Crafts,  DIY,  lighting,  re-purposed furniture

Think outside the box

When I decorate a space and start investing in accessories for that space I try to find things that are a little unique, maybe something that everyone might not have. DSC_1296

This fun lantern is an example of that.  When I was on the hunt to find some lighting for my family room I quickly became discouraged.  Everything looked the same to me, same lamp, same shade, same same same. It was so boring to me.  That is when I saw this fun lantern.  It was intended to hold a candle, but we saw it a different way.  When I picked it up at the store, my hubby said that would be perfect to put a string of LED lights in it to create a one of a kind lamp. We found some fun LED lights on Amazon, and just coiled them up and put them inside.  They sparkle and twinkle so pretty, and are actually quite light.  The nice thing about LED’s is that they don’t get hot, and they last forever.  These lights plug in and come with a dimmer so I can adjust how light I want the corner lamp to be. So think outside the box when looking for lighting now days….or anything for that matter.  Things don’t always have to be what they seem.


I'm Erin, a busy mom of three, chauffeur, cook, housekeeper, and wanna be decorator. I love old movies, good books, and a daily trip to Lowes. We have recently bought a new we are fixing up and changing everything. This blog is to record our renovating journey. This is not the first house we have done. Actually, it is our third. My husband and I love a project. Any project. We both love working on our home, have the same taste, (which is great), and love working and re purposing things on our budget. We can show you how to put together a high end and creative look without breaking the bank. Taking something old and recreating it into something new and exciting for any room is my passion. Hope you enjoy this decorating journey with us!