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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

How  To Transform An Old Piece Of Art Into Something Modern

How To Transform An Old Piece Of Art Into Something Modern

We finally moved into our new house in Houston, Texas and we spent most of the 4th of July weekend trying to settle in.  I can’t wait to make the house functional, to start the projects that are waiting in line, to get back to my cooking routine and, of course, start exploring the area and the beauties… Continue Reading

Upholstered Stool Quick Remake

Upholstered Stool Quick Remake

Friends, for the last few weeks, I have been working on our upcoming move. We are sad to leave the San Francisco Bay Area but excited to discover new destinations! While cleaning up the garage and getting rid of many unwanted stored items, I found this little stool (photo above) that I had recently purchased at… 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

Take Out Your Paint Brushes!

Take Out Your Paint Brushes!

Back in September, I sold my daughter’s amazingly restored bedside table and shortly after I somewhat regretted it. At the time, I was overwhelmed by all the furniture that was adding up in the garage and it felt like I couldn’t keep up with the many projects.  But that was then. So, when I recently found this Queen Ann style… Continue Reading

How To Transfer Your Kids’ Drawings On Canvas

How To Transfer Your Kids’ Drawings On Canvas

I’m sure you would agree with me that every single drawing that comes from little hands is precious! However some drawings are simply too beautiful to go on a refrigerator door – they will soon turn dusty and wrinkled and will eventually be thrown away.  For those very special ones, here is an easy way to transfer… 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

How to Store Storage Baskets

How to Store Storage Baskets

Baskets are ideal for storage and organizing, everyone knows that. But baskets are also great for displaying and decorating. I use them in every room of the house and I fill them with seasonal items, fruit, food, plants and so much more. Baskets do not necessarily have a single spot in the house nor a single  purpose.  They can… Continue Reading

Why I Chose Chalk Paint For A Media Console Remake

Why I Chose Chalk Paint For A Media Console Remake

Some day back in December, right before Christmas while I was overloaded with the endless tasks of the season such as getting the house ready for the holidays, setting up the rooms for family members visiting from overseas, planning menus, shopping and much more – right when every second of the day matters and the to-do list gets longer by the… Continue Reading