How changing up a banister can change everything

How changing up a banister can change everything

KOOKY COMRADE POST: AUNT SUE Have you ever lived quite contentedly with something in your home only to wake up one morning and think, ‘this is not…

Tips for chalk painting furniture & accessories

Tips for chalk painting furniture & accessories

KOOKY COMRADE POST: MY MOM There are a few reasons why I love chalk paint. #1: It gives me the matte finish I am loving these days. It…

Creating a super cool deer head from plain ol’ chicken wire

Creating a super cool deer head from plain ol’ chicken wire

When I see a deer head at the store, I can’t help but swoon. That is, until I begin suffering from sticker shock. And then, I just…

How to turn a wedding invitation into an ornament

How to turn a wedding invitation into an ornament

Hey, hey it’s the holidayyyyyyssssssss! Which means it’s also winter wedding season. Just kidding. I made that up. Because isn’t every season really wedding season? Either way,…

‘Tis the season to DIY your holiday heart out

‘Tis the season to DIY your holiday heart out

It’s that time of year again (insert joyous “Hallelujah” chants & child-ish jubilations), and this year, I am DETERMINED to update my holiday decor. What better way…

Creating a DIY tissue paper birthday number

Creating a DIY tissue paper birthday number

My oldest daughter, Elli, turned four this summer, and I wanted her birthday to be special. She had never had a real “kids” birthday party before, and this year,…

How to turn an old book into a pumpkin

How to turn an old book into a pumpkin

Now before any of you book lovers out there freak out, just know that no new books were harmed in the making of this book pumpkin :…

A baby mobile on a baby budget

A baby mobile on a baby budget

More like cheap-as-he#$-budget. If you haven’t figured it out yet, in my mind, the cheaper the project, the more likely it is for me to make it….

Using plywood & scrap wood to make a geometric art piece

Using plywood & scrap wood to make a geometric art piece

When my brother and his girlfriend, Jess, decided they were going to move in together a few months ago, I offered to make them a housewarming gift….

How to breathe new life into a dated wood-framed chair

How to breathe new life into a dated wood-framed chair

When my Grandma passed away a few years ago, our family was devastated. To say that she was the matriarch of the fam, would be an understatement….

Using gossamer paper to gussy up a hallway

Using gossamer paper to gussy up a hallway

KOOKY COMRADE POST: AUNT SUE Have you ever heard of gossamer paper? Neither had I! But on a recent walk through an art supply store, I noticed…

Building simple floating shelves for much-needed storage

Building simple floating shelves for much-needed storage

Part of remodeling our basement was adding lots and lots of storage space. So we specifically designed the room to have plenty of opportunities for things like shelves,…

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