This fancy new shower curtain wouldn't stay this way for long with all the rust that was on the hooks.
Crafts, Projects

What a Coat of Paint Will Do

Recently I came across a couple new bathroom accessories that floated my boat. Get it? Bad joke. However, when I took the previous shower curtain down I noticed that the shower curtain hooks had left a couple of rust marks. I knew they had started to rust, but didn't realize it was bad enough they… Continue reading What a Coat of Paint Will Do

After taping I entered the puzzle and put all the frame pieces in place.
Crafts, Projects, Uncategorized

Puzzled (or how to hang a puzzle in ten easy steps)

Since this isn't my first post on wall art, I think we know that I'm a big fan of putting holes in the walls of my house. This time there is going to be some time consuming prep work involved, a puzzle needs to be completed first. That isn't a deep metaphor, an actual puzzle… Continue reading Puzzled (or how to hang a puzzle in ten easy steps)

Hanging up the finished work is really the best part of the whole project.
Crafts, Projects

It’s a Frame Job

I have mentioned before how much I like to personalize my home and make use of the things that I love. If you'd like to check out that post you can find it here. This time I'm going to go through the steps that I use when I frame art or other items. If I'm… Continue reading It’s a Frame Job

Projects are coming together, I'm using these ornaments to decorate the book tree.
Crafts, Projects

Alternative Tree – A Book Tree

This will be the second post in the Christmas series and this one is much less traditional. We're going to be creating a "Christmas tree" from books. Being a collector of books I didn't have any issues finding enough for this project. The amount of books needed really depends on how tall you want the… Continue reading Alternative Tree – A Book Tree

Besides tons of glitter, here's what you'll need.
Crafts, Projects

DIY Christmas Ornaments

This is going to be the first of three Christmas projects. Now I feel like I should preface this with the fact that Christmas is not my favourite season, if you've followed some of my previous posts you'll know it's Halloween, but I thought I'd give this a try. Of the three projects this one… Continue reading DIY Christmas Ornaments

A look at some of the projects since starting the Maven blog.
Projects, Sundry

DIY Round Up

With just under 20 posts up I thought it was time to do a little DIY re-cap and see how these projects have stood up over time and whether they were really worth while. Starting from the beginning we have DIY Outdoor Pillows. To visit the tutorial click here.┬áThis project was great fun an easy… Continue reading DIY Round Up