DIY Spray Painted Lamp Shade

DIY Spray Painted Lamp Shade

Share the Love…DIY Spray Painted Lamp Shade: Hey friends! It’s Wednesday…Hump Day! How’s your week going? I’ve been busy this week sorting through lots of clutter around my house.  You know that “stuff” that fills your mental space just as much as it fills your physical space. I appreciate all of you who commented, encouraged, and joined in on my facebook and Instagram post about my clutter.  We can all do better and I love the accountablity. So with that {Read More}

Paris Grey Buffet Table

Paris Grey Buffet Table-Antiqued-Distressed-Finish-Title

Share the Love…  There are times when I paint a piece of furniture and it turns out exactly as I had envisioned it would in my head, many times it does not.  This Paris Grey buffet table DID! That is the beauty of painting furniture.  It really is an art form and as much as I would like to say I get the same precise results every time I paint would be a lie.  So when I show you a {Read More}

30 Summer DIY Projects

30 Summer Diy Projects

Share the Love…  We have been experiencing some crazy weather that has lots of us thinking it’s Fall instead of the middle of Summer! Don’t worry, I’m certain we still have those dog days of summer coming. We have been in full project mode around here for weeks.  Not the kind where I have pretty pictures to show but the get it done kind of projects.  Hubby added a new set of stairs to the deck, we painted the wood {Read More}

Haven Conference Recap

Haven Conference-Blogging Friends

Share the Love…Haven Conference Recap: Last Thursday I headed out to Atlanta to spend 3 days filling my brain with blogging knowledge and my heart with wonderful friends at Haven Conference.  In case you don’t know, Haven is a place for DIY bloggers to meet up, share laughs and real life stories all while doing DIY projects, talking home decor and learning how to become better bloggers. It is a jam packed 3 days. I want to send a super {Read More}

Salted Caramel Crunch Milkshake

Salted Caramel Crunch Milkshake

Share the Love… What caught your eye first…salted? caramel? crunch? or was it milkshake? OH, it was the thought of them all in one place, yea, me too! This Salted Caramel Crunch Milkshake is the perfect summer beverage! If you are here from Our Southern Home…Welcome, I am so happy to have you! I don’t know what it is about summertime and ice cream that go together so well but it just does.  I’m sure it has something to do {Read More}

Coffee Table Makeover

Coffe Table Makeover-Before and After

Share the Love… I posted a picture on Instagram about 8 weeks ago asking for input on what color I should paint my coffee table and there were lots of great answers.  In the end I went with my gut (and also the color recommended by many of you) and the coffee table makeover is complete! I think it turned out so great! I have had this table for at least 10 years.  I bought it at a small furniture {Read More}

Nautical Coasters

how to make Nautical Coasters

Share the Love… Have you done any crafting this summer?  Any summer home decor?  I don’t go over the top for seasonal decorating but I like to incorporate a few things.  Usually that consist of adding some shells that I have collected on our beach vacations. I think I have mentioned before how much I love collecting shells.  I have done it since I was a little girl and I still find it hard to pass by shells and not {Read More}

July Fourth Neighborhood Parade

July 4th Neighborhood Parade

Share the Love…  I don’t know how it feels where you live but this week in the upstate of South Carolina it is SO hot!  The humidity is the real killer.  To top it off, my husband and I decided it was a great time to add new stairs to the deck as well as paint the shed/wood shop!  Who does that, right?? If you have been following on Instagram you can see the behind the scenes photos.  So while {Read More}

Ryobi Jet Fan Blower

Ryobi Jet Fan Blower-Easy for a Woman to use

Share the Love…**Thanks to Ryobi for giving me all of the awesome tools including the Ryobi Jet Fan Blower to try out! All opinions are mine and 100% true. Summer is in full swing and I love it.  We have already spent a week in Southern California going from Los Angeles to Disneyland to Santa Monica to Malibu and many places in between.  Then we spent last week on the coast of South Carolina at the beach.  We don’t usually {Read More}

Summer Guest Blogger {Simply Fresh Vintage}

Guest Blogger Simply Fresh VIntage

Share the Love…  I can’t wait for you to meet my friend Lani! She is the sweetest lady ever and she helps me so much with technical “stuff” about blogging, she is way smarter than I am! AND you are going to love her quilts.  I have never made a quilt but Lani makes me totally think I can.  So please welcome my summer guest blogger this week, Lani from Simply Fresh Vintage. Well hello y’all! I’m Lani From Simply {Read More}

Black and White Striped Bulletin Board

How to paint stripes-DIY black and white striped bulletin board

Share the Love…Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Glidden paint through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Glidden paint, all opinions are my own.   How many times have you started to look for a specific paint color, grabbed tons of samples, and took them home only to realize you have too many choices?  I’ve done it many times.  For this black and white striped bulletin board project my choices were made {Read More}

Sharpie Paint Marker Accent Wall Project

Sharpie Paint Marker-Kitchen Accent Wall

Share the Love…This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #PaintYourWay http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV   Sharpie Paint Marker Accent Wall Project: I have been wanting to add some detail to my kitchen wall but I really didn’t want to use a stencil.  I have had trouble in the past with paint bleeding through.  I also just wanted something simple. I started with a very simple {Read More}

Summer Guest Bloggers {Windgate Lane}

Guest Blogger Windgate Lane

Share the Love… So excited to have Bee here today sharing with all of you!! She has some super, awesome projects and she is the sweetest girl ever!  I can’t wait to see her again next month in Atlanta at Haven! Welcome my guest today, Bee! (DIY Bookshelves) What a great way to start my day with a fun guest post here At Home With the Barkers! About a year ago, I walked alone into my first blogging conference, sweating {Read More}

Summer Sunflower Wreath

Summer Sunflower Wreath-DIY

Share the Love…  Here in the south, outdoor living means lots of cook outs! Whether you’re having hot dogs, hamburgers, or low country boil a southern party always starts with a front door greeting! SO you better make sure that front door is welcoming. Today, along with some of my southern blogging friends, I’m sharing a summer sunflower wreath and some new porch lanterns. We are continuing our fun series: “Oh My Word, would you look at that… Outdoor Living” {Read More}

Topiary Pot Makeover

Topiary Pot Makeover-homemade chalk finish paint

Share the Love… I have been a lover of dark colors for many, many years but recently I have found myself swaying to the lighter side of things.  Although I will forever love brown leather, I am working on incorporating some light shades of cream, tans, and whites into my decor. This topiary pot makeover is just one of the small changes I have recently made as I move toward some lighter colors.  I thought it was best to start {Read More}