Frankenstein and Football Cake, Candy Mice, Handbags and Cleaning Tips Although I haven't posted much lately - okay, not at all - I have been doing quite a few projects inspired by some Pins from Pinterest. By the way, I've changed the way I post these "pins I've tried" to just include the link . . .
Dark floors, white walls Do you follow me on Pinterest? If you don't, why not?! I pin lots of awesome things. :P If you do follow me there, then maybe you've seen my new board, Dark Floors White Walls. It's full of beautiful spaces. Go check it out, I'll wait... Quite a stunning look isn't . . .
How to Make Dinosaur Bookends What do you give a girl who loves dinosaurs? Dinosaur bookends, of course! My daughter turned 20 last week. I can hardly believe that this little peanut is so old. Seems like yesterday that she was giving slobbery kisses and following me around the house like a . . .
Checking Vintage Furniture for Lead Paint As a person who frequently buys and repaints vintage furniture, I am always worried about lead paint and whether it was used on the piece I'm about to sand and re-paint. Lead is not something I ever want to mess with, let alone get into my lungs. When . . .
Going Dramatic with Black Interior Doors I fell in love with the look of interior black doors months and months ago, but didn't know if I would love them in our house. Painting the interior doors black would create quite a statement, but was it a statement I was ready to make? If you follow me on . . .
52 Things I Like About You My daughter was looking for a fun, easy, thoughtful project to give to her boyfriend. So, of course she stalked Pinterest for some ideas. She saw a really cute pin from Visual Heart, and decided to make her own version. (Link to original post is on the bottom of . . .
Faux Bamboo China Cabinet Makeover I know I just posted about the black bamboo cabinet I painted using the same method/paint, but I recently gave this faux bamboo china cabinet a makeover and wanted to give you the details on my experience. Here's the deal: I have wanted to try the paint and . . .
Have you ever found a gorgeous piece of furniture that needed some love, but NOT paint? I have a few pieces like that - those that deserve to be loved back to their original beauty. I found a great way to clean furniture with oil and vinegar - it cleans up the wood while leaving it with a beautiful . . .
How to make Coconut Haystacks Yesterday, I got a hunkering for a coconut haystack. You know the ones that you can only find in a chocolate store, and they are usually crazy expensive. So while at the store buying yucca flour (for pan de buono - a gluten free bread that is delicious) , I saw a . . .
Faux Carriage Garage Door Simple and inexpensive projects around the house can sometimes make the biggest impact. For example, this little project gave us a nice bump in our curb appeal, but only cost a few dollars! The other day, I was walking through Home Depot and saw a package . . .