Design a Harvest Bouquet

Design a Harvest Bouquet

It's fall, all the garden produce has gone to seed and it's time to till everything back into the ground. But before doing that, why not turn your garden produce into a lovely harvest bouquet? The Thanksgiving table could always use a centerpiece with a harvest...

DIY Upcycled Table Lamps and More

DIY Upcycled Table Lamps and More

Recently I've been inspired to turn thrift store lighting parts into fancy or funky table lamps and pendant lights. My two greatest sources of inspiration? Talking to Savvy Practicality for hours about things you can get at a dollar store to incorporate into light...

How to Make Magnetic Door Latches

How to Make Magnetic Door Latches

Here is a simple magnetic door catch that you can install on interior doors that don't need a lock. After looking for swinging door latches and finding nothing, I installed a catch system on a pair of french doors leading from a bedroom to a bonus room using super...

How to Update an Old Chandelier

How to Update an Old Chandelier

Thanks to a budget warn thin this summer, I've had to take our old granny-style chandeliers and update them with paint instead of buying new lighting for a room we're renovating. I'm glad we were out of money, because I think the final chandelier update is quite...

How to Stop Junk Mail Delivery

How to Stop Junk Mail Delivery

Older people are supposed to be wise and the teachers of the next generation, but often the opposite is true. This week I learned from my niece---the one with the cool tatoos and the hippest, greenest coffee shop in the Western hemisphere---how to get rid of direct...

Do It Yourself Furniture Upholstery

Do It Yourself Furniture Upholstery

Because so many of you have asked, I'm going to show you how I upholstered my first piece of furniture. This method is not how a professional would do upholstery, but I want to show you that you can upholster a chair with nothing but a staple gun, a glue gun, and...

Upcycle a Pendant Lighting Fixture

Upcycle a Pendant Lighting Fixture

Here's a quick example of how you can upcycle a home pendant lighting fixture from thrift store finds. I spent two hours going to four thrift stores and just scrounging for mechanical and electrical looking items, hoping that somehow I would be able to put them all...