5 Ways to Decorate with Paint Sticks

Our Humble A{bow}ed sunburst mirror

You know how much I love getting something for free and figuring out a way to fix it up into something pretty or useful.  I’m always stopping by the paint department of my local hardware store, and every time I buy a can of paint, it comes with a small stack of paint stirring sticks.  One day it dawned on me that those paint sticks gathering dust in my garage were actually pre-cut and pre-measured pieces of free, quality wood, and a world of possibilities opened up before me!  I’ve since used those paint sticks to organize my kitchen and my jewelry.  I’m not the only one who has figured out that paint sticks = free craft supplies.  Check out these five other creative uses..

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How to Paint a Fireplace

painted fire place

The East Coast Creative gals are back with another amazing stencil project.  I already copied their last months project and now I want to paint my fireplace.  I have terrible black tiles that are itching for a makeover.  And I agree with Jessica it sounds like a great fall project for me.  So do you {…Read More…}





5 Ways to Do Ombre

Creme de la Craft ombre vase

The other day, when I showed you my surfer subway art, I admitted that I’m pretty much crushing on the whole ombre trend. If you are unsure about what ombre is exactly, I’m about to fill you in.  The word “ombre” is a French word that means “shaded.”  In fashion and decor, it’s used to {…Read More…}





5 Ways to Decorate with the Color Orange

feature collage

At the beginning of every year, Pantone announces their pick for “Color of the Year”.  It’s their prediction of what the freshest, trendiest color will be in fashion, design, and decor.  The pick for 2012, you might remember, was Tangerine Tango.  This bright, fun shade of orange has definitely been in the spotlight, this year. {…Read More…}