Painted Dishes

These hand painted dishes are an easy and inexpensive way to jazz up your dinner table for the holidays or special occasions. I gave these plain chargers and goblets a little design and color with glass paint. The chargers were 10 for $8 and the goblets were $.50 each at Goodwill. I’m a very casual person, although, I do like ... Read More »

Modge Podge

Modge Podge and Crackle Painting I know, modge podge and crackle painting are a strange combination, but it just so happens I recently worked on two easy projects using both techniques. I think everyone has used modge podge except for me, so I thought it was about time I did. Soon after I started my project, I decided a little ... Read More »

Chalkboard Paint

An old cabinet door, a little bit of chalkboard paint, add a little color and wooden pegs. What do you have? A great place to hang a sweater or keys as you enter the back door. Maybe you prefer a kitchen chalkboard to keep pot holders and towels handy. We have other decorative hooks I’ve made for our back entrance ... Read More »

Bathroom Sink Skirt

A bathroom sink skirt is a great way to hide pipes, or to give added storage space. Though pedestal or wall mounted sinks add vintage charm to small baths, they lack the storage space and often times show ugly pipes. Here are a couple ideas for making bathroom sink skirts. At the top of the page is a sink skirt ... Read More »

Accent Ball Craft Project

Here’s a simple home decor accessory project. I’m sure you have seen accent balls in the decor departments of stores. They can be used for filling vases or bowls as an accent piece and range in price from $3 to about $9.   I have a large wood bowl that is about 24 inches in diameter that I wanted to ... Read More »

Playroom Decorating Ideas

We have a space in the attic just for the grandkids. It’s their very own indoor tree house playroom. Since the attic is on the 3rd floor at tree top level, we thought a tree house theme was fitting. Since we had a tree house theme, we decided to recycle an old tire that was sitting around in the garage ... Read More »

Painted Boxes

Bring a little organization to the play room with colorful hand painted boxes. Take an ordinary wood or metal box and make it special by painting designs, animals, butterflies, cars, trains, or flowers. This is one way to make organizing the play room fun for the kids. Here are a few photos of boxes that have been painted to store ... Read More »

Kids Wood Table and Chair Set

Pictured is a kids wood table and chair set that was changed from ordinary dark wood into something colorful and fun. This was mom’s table as a little girl, now it belongs to her kids. Thirty something years later it is still a sturdy table and chairs set that has gotten plenty of use. The table and chairs were sanded ... Read More »

Wood Kitchen Cabinet

Pictured is a kid’s wood kitchen cabinet that we found at a Flea Market. By making a few changes we made an awesome addition to the kid’s kitchen set. The faucet and sink addition is what really makes the piece unique. The kids have fun filling the sink with water and washing dishes during play time. We thought the cabinet ... Read More »

Kid’s Kitchens

Would your little chef like to have one of the coolest kids kitchens in the neighborhood? Flea markets, antique stores, and garage sales are just a few of the places you can look for bargain pieces. More than likely the pieces will need a little work, but it will give you a chance to make the kitchen set unique for ... Read More »