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Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Category: Home Decor

How to Make DIY Apple Candles for Fall

How to Make DIY Apple Candles for Fall

Make these whimsical carved apple candles in minutes using a handful of pretty apples and small tea lights. Apple candles are a very pretty accent for a buffet table, fall party and seasonal home decor.

Forever & Always DIY Wood Wall Art

Forever & Always DIY Wood Wall Art

Easily make custom wood wall art with just a few easy steps. I’m excited to share with you my homemade shabby chic wood wall art tutorial!

Make a Colorful Chandelier

Make a Colorful Chandelier

We love the idea of taking an old, outdated chandelier and turning it into a vibrant focal point of color for any room! Simply spray paint an old chandelier with a few bright coats of paint in a color of your choice. Allow it to thoroughly dry between applications of paint. Customize with clear or multi-colored crystals, beads, or even mason jars! Check out these 10 inspiring ideas.

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Easy & Modern DIY Canvas Rugs

Easy & Modern DIY Canvas Rugs

A modern rug made from painters drop cloth can transform any room with a pop of color. These inspiring DIY canvas rug designs will make you want to design a rug for your home too!

DIY Boy’s Room Wood Wall Art Sign

DIY Boy’s Room Wood Wall Art Sign

I’m excited to show off my DIY wood wall art! At the end of last year I welcomed my first baby boy, inspiring some boy-themed nursery decor. I took words from Proverbs and painted three slabs of wood with the message “Grow in Wisdom, Grace, Strength and Courage” using custom lettering stencils!

9 Creative Uses For Old Tires

9 Creative Uses For Old Tires

When we moved into our new home last year along with the house we inherited a stack of old tires. We found out it actually costs money to have them properly disposed of or recycled and so they ended up sitting there as an unsightly stack in our backyard. Recently I got inspired to find some creative uses for old tires and it turns out there are all kinds of way you can re-purpose old tires! Here are some of my favorite creative uses for tires. Check out these fun ways to use tires and maybe you’ll find your next summer project!
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DIY Happy Heart Wood Wall Art & Custom Stencils

DIY Happy Heart Wood Wall Art & Custom Stencils

Sometimes you just need a custom made sign. My darling Happy Heart wood wall art started out as an old cabinet door, transformed into a beautiful focal point on my wall with easy DIY stencils!

DIY Jewelry Storage Ideas

DIY Jewelry Storage Ideas

We love these creative ideas to take a frame, piece of wood, or even a rake head and turn it into a beautiful necklace holder.

Recycled Painted Chandelier

Recycled Painted Chandelier

I love taking something that was discarded and turning it into something beautiful. I found this chandelier at a local ReStore and if I was perfectly honest, my first thought was how ugly it was. True, I was seeing it out of context and it probably looked beautiful in its original Victorian style home; but at the recycling center surrounded by a variety of mismatched light fixtures, it just looked scrappy. I also balked at the price, $100, but after the second loop around the store I was inspired. A coat of spray paint could make this light fixture the focal point of a modern home.

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Genius Kids’ Bedroom Solutions

Genius Kids’ Bedroom Solutions

Organizing and decorating a child’s room can be a challenge. I try to provide my kids with easy organization solutions so they can keep their toys picked up, make their beds, and learn how to keep their room clean all by themselves.

Creative Tape Painting Art

Creative Tape Painting Art

Create beautiful, custom art with this awesome tape painting technique! The possibilities are endless for the decorative patterns and color schemes you can create.

Make a Rainbow Table

Make a Rainbow Table

Covering a table with tape is such an awesome idea for turning an old piece of furniture or a kid’s play table into a rainbow kaleidoscope of color! This technique is perfect for a child’s room or to brighten up an office. You can transform your furniture with just a few easy steps and minimal materials!

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