HAPPY NEW YEAR!! And I hope you had a Blessed Christmas too. After traveling for a month through some of Australia, New Zealand and Vanuatu I wondered what would you, the readers, want to see? I did not want to give you the typical holiday pics, and I did no DIY to speak of except… Continue reading No DIY, but still Interesting??
Here’s the next installment of my contribution to the Craft Challenge. If you missed it, I am partaking in this challenge for a couple of months to get the creative juices flowing. You can check out what I did last month on my last post. This month it’s making something from dollar store finds.… Continue reading I Insist you GROW!
Here’s a pic of the unlovely little deck around the hot tub. I never wanted a hot tub. I even asked the seller to remove it to bring the price of the house down (she was going on and on about it and it’s virtues – I had to put a stop to it). But… Continue reading All Hands On Deck!
Here I am, another summer coming, and I am back to square one with my outdoor rug. For those who have been with me for awhile, you may recall the above photo. And how I started with this: For those who care to see, check it out here. This is how it looked at… Continue reading A Nod to All Things Nautical
Okay, I will! Pricing out some new cushions for our current two that are faded and stained with tree sap, bird poop and who knows what else, I came across some fabric medium and, remembering how I wish I had tried this product on my Before and After chair, I thought, perfect opportunity to give… Continue reading Save My Cushions!
I found my paper lanterns!!
Come summer we all haul out the bits and pieces of decorating paraphenalia that we’ve been hiding in the shed/attic/under the couch (I do all 3) the rest of the year. We all sigh when we find something we like has broken or faded or disappeared, some things are found a little too late, some… Continue reading Ahhhhhhhh, Summer.
If I told you that I painted the rug in this picture, would you think I am Decorating Awesomeness? Especially if this was the before…. After looking in dismay at my “No Fade” outdoor rug, I thought it was time to buy a new one. DON’T DO IT! Said my panicked cheap inner voice. Try… Continue reading The Good, the Bad and the Little Bit Ugly
Here’s a DIY for making a chalkboard with a little wink to Liechtenstein – the artist famous for his crying women and polka-dot backgrounds. I took two canvases that had seen better days, but of course new ones are a great option. I used a platter to trace out an oval, adding the pointy talk… Continue reading Chalk it up – literally