Mason Jar Stenciled Chair in Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Eulalie's Sky

You know how I have a thing for mason jars? And stenciled chairs? This is what happens when I combine those two loves. A gorgeous chair, painted in Eulalie’s Sky Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. Here’s how my ┬áchair looked before its transformation. Boring! (FYI, I am including affiliate links in this tutorial. If you […]

Homemade Snow Cone Syrup Recipe In Custom Decorated Bottles

Disclosure: I received free product and compensation in exchange for sharing a project using products from OnlineLabels.com. All opinions are truthful and my own. Post includes affiliate links. Wednesday’s are my son’s favorite days at camp because that’s when the sno-cone truck comes! But with easy snow cone syrup recipe, he can have the icy […]

Easy Seashell Craft: How to Make Gilded Seashells with Gold Leaf Paint and Gold Leaf Sheets

In celebration of beach season, I’m showing off my seashell collection and a craft I first shared last year in a guest post at seven thirty three. Aren’t these gilded seashells the prettiest things ever? So beachy glam! I experimented with two methods to give my shells the heavy metal treatment. I tried out liquid […]

FEATURED Carolina on my mind rocking chair

Of all the furniture makeover projects I do, painted chairs are some of the toughest. All those spindles and slats and legs — so many spots to miss! But wooden chairs are still one of my favorite things to paint. They seem to awaken a particular creative streak in me… I love turning old wooden […]

Easy DIY Patriotic Bunting: Make one in 5 minutes or less!

I thought I was finished with my Fourth of July decorating… But then I happened upon these red-white-and-blue, stars-and-stripes and polka dot fabric swatches… …on the remnant table at my local fabric store. $5, 5 minutes and some rope, and I whipped up this quick and easy patriotic bunting. I lucked out by finding fabric […]

4th of July Decorations: Patriotic Firecracker Bunting

I have another fun, crafty idea for your 4th of July decorations using gorgeous ribbon from The Ribbon Retreat, scrapbook paper, tissue paper and a household item we all throw away when it’s used up. (Well, unless you’re a crafter, then you probably hoard these! You might even take them from other people’s trashcans!) Did […]

Easy Sew American Flag Pillow

Remember the time my mom tried to give me a sewing lesson and wound up making me four brand new chair cushions, all by herself? Well, I’ve been practicing — all straight line sewing, of course. And here’s one of the novice sewing projects I’ve completed. This American flag pillow is an easy sewing project […]

Patriotic American Flag Sand Art

I’m continuing with the red-white-and-blue theme this week with another patriotic Fourth of July craft that our entire family had a hand in making! I have a love affair with mason jars. I use them for their intended purpose of food storage and canning. But we also drink out of them. I collect vintage examples, […]

Vinyl Chalkboard Menu from Wallternatives

My favorite saying may well be, “Let’s play it by ear.” While spontaneity is great in certain areas of life, like summertime and vacation and road trips, it doesn’t work well at dinnertime. At least not in our family. No menu plan means no dinner. Or takeout. Or a hastily thrown together meal that will […]

Vintage American Flags

When I was pulling together our Memorial Day patriotic picnic on the front porch, I wanted to add a vintage vibe to our table. I would have loved to have found some vintage American flags to use for our centerpiece. But since I couldn’t find the real deal, I decided to make my own, using […]