updated silhouettes

Silhouettes or cutting portraits (generally in profile) from black card became popular in the mid-18th century.  I’ve updated the idea a little by placing my family’s silhouettes on fun papers and while keeping a classic oval frame.  I also added a cute little initial to each silhouette. I took the pictures with my iPhone, blew […]

beautifying a builder’s grade bathroom

I’m a suburban dweller dealing with builder grade bathrooms.  Although we would love to remodel the bathrooms someday, now isn’t the time.  So, here’s my inexpensive solution: I have a nice size tub with a not so exciting faucet and floors.  So, rather than have you focus on the lack of upgrades, I (inexpensively) “prettied” […]

bad gone good

I love the idea of vinyl wall decals, but I don’t love their flat commercial feel.  I love hand painted walls, but I don’t have the patience to create one.  So, here’s my solution! I painted the wall the color I want the decal to be.  In this case, a light(er) cream.  You must let […]

fabric, frames and spray paint

Want an easy solution for the wall behind your couch?  Check out my fun (and obsessively symmetrical) fabric frames:  Create this look by gathering up all your old frames (or search for them at bargain prices at garage sales and thrift stores).  In my case, I’m naturally drawn to symmetry and order, so of course […]

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