Chair Makeover – Accenting with Silver and Gold Metallic Paints


Chair Makeover – Accenting with Silver and Gold Metallic Paints

Have a chair that needs a facelift? Wondering what to do with it? Here are a few simple and easy steps to rejuvenate that chair. This particular set of chairs I purchased at an antique shop a few years back for $25 each. I fell in love with the cane back and all the beautiful wood curves….It is amazing the character and life that a few coats of paint can add to an old, worn-out chair!

So if you love to go antiquing or search out a good chair bargain at Yard Sales like I do you, or you already have a chair you want to redo, this might be just the perfect DIY to rejuvenate that gently loved piece of furniture, turning it from “okay” to “fabulous!” in just a few steps.Continue reading

The Ultimate Garden Chime – the Perfect DIY for Fathers Day


The Ultimate Garden Chime – the Perfect DIY for Fathers Day

Do you have any old rusty tools and whatnots lying around? Maybe you have some miscellaneous items of your husband’s, father’s, or grandfather’s that you have no clue what to do with, and they just sit there in your garage or project room year after year collecting dust. Well, here is a notion to help you get those items out of the forgotten corner and make them useful again. How about turning them into a garden chime to enjoy throughout the year!

With a bit of jute twine, a pair of scissors, small hand drill (optional), and said items above, you are good to go. Think of what a fun DIY this would be for kids (of any age) to make for the dad or grandfather in their life!
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A Quilt Fair – Displaying those Treasured Quilts


A Quilt Fair – Displaying those Treasured Quilts

When you look at a handmade quilt, do you ever stop and think about the history behind the quilt? Who made it for whom? Was it for a special occasion or milestone in someone’s life? What were that person’s joys, strengths, and trials that they were going through as they lovingly sewed the quilt? To think of the collective love, hours, and history that a simple quilt fair can represent is a bit overwhelming. What a great way, to look into the past and appreciate the lives of the women that created these handmade gifts of love.

Every year our church holds a Women’s Conference in our area, across several wards and branches (congregations). For this year’s Women Conference, we decided to hold a quilt fair. It turned out to be an amazing event! Looking around our church and seeing the love and dedication that was put into each quilt was unforgettable! Between the quilts on display and the quilts made to be donated, we had over 400 quilts at the event.

So if you are sometime inspired to hold a quilt fair in your area, here are some ideas on how to display those priceless treasured quilts.Continue reading

Transitioning from a Gold to Silver Patina – An Easy DIY to Rejuvenate your Home Décor


Transitioning from a Gold to Silver Patina – An Easy DIY to Rejuvenate your Home Décor

If you are like me, are over thirty, and/or love the Goodwill and yard sale shopping, you may have a lot of décor that has a gold appearance. With all the mercury glass and silver & grey décor in vogue right now, I wanted to find a solution to my “gold problem” without spending a lot of money.

My solution was found in a bees-wax-based metallic rub called Inka-Gold, made by Viva Decor, and priced at just $6.99 at Jo-Ann Fabrics. Fabulous things come in small packages and this little jar of paint is no exception, transforming everything from picture frames to wall sconces. The bonus is that it is quite easy, fast, and fun to do as you jazz up your décor!Continue reading

Spring Tablescape with Burlap Bunny Napkin Rings


Spring Tablescape with Burlap Bunny Napkin Rings

When I see the tulip leaves peeking through the ground, I know spring is on its way. With an early Easter Holiday this year, I have begun thinking about a how to jazz up my spring table. With all the essentials for this table (except the floral pottery dishes) from Pier One, and some fun DIY burlap bunny ears napkin rings, I was good to go! Obviously, this napkin rings aren’t sturdy enough to last more than a few times, but they were literally just a few cents as well as quick and easy to make. All you need is a scrap of burlap, which you probably already have laying around, and a low temp glue gun. Continue reading

A Pocket full of Love – The perfect DIY for your Kids or Sweetheart


A Pocket full of Love – The perfect DIY for your Kids or Sweetheart

Do you remember the day when we would take a valentines card or treat to our neighbors and friends by first placing the Valentine on the door step, ringing the door bell, and then running or hiding? I wonder – do children still do this tradition? Ahh, the 70’s in small town, USA!!!

My inspiration for this blog was a craft I actually made out of red netting and yarn when I was in Elementary School for just that tradition! It’s an inexpensive yet thoughtful gift idea for someone special on Valentine’s Day – your honey, friend, or child.

You might want to try this fun DIY craft! All you need is a bit of burlap, needle, thread, scissors, paper, and a few Valentine day treats, and you are good to go.
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Follow Your Passions


Follow Your Passions

The New Year is upon us, a great time to reflect on our past accomplishments and time to contemplate goals we may want to improve on. This past week, I had the amazing opportunity of visiting the beautiful Washington coast. As I stood there, watching the sky change every minute into limitless configurations, it made me think how many times I limit my own creativity and expression!

So this year, I want to live without the limits I seem too often to set on myself. This is the year to accomplish my goals with great passion and persistence. To help inspire you to follow your own passion, I’ve created the following memes. Here’s to you and all that you want to accomplish this year! And may this be an amazing year for us all!
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Tis the Season… for Holiday Traditions


Tis the Season… for Holiday Traditions

A large part of the magic of the Christmas season, I believe, are those holiday traditions we incorporate into our lives during this busy time. Each year, I greatly anticipate the traditions we love so much. Of course, there is always room to add special new traditions. So if you are looking for some holiday ideas…..hopefully you will get an idea here that will “ring your bell!” Pun intended!!!Continue reading