Posts by: Karen Cooper

Blending Old and New in Your Home

I love a good vintage find. I shop at thrift stores, estate sales, and salvage yards, looking for good quality older pieces for our home. But there are some things I won’t buy second-hand, such as upholstered pieces or anything…

DIY Halloween Craft Projects

I have to admit: I’m not a fan of scary Halloween decorations. I much prefer decorations that are fun and not creepy! Here are some easy, fun DIY Halloween craft projects that won’t spook anyone! 1. DIY Candy Jars I love this…

DIY CREATIVE GARDEN MARKERS

In a garden, the plants, vegetables, and flowers usually steal the show. Why not add some art to those natural features? These creative garden markers are both fun and functional – and they are easy to make! Garden markers can…

Fireplace Decor

Happy fall! Now that fall is officially here, it’s time to start thinking about cooler weather, warm blankets, and fires in the fireplace. The fireplace is often the focal point of a living room or family room, so make it…

Guest Room Hospitality

Before you know it, it’ll be time for guests to arrive for the holiday season. Is your guest room ready? It’s easy to make your guest room feel welcoming. Here are my tips for creating guest room hospitality in your…

How to Garden in a Small Space

You don’t need a large plot of land to grow a garden. Gardens can be planted in almost any kind of container; on a patio, deck, or driveway; even up a wall! Here are some great ideas for how to garden…

Small Spaces that Live Large

When we moved from our 1969 Cape Cod-style home to a 1929 bungalow, we knew that we were going to have less space. The closets are smaller, the rooms are smaller; people just didn’t have as much stuff back then!…

Living with Color

Farmhouse style has been all the rage lately. Its signature colors are beige, white, and other light neutrals. But what if you prefer something more colorful?   Injecting color into the rooms of your home changes not only the look…