Friday, March 1, 2013

Welcome to The Marie Project!

I want to thank you for stopping by. I thought we should get to know each other first before we start sharing our DIY tips and secrets.  So I’ll start... I’m Christina Marie, I am a passionate DIYer, I am a dog mom to wonderful beagle named Mack and a very happy wife of a very wonderful Man who I will lovingly refer to as Mr. Marie lol. I grew up in a wonderful town in New England. My amazing husband puts up with my constant brain storming and sharing of ideas. My family and close friends are my number one cheering section and are super important to me!  Even this blog title has two special meanings. It's in part to honor my Nanny (whos name was Marie) she sadly passed away when I was 20. Also this blog title is a bit of an inside joke between me and an old dear friend. She claims that everyone’s middle name should be Marie because it’s easier to remember (as her and I both share this middle name) So by following her philosophy I hope to be able to share my projects and a bit of advice with you all in order to make you all DIY Maries LOL!
OK so those were the basics.... Now as you may be able to tell from my blog title I love a good DIY project and in my mind life is one big DIY project. Whether it is in life or in the garage building a desk, you have to have a plan to start with... but you have to be willing to tweak and adjust that plan when its not working. Some times in life or in a project you try something and it just clicks! And sometimes you have to try 3 or 4 times (or try many different ways) before it come out being what you want it to be. However just like in a life, the difficult DIY projects that you stick with til the end usually end up being the most rewarding.

So what can you expect to see here on The Marie Project wall? I’m so glad you asked!

~I will definitely be doing a lot about refinishing furniture and coming up with room design ideas. The fun part about that is I’m just getting started with understanding all this stuff myself, so we can learn together!

~I promise to share my failures as well as my successes because that’s sometimes the best way to learn.

~I am constantly re-doing or re-designing some room in my own home so I'll share those ideas and journeys with you!
~ I dabble in sewing so I will give you some good tips and advice on things such as making your own curtains or pillow covers!
~ Also I’ll have some posts about “the hunt” as I like to call it. I believe in waiting until you find just the right piece, at just the right price! I am a wicked (there is my New England side coming out! lol) believer in bargain hunting!...OK OK some would say I'm cheap. But looking for that perfect piece at the right price can be exhilarating! My first project I will share with you is a chair that I waited for over a year to find! See...

(Yup this is the chair that I searched so long and hard for...but wait til you see the finished results!)
~I will share ideas and tips about decorating on the cheap and decoration in a rental. We are a military family and often where we rent I cant lay new tile or even I will give ideas on how to make it homey even if you have white walls and construction grade cabinets from the 70s (yup that's what I have right now lol) I like to call this concept  "Design to go"

~And last but not least I may from time to time do a little side adventure into the world of baking or cooking because to me the kitchen is another big DIY…you make it from scratch and you clean it up with your bare hands just like a DIY project in the garage!
So thats it.... Oh and if you want to know more about me and where all my design and building craziness started check out my Little Ol' Me section. Well it sure was nice meeting you and I hope you come back and check in again soon.

And remember if you want something done right….DO IT YOURSELF! :)

Creatively Yours,
~Christina Marie


  1. Lovely! I'm so glad you're doing this! xoxo

  2. Thanks Meg! Thats becuase your one of those supportive friends I mentioned :)


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