DIY Craft Room Ribbon Organizer and Wall Art

Confession time: Though I’m a dyed-in-the-wool yard sale shopper, repurposer and upcycler, I’m always a little bit afraid to alter something that’s brand new. Maybe I’m afraid of ruining something for which I paid full price, or maybe I just think if it’s brand new, I ought to be able to use it as is. Good […]

Craft Room Ideas & Home Office Design

As I sit here typing, I keep getting distracted by all the pretty. It’s taken a lot of planning, designing, mind changing, organizing, DIYing and a little bit of shopping, but today I’m finally ready to share my home office and craft room makeover. Pinch me: I can’t believe I finally have a creative workspace […]

Easy Lamp Makeover with DecoArt Paint

I didn’t mean to take a weeklong blogging break, but what with catching up from Spring Break, a few unexpected deadline work projects, putting the final touches on my office and craft room makeover and just taking time to enjoy the gorgeous spring weather (finally!), that’s what happened. I missed you (and I hope you […]

Spring Vignette inspired by my McCoy pottery collection

Fifteen  years ago — maybe more — I was shopping at the Georgetown Flea Market in Washington, D.C. when I spotted a trio of McCoy Pottery vases shaped like flowers. I had just started collecting  McCoy, and the vases were high on my wish list. But at $50 each, they were way out of budget. […]

How to Paint Furniture with Martha Stewart Metallic Glaze

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a furniture makeover. The cold weather, and a lack of yard sales, has put my painting on hold. I’ve had a clients’ nightstands hanging out in my garage for way too long, so on the eve of our last snowstorm, I hauled them inside and gave them a […]

Decorating with Spring Flowers

Tulips and daffodils and hyacinth and forsythia. Bluebells and pansies and lilies and dogwoods. Spring offers a bounty of beautiful buds, blooms and blossoms. And I love them all. If I could turn my house into a flower market, I would… There were so many wonderful ideas for using  spring flowers linked up to The […]

Hundreds of Spring Home Decorating Ideas

Earlier today, I shared my pink-and-green spring table setting with you. If you missed it, I sure would love for you to check it out. I had such a fun time create all these preppy, girly and definitely springy vignettes. Or pin it for later. I am so ready for flowers and sandals and new […]

Spring Table Setting Ideas: Pink and Green Luncheon

I’ve been playing make believe again. This time, I’m pretending it’s spring, full on flip-flop and flowers weather. And it was for a few days — sunshine and glorious temperatures. But outside my window now, it’s cold and raining, turning to sleet later. But I don’t want to talk about that. I want to show […]

13 Tips for Choosing Paint Colors

As I shared earlier this week, I am in the middle of a huge overhaul of my office and craft room right now. And while I can’t show you any after photos just yet (because everything is still in major “during” disarray) I can share with you my tips for choosing paint colors — the […]

Home Office Makeover Inspiration

I feel like I’ve been pretty quiet lately and haven’t shared many pretty crafts or decorating projects with you lately. Which just goes to show how different blog life can be from real life — because I have been busy! Sampling, painting, prepping, purging, organizing and scheming. The plan has been in the works for […]