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How To Convert a Beach Mat Into a Bamboo Blind

How To Convert a Beach Mat Into a Bamboo Blind

Hi everyone! What are your thoughts on bamboo blinds? I’m only asking because I wanted to make sure that I’m not the only one who absolutely loves them… We had bamboo blinds in one of our first Athens, Greece apartment many many years ago {I remember spending a little fortune to cover just two kitchen windows} and that… Continue Reading

Beautiful Fabric Decoupage Pumpkins That Look Like They’re Hand-Painted

Beautiful Fabric Decoupage Pumpkins That Look Like They’re Hand-Painted

These fabric pumpkins are nothing like you’ve seen before! They’re made with decoupage fabric motifs so they look as if they’re hand-painted! If you’re in the mood to make a few, follow along, I’ll show you how, it’s all very easy ~ I promise! What makes these pumpkins special from any other decoupage fabric technique that… Continue Reading

A Classic Entryway Setup For Under $100 (Furniture Included)

A Classic Entryway Setup For Under $100 (Furniture Included)

It’s no secret that I am a thrifty shopper and this entryway with its classic console table and its plethora of decorative items proves it all. Over the years, I’ve shared many of the inexpensive treasures I’ve brought home, but I haven’t really shown how I tie them all together ~ this blog post today is… Continue Reading

Blue Gingham Love

Blue Gingham Love

Back in 2000, I chose a blue gingham tile for my daughter’s bathroom in our Athens, Greece condo – and I haven’t regretted it for one second. I instantly fell in love with this tile and although I was originally planning on using it to cover the entire bathroom, or maybe the walls around the bathtub, I… Continue Reading

Elegant, No-Sew, Roll Up, DIY Linen Window Shade

Elegant, No-Sew, Roll Up, DIY Linen Window Shade

We have been traveling for almost four weeks now – first to Los Angeles for our daughter’s college graduation, and now in Greece. There’s been so much inspiration around me and I’ve been keeping notes with ideas, projects and recipes that I want to try, so hopefully there will plenty to share when I get back home. Before… Continue Reading

A Touch Of Summer For Your Door

A Touch Of Summer For Your Door

The school year is over here in Texas and it already feels like summer! As strange as this may sound, I usually don’t decorate the house for the summer ~ instead, I “un-decorate” to make it feel light and airy: I remove all heavy and darker decorative pieces from the coffee tables, consoles, shelves etc. and I put them away for the… Continue Reading

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 I [Almost] Skipped Fall

How I [Almost] Skipped Fall

I think I missed a season…. The weather has been so warm, here in Houston, Texas that it didn’t feel like fall. At all. I was waiting for the temperatures to cool down to take out my fall décor and to make a pumpkin craft or two, but I guess this isn’t going to happen!… 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