Easy No-Paint Furniture Refresh

Vintage Dresser Refresh #Rockler

I love all of the painted furniture redo's out there.  I see so many on the blogs of friends and on pinterest and they always leave me oohing and ahhing (is that how you spell that?) but alas, I am not so talented.  I have painted furniture in the past pre-blogging and it turned out okay {iffy at best!} and so I like to do Furniture Refresh-ing.   I have an antique oak dresser that I bought at one of … [Read more...]

How to Take Any Wall from Drab to Fab

Take Your Walls from Drab to Fab with FrogTape® Shape Tape™ #FrogTape #ad #shapetape

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape Brand Painter’s Tape for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My house was built in the 1970's and other than a few upgrades I am dealing with the house 'as-is'.  Painting has been something we have undertaken but up to this point the painting has been solid and safe colors.  In my living room {yes, you may gasp now}, I have a wall that is … [Read more...]

Be Inspired – 21 Easter Ideas

Easter Ideas #Easter #cupcakesandcrinoline

Easter is less than 2 weeks away ~ here are 21 Easter Ideas to Inspire You!  Stenciled Burlap Bunny Plaques from View from the Fridge Easy Easter Bunny Bunting from The Happy Housie Glittered Easter Eggs from Virginia Sweet Pea Carrot Treat Bags from Sum of their Stories Burlap Easter Bunny Canvas from The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom Peeps Houses from Yesterfood Easter Bunny Spring Wreath from The Happy … [Read more...]

How to Upcycle a Basket with Old Leather Belts

Upscale a Basket with Leather Belts

 How to Upcycle a Basket with Old Leather Belts If you know me you know that I have a bit of an addiction.  Okay....a bunch of addictions.    A few of my addictions listed in no particular order........ Baskets ~ almost any size, any type, any style...I love them and always have.   Books and magazines ~ I could start my own Book Mobile and be a Heroine to an entire generation of … [Read more...]

EASY Built In Shelf Redo Using Milk Paint

Built in Shelf Redo using Milk Paint

Many moons ago I purchased milk paint powder and mixed it according to the label {I think I had to add water} and liked it...a lot...but then I forgot about it.  I have been painting a lot lately...small furniture pieces, accent walls, and a fabric chair, and had forgotten about Milk Paint.  I used the very expensive well known Chalk Paint that everyone loves and while I don't dislike it, it sort of didn't like … [Read more...]

Christmas Extravaganza Linky Party ~ Join the Party

Christmas Extravaganza Collage

Christmas decor, recipes, crafts, printables and more.  That's all be part of this week's Christmas Extravaganza Blog Hop and now YOU can join in on the fun by linking up to the party ~ when you link up here your link is seen across 16 blogs! Mint Chocolate Cream Torte from Cupcakes and Crinoline Easy Four Ingredient Snowball Cookies from Yellow Bliss Road Holiday Napkin Apron from Jojo & Eloise DIY Eyelash … [Read more...]

Polka Dot Pot – A Last Minute Christmas Craft

Polka Dot Pot Teacher's Gift

Christmas is a coming but there's still time to make some quick and easy crafts. This Polka Dot Pot is the perfect container for wrapped candies, in this case mints, or any other candy you would like.  You could mass produce these babies and use them for Teachers, Coworkers, Neighbors, just about anybody on your gift list.  You only need a few inexpensive items to make these:  Terra Cotta Jar ~ this is … [Read more...]

Carnival Glass Knobs ~ Change the Look of Plain Furniture in an INSTANT!

Change the Look of Boxed Furniture for under $10.00

 Do you ever dream of changing the look of your furniture for little money and in little time?  If you do, let me show you how I totally transformed a so-so entertainment center for under $10.00 and in less than 5 minutes.   The piece of furniture I set my sights on changing was a white entertainment center from Ikea ~ it came in a box with an allen wrench and while it is an extremely practical piece, it … [Read more...]

Simple Natural Ways to Add the Scent of the Holidays to Your Home

Holiday Simmer Scents from NatureCupcakes and Crinoline

The scents of the holidays are always so vivid to me and such a wonderful way to add warmth to the atmosphere of your home and a welcoming 'feel'. In the spring, summer and autumn, weather permitting, I have my windows open to allow fresh air and all of the lovely scents from nature indoors but in the winter it's a little harder to enjoy those aromas and that's why I love this quick and easy Simmering Scent … [Read more...]

17 Playful DIY Pom Pom Decorations

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I love Hometalk ~ I always find so much inspiration over there for just about everything you can think of. One of my favorite newer trends is Pom Poms. Have you noticed them everywhere? They are so cute and can be the base for some cool, fun and pretty decor around your house. I have a whole board devoted to them. You can make some Pom Pom Garland for your Christmas Tree, decorate your gift packages with some big or … [Read more...]