Vintage Tart Tin Garland: A Simple Fall Craft Project Idea

When I found a set of vintage mini tart tins in a thrift store, I bought them not knowing what I’d end up using them for. I just knew they only had a 10% chance of being used to make tiny tartlets. Instead of making it to the kitchen, the tins were used to make a simple fall craft project, a garland with printable typewriter keys.  This is the easiest craft project I’ve created in a

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Driftwood Vase Tutorial {DIY Coastal Decor}

Back in February, I was dreaming of the beach, fruity drinks with little paper umbrellas, and vacation time with my family while I hot glued to my heart’s content and made a heart from driftwood. Today, I’ll show you how I took some more of the driftwood that I bought on Etsy and made a driftwood vase. By the way, I’m still dreaming of that vacation. 1. A glass jar. I up-cycled a jar that

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Vintage Inspired Guest Bathroom Reveal

Remember when I hinted at the end of my hallway reveal that my next room makeover would be our guest bathroom? Well, today’s the day I get to share it with you! Some of the changes like the new wall color and vanity makeover were made recently. Other (more time-consuming and expensive) changes, such as the granite countertop, new tile floor and wainscoting were made long before I started blogging. I’ll follow up with tutorials,

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How to Make a Bunny Boxwood Wreath: Easter Decor

I’m sure my neighbor thought I was crazy when I texted her at 8:30 the other night asking if I could have a couple of wire hangers. Most neighbors ask for a cup of sugar, but the crazy craft lady next door asks for clothes hangers. When the creative mood strikes, you just have to go with it. Today, I’m sharing how I made the bunny boxwood wreath from my Easter decor vignette out of

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Linen Closet Organization: small home/ BIG IDEAS

There was a fleeting moment that I felt like straightening up our linen closet while I was taking the before pictures. It’s kind of like when you clean the house before the cleaning lady gets there. I thought, “I can’t possibly show everyone how guilty I am of closet-neglect for the past three years”. But after reading some of the sweet comments from my last hall closet organization post, I’ve realized that a lot of

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Driftwood Heart Art {A Tutorial}

I really could use some sunshine and sand right now. And a fruity drink with a little paper umbrella would be quite nice, too. ūüôā All I could think about while making this driftwood heart was how much I look forward to going to the beach with my family this summer. Since summer is 146 days away (yes, I’m counting), this little piece of coastal-inspired art will have to suffice. I fell in love with

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Off To A Good Start: Favorite Projects Since The Blog’s Beginnings In 2012

In August of 2012, I decided to follow my dream of starting a home improvement and decor blog so I could share all the projects {and sometimes project-mishaps} that happen while the boys are in school and I am not working the night shift. I’m enjoying every minute of it and I’m looking forward to the new year sharing even more projects with all of you! I’m so happy that you all are following along

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{Things to Remember}: Chalkboard Clipboard Teacher’s Gift

For Parker and Mason’s teachers, I wanted to give them something handmade that they could use all year. The writing is done with a white marker, so it resembles the look of chalk but stays put when the chalkboard is wiped off. The supplies I used were a clipboard, painter’s tape, flat black spray paint, Recollections broad tip opaque marker in Snow White from Micheal’s, #320 fine grit sandpaper, and a piece of chalk. I

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Painted Pine Cone Garland {A Simple Christmas Craft Project}

 

As promised, I’m sharing how I made the painted pine cone garland that I showed you in my Simple Christmas Vignette post.

With Christmas only 11 days away, any decorating project from here on out must have the following criteria: minimal effort, time and expense.

The only supplies you need are pine cones, spray primer, spray paint, jute twine and hot glue.

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