How to Cover Old Hardware Holes

Banish that old centered hardware! So easy to do! How to Cover Old Hardware Holes via RainonaTinRoof.com

Apparently, its hardware themed week here. On Monday, it was how to restore your hardware in five minutes and today its how to cover old hardware holes. I didn't realize that when I was flying by the stick of my broom planned out my posts. After my kitchen was featured in Better Homes & Gardens, there were a few new people who came over and asked how I covered the old hardware holes that were in the center of my cabinets. I've filled holes in furniture so many times now, I often forget I should actually tell you how I do it. I actually … [Read more...]

Improving My Coolness with Gifts (Bribery, perhaps?)

Gift Smart with Holiday Gifts

I thought headphones made their exit in 1999. I was wrong.  I vividly remember sitting in front of my aunt and uncle's entertainment center plugging in their ginormous headphones to jam to a little Time, Love, and Tenderness before Beverly Hills 90210 came on. That was the early 90's. I thought for sure headphones were replaced by ear buds as the new millennium emerged. I mean, we did think the world would end at midnight on December 31, 1999. Surely, headphones would be replaced by a sleeker alternative. Apparently, headphones have … [Read more...]

Tell Me What You Think, What You Really Really Think: Reader Survey + Giveaway

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Yes, the title was totally a reference to The Spice Girls Wannabe song. I'm certain I could hold an entire conversation in song lyrics if it didn't make me look like a complete dork. Ok y'all, here's the deal. I want to know what you think. I want you to let me have it - tell me what you hate, what you love, what you want to read more of, less of, tell me ANYTHING! Seriously, don't hold back. Well, I don't want to hear about that funky wart growing on your big toe, but other than that, fire away. I've created a survey that I would love … [Read more...]

How to Restore Hardware in 5 Minutes (No painting, no wax!)

AMAZING! How to Restore Hardware in 5 Minutes (No painting, no wax!) via RainonaTinRoof.com

I am kicking myself, y'all. Kicking myself.  I've spray painted and Rub 'N Buffed so many pulls and knobs over the years - I had no idea how to clean them. Don't get me wrong - there are sometimes when you want a bold colored knob, but sometimes I just want that hardware restored to its former glory. I had no clue how to restore hardware to its former glory though. Until a few weeks ago. First off, thank you to Jennifer from Dimples & Tangles for sharing this product when she cleaned up some silver trays. She's just awesome, … [Read more...]

Red, Green and Navy Christmas Home Tour: Part Two

Full of simple and cute ideas that anyone can do! Red, Green and Navy Christmas Home Tour via RainonaTinRoof.com

After telling you lies in round one of my Christmas home tour yesterday, I thought today I would tell you a story. If you are a regular here, you know I love stories and have lots of them. If you are new here and hopping over from Lindsay's place (she's the brainchild behind Blogger Stylin' Home Tours), The White Buffalo Styling Co., or from Just a Girl, welcome. I hope you like stories too. Be sure to visit everyone else in the Christmas home tours at the end of this post! Every Christmas, when its time to wrap gifts, I go downstairs. Where … [Read more...]

Red, Green, and Navy Christmas Home Tour Part 1 (This is the post where I lie to you.)

Easy and budget friendly ideas that anyone can do! Red, Green & Navy Christmas Home Tour with simple ideas... via RainonaTinRoof.com

This is the post when I'm supposed to lie to you. When I don't tell you that I went with red, green, and navy Christmas decorations because they worked so well with the decor in the rest of my house. When I'm supposed to act like I really cozy up in the adirondack chair outside.... When its 30 degrees out. Of course I do, don't you? Psssshhhh... And that I just leave Christmas presents on my porch. For anyone to just walk by and grab. And I'm not supposed to tell you about how I utterly failed at a new … [Read more...]

Clean that Disgustingly Gross Shower with One Single Tool

GROSS, but very interesting! Clean that Disgustingly Gross Shower with One Single Tool via RainonaTinRoof.com

Apparently, I have no shame. None. At. All. Because first I showed you just how dusty, dirty, and messy my house was and now I'm showing you just how disgusting Grunt Labor's shower is was. To be honest, we had both lost all hope for this shower. Since we moved into the beloved foreclosure, its always been in pretty rough shape. I have scrubbed it with every cleaner and scrub brush known to man and it would remove the surface gunk, but not much else. I thought it was just permanently gross. I was wrong.   It took one single tool to clean … [Read more...]

A Grammy Themed Christmas Tree for Lauren

If you love music, this is the tree for you!! A Grammy Themed Christmas Tree via RainonaTinRoof.com

I know what you are thinking. You are wondering why the girl who throws stuffed animals, barbies, G.I. Joes, glasses, and shoes on her Christmas tree is posting about a Grammy Themed Christmas tree - one that is color coordinated with not a stuffed animal in sight. A few months back, Dana & Nancy from Forest Home Media in Nashville contacted me. They wanted me to decorate a tree in the theme of a child's wish - a child that is braver than I ever could be, fighting for their life. Afterwards, the tree would be auctioned off and … [Read more...]

Raffle Ticket Christmas Card Holder (A Fun Spin)

Raffle Tickets!! Fun twist on your normal Christmas decor! Raffle Ticket Christmas Card Holder via RainonaTinRoof.com

When I was a kid, all the Christmas cards we received would be taped around a door frame, proudly displayed. I loved to look at them - especially the ones with photos (Those were the rich families - back in the 80's it was much more expensive to put Christmas cards on your photos). I do still love getting everyone's Christmas cards - with or without photos. I really love when we get Christmas cards from older relatives. You know they have that stockpile of Christmas cards that date back to 1954, and those are just the prettiest cards ever … [Read more...]

Vintage Storybook Garland

So sweet and simple to make! Vintage Storybook Garland via RainonaTinRoof.com

Favorite Things Giveaway Winners have been announced on the Giveaway Page! I am a sucker for old Christmas storybooks. Doesn't matter if they are barely bound together anymore, I buy them. They just have the best vintage-y Christmas colors and are so sweet. Last year, I made a vintage storybook garland to go around my tree with some of the pages from books that were falling apart. I didn't post about it because I didn't think it was a big deal. Then, when I did my Christmas tour last year and shared photos on Facebook recently, so … [Read more...]

Elf Hat Tree Topper (The easiest and cheapest tree topper you’ll ever make)

Would cost $1 or less to make!! Adorable! Elf Hat Tree Topper (The easiest and cheapest tree topper you'll ever make) via RainonaTinRoof.com

This is so easy to do, it almost feels wrong to post about it. But I've never let that stop me before. I have this cute little white Christmas tree that I picked up at Goodwill a few years back, but its top has always been naked - no tree topper. This year as I was adding sparkly blue ornaments to it (the only color coordinated Christmas tree you will find here), I spied the kid's birthday hat out of the corner of my eye. And it hit me. Well, the hat didn't actually hit me, but you know what I mean. Make an elf hat tree … [Read more...]

Mini Evergreen Wreath Place Card Holders from Paint Sticks (Call me a thief if you want.)

These are made with PAINT STICKS!! You could seriously make these with things you already have around your house and spend $0!!!! Evergreen Wreath Place Card Holders from Paint Sticks via RainonaTinRoof.com

If it makes you feel better to call me a thief because I used paint sticks to make these, go ahead. Lots of people called me a thief last year when I posted about making the larger versions of the paint stick evergreen wreaths. As you can see it didn't phase me a bit.  They do give these bad boys away at most home improvement stores. Even if you don't buy paint. Now, if you go and ask for 100 and buy zero paint, you probably won't get them. But, if you ask for 10 or so, I'm sure they will be happy to give you some. Especially … [Read more...]

7 Unusual but Meaningful Ornaments You Have Around the House

GREAT way to really make your Christmas tree special! 7 Unusual but Meaningful Ornaments You Have Around the House via RainonaTinRoof.com

If you were around here last year, you may remember that my Christmas tree is not what many would consider a "pretty" tree. I don't color coordinate. I don't have a whole lot of beautifully detailed ornaments. There aren't even many breakable ones on there. But it is filled with meaningful ornaments - some that aren't even supposed to be ornaments. And many are unusual. But so am I. So, when Rachel from Like a Saturday asked me to be part of her Christmas Traditions blog tour, I couldn't say yes fast enough - I love sharing our weird … [Read more...]

Why you should always put a donkey named Pancho on your Christmas cards…

Holiday Photo Cards via RainonaTinRoof.com

Two years ago, we put pictures of monkeys on our heads on our Christmas cards. Last year, we put the kid making a duck face on our cards. This year, we put Pancho on our Christmas cards. When Grunt Labor and I took our "Booze & No Baby Trip" in April, the first out-of-the-country trip sans child since she was born, we happened upon a donkey. Named Pancho. And at first, he was standing so still, I thought for sure he was dead and stuffed. I kid you not.  We paid $10 to have our photo made with Pancho. Because really, what is … [Read more...]

Vintage Radio turned Bar Cabinet

So cool! Awesome way to upcycle outdated pieces and that color! Gorgeous! Vintage Radio turned Bar Cabinet via RainonaTinRoof.com

Grunt Labor has a man cave. Did you know that? But really, its only been his man cave for the past three months or so. Prior to that, it was the dumping ground for yard sale items, the kid's toys, an outdated computer, and just crap in general. Said crap was moved elsewhere (a.k.a. shoved in the attic) and he is finally getting the room that he deserves. That he deserved a long time ago. His words to me were, "Just do your thing." when asked what he wanted done to the space. So I'm doing my thang.  Because I like to do my … [Read more...]

Power Tools 101: How to use a Circular Saw

This is like using a circular saw for dummies - GREAT basic info! Power Tools 101: How to Use a Circular Saw via RainonaTinRoof.com

I have to admit - I was worried that the Power Tools 101 series may not be such a hit. I was wrong. And I'm so glad I was. Gina and I are thrilled that you guys are finding this helpful! We want to empower you to get your DIY on! By no means, am I pro at using every power tool in the book. I still ask Grunt Labor questions about them all the time and I still make him put on any new hinges for doors because it seems I always drill the holes for those in the wrong place. That's ok.  I know the basics and for the most part, that's all I … [Read more...]

Jenna’s Favorite Things (Home and DIY Edition) and 11 GIVEAWAYS

Jenna's Favorite Things (Home and DIY Edition) and 11 HUGE GIVEAWAYS! via RainonaTinRoof.com

*Affiliate links may be contained in this post. That just means that if you click on one of those links and buy something, I will receive a small commission, but you won’t pay a dime more. Thanks for supporting my cheap beer habit.  **Don't miss the giveaway at the end and find out where you can enter 10 more giveaways too!** You guys. No, seriously. You guys. This is big. Its huge. Its AWESOME. Today, I am sharing some of my absolute favorite things with you. And then I'm giving away 15 different prizes. To 15 different people.  And … [Read more...]

Best Shopping Sites for Affordable Holiday Gifts + More Gift Ideas under $30

Great sites with really nice gifts that don't cost your first born child! Best Shopping Sites for Affordable Holiday Gifts via RainonaTinRoof.com

*Affiliate links may be contained in this post. That just means that if you click on one of those links and buy something, I will receive a small commission, but you won’t pay a dime more. Thanks for supporting my cheap beer habit. Let's be honest. I'm cheap. Sometimes dirt cheap. I'm sure its my redneck southern roots showing through. I also really like gift giving, as we have covered multiple times this week. Cheap + Gift Giving usually don't work too well together. But I make it work. Here are what I consider to be the best shopping … [Read more...]

12 Personalized Gift Ideas for Kids Under $25

These are adorable! Kids love it when their name is on something! 12 Personalized Gift Ideas for Kids Under $25 via RainonaTinRoof.com

*Affiliate links may be contained in this post. That just means that if you click on one of those links and buy something, I will receive a small commission, but you won’t pay a dime more. Thanks for supporting my cheap beer habit. Cheap gift guide week continues! This time around, here are 12 personalized gift ideas for kids - all under $25!  I know when I was a kid, I loved having my name on stuff. Ok, I still do. It just makes it a little more special when your territory has been marked. 12 Personalized Gift Ideas for Kids Under … [Read more...]

19 Humorous, Chic, and Random Gift Ideas for Him and Her Under $25

AWESOME LIST!! There is seriously something for everyone here! 19 Humorous, Chic and Random Gift Ideas for Him and Her Under $25 via RainonaTinRoof.com

*Affiliate links may be contained in this post. That just means that if you click on one of those links and buy something, I will receive a small commission, but you won’t pay a dime more. Thanks for supporting my cheap beer habit.Maybe you remember from last year that I really, really, really love gift giving. Don't get me wrong I also love receiving gifts. :) But, I really love to see people's faces when they open the gift that I think is perfect for them - whether its sentimental or snarky. Here are 19 of my favorite gifts, most that … [Read more...]

DIY Golden Snake Bowl

Had no clue you could do something like this with a heat gun! So many possibilities! DIY Gold Snake Bowl via RainonaTinRoof.com

At my old house, killing snakes was at least a monthly occurrence. There was the one time my Dad showed up, walked up the porch steps, immediately started jumping around and yelling, "JENNA, SNAKE!" It was wrapped around a porch chair, hissing. I killed it with a hoe. And there was the one that liked to live inside my roof on the back of the house. Every once in a while, it would stick its head out and I could see it from the kitchen window - I could never catch him. And then once, as I was walking down the stairs, talking to my cousin on … [Read more...]

Candy Canes & Cash: $500 Giveaway!

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You guys need to go on and prepare yourselves. This week around here there are going to be some HUGE GIVEAWAYS!  Not only am I kicking off the week with a $500 CASH GIVEAWAY, but there is also a HomeRight Heat Gun giveaway kicking off here today AND there is a $750 CASH giveaway starting tonight on my Facebook page AND on Friday I'm going to be having a giveaway of my favorite things - over 10 prizes, so there will be at least 10 WINNERS!  And as if giveaways weren't enough, starting tomorrow, I'm going to be sharing gift guides this week … [Read more...]