Like so many of you, I love to decorate with mason jars. I use them for so many different purposes-to hold makeup brushes, in the bathroom to store cotton balls and q-tips, etc. I love to decorate with soft shades of blue and sometimes the blue mason jars can be costly or hard to find. For some reason I tend to have a lot of glass jars and vases that I pick up at thrift stores or flea markets. Here is what I started with:
Sometimes it just happens, despite my best intentions, a paint brush dries to a crisp. There are ways to clean a brush, and some tricks to get out dried paint - but there are times it's just no use. If you paint a lot you may have a whole collection of these brushes (is it just me??!). So one day I decided to make something with these brushes - why not turn them into something beautiful.That's how the paint brush wreath was born.
I wanted to do something different with my master bedroom walls. My original plan was to build a super original and rustic headboard, but that would take time, money and skills I didn't have, so I decided to stay in my comfort zone: paint. And I couldn't be happier with the result.
I found another sad and lonely rocking chair at my favorite hang out Good will . I will be 60 soo and I remember my Mom telling me that back in the day Dr. Spock , not the Star trek character to let the baby cry awhile. Well when I cam along she said to heck with that " I'm gonna rock and snuggle my baby girl" So I always had space for a rocking chair when my kids were babies. And when my grandbaby was born I think I had a rocking chair in every room. So hopefully this little beauty will find a good home.
My sun porch is a multipurpose room at my house. First and foremost, it is my grandkid's domain when they are visiting. When I entertain, it is my overflow room. We often eat our meals out there, and it's the best place in the house to hear the rain falling. I wanted it to look better than it did and I needed storage for blankets, toys and games. I stain-painted the walls green to give it some color, pulled up the rugs and put down a vinyl floor, and then I got to work on the built-in seating. I have never built anything on my own before, but I have helped out and paid close attention to my dad when he did things. This was my first...from design to completion - even the striped pillows. I was most excited to see how sturdy it turned out...I hope I don't tire of it because it's not going anywhere.
If you are in the mood for creating an easy Halloween decoration on a budget, here’s one great idea that might be useful for you!
It started with a few rocks, then a tea candle has been added, and I got the funniest Halloween candle holder for free.
We just finished up our reclaimed barn wood farmhouse table and had some left over chunks of the wood slab. I wanted to be able to use every last bit so I decided to make rustic reclaimed barn wood tea light candle holders. That description is quite a mouth full, I apologize for that.
I like to use mason jars to hold citronella tea light candles at our outdoor seating area. It helps to keep the mosquitos away and looks decorative at the same time. I just fill the bottom of the jars with small pebbles or beach sand, drop in a candle and wrap some twine around the neck of the jar.
As the years go by I enjoy adding to my Halloween decor. After I decorated my kitchen table, I was inspired to make candle holders to add a glow to the table at night. My pierced wood candle holders make light patterns on my table that are pretty and they subtlety light my spooky centerpiece.
One of the greatest things about having a crazy imagination and living as the only grown up in a house is being able to do anything I want. It is true. Our house is like a scratch book of an artist who may or may not be just a bit crazy but we love it. One of my obsessions is French daybeds. Who doesn't love them? I have been wanting one for so long but why must they be so expensive? I guess I could save up money and buy myself one...oh you know in about ten years but where is the fun in that? So I decided to make myself one. It all started with my fifty dollars green French bed frame.
Often, I'll see something in a store that I know I can make using things from the dollar store. That was the case with these planters. I made three of these at the same time, because I like to display things in threes, but that's just me. Even one of these planters makes a lovely accent piece, or you could make several to give as gifts.
I've tried my hand a making a true mosaic window before--you know, with the little tiles, the glue and the messy grout. I wasn't a huge fan as I found it difficult to get the tiles to break into the perfect size pieces and the grout was aggravating to me. I found a new way to get a mosaic look without the messiness of crushing tiles and dealing with the grout...what's even better is that it only cost me $25! This would make for a great gift to someone special!
This super simple project transformed boring, frumpy plastic hanging planters (that I picked up for $3 each at my local hardware store) into hanging planters that are more my style! The whole project only took a couple hours – and I’m in love with how they turned out!