rug shopping

An area rug, even in a small space can be an instant update. Come with me and let’s do a little rug shopping on this beautiful Saturday… 1. Best bohemian pattern. Would look great in a free-spirited, artistic living room. … Continue reading

The number one design problem found in most homes

Today, I am going to let you in on a little secret; the number one design problem found in most homes. I see it all the time and from time to time I am guilty of it as well. So … Continue reading

help with house cleaning Monday

  I try to clean my house on Mondays because my daughter and I are usually the least busy on Mondays and because I generally don’t want to waste the whole weekend cleaning… what a drag. Cleaning feels so good … Continue reading

colorful Christmas tree decorating ideas

We put up our Christmas tree yesterday and it turned out pretty cool and got me in the spirit of the season so I wanted to look up some other Christmas tree ideas to share with you out there. All … Continue reading

cool bar cart ideas, DIY projects and makeovers

With the holidays impending and bringing with them lots of guests popping in, dinner parties and hopefully a few quiet evenings near the fireplace, what better idea than to set up your very own old-fashioned bar cart? Here are a few gorgeous … Continue reading

inspirations for a playroom and office makeover

In our house, we have a great and pretty unique fourth room right off the living room and main entrance which has recently been turned into my office slash Gemma’s playroom. I am ready to paint and make it over … Continue reading

elements of an eclectic wall collage

eclectic wall collage- amy+mayd

As a follow-up to my recent post on eclectic wall decor, I wanted to show my readers my finished wall collage and a few pointers on how you at home can create your own. I used multiple sizes and materials for … Continue reading

photo projects you can do this weekend

custom photo block- amy+mayd

I have found some great photo projects with tutorials online and thought they would make the perfect weekend project for my readers who need something to keep them busy! The above photos are mounted on pine wood planks painted in … Continue reading

new ideas for painting furniture, go bold

So, the easiest way in my book to make over a space always involves paint. I love to paint my furniture when I have the time if I am feeling that it needs a revamp. Here are a few inspiration … Continue reading

a new way to display your photos

Okay! This is such a cute video and has simple instruction of how to transfer your very own beautiful photo onto a block of wood! I have always admired work like this and now that I know I can do this myself I know what I will be trying this fall. What a great gift idea and home decor idea wrapped into one, relatively easy project!

I am thinking that this project probably would look best in black and white but the possibilities of wood varieties are virtually endless. You could add a lovely ribbon hanger or you could simply display a few of these photo blocks on a floating shelf. Reclaimed wood would also make an excellent color variation and is environmentally friendly as well.