20 ways to use old doors

20 ideas using old doors

Old doors can be found pretty easily, often on the side of the road. Their size and sturdiness makes them a great candidate for repurposing them into something new, often with very little work. So this collection of ideas is all about doors and what to do with them. Whether you're buying one new, or finding one for cheap or free - these ideas will … [Read more...]

a few more fall decorating ideas

fall decorating ideas

So last week I shared my fall home tour. Then I saw all the rest of the homes, and started longing for real autumn decor. Because, just like you, I get inspiration from other bloggers. It's not like I want to copy everything they do (well, ok, maybe The Nester), but just in general I needed that push to be motivated. Luckily, a bunch of other … [Read more...]

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...]