If you've ever gone antique picking, you know how rewarding it can be. When you find a piece with good bones but a worn style, it's fun to give it a fresh new look. A recent purchase for me was a cool vintage auditorium folding chair. It's such a cute size but the condition of
Repurpose an old window screen into a decorative item for your home using one of these five ideas.
Making something new out of something that is old is a popular way to be frugal. There are several different terms to describe this process which can make it confusing to know what the differences are. You've probably heard the phrases recycle, repurpose and upcycle used interchangeably but they are not all exactly the same
If you own a rental property, or are thinking of buying one, chances are that is going to be an older home or an older multi-family home. These existing homes can be the most affordable, to purchase as rental properties, as they typically need a little (or alot) of work. However, it's also important to
Start collecting or use your worn paddles to add some rustic or shabby chic decor accents to your home. Check out these five unique ideas for using paddles.
Once upon a time, home decorating was all about brand new finishes and elegant and chic decor. One would never have thought of going to the plumbing department to shop home decor pieces. Or, the ductwork that was always bulk-headed and left hidden, forget about it with industrial style decorating. Now those metal ducts are
Saying For Wood Fishing Sign Have you ever been stumped for what to put on a wooden sign? You love the idea of a decorative sign. You even have all the tools to make one. The only thing lacking is inspiration on what to say. If you want your DIY sign to be fun and
I remember, once upon a time, that I had so many glass vases that I didn't know what to do with them. In fact, I wrote a post about what to do with glass vases to give them a new life. Apparently, my husband use to bring me flowers a lot that included the vase.
As I received yet another gift of coffee mugs, I determined that I definitely need to find other uses for all these stylish mugs. My kitchen cupboards are already bursting at the seams with mugs that I don't even use. This is after cleaning out the cupboard of mugs not too long ago! This time,
I've painted a lot of furniture throughout the years but unfortunately not the most effortless way. It wasn't until I discovered chalk paint that I really began to enjoy the process and the smoothest results! Now I always use a good primer, chalk paint, and finishing wax to get a super smooth finish that lasts.
Home decor begins with the outside. The front porch is typically where you will greet guests and is the place to show a warm welcome. Nothing is more welcoming than a thoughtfully laid out design that is inviting and shows your personality. An easy way to show warmth is to decorate with vintage items that
A rustic style room is easy to achieve when you can make your own home decor. Some materials that are popular to use in rustic DIY projects are salvaged wood and industrial metal. Of course, repurposing vintage items is another easy way to incorporate rustic accents. There are a lot of options for things that