Royal Design Studio Giveaway

Remember my adorable outdoor playhouse makeover?  The Royal Design Studio stencil definitely was the best feature of the project!Outdoor Playhouse MakeoverI previously had a bad experience with a stencil project that failed miserably.  Luckily I didn't give up on my stenciling ambitions and gave it another try.  Royal Design Studio helped build my confidence and has amazing products!  They have great online tutorials to help with your project and a stencil idea blog for inspiration.It's Read More... {Read More...}

Outdoor Playhouse Makeover featuring Royal Design Studio Stencil

Attending the SNAP conference earlier this year was an amazing experience.  I knew well in advance I would be attending the workshop "Get Your Stencil On!" presented by Royal Design Studio.  Their stencils are absolutely amazing and I've seen so many gorgeous projects from talented bloggers.  Prior to SNAP I was extremely intimidated by the idea of stenciling anything in my home.  I had a horrible experience previously and I vowed to either 1) never stencil again, or 2) learn how to do it Read More... {Read More...}

Washi Tape Frame

This week's Sunday Showroom was all about frames.  I shared my wish list of handmade frames for my home and I included Poppy Seed Project's miniature Eleanor frame.  I've had the cute unfinished frame for a couple of months.  Instead of painting it as I had originally planned, I used washi tape to finish the frame this week. Supplies:-wood frame-washi tape (this project used tape gifted from Pick Your Plum) I completely covered the front of the frame with the tape. I wasn't concerned with the Read More... {Read More...}

Kids Crafting Tip: Avoiding a Mess While Painting

Yesterday I shared how much fun my daughter has painting.  Today I'll tell you how I avoid a huge mess when she is creating. When working on small surfaces like canvas or paper I allow my daughter to paint at our kitchen table.  This could easily end in disaster if I don't take the time to completely cover the table.  My absolute best tip is to use washable paint if you are anywhere near anything of importance.  I've learned from experience.This morning my daughter was painting with potato Read More... {Read More...}

Kids Craft: Canvas Painting and Potato Stamps – video tutorial on SheKnows TV Daily Dish

As a crafty momma, it's easy to forget that sometimes the easiest crafts are usually the most fun for little kids.  With just a blank canvas, paint, and brush you can keep little ones busy for hours creating fun art.    With smaller children you can use one canvas to paint many layers with different colors over several different crafting sessions.  I have a painting hanging in my office that my daughter made at only two years old.  We worked on this one canvas for about a month, with a few days Read More... {Read More...}

Quick Decor: Curtains With Out a Rod

We have lived in our home for a almost two years and I had yet to hang curtains in our bedroom...until today.  I'm not ready to reveal all the changes I'm working on in the bedroom but I will happily share my quick curtain trick.  The walls in the room are a dark beige and our furniture is dark/cherry wood.  I'm really excited for a transformation bringing in some teal and brown accents but I had a difficult time deciding on curtains.  I've been seeking out fabric to make four panels for well Read More... {Read More...}

Fun & Easy Light Fixture Upgrade

I shared my daughter's Dr. Seuss playroom over at A Couple of Craft Addicts previously.  For quite some time I've wanted to do something to update the boring light fixture in the room.  I finally took a few minutes to work on the project.  I love the new look of the light.  I love it even more because the update cost me nothing!The playroom felt boring with the standard light fixture. I came across some unused party decorations in a closet and decided they would add the perfect splash of color Read More... {Read More...}