Tile a Floor with Pennies (Really!)

March 5, 2012

via big-design.blogspot.com Love this fearless tutorial on how to apply and grout pennies to make a cool looking floor

DIY Yellow and Gray Wedding Invitations

March 4, 2012

DIY Wedding Invitations and Programs. Happy weekend, friends! Today, you learn Cowboy's real name. :). Yesterday, I shared a summation of our DIY Barn Wedding. I promised project details, so I'm starting at the very beginning–invitations.

How To Make Rustic Leather Drawer Pulls

February 27, 2012

via www.improvisedlife.com Roofing nails are the secret to these leather pulls. Freakishly cool.

How To Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint

February 27, 2012

You can buy chalkboard paint in green or black, but why limit yourself to those scholastic-y colours? Maybe you want to make a chalkboard wall in the kitchen for a family communication center, or maybe you're making a kids' art table like this… …and it would be fun to use a colour other than black or green. So get a quart size can of flat paint in any shade you like (I used Olympic Premium Zero VOC because it dries in an hour, has no odour and carries a lifetime warranty) and pour the amount of paint you'll need into a separate container. Then add unsanded grout powder (available in the tile aisle) with the ratio of 1 rounded tablespoon of unsanded grout to 1 cup of flat paint. Stir it up well and then roll out 2 or 3 coats on the surface you want to transform into a chalkboard. You can use a hair dryer to speed up the drying time if you're rushed. Cool eh?