Upcycled Camera Strap : Earth 911 Challenge

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I am popping in this fine Saturday to share with you this very fun project that I came up with for a challenge I was asked to take part in. The fine folks over at Earth911 challenged me a month back to come up with an upcycled camera strap. Myself and 7 other fabulous bloggers had to create a camera strap from found/thrifted/already had materials. … [Read more...]

Using old trim to create a valance (DIY valance)

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Hi friends! We made it to Friday! Hope you have some fun plans in store for this weekend:) Maybe you will have time to make a cool vintage valance like this one.... I was struggling a bit with this window in my new office space…I really wanted to keep it as open to light as possible…but yet I also wanted to add a punch of green with some … [Read more...]

DIY Gift Wrap holder (repurpose an old door)

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I have told you a few times about my friends in Cincinnati…they live in this gorgeous old home. Chris had these really old pocket doors that she found in the cellar…and was at a loss for what to do with them. I have had them in my garage for about 2 years…no joke (hubs has been super happy to have them in there too…or not…) Any who, I knew they … [Read more...]

New Years Eve fortune cookie display

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I wanted to pop in and share this fun idea for your New Year’s Eve celebration. An empty wine bottle, some icing, and fortune cookies….perfect for a fun night of ringing in the new year! I mixed up some royal icing (easy recipe below) and spread that onto a wine bottle that I cleaned. Open up about 40 fortune cookies (careful they break … [Read more...]

How to make a square holly wreath (DIY)

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Are you stuffed?? Boy...we had such a great family weekend...Thanksgiving...tree decorating...lots of family movie time. This time of year is simply the best. I hope you had a great weekend too. To get you inspired this week for some fun Christmas decorating....I have a couple of neat ideas...starting with this handmade holly wreath. Also...today … [Read more...]

How to make a Chalkboard Headboard (diy headboard)

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  I kind of lucked out with this headboard for the Peanut’s room….found it at a  local peddlers mall for $25. If you wanted to recreate this same idea….you have a few options. One….finding a great old headboard and paint it like I did….two, you could paint chalkboard paint directly on the wall and frame it with trim, three…you could make a … [Read more...]

Make a Road Trip Snack Tray

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I know a lot of us spend some serious time in the car during the summer months. And I also know that kids are best behaved when there is something in their mouth…I joke I joke…sort of. So I was on a mission to create a tray of some sort that could be wiped clean, kept in the back pocket of the car seat, and was easy and cheap to make. The kids used … [Read more...]

DIY Barn Door Desk

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There once was a girl..and a guy…who were completely in love with the design of a particular desk…but were not willing to shell out $680 for it… source (Restoration Hardware) So…they set out on a journey to create their own…very unique desk…for a whole lot less….Story of our lives ;) On a recent trip to a local antique mall…I spotted this old, … [Read more...]

Don’t pay $50 …when you could pay $18…

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$8 worth of nautical rope from the hardware store…plus a large vase from TJMaxx for $10. This really doesn’t even deserve a post…but heck…maybe you will be inspired to make one too ;) I was inspired by Potterybarn’s current catalog. I love all the roping and sand and beach scenes…dreamy ;) So I set out to create the look (at least the roping … [Read more...]

Yarn wrapped wine bottle = bud vase

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I shared this last week at Tattertot's and Jello....but in case you didn't catch it there ;) Here is a super way to repurpose an old bottle. I used a wine bottle…cause I have a few laying around…girl’s night last weekend…nuff said. Anywho, I thought maybe if I used some fun green thread that I had on hand (or I stole it from my daughter…moving … [Read more...]