Sunday, October 14, 2018

Fun with Sugar Skulls

Remember those masks everyone had hanging in their houses in the '90s? As a kid I loved them and I KNEW that when I grew up my house would be decorated with them. I also planned to have a shiny iridescent couch in the shape of a seashell. Fortunately, neither of those ideas panned out! When I came across these in my favorite thrift shop all those memories came flooding back! I also knew exactly what I would transform them into!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Pastelloween Pumpkins! (Reversible!)

I love fall! I love decorating for Halloween but don't want jack-o'-lanterns up in November. With these reversible pumpkins, you just turn them around and voila! Just dig out some wood from a leftover project, and you have a cheap yet fun project perfect for fall!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Pretty Pastel Glass Pumpkin

I love fall! I love the leaves, the smell in the air and how it's finally cool enough to use my oven! I am a traditionalist when it comes to fall colors until this year when I decided to try something new! Pastel colors for fall? Turns out it's super fun!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Polymer Clay Treats are a Perfect Rainy Day Craft!

I have an Aunt who is quite talented when it comes to polymer clay. About 25 years ago (yikes!) she gave me some chunks of clay in varying colors, and I've moved this tin with me to every apartment and house I've lived at along the way. Always meaning to use it and never getting around to it!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

10 tips for shopping at Goodwill!

Recently I participated in a market research study, and we were asked about our favorite places to shop. Anyone who knows me knows that my number one place to shop is Goodwill! Where I live, we have EIGHT Goodwill stores, and THREE are near my house! I often post my finds on social media and everyone asks how I find such amazing stuff. Because of this, I decided to put a list together of tips!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Repurpose your old wheelbarrow! It's not trash!

Got an old wheelbarrow sitting around? Maybe it's in too bad of shape to use? Time to repurpose it into a semi-portable flower garden! Now that it's cooled down (HELLO FALL!!) this is a perfect project to do outside (or inside if you have space!). Fill it with mums and help welcome in all things pumpkin!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Bike Themed Skater Shoes

After finding these shoes at our local thrift store, I was inspired by my husband's love of cycling and the Tour de France! Since these are for my husband, I had to be careful and find that delicate balance of color without having too much. He was a skater punk back in the day, so I knew skater-inspired shoes would work great!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Home Sweet Kentucky

Paint pouring is such a fun way to create art for your home! It's fantastic when used on canvas, figurines or in this case.. thrift store finds. If you've never done paint pouring this is a perfect opportunity to try it out!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Buzy Bee Heels

Dig in your closet or hit up your favorite thrift store and grab a pair of shoes in ANY color! You'll love the transformation! I was amazed at how well the Decoarty Stylin' line covers and you will be as well!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Bee-utiful Canvas Shoes

Painted shoes are a fun and affordable way to add some pizazz to your wardrobe! Show your love of bees with these fun shoes! Grab shoes, a paintbrush, and a fresh cup of coffee and have fun!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Fruity shoes!

I am confident that my daughter is at least half watermelon these days. Every time we hit the store she begs for more! That inspired me to make her these bright and fun canvas shoes. She LOVES them! To make them more fun, I added her other favorite fruit (oranges!) See below to find how to make your own!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Mandala Thrift Store Shoes

I have loved those videos I keep seeing in my newsfeed showing artists painting mandalas onto rocks. They are not only soothing but the rocks are just beautiful! When I was fortunate enough to find cute shoes in MY SIZE at the thrift store I grabbed them even if they were a color I don't usually wear (red!) I'd also recently ordered a Dotting Stylus set from my good buddy Amazon and I've been dying to use them. These shoes were perfect!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Summer Glamping Utensil Caddy

Why not dress up your next picnic? This is a fun (and organized) way to carry out your flatware! Paint this caddy and you'll be ready for a picnic at a moment's notice!

Rock Garden- Fruits and Veggies

Sometimes growing a garden is just too much work. This garden is a perfect project for working inside on a hot day! Maybe with a nice glass of lemonade?

Rock Garden - Sweet Tooth

Grab some rocks out of your driveway, or if your kids are like mine you'll probably find a couple of nice clean ones in your dryer! Satisfy your sweet tooth with this great rainy day activity!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Old brass lamp + spray paint= modern beauty

I've wanted new lamps for our living room lately as the ones we currently use were a clearance find when I was right out of college, and that was nearly SIXTEEN years ago. How did that even happen? How do I have lamps that old?! A husband, two kids, and many moves later I guess life just kind of flies when you are having fun and exhausted.

Monday, March 26, 2018

The Chandelier I Made Red

I've wanted to start a blog, but I could never get past the name. It's an important part and something I really struggled with. Then this past spring while at a rummage sale I spotted a brass chandelier and the rest is history. 

It was the last day of the rummage sale, and I knew they were willing to negotiate. The chandelier had initially been listed at $20, and I was able to get it for $5. That's right FIVE dollars! Earlier, when I made the proclamation to my husband that I wouldn't pay more than that for a dining room chandelier he scoffed. He really should have known better!