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 … [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 & … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

my 2014 color of the year


  Pantone announced the 2014 color of the year. And the winner is...... Meh. Not a fan. Nope, not so much. So I've decided to declare my own 2014 color of the year. Copper. Beautiful, shiny, glorious copper. I predict that copper will be showing up … [Read more...]

a thanksgiving vignette: first. time. ever.

thanksgiving vignette

    So here's the truth; I don't have any Thanksgiving decorations because my Christmas comes out around the second week of November. That's why I had to take this picture from the floor. If I'd been any higher you'd see the reflection of my Christmas tree in the … [Read more...]

concrete votive pillars

concrete votive pillars

  The concrete love continues with these concrete votive pillars.   I made these the same way I made my concrete lamp. Start with a couple cylindrical, thrift store vases and fill them with concrete. Then take a glass tea light holder and you have one of two options: press the … [Read more...]

hand-drawn arrow art


  I've seen arrows popping up in design elements recently and I find myself thoroughly enjoying them. So I thought I'd give it a go.   This is a wooden box lid. As I've stated before, I have a bunch of lids that I don't use with the storage boxes so I use them in various … [Read more...]

when pigs fly…


  Say hello to Winston. Hello Winston!   So it goes like this... I've been looking for a flying pig statue forever. Seriously forever. And just so we're clear, when I say "flying pig statue"  in absolutely no way do I mean this.     Yikes! Last … [Read more...]

mad men inspired glasses

mad men glasses

  Look at these great little drinking glasses!   They were inspired by the scotch glasses often seen in the hands of Don Draper of Mad Men. Every time I seen him get a drink, which is often, I'm reminded how fantastic the glasses are.   I started by picking … [Read more...]