Have you ever got a space decorated just so, and then the realities of life take over--which for many of us include multi-colored plastic toys. Carrie from Lovely Etc. knows what I'm talking about. She was thrilled to find a little push car that her small son would love, but tells us there was just one small problem: it was ugly. "I am not delusional enough to think my thirteen month old could care less whether his toys are cute or not," she laughs, "but I know this thing is going to be hanging around our family room for many months."
One of Kathy's favorite things to do is create art using all kinds of scraps and odds and ends that she's collected over the years. Some people might call it junk, but she has an eye for beauty and can imagine so many possibilities when she looks at old things. Check out her latest creation--just in time for Valentine's Day--at Petticoat Junktion.
Are you decorating for Valentine's Day, yet? Well, Kristen from is, over at Homespun With Love, and she came up with the most adorable snow globe for the day of love. The thing about this project is that you could already have quite a few of the materials leftover from Christmas crafting. So it's a great way to extend the use of those items!
Need a place to contain the jewelry that you drop on your nightstand. (C'mon, we all do it!) Check out the cute jewelry tray that Amy made at Homey Oh My! Amy started with a plain white salad plate--something that if you don't already have on hand, you can easily find at the dollar store or thrift shop.
We all have them: projects that somewhere along the line of executing our vision just seem to fall short. That was the case with this moleskin notebook that Thalita from The Learner Observer was working on. She assumed that she could dress up the plain black notebook with stripes from a permanent gold marker. Well, the stripes bled underneath the tape Thalita was using, and she was left with a hot mess.
At Rain on a Tin Roof, Jenna's inspiration for this lamp makeover came from someone special: her Pap. A cattle rancher, his life was defined by the animals he cared for so diligently. When Jenna spotted a cowhide lampshade, she knew immediately that she wanted one of her own. "Not only would it fit perfectly with my decor, but it would be a nod to my Pap," she tells us.
At Diary of a Crafty Lady, Lindsay says she and her husband recently celebrated a milestone anniversary. "I found some old wooden picture frames on the side of the road a while back, and have been using them for various projects," she tells us. When she needed an anniversary gift, Lindsay decided to make something for him using one of the frames.