Exterior Cedar Shutters (the reveal)

Welcome to “Cedar Oak Cottage”.  You got that right.  I named our house.  I think it’s about time, don’t you?  My husband was up on the ladder hanging these shutters and we had a discussion on it.  I chose the word cedar, due to the cedar shutters 😆 .  I chose the word Oak due…

Exterior Cedar Shutters (Part 1)

Are you ready for a shutter shocker?  Okay, how about just part of one?  You see, I began to write the full reveal (update: see full reveal here)and DIY Exterior Cedar Shutter reveal including the before, during, and after, but it got to be very long and I almost fell asleep 😯 .  So, today…

Whiskey Barrel Hoop Fall Wreath

Welcome to this month’s “Thrifty Style Team” September edition.  You better hang on to your cowboy boots for this one.  There are 14 of us this month!  You’re about to read the story about our cozy DIY “Whiskey Barrel Hoop Fall Wreath”, so pour yourself a whiskey and pull up a stool.  Or just sip…

Cheese & Apple Butcher Block Tray

I’m feeling a little cheesy this morning  😯 .  Okay, so maybe not exactly cheesy, but who doesn’t love cheese? And apples?  Especially in Fall, when apples are at their peak in the North and cheese slides in as a savory partner.  I never quite got the whole “slice of cheese on the side of…

Super Easy Fall Decor Ideas

I don’t know about you, but lately I haven’t been able to catch up.  I mean, I always have a few loose ends around the house, but right now I have about 25 loose ends 😯 .  I could actually make some Fall garland with my loose ends!  I think the main reason is because…

Decorate with Leaves

I hope you “leave” this “Decorate with Leaves” post feeling like you are ready to jump into a big pile of leaves and decorate, decorate, decorate! I can just walk outside in my PJ’s and pick Fall leaves off of the trees come September and October and use them all over my home for decor,…

Budget Friendly Mahogany Wood Front Porch Makeover

I’ve been hiding something from you.  Parts of our front porch have been in a state of DIY emergency 😯 !  Welcome to our “Budget Friendly Mahogany Wood Front Porch Makeover” story & tutorial.  I’m spilling the bricks beans like I’m in therapy so buckle up. It all started a couple years ago when I walked…

Redhead’s Home Tour 2017

Well guys, it’s taken us about 9 years to get our dated Michigan home to a point where we are either ready to sell it, or stay here forever. To be honest with you, we have been searching for land to build a smaller home on with an open floor plan.  That might sound crazy,…

Door Knob Hooks

I’ve been hooked on “Door Knob Hooks” (especially the glass ones) since the very first time I saw them.  They are just so cute, and versatile.  Do you know the ones I’m referring to?  They look like little antique door knobs with a victorian vibe.  From the kitchen (kitchen towels), to the bedroom (great for…

Tea Cup Cat Food Bowl

About 5 years ago we lost our yellow lab, “Dude” to a sudden heart attack.  It was one of the worst days of our lives.  He was healthy and we were in pure shock.  After about 2 weeks of mourning and adjustment, I decided to take the kids to rescue another pet thinking it would…

Black & Gold Bathroom

Welcome to our “Black & Gold Bathroom” makeover.  Sit back and enjoy the stroll through memory lane before I share the final reveal.  I am very pleased with the chic new look, and I hope you are, too! I first walked into this 1/2 bathroom (which is located in the hall between our kitchen and…

Cool Gardening Ideas

The DIY Housewives went into the garden and they came out looking pretty darn cool.  Now I’m not referring to their make-up or their outfits 😆 .  I’m referring to their “Cool Gardening Ideas”. I don’t know about you, but I like being the “cool” lady.  I want to be cool darnit, and these indoor…

Wooden Salad Serving Set Makeover

My husband bought me this beautiful wooden salad serving set from Pottery Barn many years ago for Christmas.  They came with a beautiful big wooden salad bowl, but I will get to that later.  First, lets talk about these poor worn out wooden utensils that have been sitting under my desk waiting for their makeover…

Top 10 Repurposed Projects

Nothing brings me greater joy & peace in the decorating world than repurposing does.  First, the thrill of the hunt for something thrifty (sometimes I like to search my basement or closets first).  Then, the brainstorming.  That’s the REALLY fun part for me.  It actually relaxes me, and takes me to a different world.  I…

Easy Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe

I think it is absolutely ridiculous that I haven’t shared this family favorite “Easy Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe” with you yet.  I have been making this simple delicious pie for over 25 years and my entire family FLIPS OUT when they see it in the fridge.  The thing is…it takes literally 5 minutes to make,…

Vintage Style Outdoor String Lights & Giveaway

“Vintage Style Outdoor String Lights & Giveaway” is sponsored by nostalgicbulbs.com, and all opinions and ideas are honest and mine (the redhead). You thought I was just sipping iced tea out on the deck in my flip flops all Summer long, didn’t you?  Ha!  Well, I got news for you.  I plan on doing EXACTLY…

Thrifty Vintage Brass & Glass Coffee Table

They took one look at it and said, “No, way.”  Of course I completely ignored them all (I’m referring to my 2 teens and husband), and circled this “Thrifty Vintage Brass & Glass Coffee Table” at our local thrift store until I felt dizzy.  Don’t worry though, a little vertigo never stopped me.  My “dizzy…

DIY Home Improvement Guide

I was talking to my partner in crime (my husband, Rick) a few days ago about how we really have accumulated quite a few DIY home improvement tutorials on redheadcandecorate.com (subscribe HERE) and I really need to sort them all out for our readers and put them into one easy-to-find organized on-line blog guide.  So, that’s…

Patriotic Master Bedroom

Displaying our beautiful red, white and blue American flag in our home is very, very important to me.  I’m proud to say that I don’t just fly “Old Glory” on Memorial Day, or the Fourth of July.  No way, uh uh, not me.  I do it all year, every year.  I have one hanging on…

Mason Jar Mania

It’s all about the Mason Jar today, yippee!  I love my jars and I love learning new ways to use them, don’t you?  You may remember a few of these ideas from the redheadcandecorate.com jar archives, but I’m thinking you probably missed a few because I have several.  Welcome to Mason Jar Mania! What’s also…

Thrift Store Rainbow Ombre Glass Display

Monday (June 26th) is my 48th birthday 😯 .  This post is not about me and my 48th birthday.  Thank goodness, right?  I wouldn’t do that to you, ha ha.  It is about something I LOVE though.  RAINBOWS.  I completely freak-out when ever I see one, don’t you?  I just can’t get enough color lately,…

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

“Do you want me to make “Spinach & Artichoke Dip” this weekend?”  That’s what I occasionally say to our 2 teens in the grocery store.  Let me tell you-their faces light up like it’s Christmas and I get a big long, loud “YES!!!”  They absolutely love it.  I mean I think they could seriously live…

Thrifty Nightstand Turned Flower Planter

Welcome to now one of my most favorite makeovers to date…”Thrifty Nightstand Turned Flower Planter”.  This is a good one folks, and I am very excited about it, but first I want to tell you something.  One of my sweet followers (I consider you all friends) left me a comment on my recent post about…

Free Paint Stick Garden Markers

What’s the deal with free sticks?  Is it written somewhere that all sticks must be free?  You can get free tooth picks at most restaurants, right?  Then there’s free coffee stir sticks at coffee joints.  Hey, how about all those free chop sticks!?  What the heck?  I mean seriously…sticks are free people!  So, I decided…

Dollar Store Solar Lights

Julie finally got smart after years of denial.  Julie bought 12 Dollar Store Solar Lights, for yep, you guessed it, $12.00 dollars.  Julie is happy now.  Be like Julie.  Here’s the scoop… About 10 years ago I (I am Julie) spent a small fortune on expensive solar lights for our garden.  After about 3 years…

Simple Summer Picnic Recipes

If you watch the television show the “Housewives of Orange County”, you have probably noticed when these gals have a party, or a “picnic” outdoors they always have it catered by the pool.  Yah, they may have their husband over by the grill with a beer in his hand, but you just know that he…

Vintage Mailbox

When I was a little girl in the 70’s in New York, we had a post lady that would walk down our street with the mail in a big bag on her shoulder and she would put the mail in the mail boxes up by our front door.  I swear, I can even remember what…

9 Gorgeous Outdoor Spaces

Good morning friends!  Boy oh boy it took the “All Things Creative” team some extra time this month to make sure we were bringing you the very best ideas from our internal stash.  I was worried for a bit, but we narrowed it down to one of the most beautiful collections I’ve seen.  I hope…

Dollar Store Patriotic BBQ Picnic Wreath

Every year when it begins to warm up I like to repurpose something unexpected into a patriotic American flag themed decor piece, and this year is no exception!  However, this year, I brought some new dollar store friends with me, so be sure to check out their dollar store projects at the end of this…

Laundry Room Makeover (Part 4 the Final Reveal)

Hey guys!  Have you subscribed to my free weekly newsletter yet?  If not, CLICK HERE.  Welcome to the “Laundry Room Makeover (Part 4 the Final Reveal)” which is honestly one of the longest posts I have ever written 😯 , so hold on tight.  What I’m going to do is review the entire process quickly,…

Vintage Turquoise Rug (Laundry Room Makeover Part 3)

Welcome to our Laundry Room Makeover Part 3 (with part 4 the big reveal coming up next Friday)!  If you missed Part 1 & Part 2 you can find those here: “How to Strip Wallpaper” and “DIY Wood Tongue-and-Groove Siding“.  I guess I give the third part away in the title: “Vintage Turquoise Rug”, don’t…

Dated Brass Pot Makeover

You can just call me “Brassy Lassie” today.  Well, maybe my personality doesn’t quite fit that persona, but I can’t get enough of brass or gold lately, how about you?  I’m even beginning to wear my old gold jewelry again 😯 .  So, I hope you enjoy this “Dated Brass Pot Makeover” today which includes…

Wood Projects with the DIY Housewives

Well, the wood sisters, I mean DIY Housewives  😆 are back this month with one of my most favorite elements to decorate with…WOOD.  This “Wood Projects with the DIY Housewives” is surely going to get you in the mood for playing with wood.  I hope. Here’s my wood project.  Do you remember this log candle…

Redhead’s Skinny Salad

Hi guys!  This morning when we woke up the first thing I asked my husband was, “How does this sound?  Cucumbers, olives, tomatoes…” for a salad recipe.  He loves all salads so he was interested immediately.  Then we started discussing what I should call it.  After several names we finally settled on “Redhead’s Skinny Salad”….

Blue & Green Bottle Decorating

One of the worst days turned into one the best days.  My two teens and I were at the local thrift store and I was on the search for anything pretty.  ANYTHING.  You know…”speedy thrift store eye skimming” at it’s best.  I’ve gotten very good at it, how about you?  I can skim a thrift…

9 Painted Furniture Rescues

I just finished painting 2 cute thrift store chairs for our laundry room makeover and I can’t wait to show you guys.  I’m getting close to the reveal, but until then I am working with the fabulous All Things Creative team bringing you our very best painted furniture projects.  You are going to flip when…

How to Replace Garage Doors

How many times do you open and close your garage doors in one day?  If you’re like our family, we do it on average about 8-10 times a day.  It’s something you really don’t think much about, but these guys are crucial to our survival.  Even when we are away on vacation our neighbor feeds…

Healthy Drive-Thru Fast Food I Love

My family and I recently traveled across the country driving to our Spring break destination (Michigan to Florida) and we sometimes spent 10 hours in the car.  I was very well prepared 🙄  and packed several healthy snacks and drinks, but when you’re traveling for days (6 total), there are only so many meals you…

DIY Dollar Store Gold Chargers

Happy Easter everyone!  I’m back from Spring break, and I’m looking forward to sharing Easter brunch with my family this Sunday using these beautiful DIY Dollar Store Gold Chargers under the thrift store plates I scored a few weeks ago.  You may recall I shared our “Thrifty Golden Easter Table” with you?  Well, the only…

Light Fixtures with The DIY Housewives

Those housewives don’t just sit around eating bon bons you know.  They keep busy and you can usually find them updating something in their home.  For example…their light fixtures.  We all know that light fixtures are like “accessories” for your home that will occasionally need updating.  Now, although the light fixture that I am sharing…

How to Strip Wallpaper (Laundry Room Makeover Part 1)

If you’re looking to learn how to strip wallpaper, you have come to the right place.  We are making over our laundry room (slash mud room), and removing the wallpaper is the first task on our list.  Stay tuned for several parts to this “Laundry Room Makeover” series, this one being first.  I have many…

Amazing Brunch Recipes

I was just mentioning on my Facebook page how I lost 7 pounds and brought my cholesterol down 50 pts. by decreasing saturated fat, sugar, and of course exercising more.   It may also surprise some folks that I eat an egg every single day.  Yep, I do!  The versatility eggs offer in the morning, and…

Pink Tulip Wreath

Okay, I admit it.  I am addicted to tulip wreaths.  There…I said it.  Are you happy now?  I am.  Do you want to know why?  Well, it’s because my Pink Tulip Wreath arrived.  That’s why.   😆 I mean…just look at this pretty in pink posy wozy.  Isn’t this Pink Tulip Wreath just GORGEOUS?  Is…

Gold Fireplace Screen

Sylvia the kitty decided she wasn’t ready for you to see the new “Gold Fireplace Screen” quite yet.  She thinks all of this decorating is taking away from her lap nap time and she has decided to block you from seeing it.  So pardon me, while I gently scoot my partner off of her perch……

Thrifty Golden Easter Table

It’s actually quite comical that I’m sharing this “Spring” tour & GIVEAWAY today because it is snowing like crazy and the kiddos almost had another snow day today.  I think I might have things a little backwards you guys because it was warmer when I wrote about my Christmas designs 😯 .  Well, the good…

$100.00 Cash Giveaway

    I can’t believe it, but it’s been 5 years since I created redheadcandecorate.com.  Those 5 years have been the fastest (and most exciting) years of my life.  Running a blog which is a small business takes an enormous amount of time & dedication.  Every single second has been worth it, and I wouldn’t…

Easter Egg Boxwood Topiary

The “Thrift Style Team” is back again, but before I show you how to make this very simple “Easter Egg Boxwood Topiary” I have a funny story about foil chocolate eggs that I hope cracks you up.  No pun intended. My mom had this kelly green sofa in the 70’s that I would lay on…

Children’s Bedrooms with the DIY Housewives

The DIY Housewives are at it again, can you believe it?  It’s like these ladies never rest.  Oh wait, that means me-ha ha.  This time it’s all about the kiddos & the theme is “Children’s Bedrooms”.  Hey, even if you don’t have little ones, maybe there are a few grandchildren in the family?  I have…

Cute Spring Decorating

Welcome back to the “All Things Creative” round-up where 8 of us do-it-yourself bloggers are sharing our cute Spring decorating ideas.  Here’s how it works… If you scroll to the bottom, you can sift through all of the Spring images that are ready to be clicked to be viewed.  You’ll find many ideas including affordable…

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