Entries Tagged as 'DIY Project'

Vintage Cabinet Door Turned Simple Sign


May 15, 2014

Upcycled DIY Sign

TGIF!  I’m wrapping up another busy week with a quick DIY project that anyone can do at home.  I want to inspire you to look for ways to repurpose the old, especially with all of the estate liquidations we have on the calendar next week!  There will be 3 opportunities for you to come and dig for treasure at homes in the San Francisco Bay Area!

I’m always finding fun scraps of wood and odds and ends at my estate projects.  Typically I talk buyers into making things out of them but for once I brought a piece home with me to tackle a do-it-yourself project of my own! Continue Reading »

Spring Burlap Rosette Tutorial


Mar 30, 2014

Spring DIY Burlap Rosettes

As promised, I am sharing a quick DIY (do-it-yourself) tutorial on how to make spring burlap rosettes.  I originally shared these on Friday as an alternative to the eggs in my simple spring centerpiece.

Jennalynn helped put them together so I could take photos of the process, I hope you try this easy craft this spring!  Wouldn’t they be cute on a little wire so they could fill a vase? Continue Reading »

Simple Spring Centerpiece


Mar 28, 2014

Simple Spring Centerpiece

Today’s post is dedicated to my sister Ashlie, she is always asking for easy centerpiece ideas and I have failed to deliver until now!

I recently bought a new dining room table and I wanted to create something simple for spring to help it stand out.  I was inspired by this cute rustic tray that I found at HomeGoods for $14.99.  I was originally going to fill it with items from my spring decor bin but Jennaylnn (my assistant) said she would help me come up with something fresh and fun. Continue Reading »

Paint Makes Perfect


Mar 7, 2014

Without an estate sale this week I’ve had some extra time to finish a few lingering projects around the house.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve still be really busy with my organizing clients.  It’s just that each estate sale brings in hundreds of emails and dozens of calls that I usually have to tend to until the wee hours of the night.

On Wednesday I shared my updated “Thumb” sign and received great feedback, especially from those of you who are from my beloved “Thumb” of Michigan! Today’s reveal is another painted project, a cute hutch that almost became homeless after one of our January estate sales.

Gray Dining Hutch DIY Makeover

This piece was hiding in a shed at our San Carlos sale but I kept my eye on it.  I priced it at $195 hoping to sell it for $140 but I didn’t…get…one…bite!  I was shocked!  I loved so many things about it when I first laid eyes on it!  Can you blame me?  The low profile, cute shelves, antique hinges, and cute doors deserved a second chance!

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A Happy Reminder That I’m From “The Thumb”


Mar 5, 2014

My DIY Thumb Sign

I’ve lived in California for a little over 4 years and I am noticing that I’m slowly becoming a west coast girl.  I mean, my fridge is full of kale, we own a hybrid, I recycle just about everything and my dog has a carseat.  It’s getting to be a little much!

When I saw this sign at the Alameda Antique Show I knew it would be a happy reminder of my roots. If you are a Michigander you will know exactly why I love it! When you are from Michigan and someones asks you where you are from you hold your hand and point. I’m from the “thumb” where everyone knows everyone.

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8 Weeks to Home Organization Bliss: Week 6 – Living Rooms


Feb 10, 2014

Kuzak's Closet 8 Weeks to Home Organization Bliss! Living Rooms

It is truly amazing how living rooms have a tendency to look cluttered when just a few items are out of place. Shoes stuck under the couch, an overflowing book shelf, stacks of magazines on a table, that excessive number of remote controls – all can transform your comfortable living room into a mound of stress. In most living rooms a few organizing tweaks can save you time, energy and stress.

With this week’s tips, tricks and before & after pictures I hope you will be inspired to have a comfortable living room. If not, I encourage you to comment below with some questions or frustrations. If you have success I want to hear about that too! Check out the previous posts for 8 Weeks to Home Organization Bliss! including: Week 1 – Kitchen & Pantry, Week 2 – Kid’s Rooms & Playrooms, Week 3 – Closets, Week 4 – Bathrooms and Week 5 – Garage.

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DIY Plate Wall Tutorial


Jan 31, 2014

DIY Plate Wall Tutorial

Thank you all for the kind comments on last week’s happy kitchen post!  As promised, today I am sharing the secrets behind my fabulous painted plate wall.

I’ll admit that the idea for this project didn’t jump out at me right away.  It was my assistant Taylor that suggested that these spic-and-span trays from 60s could be transformed into something great.  I decided to save them from going to Goodwill and racked my brain for ideas.

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