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The DIY Home

Super Quick Fabric Wreaths

Super Quick Fabric Wreaths

Make a seasonal or every day wreath with fabric. There are at least four advantages to this project: It is thin so can fit between a door and storm or screen door. It is lightweight so hanging it will be a breeze.It is inexpensive, using minimal materials. It is fast, only taking about an hour, start to finish.

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Teen Boy's Haven

Teen Boy's Haven
Decorating for a teenage boy can be difficult, especially when he is interested in all sorts of things and you want the design to last for several years. Read on to see what we did and the nine projects that helped make it truly his space. Continue reading

Who Doesn't Love an Upcycle?

Who Doesn't Love an Upcycle?
Buying furniture second-hand can give you great quality for a bargain price. But usually you need to invest a little time and sweat equity into making your pieces into something for the modern world. Check out how I did just that in one of our bedrooms at Century View Lodge and get inspired to try it in your own home. Continue reading

Just Had To Have It

Just Had To Have It
When we purchased Century View Lodge in Blue Ridge, we had to furnish it top to bottom which was the perfect opportunity to shop second hand and succumb to my need to have what spoke to me. Such was the case with one of the first purchases, a small occasional table I found at a thrift store. It was solid wood, I loved the legs, and I knew it could be used as an end table or nightstand. Plus, who can argue with $20?   Continue reading

Helping Family Members Downsize-The Dining Room

Helping Family Members Downsize-The Dining Room
It's totally normal to have a lot of stuff. After all, we are Americans. For better or for worse, we are massive consumers. Just look at the number of storage facilities there are dotting the landscape. But there comes a time when we have to part with our belongings, usually because we are downsizing. Continue reading