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DIY

Before/After: Painted Furniture

I’ve had this piece of furniture since the beginning of time and why on earth I haven’t painted it before now, I do not know. You probably have this piece of furniture too, don’t you? Or at least a side table or armoire like it? Well, something told me it was time. Time to give […] Read more…

Chalk Walls and Quirky

I was over at Nester’s today,  visiting like I always do(virtually, of course),  and she’s talking about chalk boards.  I wasn’t even gonna post today but how can a woman who has 3 chalk WALLS in her house not post about them?  I may have an inner 8 year old doodler  in me that refused […] Read more…

Weekend Warriors

One thing we know how to do here at our house is fully take advantage of a rainy weekend. And for those of you who thought our craft studio was gonna be just another pretty place to sit, I give you felted flower pins!!!! The girls and I trudged into Goodwill in the pouring rain […] Read more…

The Making of a Craft Studio

It is with great pleasure I give you: Studio 8 She had a sinewy mind, capable of violent enthusiasms and possessed a driving energy to make and do. Sometimes, it seemed as if the wrong soul had been placed inside that slight body, for she pushed herself to her limits and beyond, and was often […] Read more…

Weekend Treasures

The chair we found on our ‘thrifting’ excursion: $5 Our find of the year—a 1950’s glider: $20 A can of paint, 2 yards of cheap fabric and child labor: $25 (and a homeade milkshake) Having a perfect place to sew and knit and hearing your 7yo say, “When I grow up, I’m gonna be ONE […] Read more…

~~DIY French Painting Technique~~

What you’ll need: 1. An inspiration photo2. Deep Turquoise paint from the Laura Ashley collection at Lowe’s. I used Latex semi-gloss and did not prime or sand. More on that later. 3. A candle—any candle—even a candle from last year’s Advent wreath. 4. Sponge roller to paint with—so that you won’t have those pesky brush […] Read more…