Photo Ledges O Fun
We have changed the wall leading up to our staircase quite a bit. Probably more than any other place in our home, actually. Most recently, and the one that has stuck the longest was a
Gallery Wall - It's done!
It's finally finished! And it turned out better then I thought it would. My gallery wall. I talk about how I hung the pictures HERE. I love that they stay put, there are no holes in my wall, and it will be difficult for the boys to knock them off the wall as they race down the stairs. That is all very important. Interspersed throughout the pictures are some acid washed mirrors. Just to kind of break things up. My friend Tamarynn helped me learn how to do this. Here is a link with…
I mentioned before that I've been collecting picture frames for a gallery wall (or two!) and I thought I'd share a quick progress report on how it's going. I wanted to use a gallery collage to fill this empty space next to our entertainment center in the living room: When I was collecting the frames I didn't worry about color because I knew I would paint them all to match anyway. I was just looking for frames that were in good condition, had a nice shape, and had glass (if they have a matte…
How to Build a Frame Gallery Along a Staircase
So far, I feel great about our 2012 project list because we already crossed one project off and we've got another in progress. 1) Install "Arctic Ice" back splash from Home Depot in the Kitchen. 2) Lay and stain hardwood floors in the kitchen and family room to match our existing hardwood in the dining…
10 Ideas for Non Working Fireplaces That Will Make You Say Wow!
Here are 10 creative and decorative ideas for non working fireplaces. 10 fantastic ideas for what to do with your non working fireplace!
10 Painting Tips & Tricks You Never Knew (Part Three)
It's that time again! Welcome to 10 Paint Secrets Part Three! You can catch up on Part One and Part Two if you missed them earlier this year. For part three, I'm sharing a few of my own trusty paint tips as well as a few new tips that were sent to me by readers (that I eventually tested and out loved). Enjoy! #1. How to spray paint glass One of my favorite budget decorating ideas is to buy glass vases at the thrift store and spray paint them to mimic ceramic. It's cheap, looks great, and can…
The Beginner’s Guide to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
You’ve heard of the five stages of grief, right? Well, have you heard of the five stages of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®? No? Well, let me enlighten you…. (Perhaps this experience will ring true for some of you.) STAGE #1: Intrigue: “A paint that requires no stripping, sanding, or priming? Tell me more!” STAGE #2:Read more