DIY Projects

Upcycling Idea: Hula Hoop Tent Thumbnail

My kids love building tents, forts and other spaces they can crawl into and get comfortable. This usually means — particularly during the summer — that my living room winds up decorated with blankets and various improvised poles to hold up their often multi-room constructions. But as much as I love letting them use their imagination, [...]

Time for a Quick Transformation with Rust-Oleum Thumbnail

I take a lot of decorating tips with a grain of salt, because there is rarely an idea that will work for everyone. But if there's one tip that I swear by, it is the transformative power of paint. Whether you want to change the look and mood of a whole room, or makeover a [...]

DIY Washi Tape Picture Frames Thumbnail

One of the things I've recently promised to do for my home is to buy — and hang — more original art. Most of the art we own are store-bought reproductions, and while they make my eyes happy, I'd really love to support more artists who are doing what they love. I am fortunate enough [...]

Have a Baby? Put a DIY Christmas Tree on the Wall Thumbnail

Baby Juliza has reached a destructive mobile phase. That gave me great pause when the time came to put up a Christmas tree. Understand that I love decorating the Christmas tree. It's probably my favorite part of the holidays, especially because we opt for a real tree every year. We take great pains in picking out [...]

Make a Festive, DIY Table Runner for Thanksgiving Thumbnail

I spend much of Thanksgiving in the kitchen cooking all the dishes that we traditionally make to go with the turkey. As a result, my yearly table decor is nothing if not simple. Because I just don't have time for anything too elaborate. This year likely will be no exception. So when Walmart challenged me to [...]