Creativity is the name of the game, so I am ALWAYS looking for new and decidedly messy ways to get creative! Being march break I also wanted to be able to involve the boys as much as I could. This was a great project to achieve both! 

Let's start with a list of the...

It's well known that I just can't seem to stop reno-ing our little house.  We have now changed every room, except the front hallway closet! :D (it's days are numbered!)

Recently our bathroom was feeling a bit cramped and needing a refresh, even though we had renovated i...

A year or so ago we updated our kitchen to be a modern version of an old farm house kitchen. After it was all said and done, we found we were absolutely in love with our floors.

We had chosen to do wood planks, for a more authentic feel. Once it was done we knew without...

What a pleasure it was to be asked to do this custom piece for a friend for her summer wedding. 

The first step was to draw out a template of the tree and leaves to be sure we had enough for the invited guests to sign. This one has 115 leaves.

 Next was to find the right...

Every upcycler knows that every once in awhile you make a really great find, that nearly builds itself.

As most of you know, I am all about taking the old and unwanted and making it new again. I found the opportunity to do just that, the day I found an old table frame o...

Having a small house, just 1,2oo sq ft. with a family of 6 certainly raises the challenge of keeping organized. With two boys in school and another about to start, the tiny little space we call a foyer is overrun daily with coats, shoes, backpacks and the like. Come wi...

Sometimes when you aren't elbow deep in a project, you have a look around and realize, you have a even bigger (more expensive) project that you need to start. This is what happened to me one summer day, when I realized that I hadn't done a thing to the old house that m...

It is always a pleasure to have a reason to create a custom piece. One of my good friends and his fiancé have just bought their first home. Time to have a little fun, creating the right housewarming gift!  

 Since I figure this little beauty will be an outdoor...

When we bought our little house one of the nicest features was that my husband and I would now have our own closets. Although they would need some upgrading for sure;

the Master Bedroom featured 2 step in closets measuring front to back 32" and 8' long. Both had wire sh...

Did you ever look at your Tv & surround set up and think it was hideous? If the answer is yes, this DIY project is just right for you! Lately my husband and I have been on an organizing kick. Now that we own a home it's a good time to get rid of the eyesore that is our...

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Meet Karrie
 I Love pretty paper &
knotty wood, the Challenge of raising my family and all things creative. Crafting, upcycling, sewing, even blogging. If I can make you smile or ignite in you a spark of inspiration, then my job  here is done. Won’t you grab a glass of wine, and stay a while?
Meet Anthony
 I have spent years perfecting my craft. I enjoy working with my hands and most specifically wood. I enjoy painting, fishing, hiking, playing guitar and spending time with my many grandchildren and now great grandchildren!
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