Wednesday

Getting Ready for Fall - DIY Creative Team

dry green hydrangeas, polka dot rustic pumpkin,

It looks like as soon as we pass the firs half of the calendar year, the days start to fly!
July came, then August, and here we are, one step away from Fall.

Well, we better enjoy the approaching season before is too late. This installment of the DIY Creative Team is right on target because, we're sharing ideas for how to get ready for Fall.

At the end of this post you can check what my friends Brenda from Cozy Little House, Susan from Love of Home and Cassie from Cassie Bustamante are doing to welcome Fall.

For me, the beginning of a new season means changing the mood around the house with simple decor touches, and I think
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Monday

DIY - Wooden Step Stool - Vintage Look

florence and duck egg blue step stool, Fall pumpkins and leaves in white vase.


Hi friends,

I've been in cleaning mode in my garage. It's been going for a while already.
The tools are organized.  Checked.
The shelves where I store lots of stuff are done. Checked.
All the pieces of wood now have a place of their own.  Double checked.
But hey, that's precisely the thing that I've been shuffling around.

I hit that moment when there's almost no space for another piece...
The more we build, the more we end up with lots of little pieces of wood that we don't want to part off with.
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Thursday

I Gained a Bedroom!

diy Sunburst mirror, basement bedroom, navy blue headboard, white walls

You have to forgive me because, I've already said it like a hundred times. I had visitors this Summer. And well, here I go again...

A couple of months before their arrival, my sister and her family asked us to please help them find a good deal on a hotel close to us for them to stay there. Her reasoning was that they were too many (a party of four), and they didn't want to bother us.

I  did search for hotels around our home, it felt weird. Have you ever searched for hotels right around your home? I think it's a good idea to have a little list for where to send those pesky visitors for the night. :D

But, here's the thing,
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Monday

DIY - Upholstered Stool


What sparks your imagination? This is one question that I get frequently asked.
Well, I think there's not just one single source of inspiration; it comes from all around us and many times when you least expect it.

I spent a good amount of time this Summer going to places with family visitors.
There were walks around town, visits to monuments, museums, themed parks... we even had plenty of time to go shopping.
I was just showing them the places, they did the shopping, I kept on browsing, not really looking for anything. It's funny how I've been spending more time at the home improvement stores than at shopping malls lately.

Well, it was there, at the clothing store when
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A simple Back-to-School Homework Station

A tray is used for corralled school supplies to create a homework station

I know for many of you the new school year has already started. I, on the other hand am still counting down the days for my kids to enter. Two more weeks to go.
This is the only time when they're happy that they got out late. :)

The excitement of buying school supplies and new outfits has faded throughout the years, my kids are not little any longer, the youngest is starting high school, and my eldest is in college. However, we did buy some school supplies and I've been organizing their spaces, getting everything ready for school.
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Friday

How To Replace the Canvas on a Director's Chair

two directors chairs with blue canvas - old vintage door background - hats on doors -

Happy Friday everyone!

Whoa, this is going to be a super hot weekend around here. Well, I'm not complaining, I'm going to be home and probably it's not going to affect my work much, but for all of you out there, stay cool!

I've been at the neighborhood flea market in an on/off  kinda way this season. I missed the one held last weekend, too tired with all the trips to DC during the week, but I did attend the previous month, it wasn't
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Wednesday

Around Washington D.C.

summer in Washington DC - National mall

Hello there.

How has your Summer been so far? Good? Awesome!
I've been enjoying these warm days of Summer with the company of family that has visited.
We had two sets of visitors, one at the end of June and another this past week. Of course, the place to visit was our beloved Washington D.C. It was for most of them their first time visiting, so all the great landmarks were shown.

There is so much to do and see there, and the thing I like the most
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DIY - Black & White Painted Tray

white lotus candleholder, black wooden balls, geometric designs on tray

Hi friends,

I have a quick and easy project for you today.

It started with the need for a little tray to hold some stuff.

I have like 20 trays around the house, but surprisingly none of them were good enough for what I had in mind - more about that in a later post.

Of course, as a good DIY'er I went to
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