Make a Paper Book Wreath

Make a Paper Book Wreath

I was feeling crafty the other day.  I just needed to do something!  It is a curse of us crafty, design type…we get restless if we aren’t creating.   The blank spot by my front door in the entry was staring at me…something had to go there.  Had to…and pronto.  My good friend Missy came […]

Free Printable: Organize Your Life

Free Printable to Organize your LIfe

Hi All!  I know I’ve been MIA lately, but hopefully I can make it up to you with a Free Printable to help you organize your life. As some of you might know, I spent the better part of the summer taking classes and studying for my Illinois Real Estate Broker’s License.  Years ago, my […]

DIY Fall Wine Bottle Decor

Easy Embellished Fall Inspired Wine Bottles

With Fall quickly approaching, I decided it was time to make some changes in my décor!  Since my Embellished Upcycled Wine Bottles were such a big hit, I decided to revamp them for the fall season. What you’ll need: 3 empty wine bottles (vary the size and shape for added interest) Spray Paint (I used […]

Seek and Ye Shall Find – Berlin, Germany

Sunset on the Spree in Berlin

Last week I had an amazing trip.  I traveled to Berlin, Germany with my husband, his brother, and his mother.  It was a trip with a purpose.  My mother-in-law spent her childhood in Berlin, and she was going back for the first time…over 50 years later.  A dream of hers for many, many years. We […]

Drapery Finial + Champagne Cork = Happy Matrimony

use a champagne cork to fit a finial to an electrical conduit drapery rod

The great Drapery Swap of 2014 continues… Remember last week when I treated you all to my {fabulous} movie making talents?  Well, you all are in for a treat, cause I’m doing it again!  Ok, so I’m not that great at movie making.  But, I was on a roll that day when I was installing […]

How to Install an Industrial Drapery Rod

How to Install an Industrial Drapery Rod - Sprinkled Nest

The Great Drapery Swap of 2014 continues with How to Install an Industrial Drapery Rod! I made Outdoor Drop Cloth Curtains for our Covered Patio.  Then I bought new draperies for our FamNookEn {Family Room, Breakfast Nook, Kitchen combo room}.  Ones that would hang up at the ceiling and bring more drama and height to […]

How High Should I Go?

Hang Draperies at Ceiling Height for drama - Sprinkled Nest

Where should I hang my curtains?  That is a common question I’m asked.  So, I thought I’d address it today. Most people will hang their curtains directly above, or right on the frame of their window.  And, for many people, with 8′ high walls, that is an 84″ curtain panel.  This is a completely acceptable position […]

DIY Curtain Rod and Bracket

DIY Bracket and Curtain Rod - Sprinkled Nest

Last post I showed you how I made my DIY Outdoor Drop Cloth Curtains.  I puffy heart them!!  Seriously…they make the covered patio.  No offense to my contractor…he did an amazing job building it.  But there is something about the curtains adding that touch of softness, with the rope lights, in the evening.  The spa […]