Monday, January 9, 2017

How to make a Burlap Wreath a DIY Tutorial

I hate the thought of spending money on things I think I can do myself, so we are going to make a Spring/Summer wreath decoration for my entry door. As it turns out it is very easy, and inexpensive, and fun as well!

Monday, December 12, 2016

How to make your own outdoor Christmas Tree Decorations

DIY Outdoor Christmas Tree Decorations
I had some left over old lattice lying around, and wanted to put it to good use.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

How To make your own Primitive Snowman for the Holidays

DIY Primitive Christmas Decorations

This is probably one of the easiest, and quickest craft projects that I have done yet. It's very simple, and yet, it looks really good in the house. #ChristmasDecorating

You could also try your hand at Sock Snowmen!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

It's Christmas Time, House Tour, and Decorations!

Take a tour of an old Victorian house at Christmas Time.
Hand made decorations, twinkling lights, vintage sights, and more! Singing you to sleep with a parody of Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas the old timey way without music.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Make your own Primitive Santa in no time!

Step by step instructions for making your very own primitive Santa Clause for your home for Christmas. You will not believe how easy this really is!

Friday, November 18, 2016

How to make a Faux Stick Feather Tree out of a regular Christmas Tree

How to make a Fake Stick/Feather Tree out of a regular Christmas Tree. Do you love those old fashioned Stick, and Feather Christmas Trees, but can't afford the price? Not to worry, you can make your own out of a regular Christmas Tree, and save all that money. The best part...if you don't want one next year, you still have your regular Christmas Tree, no harm done. Enjoy a simple Christmas of the olden days.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Upstairs Bathroom Make Over, from Victorian to French Country

It's not that I didn't like the bathroom upstairs, after all I was the one who made it over before, but the time had come to give it a fresh new look. I am sure that you have felt the same way with a previous make over you had done yourself.
At left you can see the "Before" Photo. There is a mural behind the sink that I had painted, along with copper back splash tiles, two tone wall color, and added stenciling for a chair rail effect. All of the wood in the bathroom had also been stained a medium brown color. It gave the bathroom a very classy look, and I was pleased with it.
At right you can see the new look. It has been brightened up a bit. I kept the mural, but replaced the copper tiles with classic white. I also added a "stone" wall to the mural to extend it down a little past the switch plates. That way I did not have to cut the ceramic tile, and there is still more than enough for a back splash. The light fixture remained, as did the faucet. If you look in the mirror's reflection you will see that the wall has changed color. Bead board, and trim have also been added to the bottom half all around the room. You will get a better look at that in the following photos.
Aged shelving, and assorted photos, and knickknacks add to that French Country feel, as does the bead board that I had spoke about. You can see that it has brightened up the area tremendously. More white ceramic tile was added to the entry around the shower area, too.
Along with "aging" the shelving, paying attention to the details, such as the small pieces of corner trim, help to give the space that old world feel. I am very happy with how the bathroom has turned out, and I will tell let you in on a little secret, the hardest part of all of the make over was getting started. That is usually the case, but once you get going all of the other things will seem much easier. Just have an idea, and go with it. Even just painting will have a tremendous change in the space, and if you don't like it, you can always paint over it. No harm done at all.
I hope this inspires you to change a little something in your own space. Go will be fun.