DIY Vine & Flower Dimensional Artwork

Vine and dragonfly artwork with polymer clay flowers -1

Yesterday I made some artwork for the condo bedroom.  (By the way, if you're wondering why I'm "wasting time" making artwork for a place I'm about to sell, I'll try to explain at the end of this post.)  I wasn't actually planning on turning this into a blog post, but when I posted a picture of it on Facebook yesterday, several people asked for me … [Read more...]

How To Easily Make Your Own Artwork (With Zero Artistic Talent Required!)

make easy artwork - waterlogue natural

I must confess, I'm still doing quite a bit of staring at the artwork above my firplace. :) Since not everyone has a talented artist in their family and easy access to original artwork to fill their walls, I wanted to show you today how you can create some beautiful artwork on your own, and you don't have to have even a drop of creative talent … [Read more...]

Organizing My Decorating Ideas With #CanonPIXMA

home decorating pin board

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Canon PIXMA, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own. I have a confession that you might find hard to believe, but here goes. I don't find Pinterest to be helpful to me at all. I find myself going on pinning sprees, and then forgetting about it for a month or so, and then going on another pinning … [Read more...]

DIY 40-Inch Metallic Lotus Flower Mirror

metallic lotus flower mirror - thumb

On the wall between my two smaller living room windows, I had originally planned on using the painting that I showed you yesterday.  But as many of you pointed out, anything square or rectangular on that wall would just add another box to the room.  I already have so many boxy items (windows, chairs, ottoman, end tables) that I needed to add … [Read more...]

Easy Acrylic Tree Artwork With Layered Colors

Layered color tree acrylic artwork - thumb

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Canon PIXMA, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own. When my mom and I were cleaning out my storage units, I came across two huge pictures that I had purchased several years ago. They've been in storage ever since I started decorating the condo in teal, orange, and green, because obviously … [Read more...]

Dimensional Fall Leave Typography Artwork With #CanonPIXMA

Fall leaves typography artwork

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Canon PIXMA, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own. The other day I was in Pier 1, and I saw this cute and colorful typography artwork... I really liked the chalkboard-looking background and the colorful letters, but I wasn't too crazy about the saying. I also thought that some … [Read more...]

DIY Decorative Mirror With Scalloped Frame

Decorative Mirror With Scalloped Frame

I was finally able to get the original mirror cut down to fit into the new frame for my tiny bathroom.  So here it is!  My new decorative mirror with a pretty little scalloped frame. I was inspired by this mirror that I saw on Joss and Main.  I would have just purchased this one, but it was the wrong size. :-D  Yeah, right!!  If you … [Read more...]

DIY: Large Multi-Colored Wood Shim Sunburst Mirror

DIY Multi-Colored Wood Shim Sunburst Mirror from

I've been working on walls, trim, doors, and other not-so-fun things like that, so I decided to take a break on that stuff and do something a little more fun and creative.  So I made a giant multi-colored wood shim sunburst mirror to go in the t.v. space between the bookcases in my living room. Now I know what you're thinking.  "Kristi, … [Read more...]

How To Make Cheap & Easy Chunky Scrap Wood Shelves

ake cheap and easy shelves from scrap wood

One more bathroom project I did last weekend was making some chunky shelves made from scrap wood that I had left over from last summer's elevated garden bed project.  If you'll remember, I made my wood vanity countertop out of cedar fence pickets, and since I just happened to have some leftover cedar 2" x 4" lumber, I decided to use that for … [Read more...]

Bathroom Makeover Day 16: DIY Flower Vine Artwork Made With Drywall Mud

DIY Flower and Vine Artwork Wtih Dimensional Flowers Made From Drywall Mud

My bathroom makeover is moving right along. This weekend, I got some shelves made and installed over the toilet (which I'll share with you later), and I got some artwork done for my one blank wall. I wanted something simple, and something that incorporated all of the colors in the bathroom (including the stained wood), so I recycled the big white … [Read more...]