How to make great big wall art (on a tiny little budget)

big wall art diy

Sometimes you just need some great big wall art. Well, I do anyways. Let's face it, it's way easier to fill a wall with one great big piece than it is to find lots of little things. So I like big stuff. Big wall art, that is. So I thought about how to get a great big piece on a little budget, and I remembered using a hollow core door to make a … [Read more...]

Free Printable Halloween Chalkboard Art

free halloween chalkboard printables

Hi everyone! It's Andrea from The Cottage Market, hope your September is going fabulously. I bet many of you have started decorating for the Fall and to help you along with the upcoming Haunting Holiday of Halloween...we are excited today to be offering you a brand new 4 piece set of 8X10 Free Printable Halloween Chalkboard Art. Everyone loves a … [Read more...]

hints of fall {finding fall home tour}

tiny white pumpkins

Who's ready for fall? Hoodies, hot chocolate, beautiful leaves - it really is a great time of year. Not my absolute fave (because I'm a summery beach girl) but it has an appeal all it's own. If you're joining in from the tour at The Handmade Home - Welcome! Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and let's take a quick tour, shall we? I don't go … [Read more...]

20 ways to make your own wall art

DIY wall art ideas

So let me tell ya a funny story: Sometime I'm just over trying to DIY every little thing - so I go shopping. And last week I went shopping for wall art. I've said a million times that I hate store bought art, but I was bound and determined that I could survive just having one piece that wasn't hand crafted by moi. It started out easy enough - I … [Read more...]

Dream Rooms vs. Real Life (how to win the battle)

shabby creek living room

In my dreams, I live in a house filled from top to bottom in dreamy Scandinavian style. All that black and white appeal, with warm wood touches. Impeccably clean and seriously minimalist. And I'd survive there for about five minutes before I started missing all my aqua and gold leaf goodness. About a year ago, I woke up and realized that my house … [Read more...]

Easy Apple Cake Recipe (with a GIVEAWAY!)

easy apple cake recipe

Now that school is back in full swing and fall is creeping up on us whether we like it or not, I'm ready to make my fall staple: Apple Cake. When my husband and I first started dating, he took me to meet his parents, where I sat down and helped my mother-in-law make this cake, and I've been hooked ever since. It's a super easy recipe, but I really … [Read more...]

10 pretty pillows under $10

pillows under $10

Pillows or cushions - no matter what you call them, we can never seem to get enough! I mean, seriously - you can throw a new pillow in a room and it's like giving it a fresh breath of air… it just makes everything happier, don't ya think? All of the pillows in this collection are $10 or less - you can't even really make them for that cheap! … [Read more...]

Furniture makeover: from country to chic console

white console table

If you've been following along on my friend's dining room makeover, you probably already know that I've missed a couple of projects. Because I'm a slacker. I know, I know, but they're still coming, pinky promise. And today's post furniture makeover post is one of them. We recycled as much of her furniture as we could, but everything we did reuse … [Read more...]