Re-purposing used oyster shells is one of my favorite DIY projects. I am always looking for new things to do with these gorgeous shells after we have an oyster roast. Recently, I had the idea of hand pouring candles into the shells for beautiful little gifts. Now that I’ve figured out how to do it, I’m having fun using them all around the house! They especially look good in clusters of 3, in a small bathroom on the countertop or near my favorite clawfoot tub. These would mak
SUPPLIES: · Bowl that fits the scale of your table · Smaller bowl that will “nest” inside the large bowl · Mini-pumpkins, gourds, squash – real or fake · Some cuttings from your yard (think vines/hanging baskets in fall colors) WHAT TO DO: Take the large bowl and place it in the middle of your table. You may need to spray paint the bowl like I did if it is wooden, just to make it look pretty with your décor. Next, place the smaller bowl in the center of the large bowl. I used
People ask me all the time how I made the oyster shell light fixture in my bathroom, or what to do with the left over oyster shells after a roast. I’m always coming up with new ideas for what to do with them, because I think they are so beautiful and cannot bare throwing them away. In this blog, I’ll show you in 3 easy steps how to make a pretty oyster shell wreath with your left over shells. What You Need: Shells that are clean and dry Cordless drill Small drill bit Florist
Roman shades are a pretty addition to any window, and they serve multiple functions. I like to use them as a ‘layering’ piece for windows and add character and warmth to the room. This means that I’m not using them for functionality such as to block out the sun or for privacy, but rather to make the room more interesting. I’ve never really liked using Roman shades for functionality because they are hard to maneuver, and the cords usually end up getting tangled quickly. This i
Why I DIY I am a DIY’er for two main reasons: I love the creative process and I operate on a budget. Home décor is a passion of mine that I must feed; I re-decorate more often than most. When I get the desire to change out furniture either inside or outside, I figure out a way to avoid buying anything brand new. Here is how I got two great chairs for my living room on a budget by making slipcovers. Finding the Pieces: Know Your Personal Style I regularly cruise Goodwill www.
Well, you guys know that last weekend I repainted the dining room and added some new drapery, among other things. If you didn't read that blog, check it out. There are lots of pictures! I said then that I felt the bench seating I had didn't quite do the room justice and that I'd be looking for some dressier chairs. I found them pretty quickly, and I'll tell you where I found them, how much I paid, etc. here in this update. I've Had the Table & Benches Forever My father i