Project Gallery

Want step-by-step instructions on how to make your own jewelry organizer (like the two in our master bath) or how to embellish a curtain with buttons and ribbon without picking up a needle and thread (like the one in our laundry room)? Well you’ve clicked to the right place. Here, you’ll find room-by-room project lists with links to direct you back to posts of yore, which lay out steps, supplies and budget breakdowns.

For the rest of my tutorials, click here for links to “Weekly Pinterest Challenge” projects.

And don’t forget to send me your own projects and triumphs – Simply shoot an email to me at with a description and high quality photos. Although I can’t post EVERYTHING I get, I love to get inspired by your creativity. Let’s share some project love.


Master Bedroom:

Modern mid-century makeover

DIY perfume holder (from a candle stick base and vintage plate)

Thrifted side table

Bookshelf styling 101

More shelf styling

Painting a bookshelf



Living Room:

Layering art in the living room

Easy coffee table styling

DIY gold coral reef (from a fish tank toy!)

New mid-century chairs from

Pattern pizazz with pillows


Mid-century modern clock repair

Abstract art painting (Part 1 and Part 2)

Easiest tabletop styling ever

Spray paint a toy horse to get the look of a porcelain figurine

Oak display shelves




Gallery wall



Dining Room:

Everyday winter tablescape

Everyday springtime tablescape

Rug switcheroo

Adding handles to our vintage china cabinet

Chalkboard platter message board

Framed catch-all.




Custom oak countertop

Painting kitchen cabinets

Adding a grommet to a tea towel for easy hanging

Green cleaning tips (via It Started With Yum)

Installing track lighting

Adding new barstools

Chalkboard calendar

Hang decorative towels as curtains

Storage solutions (pot top rack and inside-the-cabinet-door cork board)




Lemon ice cubes

Weight Watcher’s strawberry & banana smoothie

Strawberry pie

John’s fall time chili


Laundry Room:

No-sew button and ribbon curtain (to hide utility storage)

Easier-on-the-eyes storage solutions

Clothespin artwork




Repainting the bathroom gray

Cafe rod turned magazine holder

Free beer art

Polaroid clothespin frame

Studio bathroom update

Thrift store mirror revamp

Necklace organizer

Earring organizer

DIY chevron jewelry box

File box hair appliance storage

Installing a Duo Flush System

Silhouette wall art


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Stairway/Upstairs Hall:

Artwork gallery wall




Full studio redesign

Linen closet organization

Side by Side: White Parsons desk (Overstock vs. West Elm)

DIY no-sew chevron curtain

Painting it “Icy Mint”



Basement Den:

Thrifted mid-century modern couch

DIY nook desk




Creative Christmas wrap

Christmasy front door makeover

Fall time curb appeal

Holiday bunting from old Christmas cards

Throwing a NYE party

Rudolph sandwich recipe

Christmas ornaments

Pumpkin carving



DIY Wedding:

DIY “Perfect Pairs” bridal shower gift

Postcard/Suitcase guest book

Washi bound postcard book

Test tube wedding favors (Part 1 and Part 2)

Birdcage veil


Vintage plate collection



Other DIY Projects:

DIY jewelry tray (from an acrylic photo frame box)

Spray paint an ugly pheasant

Scrap paper bookmarks

Framed botanical prints

Birchbox Remix

Hanging bikes in the garage

DIY incense holder

Framed cork monogram

Magazine clippings binder

Shadowbox jewelry box

How to fix a leaning candle

DIY “Cat’s Meow” figurines


Again, please feel free to share your own fabulous DIY projects. Email me at for a chance to get published.


2 thoughts on “Project Gallery

  1. heidi monte

    I love Yhis site my sister told me about this and I am adding it to my favorites, as I am sure I will be on it daily. This is all a crafty an uncrafty person is needing to generate and inspire their imagination. And create from things within the own home without haveing to go out and purchase a ton of things to make great gifts, crafts and home decorating as well as a great meal or two. Love it love it love it…… Heidi


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