DIY Super-Easy Raised Herb Beds {from old drawers!}

DIY Super-Easy Raised Herb Beds {from old drawers!}

We’ve had these drawers in our garage for months. They were part of an old bed and my husband was about to throw them out during some Spring cleaning. Then he stopped and said, “…Unless you want me to add legs and you can grow your herbs in them”. He’s genius, right? The beds themselves […]

DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Wooden Coasters {guest post from Olivia of DIY Mother}

Anthropologie-Inspired DIY coasters

When Olivia of the blog DIY Mother, emailed me about doing a guest post, I was immediately sold on her idea to DIY some Anthropologie Coasters. And then a few days later she sent me the pictures and I was in L.O.V.E….and I knew you guys would be too! I mean, really, how cute are […]

Spring Porch & Burlap Deco Mesh Wreath

Spring Burlap Deco Mesh Wreath

I have to admit the big, ornate deco mesh wreaths, although impressive and pretty, aren’t usually my taste. But when they came out with the burlap deco mesh, they grew on me. This was the first one I’ve made and it was surprisingly easy and the metal wreath forms are so inexpensive! I wasn’t prepared […]

Antique Hutch Makeover {with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint}

Antique Hutch Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

My husband loves browsing Craigslist, and lately it has been to my benefit! First, he found this old Tea Cart I made over and earlier this week he found this Antique Hutch for $100 (the former owner’s paid almost $300). We’ve been wanting to give the kid’s playroom (which is technically the dining room) a […]

Tea Cart Makeover {with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®}

Tea Cart Makeover with ASCP

My husband is always looking on Craigslist and he stumbled upon this adorable tea cart not too long ago and I immediately fell in love with it. We snagged it for $55 from a sweet couple looking to make more room for their grandchildren. This is what it looked like before: There’s a little handle […]

Spring is in the Air Printable {in 6 Color Options!}

"Spring is in the Air" Free Printable in 6 Color Options

I don’t know about where you live, but here near St. Louis, it’s Spring-like one day, and winter-y the next! But inevitably, Spring is just around the corner so I worked on creating a colorful free Spring Printable in 6 (8×10) color options. Just print and frame to add some simple Spring décor to your […]

DIY Paisley Chalk Paint Knife Block

DIY Paisley Chalk Paint Knife Block

If you’ve been wanting to try Chalk Paint but haven’t yet, this is a great little project to test the waters! Below is a before and after of the knife block. This would also make a great handmade gift idea for Mother’s Day or even Christmas. I started by painting the whole knife block with […]

French Typography Trunk Makeover

French Typography Trunk Makeover {with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®}

We’ve been working on making our family room feel more “homey”. Last fall, we moved into base housing (Air Force) and the houses aren’t bad but they are very basic with white walls that are a bit drab so we added drapes and re-arranged (again), which left us needing and end table between our two […]

Shabby Chic Spring Mantel {and How-To Make a Moss Wreath}

Shabby Chic Spring Mantel {and How-To Make a Moss Wreath}

I met a longtime friend who’s about to have her first baby any day now for lunch in the city last week. I went early since the area where we met for lunch has fabulous shopping (my favorite running store, a 2-story Michael’s, Nordstrom Rack, Whole Foods…and that’s just half of what’s in that “strip […]

E.E. Cummings Spring Quote Printable {in 4 Color Options!}

E.E. Cummings Spring Printable in 4 Color Options

I just love this quote (and who else is SO ready for Spring?!). It’s playful and poetic and perfect to print and pop in a frame to add some easy DIY Spring décor to your home. I’d love for you to follow me on my Graphic Design page at Creative Type Designs. This printable is free but […]