Tag Archives: An Easy Afternoon Project

The Easiest DIY Dishwasher Kick Plate

The Easiest DIY Dishwasher Kick Plate

If you are lucky to have a brand new kitchen, all shiny with modern finishes, you are most probably thinking that this post is not for you. But before leaving this page, read along because there might be more applications to this easy DIY than you may think. It started with the need to replace… Continue Reading

Easy DIY Holiday Gift for Any Hostess

Easy DIY Holiday Gift for Any Hostess

Next time you accept a holiday party invitation and need a gift for the hostess, forget about the most common ones such as a bottle of wine, flowers or a dessert. Instead, consider offering something very unique that you’ve made yourself: a hand-soap dispenser for their powder room, personalized with the family name and a sweet quote of… 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

Oh So Glamorous DIY Notebooks!

Oh So Glamorous DIY Notebooks!

For the first time ever, the school year is starting without us spending hours at the school supply store, and most importantly without a list of countless items with the most peculiar specifications all requested according to each teacher’s personal preference. This year, our school district collected all supplies that will be needed throughout the year for each grade,  ordered it for us and… Continue Reading

DIY Curtain Tieback Tassels Like You’ve Never Seen Before!

DIY Curtain Tieback Tassels Like You’ve Never Seen Before!

My sister Irene was on the search for tiebacks for her new curtains. I realized that I’ve never given too much thought to tiebacks. I usually have a piece of the curtain fabric cut and sewn into a large strip and that seems to be just good enough. And for some window treatments, I don’t use any at… Continue Reading

DIY Project For Beginners – Spray Painting

DIY Project For Beginners – Spray Painting

I liked the industrial look of this wire basket that I had in the powder room. but I prefer the new industrial chic look that it now has! A can of gold spray paint and a few minutes of your time is all that is needed to upgrade a metallic wire basket into something simply glamorous. This… Continue Reading

A Wall Clock Remake

A Wall Clock Remake

I love, love, love this new wall clock that I put together in a few minutes for the wall just above my daughter’s new vanity desk. This was a final sale item from Crate & Barrel that I bought two moves ago, and last time I saw it it was in perfect shape, properly stored in the garage.  I don’t… Continue Reading