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The wall over my couch was just begging for some art. But I'm constantly changing up the frames and art in my home, so I didn't want to hang a large gallery wall and have holes to fill when I wanted a new look.So I decided to build a DIY picture ledge custom to my couch area.
I'm part of a blogging group that has a monthly challenge and this month was "OLD BOOKS" or "SHEET MUSIC". So I decided to see what I could add old book pages to for added interest. I used a large square cupboard door as the canvas for it. I wanted the clock to look really old and distressed and used homemade paint and book pages to add PATINA to it.
I like to change things around on my mantel from season to season and I hadn't really found my summer look....I wanted to stay away from any fresh flowers or plants because we travel so much during the summer, but I did want to brighten and lighten things up.
My lovely wife Mariko and I are clock collectors! We collect old Japanese mechanical movement box clocks and display them around our house. We've dedicated a hallway to our favorite clocks too. An entire hallway full of tick-tock clocks! Imagine the sound at the top of every hour! I actually need to stop them all if my daughter has friends sleep over, because they say the noises scare them at night. Why clocks? I've always been fascinated by the movement in a windup clock. I have a lot of success fixing junk clocks too. I found three junk Aichi Super Eight clocks at an on-line auction and was able to fix all three movements. This post is about the fixed and flipped clocks.
A few months ago, we were given a "West Elm" challenge. Needless to say, I missed the deadline, but did not lose the inspiration nor the desire to complete. When I first saw this, not only did I like the simplicity, but also the design. A price tag of $299 excited me because I estimated I could replicate it for less than $20 since I already had a frame I thought would work. The frame I use was purchased at a garage sale for $5.
Add a personalized touch to your autumn decor with fresh blooms and pumpkins. It’s an elegant take on decorating a pumpkin that makes a statement whether it is at your front door to welcome guests, part of a seasonal display in a room, or to style up your Thanksgiving table.
We recently installed a couple of Ring Outdoor Security Cameras at Steph's house as part of our participation in The Home Depot's smart home campaign.These cameras are battery operated, meaning we could install them away from a power source. This gave us a lot more flexibility in their placement.We decided to put them where they could "see" Steph's house rather than "see" out away from it.Take a look at what we did, and how we gave them a bit of camouflage in the form of a birdhouse "slipcover."
So years ago I saw a coffee table that had a mosaic wood pattern that slowly transitioned from a darker wood to a lighter wood. It’ been stuck in my mind ever since, there's just something about that style that I find so cool and attractive. I also happened to need a set of new nightstands. I decided this was an oppurtunity to finally try and recreate that coffee table I saw years ago, but put my own twist on it!What a project this was. Let me tell you, this probably took me close to a month to finish. I was only working on it in my spare time on weekends and after work, since my day job has been really busy lately. Definitely one of my longest projects, but totally worth it! I’m really happy with how it all turned out!If you like this build and my photography check out my Instagram. I offer daily bite sized content on instagram and try to make myself available to answer as many questions as possible! Find me @zacharyms
My husband and I used to go camping all the time. But nowadays it just seems like way too much work. But I really do miss the smell of the forest and watching the campfire burn low as the sky gets dark. So, instead of spending too much time in longing, I’ve decided to pay homage to the campfire with these Woodsy Scented Campfire Candles, with real wood wicks.Read the full article and why soy wax and wood wicks are a healthier option. http://www.thehiphomestead.com/how-to-make-enamel-mug-soy-wax-candles/
There is just something satisfying about creating your own piece of furniture. I‘m excited to show you the steps I took to create this rustic bookshelf; this can also be used for storage. This bookshelf is designed to be broken down for easy transport. The nice two-tone finish quickly draws attention to the eye with lots of storage.