There is something so very relaxing about the gentle glowing light from a lantern and even better when the lantern is made from found things! In keeping with my efforts to turn something old into something new, I've put together this pretty DIY Lantern with great finds from the Thrift Store. I started with a… Continue reading Easy, Beautiful D.I.Y. Lantern
Last fall I purchased a bright and colorful painting at a garage sale. Not that I needed more art on my walls but I was certain I would eventually find a way to re-purpose it. It's been sitting in the craft room for over a year so it was time to make something old into… Continue reading Easy DIY Repurposed Art Table Top
I thought I would share a few of my past posts that include some aspect of decorating with blue. When I was looking back I was surprised how I incorporated it in all the places where I relax most. While my main living area is all done in very earthy tones and that is calming… Continue reading The Decorating “Blues” You Will Love
This was a super fun little project I did for a ladybug challenge. I was able to upcycle a few things and I always like it when I can use something old and turn it into something new, but you can find the supplies you need at any dollar store. What You Need- Small oval… Continue reading DIY Ladybug Pin-Cushion/Sewing Kit
These easy, no-sew projects made with an old sweater and free finds from the Reuse Center are a great way to decorate containers that you can use for all sorts of things! I cut the end of the sleeves off and flipped the cuff over the top rim. If you just cut the length leaving… Continue reading DIY Upcycled Sweater Projects
I was doing my useful Thrift Store run on the weekend looking for new project ideas and I found this wonderful black metal plant stand for $3.99. I also found a beautiful, bright and colorful large bowl for $2.50 and for under $7.00 and in 1 minute I was able to transform an old plant stand into a beautiful new plant stand and a unique addition to my home décor. No glue, no tools, no fuss and no muss, the bowl just fit right in!
Last fall when we were closing things up at the lake, I dragged some branches home. I've always wanted to make framed branch art so what better than to use branches from a place you love! I already had a frame I'd found at a thrift store with an inside edge of about 1" so… Continue reading Framed Branch Wall Art
Well the holiday season has come to an end. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas for those of you who celebrate it. I had a big gathering this year and that meant a lot of boots at the entrance. Even after I had moved all our personal boots and shoes out of the… Continue reading 6 Easy DIY Home Hacks Using Reusable Shopping Bags
Organizing a multi-purpose craft room can have its challenges but with a bit of planning ahead you can make the best use of your available space. Setting up a multi-project craft room has been a challenge and an ongoing project in itself. Some people have a designated purpose for their space, an art studio or… Continue reading How To Organize & Design A Multi-Purpose Craft Room
When my mother down sized to senior living she gave me her silver set. When I opened the chest I saw a piece of chalk. I had no recollection of chalk being in the silverware chest and I know she wouldn't have it there for no reason, but why? MINIMIZE MOISTURE I set out to… Continue reading How To Prevent Your Silver From Tarnishing
I can't be the only one who's been given a beautiful bouquet of flowers only to find them drooping two days later! It use to make me so frustrated until I finally discovered how to extend their life and vibrancy. Before I knew it, my wilted cut flower disappointments were a thing of the past.… Continue reading What Your Fresh-Cut Flowers Want You To Know!
I have a dresser that I've been dragging around western Canada since 1975, yes..1975! It was part of a bedroom set that was a birthday gift from my parents and for whatever reason I just couldn't let it go, instead; it sat in the basement collecting dust. I finally decided to paint it and include… Continue reading Dresser Restoration With DIY Crystal Drawer Pulls