Champagne and Humming Birds Table Lamp

This one was fun and a happy accident. I just so happen to find both items in the same place at the same time. It is rare for me to find a shade that goes perfectly with the base in one shot. I found this really neat champagne bottle. Sorry, sparkling wine. It is Spanish….

Cobalt Blue Lamp

When my niece was getting her first apartment her mother mentioned that she planned on decorating one of her rooms in blue. My sister-in-law also hinted that Crystal might like a table lamp. Since her apartment is older, there are no installed lights. So challenged accepted. I started off by finding a cobalt blue liquor…

Man-Cave Lamps

These lamps never get old. If you have hard liquor you prefer it’s akin to being loyal to a car brand or a football team. There is somewhat of a pride issue. If you have a man cave it is represented somewhere. It could be a clock, a vintage advertisement or a neon sign. I…

Pallet Wood Cupboard

Since we went with a sleek contemporary look for our master bath we decided to put the warm details in the accent pieces. As a result this was my first project with pallet wood. It is just a small cupboard for hand towels, wash cloths and knickknacks. The pallet wood I had to work with…

Table Leaves and Black Steel Shelves

  There was this one space in my living room that was really irritating me. It is that space where the thermostat is placed. We tried hanging pictures in the area and the thermostat threw everything off-balance. I put a small shelf up for our mantel clock and my eye was still being drawn to…

DIY: Mirror Install

When the house was built we opted for very little embellishments in the master bath. Mostly because we were not sure what we wanted. We knew what we absolutely did not want and that was brass and tile. I love the look of tile I just hate cleaning and sealing grout. We decided that we…

Knob Necklace Rack

This is a simple and fun project. Carrie showed me some pictures on pinterest and said she would like a Knob Necklace Rack for the glass pendants I gave her at Christmas. So this was my Sunday project. For Carrie the fun thing about this project is that she can be on the lookout for more…

Storage Solutions

Now Christmas is over and most of us are in the process of putting away all of those decorations. Every year we keep telling ourselves we are going to organize all of it better. If you are anything like us you have a few stacks of totes somewhere. In our case they are in the…

Black Steel and Butcher-block Shelves

This was one of my favorite projects. I wanted a strong and bold shelf in my study to display some of my military memorabilia. My shadow box isn’t up there yet but once it is I will update the picture. I knew I wanted a mix of steel piping and wood. I’ve seen examples for…

Wine Bottle Self-Watering Planters

I first started cutting wine bottles to make these self-watering planters. Basically I was looking for a gift for may sister in-law. She has said many times that she just cannot keep plants alive because she forgets to water them. I have seen these kits sold in stores but they were a bit to  plain…

Silverware Windchimes

A while ago I picked up a box of old plated silverware for my projects. I was really after the spoons for garden markers and a hat rack. So I had a free day with no pending projects and a bunch of forks and knives left over. Wind chimes seemed like a good Idea so…

Wine Bottle Candles

  I got to the point that I pretty much perfected cutting wine bottles. When I started I was getting about half of them to cut properly. I’m at about 80% now. I use two methods depending on what my intention is. The first is the hot and cold shock method and the other is…