paint pen accent wall

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So there's this tiny coat closet in our hallway. When we did our hallway makeover last year we took off the hideous bifold door and decided to just leave it open, which I really love. The closet has this little strip of wall and I wanted to add a bit of something to it. Nothing too obvious, just a smidge of fun. Cue the paint pen. To start, I drew two vertical lines from ceiling to floor with a silver metallic paint … [Read more...]

placemat pillow

placemat pillow

I love a good decorative pillow. Who doesn't? I made this outdoor pillow for our porch from two placemats. I picked up these babies from Target for a couple of bucks each. I put the wrong sides back to back and sewed around the edges making sure to leave an opening for the stuffing. This pillow literally took me 20 minutes to make. And it looks perfect on the porch! Until next time.... … [Read more...]

typography board

typography board

One thing I have always hated about our house, and actually most houses come to think of it, is that the thermostat is right smack in the middle of the wall like it's a shrine to the temperature gods or something. I tried hanging pictures on the sides of the thermostat but it just made it stand out even more. Last summer we finally got central air in our home (hallelujah!) and with that a new thermostat. We bought a Sensi wi-fi thermostat … [Read more...]

copper & wood candle holder

copper & wood candle holder

I really love to look at Scandinavian interior design. It's so beautifully simple and clean. This is such an easy project. All you need is 8 pieces of 1/2 inch wooden dowel cut to the desired size. I cut mine 4 inches each. If you wanted a larger candle holder cut longer pieces. You'll also need 8 copper pipe T joints, also 1/2 inch. Assemble your wooden dowels and copper pipes using E600. Let dry completely, about a day. Easy … [Read more...]

25 metallic projects

diy concrete stools

Metallics, metallics everywhere. Nothing adds a bit of sophistication to a space like some shimmering copper, gold or silver. Here's a fantastic roundup of 25 metallic projects. There's something here for everyone. Copper Chandelier World Map Art Concrete Pots Faux Deer Head Cork Mouse Pad Paint Pen Arrow Art Copper "Dipped" Concrete Letters Copper & Gold Faux Fruit Paint Pen Ampersand Concrete Stools Copper … [Read more...]

geometric fox art

stitched geometric fox art

A couple weeks ago I shared my animal string art with you. I was just so in love with it and really wanted to do more. I decided to make another geometric animal, but this time it would be on a slightly larger scale. And I've sort of (a lot) been in love with foxes lately, so what came next just seemed natural. I bought a piece of material used for cross stitching. (Clearly, I don't cross stitch and know it's actual name.) I cut it to fit … [Read more...]

bob vila thumbs up contest

pennies!

I am super excited to have another one of my projects featured on the Bob Vila Thumbs Up competition. Last year my concrete lamp was featured and it was such a fun experience. This time around it's my penny top tray. Click on over and start voting for your favorites! You can vote once per device per day until February 28th.         Until next time.... … [Read more...]

geometric animal string art

geometric animal string art

I remember doing string art when I was a kid, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't nearly this cool. Ooorrrrrr maybe it's just cause I'm slightly obsessed with geometric anything at the moment. In either case, I'm ridiculously in love with  this animal string art. I started by doing a Google image search for "geometric rhino" and this was one of the first images to come up. Print and cut. Easy peasy. I traced around the rhino onto a … [Read more...]

gold geometric mirror

gold geometric mirror

I love the style of West Elm. Unfortunately, I can't always afford their prices. Boo. When I saw these gold geometric mirrors it was love at first sight. Some things, simply put, are not DIY-able. These mirrors are what DIY dreams are made of. This is my West Elm gold geometric mirror knock-off. I LOVE it! And the absolute best part? It cost me nothing. Zip. Nada. I already had the round mirror and the gold leafing. Love when that … [Read more...]

diy felted beads

diy felted beads

I have love felted beads for a few years now, but every time I think I about buying some I instantly change my mind when I see the price. They're quite expensive for simply being a little ball of wool. At least all the places I've seen them are.   Felted beads are simple and inexpensive to make, you just need one of these Bead Shakers. I found it at Hobby Lobby. You'll also need 100% wool roving. The instructions … [Read more...]