How to make a DIY Wooden Headboard

Time for an update with my New Year, New Room Refresh Challenge! This challenge has a whole whack of bloggers participating and is hosted by the lovely Casa Watkins Living. Today, I’m talking DIY, and I’m talking headboards. The best part? This big, wood plank, DIY headboard doubles as art — it’s large and in […]

DIY Coral Artwork – One Room Challenge – Week 4

I’m back at it! It’s another week of the One Room Challenge, and this week I’m talking about artwork. I’m making my own DIY Coral Artwork because I love interesting, unique, and textured pieces, but they can usually come with a pretty hefty price tag. I wanted a pop of creativity and fun as soon […]

DIY Mirror and Photo Frame from an Old Window

Good morning! Today’s a fun day as it’s “12 Months of DIY” project time! This month we took on spray paint, and I’m creating not only a DIY Mirror, but a DIY Custom Photo Frame too! If you’ve missed our previous “12 Months…” projects, you can find them here: January – DIY Mason Jar Travel […]

Week 3 – ORC, Minted Art & Kids Bedroom Design

We are on week three of the One Room Challenge! I’m making over my little lady’s room with a fresh new Kids Bedroom Design. We have made big strides, including some incredible artwork from Minted… though it’s tough to show the progress in a few pics. White paint over white primer doesn’t make for the […]

DIY Picture Frame – Gallery Wrap

Have you ever noticed how great art can look after a visit to your local art gallery? Are you in love with those gallery wrapped wood frames? Well, while wondering through the craft store (on a completely different mission) I was inspired to create my own version of a DIY Picture Frame – Gallery Wrap […]

DIY Holiday Shadow Box

Here it is! The last big holiday craft of the year! And, it’s part of a giant blog-hop hosted by CountryLiving.com and Hometalk.com (so don’t forget to take a peek at the bottom of this post to see all the amazing projects for the season) … I say the last ‘big’ one because… Christmas isn’t over […]

Inspired by Black – Society6

I have been so inspired by the colour (or, non-colour) black lately. I have a new black wall in the house that I will be sharing soon, and I’m loving everything that’s high contrast, in home decor. So, I was inspired to create this new art board over at Society6, with all things black. There […]

Painted Closet Doors

Ok. Here we go again. If you didn’t know me you’d think I have something against closets! I don’t, I swear… they do great things like, have doors, and… hold stuff. But, this one? Urgh. Another antique, brushed, gold… thing. And — I truly LIKE the whole gold movement… but, this isn’t, that. Old-fashioned, brassy […]

Clothesline Photo Display

I finally got around to a project I’ve been meaning to do for quite a long time. It all started when I found a couple packs of adorable, washi-tape inspired, clothes-pins in a dollar bin. I had the immediate idea for a little… clothes pin & twine photo display thingy. I don’t know what to call […]

Restore(d) Door

So it’s no secret I’m not crazy about my front door. It has brass inlay diamond pattern, on top of a faux, snowflake pattern, frosted glass. Not super modern and who wants to think about snow in the middle of Summer? I priced out just replacing the glass… and, yeah, it didn’t leap to the […]

Lock of Love

We had such a great time in Paris, and now we have little memento to remember it by, at home. There are many bridges along the Seine River where couples from around the world add a lock to symbolize their love for each other. We got in on that action while visiting. It was fun, […]

Add the warmth, add the pretty!

So the paint is finished, and we love it. It’s great. But — the walls are lacking personality. We need to get cozy, add warmth, add the pretty. Let’s get some art up there people! See what I mean? Booooring! But there is zero dollars in the budget for this project. We need to use […]

Shame, shame…

I have a confession. I have been living with something in my house for the ENTIRE six years we’ve inhabited our home. One of those… things. Those things that makes you cringe every time you look at it. Makes me question at least once a month “why haven’t I DONE anything about that yet??” Our […]