DIY Bead Board Christmas Tree

Last year I created a Christmas tree using scraps of bead board from samples that I got from a cabinet shop.  I gave the full tutorial on how to create the bead board Christmas tree here.  This year, I decided she needed a face lift before I displayed her in my house again.   Here is the BEFORE:       Last year I liked the randomness of the wood colors.  This year I thought it looked kinda sad and patchworkish.  SO, with just a little bit of paint, here is the bling-blinged AFTER! Could … [Read more...]

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DIY Galvanized Metal Bunting Tutorial

Ever since we took a trip to Pennsylvania Dutch country in October, I’ve had it in my mind to recreate this galvanized metal bunting that I saw draped on a store display in one of the Amish shops.  Here is the photo I took that day of their bunting.  I love the look of galvanized metal mixed in with rustic decor, and bunting is super popular right now.   I should have just purchased it when I found it, but for some reason I had a hard time pulling the trigger on a lot of things on that trip. I … [Read more...]

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