• Craftiness

    Touch of Tartan DIY Wreath

    In the spirit of all that is plaid this jolly time of year, I finally finished the newest addition to my Christmas décor, a rag wreath that adds a tiny touch of tartan to the entry of my home. I made this cute little thing using two coordinating types of plaid fabric, some heavy gauge wire and a bit of burlap ribbon. I used about 200 1.5×6 inch ripped strips of cloth for this project and created it in exactly the same way as I did my St. Patrick’s wreath this spring. You can read all the DIY details by visiting that earlier post. So here’s to last-minute decoration ideas; and by the way, this…

  • Inside & Out

    These Windows Won’t Scream

     Today I’m sharing my newest décor addition to our living room, and as long as you don’t ask me the same question as my three year old — “Why do we have windows where there are no cracks?” — we’ll get along great. I knew I wanted basic old windows as an accent for the large blank wall above my sofa, but finding the perfect size, condition and price proved to be a bit more difficult than I originally imagined. So when I found these babies at The Rusted Rabbit for $17.00 each, I grabbed them up and carted them home.  Why blank windows? Well, my focal fireplace wall is very busy with…

  • Inside & Out

    Age Terracotta Pots the Quick and Easy Way

    As Spring arrives and folks think about planting, I’ve noticed a lot of attention has been focused on terracotta pots and how to age them for a more classic look. I’ve read several tutorials on how to get that wonderful white water scale look and to be quite frank many of them seem completely over-complicated without achieving much more than a simple white wash technique will provide. I’m not trying to belittle the creative ideas of others, but I do want to share with you a quick and easy way to achieve an aged look with water and acrylic paint in literally just a couple of minutes. Pictured here are a…