Decorating For Halloween (first in a series)

At this time of year, I keep an eye out for decorative objects that help me visually capture the drama of Halloween. I look for anything that can hold pumpkins, fall flowers, candy, found objects that grab my eye…

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Decorating With Frames

Frames of varying styles and sizes are united once painted the same color. I chose frames with substantial detail and thickness in order to make this look work. To bring the theme further into the room, I painted the coffee table the same color…

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Rip Off This Skirt Idea

I found this great skirt in a thrift store. I loved the pattern and the fabric, but the length was too long. Making a cut at my desired length, I gently pulled the threads to create a rough fringe along the bottom. In an instant, I had the look I wanted…

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With children in the house, a painted dining room floor is the perfect alternative to a rug.

Having a rug under a dining table isn’t the easiest thing to keep clean, so I decided to paint our floor instead. By using an epoxy paint (traditionally used on garage floors) tinted to the shade I desired, I was able to accent my dining room floor surface with the most durable paint I know of – it never stains…

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First impressions are lasting ones.

I like my exteriors to hint at what is going on inside, while still maintaining privacy. I spray painted my garden gate with very basic stencil letters from Home Depot. The industrial look is clean and bold…

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