5 Ways to Use Chalkboard Paint

5 Ways to Use Chalkboard Paint

What do you do when you’ve fallen in love with the chalkboard walls popping up all over the internet these days, but aren’t quite ready to commit to a full chalkboard wall (or have a husband that thinks you’re crazy when you mention the idea)?  Well, today I’ve found some fun ways to experiment with chalk paint without covering an entire wall.

5 Ways to Upcycle an Old Sweater

5 Ways to Upcycle an Old Sweater

It’s sweater weather!  I bet that many of you have been doing the same thing we’ve been doing: pulling out the boxes of cold season clothing, and figuring out what can be worn for another year, passed on to someone else in the family, or tossed into the giveaway pile.  You might want to wait a second before you give them the old heave-ho, and check out the tutorials I’ve found for upcycling everything from cable knit to cashmere.

5 Ways to Create a Gallery Wall Art

5 Ways to Create a Gallery Wall Art

There’s something really satisfying about being able to group images that you love all together in one place for your family and guests to enjoy.  It’s like spreading out an entire album on the wall.  I also love that gallery walls can be so random.  You don’t necessarily have to find frames that are all the same style and size or group them in perfect symmetry.

5 Ways to Decorate with Paint Sticks

5 Ways to Decorate with Paint Sticks

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..