Author: Tara Tupling

A DIY retirement gift

A few weeks ago I attended my father-in-law’s Navy retirement ceremony. For 20 years he served, sacrificed and selflessly volunteered to protect not only his family, but America.  He served in Iraq two different times. I’m so proud of him! I was thinking I needed to do something for him, to show my appreciation for his […]

DIY customized signs

Creating a handmade, customized sign can add so much personality to your home, and they make perfect gifts! There is a common myth when it comes to custom signs, so let’s clear that up: Homemade signs are for the experienced, artsy-crafters only, I couldn’t create one, and it’s affordable enough to just buy one. False! The […]

DIY: Rusty tool tray with rustic charm

I’ve never been one to bring tools to the table, but I think I can make an exception here! Looking through old junk piles, I often find rusty beauty and either instantly have an idea how to transform it, or I figure it will come to me eventually! I’ve had this old rusty tool tray for […]

DIY: Old windows, fresh ideas

Re-purposing old windows has become a huge trend in the land of DIY. They can be used in so many ways, from displaying the beauty of an antique window, to transforming it into a picture frame, chalkboard, even using the window frame without the glass! For my window project, I found the perfect window to […]

DIY: Add vintage charm to your kitchen

Do you have a funky, old or broken rolling pin? Wondering why you’ve held onto it? Well I did too, but I turned my broken pin into not only a cute and crafty display, but something that I’m also able to use in my kitchen! I like to display some vintage kitchen items, and it […]