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…}

5 Ways to Upcycle Maps and Globes for Home Decor

Upcycling is one of the hottest trends in this second decade of the 21st century.  We’re all looking for ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle to leave a smaller footprint on the earth our children will inherit.  It’s safe to say that repurposing is certainly easier on the pocketbook, too.  You know how much I {…Read More…}

5 Ways to Decorate with Pennant Flags

No longer reserved just for used car lots and carnivals, pennant flags have recently come into their own in the world of crafts and home decor.  Traditionally, these colorful triangles were often embellished with mascots or symbols, and first used to adorn sailing ships in the eighteenth century.  The little flags became popular emblems on {…Read More…}