Nail Art

okay, so it really started out as a string art project.
But, after spending hours nailing these damn nails into this board
I was adjusting this project.

This was a significant chunk of my life that I was never going to get back.

Of course I took it to Instagram to get your opinions first.
And NAIL ART it was!
Strings be dammed!

It turned out better than I even imagined.

It now hangs proudly in Lucy's room.
And one of these years I'll take a picture of that room and show you.


Do it yourself S'more Pit

...or marshmallow roast if you're like my daughter an don't like s'mores.
Whichever, you're gonna wanna make this cause it just looks so darn cute.

Follow along....

add tin foil


I put my marshmallows in my new MORKT Lantern from IKEA
because I could.

and my marshmallow jabbers in the SOCKER vase

add a little lighter fluid,
skew your marshmallows and roast.
**don't forget to do this outside!
what are you? crazy?**


Succulents - all year round

'cause even a black thumb like me can keep these suckers alive.
So here's some simple planting ideas that even you can do.
(p.s. you can buy them at IKEA)

you're welcome.


Day 5 Favorite Finds

at the

Last but not least on my list is

By the Yard is Maintenance free Outdoor Furniture made from recycled plastic milk jugs.
  • NO painting, fading or winter storage
  • Won't crack, rot, or splinter
  • Color-coated stainless steel hardware
  • Ideal in any climate
  • Designed to last a lifetime
  • Over 187 styles and designs in 9 colors.         Custom Products Available.

I love that their furniture is made of recycled milk jugs!
My fav chair in their collection is this squared off Adirondack chair.

I love this idea of using commercial products in my yard!
This trash can would be great for my sloppy kids who leave their juice boxes and popsicle sticks
And it's so much more attractive than my dingy old trash cans.

This storage container is great for storing outdoor pillows during bad weather.
Although, I think I would use it for all Camille's rabbit food and hay.

This kitchen cart is the perfect solution next to the BBQ. I never have enough room for tray and utensils. This weather resistant cart solves all my problems.


About Denise

Denise Sabia, interior decorator and author of “The Painted Home” blog, takes everyday items found in flea markets, thrift shops or simply along the roadside and turns them into unique pieces that freshen and warm your home … without breaking your budget. Denise began dabbling in design over 20 years ago and studied at Philadelphia University. Her client base continued to grow as did her portfolio of work, branching out to decorating entire homes. Denise lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. with her husband, 3 kids, a dog, rabbit, 3 chickens, a gecko, and the oldest living hermit crab known to man.

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