Chalky Finish Painted Furniture

A few years ago I started getting emails from product companies about chalk paint. Chalk paint this, chalk paint that. It was, dare I use the word; trendy. The advantage of chalk paint over other sorts of furniture paint was that, in addition to a soft matte finish, the application process was far more forgiving than […]

Adult Coloring Book Tray

I may have a problem with decorative trays. I like them more than they like me. If I see a good looking tray at a reasonable price, there is a more than reasonable chance it’s coming home with me. I tell myself You’ll use it to round up all the little doodads on the nightstand!….three years […]

Easy Popsicle Stick Art

Three things I love about Summer: Margaritas, caftans, and outdoor crafts. I’m proud to say this project involved all three! Did I mention this one involves food coloring? And you can assemble in under an hour. Get the complete directions over on I Love to Create! They made a handy little video for their Facebook […]

Homemade Bleach Stamped Bolster Pillow

Bleach and I are not friends. For one thing, the smell nauseates me. For another thing, there was this time I tried to bleach my curtains, went overboard, and everything tasted like pool water for a week. And for another thing, regular liquid bleach and accidents like to happen waaaaaaay too often. Have you ever […]

Bleach Dye Botanicals at Home

I don’t know if you have been outside lately, but whoa nelly, SPRING IS HERE! he bees are buzzing, the birds are chirping and the ground is busting out every shade and shape of green goodness imaginable. What does that mean? Life crippling allergies. It’s time to raid the neighbor’s yard for stuff to make crafts. […]

Personalized Key Hook

The folks at Michael’s asked me to take a look at their new Make Market line and pick something to personalize. So that was hard. I mean, craft shopping for fun? *YAWN. *Snoopy dance. The idea was to pick something that I could dress up, but I liked the product line so much I didn’t want to […]

The Soap Opera Saga of the Cantaloupe Bookshelf

Here is the thing about painting your living room black: it makes everything look like it was put there on purpose. The sloppy cushions, the 3-month-old magazine, the 32oz Diet Dr Pepper Big Gulp from last thursday…yes. They all look like they were put there on purpose. This puts a lot of pressure on the items […]

DIY No-Sew Sequin Pillow

There are two kinds of people in this world you cannot trust; people who bite into ice cream and people who do not like sequins. That ice cream thing is suspicious because WHO DOES THAT? But the sequin thing can be more subtle. You can know a person for your whole life and then, 30 […]

Adventures in Removable Wallpaper

There are a handful of items that indicate one has officially crossed the line into adulthood; parenthood, paying taxes, and installing wallpaper. I mean, anyone can paint a wall…but wallpaper? You need big girl pants to handle wallpaper. And although I have done some stand-alone wallpaper projects here and there, I had yet to wallpaper […]