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DIY Paver Planters

5 Jun

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Making planters out of concrete pavers was a super simple and low cost way to create some visual interest and a bit of privacy for our back patio. Read my column for the Kitsap Sun where I outline the basics of putting these modern containers together. The project was very easy, but use caution and build them with a buddy. They are extremely heavy!

 

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Reclaiming the Basement: A Kid’s Art Studio

8 Feb

It turns out that our small house can actually live a lot larger than it’s marketable square footage suggests. In an effort to find some more space for the kids to play, I transformed an area of our basement that was previously cluttered with junk and depressingly dark and ugly. Read my latest feature in the Kitsap Sun for more details on how I organized the space. We now have a bright art studio and small play area as well, giving us room to breathe and grow, for a few more years, anyway. You can make the most of the space you have too, with a little creative thinking and DIY ingenuity.

Here are some photos of the new area, before and after the changes.

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BEFORE: This area was a cluttered dumping ground.

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AFTER: Now it is a cheerful art area for the kids.

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BEFORE: Unloved, cluttered space.

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AFTER: A little extra play space for the growing kids.

DIY Snow Globe and a Pretty Holiday Tablescape

13 Dec

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This month for the Kitsap Sun, I wrote about the importance of taking time to be crafty with your kids and of slowing down to appreciate time with family and friends. Making a mason jar snow globe with your munchkins is so simple and creates lasting fun. Decorating the table for a holiday meal can be both easy and elegant, while enhancing your enjoyment of spending time with loved ones! Have a lovely, cozy holiday.

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Dresser Makeover and Pumpkin Centerpieces

11 Oct

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Read about how I gave this mid century dresser a much needed face lift and also a quick how-to, for easy and gorgeous pumpkin centerpieces. If you aren’t a Kitsap Sun subscriber, here are a few photos of both projects to enjoy and perhaps, inspire you!

 

 

 

Handmade Holiday Decorations

11 Dec

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Here are links to Creating Your Space, to check out how to make these simple, beautiful and fun holiday decorations using vintage book pages. A wreath, a garland and a decoupaged seasonal message. I know the holidays are such busy times, but it is so nice to slow down and make something. These projects also translate into great gifts! Enjoy!

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