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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

World’s Tiniest Built-In Shelf / DIY Picture Ledge

World’s Tiniest Built-In Shelf / DIY Picture Ledge

I was looking for a very special way to hang this very special pair of oil-on-canvas paintings painted by my mother. Because of their theme, their natural place is the kitchen – although not necessarily! I found the perfect spot for them above the little built-in desk, right off the kitchen. Framing them was the obvious… Continue Reading

6 Items That Are Always On My IKEA Shopping List

6 Items That Are Always On My IKEA Shopping List

Hello friends! How often do you get to spend a few hours at an IKEA store? I usually take a trip every few months, and whether it’s just for browsing through their new merchandise or because I need something in particular, there are a few items that are always on my shopping list. Here they are:… Continue Reading

How To Turn a Wooden Wine Crate Into a Pull-Out Kitchen Drawer

How To Turn a Wooden Wine Crate Into a Pull-Out Kitchen Drawer

I hope you didn’t miss my recent post on how to install a pull-out basket inside a kitchen cabinet  ~ this was truly one of my favorite projects! Every time I pull out that basket I rejoice in happiness as I love the convenience of easily reaching for the item I need instead of bending and… Continue Reading

6 Steps That Will Transform a Dated Hallway Bath

6 Steps That Will Transform a Dated Hallway Bath

Before we even moved into the new house, the half bath in the hallway was my least favorite room of all. Every time I opened the door, I would close it back behind me immediately, as I disliked almost everything about it. For weeks, I was trying to figure out ways to disguise the dated speckled granite countertop, how to make the… 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

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