How-Tos and Inspiration
Have you been to a garage or yard sale this summer? If you're like me, you find them irresistible. When I go to a garage sale I usually look for things that I can quickly transform from blah to wow with minimal effort.
I asked myself the question "Does paint go bad" recently when going through a bunch of old cans looking for leftovers to paint a picture frame.
Empty frames are such a creative and chic way to dress up your walls, all without spending any money on actual artwork. Once the frames are painted they become art themselves — think of it as instant Wall Art.
The chalkboard trend has been going strong for many years and judging by all the chalkboards that keep popping up in design magazines and TV shows, it’s here to stay a while longer.
When my friend Carla gave me a rustic metal ornament she bought at a yard sale, I loved it but I had no clue of what to do with it. It's quite heavy — eight pounds to be exact — so I thought it would be perfect for the garden.
Years ago we bought two black padded desk chairs like the one shown below for our kids. The chairs managed to survive junior high, high school, four years of university and a week on the curb in the back alley when we were ready to get rid of them forever.