With the unofficial start of summer just around the corner, we all tend to want to spend more time outdoors. Summer dinners spent on the patio are better when you can see what you’re eating, right? What happens if you want to have an outdoor chandelier but don’t have ceiling to hard wire it to? […]
Upcycle project: plain flower pot into decorative ceramic planter.
A while back I upcycled a boring, everyday, can’t swing a dead cat with out hitting one, terra cotta flower pot into a shabby chic, chippy pot by using spray paint and candle wax. Click here to see the full tutorial. For this upcycled pot transformation we use many of the same materials and techniques, but we’re […]
An easy Valentine’s Day globe.
I have a few items in my home/craft closet that I just re-do over and over and over again. (This usually involves spray paint.) One of those items is an old globe… A few years ago I picked this globe up at a yard sale for about 50 cents. My first re-do was my […]
Turning plain pumpkins into elegant pumpkins for Thanksgiving.
Once Halloween is over, you can paint your real pumpkins and add a touch of bling to create elegant pumpkins for Thanksgiving. Why toss all of those orange pumpkins? Add a little paint, ribbon and some sparkle to create something beautiful.
Turn boring glass vases into fab distressed glass decor.
Plain glass florist vases and jars… we all have tons of them, right? And no matter what you do, they kind of always look like plain glass florist vases and jars. But check out what Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage did to a run of the mill thrift shop vase… I love the technique Shannon […]
A beachy bookcase makeover.
I have been wanting to replace the little secretary desk by our front door for a long time. I knew I probably wanted a book case and had my eye out for one that was just the right size. Ding-ding-ding! We have a winner! I love how this beachy bookcase makeover turned out! Last […]
Turn old shopping bags into gift bags. A paper craft DIY.
We all have them… a stash of shopping bags. It bugs me that they are usually the perfect size for a gift bag, but you can’t very well give the gift of Legos and put them in a Ann Taylor bag, now can you? (Because that would be weird.) Fortunately, it’s totally possible to turn […]
Upcycle – Recycle project: Turn a wine bottle into an etched water carafe.
I love how some restaurants just put a bottle of water on the table and you can refill your own glass. That concept and a plethora of empty wine bottles led to this: DIY etched glass water carafes. This post contains affiliate links. I’m hosting bunco this week and since you should always drink lots […]
Make an ombre basket using tie-dye techniques.
I recently got to play around with a Tulip Tie Dye Kit, and I was pretty excited to do so because they asked me to tie dye something for the home. Not a T shirt, not a tank top, but something decorative. OK! Here’s what I ended up doing… an ombre tie-dye basket: This started […]
Upcycling boring lampshades with fabric, spray paint and a glue gun.
Last month I was given some beautiful fabric to play with and I did a guest post at Mom It Forward, sharing how to recover some basic, boring lampshades using new fabric, a glue gun and a little bit of spray paint. In case you missed it, I am sharing it here today. I love […]
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