Eclectic Starburst Mirror

created at: 01/02/2012

I have a starburst mirror hanging in my bedroom above the bed, and my husband is always making some comment on how he is sure he will die from being impaled by one of the “rays” in the middle of the night.  He’s so supportive of my home decorating.  I also love utensil art, as we’ve seen in my kitchen before.  You can imagine, then, that I’d appreciate this DIY utensil starburst mirror!   An eclectic mix of silverware, painted porcelain, beads, and mirror, this piece of art- appropriately residing in the dining room- was a creation by Beverly of Flamingo Toes. Continue Reading

Silverware Drawer Makeover

created at: 03/21/2011

My silverware drawer is embarrassing. It has become the Bermuda Triangle of my kitchen as it’s the catch-all for little stuff that I think is too important to throw but not important enough for which to find a spot. It’s also a depository for random twist ties, wine corks, chopsticks, a PEZ dispenser, pens, pens and more pens. And don’t even get me started about the ‘country’ blue organizer. Ick. SO, I decided to embrace Curbly’s Cleaning and Organization Month and tame my silverware drawer! Continue Reading

DIY: Bent Utensil Mug Holders

created at: 09/16/2010My DIY bud  Stephanie Raab has been riding a DIY creativity wave here lately. Yesterday we chatted about getting these spoons to stick and this morning I get this photo of the cutest mug holder ever. She was inspired by a similar key rack project she saw on Design Sponge. But as all good DIY souls do, she tweaked it a bit and came up with her own design. Love that Steph!! Materials:

  • Wooden blocks in various shapes.
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How To Clean Silver [the natural way].

It's the most wonderful time of the year…and by wonderful, we mean getting out your fanciest china and tableware.  If you have a sharp looking set of sterling silver, keep it tarnish free with this natural, earth-friendly cleaning method.


  • Silverware (or jewelry, if you please)
  • Saucepan
  • Aluminum foil
  • Baking Soda
  • Tongs
  • Clean, soft rag

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