• Fall Home Tour - Outdoors
  • Knock Off DIY Projects
    Knock Off Projects (World Market, Pottery Barn & more!)
  • The Impact of Wainscoting
  • A $25 Goodwill Upcycle
  • Holiday Home Tour SnazzyLittlethings.com
    Holiday Home Tour
  • A Chair Reupholstery Tutorial (For First Timers!)
  • Seasonal & Holiday Crafts
  • A Budget Stenciled Backsplash (Under $150)
  • Stencil Tutorial and My Closet Makeover
  • How to Paint Leather Furniture
  • My First Chalk Paint Project
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A Giveaway + Website Changes

*** Some very exciting things are happening on the website this week and you may have noticed a few changes in the layout, so I'm kicking things off with a "Top Fan" giveaway -- a handpainted, "Antlers" 20x20 inch linen pillow cover. To win, be sure to follow me on my Facebook page as well as Instagram! Winner will be announced November 25th! Above: A linen 20"x 20" pillow cover -- "Antlers" handpainted by me!  *** Thanksgiving Printables:  More Thanksgiving printables are on the blog as well, so don't forget to check to see what free art you can display during the Thanksgiving holiday. Christmas!  Is right around the corner! I reorganized the website so it is much easier to find all of my holiday projects.  Be sure to visit "Holidays & Occasions" on the menu, and find "Christmas" for free printables and holiday-inspired tutorials! *** Site Changes - Your Feedback is Welcome! --> A behind-the-scenes, not often talked about DIY project is the constant learning curve I am … More...

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Free Printable: “HARVEST” bunting

 *** A FREE printable banner for your Thanksgiving or holiday gathering. To see all of my free printables, click here.  Easy instructions:   Print each banner.  Fold.  Place string in the fold.  Glue or tape to secure. Other Ideas: You can also print on colored paper, or decoupage onto wood for a more substantial banner […]

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Free Printable: “BLESSINGS” Bunting

A FREE printable banner for your Thanksgiving or holiday gathering. To see all of my free printables, click here.  Easy instructions:   Print each banner.  Fold.  Place string in the fold.  Glue or tape to secure. Other Ideas: You can also print on colored paper, or decoupage onto wood for a more substantial banner that […]

DIY Workshop Chalkboard Art

A lost art…lettering by hand

  *** Start your FREE SUBSCRIPTION to have my DIY tutorials and freebies delivered right in your inbox, click here to subscribe.   *** As a kid, I loved to doodle. I often found myself imitating the Pink Floyd lettering on my folders while in high school. Sometimes my creations would become more formal and […]

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Knock Off Holidays: Pottery Barn Advent Calendar

*** Start your FREE subscription to have my DIY tutorials and freebies delivered right in your inbox, click here to subscribe. *** #RockYourKnockOff is a blog tour created by a group of my friends, and if you missed our previous tour, be sure to visit. We get such a kick out imitating catalog inspired knock offs at […]

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Free Printable: “Small Cheer Great Welcome”

Another free printable, great for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and for the rest of the holiday season. A quote by William Shakespeare (To see all of my free printables, click here.) Small Cheer Printable Keep checking back. More printables to come!

Knock Off DIY Projects

Knock Off Holidays: Traveler Letters (World Market inspired)

So here is the easiest tutorial ever – how to create your own DIY Traveler Letters, inspired by World Market! I love knock offs so much, that I joined a group of bloggers on a knock off tour.  Be sure to see my Pottery Barn Advent calendar, my Oriental Trading Company Popsicle stick ornaments, or my […]

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Free Printable: “GATHER” Bunting

A FREE printable banner for your Thanksgiving or holiday gathering. To see all of my free printables, click here.  Easy instructions:   Print each banner.  Fold.  Place string in the fold.  Glue or tape to secure. Other Ideas: You can also print on colored paper, or decoupage onto wood for a more substantial banner that […]

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Image Transfers Made Simple – Part 1

*** This post is “Part 1″ in my “Image Transfers Made Simple” series. A video tutorial was recorded November 16, 2014. (Available for subscribers).        Coming November 30th – Part II in the series “Enlarging Images Using Projectors & Tile Printing” Part I: Creating Your Own Transfer Paper (No Special Equipment Needed) One of […]

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Our year of improving our home…on an extreme budget!

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DIY: Industrial Lighting Upgrade Over the Mantel

This post is sponsored by National Builder Supply and my opinions are my own. I was compensated with product from Kichler Lighting.   Above: My new Kichler Braelyn Pendants, from National Builder Supply. We LOVE them! I would have never guessed that ten years after building my beloved home that I would be so nitpicky over it’s […]

DIY: Phase II Kitchen Remodel

DIY: Kitchen Upgrade Project

Latest update as of August 29th: We successfully replaced wood doors with glass, added decorative trim on the cabinet doors, and added molding at the top and bottom. We’re experimenting with wood embellishments for the sink area too. Up next, install faux leaded glass…and choose a NEW paint color! What it once looked like when […]

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DIY: Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation (Kitchen)

My kitchen when I first moved in back in 2005: I added a wallpaper backsplash that year…I had NO budget for improvements (yet). My lovely junk collector island that we later leveled and added IKEA butcher block. Our “first” after picture below…this is after investing only $1600…(we are now continuing our upgrades…see Kitchen Project Phase […]

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DIY: Ikea Butcher Block Countertops

See entire kitchen transformation on HGTV.com’s “Rate My Space”! Total island remodel project cost = $470 Before I post my own tutorial, I recommend you take a look at This Old House Butcher Block Countertop Installation for a great step-by-step instructional. Why reinvent the wheel, right? Always on an extreme budget, I seriously wanted to […]

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Transforming our Foyer

  Once my foyer had white walls, white vinyl floors, no molding or trim, no wainscoting, no curtains…and was a blinding sea of builders’ grade materials. This is the result of our remodeling efforts since 2012. Click links to witness each tutorial: painted black door, painted balusters and railings, new faux wainscoting, frieze molding at the […]

DIY: Closet Turned Dressing Room

DIY: Glam Closet Makeover

I was compensated with a free stencil for this review. All opinions expressed are my own. I’m so proud to be the FIRST to review the “Teardrop Trellis” Stencil from Royal Design Studio. I used this gorgeous stencil in my tiny closet that was waay too small for two, so I transformed into a additional […]

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Black Painted Front Door + Lessons Learned

You remember my Purple Rain inspired front door, right? Here it is, before: and…after:  

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Kitchen Island DIY: Ikea Butcher Block

Total project cost = $470 (This includes two 96” x 25” Ikea butcher block countertops, Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations paint kit, cardboard from JoAnn Fabrics for template, electrical supplies from Lowe’s for rewiring) Island (before): Here it is, the junk collector island (before the Rust-o-leum Cabinet refinish) So far, every professional I consulted about my keyword=BUDGET kitchen remodel […]

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Transforming our Foyer

  Once my foyer had white walls, white vinyl floors, no molding or trim, no wainscoting, no curtains…and was a blinding sea of builders’ grade materials. This is the result of our remodeling efforts since 2012. Click links to witness each tutorial: painted black door, painted balusters and railings, new faux wainscoting, frieze molding at the […]

DIY: Closet Turned Dressing Room

DIY: Glam Closet Makeover

I was compensated with a free stencil for this review. All opinions expressed are my own. I’m so proud to be the FIRST to review the “Teardrop Trellis” Stencil from Royal Design Studio. I used this gorgeous stencil in my tiny closet that was waay too small for two, so I transformed into a additional […]

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Home Tour: Floor Plan

Click here for the interactive floorplan on the builder’s site…or you can view my version below. {Click Image to Enlarge} It all began in 2004 with a marketing brochure from a home I toured.  I was living in a 900 square foot home, with two small kids and not much space to work with. I fell […]

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Exterior, Front Porch

  Welcome!   Here is my front porch in the summer of 2013. I had just painted the front door.  And I was just about to hire contractors to stamp the concrete. A little embellishment to my wreath, inspiration found at Down To Earth Style. The pretty wood frame was from Michael’s and the boxwood wreath from […]

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