Since the white marble tile tray from a few weeks ago was so easy to make and it looked so nice, we decided to do another one…albeit, a bit different. We were walking through Home Depot, and Alberto saw a Carrera marble floor jam. We put three silver handles on it, and it is now a great and interesting serving tray! This is one of those projects that is quick and easy, and it can turn a nice affair into something really elegant. And you don’t have to spend a lot of money!
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Several years ago, Alberto’s family gave us two oil paintings for our new home. It was a very nice gesture, but they weren’t really our style. They were in very chunky and ornate gold frames. One of them was of a street scene, and we eventually found a home for it in one of our spare bedrooms. But the other one was of a still life of a vase with flowers (possibly daisies or poppies?). I’m not a big fan of still life to begin with, but this just reminded me of someone’s grandmother’s house. Read more →
We’ve had such a good time sharing these projects, and we appreciate all of your support! We wish you a happy, safe and crafty holiday season!
Best wishes for the New Year from Alberto, Brent, Gertie, Barney and Duff!!!
Because the glass tile Christmas tree ornaments were such a huge hit with everyone –and were super easy — Alberto wanted to do them again…but with a little twist. We decided to use small square glass tiles and put the initials of the host on both sides on an angle — remember, even the smallest change can give new personality to an old idea!
Once again, we think they came out great! We’re planning on doing a few more variations before the holidays are over…and we also have Chris and Lauren’s wedding coming up in a couple of weeks! We really love this idea…you should try it too!
Alberto is the driver behind many of the ideas in this blog, but I have to admit that when I heard this particular one, I thought he was nuts. He just said that he wanted to make ornaments out of glass tile, and all I thought of was the regular 4″x 4″ tile. I told him that it was going to be too HEAVY to hang on the tree. The second thing I thought was, why would anyone want to think of a bathroom when looking at the Christmas tree?! (Well, unless you’re one of our dogs…) Read more →
Growing up, my family would always put up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. It was always the beginning of Christmas for me. Today, Alberto and I still continue this tradition, and each year it keeps expanding. We have three trees (yes, three): living room, family room and dining room. However, they’re all artificial. We love real trees. But when we used to get them, they always got messy after a few days, and, quite frankly, they became a fire hazard by the time Christmas arrived. Read more →