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Katie Goldsworthy

Hi, I'm Katie. A mom of 5, who loves renovating the many spaces life brings me to. Beautifying these spaces includes everything from accessorizing curtains to building built-in seating, and everything in between. I love sharing it all on my beautification/DIY blog, Creatively Living.

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decor, doors, diy

Easy DIY: Decorating a Door with Paint

By Katie Goldsworthy on Apr 18, 2014

I have a roof to finish, a yard to put it, a house exterior to paint, and what am I spending my time doing? …decorating a door. Yes, as part of my stairway remodel (that... Continue reading

decor, lighting, diy

Easy DIY: Vintage-Style Light Fixture

By Katie Goldsworthy on Mar 25, 2014

Vintage is so modern! I know it’s an oxymoron in itself, but it’s true. …and I for one LOVE vintage! That is probably why this light fixture makeover is my favorite project in the stairway... Continue reading

furniture, diy

DIY Tales: Dresser Makeover... She’s a Classy Lady Now

By Katie Goldsworthy on Jan 22, 2014

When we moved in we needed dressers, and my Mother in Law was awesome and brought over four! We had them stored in the basement and one day it dawned on me that this one... Continue reading


Before and After: Free Sod in the Side Yard

By Katie Goldsworthy on Sep 03, 2013

This was intended to be a tutorial with pics….but I’m having technical difficulties… with both computers! Ahhhh! So you’ll just have to follow along with some before and afters. _____________________________________________________ So as you can tell... Continue reading


The Best Colors to Paint a Rental

By Katie Goldsworthy on Jul 25, 2013

I’m interrupting my usually upstairs house renovation, to show you what I’ve been up to for the past week. Our renters moved out about a week ago and we’ve been painting and painting ever since!... Continue reading

repurposing, decor

25 "Junk" Decor Ideas

By Katie Goldsworthy on Jan 12, 2013

This is the second post in my series on "Must-Do Projects for 2013!" My first Must-Do Home Project for 2013 was to Make a Banner. My second Must-Do Project is to Use Some Junk as... Continue reading


DIY Organization Projects to Tackle in 2013

By Katie Goldsworthy on Jan 04, 2013

It’s a New Year! Time to start clean! When we lived in Hawaii, we learned the Japanese culture aims to have their houses and yards cleaned by the New Year. I think it sounds like a more... Continue reading


Creatively Living's Top Posts of 2012

By Katie Goldsworthy on Dec 31, 2012

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas. It’s taken me awhile to get back in the swing of things here in the blogosphere.  Lots of Christmas things and lots of house showings have... Continue reading

decor, seasonal, repurposing, diy

Reclaimed Wood Christmas Table Centerpiece

By Katie Goldsworthy on Nov 30, 2012

I was happy to spot this piece of abandoned wood the other day while I was running. OK, so I spotted 2-3 pieces of wood….and talked my husband into pulling them out of a huge garbage... Continue reading


Girl’s Weekend at a Beautifully Restored Craftsman

By Katie Goldsworthy on Nov 06, 2012

 This weekend was my annual Girl’s Weekend. Every year, 5 of my college friends and I get together. It is mental therapy. One of my friends calls it our mental health weekend, and that couldn’t... Continue reading