We severely lack decor (and furniture but that’s another story). Dressing up the walls of a whole house can prove a costly endeavor and I am brainstorming for frugal but also personal ways to add art and decor on our walls.
My first attempt on painting some modern art that we could actually use in our home, served well to prove that my mom had it ALL wrong. She always believed – unwaveringly -I am some kind of mini-Picasso with great artistic skills. Well, this is what I made before I had my daughter cover the whole thing with black paint to hide my shame:
Let me tell you about a perfect Valentine’s gift of minimal cost and yet tons of value (and the best one I have ever received). Through my life, I never cared much for Valentine’s day, or the gifts typically associated with it, like flowers and chocolates and teddy bears and the rest overly pink whatnots. I am not one for jewelry either.
All that, was to – eventually – change when I received the perfect Valentine’s day gift. And it had lots of pink.
Coastal creme and blue wreaths are going to be all the rage this summer. With starfish and shells. And they are beautiful (I will show you my favorites soon – promise).
However, I am not ready for them yet. We had a surprisingly short and dry spring this year. It really felt like we went from winter straight to summer. I missed spring! So, when I decided to adorn our front door with a wreath, it seems that subconsciously I picked spring colors. My summer wreath looks suspiciously like a spring wreath.
In this tutorial, I will show you my DIY wreath and I will share a few tricks that help me when tackling wreaths.
A pizza box, the back of a corner cabinet and some burlap walk into a bar…
I like the intrigue of upcycling items and giving them a new life. The whole thing puts our brains to use. What can we make? How can we make it happen? What does this item want to be? I love a quirky result, something surprising coming from unrelated items. Even better if it also has a practical use.
I had the remnant of a Lazy Susan cabinet that came broken when we installed our new kitchen. I also have an inconspicuous slice of wall by our front door that needs something narrow (flat) and practical. Like a mail center!
Do you know how sometimes we are in a creative hiatus? When we have ideas but somehow we keep procrastinating? The trick is to make something small from start to finish. It has to be something easy, a little quirky and quick to make.
With all the cold and snow, I was in such a hiatus so I decided to make something easy for our daughter’s nursery to hang above her crib. Like this wall mobile that you can make in 10 minutes. See how: