paint pen accent wall


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...]

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...]

bob vila thumbs up contest


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...]

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...]

geometric wooden ornaments

geometric wooden ornaments

These wooden ornaments were such fun to make and I love how they turned out. They look perfect hanging on my tree with the himmeli ornaments. I cut wooden blanks into pieces at random lengths. I bought the wooden balls at Michael's. To start, I poked a hole in each wooden ball and blank using an awl. This will greatly help in getting the screw eyes into the wood.   Once you get the screw eye started, use … [Read more...]

have yourself a himmeli little christmas

diy himmeli wreath

Over the past few months I have become obsessed with himmeli. Himmeli is a traditional Finnish decoration made from pieces of straw. It was hung in their homes to secure a bounteous crop for the next year. The bigger the himmeli, the bigger the crop. Well, I've been making mine out of cocktail straws, not real straw. And I hang it in my home to ensure a smile every time I walk by it. So far so fabulous. Mandi from Vintage Revivals did a … [Read more...]

diy metallic confetti plates

holiday confetti plates

Aren't these metallic confetti plates the funnest thing you've ever seen?! I love dishes. Love. And I know they can get pricey. These diy plates and glasses were so fun and simple to make and the best part? They were super inexpensive. I bought all my plates and stemless wine glasses at the dollar store. You'll need some glass paint and a little round sponge brush. I got all of these at Michael's. Squirt a little blob of … [Read more...]

gold & copper faux fruit

copper & gold faux fruit

This little project is so simple and inexpensive. Pick up some fake fruit. These came from the dollar store. I did also find some better looking pomegranates from Tai Pan that I added to the mix. Using a disposable brush, cover the fruit with gold & copper liquid leaf. The once sad looking fruit are now beautiful metallic decorations that can last throughout the entire season. And it took less than 20 minutes.   Until … [Read more...]

concrete apple

DIY concrete apple

How the crap are we already a week into November?! I had big blogging plans for this week, but it just flew by too fast. Ah, well. My triangle shelves deserve to have some awesome stuff displayed in them. And what's more awesome than a concrete apple?! Not much, my friends, not much. I found this plastic apple for $7.00. It comes apart into two pieces. I'm not entirely sure what its actual intended purpose is; candy dish? … [Read more...]

simple metallic art

DIY create art

  I've been sharing all the gooey details of our office makeover this week. As I mentioned in a previous post, our main goal for the office was to be a space that both Curtis and I could really get our creative juices flowing. I thought a little DIY inspiration was in order. I LOVE the simplicity of this art. I first did this project on canvas, but canvas has a hard time showcasing the shimmering awesome-ness of metallic spray … [Read more...]