In need of a quick pick-me-up? The answer could be Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. It’s amazing how adding a few lemons here and there can brighten up the place and leave you feeling just a little bit happier. Maybe it’s because lemons are the color of sunshine, or maybe it’s because they’re chock full of Vitamin C and contain all sorts of health benefits. What I know for certain is, lemons aren’t just good for consuming, they’re great for decorating…and they may even inspire you to paint. Continue Reading →
I’ve spent the last couple of days doing something I never, in my wildest dreams, imagined I’d be doing…sewing face masks. But, as I pulled out my 1937 Singer, rolling it’s squeaky wheels across my bathroom floor in order to sew where the lighting is best, the same sentimental feelings washed over me. The reason? There’s a fantastic story behind my sewing machine. It’s one of sacrifice, love, & God. Continue Reading →
You don’t need me to tell you, these are some strange times we’re living in. The Coronavirus wasn’t even on my radar a couple of months ago, and now as I write this, I’m doing my part to “flatten the curve” and am adhering to quarantine guidelines. I pray all of you who follow my blogs are staying healthy and being safe out there. We’re all in this together. The way I see it, there’s no room for panic. Just arm yourself with the facts, use wisdom, and choose faith over fear every time. Continue Reading →
This DIY Wood Sign is just one example of my recent obsession; creating wood backdrops that are part stain/part paint. The combination of the two just makes for more interesting artwork. And it’s so easy to do, I thought I’d share some simple tips that you can try yourself. Maybe you’ll even experiment with it a bit more. Continue Reading →
If you, or someone you know, is getting married soon, this Save the Date Wedding Sign is the perfect DIY project for you. It’s not only a beautiful photo prop for couples to take pictures with and let loved ones know when the big day is, it’s the sign that keeps on giving. Trust me, you’ll want to use it again by displaying it at the wedding ceremony and then later you can hang it in your home as artwork. Talk about getting your money’s worth! And it doesn’t take much to make it. Now that you’re on board, let me walk you through the steps.
I had more than a few doubts when I took on this Accent Cabinet Makeover. But now that it’s been structurally reinforced, re-painted, and dolled up, I have to admit, it turned out better than I expected. This poor cabinet was pretty much on its last leg when a friend brought it to me and asked me to -quote- “see what I could do with it.” I thought it was cute, but it was in really, REALLY bad shape. Just see for yourself what it looked like before: Continue Reading →
I’m in love with my Woodsy Hexagon Wreath. It’s perfect in its simplicity, and can easily be decorated for any season by simply changing up the ribbon and greenery. Best of all, there’s no other one like it anywhere. The idea for it came when I began noticing hexagons in all sorts of design elements, like kitchen backsplashes, shelving, and even jewelry. Continue Reading →
Have yourself a very Crafty Christmas! I certainly am. For the last couple of months I’ve been up to my eyeballs in building and painting decorations for a candy-themed Christmas party. (Which explains why I haven’t posted any blogs in a while.) Now that I’m finally finished, I’m free to move on to other projects, and more importantly, my husband is free to park in the garage again. Just take a look at how all my Christmas craftiness took over: Continue Reading →