Art, DIY, Home Decor, Inspiration

How to Make a Hardware Sign

We purchased our eighth flip house at absolute auction, and it came “as is” with tons of stuff inside. Literally tons–the garbage dump weighed it for us when we dropped it off. Among the piles, I found this tablet of paper and knew it held special meaning. The couple that had previously owned the house had also owned our town’s…

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Art, DIY, Inspiration

Repurposed Puzzle Art

When we purchased our eighth flip at absolute auction, it came with a lot of extra stuff inside the house, including this framed puzzle. I liked the frame and circular mat, and knew it could be repurposed. I’d like to walk you through the steps of repurposing this piece. If this post inspires you, and you’d like to redo a…

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Art, DIY, Furniture Makeover, Home Decor, Inspiration

Revamped Dresser and USA Map Art

Opening up walls in old houses and studying the detail and craftsmanship that went into building homes a century ago is truly fascinating.  After tearing out several plaster walls in the Mulberry House, I had boxes and boxes of lath I wanted to repurpose into art.  In my opinion, the wood was far too beautiful to be thrown in the…

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Art, Encouragement, Family Life, Inspiration, Printables

Wherever You Are, Be ALL There

Have you seen them?  They’re absolutely everywhere.  You know, the ones who can’t stop staring. I see them in restaurants while dining with my family.  They’re preparing to eat with their families too, except–they’re not really there. I imagine them as human versions of moths and mosquitoes, hunched over their metaphorical “bug zappers”, uncontrollably drawn in by the glow of…

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Art, DIY, Family Life, Home Decor, Inspiration

How to Make Art Out of an Old Door

I’m not sure if you would prefer I be honest with you about this project or lie directly to your face. If we’re being perfectly honest, like the flavor of BFF honest that informs you the color of your kitchen is reminiscent of baby crap smeared on your walls or that your deviled eggs could use some improvement; that kind…

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Art, Family Life, Home Decor, Inspiration

Decorate Your Child’s Room With a Custom Personalized Painting

Kids want to know they are special and unique.  That you see them and love them.  They want to know you know and appreciate the little things about them like their favorite colors, animals, objects and activities. Do they like motorcycles or robots?  Flowers or birdies?  Biking or baseball?  Lady bugs or butterflies?  Music or dance?  Red or blue?  Pink…

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