Flower Tealight Candle Holder

plastic spoon flower tealight holder

You wouldn’t think there’s too much more to a plastic spoon than what meets the eye. However, Gail from Purple Hues and Me shows just how beautiful they can become with a bit of heat. Gail softened the spoons over a flame so they were pliable and then formed them into a flower. With a […Read More]

Kitchen Table with Inlay Stencil

stenciled indian inlay table

Ashley from Domestic Imperfection borrowed her sister-in-law’s old kitchen table to try out a new stencil that is designed to give furniture the look of popular bone inlay. While the process of arranging all the stencil pieces and lining up corners took Ashley what I’m sure felt like an eternity, it really makes for a […Read More]

Family Gallery Wall

pottery barn inspired gallery wall

A family gallery wall is something that has long been on my to-do someday list. Like Laura from Inspiration for Moms, I love the happiness and joy they reflect. They can be a huge undertaking though with the tasks of deciding on a layout, frames, and photos and getting all those nails perfectly placed. Laura […Read More]

Giant Wall Scissors

giant wall scissors

Morena from Morena’s Corner wanted to add a giant pair of scissors to a school-themed wall for her family work area. She found a pair of plastic dollar store scissors that needed just a little work to become wall-worthy. For Morena, the key to giving the blades a more realistic metallic finish was brushing on […Read More]

Nautical Jute Knob

diy nautical jute knobs

Jessica from Dear Emmeline distressed a hand-me-down coffee table for a beachy, weathered finish and needed knobs to complete the look. After researching and perfecting her monkey fist knot tying skills, Jessica was able to easily update her old cabinet knobs with a roll of jute. This is such an inexpensive way to refresh some […Read More]

White and Wood Dresser

white-wood-chest-side-view

While shopping at a local thrift store, Kate of Centsational Girl happened upon this little chest that was calling out for a makeover. She thought the piece would be perfect for her husband’s office and happily toted it home for twenty bucks. In order to preserve the beautiful wooden drawer fronts but cover up the […Read More]

Double Trestle Kids Activity Table

kids activity table with rolling storage cubes

Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic needed a larger activity table in her playroom to accommodate her growing brood of little ones. Ana White delivered some great plans for a double trestle table that provides plenty of space for Ashley’s five kiddos and even friends. Ashley’s rolling storage cubes that double as seats are the perfect […Read More]

Faux Leather Pouf

knock off leather pouf

When Katie from On the Banks of Squaw Creek needed a place to prop up her feet she didn’t have to look any further than her own basement. She had an old ottoman stored down there that bore a distinct resemblance to popular Moroccan poufs. Katie cleaned the ottoman and gave it a quick coat […Read More]