2016 has been a rough year for many of us, and to combat all the bad news, Brynne from The Gathered Home, thought this would be the perfect time to highlight some of our favorite charities, and some of the ways bloggers are giving back to our communities in an attempt to make the world a slightly . . .
Ahh... Amazon. I used to be such a mall rat, but lately, I can't believe just how much I buy online, especially for the holidays. (Wait, does anyone say "mall rat" anymore?) On Black Friday, while everyone else was standing in long lines and fighting for the last flat screen tv, I spent most of the . . .
A few weeks ago, I bought some canvases at Michael's for 70% off, but so far had only used one for this painting. I was itching for something to do a few days ago, so I decided to pull out another one and go to town on another piece of DIY art. I was able to create this ombre drip painting in just a . . .
The last time I used Modern Masters Copper Patina paint, I gave some old clay pots an update. Today, I giving an update to this guy... He looks a little blah, a little too pale, to me. I thought he could use a makeover. I like my men with a little character and color to them. (haha... I just . . .
For all of you (me included) that aren't the kind to go crazy each and every holiday with decorating our spaces, but still want a little touch of color and fun, this is the post for you! I've rounded up a few easy fall decor ideas that anyone can do, for just a little bit of cash. Fall is . . .
A Painted Piano?! Did I really paint a piano? Really? Yes! I warn you now, if you love natural wood, and can't stand to see it painted, this is not the post for you... A few months ago, my son's friend gave us their piano when they decided not to take it with them when they moved out of state. . . .
Easy DIY Art - Haven Swag Challenge Every year, I come back from the Haven Conference with a ton of swag - a.k.a. stuff the vendors give us. Some of it are things like water bottles (which we use still four years later) and others are things like tools (my favorite kind of swag). Some of the . . .
The Adventure Continues - Building a Pool In yesterday's post about what to expect when building a pool, the last thing I shared was the pool company, Treasure Pools, backfilled around the pool, installing the equipotential bonding and leveling out the ground. That happened on workday 7 of the pool . . .
The Process of Building a Pool - Last night I watched an episode of Insane Pools, which I had taped on my DVR. In that episode, the home owners spent $165,000 on building a pool (well, refurbishing their existing pool) and installing a koi pond. It turned out great, despite the builders seeming . . .
Giving New Life to Old Flower Pots - One of the things I've been working on is adding texture and pattern to each space around the house. In the past, I liked to keep everything nice and shiny and new looking, but it tended to get a bit boring to look at. I knew I definitely wanted to add some . . .