Blog Posts - Accessorizing



How to Decorate When You're Broke

We've all been there. We want to freshen up our homes, but our home decor budget is non-existent. Here are some ideas that you can use to decorate your home when you're broke. Do you have some old books laying around?  If you don't, your local...
by House Revivals on Mar 3, 2016

Make Your Own Paper Bead Roller!

This article for appeared on House Revivals in May of 2014. If you love rolling paper beads -- or you just want to give it a try, here is a quick and easy way to make your own bead rolling tool using items you have around the house. I was rollin...
by House Revivals on Oct 20, 2015

A “Fresh” Perspective on Decorating

I was so drawn to this recent home tour of designer Chloe Warner. The bold color, traditional touches, mix of pattern. . . Everything I love. But, it was one of her quotes included in the article that really made me stop and think:     In a...

How to Upcycle Old Belts Into Jewelry

If you love a good upcycling project, love thrifting, and love unique handmade jewelry, this post is for you! Here is a simple belt upcycling project that doesn't require any special punches or grommets. You will end up with a lovely bangle style bra...
by House Revivals on Aug 27, 2015

Decorating Our (Small) Back Entryway

  This is the (much used) back entry door from our garage. I had been thinking of a fun wall treatment in this little area, but decided to just “get it done” for now. We often forget—myself included—that just doing something is better th...

Adding Texture With Straw Hats & Bags

I talk about adding texture to your rooms all the time. You may already have what you need lying around your house. I like the look of adding straw hats and totes on the walls and in different spots to give the look of easy, laid-back Summer style. I...

The Beach House Studio Reveal

Are you ready for the 2015 House Revivals craft room reveal? Okay, maybe not "the big reveal", but the "this is where we are now, and where we'll probably stay until my schedule frees up in, ohhhhhh, I don't know, January 2016 maybe?&q...
by House Revivals on Jun 11, 2015

Tapestry Finds—And How To Use Them

I have a quick Friday find—from an unexpected source.   I love these medallion tapestries from Urban Outfitters. I don’t always think of looking there for home stuff, but these are a great price (some starting at $20!) and are great for ligh...

What Your Collections Say About Your Decorating Style

I'm a collector. I'll bet you are too. We all collect different things, things that speak to us. We all collect for different reasons, reasons that say something about who we are. You may collect scarves, or lipsticks, or china, or fibers, or roc...
by House Revivals on May 21, 2015

Driftwood Magnifying Glass Handle

First of all, I want to start out by saying I LOVE this idea! Second, it's not my idea. I saw a tutorial for making a rustic magnifying glass handle, using a stick, by my friend Gina at Shabby Creek Cottage. I wanted to try her idea, but...
by House Revivals on May 19, 2015

How I Choose Pillow Fabrics

For a while, I’ve been borrowing pillows from here and there around our house for the living room. But, I’m itching for a little refresh and just ordered some new pillow fabrics last week.  photo credit: Carolina Lima Photography   I wa...

Home Accessory Inspiration From Linen And Boxwoods

Seeing a photo of a space you like and then actually trying to create a similar look can be two different things altogether. I’m teaming up with Linen and Boxwoods (a beautiful online home decor shop) to show you some specific pieces that can actua...

Styling And Home Accessory Inspiration From Linen And Boxwoods

Seeing a photo of a space you like and then actually trying to create a similar look can be two different things altogether. I’m teaming up with Linen and Boxwoods (a beautiful online home decor shop) to show you some specific pieces that can actua...

Give & Take: The Room With Blue Carpet

I’m always up the for the challenge of working with what you have. For Katherine, it’s a living room with blue carpeting that she’s not able to replace for several more years. That’s why I chose her room for my “give & take” series. I...

How to Make a Giant Wallflower

I was recently inspired to make a giant flower for my wall when I saw one that Joanna Gaines used over a mantel in one of her installations. Of course, this was at ten o'clock at night, after a home improvement TV marathon. No stores were open, s...
by House Revivals on Apr 30, 2015

Give & Take: Katie’s Tan Living Room

Thanks for all of your great feedback on the last “give & take” post I did. I think this will be a fun—and hopefully helpful—series. I’ve gotten some good submissions so far. For this one, I’m tackling Katie’s neutral (ahem, “very...

How to Make Wire Sphere Charms

Have you ever wondered how to make those fun little wire sphere charms used in assemblage jewelry making? It's easier than you think! I was recently inspired to make wire sphere charms when I purchased an assemblage piece from the craft store. I...
by House Revivals on Apr 7, 2015

DIY Rope Lampshades

New lampshades can cost a fortune, so whenever we can update the ones we already own, I'm all for it. Here is a DIY rope lampshade project I actually did last year, but in the craziness of life, if never quite made it onto the blog. Our old house...
by House Revivals on Mar 31, 2015

Why I Destroy Books to Create Art

This is a question that has come up time and again over the years. The House Revivals blog is known for altering books, and tearing pages out of books all in the name of creativity. Woven Star Tutorials I often get comments, on the blog, or othe...
by House Revivals on Mar 18, 2015

How to Create Altered Art Jewelry

Here is an easy and fun jewelry DIY that uses altered dog tags. These little necklaces take absolutely zero jewelry making skill and go together very quickly. Altering dog tags is a great way to get your feet wet, if you've been thinking of tryin...
by House Revivals on Mar 11, 2015


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