The 80s brought us so many interesting home trends… mauve was a hot color, bold geometrics were in when it came to fashion and home, and of course there was a surge of country decor. I recall my parents, my crafty mother especially, doing so many DIY projects around our home when I was a child back then. One such trend I recall clearly was the crackle trend. At the time I thought it was so neat the way one could layer paints to have a crackle finish show the bottom layer through the top. Who knew you could do that? But as I grew older and the trend faded, the look of crackle honestly made my skin crawl; it appeared too forced. But then again, how does one create a look that appears authentically aged and cracked, without painting in layers and letting the piece sit and weather for a hundred years. If we did that, we’d never see our painted pieces to fruition in our lifetime. The good news is that today I am going to explain how you can get that look without waiting a lifetime.
A thoughtfully prepared guest room will ensure your guests feel welcome and appreciated. You want your guests to feel at home, but also ‘away’ – achieve this by providing the essentials as well as some special touches.
Summer is in full swing, and that means it’s also time for some good barbecue! Whether it’s ribs, burgers and hot dogs, or barbecue chicken wings, the one staple for all barbecue is some good baked mac and cheese. The problem is that summer is also the season of health and fitness and mac and cheese is loaded with carbs and doesn’t provide much nutritional value. But what if I told you there was a low-carb healthy alternative that is just as delicious and even the kids will love it?! Try it with cauliflower!
I love to find outdated pieces because, unlike a lot of newer pieces, even though they aren’t the most stylish, they are pretty sturdy and heavy pieces that are perfect for makeovers.
I see many pieces with that golden orange finish and know that others pass them up because of the color and hardware, but I would never do that!
Hello friends. I am so excited to share this project with you and show you how you can create unique pieces from curbside finds!
Yep, this project was 100% free! Well, minus the tools, nails, and two boards I used to help put it together. The rest of it was totally free! I like free things, don’t you!?
Summer is an opportunity for more outdoor entertaining. These River Rock Coasters are perfect for outdoor parties.
We’ve all seen recipes for Lemon Blueberry Bread but what about giving some love to the duo of strawberries and lemons! It may not be something you’ve thought about but with summer being in full swing and strawberries being everywhere you’ll want to try this recipe….now! It’s so easy to make and the lemon and strawberries blend together perfectly to create a delicious dessert (or breakfast!) treat with just a slight hint of tang from the lemon.
When the weather changes from dark and dreary to warm and sunny Karin Chudy, from Art is Beauty, likes to switch things up to give her home a summery feel. Today she is going to show us a super simple way to create quick and easy summer decor to transform your home for the season.
Summer months are a welcome return to sun-filled days, slices of cold watermelon, lingering evenings and the fireworks displays we know and love with baseball season and patriotic holidays.
In the spirit of summer, these bright cupcakes are topped with fresh fruits, and use a cookie cutter trick to create star-shaped watermelon toppers, reminiscent of fireworks. The bright red and blue berry hues paired with a healthy serving of white frosting make for quite the patriotic color combination — perfect for bringing along to your next summer gathering or 4th of July party.
When it comes to journals, I am SUPER PICKY! There are soooo many beautiful ones sold at stores. However, I often find them too thick (to carry around in my bag), too small/short (I run out of page room quickly), and too expensive (this costs WHAT?!). So, what’s a economical solutionist to do? Create my own, personalizing it . And, you can too using items that you most likely already have at home.