DIY to Try – A Belted Shelf

For a while now, I have been thinking of different ways to install some sort of shelving in our small bathroom.   We have very limited space around our sink, and our toiletries are usually covering every inch.  Well today I had enough, I decided I was going to change that, I knew even the smallest shelf would free up some space!  However, I did

DIY to Try – Hand Painted Flour Sack Kitchen Towels

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love vintage looking kitchen towels!  I love how they instantly give personality to a kitchen, and how simply switching them out gives a whole new feel to your decor!  In fact I change my own kitchen towels out pretty often for this very reason.  Though I must confess I hardly ever use them, I barely even touch them

Feature Friday – All Dressed Up

This amazing Feature Friday submission comes from Lauren and Gianni of Milford, Connecticut.  They found this great dresser for free on the side of the road and decided to pick it up!  With just a few steps they gave this dresser a new look and a new home! As you can see the dresser was aged and had rusty old hardware.  But the piece had

DIY to Try – Foam Core Chalkboard

Chalkboards, they are everywhere, and for good reason!  And thanks to chalkboard paint more and more people are making their own!  This is exactly what I set out to do the other day out of an old poster with a plastic frame and glass covering.  And it was only due to my own clumsiness that I ended up making it out of foam core! Isn’t

The Silver Lining – A Desk Makeover

As many of you know, I love a good makeover project! Especially if the makeover involves taking an old beat up piece and turning it into something beautiful and functional.  This is exactly what I set out to do with this old sewing desk that I picked up at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore, for only $40!  I decided to glam up the piece with some

What’s Your Sign – Home Is Wherever I’m With You

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I spent some time working on more Valentine’s Day gifts, including this hand painted wooden sign!  I decided to use a lyric from one of my favorite songs “Home” by Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros. I started by using a long basswood plaque that you can find from your local crafts store.  I then sketched out my

Donut You Know – Valentine’s Day is Coming Up!

And that means thoughtful presents!  And what is more thoughtful and useful than a hand painted mug? Therefore I have been making these coffee mugs over the past few days and I can’t wait to make more!  You can find these mugs available for purchase in my Etsy shop or you can make some of your own by following my past DIY Coffee Mug tutorial!

Ideas for a Golden Globes Get-Together

Awards season is here!  The celebrities, the fashion…the excuse to stay in and have your friends over! And it continues with the Golden Globes this Sunday, hosted by two of my favorites Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.  The Golden Globes are the more laid back Oscars, I mean they sit and eat and get pretty tipsy, so who says you can’t do the same with

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas filled with family, fun & great food! Ours has been filled with gorgeously wrapped presents (thanks to my sister and mother), a big brunch and a bar of Christmas cocktails! Can’t wait to spend the rest of the day playing games and watching Christmas movies by the fire!

DIY To Try – Paper Bag Gift Wrap

“Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With Strings”…these definitely are a few of my favorite things!  And a great way to describe my gift wrapping style this Christmas!  Today I will show you how to gift wrap your presents, with items you already have in your home! Mainly, brown paper shopping bags!  It is inexpensive and a great way to “go green”! Ok so this isn’t