I’m a beach girl at heart. But until retirement or I win the lottery, my art studio overlooking the ocean remains a dream. In the meantime, I spend my days being creative in Ohio, and indulging my love of the ocean in my home decor. I’m Carla Schauer, and I make craft and decor projects, […]
I love to change up my mantel for the seasons. A way to do this quickly is to decorate using items that are easily interchangeable or are reversible. Double sided artwork and a little spray paint can make it happen in just a few minutes.
My mantel is soooo hard to decorate. It’s an asymmetrical wooden nightmare. I am still not happy with this, but it’ll do. I will probably continue to tweak it. I do like the sparkle of the mercury glass and silver, and I like the little ravens. I’m still very enamored of the Raven artwork I did last […]
I love “distressed” art projects. They’re so forgiving. If it isn’t perfect, or you really mess something up…. that’s ok. I meant to do that. That being the case, I really enjoy this type of project. Here’s my latest: Ombre Owl Artwork, using Halloween silhouettes from the Dollar Store. This was really quite easy to […]
This is one of my favorite patriotic projects! The saying is SO true, and it’s a great reminder of all that our brave men and women have done for this country. This easy DIY artwork project can be done in just an afternoon.
I love this country. I love quick art projects. I love spray paint. I dropped the ball as far as getting my patriotic decor up last month, so I am hustling to get some up in a day. This “Old Glory” flag sign was created in less than an hour using scrap wood and some […]
I am still trying to put together a recap of the SNAP! Conference, but in the meantime I wanted to share one of the crafts that we were able to make in one of the workshops while we were there. I made some distressed ombre artwork and I am totally in love with it. There […]
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so when Plaid Crafts sent me a whole box of Martha Stewart Craft Supplies and asked me to create a Mother’s Day project, I jumped at the chance. I decided to make some Mom-inspired, typographic subway art. (This post contains affiliate links) Supplies needed: a 1/4″ plywood board. […]
The things that work with my everyday decor sometimes just won’t work at Christmas time. For example, I love the Family Rules art piece that hangs over the buffet in our dining room, and come October, its orange color is a perfect pairing with the black and silver of my Halloween decor. However, when Christmas […]
I love subway art and typography. Lately I’ve become a regular Art Institute of Five Minute Projects and our scrap woodpile has become my supply source. I had been wanting to make some nativity themed artwork and put some focus on the real reason we celebrate Christmas. I saw a great piece of artwork from Red Letter Words […]