Ikea Hack: Wood and Metal Bookshelf

Ikea Hack: Wood and Metal Bookshelf

Not too long ago I was in search of a bookcase for the empty corner in our dining room. We needed a place for our phone charger and some other storage baskets/containers that were out of reach from the kiddos. My list of criteria wasn’t too ambitious: An industrial metal frame Warm wood shelves A clean, modern […]

Last Minute Christmas Ornaments from Scraps and Sticks

Last Minute Christmas Ornaments from Scraps and Sticks

Are you a sparkly and perfect ornament person, or a crafty and sentimental ornament person? I go back and forth. Some years I favor the traditional shimmering round ornaments, but in the last couple of years I’ve enjoyed displaying some perfectly imperfect ornaments made by my son. Today I wanted to share some crafty Christmas ornaments […]

Rustic Wood Slat Photo Frame and One More Free Christmas Printable

Rustic Wood Slat Photo Frame and One More Free Christmas Printable

At least once a day my son asks if it’s Christmas. His excitement is contagious. If he’s this excited on December 11, I can’t wait to see how excited he will be when I get to say, “Yes! Today IS Christmas.” His excitement began when we put up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving, but […]

DIY Hanging Metal Art Frame—Three Ways

DIY Hanging Metal Art Frame—Three Ways

If you are like me, an indecisive decorator who changes my mind often, then I bet you will enjoy the DIY hanging metal frame project I have for you today. Materials: Trim molding or other type of thin wood Metal sheet (I used a 16 inch piece of single joist panning from the air duct/vent section […]

Bits and Pieces—August 2015

Bits and Pieces—August 2015

See Ya, August! It was a fun and busy month, but I’m looking forward to what September has in store. Cooler temperatures (well maybe next week anyway), Jacob starting preschool, and all things pumpkin taking over the world … or at least the decorating blog corner of the internet. But before I belly flop into fall—my favorite season—I’d like […]

DIY Frame: Add Dimension to a Plain Wood Frame with Base Molding

DIY Frame: Add Dimension to a Plain Wood Frame with Base Molding

As I mentioned last week, finding the final piece for my living room gallery wall was quite a challenge. To clarify: it was a decorating challenge, not a real challenge. It was also a problem of my own making, and the kind of creative challenge that I actually enjoy tackling. I had been fussing with the frames on […]