Color Washing 101: Bring New Life to Wood

So you want to add some color to a piece of wood or furniture, but you still want the grain to show? How about using a color wash? A color wash is a thinned-down, translucent version of paint. First, it’s important to make sure the piece will take paint properly. A chalk-based paint will stick […]


Personalized Wood Slice Napkin Rings

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but it’s not too late to create a tablescape that will make your day extra special.  One of my favorite ways to kick any place setting up a notch, is by adding customized place cards and/or napkin rings.  For this project, I was able to combine both of those […]

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5 DIY Thankful Crafts for Thanksgiving

Carved turkeys, mashed potatoes, warm scarves, and fall leaves. These are all amazing things that go along with Thanksgiving, but none of them are as important and the real meaning of Thanksgiving:to be thankful. It’s a time to slow down and reflect on all the amazing things in our life. And while this time of […]


The DIY Guide to Cleaning Your Vintage Rug

You can’t miss the vintage rug trend circulating in all your favorite blogs and magazines, and for good reason. With updated furniture and decor, these antique collectibles make a stunning backdrop to any style; from their unique patterns to vibrant colors, they’re truly a statement piece (and no longer just your grandma’s rug!). Most of […]

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Six ways to use pumpkins on your Thanksgiving table

With Thanksgiving coming up so soon, I wanted to show you some ways to use those real pumpkins you might have left over from Halloween! While fake pumpkins have some benefits, there is just something so much more special and appealing about real pumpkins. Between regular-sized pumpkins, huge pumpkins, small ones, and, my personal fave—fairytale […]


Decorating with Dishes

My love of dishes goes way back. When we were deciding which house to buy years ago, I was so taken with the wall of glass door cabinets in one house, that we bought it posthaste.  The rest of the house was stuck in 1978, but those cabinets spoke to me. I pictured them filled […]

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How to make a Halloween wreath decoration

Halloween will be here before we know it! When I think of Halloween, my first thought is always of that amazing smell pumpkins make when they’re lit at dusk. The smell of the pumpkins, the light fading away from the day, the families all outside—it’s magical. As a kid, it was all about how much […]

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10 ways to ‘feel the fall’

It’s that time of the year and I couldn’t be more excited. When crisp evenings start to become the norm and I am pulling more and more layers out of my closet, I know fall is here. It’s my favorite time of the year and I always have a long list of to-do’s to help […]


Five easy fall decorating ideas

It’s officially that time of year! Pumpkin everything and everywhere! While it is so fun to be able to start embracing all things fall, sometimes it can be overwhelming to incorporate it in your home. With summer décor so light and airy, and fall more rich and warm, it is easy to get flustered on […]