Category Archives: DIY & Crafts

Paint your vintage and antique furniture if you wish – and don’t let bullies tell you otherwise

If you’re ever up for a little online verbal abuse, join a decorating group on Facebook then post a picture of a piece of vintage or antique furniture and ask for people’s opinions on what color you should paint it. … Continue reading

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Spooky gothic Halloween tablescape

Although I don’t really decorate for Halloween in the same sense that I decorate for Fall or Christmas, I did decide that I would put together a tablescape this year. My challenge with this “holiday” is that I don’t necessarily … Continue reading

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My five favorite repurposing projects

I’ve always been a project-starter, since ancient grade-school times when I would get bored and decide to “make a magazine” or write a short story or even get out Dad’s circular saw and build a bookcase (age 16 – can’t … Continue reading

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Easy fence decor DIY with hub caps and garden hose

Because I live in a rented house, I can’t make permanent changes to the structure of the house or property. That means any DIY projects have to be temporary. Outside, carving out an entire cottage garden is not allowed but … Continue reading

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DIY: a new skirt for my cottage kitchen sink

Happy new year, friends! I hope your transition to 2018 was a good one. Mine definitely was – I was quite content to spend NYE and NYD at home, because of the absolute frigid temperatures here. It has been below … Continue reading

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