Wood Floor into Wall Art (DIY art)

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You know that I hold onto things….things like random pieces of flooring. About 5 pieces to be exact. They were laying in the garage…collecting dog hair and debris…it was time to clean them up and put them to good use. And so they became wall art for the guest room…#boom…. Here is how I made it…   Now don’t go all crazy on me….if you … [Read more...]

DIY Pearl Hardware (DIY drawer pull) plus a Fall Giveaway!!

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Hey all! Happy Friday! A few things to chat about today… I showed you the table that I redid last week….the hardware needed to be replaced but I couldn’t find anything that was delicate enough. I really wanted to use these pearls…so I had to figure out how to attach them. Obviously I don’t think this '”hardware” would work in a kitchen or … [Read more...]

Fall Porch…and a story about a rocker

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Even though it seems that fall and summer have swapped places (not cool by the way Mother Nature...not cool....) It hasn't stopped me from decorating the front porch a bit for fall. And so begins the story of the rocker...not the kind of rocker…like head-banger rocker…not that I am not cool with that or anything…but this kind of rocker… Text … [Read more...]

Refinish an old ceiling light (DIY light update)

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Morning yall!! How was your weekend? We had nothing to do and it was perfect:) Wanted to share with you this ceiling light from the guest room....it turned out so unique and it was super easy to do. This old ceiling light was a steal at my local Restore (habitat for humanity thrift shop). I bought it for $10 and it hung in my garage forever. I … [Read more...]

Skirt from a shirt (repurpose men’s shirt)

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Say that 5 times fast….hey….stop swearing at me….ok moving on….I recently cleaned out a few things in our closet. A couple of my hubs shirts were still in great condition….they were just a bit over sized for him. I made a few into my fancy camera strap…and my daughter wanted to use the another shirt to make a skirt. It turned out really cute so we … [Read more...]

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...]