“Ruler Top” Table (Ways to Spruce up a Table!)

“Ruler Top” Table (Ways to Spruce up a Table!)

Do you have a piece of furniture that has seen better days?  Have you recently come into a large amount of old rulers?   PERFECT! A quick way to make a funky surface on a desk, night stand, end table, kitchen table, kitchen island……. anything with a surface that needs a little TLC! What You Need: A bunch of rulers – all kinds, all colors – preferable wooden without the metal edge.  If you want to set dishes or things that would need a flatter surface – You’ll need to get flat rulers – not rulers with a slant on the edge. If it’s just decorative – don’t worry about it!   ‘Want colors, but the rulers your grandmother left you are all light brown? Dry brush some paint on there & then sand a...

Spruce Up Your Furniture By Making It Look Older Than It Already Is!

Spruce Up Your Furniture By Making It Look Older Than It Already Is!

Seriously, isn’t that a crazy idea?  It’s funny how we don’t do that to our face or bodies.  :)  The worn look is totally in, and it can be achieved quite easily.  It works to our advantage, too! This trick can even update un-stylish, worn out, or damaged furniture that doesn’t have much to offer in the way of uniqueness. What you need: Optional: Brown Paint (If you already have brown furniture, you won’t need this.  Also, it doesn’t matter what color this is.  It doesn’t have to be brown.  Black is nice, too. This is the color that is going to show through the top coat – that looks like the scuffs/old accents. Sandpaper:  Grade of 300+ ….. or be creative. Do you want more scuffs & marks?   Go for...

Shelving Options for the Non-Handy

Shelving Options for the Non-Handy

Yes, you can buy shelves from IKEA.  Yes, it’s a good idea to own a “level.”  Yes, the level is only useful if you know where it is right now. Yes, it usually takes two people to hang shelves…… No, they don’t have to be hung straight.  No, they don’t have to be grouped in identical sets.  No, they don’t even have to be made of traditional shelving material.  No, …. they don’t have to come in a box from IKEA or a store like it! I happened upon this interesting organizational feature while shopping.  Up close, these are just bits & pieces leftover from various carpentry projects that have been painted a uniting sea green hue.  The person had a hammer & some nails – no screws involved....

‘Feeling Rebellious? Get Your Toilet a Tattoo!

‘Feeling Rebellious? Get Your Toilet a Tattoo!

Recently I had toilet seat debacle.  I basically had a broken toilet seat, and the process to replace it was a complete fiasco.  The screw broke.  After 3 tries, a sweet guest at one of my parties fixed it.  It was a learning experience, not just in the realm of toilet seat repair…… but toilet seat bling, too! In the process of buying my first ever toilet seat, I found TOILET TATTOOS.  I was midnight shopping with a friend on the night before Tennessee’s tax-free weekend, and called her from another aisle to come see this insanity!  Giant stickers to adorn your throne! Buy this?   Maybe. Or you could do your own!  These really don’t fit my bathroom & some of the designs are very pixellated. If you have a crack or an imperfection...

Bouquets: Full Bloom is Overrated!

Bouquets: Full Bloom is Overrated!

I love fall colors!  Mums are everywhere right now & the colors are brilliant this year!  I especially love flower arrangements this time of year (being an October baby…), because the reds, oranges, and yellows are so eye-catching! Some of my favorites over the years have been  Yellow & Red  “fiery” Roses, tiny currants, orange holly, mums, and tiny orange rosebuds.  Not only do buds give a lot of contrast to the bouquet, they also can be fun to watch for a little while after you get your bouquet! Recently, a fellow Libra friend of mine received her birthday flowers, and they came with an interesting little character, we couldn’t quite figure out.  They are basically budding flowers, but they haven’t bloomed yet, so we...

The Easiest Way to Make a Betta Fish & Peace Lily Aquarium in a Vase!

The Easiest Way to Make a Betta Fish & Peace Lily Aquarium in a Vase!

Today’s blog embodies the main reason I blog…..It involves the two things that sometimes get in my way when I get one of my ideas…….1. When I research it on the internet, sometimes I can’t find anyone who will give me a “concise” set of directions that includes ALL I need to know. 2. There are folks out their who are super serious about the topic & can only give me the “rich man’s version” or the “I only feed my carnivorous plants organic bugs I pick from my own bug sanctuary” lecture (in a snooty tone, no doubt). Finally – 3. After I get my research together, certain things were left out – like the difficulty of one of the steps. Here’s how my Betta Fish/Peace Lily Aquarium in a Vase project went!   What You need: ~A...