Rustic Country Door Frame

Rustic Country Door Frame

One of the home decor projects I've been putting off for a long time was the framing out of our kitchen entryway. I wanted it to look rustic and artsy. The entryway is wide and awkwardly angled. My fear was that it would be tricky to get the right angles on the wood...

How to Re-size the Little Black Dress

How to Re-size the Little Black Dress

There is nothing more basic to a woman's closet than the little black dress. It is simple, yet elegant; tailored, yet comfortable. And every girl should have one. This post is for those who can't afford to buy the perfect little black Rebecca Taylor dress (even on on...

Fifteen Minute Christmas Chandelier

Fifteen Minute Christmas Chandelier

I recently saw a cool floor lamp made out of cardboard where the light shines through all the cells in the cardboard to make a spectacular pattern on the wall. I wanted to do something like for our black & white holiday party, but didn't have the time to do it exactly...

Upcycled Waste Basket Lamp

Upcycled Waste Basket Lamp

A couple summers ago I did a series of upcycled lamps from cheap parts found in thrift stores, but didn't finish this lamp in time to add to the earlier post. I'd painted the base in greens and oranges (using the same Porcelaine paint I used on my shoes) to match the...

Make a Chandelier out of Hangers

Make a Chandelier out of Hangers

I am so excited about this project! I first saw a chandelier made out of hangers about a month ago in a store window downtown and thought it was crystal. On close inspection, it was made out of clear acrylic hangers. I went home and looked on the Internet for more...

Non-Professional Chair Upholstery at Home

Non-Professional Chair Upholstery at Home

Well, here is my first real upholstery job. If you recall, the previous chair upholstery project was done over the old fabric. This time I did it "right"--or as right as a non-professional can. A professional upholsterer would be shocked, I'm sure, with this video. I...