We are moving toward the edge of what’s possible here at C8C. Check back often to see what’s new. From today forward, Monday’s will almost always be about DIY style ideas and resources. DIY makes my heart sing…I love creating something from nothing or something for less than I can buy it in a store. […]
What? No Fireplace? HORRORS!!!! Well how on earth does one decorate a mantle when they don’t have one? Ah Ha…that’s the magic! I am not going to let a little thing like no fireplace stop me from my decorating dreams!!! You know how creative I am…so it took about three and a half minutes to […]
With a little paint and a couple of shelves, unassuming plywood becomes an unexpected work of art.
I have been returning to my art this summer. I work very hard at my job running an online school for 400+ professional bloggers. To find balance, I needed to reconnect to my creative side, so I declared the last six months of the year – Creativity Unleashed 2015. Joining The Great Craft Swap was a perfect fit. I love creating something unique for someone else. And I believe this textile artwork fits the bill.
I am doing Swing Into Spring blog hop #swingintospring with many other DIY bloggers this week. I am hoping to participate in each day’s fun. Today’s link party is Mantles with Craftberry Bush. Come join in the fun and visit all the other bloggers and see the amazing mantle ideas for spring. DESIGNER’S NOTE: I am so […]
I am sharing little vignettes with you as we get the new house in order. Here is my studio…
This is a video tour of my (Rebecca E. Parsons’) home studio in 2010… I miss that space since downsizing in 2012. I hope you enjoy this quick look into my creative world. I would love to have videos and photos of your creative spaces. If you are interested in sharing with our readers, please […]
Happy Friday before Spring and St. Patrick’s Day!!! It’s a great day to get your craft on with this fun set of retro glassware. I told you earlier this month how excited I am to be a member of the Blueprint Social March Street Team for Plaid Enterprises. I am having so much fun. They […]
Plaid Street Team I am thrilled to be named a member of the Plaid Street Team in March. I will be using these supplies to decorate some glass, ceramics and other dishware items for Spring. I am looking for inspiration in magazines, on Pinterest and around my social media sites. I have created an inspiration […]
The redo of my Hoosier cabinet…Taa Daa…looks for less is always best for me!!! To see the whole humble, and oh so messy beginnings, of this sad little “piece of junk” that my son-in-law refused to allow my daughter to accept here…it also included a history of Hoosiers. I restored this vintage Hoosier over a […]
I am a consummate DIY re-creator…if I see something I want, but cannot afford it, I just whip up my own version. When I first saw this image of antique wooden sock forms used as a stand in for stockings in Country Living Magazine, I knew that I would be re-creating those for my mantle last year. […]
Do you ever have a dream project that all the pieces seem to fall into place easily? This DIY Thanksgiving Chalk Board Tutorial is one of those!
OMGhoul…I love Krylon Looking Glass Paint B-O-O!!! Last year I created this Ghoulish Ghostly Mirror. I promised to show you how I did it…well, for some reason I forgot to remember! So this year you can see I placed it on the floor with pumpkins and a witch’s hat and shoes…those are my giant bookshelves […]
Last weekend I found the piéce de resistance to complete one of my Halloween vignettes…these spidery web shoes! I got them for $2 at a local yard sale…SCORE!!! I knew exactly what I would do with them the moment I saw them. They are size 11, so they are an exaggeration to begin with. The […]
I have recently taken to visiting HomeTalk as a way of keeping track of my favorite DIY bloggers. I joined a while back but did not understand how great it was until a few weeks ago. There is a lot of great action going on over there. If you are a decorator, designer, DIYer or […]
I love pumpkins…eating them, decorating them and, most of all, painting them. I have been consumed this year with seeking out the best of the best painted pumpkins to share with you. I have gathered my favorites here for you to enjoy and drool over. You still have time to paint some for your doorstep […]
Bing Bang Pop… I am grooving on this kitchen by Urbanspace Interiors in Austin, Texas. They built this amazing kitchen in their showroom. I am usually a traditional kitchen gal, but the bold graphic walls pulled me right in. I am warming to the sleek lines and modern accents. They created a kitchen that I would love […]
Each month, usually the third Sunday of the month, at 4:15 PST, I have the honor, and the responsibility, of visiting the inspiring and informative Artistically Speaking Talk Show, brainchild of the extraordinary Rebecca E. Parsons, as the Color Muze…and then translating our colorFULL “muzes” into a monthly articles for Rebecca’s online magazine, “Cre8tive Compass“. […]
A recent color consultation and analysis got me thinking…about why we choose the colors that we do. Of course we can analyze, assess from various vantage points, provide argumentation to support our choices…but really, why do we just feel like some colors and combinations of colors are just “right” for a particular purpose, venue or […]
Paint your own Rustic Painted American Flag with this simple Step-by-Step Tutorial using paint pens. It is a Pottery Barn Knock Off project. I love to browse the high end stores like Pottery Barn and West Elm for decorating ideas I can knock off. When I came across this large Painted American Flag, I knew […]