Advent Calendar – Paper Crafts

Modern Christmas Village Advent Calendar, Printable - the domestic fringe

I told you I went a little crazy crafting for this Christmas.  You’d think I have tons of time on my hands, but really, I don’t. In some weird way these crafts are a subtle mix of pleasure and pain. One minute I love the monotonous labor that produces a cute little finished product, and then the next minute a corner won’t fold the right

Christmas Crafting

Christmas Antler Wreath - the domestic fringe

I’m blogging – It’s a Christmas miracle and it’s not even December yet! I got on a paper crafts kick this month and I’ve been going wild with a glue gun, scissors, and assorted sheets of paper.  I think it’s safe to say that I’ve fallen in love with paper crafts. Wish I could say I thought up each of these projects on my own,

Bedroom Makeover Inspiration

Bedroom Makeover Inspiration

Top Left:  DIY Tree Slab Side Table – You guys, I’m making two of these for our nightstands.  Won’t that be cute?  Except, I’m thinking about removing the bark from the edges and painting the edges a color and then staining and clear-coating the top. Bottom Left:  Gold Polka-Dot Wall – CozyWallArt.com sent me a whole bunch of gold polka-dots. Top Right:  Contemporary Cabin Pillow

DIY: Hand-Painted Linens

Hand Painted Linens - DIY

Ever since I saw Emma and Elsie paint napkins on A Beautiful Mess, I’ve been itching to try my hand at painting linens. It takes me some time to get around to things, but the other morning, I woke up feeling crafty.  I think it was the sunshine and the slightly warmer temps, because I zipped up my sweatshirt, threw on a pair of flip-flops

Chalk Paint: How does it hold up?

Chalk Paint: How does it hold up? An honest review by a novice DIY'er.

I want to give you a little update on the desk I painted with a homemade chalk paint mixture.  I had not previously used this method and I was more than a bit skeptical.  I mean, it seems weird to mix paint with plaster.  Add the final step of waxing painted furniture and it sounded downright insane and kind of messy. Some of you may