Stripping Multiple Layers of Paint

Stripping door

Here at Chaotically Creative, I blog about my 100 year old home and Lesley blogs about projects within her new home.  In this multi part series, I will be sharing some challenges that are unique to old houses. So here we go… Old House Issues: Stripping Multiple Layers of Paint. The plan was to do […]

Simple Plumbing Repair

Plumbing supplies

Plumbing is scary to me. It is intimidating and causes anxiety.  Unleashed water in a house can cause a ton of damage. In this post, I go through the steps to determine if this is a simple plumbing repair that I can tackle myself. The last repair I tried to do was a disaster! Our […]

Dollar Tree Summer Fun

Dollar Tree Summer Fun New 2

“This post is part of a campaign with The Blueprint Social™ and Dollar Tree, but all my opinions are my own.  “Oh my goodness Miss Scarlet” there are some awesome items coming soon to the Dollar Tree! So get ready for some Dollar Tree Summer Fun! Beginning April 21 at 8:00 AM* (*excludes mall stores), Dollar Tree will have a brand-new collection of Summer Fun products available. Quantities are limited, so […]

Gro-ables Planting Made Easy

Planting with Groables

This post brought to you by Gro-ables. All opinions are 100% mine. When I said, “Gro-ables made planting easy” I meant it. In fact these new pods from  Gro-ables are so simple to plant and grow even a pre-schooler can do it. I thought they would help turn my black thumb green but who would have […]

Pet Organization Station


We have several pets in our family. 3 to be exact. Two cats and one dog. The dog was a gift to Gavin and he has taken on 95% of the responsibility. He’s done an amazing job taking care of Cooper but we had one problem. Cooper’s stuff was everywhere and it was getting in […]

Grey Paint Colors: In Real Life

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Don’t worry I’m leaving all “50 Shades of Grey” puns and references at the door. To be honest I’ve never even read the book or know much about it. But what I know… what I really know deep down in my heart is that I love all shades of grey! (no seriously that’s not a […]

Doggy Placemat Upcycle

Recovering a Doggy placemat

This was the spot. Yep, the dog spot. It’s where his dishes go and where we feed him but I really don’t like his stuff being there. Here’s why… When he’s eating he blocks off the walkway in to the kitchen and he’s pretty much right under my feet.  Plus I have this whole thing […]

The Litter Genie


“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Litter Genie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #petparents http://my­” Have you discovered the Litter Genie?  When I heard about it, I headed to my local Target Store to check it out. I spied it right way in the pet section and added it to the list of items that help create the calm. It is the perfect solution for several of our issues […]

Springing Forward While Lagging Behind


Here in East Tennessee, the month of March means two things to me. The time change and time for spring gardening activities to began. Just to let you know, I am springing forward while lagging behind! That is THE challenge when you are a seasonal gardener and working on home improvements simultaneously. Do any of […]

Easy Spring Banner

easy spring banner

I have to start by saying stomach viruses are bad… very bad. It’s one of the only things that can take me out completely! After several days of nursing Jude’s stomach virus I seemed to have caught it. As you can imagine I haven’t accomplished much at all, other than cleaning up vomit and sanitizing […]

Faux Seedling Pot Tutorial


  Making a Spring tree is so simple! Seriously it’s as easy as getting some branches and sticking them in a pot. But how do you decorate it without breaking the bank? Shop the dollar stores, dollar sections at your favorite stores and sales.  Several years ago I picked up all of these materials and […]

Easy Tab Top Curtain Panels

2 step burlap tab top drapes

I love these curtains from World Market but when I hung my rods on the decorative window molding there was a bit of a problem. A problem that I solved with these easy tab top curtain panels. First the curtains did not slide easily. At All!!! I had to stand on my toes and push […]