“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...

‘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...

Revamping Old Clothes: Lace Patches + Sweatshirt

Revamping Old Clothes: Lace Patches + Sweatshirt

Sometimes I wish I could just buy everything that “strikes my fancy” when I go clothes shopping.  Especially now, because the styles are so versatile.  Stores are carrying several different styles & there seems to be something for everybody now!  Even more  important than personal, individual “i don’t care what you think, I like this” style – is the almighty PRICE.  Because of this, accessories seem to be more of a priority now – More bang for your buck.  ‘Tired of trying to mix and match your accessories?  ‘Broke, but wanna spruce up your wardrobe? ‘Got an old shirt with sentimental value, but you totally can’t wear it like it is?   Here’s an idea I happened upon that is quite eye...

The Evolution of the Corsage

The Evolution of the Corsage

I went to a wedding recently & was given a beautiful mini calla lily to place on my dress.  I said to the florist, “I am glad I wore this lace top – I won’t have to worry about holes!”  She smiled & pointed out that I actually don’t have a pin – I have a tiny magnet on the back!  Of, course – I took a picture. Having had family who has worked in the florist world,  I bet over half of my family knows how to make a corsage and correctly apply it to an outfit. Now that we live in an age where special events like weddings, religious occasions, etc. are being created by the host in a homemade way, the sky’s the limit when it comes to picking items for the corsage!  This little upgrade has made an enormous...