mason jar lid pumpkins

Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins

Last month when I made some mini wreath ornaments out of mason jar lid rims, I was left with several of the lids with no purpose. I'm not a canning person so to me mason jars are mostly used for crafts and storage and in everyday decor - because I just like them so much.

mini wreath christmas ornaments

Mini Wreath Christmas Ornaments

Do you start your Christmas gifts and ornaments in July too? Well I don't always but every year soon realize that I should have. Every month I participate in a Craft Room De-Stash Challenge and this month it gave me the best opportunity to use up my craft supplies and start on those Christmas ornaments. I made a couple of miniature wreaths in about an hour.

how to style one bookshelf five different ways

How to Style One Bookshelf Five Different Ways.

Styling a shelf can be a challenge!I recently added a small bookshelf at the end of my hallway as part of a makeover of the space that included new flooring, paint, and lighting. I really wanted a focal point at the end of the hallway and found a great bookshelf to fit the space. I tried five different styles so now the challenge is to pick a style I like the best.

patriotic painted bucket planters

Patriotic Painted Bucket Planters

Every summer I enjoy adding decorations to my screened porch and outdoor areas in patriotic themes. Just a little something with red, white and blue that stays up all summer from Memorial Day until Labor Day. This year I added some patriotic painted bucket planters for succulents.

patriotic clothes pin wreath

Patriotic Clothes Pin Wreath

I love making wreaths and trying out different types of methods and products and styles of wreaths. For several years now I have wanted to make a clothespin wreath with a patriotic theme but know that on Pinterest that type of project has been done many many times.But I decided that it wasn't going to stop me from making one of my own for my side entrance, even if I didn't blog about it. So I did and wrote a blog post about it.

upcycled cabinet door to custom sign makeover

Upcycled Cabinet Door To Custom Sign Makeover

Last year I helped to refinish some cabinets for a small kitchenette at our church after some massive storm damage. Unfortunately we found that the cabinets themselves had too much water damage and had to be replaced AFTER I had already stripped and re-stained the old cabinet doors. Not one to throw something like this away, I held on to the four newly refinished cabinet doors just because I knew I could find something to do with them one day.

retro side table makeover

Retro Side Table Makeover

At a recent trip to a thrift store - just to see what I could find for inspiration - I came across this retro style tiered side table that was a great deal but had some slight water damage. I decided to buy it anyway.

white walls transforms the look of our family room

White Walls Transforms the Look of Our Family Room

After months of renovating our family room, we can finally say we have completely transformed the look of the room. And the biggest change was as simple as painting the walls a bright white color.

side table makeover with a fabric covered top and epoxy finish

Side Table Makeover With A Fabric Covered Top and Epoxy Finish

I recently tried something new! I have always wanted to learn how to apply an epoxy resin to the top of a table. A few months ago I was challenged along with several other bloggers to create a fabulous table top using epoxy and whatever creative material we could dream up. I already had this small side table in my basement just waiting for a fabulous makeover so I accepted the challenge and learned how to do something new at the same time.

diy mid century modern inspired wood veneer vase

DIY Mid Century Modern Inspired Wood Veneer Vase

I live in a modern home and finding true mid-century style accessories can be a challenge and expensive! For my current family room renovation I created a wood grain veneer covered vase similar to what was popular during the 1970's.

Donna Powell
Donna Powell
About meI am a Certified Interior Designer who is currently renovating my dated mid-century modern home one budget DIY project at a time. Mid-century modern is my favorite style but I have worked on projects for clients that covered many different styles and lifestyles.