Archives for 2017

How To Make Clay Ornaments & Gift Tags

I wanted a really simple Christmas tree this year. Complete with earthy tones and natural elements off-set by a delicate smattering of little white stars. However, when I couldn’t find any said little white stars, I figured I’d have a go at making my own. And I’m so glad I did! Not only did it...…READ MORE

My First (decent) Christmas Tree!

I’ve never had a decent Christmas tree. The year we moved into our first home, we didn’t have one at all. The following year we bought the cheapest, nastiest faux tree from the supermarket…for $12…the night before Christmas. Needless to say, it wasn’t the finest of specimens. A few years later we ‘upgraded’ to another...…READ MORE

A “New” Vintage Desk & Swivel Chair

So, I know it’s basically December and publishing a post without any hint of pine needles or flocked snow is seemingly akin to impudence, though let’s be rebels! Over the past few weeks I’ve been chipping away at Riley’s bedroom re-do, with the most recently completed project being his new desk. A month or so...…READ MORE

Free Printable Large-Scale Vintage Christmas Signs!

I am sooooo excited to share these classic Christmas book title page printables with all of you! I’m the first to admit I’m not a huge holiday decorator, I think my blog’s scarcity of Christmas-themed posts can testify to that, though this year I wanted to create something we could all enjoy. And when I...…READ MORE

How To Make a Bed from a Head & Foot

Have you ever come across a really lovely (and super affordable) old bed only to pass it up because it was missing its rails and slats? That’s almost what I did when I was hunting for Riley’s “big boy bed”. You may have heard this story before… I stumbled upon an antique cotton reel bed...…READ MORE