dry I used the glue gun and glued a few eggs in place.

Simple as that!! For around $14 I was able to make 2 wreaths.

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I can’t wait to see how your projects turn out 🥳. Be sure to tag me so I don’t miss it.

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Yea y’all read that right! I am going to makeover our doggie room!

When we built our house we had an area that was supposed to be a small closet, but after looking closer at our plans we realized this would be a great dog room!

One thing with building a home is ensuring you make good use of all of your space. I mean what’s the point of an area of your home that is just empty space?

Below is the original layout of the downstairs. The area in blue would have just been empty space. In front of that empty space was to be a small closet. We decided to get rid of the empty and dedicate the entire area to a room for the dogs. This was actually a perfect plan because the dog kennels fit great under the stairs.

When you walk in the room you go straight back and then to the left is the spot under the stairs. The ceiling in the back of the room is around 5 ft tall and the area under the stairs maybe 3 ft.

Before makeover.

Items used:

  • Left over peel and stick wallpaper from Roommates. It is a white faux brick.
  • Antique frames from Goodwill
  • Chalk paint
  • Sanding paper
  • Pictures of each dog
  • And a new doggy bed
  • Typed up doggy quote on regular printer paper

If you follow me on IG then you know I have a slight addiction to vintage goodwill frames 😭. I had 5- 8×10 frames that were perfect to use for the doggie pictures and then 3 small antique prints that I love and wasn’t sure what to do with.

CLEANING and APPLYING PEEL AND STICK: I started by getting everything cleaned out of the room and then wiped down the walls. I then applied this peel and stick wallpaper from Roomates. I only did the back wall so it didn’t take much! Peel and stick is super easy to apply.


I sent the photos to the photo lab to be developed and then started on my frames. I took the frames apart, cleaned them, and then painted them with a white chalk paint. I applied 2 coats and then sanded down the areas that I wanted the gold to show through.

QUOTE FROM THE DOGS: I typed up a corny little saying from the pups and printed it off and added it to a 11×13 frame.

PUTTING IT TOGETHER: Now to get all of their doggy portraits and the vintage prints hung. Then we just added the new doggy bed and an large indoor/ outdoor rug that can be thrown in the washer.

There ya go!!! Adorable doggie decor!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

I can’t wait to see how your projects turn out 🥳. Be sure to tag me so I don’t miss it.

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DIY Chalk Board

Large DIY Chalk Board for less than $20!!

Ready to save some money and make a DIY chalk board?

Super easy and inexpensive! Once again this diy was inspired by Natalie @vintageporch

Items needed:

  • Picture frame
  • Spray on Chalk paint for the board
  • Chalk paint for the frame
  • Paint brush
  • Chalk
  • Optional items: sand paper, wax for antiquing frame

Chalk Board Frame

For my frame I picked up this huge print from Goodwill for <$10. I wanted a really large chalk board for the hallway leading to the kitchen so this was a steal! Also you do not need the frames glass for this, so using one without the glass will work also.

I then took the frame apart and cleaned it. Depending on the color you want at this point you may want to do some sanding. I usually will look at the color of my frame to decide.

If my frame is dark and I’m painting it white, it I want to be able to distress it and have the dark color come through I will leave the frame alone at this point.

For me with distressing you just need to decide on frame color and what color you want to come through your paint.

For my frame I wanted the gold-ish color (see below) to peek through so no pre-sanding this time.

Chalk paint is great because no sanding or stripping required. Also if you want to lighten the paint you can simply wipe it with a wet cloth to get the desired effect. See above how the border of the frame has the original color showing. You can do this until you seal it.

So get to painting. I applied 2 coats of rustoleum clean linen chalk paint. For this project I diluted the paint 1:1 with water. After the paint was try I sanded the edges where I wanted to be able to see the gold and then used the wet cloth to “age” other places.

Once you have your desired look you then seal it. There are several options for this. I will sometimes use rustoleum matte finish or you can use hemp oil. I used a silk polyurethane for this (just bc it was the closest to me at the time, lol).

Chalk Board

For the chalk board I used the backing of my picture frame. Wow! How simple is that?!?! Easy Peasy!

Turn over the backing of your frame and get to painting it.

I prefer the chalk board spray paint for this. Start at or corner and go from side to side. Apply 2 coats.

Putting it Together

Now just put your frame together and season your board.

To season it turn your chalk on its side and cover the board in chalk. Then wipe it off with dry cloth. I did have an issue at first with lines being made on the board, but I figured out it was my chalk.

Hope this has been helpful! I can’t wait to see your boards 😍. Tag me on IG or FB ❤️.

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DIY Drop Cloth Curtains

DIY Drop Cloth Curtains

Hello Friends!

Who all has seen the beautiful drop cloth curtains all over pinterest and instagram? I was seeing them all over the place for months and then decided to give it a try.

Initially when we built our house we put 2” faux wood blinds up in all of the bedrooms and on all of the windows on front of the house downstairs.

I love being able to see out without having to look though blinds, but we also wanted some privacy at night. I’ve looked and looked for different window treatment options, but you want the truth? I am CHEAP! Lol.

Don’t get me wrong I LOVE nice things, but if I can save money then I’m going to atleast attempt to DIY it!

Bringing us to the DIY drop cloth curtains….

They are 100% no sew…. like so much so that there isn’t even adhesive strips involved.

Items needed:

  • Drop cloth curtains
  • Curtain Rods
  • Café Hooks
  • Tape measure
  • Ladder
  • Assistant if possible

** For a lighter look and softer texture you will need to bleach your drop cloths. Click here to see how >> BLEACHING YOUR DROP CLOTHS **


First you need to measure what size drop clothes you will need.

LENGTH: Measure from the top of your curtain rod to the floor and the add enough material for your overhang. This is all going to depend on the look you are going for. Below are a couple of different options. Also, where you want to install your curtain rod will need to be decided before you measure. Just don’t short yourself on material. It’s better to have more material than less.

CURTAIN ROD: Make sure you like the look of your rod since it will not be hidden. I love the oil rubbed bronze or black, but this is all according to your style and preference. We raised our curtain rod 7″ above the trim. This will give the appearance of taller ceilings, which is what I wanted to do. We have a 2 story house currently so our walls are shorter than our old house.


When I hung my first set of curtains I had a shorter overhang and stopped the curtains a couple of inches before the floor.

Another way to hang them is with more overhang and with a couple of inches on the floor. Like this..

Either way looks good, but honestly I prefer more overhang and the gathered look on the floor like in picture 2.

Another option is how I hung them over the kitchen sink. For these I did have to use adhesive tape.

I cut off the drop cloth to the length I wanted, used adhesive tape on the ends for a cleaner look and then had a short overhang. See below…


Once you decide on the amount of overhang you want then it’s time to hang them. I like the seam showing as you can see on the close up below, therefor I fold them where this is on the front.

Simply fold them over and clip them to your hooks.

You can create a more pleated look by doing a little fold over. Click here to see a video on this.

That’s is it!!! Told you it was crazy easy. Lol.

Thanks for stopping by!! I can’t wait to see how your projects turn out 🥳. Don’t forget to tag me so I don’t miss it.

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