Ghoulish Halloween Apothecary Jars / Bottle

Looking for that just right Ghoulish Halloween Apothecary jar or bottle for your mantel?

Try this easy DIY project! No special supplies or tools are required, just use what is in your closet.

This project was fun! No worries about the paint technique and embellishments being perfect, the messier the better! Continue reading Ghoulish Halloween Apothecary Jars / Bottle

Rustic Country Bohemian Vibe Luncheon

My Rustic Country Bohemian Vibe tablescape was a great hit with my sister for her birthday lunch.

A couple of weeks ago I went to my favorite thrift store.  I found some 70’s/80’s dinner plates for 50 cents each. I purchased a total of 10 dinner plates: 3 are stone color with a floral motif trimmed in a rust color, 3 are muted yellow trimmed in a wood texture, and 4 are golden yellow with a hint of brown antiquing. Continue reading Rustic Country Bohemian Vibe Luncheon

Vintage Up-cycled Jardin Trio of Desk Essentials: BPC0002

This Charming Vintage Up-cycled Jardin Trio of Desk Essentials: BPC0002 is part of my Boho Paisley Collection.

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Your Office Supplies can be stored in the trinket box of 3 drawers, possibly paper clips, mini self stick notes, push pins, postage stamps… Memo / Photo Board can stand on top of your desk and hold notes, postcards, photos… Photo frame / Dry Erase Board can also stand on top of your desk to display a special photo or use as a dry erase board for an inspirational word or a quick note! Continue reading Vintage Up-cycled Jardin Trio of Desk Essentials: BPC0002

Vintage Green Upcycled Jewelry Storage Box

The Vintage Green Upcycled Jewelry Storage Box / Office Supply Storage Container is one of my favorite items that I have designed and created so far. This piece is part of my Boho Paisley Collection that you may have seen on a previous post – Boho Paisley Collection. The “Edgewater” green is a lively and vivid color. I lined the interior of the box with the beautiful paisley fabric that began the inspiration for the Boho Paisley Collection. Continue reading Vintage Green Upcycled Jewelry Storage Box

Hula Hoop Patchwork Play Tent Tutorial

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Hula Hoop Patchwork Play Tent Supply list:

  • Hula Hoop; my hula hoop is actually 3 pieces connected with plastic connectors. I can open this hula hoop and slide on the tabs I made.
  • Sewing machine (Singer)
  • Serger overlock machine (Husqvarna) – I serged most of the seams on the Hula Hoop Patchwork Play Tent.
  • Various types of fabric prints: colors and patterns of random fabric that my sister gave to me a few months ago.  When she gave me the random pieces of fabric I had no idea that I would be creating and making the Hula Hoop Patchwork Play Tent.

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Beautiful Easter Day

Sunday was a beautiful Easter Day with my mom, sister, adult kids, and grand-kids!!!  

One of the walls in my home is dedicated to the grand-kids with the holiday decor of the season and their beautiful art work. I teach my grand-kids basic skills through art. I feel very strongly that art feeds the soul!   Continue reading Beautiful Easter Day

Alphabet & Numeral Toddler Learning Boards

Alphabet & Numeral Toddler Learning Boards was not a planned project; the large black frames were given to me and sitting in a corner on the floor. One of the frames did not have glass and one did have glass. My actual plan was to remove the glass and find some plywood about ⅛ thick, cut to it to the size of the frames and paint the plywood with chalkboard paint.
Viola, two chalkboards for my two oldest grandkids! Continue reading Alphabet & Numeral Toddler Learning Boards

Ugly Dirty White Lattice Back Chairs

To began refurbishing the Ugly Dirty White Lattice Back Chairs I had a challenge to turn these Ugly Dirty White Lattice Back Chairs into Pretty Clean White Chairs for my sister’s new apartment.

When I began to sand by hand I found several dried paint drips and realized I needed to use my orbital sander so that the sanding process would go a little quicker.

As with most DIY projects, there always seems to be hiccups and mishaps along the way to the finished project. Continue reading Ugly Dirty White Lattice Back Chairs

Tiki Torch Bookcase Tutorial

Tiki Torch Bookcase started out as a cast off from Mom. This bookcase is made of particle board with a wood grain look, possibly a veneer. Tiki Torch is the name of the paint I used on this cast off bookcase, so I playfully named the bookcase Tiki Torch. The Tiki Torch paint gave the bookcase a fresh new look. After a light sanding I noticed the bottom of the bookcase had some water damage (see the photo below).  I haven’t seen or read any way to repair particle board because once the fibers soak up water, the particle board swells and the glue and/or adhesive deteriorates creating chunks of missing particle board in the furniture piece (see photo). Continue reading Tiki Torch Bookcase Tutorial