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Carrera Marble Serving Tray

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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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Extreme Makeover: Oil Painting Edition

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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 →

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White Marble Tile Tray

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Our friends Lauren and Chris are getting married on New Year’s Day!  We are so happy for them and wanted to make something from Our Crafty Home that they could use in their new home…a serving tray made out of white marble and cabinet door pulls!  Read more →

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Happy Holidays 2010!

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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!!!

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More Glass Tile Christmas Ornaments!

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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!

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Glass Tile Christmas Ornaments

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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 →

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Our Christmas Trees

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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 →

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