10 Simple Ideas to Get In the Mood for Fall: Fall Craft Ideas, Decorating Inspiration & Recipes

I always struggle with the transition from summer to fall. By early September, the mailbox fills with fall catalogs and magazines filled with photographs of folks wearing sweaters while drinking cider. Starbucks brings back the pumpkin spice latte. And I see the pretty fall tableaus my fellow bloggers are creating on their tabletops and front […]

French Shabby Chic Crackle Paint Wall Shelf

This post is sponsored by DecoArt, but all opinions are truthful and my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. I love the look of crusty, old paint, crazed and crackled with age. But I have never had much success achieving the crack paint finish myself, though I’ve tried numerous crackle mediums through the years […]

So many great Star Wars Birthday Party Ideas from AttaGirlSays.com

Disclosure: I received free product as compensation for sharing about Wallternatives, but I only write about products that I feel I can honestly recommend to my readers. This post also includes affiliate links. Find my full disclosure policy here. We are gearing up for an epic Stars Wars birthday party in just a few weeks. […]

5 Crafty (And Cheap!) Place Card Holders You Can Make for

I received compensation and free product from Consumer Crafts in exchange for sharing a project. All opinions are my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. It’s time for another video craft demo, and this month, I’m showing you how you can make place card holders using basic craft supplies from Consumer Crafts. I’m joining […]

DIY Chalkboard Animals

Old cutting boards are one of my favorite things to buy at yard sales and thrift stores. But not because I want them for chopping vegetables. Old cutting boards and wooden plaques happen to be excellent for crafting. You can usually pick them up for less than $5. I love it when I find ones […]

Back to School Crafts: DIY Chalkboard Dog Tag Necklaces

It’s hard to say goodbye to the long, lazy days of summer. Vacations, endless play dates, afternoons at the pool, playing outside well past dark, late bedtimes — it’s pretty much the stuff of a kid’s dreams. Though going back to school means the end all those things, there’s also something exciting about the start […]

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. Wednesdays 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 […]