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Creepy Crawly Spidey Votives

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We’re having people over for a Halloween dinner party next weekend and we wanted to do something fun and easy to decorate the dining room table. We weren’t really sure what to do until we took a look at a few remaining paper twine balls we had left from the previous project…and thought of making spider votives! Read more →

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Spider Web Halloween Wreath

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A few weekends ago, while trying to figure out what kind of Halloween decorations we wanted to do this year, Alberto and I came across a ball of paper twine at the local dollar store. The ball was weaved into a pattern that we really liked and we immediately thought…the perfect material for a cobweb wreath! (sorry…this is very normal for us) Read more →

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Blue Jeans Vase

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We were going through our closets this weekend trying to clean out some of our old clothes. Generally we give everything to good will when we can, but Alberto found a pair of old blue jeans that he decided to turn into a pair of shorts. Read more →

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Wooden Charger Clock

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A few weeks ago we found a great wooden dinner charger at a garage sale, but it was the only one they had. What to do with just one dinner charger? Well, how about a clock?!

We also bought a nice cabinet knob at Antropologie, which was perfect to mark the 12 o’clock space. Now we just needed to find the right markings for the 3, 6 and 9 spots and we found them at home. We like to collect old corks and a few of our favorites are the tops of the Woodford Reserve bottles. They have round wooden pieces on top of the cork. We took three of them, cut the cork in half, and added them to the clock. Then, we just painted the clock hands red and we now have a very unique clock! Read more →

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Cargo Shorts Book Bag

Categories: Back to School, CraftsTags: , , , , , Author:

Yes, it’s still summer, but for many of our friends it’s also time to go  BACK TO SCHOOL! We don’t have kids (yet!) but the daughter of a friend is a fan of our site and asked us to make her a bag for school. We MELTED and started thinking of how we can make a bag for her…and we thought of her old cargo shorts. Why not, right?! It has pockets, and it’s totally free. We used one of her old cargo shorts to make the bag. And we also used one of our old belts for the strap.  The bag came out very cute, and it only took less than two hours! This is a great project, and you can do it for anyone going back to school! Read more →

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Rockin’ Lobster Frame

Categories: Crafts, Decor, Frames, VacationTags: , , , , , Author:

Earlier this year, Alberto and I found an old wreath at the local Goodwill. It had a wooden Lobster on it… We gave the old wreath a makeover (see it here!), but also we kept the lobster. It was just too funny to throw away!

Fast-forward to last month..while we were in Maine surrounded by lobster shacks, Alberto had the idea of using the old lobster to create a souvenir photo frame for our Maine pictures. What a great idea! And it was easy. Now we have a great way to always remember our trip! Read more →

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New Pillows for the Porch

Categories: Crafts, Decor, DIY Projects, Pillows, Spring, Throw pillowsTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Author:

One of the easiest ways to add a little color to any room is by making covers for throw pillows. Now that it is warm out, we wanted to try it on the front porch. We like to do that every season! You only have to buy the fabric, and you can easily change the feel of a room or space. We made these pillows the same way we made the ones in our post A Toile Bed for the Puppies! Of course we scaled it down for the pillows that we had. Try it!!! You’ll end up changing your pillows with the seasons, just like we do!

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Sunburst Mirror

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A couple of weeks ago, we made a party wreath inspired by a mirror that we saw in Madrid. We really liked the mirror and wanted to recreate it at home, but weren’t sure what we’d use to make it. But last Saturday, it all came together in (where else) Home Depot!

We were walking through the plumbing section, and Alberto saw decorative metal panels that are generally used for home radiator covers. We immediately thought about using them for the outside border. All we needed now was the small mirror for the center and we found it at Target, as part of an inexpensive set of round mirrors. This project was much easier than we thought it was gonna be, and it makes a GREAT addition to our house! Read more →

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Summer Party Wreath

Categories: Crafts, Decor, Entertaining, Spring, Summer, WreathsTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Author:

On our recent visit to Spain, we saw a lot of design ideas while shopping through home and interior design shops. One shop in particular had a mirror that really inspired us. We loved the circular diamond lattice design, but it was very expensive and we didn’t really want to deal with bringing it back home. On closer inspection, I told Alberto that I could make that easily. (Famous last words!) We weren’t sure how we would use the design, but we knew that we wanted to find a place for it somewhere in our home. Read more →

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Kitchen Chair Cushions

Categories: Chairs, Crafts, Cushions, DIY Projects, PillowsTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Author:

The cushions for our kitchen island chairs have seen better days. We have been wanting to change them, but it’s been one of those things that goes on the “to do at some point in the future” lists. We didn’t really give it much thought until we found this great fabric in the remnant pile of our favorite fabric store. It has everything we wanted for the kitchen:  lots of color and bright prints! They came out great, and it gave the kitchen a new look. Read more →

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