A couple years ago, I painted my fireplace and built-ins white. I love color and patterns and prints, but I cannot commit to them longer than a couple months. My likes and favorites change with every season it seems. I love how people change the inside color of bookcases, it's adds character and depth to a room. So I set out to create something temporary that would damage my built-ins.I love animal prints (I think they act as a neutral), but since I wanted to do this cheap, I was going to have to create it from scratch. I bought some stiff display board at the art store and they were able to cut it down to the exact sizes I needed to fit the back of my bookcase.If you'd like to read the full original post, you can read it here.
Tis the season to start thinking about Christmas decor and my mind has been racing with ideas. On a trip to my Dollar Store I spotted three different size pails and I started to pile them on top of each other in the middle of the aisle. Yes I got a few funny glances, but I was too excited to care.I struggled for a brief moment with what I was going to use for the base then it hit me. A lamp base of course. I knew this was going to make a great tree!
Wrapping twigs is such a quick and simple craft activity I have no idea why I haven’t done it before! It’s perfect for adults and children alike. All you need is odds and ends of yarn and some twigs. It is the perfect project for using up small pieces of yarn.
I may not be in the mood for fall but I am in the mood for Halloween!
When my kids were small I went all out for Halloween and over the years I have toned down the decorating but this year I have a new spark for going all out.
So how many of you have plastic pumpkins with those indoor lights? Or even carveable pumkins that you cannot really light up safely or use outdoors plugged in? Well, I have several and for years I would only light them up on Halloween along the sidewalk if it was not raining. After all the cord was only 6 foot long and it was a real pain to plug them in....
I love the look of luminaries lining the roads at Christmastime...and on a night of the year where everyone is out checking out the neighbors' houses, I thought a similar lit-path look would be the perfect festive touch. All you'll need to make these Halloween pumpkin luminaries are a couple solo cups, battery tea lights and a few flat glass beads.
As we all know, decor trends are always changing. It's hard to keep up. Are you itching for a new holiday style, but worried about budget? You can create a whole new look for your Christmas tree using Dollar Store items for A LOT less than you would expect!
Hi, I'm Amber Oliver! I hope if you enjoy this project you'll also stop by my blog!When you hear "builder grade" you probably have the same yellow/beige color I'm thinking of come to mind. You've seen those boring bathroom mirrors that are essentially just glass stuck to the wall. I teamed up with a Hometalker who had FIVE of these mirrors in her house and knew she needed an easy way to transform them.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!
Brushed by Brandy said this piece was intimidating as all heck. It was huge and boldly styled, those claw feet make a statement on their own. When I picked this up, my husband wasn't sure what I was thinking! I just look for things that are different, styles I haven’t done before, and well made. This thrift store find met those criteria, so I brought the set home.
Happy November friends!! The count down to the holiday season has officially started, and the Christmas decorations have taken over the stores. But before we jump straight to Christmas cheer, I wanted to share a simple Thanksgiving decoration idea with you. Every November, as a family we do something throughout the month to help us all remember to be more grateful. In years past we've done the Thankful Pumpkin idea- which we love. But this year I wanted to do something that we didn't have to throw away, and could be stored easily. So I decided to make a Thankful scroll to hang in our dining room all November long. The idea is that we can add to the scroll throughout the month, and get our families in on the fun when they are here for Thanksgiving as well. I'm excited to see it filled out, and to have a visual reminder all month of how very blessed we are."It's not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy."
Any search of the terms "paint pouring," "acrylic pouring," or "marbling," will bring up lots of projects and techniques. Paint pouring is a lot of fun and produces amazing and sometimes unexpected results. It's a great project for beginner and advanced DIYers.In this video and post, I'm making a trio of "pumpkins" for a little fall decor.
Are you looking for new an beautiful ways to upcycle old tables? Grab some resin, vintage music and an old table and turn an outdated piece of furniture into a music lovers statement piece.
How I built cornhole boards and stained them with unicorn spit. I’ve been meaning to build some yard games for family gatherings, parties and birthdays held at my place. My best friend’s husband was turning 40 in November and we threw him a surprise birthday party in October. Why a month before his birthday? Because this is Minnesota and we didn’t want to be outside standing in a foot of snow and freezing to death lol And I don’t have a house big enough to really accommodate 100 people!