Houseware Crafts, Tutorials

Vintage Postage Tray Tutorial

When I come across a good, affordable tray I always pick it up.  They are a great canvas for my graphic obsession and pretty easy to make.  I created a bunch for the recent Unique LA and they were a hit.and I thought I’d share how I made my Vintage Postage tray that I made… Continue reading Vintage Postage Tray Tutorial

DIY Furniture Projects, Tutorials

Make Your Own Decorative Knobs

Thank you for all the kind responses about the London Underground dresser! I've had a couple of questions about the top two knobs so I thought I’d share how I made them – it was pretty easy and oh so inexpensive. First off, I have to give credit to The Muse (otherwise known as Geralyn)! … Continue reading Make Your Own Decorative Knobs

Houseware Crafts, Tutorials

Let them Eat Cake – off a cake stand…..that you made….

Happy third day of the New Year everyone! Like everyone else I'm totally keen to create a post about my my soon to be frustrating failures resolutions! But, happily, the awesome Amy at Mod Podge Rocks has, instead, posted my tutorial for making your own, versatile cake stands. So, if you'd be interested in how… Continue reading Let them Eat Cake – off a cake stand…..that you made….

Houseware Crafts, Tutorials

Distressed Wooden Letter Tutorial

This week has been crazy! So many orders to fill!  I’ve been going like sixty from 5AM till 11PM (I think, technically, I may be running a sweat shop.  I should probably report myself to someone.  Or just keep humming "It's a Hard Knock Life.") Thanks for all the good thoughts about Rose Bowl!  It… Continue reading Distressed Wooden Letter Tutorial

Furniture Makeovers

My Friend Bondo (Not the story of a boy and his faithful dog, horse or dolphin)

Seriously, what do people do to their furniture? My furniture sits quietly minding its own business and I, for the most part, leave it alone. The furniture I acquire for my business however always appears to have participated in Furniture Thunderdome: Two End Tables Enter One End Table Leaves. But, since my business is more… Continue reading My Friend Bondo (Not the story of a boy and his faithful dog, horse or dolphin)

Houseware Crafts

Free Kitchen Label Download

I think I figured out how to share my kitchen cannister label design that I used on my Ikea glass jars.   I realize they are pretty basic and some of you are probably thinking “Ummmm, dude?  You made a red circle with another red circle inside.  Don’t quit your dayjob” (too late I’m afraid). … Continue reading Free Kitchen Label Download


Awesome Shelf Painting Tip

As promised I rushed home and got to work painting shelves using the genius tip from This Old House Magazine. I cut a scrap piece of 2x4 into 3" sections. I then screwed each 3" piece onto the corner of the shelf (drill pilot holes to prevent the wood from splitting):      Painted one… Continue reading Awesome Shelf Painting Tip