Vintage Monopoly Wooden House Coaster

I love treasure hunting at estate and garage sales. You can find amazing vintage treasures but the best part is making something unexpected out of these treasures. Using vintage, wooden Monopoly house pieces, I made a drink coaster. I liked the geometric shape of these houses and as I was moving around the pieces on my […]

Phone and Key DIY Organizer

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop for the month of June. This month’s theme is Gift for Guys. One thing that I noticed about both my Dear Handyman and my son is that they needed a place to keep their keys and phones when not in use. I decided to solve this with my Gift […]

Sizzix Home Decor Ampersand Die

I am excited to share one of my new Sizzix Home Décor dies. It is a unique Ampersand die set that is more versatile than it may first appear.   The fun part of this Ampersand is that it cuts a positive and negative shape that are both great designs. For this project on the record above […]

Upcycled Vinyl Record Tiered Display – Flashback

I love thrifting at estate and garage sales because I am fascinated with finding ways of repurposing vintage treasures. I discovered that vintage records came in an interesting variety of sizes. I have one that is 16 inches across and several that are from the days when you could record your own sounds onto vinyl at home. When I found a small […]

Repurposed Industrial Floor Lamp

What do you get when you find an old surveyor’s tripod at an estate sale and an industrial stage light at a flea market several years later? You get a really nice floor lamp of course.

Oly*Fun Geometric Metallic Pillow

Welcome to Designer Crafts Connection Oly*Fun sponsored Blog Hop. Oly*Fun material is unique to work with because it doesn’t fray which opens up so many possibilities. The metallic colors are especially trendy which gave me the idea of creating a graphic throw pillow. Please check out the instructions below as well as entering to win some Oly*Fun {Contest […]

Typewriter Keys Wall Art

Welcome to the Designer Craft Connection March Blog Linkup. The theme is Popular Posts. I decided to do a new post about DIY Home Decor because it is such a popular topic. I created giant typewriter keys using the metal lids from frozen apple juice cans. I am always looking for ways to recycle elements and […]

Studio Tour

Today I wanted to share a tour of my Studio. The room is off of my kitchen with French doors that lead out to the garden. It isn’t very large but it is perfect because I have a little bit of a lot of stuff and I can keep it somewhat organized. I love using […]

Merry Christmas – Flashback

This has been the busiest Christmas season EVER! Besides the typical Christmas hustle and bustle, it is also the time when we are preparing for the big Craft and Hobby Association trade show in a couple of weeks. That means home AND work life is exceptionally hectic right now. The good news is that I […]