How to Distress Furniture with Vintage Decor Paint

DIY Distressed Paint Mirror eclecticallyvintage.com

Kelly's public service announcement of the day ... it's smart to hang a mirror near your door so you can check your teeth for spinach before you head out in public.   So while I love having a mirror in my mudroom right by my back door, I was not loving the dark finish. The before ... Now before you get all hot and bothered … [Read more...]

                 

How to Create Printables the Easy Way (& a Free Printable for You)

How to Make Printables the Easy Way eclecticallyvintage.com

You know all those cute printables floating around Pinterest? Guess what - you can make your own and wow your friends, family and random strangers with your mad printable skills.   I'm going to let you in on a little secret. It's called GraphicStock and it's the place to download over 250,000 fabulous pictures and art that you can … [Read more...]

                 

Rustic Spring Mantel and a DIY Garland

Rustic Spring Mantel and DIY Carrot Garland eclecticallyvintage.com

Spring is in the air ... tomorrow is officially the first day of spring and I'm celebrating the warmer, longer, happier, brighter and all around better days with a fun mantel. Remember my egg garland that I made a few years ago? This is my 2015 version made from little carrot eggs from the dollar store and some clear fishing twine. It's … [Read more...]

                 

Brightening Up the Kitchen – DIY Window Treatment

Make a DIY Dish Towel Window Treatment eclecticallyvintage.com

You know I love my white kitchen but sometimes white can use a shot of color. What better place to go colorful than on my kitchen window so I can be cheered up every time I scrub pots and pans.   When I spotted these New Jersey state dish towels at a nearby shop, I scooped them up. Yes, I'm Jerseylicious and proud of it! Instead … [Read more...]

                 

It’s a Cinch – Spring in the Dining Room and a DIY Banner

Make a DIY banner from any paper eclecticallyvintage.com

  You know my mantra ... simple ideas mean more time for cocktails. So when I wanted a festive spring banner but couldn't find anything that I loved in the store, I whipped up my own in minutes. How To Find your favorite paper - I used a 10 pack of thank you cards - but you can use scrapbook paper, music sheets, book pages ... … [Read more...]

                 

10 Minute Decorating – DIY Art Anyone Can Make (and a Fun Way to Organize Jewelry)

DIY Abstract Art Tutorial eclecticallyvintage.com

First I want to thank everyone who left a kind comment about the loss of my father.  It means the world to me.  I haven't been doing much for the last week so it's time to get back in the saddle ...   I'm going down the shore. Translation for anyone not from the New Jersey area: I am traveling to the beach.   Since I can't … [Read more...]

                 

Bloody Mary Recipe with a Kick and a Giveaway!

Best Bloody Mary Recipe eclecticallyvintage.com

What's better than having friends over around the holidays? Growing up, parties were the norm in my neighborhood and nobody needed an excuse to throw one. One of my favorite memories was going to neighborhood Sunday brunches. No matter who hosted, everyone would bring favorite holiday recipes to share and there would always be a big … [Read more...]

                 

Countdown to Christmas – Personalized Grain Sacks

Make Personalized Grain Sacks eclecticallyvintage.com

  Only 5 Fridays til Christmas! Every Friday through Black Friday, five talented friends and I are sharing easy projects to get you in the holiday spirit. I love wrapping gifts - sometimes the shiny package is better than what's inside. With cookies to bake, carols to sing, turkeys to cook and wine to drink, sometimes it's easier … [Read more...]

                 

A Christmas Classic and Free Printables

Free Christmas Elf Movie Printables eclecticallyvintage.com

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Snuggling under a warm blanket and watching Christmas movies. From Rudolph's red nose leading Santa's sleigh to Heat Miser doing a little jig to the Abominable Snow Monster with a heart of gold. Elf is a family favorite too.  Who doesn't love a candy cane eating, maple syrup drinking enormous … [Read more...]

                 

Countdown to Christmas – No Sew Upholstery Webbing Table Runner

No Sew Upholstery Webbing Table Runner DIY eclecticallyvintage.com

  Only 6 Fridays til Christmas! Every Friday through Black Friday, five talented friends and I are sharing easy projects to get you in the holiday spirit. In case you missed it, see what I created over the past few weeks -  Oh Deer, Add Christmas Effects to Photos, Wreath Decorating Ideas, Easy Art Update. When I got married, my … [Read more...]