How to Sew a Burlap Valance with a Ribbon Accent

Valances give color to a room without blocking the natural light. I like being able to make my own valances because I can select the fabric and create my own design.

As you know from reading my other blog posts, I LOVE burlap because of its texture and it goes with everything. I also added the orange polka-dot ribbon to add color.

I made this valance for the window in our loft (my office) and I just love the way it turned out. Continue reading “How to Sew a Burlap Valance with a Ribbon Accent”

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Using an Old Door to Make Wall Hooks

I love using something old and rustic (especially if it is wood) and I have an obsession with hooks. So, this project of using an old door to make wall hooks was right up my alley!

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Decorating Our RV: Making Our Camper Feel Like Home on the Road

We sold our smaller camper and purchased a slightly bigger camper. We purchased a used 2018 Grand Design Imagine 2600RB and really like the layout and size (for the two of us and our dog Daisy).

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How to Chalk Paint an Entertainment Center

One of my favorite things to do is chalk paint! It instantly transforms a piece of furniture by giving it a rustic farmhouse look.

This entertainment center belonged to my in-laws. It is the final piece of the puzzle in our basement renovation project. Continue reading “How to Chalk Paint an Entertainment Center”

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How to Make Hooks from Picture Frames and Vintage Doorknobs

We had a variety of old picture frames and doorknobs in our attic. I wanted to make something that was unique and yet functional. I just love the variety of shapes and textures these old frames have. If you don’t have old picture frames, check out your local thrift store. I also think vintage doorknobs have such character. Continue reading “How to Make Hooks from Picture Frames and Vintage Doorknobs”

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How to Install Barn Wood on a Porch Ceiling

How to install old barn wood on your ceiling. We installed old barn wood on our front porch ceiling. This blog post shares step-by-step directions so you can install old barn wood on your porch ceiling or any ceiling.

We added old barn wood to our front porch ceiling. Click HERE to see how we previously installed barn wood on our lakeside porch ceiling.

Below is a BEFORE picture of our front porch (before we installed barn wood on our ceiling).

Below is our front porch decorated for fall AFTER we installed the barn wood on the ceiling.

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An old doormat and some acrylic paint — Can you say upcycle?

This exterior door mat was faded and completely worn out. I just hate to throw things away . . . feels so wasteful. (I already have enough discarded junk in landfills for which I am accountable 🤦‍♀️).Continue reading “An old doormat and some acrylic paint — Can you say upcycle?”

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How to Arrange Zinnias (or any fresh cut flowers) in a Vase and Other Ideas

This summer, I have enjoyed growing zinnias and other flowers. I have learned about flowers that not only survive but thrive for this “Wannabe” master gardener. Click HERE to learn more about this flower bed Neal built for me (pictured below) and other spring and summer flowers we planted in pots on our deck.

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