5 Ways to Fake a Kitchen Island

I’m so excited that my “new” kitchen island is ready to use! It took several days to prep the butcher block, and I had to use my kitchen without the island.  It was definitely missed.  So I can tell you from experience that islands aren’t just a trendy design feature in today’s kitchens.  They can {…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 Make Unique Business Cards

If you spend much time looking at design, lifestyle, and crafty blogs, it’s hard not to notice that this is blog conference season.  I’ve just returned from the amazing CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) tradeshow.  You’ve probably read about other bloggers’ recent trips to Altitude Design Summit.  And it seems like everyone with a blog {…Read More…}