Category Archives: decorating from scratch

Spring Break Cheer

What a beautiful start to Spring Break!  The weather is warming up, the air is full of sunshine, and our bulbs are starting to venture out of the damp earth. And who better describes Spring than L. M. Montgomery?   … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and Winter Chalkboard

Sometimes my “inspiration” falls flat after a week or two, and whatever I dreamed up doesn’t get used as much as I anticipated.  Thankfully, that’s not true with my chalkboard.  No, I’m not changing it every week or even month, … Continue reading

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Faux Chalkboard Sign

I love chalkboards.  When I first started teaching, that’s what I wrote on.  I loved wiping it down with a wet rag to a get fresh black board, ready for the colors of the rainbow. I miss using it, but … Continue reading

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Grill Cover for $6

Our grill is a very cheap one, and it doesn’t look the greatest even though it still works just fine.  The black is fading, it usually has grease stains on it, and it has some rusty spots. So I thought … Continue reading

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Front Door Wreath From Scratch

A few posts ago, I was advised that a wreath would perk up my front entrance: And so, being stuck in the DIY mode, I rumaged around in my basement, did a little shopping, and went to work. Materials needed: … Continue reading

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Origami Tulips and Butterflies

I love Spring.  I love tulips.  I love butterflies.  And since none of the three are here yet, I thought I’d at least manufacture the latter two. Until my tulip bulbs flower, I’ll enjoy my paper creations:      

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Free Mirror Means Progress

Josh got a free mirror from work, so that means my dining room is slowly coming together.  Yay!  We are going to frame the mirror ourselves with some white molding.  I then plan to put some blue and white plates … Continue reading

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