Fall Porch Decor with DIY Wreath

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The weather has finally turned here in Lancaster and it is certainly feeling like Fall….I’m actually wrapped in a blanket typing this!!  With the changing weather, I was motivated to begin transitioning our home to Fall.   My first step was to make a new Fall wreath.  The last few years, I had used the [...]

Folding Chair Makeovers on Hometalk

Folding Chair Makeovers - Puddy's House on Hometalk

Have you heard of Hometalk?  Hometalk is full of home and garden inspiration….it’s ok, go look if you haven’t already browsed there, just be sure to come back ;)  It is a great place to find some inspiration, but also to ask questions and get some answers and suggestions of what to do or how to do [...]

Chalk Paint Chair Makeover

Makeover an old thrift shop chair into a new pretty seat

I had found this lovely little chair at a local thrift shop earlier this summer.  I know the seat was ripped and a few worn spots in the frame, but there was nothing else wrong with this chair, it was a solid seat. First thing I did was remove the upholstered seat, which was just [...]

Fresh New Wall Art – Wallternatives Decals

Wallternatives  - framed decals on painted luan

This is a sponsored collaboration post with Wallternatives. I only advocate products or services I personally use or believe will be good for my readers. I’m always looking for ways to create my own wall art, because buying wall art is just really expensive!  Our house tends to have less wall hangings than most.  One reason [...]

A Tour through Blogland at Puddy’s House

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Happy Monday!  I’ve seen many tours through Blogland posted lately, and when Amy at Always Never Done asked me to participate, I jumped at the chance! Amy and I have basically been on this blogging journey together, ever since we went to our first Haven Conference and got the bug to change from just DIYers [...]

Chalk Paint Dresser Makeover

1-Chalk Paint Dresser Makeover

Bob and I just returned from a great week of vacation!  We spent part of the week at the beach and part at home and it was just wonderful to have a slower pace for a while.  I really did enjoy it.  Today was back to reality and work though!! I finished this dresser up [...]

Celebrating Year Two

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Today marks my second blogging anniversary!  Sometimes I can’t believe how fast time goes, and then sometimes I feel like I’ve been blogging forever.  I feel that way when I think how far I’ve come since I wrote my first post.  The fun part is to look back on it all.   I enjoy having my [...]

Two Tray Makeovers

Tray makeover -  tray after valspar spring green paint

I had these two trays and they both desperately needed a makeover.  The white tray was an old  yard sale find that I had previously spray painted white, but that was back when we had a wooden coffee table in the living room.  With the new living room furniture the white tray didn’t really look pretty [...]

Haven 2014

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If you have been reading Puddy’s House for a while, you know that my blog was created after attending the Haven Conference in 2012. Haven is like the mecca for DIY bloggers.  I had to go back in 2013, and of course returned again this year.  The conference is held for 3 days in Atlanta, [...]

DIY Plant Stand Makeover

DIY Plant Stand Makeover - After 2 coats of Annie Sloan Cream

I had this little plant stand around the house, and while we used it many places before it wasn’t in use anymore, so I decided to give it a makeover. When we first moved into our house, Bob had this plant stand and it was unfinished.  I had the great idea to stain it, but [...]