DIY & Home

It was just plain ugly, closed in, and hard to work in.

Mabey Manor: Kitchen Remodel Reveal

When the kitchen is the heart of your house, you want it to be open, inviting, and functional. The kitchen in Mabey Manor left a lot to be desired in these three areas. A full kitchen remodel was desperately needed. The Old Kitchen You entered the kitchen through a tight doorway, and then you were met […] Read more…

Gilding couldn't be easier, and this gilded boxwood wreath is amazingly simple and beautiful.

Gilded Boxwood Wreath and Candle

Gilding is such a fun thing to try–its pretty magical because you simply paint a surface, and all the sudden its shiny and gold, and it looks amazing. And my gilded boxwood wreath and candle are no exception. Its easy enough that I almost feel silly sharing this gilded boxwood project, except that I’m part of […] Read more…

Mabey Manor Living Room Reveal

Mabey Manor: Living Room Reveal

Oh this living room! It pained me for so long because it was one of the first areas guests would see but one of the last we refinished. But now when I look at photos, it makes my heart happy. Candle Holder || Yellow Pillow And although it was never perfect, it sure was fun […] Read more…

Use these Wooden Chalkboard blocks all year long--just change what they say for the upcoming holiday!

Seasonal Chalkboard Blocks

Here’s a fun idea I shared last year for seasonal chalkboard blocks that you can switch up for any reason. And aside from drying time, I think they probably took about 20 minutes to make. So read on, and get ready to use these blocks all year round! The idea of seasonal blocks isn’t a […] Read more…

Easy Fall Wreath | Mabey She Made It | #fall #autumn #falldecor #wreath

Easy Fall Wreath

Ooh, fall is coming! I made up this REALLY easy fall wreath last year, and I’m getting to share  it with you now. I can’t believe how simple it is, but this easy fall wreath took me less than 10 minutes and the simplicity is what draws me to it. So here goes! Good morning! […] Read more…

Built-in Bookshelf Refinish

Mabey Manor: Refinished Built-ins

When looking to buy Mabey Manor, these built-ins were one of the best parts of the whole house. They had so much storage and were the perfect opportunity to display the china and other larger pieces I’d been collecting over the years. I was so excited about them. When we finally got to this project, […] Read more…

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