Which Color For My Piano: Yellow Or Green?

painted piano - green piano from East Coast Creative blog

This past weekend I worked on two fun projects -- a desk makeover for my niece's bedroom (more on that later this week) and my piano.  I didn't actually get very far on the piano because I got sidetracked with paint color options, and then almost talked myself out of painting it completely.  I had one of those "before I paint, I must see what's … [Read more...]

Star-Spangled Desser Makeover

Americana dresser in red, white and blue with spigot handles as drawer pulls, from Freddy and Petunia blog

Catherine at Freddy and Petunia recently gave this dresser a makeover...for the second time.  This time the dresser has an Americana look with its stars and stripes, and had cute little spigot handles for drawer pulls.  What a great use for colorful spigot handles!   The dresser was nice before its most recent makeover, but it was … [Read more...]

Decoupaged Superhero Wall Letters For A Boy’s Room

inspiration files--superhero letters from cherished bliss

I find boys' rooms to be quite a challenge to decorate, so I'm always on the lookout for great ideas that can be used in a boy's room. These decoupaged superhero comic book wall letters from Cherished Bliss fit the bill! Such a simple project! And what little boy wouldn't love seeing his favorite superhero on his bedroom wall? See more … [Read more...]

DIY Rustic Wood Cornice With Airplane Transfer

inspiration files--diy rustic wood valance with airplane transfer from classy clutter

Boys' rooms can be such a challenge to decorate, especially when it comes to window treatments. Mallory at Classy Clutter found a great solution for her little guy's window. She created a rustic wood cornice with an airplane transfer on it. And the best part...it didn't cost her a single dollar! She used wood and supplies that she already … [Read more...]

Orange, Black & Gray Boy’s Bedroom

inspiration files--boys bedroom from it all started with paint

If I had to choose the most challenging type of room to decorate, I would probably choose boys' bedrooms. Sure, when they're babies, it's less challenging. You can put all kinds of cutesy stuff in there and they won't care. But decorating a room for a teenaged boy...that's a whole different challenge. Linda at It All Started With Paint … [Read more...]

Inexpensive and Colorful Clock Makeover

thumbnail--clock makeover 2

I don't even have a wall clock in my home. I rely on the clock on my stove, the clock on my computer, and my alarm clock in the bedroom. Why? Because I can never find a nice clock that actually interests me. But this DIY version from Wonderful Joy Ahead definitely caught my eye! I love the colorful face, the big graphic numbers, and the simplistic … [Read more...]

Colored Pencil Monogram

thumbnail--colored pencil monogram

Looking for an inexpensive gift for a teacher? Here it is! This pencil monogram by Caro's Thrifty Adventures isn't going to break the budget, and look how adorable it is! What teacher wouldn't be thrilled to receive such a gift?! This would also be cute as artwork for a child's room, an art studio, a playroom, or anywhere else where a shot of color … [Read more...]