One of the birthday gifts I gave our 7 year old daughter this year was a complete makeover of the smallest bedroom in our house. It was time for her to move out of her older sister's bedroom and into her own room. My oldest was very happy about that! :)Here's the blank slate of the 9 feet by 9 feet bedroom before I started this makeover:
Our patio deck was one of the reasons why we purchased our house many years ago. We love to BBQ so having a deck off our kitchen was perfect for dining outdoors when the weather would permit. However, the problem we faced with our deck was the lack of privacy since our yard backs up to several homes. Since I wanted to transform our patio into a "tropical dining oasis" this year, I decided to tackle our outdoor privacy dilemma as well.Here's how our upper patio deck looked when the project started:
Two years ago, I spotted a pair of bamboo chairs at a local flea market. I have a thing for upcycling old chairs so naturally they caught my eye. My husband wasn't a fan and immediately said they were "hideous." I'm sure the last thing he wanted to do was pack them into our SUV. The chairs were only $14.00 so how could I walk away? Besides, I knew they were going to come out fabulous with some fresh paint and new cushions. Literally months after I bought these chairs, I started seeing them everywhere! Just like fashion, furniture styles come back in vogue years later.Here's the "Before" photo:
Like most older split-level homes, our master bedroom is very small. It makes me crack up to even call it a master bedroom, given its size. Although our bedroom before our recent overhaul wasn't terrible looking, it was definitely "Plain Jane." It’s like we tried updating the room but never quite made it to the finish line.
You know spring is near when you see St. Patrick’s Day decor all around stores. I am definitely not complaining! I really love the spirit of St. Patty’s Day and today I'm happy to share this little DIY I created to celebrate this occasion.Here's a basic wooden planter that I used for this project. I love that it has a handle.
I don't know about you but I'm ready for spring to arrive already. While I can't control the weather outside, I can control the decor I place in my house. Since I'm all about spring floral crafts lately, I'm happy to share my "spring floral mini-canvas art" craft with you all.I really love these black mini-canvases that I recently found at a local Arts and Crafts store. At 4 inches by 4 inches (3 pack), these mini-canvases make the perfect little signs for the house!
Before I had my bedroom closet updated, I thought having a "walk-in" closet was the only way my husband and I could share a closet. Turned out, we just needed a more efficient storage solution. Our old closet was a typical "reach in" closet that you would see in older homes. Here's how it looked after we emptied all contents out. It was a sad state of affairs with that old, single closet rod.
Whenever I stop by the craft store, I pass by foam wreaths and each time, I'm tempted to buy one and make my own wreath to hang at home. A few weeks ago, I decided it was time to make one to welcome the summer months ahead!
One of my favorite things about spring is seeing the beautiful blooms blossoming on trees this time of year. The blooms from magnolia trees are certainly one of the prettiest around. Recently, I decided to create a flower ball using silk magnolia flowers!
This beautiful and simple craft project only consists of a few key steps. They include:
1) Gluing a ribbon (tied loop) into a tiny hole in foam ball.
For the longest time, I've wanted to make a hanging chandelier of sorts. With spring on our heels, I decided a floral-themed hanging chandelier would be a perfect spring craft to do. If you've stopped by your local Arts and Crafts store, you probably noticed shoppers filling their carts with silk flowers. Let me be the first to admit that for the longest time, I used to turn my nose on fake floral stems. The word "tacky" screams at me when I see them. While there certainly are still tacky fake flowers out there, there's also a host of "faux-fabulous" and realistic-looking silk flowers available too! If you didn't like faux floral stems before, I hope the ones you see in this project will help change your mind. See LINK HERE for supplies needed and full tutorial. Tying 4 strings (twine used) onto the wire wreath will make this wire wreath into a hanging chandelier wreath.