Tag Archives: Summer

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

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

Ethan Allen Inspired Starfish Wall Art

Ethan Allen Inspired Starfish Wall Art

I saw this starfish wall art on the Ethan Allen website and I absolutely loved it. It’s a hand painted starfish mounted on a shadow-box-style frame with a discreet hand-applied border in the same exact color. Really beautiful, perfect for a summer home but quite expensive. It made me think that this would make the perfect present for… Continue Reading

DIY Vintage Crate With Planted Flowers

DIY Vintage Crate With Planted Flowers

It’s not every day that you can find a free wooden crate like the beautiful wine crates  I got a few months ago, but it’s easy enough to buy one for just a few dollars and make it look like it’s a vintage one! They sell plain ones, in various sizes, at the craft and home improvement stores.… Continue Reading

Easy End-Of-Summer DIY

Easy End-Of-Summer DIY

Unless my calendar marks “September”, my mood will remain in summer mode, no matter what. Today is August 19, so that gives me just enough time for some last minute, easy summer DIY with all the beach treasures I brought back from Greece. The truth is that I haven’t done much in the house because we’ve… Continue Reading

Welcome the Summer with a Starfish Wreath

Welcome the Summer with a Starfish Wreath

I just love it when I can put together a little project in under 10 minutes.  Especially when the result is both pretty and unexpected.  Even though  we aren’t living in a beach house and our home isn’t located by the sea, I still wanted something “summer looking” by the front door. I took apart an old starfish… Continue Reading

How To Embellish A Lampshade

How To Embellish A Lampshade

Remember that black lampshade that I lined with gold wrapping paper  back in the fall? Well, I still like it a lot (and so did many of you!) but, right now, it seems a little out of season. As we’re getting closer to summer, I’d rather have lighter decor and instead of a relaxing little corner, a… Continue Reading