DIY: nautical rope doorstop

March 29, 2011

Another advantage of being married to a Marine is that mine knows how to tie an inordinate amount of knots.  Normally, that doesn’t come in handy except for that one day I decide I want to make my own nautical rope doorstop and then I become giddy like a schoolgirl!  This knot is called the…

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DIY: whitewashed furniture

March 21, 2011

I have long been a fan of whitewashed furniture; I think it gives some pieces character that you just can’t obtain with a regular painted or stained finish.  So, when I scored two oak pedestal tables for $19 a piece at my local Habitat for Humanity store during one of their 50% off sales, I…

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DIY: aged terra cotta pots

March 2, 2011

Get the look of aged terra cotta pots in less than 30 minutes!

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DIY: burlap-covered vases

February 16, 2011

Flipping through the March issue of Coastal Living, I fell in love with these bleached burlap-covered vases from Aero Home: I got to thinking how easy it would be to make similar ones myself instead of paying upwards of $50 for the ones featured above.  This project cost me $0 because I had all the items I needed…

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DIY: envelope pillow cases

January 11, 2011

Have you ever wandered through a fabric store, admiring all the beautiful prints, patterns and textures when one in particular stops you in your tracks?  You wrack your brain, trying to figure out what you could recover in your house just so you can purchase a few yards, only to remember you aren’t so handy…

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