Craft Room Makeover and Organization Ideas

Craft Room Makeover and Organization Ideas - Marty's Musings

I would love to say that I am a bold, confident woman, but the truth is I'm just a work in progress. Probably a little bit like you if you're honest. I want to be complete. Whole. No blemishes or scars. Dare I even hope, acceptable and perfect? Funny how my decorating seems to mirror my life. Incomplete. Unfinished. Blemishes and … [Read more...]

Easy Spring Table Setting Ideas

Easy Spring Table Setting Ideas - Marty's Musings

  How do you feel about entertaining? Does the thought give you cold chills and heart palpitations? Do you only do it because you have to (family obligation or tradition)?  Today I want to share some easy spring table setting ideas that are inexpensive, easy to translate from one season to another  and will hopefully … [Read more...]

Tree Removal: Part One of Our Dream Deck

Tree Removal- Part One of Our Dream Deck from Marty's Musings

  I don't know what has gotten into my DIY hubby and I this year. We have been totally ADHD with our projects (and I say that in love because I have an ADHD son and totally know what that means!) I knew I should never have chosen simplify as my word for 2014!  First there was the reorganization of all our Christmas decorations in … [Read more...]

How to Achieve a Vintage Eclectic Decorating Style

Chalk Painted Hutch from Marty's Musings

Are you a designer?  Me neither. Do you have a sense of style? I'm working on it. Have no idea where to start? Let me help by giving you some ideas. Our kitchen makeover started with one piece of furniture, a 1970's china cabinet that we repurposed by painting with chalk paint and distressing. Once … [Read more...]

No Sew Window Valance

No Sew Window Valance - Marty's Musings

I am so excited that I invited myself to this week's No Sew Party! I just barged on in like a bad guest. Don't you just hate people like that? Even though half of my kitchen has been done for a while I thought I'd share this easy tutorial for a no sew window valance. I know you're totally supposed to pick the fabric first in a room … [Read more...]

Gray and Coral Bedroom Inspiration

Gray and Coral Bedroom Inspiration - Marty's Musings

Since the first of the year my DIY hubby and I have been busy little beavers. And I have yet to "reveal" anything (although I did share my craft room inspiration). Because really, isn't the before and after what's really exciting? To see how a room goes from really, really ugly to a place of beauty and loveliness? Kind of like the ugly … [Read more...]

New Paint Color for the Bedroom

New Paint Color for Bedroom - Marty's Musings

  My DIY hubby Tim and I have been on a roll since the first of the year. First of all, we reorganized and cleaned out the storage building where our Christmas decorations are stored. Then we (mostly me) started in on my craft room makeover (see my inspiration here). I didn't even finish that project before we started in on our … [Read more...]

Painting 101: How to Care for Your Brushes

Painting 101: How to Care for Your Brushes

  I am so excited to have my DIY hubby share some painting basics with my readers. Y'all, I told him to write like he was explaining it to me.  You know, simple. No big words allowed. Painting 101: How to Care for Your Brushes From Tim: One of the most time consuming elements of a painting project is clean up, especially … [Read more...]

Craft Room Inspiration

Craft Room Inspiration from Marty's Musings

  Want to see how close I got to my inspiration? Here's the reveal of my new craft room! At  the beginning of the new year, when I decided my word for 2014 was simplify, I went on a cleaning/organization spree in my craft room.  I wasn't happy with the way the room was functioning. Since I have started blogging full time as … [Read more...]

Wired Photo Frame for Wedding or Anniversary

Wired Photo Frame - Marty's Musings

  Today is my anniversary. 27 years of wedded bliss. Maybe not always bliss, but my DIY hubby never fails to make me laugh. Even when I don't want to. For our Valentine's Day anniversary I made him this wired photo frame.  And he painted our bedroom. Win-win. Okay, maybe I'll throw a pizza in the oven, too. It's … [Read more...]