mirror tile chandelier

mirror tile chandelier

  So, remember my mirror tile wall? If you've been here before and have a pulse I'm sure you do. Well, I had some leftover sheets of mirror tiles and decided pretty quickly that I would be making a mirror tile chandelier with them. And I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. I love it!   My chandelier found a home above my record player and next to my recently acquired geometric bear print from Vintage Revivals. … [Read more...]

hello sunshine! diy wood shim sign

diy wood shim summer sign

    You know you're having a great summer when you're too busy to blog. Seriously, this summer has been nutso! But in the I'm-having-so-much-fun-work-is-cramping-my-style kind of way. Our life has been full of amazing trips, house projects, friends & family, and plenty of patio time. I wanted something really simple for my mantel this summer. And I've been dying to do a project with wood shims. Put 'em together and blam-o! … [Read more...]

mirror tile wall


    My favorite part of the hallway & foyer makeover is the mirror tile wall. There are no words to describe my love for this wall. As I said earlier, I have wanted to do this project for a few years and this was the absolute perfect wall for it.   I was fully prepared to stick individual half inch mirror tiles on the wall, but luckily I found Kit Kraft. They sell mirror tile sheets. Each sheet measures about … [Read more...]

foyer & hallway makeover


  I have been ridiculously excited to show you guys this makeover! It's the kind of makeover that makes me feel like I have a whole new house. It's so beautiful! What would the after pictures be without some befores for comparison. The foyer & hall were painted a grayish brown and off-white. Off-white? What was I thinking?!¬†Which really just made everything look a little, well, dingy. There, I said it. The book … [Read more...]

paper triangle mobile

paper triangle mobile

    How about a lovely hanging mobile to help usher in spring? Start by cutting 2 inch strips of paper. Then cut the strips into 2 inch x 2 inch squares. Now cut each square in half diagonally. And your triangles are ready for sewing! Sew your triangles together leaving the thread long at the end. (This is how you'll attach your triangles to your wooden dowel.) Sew each strip of triangles separately so … [Read more...]

IKEA hack entry table


  First things first. You've probably noticed I've been absent for a month. Curtis & I tackled a major overhaul in March. We'll get to all that makeover goodness soon enough. Next, you may be asking "What is an IKEA hack?" An IKEA hack is repurposing standard IKEA furniture into a customized piece. I'm so happy with how this "hack" turned out! Take a look!   This is what it looked like before. Wow, … [Read more...]

diy metallic animals

metallic animals

  This post is dedicated to my niece and nephews in the pacific northwest. (You know who you are.... *wink* *wink*) (And don't worry guys, they're not Schleichs.) So......metallic animals. Fun right?! I picked up these plastic animals from the clearance bins at Michael's for a couple bucks. There's also a giraffe, but he was MIA for this photo. I used Krylon metallic gold spray paint for the hippo and the lion. As … [Read more...]

concrete letters

dipped concrete letter

    So remember last fall when I got waaaaay into concrete? In case you've forgotten....             Ok, now that we're all on the same page. The concrete love continues with these diy concrete letters & numbers. This is my concrete of choice. Found at Lowe's.   You'll want to pick up some paper mache letters and/or numbers. I did … [Read more...]

copper leaf heart

copper leaf heart

  Here's my problem with 99.9% of Valentine's Day decorations; I hate them. The over-the-top, garish, pink and red eye sores the stores try to pass off as decorations makes me feel a bit ill. Pair that with my self declared color of the year and the copper leaf heart was born.   I started by painting a 30 inch x 30 inch piece of mdf white and free-handing a heart on it with a pencil.   These are the … [Read more...]

before & after: copper chandelier

copper chandelier

  There's nothing quite like an amazing before and after picture. Take a look at this hideous chandelier I picked up from the thrift store for $5.00. I pretty much hate almost everything about this chandelier; the glass bowls, the metal rims on the glass and the fact that the arms face down. I'm a firm believer that chandelier arms should face upwards.   Now look at it! Yes, it's the same chandelier. Hard to … [Read more...]