EASY AFTERNOON PROJECTS

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An Easy Way To Frame Prints, Photos, Sketches & More

An Easy Way To Frame Prints, Photos, Sketches & More

My mother is an artist ~ I may have already said that many times  in this blog.  She’s a painter [an AMAZING painter] and we’re so lucky to have plenty of her beautiful art pieces -all oil on canvas-  on the walls of our home, for free! Back when I was a kid and we lived… Continue Reading

How To Store Your Water Bottles

How To Store Your Water Bottles

How do you store your water bottles and your coffee-mugs-to-go?  Lately, these have been adding up in our home as each family member needs to have more than one. I’ve been having trouble storing them in the kitchen cabinets and on the pantry shelves, as they easily fall over when they’re empty. In addition to their light weight, they… Continue Reading

DIY Pull-Out Basket For The Kitchen – Mounted In Minutes!

DIY Pull-Out Basket For The Kitchen – Mounted In Minutes!

The kitchen in the new house is an older kitchen from the 80’s. It doesn’t have any of the modern elements that many of our previous kitchens had: no massive island, no professional range, and no clever storage spaces. Plus, it’s half the size of our previous kitchens. The cabinets are very basic and their shelves are not even adjustable. I’m not… Continue Reading

No-Sew, Double-Sided, Roll-Up, DIY Window Shade

No-Sew, Double-Sided, Roll-Up, DIY Window Shade

If you ever need to cover a window with a roll-up shade, and you want something fast and inexpensive, consider the following tutorial:  Without sewing a single stitch, you can make a shade in under an hour that will look absolutely professional: no messy/uneven hems will show through the fabric. The shade can even be “double-sided”, so a different back… Continue Reading

Cute Tassels Made From Broom Bristles

Cute Tassels Made From Broom Bristles

I was cleaning up the garage yesterday and in between the craft supplies I found a bag of leftover broom bristles that I used for this project (or maybe this one?). When I was putting them away, I remember thinking that they would be great for little tassels – perfect hanging from a drawer knob.  With some beads in… Continue Reading

Do-It-Yourself Notecards

Do-It-Yourself Notecards

Looking for a small gift for your girlfriend? A set of notecards with matching envelopes is always a good idea! My inspiration for the ones I made today began with these little garden-themed metal decorative items that I found at the craft store ~ the pack of four was just $1.50. So inexpensive and so cute! Make your own notecards… Continue Reading

Half Spring Wreath For A Full Spring  Mood

Half Spring Wreath For A Full Spring Mood

The beginning of a new season seems always like the perfect time to decorate the front door with a wreath. The one I made today had to be colorful and happy, a true spring wreath! Its shape is very different from all the wreaths I’ve bought or made in the past, as it’s actually a half wreath hanging from a thick white chain. To… Continue Reading

Inspirational Quote Wall Art For Valentine’s Day

Inspirational Quote Wall Art For Valentine’s Day

This do-it-yourself wall art is an easy and quick afternoon project that you will enjoy making. It makes a thoughtful gift for a loved one or a piece to decorate your home. Pick a famous inspirational quote or just a few words of your own, anything that has a special meaning for you or your loved… Continue Reading

Plant It Yourself:  Hyacinth Bulbs In A Vintage Tureen

Plant It Yourself: Hyacinth Bulbs In A Vintage Tureen

Around this time of the year, you should be able to find potted hyacinths at your garden center. You can place the plastic pot directly in a pretty cachepot or, even better, you can replant the bulb in an elegant serving bowl, just as I did today. Either way, waiting and watching the hyacinths grow and bloom… Continue Reading

Easy Armchair Reupholstering

Easy Armchair Reupholstering

I’ve been working a lot on the pieces of furniture that I recently brought home, and it seems that everything is taking so much longer than anticipated. The weather is not helping either, but I will not complain for the rain that is much needed in California! I can’t wait to be done with sanding and painting… Continue Reading