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Create a Valentine Heart and Arrow Aluminum Wall Hanging!

You know I love a pretty wreath. But sometimes it's fun to experiment and come up with something that you can still hang on a door or wall that's a little different than a wreath. That's what happened when I spied some galvanized ducting at the hardware store. I wondered if there was some way to bend it into a heart shape. I bought some and experimented with a Valentine heart! I am really … [Read more...]

Five Tips to Creating the Perfect Guest Room!

When school started this year all of my kids wanted to switch bedrooms around! My middle daughter started high school and wanted to be down in the basement with my oldest daughter. So she took over our guest room. And my youngest daughter took over her "Tween" room. And my oldest son is away at college, so we decided to turn his room into the new guest room. It's the biggest bedroom … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Patterned Heart Printables #ShutterflyDecor

This post is brought to you by Shutterfly. I just love Valentine's Day!! And this year I thought it would be so fun to go with a traditional red and white Valentine decor! I created THREE different hearts with bold happy patterns in stripes, polka dots and houndstooth. I printed them on canvases and mounted them on my vintage door mantel! I also created a printable with red hearts and one gold … [Read more...]

How to Create “Faux” Mercury Glass with Krylon’s Looking Glass Spray Paint!

I am so excited to be teaming up with Krylon to show you how to make faux mercury glass. And it's so easy! Don't you love the look of Mercury Glass?? But it can be so expensive. Now you can turn practically anyglass surface into mercury glass. Krylon sent me some of their Looking Glass Spray Paint. I was so excited to try it out. I've tried to make mercury glass before with other brands of … [Read more...]

Make a Metal and Wood X-Bench! (tutorial)

DIY "reclaimed" modern/industrial look bench!   As I was working on our master bedroom redo, I knew I wanted a bench at the end of the bed. The wrought iron bench I had there was fine, but it didn't fit the look of my bedroom (and I kept stubbing my toes on it). So I needed to look for something different. And it's the  perfect place to put shoes on in the morning and stack pillows up at … [Read more...]

Make a Giant Typography Sign for Autumn!

Make a Giant Typography Sign for Autumn! I love a graphic sign. And I have a spot on the wall as you come into my family room that is the perfect size for a long sign. I decided to make a tyoography sign for Fall!   This is a really easy project. All you need is a piece of unfinished wood, 2 colors of spraypaint, vinyl and a vinyl cutter.   You can make it for ANY … [Read more...]

Make Chair Slipcovers out of Curtain Panels!

I was shopping at one of my favorite haunts - DownEast last week and I spied some super discounted striped curtain panels. I bought them thinking they might work for a project. When I got home I discovered that they wouldn't work for the project I had in mind, but they looked so great in my living room. Hmmmm. My mind was spinning. You see, I had such a fun time making over my Master … [Read more...]

Master Bedroom Details: Make a Cozy Office Nook!

One of my favorite parts of our new Bedroom Makeover is the office nook we carved out in the room. It's my favorite spot to sit in the mornings and check email. This is our peaceful retreat. I got a lot of questions on the Bedroom Reveal post about the rug and the desk in that area. Both are from one of my favorite furniture sources - DownEast Home. DownEast has amazing clothes, … [Read more...]

Master Bedroom Details – How to Make a Herringbone Wall!

Thanks for all of the nice comments on my Master Bedroom Makeover. We love spending time in our new room!! In the Bedroom Reveal post, I had a lot of people ask questions about the Herringbone Focal Wall. It's one of my favorite parts of the room. Here's how that wall was created: … [Read more...]

30 Day Challenge Reveal – Master Bedroom Makeover!

The past 30 days have FLOWN by as I have been working hard to complete our Master Bedroom Makeover for the Jo-Ann and HGTV HOME™ Magic with Fabric & Trim challenge. It's been a whirlwind of activity, but SO much fun too!!! I have loved seeing my room transform every day into something new. You see, with three teenagers in the house, sometimes things get a little LOUD and CRAZY around … [Read more...]