an upcycle using paint stencils

An Upcycle – Using Paint & Stencils

This weeks’ upcycle is all about taking nothing and turning it into something. I love to make something old or something no one else wants into something useable and in my opinion, lovely again.

organize on a budget vanity refresh, bathroom ideas, crafts, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas

Organize On A Budget – Vanity Refresh

How do you store your makeup? Is your vanity area organized? I tried last year; however, per usual, I was not happy with the outcome and it was a perfect project for my Organize on a Budget series. So come along. My DIY two-tier tray is perfect for removing clutter from the top of any surface and inexpensive as well.

clay pots upcycled

Clay Pots – Upcycled

Clay pots are abundant. You can find them at almost any gardening center or big box store and if you’re like me, you can also thrift them as well. Even better yet, they are cheap. Yes, they cost little or nothing and another great thing about them is that they can easily be upcycled into something beautiful. Whether for your garden or to store kitchen utensils, Clay Pots – Upcycled is a great idea.In this article, I will walk you through the process of upcycling clay pots and turning a diamond in the rough into a smooth and beautifully polished diamond of a container.

what to do when an old furniture piece calls your name

What To Do When An Old Furniture Piece Calls Your Name

It is yard sale, flea market and thrifting season. WhooHoo! I am so excited! I made a great purchase at my first yard sale visit of the season last weekend. It was so convenient and I think, meant to be. So let’s see what can happen when you know What To Do When An Old Furniture Piece Calls Your Name. I collaborated with Dixie Belle Paint Company to complete this project.

transitioning to the farmhouse style

Transitioning To The FarmHouse Style

I thought changing decorating styles would be as easy as adding a few accessories…NOT! The authentic Farmhouse style looks clean, simple, and easy to recreate, but making the transition can become quite challenging. Here I will break it down and show you how the process can be broken down into small steps.changing decorating styles it would be as easy as adding a few accessories…NOT! The authentic Farmhouse style looks clean, simple, and easy to recreate, but making the transition can become quite challenging. Here I will break it down and show you how the process can be broken down into small steps.

farmhouse sign should you make it or buy it

FARMHOUSE Sign - Should You Make It Or Buy It?

I had such a fun FARMHOUSE project. Let me preface this by saying, this is a ridiculously easy project. But, would you believe a non-crafting friend challenged me to make this from scratch? Well, she did!I took my stencil with me to make sure I got the length right. I found I had to buy a complete sheet of the wood but the entire sheet was only $8.97. From that one sheet of wood, I was able to get two pieces at 36”, which was the length I needed for the sign and two that were approximately 10”. From that one sheet of wood, I have enough to make two large and two small wooden, farmhouse style signs. Not bad right?

something old is new again beautiful

Something Old Is New Again & Beautiful

What do you do when a favorite piece of furniture begins to look dated and needs a refresh? Do you toss it and purchase something new or do you give that piece of furniture a refresh and continue to love it? Well, if you know me, I go for the refresh as-long-as the furniture piece is still sturdy and attractive. Thusly, the case with this table.

the black and white upcycle project plus

The Black and White Upcycle Project…Plus

I had a very successful thrifting haul a while back. The items I picked up were random. Nothing was the same and there was nothing that appeared to be related but they all spoke to me and of course when thrifting, the most important thing is price and in the case of all of these items, the price was right. Take a look and see how I managed to pull these items together to make beautiful upcycles.

decorating with old windows

Decorating With Old Windows

Decorating with Old Windows has become very popular and just in case you are wondering how it's done, I have pulled together several different projects/examples, including one of my own, that uses old windows to bring a little farmhouse/rustic style to a space.

table upcycle using only paint

Table Upcycle Using Only Paint

This is a paint project that is based on a table that has been around since my grandparents were newlyweds and is still around today, I believe, because of t paint. This is a collaboration with Dixie Belle Paint. There is also a giveaway affiliated with this project. You can get all of the details on my blog.

Clearissa
Clearissa
About meI am a wife, mother and proud MiMi of two. I am also a lifestyle blogger with a passion for organization/redesign, restyling, crafting and anything that focuses on living a clean, clutter and stress-free life. I thrive on finding ways to organize a room/home or office space and make it attractive in the process. I am also a Virtual Assistant (VA) and an Independent Avon Representative. I have recently added a craft boutique to my website where I sell my one-of-kind craft creations. I have a diversified professional life and I love sharing my passions with you.