You can see in the image above I have 3 old crates stacked on the left hand side, to create a tall storage area with a vase on top. I have always thought old crates are an affordable and practical purchase. Many have old text ...Read More
Since it's officially the first day of fall, it's a great time to dream about a fireplace. If you're keen on a fireplace but don't want the hassle or expense of adding gas, electrical, etc. – here is an option to consider. In the living room ...Read More
The fall provides some fun options for adding some unique decor to your home, either inside or out. And more people are decorating for Halloween then ever before. This is a very simple wreath (above) that I made as Halloween front door decor, you can ...Read More
This is an easy DIY and all you need is a clear vase and some decorative paper. The idea is to line a clear vase with patterned paper – it can be any kind of paper – maybe left over wallpaper, wrapping paper, etc. You can use the vase to hold items, like rolls of wrapping paper or branches (any dry arrangement that doesn't require water). Another fun part of this DIY is that you can use it over the holiday season with your favourite wrapping paper, or for a children's birthday party and match the wrapping paper in the vase to the theme of the party. The options are endless! Here are the simple steps:
Use a clear, clean vase.
Make sure the paper is wide enough to wrap in the vase. Use the vase to measure the height of paper.
Use a pencil to mark where you need to cut the paper to fit.
Place the paper in the vase, I put the 'cut' edge of the paper at the bottom of the vase. I also used a bit of clear tape on the inside to keep the paper taped in place.
I love small, unique accessories around the house. In a bathroom, you can incorporate some interesting décor items too.
1. Old bottles: antique medicine bottles have that old fashioned pharmacy look. I love the old blue bottles in the window. These are usually easy to find at flea markets or antique stores and you can also use them as small vases.
2. A large jar of shells. So simple and easy to showcase shells in a glass jar. In my case I have a lot of them, but even a few shells in a jar in the bathroom give it some sea side charm.
3. A fringed hand towel. I like a fringed hand towel over the sink because it has a relaxed look. This one sits on top of a couple of other towels and is personalized with a “D” on it!