We all have our own rules when it comes to holiday decorating. You may have pulled out your Halloween décor weeks ago or wait until the big day to deck out your house with pumpkins and spider webs. In my home, September 15th is the magic date, and that just so happens to be today! [...Read More]
Although timeliness may not be a strong suit for Morena of Morena’s Corner, she ironically has a thing for clocks. She writes, “Maybe I subconsciously think that if I have enough clocks around I’ll be on time for a change. Ha!” When Morena came across an eclectic clock with a fun mix of colors and funky numbers, she knew she could create her own. With the help of some stencils and new paint products from DecoArt, Morena now has a new clock with even more color and pizzazz than her inspiration.
Lisa from Salt March Cottage has been working to rebuild and refurnish her beach cottage which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Understandable, controlling costs is a must. Lisa fell hard for a demijohn jug lamp with burlap shade, but the $269 stood in the way of Lisa and her dream lamp. Lisa knew that didn’t mean she couldn’t make a similar coastal style lamp and did just that with a vase from Home Goods and some items from the hardware store. Thanks to Lisa’s resourceful knock-off she saved a whopping $221!
Angie from Knick of Time loves the typography floor mats that are wildly popular right now but knew she’d never spend the money to buy one. Instead Angie decided to create her own version using her Silhouette and a bamboo runner purchased on Ebay. While working with a 72” inch piece of vinyl (Gah!) proved to be quite the challenge, Angie is thrilled with her statement-making new runner.
Mable from Tiny Dazzles Blog recently celebrated her daughter’s third birthday and knew the perfect gift for her sweet girl – a doll crib! She found plans for a DIY crib from Ana White and tweaked them a bit to include a changing table and storage shelves. Mable was able to make her crib for only $6 since she already had most of the supplies on hand. That’s $6 well spent since Mable gets to enjoy the sight of her daughter putting her dolls to bed each night. Precious!
Sawdust Girl contributor Julie wanted to bring “some sparkle and old Hollywood glam” to her side of the master bathroom and decided acrylic drawer pulls were the way to go. However, they were crazy expensive… like hundreds of dollars for ONE pull expensive! Julie got resourceful and borrowed pieces from some bargain drawer pulls to attach to acrylic rods. Throw in some basic hardware, glue, and spray paint, and Julie got snazzy new drawer pulls that look waaay more expensive than they actually were!
With a baby on the way, the last thing Kenz from Interiors By Kenz wants to do is frivolously spend money. That’s why she found a way around spending a fortune on the wingback rocking chair she wanted for the nursery by instead looking for the perfect chair to convert. The answer came in the IKEA Strandmon wingback chair which Kenz combined with some unfinished runners she found online to create the ultimate rocking experience!
Now I am not ready to say sayonara to summer yet, but the weather in Indy this week has been screaming fall. Cool, breezy day like these can’t help but make you think of apple picking and pumpkins. Living on a Caribbean island, Karah from The Space Between does not have the luxury of having a real pumpkin since they rot before you even leave the grocery store. Instead, Karah turned palm fronds leaves into a natural and unique pumpkin that comes aglow with a strand of Christmas lights.