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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

The Perfect Vase Filler For Fall:  Acorn Bullets

The Perfect Vase Filler For Fall: Acorn Bullets

If you ever come across this variety of long and pointy acorns, make sure to pick as many as you can!  Their shape is so different than the round acorns we’re used to seeing, their texture is smooth and shiny and their color is a beautiful blend of thin light and dark brown stripes. They… Continue Reading

A Decorative Pumpkin For Every Room

A Decorative Pumpkin For Every Room

It’s pumpkin season again – my favorite time of the year! Just as I do year round, I will bring a little piece of the season inside the house. It’s usually the family room that gets most of my decorative attention, since it’s where we spend a great part of the day. The pedestal table by the main entrance is also… Continue Reading

How To Make “Leather Bound” Books

How To Make “Leather Bound” Books

Bring out your old paperback books and dress them up! With this simple tutorial, any used and inexpensive book will look like a valuable leather bound book that is worth showcasing on the premium shelf of your bookcase! The best part of it? Absolutely no crafting skills are required, and it takes just a couple of minutes to make… Continue Reading

Sketch Like An Artist!

Sketch Like An Artist!

I have an empty space on my gallery wall and I’ve been looking for a simple piece of art to fill it. However, I have not been able to find anything that I love. So, I decided to try my hand at drawing. I’m not an artist and my skills are very limited, so I… 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

Monday Morning Thrifting

Monday Morning Thrifting

Do you ever visit the thrift shops in your area? From time to time, I do.  There is a Goodwill not very far away and I always  make a quick stop whenever I’m in the neighborhood. Today I spent more than I do, both in time and money; there was so much to chose from, it was literally like… Continue Reading

2 Acrylic Photo Frames = 1 Stylish Acrylic Box

2 Acrylic Photo Frames = 1 Stylish Acrylic Box

Boxes, boxes, boxes! I could have hundreds and I’d still want more!  I just can’t pass a nice box without studying its design, size, shape and material.  I always have a good reason for buying one and I always find the best use for it in some part of the house. A box serves a dual purpose: It can be used… Continue Reading

Embossed And Distressed Terra Cotta Pots

Embossed And Distressed Terra Cotta Pots

It’s this time of the year again! Flowers are at their best and I can’t resist bringing handfuls into the house! Instead of spending money on fresh cut bouquets to fill a few vases, I’d rather get a couple of small flowering plants. They live longer and they look beautiful when they’re placed in nice pots. Terra cotta pots are… Continue Reading

“My Favorite Place On Earth” Wall Art

“My Favorite Place On Earth” Wall Art

There was one last thing left that would complete the new vanity desk in my daughter’s room, and that was adding some wall art. I already had a frame that could work for this space; it’s a rectangular, modern, white frame with a mat for two inserts, that I often use for seasonal decor. I intentionally had placed the new… Continue Reading