5 Ways to Decorate with Ladders

I love the look of weather beaten wood.  The soft gray and brown colors, the texture, the instant age it adds to a space are all part of the appeal for me.  Since I began reclaiming some former fence boards, I’ve been on an old wood bender–making projects like these frames and this artwork.  And {…Read More…}

5 Ways to Fake Built In Shelving

One of the things I love about older homes are all the built-ins.  I’m guessing I’m not the only one who has dreamed of a Craftsman cottage with sturdy bookshelves   flanking the fireplace and cabinets with leaded glass doors in the hallway, right?  Well, a lot of us had to let that dream go {…Read More…}

5 Ways to Make a Pillow

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:  pillows are one of the easiest ways to change up a room.  You can use them for an unexpected pop of color, to add a novel texture, or as inexpensive holiday decor.  Even a beginning seamstress can follow the steps to make a basic pillow, and {…Read More…}

5 Ways to Repurpose Vintage Doorknobs

Recently, I shared a tutorial for converting old doorknobs into drawer pulls or wall hooks.  This conversion will make anyone’s collection of vintage door hardware much more versatile and useable.  So, if you’ve had way too much fun at architectural salvage and antique stores collecting pretty, timeworn handles, you can dust them off and try {…Read More…}