Americana Home Decoration: How to Upcycle a Stars & Stripes Toy Guitar

We have a few "first guitars" hanging around our youngest son's room. I'm currently working on a complete room makeover for this tween and decided to upcycle a couple of these tattered toys. My first victim of this particular DIY is this one....more

The Leather Chair Project

From the Desk of Clearissa Coward's Command Center via Divinely Organized...more


 The other day I was turning the pages of the latest Crate & Barrel holiday catalog and I came upon the cutest ornament trees made of steel.  I loved it. But then I thought, this would be totally cool if it were made of wood and had a more rustic feel.  So I went back to my workshop and in about 2 hours created my very 1stCrate & Barrel hack.  And it was a lot cheaper.  I used the extra old flooring I had bought while out shopping for a previous project from my local 2nd hand retailer. The cost: Under $10Cost savings: $95 ...more

Upgrade Old Frames {and address hoarding issues}

I've mentioned before how I like to hoard sentimental things.  Well, in addition to every card I ever receive, I also keep pictures. This one is a little more common. I think most people struggle with throwing away photos, however my issue goes beyond just throwing them away, it involves an unwillingness to ever take them out of sight....more

DIY Cane toy box transformation for baby nursery

Just thought I’d update you on what I have been working on in my spare time. I’m always searching eBay for bargains and a few weeks ago I spotted this one for $20. It is a cane chest or toy box from around the 70s or 80s....more