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 […]
Easy summer decor with sea shells.
I loves me some sticks for fall and winter. Sea shells are my summer version of sticks. There is no easier way to bring a bit of the seaside to your home than just to dump a few shells around the house! (Yes, I said dump some shells… quite the home designer lingo, […]
The land of the free BECAUSE of the brave. (More patriotic artwork)
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.
DIY Patriotic Flag Artwork in about an hour.
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 […]
Upcycled: Patriotic Jars
I shared this simple craft on Mom It Forward earlier this week. So quick and easy to create! (And fairly disposable too!) Add some patriotic flair to your decor by upcycling a few glass jars with some red, white and blue. Everyone has glass jars around the house. Create some patriotic vases, or how about just […]
While I’m in Atlanta at The Haven Conference, I thought I’d do a little recap of some previous summer posts. Have you checked out my post on turning an old washing machine drum into a fire pit? Perfect for camping or the beach. How about making your own Pottery Barn inspired shell candles? And did […]
Seaside decor made from Salt Dough
As we head into a new summer, I thought I’d do a quick recap of some of the projects I made last summer. Specifically, those I made from a basic salt dough. I made dough starfish…. Click HERE for the tutorial …and a wacky, free-form piece of “coral”…. See how I made this HERE … […]
Turn your old washing machine into a fire pit.
OK, this is not a beautiful transformation, but it sure works great. Take the drum out of an old machine and use it as a fire-pit. I don’t think they are so aesthetically pleasing “as-is” for a backyard, but let me tell you, these wash tub fire pits are perfect for beach bonfires and camping […]
Make a big Newspaper Sail Boat (using everyday items…)
I shared this project earlier this month at The Country Chic Cottage‘s “Beach Bash”. I was asked to come up with a beach themed craft, and I knew immediately what I wanted to do. I wanted to try and create one of those big, gorgeous (expensive) sailboats for my mantel. You know what happened? EPIC. […]
Easy updates for basic Flip-Flops… a guest post from Nicole at Thrifty Decorating
I have eleventy billion old flip-flops sitting around. As soon as I get back from my camping trip, I am going to try updating them with Nicole’s brilliantly simple technique…. Hi, I am Nicole from Thrifty Decorating and I am so excited to be here at The V-Spot today! I just love Viv’s blog…not only […]