**update** An added benefit to this Halloween Decor is that you can remove the crumpled paper or stuffing and fold flat for storage. ** I belong to a Facebook group where people post pictures of things they have decorated. This woman posted a picture of her porch and it was decorated for Halloween. So cute. Amongst all her cute things were these burlap jack o lanterns and I asked her if she made them. She hadn't so I searched for them and I later found them online at AtHome. As luck would have it, it appeared that I had everything needed to make these so I thought I would give it a shot.
This old table has been in my family for ages (I don't even know how long). I know that my stepfather ate from this table as a child, then it sat in storage, then it was used at my mom's house for a long time before going back into storage and eventually to me. That we know of, this is the first refinish it's been through. We've been using it as our kitchen table for about 6 years. It has hidden leaves that pop up when pulled out (and those leaves are a mess of water stains). Fully extended it can seat 10 to 12 people, closed up it seats 4.
Let's get those old FAMILY photos out of boxes, suitcases and drawers and pit them out where everyone can enjoy them.....not enough space you said then try this! A client came to me with his old t.v. cabinet and said I'm going to throw this away and get a new one,what! no! So I said to him go get me copies of your family pictures and let's bring new life to them and this cabinet
This project I'm sharing today is a perfect marriage between meaningful decor and practical parenting - exactly what my blog is about! I wanted to try a family values sign with my kids to remind them of behavior expectations in our household. I know they can't read, but I can read the sign to them and point to the value I want them to follow. Plus, it's a reminder to me the guidelines and qualities I want to instill in my children.
When I first met my husband, 4 years ago, he told me about this beautiful mantel he rescued from his grandmother's house before it was demolished. He had painstakingly removed about 25 coats of paint and sanded it down to the bare wood and placed it in storage, where it remained for several years until we got married and moved into our home a year ago.
I fell in love with the mantel but could not find a place for it so it stayed in our garage office for over a year until I got inspired.
I measured the mantel and discovered it was the perfect size for a queen bed headboard.
Hubby recently inherited his grandparents treasured radio/record player and he was so happy to bring it home. It wasn’t taken care of for so many years, but he saw only beauty in that old battered and chewed up electronic piece. The piece is an Admiral 1949 radio/record player with a solid wooden case. My hubby has a pretty extensive record collection and he couldn’t wait to get it working again.
Tearing and replacing the tile in your bathroom can be expensive, difficult, and time consuming! Not to mention the tools required to cut tile are pretty pricey too! While I wouldn't recommend a tile project for a beginner DIYer, this project is one you can do no matter your skill level! If you can read and follow directions, you can transform your dated bathroom tile with a little bit of PAINT!I teamed up with a Hometalker in my community who had wanted to transform her bathroom for a while but needed a bit of help and guidance. With my help, we created a space she loved!If you're in the Houston area, I can help you create this look for your home! Click here to see how I can help you & send me a message to get started!
Our church has a Trunk or Treat every year for the kids on Halloween and last year I went with a Nightmare Before Christmas theme, since it's one of my favorite movies. I DIY'ed most of the decor using dollar store items.
Being a dancer, I love the Nutcracker! I direct a dance program here in Fort Collins, CO (Mountain Dance). I created a unique Nutcracker show called Nutcracker with a Twist, & I direct 4 shows every year. My neighbor down the street has these Terra Cotta soldiers that they put out every Christmas and I love them. I decided I was going to make my own and add a twist - make mine a Flower Pot Nutcracker solider! You can see more of my crazy creations here
Happy Fall! Hope you are having some beautiful Fall weather where you are. If you saw my previous posts, you’ll know I have been working on a mini-makeover of my living room. I added weathered white wall planks to the feature wall and created a rustic “home” sign to hang up. I have also completed a few other projects for that room, but those will be shared in future posts. But today, I’m sharing the new DIY Rustic Media Center / TV Stand that I built for that room. I had seen a rustic TV stand at Pottery Barn that I loved, but I didn’t love the price and I needed more open spaces than what their console provided. So, I used the Pottery Barn console as inspiration for the one I designed and built, but created this one to fit my needs.
There's something about a chunky craftsman window/door trim that makes my heart melt. I think it's the perfect way to add character to any space, but especially those faux farmhouse spaces like our builder grade ranch. The builder left us with a less than desirable trim, so updating the windows with a chunkier trim really gave this area some va-va-voom! This tutorial is fairly simple and only requires the most basic of tools. Check out the tutorial below and visit my post for the full step-by-step
Turn old or thrifted plates into a wall of creepy crawly spiders with this simple project using Halloween window decals! If you love this easy idea, I have a ton of simple home decor and holiday projects that make a big impact on my blog Design Improvised. Check them out!