creating distressed candlesticks from glass bud vases, crafts

Creating Distressed Candlesticks From Glass Bud Vases

On a recent trip to I tried to come up with a great project that anyone could do. I love showing unique projects, but isn't is frustrating when you can't recreate that project yourself?
I came up with this idea of turning glass bud vases into distressed candlesticks using just chalk paint and some fine grit sand paper.
For the complete instructions, be sure to visit my blog!

creating a pottery barn inspired pedestal from a vintage cutting board, home decor, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects

Creating a Pottery Barn Inspired Pedestal From a Vintage Cutting Board

At a consignment shop, I found a handmade cutting board that had definitely seen better days! I knew that it could be repurposed into a wonderful piece, though!
has a wooden pedestal that looks like a vintage cutting board on legs. It inspired me to add some legs to my cutting board. Not only does it look as great at the Pottery Barn version, but mine has that natural, vintage charm we all love!

how to create a diy clipboard using an old cutting board, crafts, how to, organizing, repurposing upcycling

How to Create a DIY Clipboard Using an Old Cutting Board

What can you make out of an old beat up cutting board that you can find at the thrift store, you ask? Well, I repurposed one into a useful clipboard for holding the notes that I seem to have scattered around the house. Find the full tutorial on my blog.

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Painting With Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboard paint can be used on just about any surface. After painting something with chalkboard paint, It is important to "season" the board before writing on it. If a board is not seasoned, the words written on it will be etched in and not be able to be erased. Seasoning is simply done by rubbing chalk over the board and then wiping it off. Then the chalkboard is ready to use!

making your own chalk paint, chalk paint, painting

Making Your Own Chalk Paint

I have found that homemade chalk paint works just as well as store bought....Click the link below to see my super easy recipe for it!

diy cutting board word art, chalk paint, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling

DIY Cutting Board Word Art

Do you have any wood cutting boards lying around that you don't know what to do with? This tutorial will show you how to easily transform them into decorative DIY word art to hang on your kitchen wall!

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Closet Makeover for $6!

My closet was in massive need for a good organizational job....I did it by emptying things out and using things I had around the house to make it pretty and function. Check out the details of what I did that cost me only $6.

unique way to display photos in a diy picture frame, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling, wall decor

Unique Way to Display Photos in a DIY Picture Frame

Adding important and meaningful photos to your home is one way to add a personal touch to your decor. This farmhouse industrial style DIY frame allows you to display those photos in a unique way and makes it easy to change the photographs on a regular basis.

keep a basket of socks for your guests to wear when they visit, home decor

Keep a Basket of Socks for Your Guests to Wear When They Visit

Make your guests feel right at home and cozy when they visit your home by offering a basket of slippers or socks to wear.

diy kitchen art made from a repurposed pizza board, crafts, repurposing upcycling, wall decor

DIY Kitchen Art Made From a Repurposed Pizza Board

One of the easiest ways to decorate is a kitchen is to use items that you'd normally use in the room. I found some old pizza boards at an estate sale and decided to make some "art" to hang on the wall or display on a shelf!