How to Make Terra Cotta Pots Chippy

April 7, 2014 by 14 Comments

Today, we have another great craft in our series, A Craft Made By You.   Lucy from the beautiful blog, Craftberry Bush, where creativity is always in bloom is sharing a tutorial with us that I can’t wait to try – How to make terra cotta …continue reading

Decorating Ornaments I Already Have

December 9, 2013 by 6 Comments

I’ve been decorating ornaments!  The weather has been overcast and snowy icey in Texas!  I’m bummed that I haven’t been able to share my Christmas House Tour post as I usually do, but it’s still in the works!!!  I’m totally counting on BBB being back …continue reading

How to Smooth Wall Texture

November 6, 2013 by 12 Comments

Ready for a little update on our new-to-us home?!?  If you’re new you can look back at our traditional home updates (here).  I almost walked away from this house because me and Spanish knife texture don’t get along!  I like clean lines and smooth wall …continue reading

Setting Up Boys Bedroom

October 7, 2013 by 23 Comments

Whether you’ve lived in a house for a long time or just recently moved, making your home work for you is a long journey.  Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and change up the spaces in your home to find the flow that …continue reading

Pick Paint Color

September 25, 2013 by 6 Comments

I have officially reached the point where I have to pick paint color and get the house started!  The other day I showed you the colors I’ve been loving, Paint Color Options – I love me some pinterest!  I also put a little call out …continue reading

Choosing Wall Colors – Favorite Paint Picks

September 18, 2013 by 24 Comments

Choosing Wall Colors – favorite paint picks!  Yesterday I showed you more pics of our new house.  Pretty clear that wall color is job number one — the color needs to be toned down!   In my Rancher I used Eloquent Ivory throughout and loved it, …continue reading

Handmade Home: Wood Bowl Art

May 20, 2013 by 7 Comments

IO contributor Anu from Nalle’s House is here to share another tip for creating a Handmade Home!  It’s easy to draw a complete blank when it comes to decorating shelves and mantels.  As my sister says, ‘it’s as if my house is mocking me.’  I …continue reading

Three Simple Steps to Painting a Canvas

December 17, 2012 by 19 Comments

I showed you my fun Retro Santa Painting earlier on my Room by Room Christmas Tour…it was so easy to make.  You may remember doing this years ago…I totally did when I was little!  I’m going to let you in on my little secret if …continue reading

Home Decor and Craft Projects Updated to Gold

November 13, 2012 by 9 Comments

I’m seeing gold everywhere!  Using Gold Gilding/Gold Leaf is totally fun and bright and merry!  I’m loving the metallic touches.  Gold Leaf is the ‘One Item‘ in the series I’m doing this month.  Listed at the end of this post are other blogs participating in …continue reading

Painting Designs on Walls: Creative Stencil Ideas

November 7, 2012 by 31 Comments

I love the look of painting designs on walls: creative stencil ideas.  Not only does it look great, the price is much more affordable than wallpaper and when the look is no longer your thing, it’s very easy to throw up a fresh coat of …continue reading

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