Art Book Jackets

art book jackets

art for book jackets http://countrydesignstyle.comWe bought this painting at a thrift store last week for $6. It was on sale!

I have to admit…I bought it for the frame. :/

I use broken and distressed frames for many scrap projects like my scrap wood mantel.

While this frame is not broken, I thought it was distressed enough to maybe take apart...

I know, shameful!

Thankfully I came to my senses and had another project I wanted to try!!!

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Burlap Gift Box


It’s time for an Easy Breezy project, don’t you think? It’s almost time to start shopping for that big holiday that sneaks up on me very year.  I actually made a note in July to start thinking about gifts to buy and decorating to plan.  Want to know what I did with the note? Moved […]

Sharing my Creative Wanderings on the Blogland Tour


Whew!  I’m taking a deep breath and a break from DIY today and I’m sharing my Creative Wanderings on the Blogland Tour. What’s the blogland tour?? It’s like the most amazing mindbending ride at your favorite amusement park for DIYer’s! The tour takes you though other  DIY home blogs you might not already know.  Plus […]

Bathtub Board

bathtub board #bathroom #diy

An easy project and it takes out ALL frustrations!!! We have a separate bath tub with one of those awesome faucets. We even hung a TV on the wall, but we needed something to hold the soap! A bathtub board! A simple piece of wood does the trick.  I cut a 10 inch wide board […]

Thrift Shop Finds Part 2

thrift shop finds #thriftshop #decor

I popped into my favorite local thrift shop a couple of weeks ago and was thrilled at my finds. When I got home I started looking at my treasures and… one of them, I’m pretty sure…I donated at few months before! I rebought it! But at least it goes to a wonderful cause.  Our local […]

Mantels and Fireplaces

mantels and fireplaces

Summer’s not even thinking about leaving, and I’m doing a post about mantels and fireplaces! But think about it, the back to school displays will be a pile of debris in the next few weeks.  What comes after that… fall decorations mixed with a ton of Halloween. So, it’s time to at least start thinking […]

Dresser Painting and Updated Knobs

dresser painting

Dresser painting and updated knobs for our guest room. This is a small dresser found at a yard sale for $3! It was an ugly yellow and when I first bought it home I gave it a coat of green paint. In our previous home it sit on the back patio with pool toys inside. […]

Modern Back to School Wreath

modern back to school wreath #justforfun

At times around the cabin… we get goofy! Mike and I were sitting this morning on our… favorite chairs.  Talking about my grandson going back to school and the… back to school wreath post I did for August. I got a slight little lots of teasing about my slide rule on the back to school […]

Back to School Wreath

Back to School Wreath #backtoschool #wreath

I haven’t bought back to school supplies since 1983 when my son started his senior year.  Wow! When I decided to take one grapevine wreath and redo it for each month using things around the house, I didn’t think about the stuff for back to school. I pictured vintage flash cards, a big chief tablet, […]

Chandelier Ring Art

Chandelier Ring Art #art #easydiy #repurposing

For my non blogging friends and readers, when bloggers give a title to a post we should make sure it’s worth of search engines.  That way when anyone is searching for easy or inexpensive art work they just might stumble into a post about easy or inexpensive art. Occasionally I do that! Most of the […]

Home Tours Organization

home tour organization #organize

I’m not a professional organizer. I’ve not taken an organizing class. I have read a couple of book on organization…they didn’t help. I’ve tried organization tips…they didn’t stick. At first glance you wouldn’t notice.  You know in the TV shows where someone opens a closet and everything inside comes tumbling down?? That happens! Here’s one […]

Rustic Style

rustic style with aged wood #rusticstyle #diy #agedwood

We live in a cabin so rustic style works for us.  We’ve lived in a beach home, a Scottsdale home and rustic style worked then too.  In fact every home, condo, apartment, duplex or mobile home I’ve ever live in, the rustic style was perfect. Guess I’m a rustic kind o’gal! I’ve notice to get […]

15 Front Porch Rustic Ideas

15 Front Porch Rustic Ideas #porch #rustic #DIY

I’ve collected my fave front porch must haves.  15 in fact!  15 front porch rustic ideas.  They could work on the back porch too. Even if your front porch is just a stoop you can still incorporate a few… I’m sure the neighbors won’t mind. I was sold on this home “cabin” as I step […]

Numbered Table

numbered table pin numbered table #repurposedfurniture

Love numbers? Well you’ve come to the right place, because today is a numbered themed furniture makeover day. A group of bloggers have been busy working on furniture makeovers with a number theme to share with our readers.  You can click away on the images below to visit and share all the makeovers. So this […]