Gold Dot Flower Pot

I spotted this vase on Bradley's apartment tour awhile ago. I loved the gold dot pattern, and it seemed like an easy look to recreate. I started out with this little pot. I liked the two toned look, but I wasn't a fan of the green color on the base, and it definitely wouldn't have worked well with the gold dots. So I taped off the bottom and painted it gold. I found small, gold … [Read more...]

Creative DIY Gift Ideas

I've always loved to give presents. There is something about the feeling of picking out something special for a person I love. I had things handled pretty well with my own family... but then I got married. Suddenly, holidays and special occasions doubled - Christmas, anniversaries, birthdays, mothers day, fathers day (who decided to create SO MANY holidays anyway?) Needless to say, it's put a … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Stencil

I've taken on a couple stenciling projects lately, and I wanted to be able to create my own designs. It's actually really simple to do! First, you'll want to find a design you like. If you decide to create your own design, you may want to take a look at this Design*Sponge post on making a repeat pattern. I ended up using a transparency slide (the clear sheets used for overhead projectors). … [Read more...]

Paper Flower Wreath

If you stick around long enough it's going to become pretty evident that I like books - okay, "like" doesn't even begin to describe it. Let's just say, I had my library card number memorized as a child (and may still...) I know everyone says that books are becoming a thing of the past, but I'm just not buying it (or maybe I'm in denial). There is something special about the material object - the … [Read more...]