Danica of Gorgeous Shiny Things

  1. My Dramatic Entryway Makeover: Before & After

    Updated entryway with new paint and decor
    Updating Your Entryway

    I recently finished updating my front entryway.

    I had put this space on hold for almost a year because it has always been a very tough space to decorate and organize. I focused on finishing the other areas we were renovating, and sadly used the

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  2. Simple Spring Yard Clean Up

    Landscape after spring yard cleanup

    I made it through the Polar Vortex and I'm so happy that spring is here. I'm looking forward to longer days, warmer weather, spring flowers and enjoying time outdoors. I know it was a long winter when I'm also looking forward to yard work! My newly thawed

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  3. Easy Elegance: How I Customized Bookcases with Crown Moldings

    Updated bookcase with crown moldings
    Update a Basic Bookcase with Crown Molding

    I have always been a fan of custom built-in bookcases but have been intimated by their price and the skill required to create them. However, about a year ago I enlisted the help of my father and a few other skilled family members to help me transform

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  4. Winterizing Garden Beds

    How to winterize your garden
    How to Winterize Your Garden

    As the days get cooler and shorter, I’m sad to have to say goodbye to my garden. This past summer has been an especially great growing season. With each year, I learn a bit more about my garden; what grows well, what to avoid and simple tips to keep i

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  5. My Bathroom Renovation: Laying a Tile Floor

    Newly installed bathroom tile with grout and seal
    bathroom with tile floor

    We recently completed our boy’s bathroom renovation which included adding a tile floor. The tile floor almost didn’t happen because I was so afraid of the cleaning and maintenance aspect. While tile is very durable, I was coming from a pretty bad

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