home decor

Building a fun sofa fort on a snowy day.

Snowy Day Sofa Fort Building

You may have seen this photo in my Instagram feed on Tuesdsay (@mabeyshemadeit–come follow me!)–over night we got a foot of snow from a big storm, and while my girls wanted to go out and play, I wanted to stay inside. So after I let them go play in the snow, we tore apart the […] Read more…

You only need a few paper punches to make these cute paper plumeria and stamped mason jar.

Stamped Mason Jar

Its always funny to me when I come across guest posts I did over a year ago and realize I never posted them here–oops! But now you get a fun stamped mason jar tutorial to brighten your day, and I’ll pretend it isn’t snowing outside.   Hi everyone, it’s Lisa from Mabey She Made It–a […] Read more…

Gilding couldn't be easier, and this gilded boxwood wreath is amazingly simple and beautiful.

Gilded Boxwood Wreath and Candle

Gilding is such a fun thing to try–its pretty magical because you simply paint a surface, and all the sudden its shiny and gold, and it looks amazing. And my gilded boxwood wreath and candle are no exception. Its easy enough that I almost feel silly sharing this gilded boxwood project, except that I’m part of […] Read more…

Try this chic and sophisticated Halloween Candle Holder--Halloween doesn't have to be cutesy or scary!

Sophisticated Halloween Candle Holder

I don’t know about you, but Halloween one of those holidays that you can decorate for in so many ways. There’s the cutesy, the spooky, the gory, the gothic, and many other forms. I personally like my halloween to be a little sophisticated–elegant almost. So I’m using navy–the new black–in place of traditional colors this […] Read more…

Mabey Manor Living Room Reveal

Mabey Manor: Living Room Reveal

Oh this living room! It pained me for so long because it was one of the first areas guests would see but one of the last we refinished. But now when I look at photos, it makes my heart happy. Candle Holder || Yellow Pillow And although it was never perfect, it sure was fun […] Read more…

Super easy laundry room clothespin art tutorial.

Metallic Clothespin Art

Are you ready for a simple project for one of the most neglected areas of your house? The laundry area! I shared this clothespin art over at Made from Pinterest a couple of months ago, so its time to share it here. And you get a sneak peek of the laundry area of Mabey Manor so […] Read more…

Mabey Manor Coral, Gray, and White Nursery Reveal

Mabey Manor: Nursery Reveal

  I’m so excited for the nursery reveal today as part of the Mabey Manor house tour. If you missed the girls’ room or the master bedroom reveals, go check them out! And there’s a lot more to come! And you can see the whole upstairs before photos here. The nursery is probably my favorite […] Read more…

Updated Bernhardt Dining Table and Chairs

1920s Dining Table and Chairs

Sometimes you find something that you think will be a great project, and it turns into something even more. That’s the case with this dining table and chairs. When we lived in California, we saw an ad on a neighborhood site for a free table and chairs that needed a lot of work. Chad and […] Read more…

Grab a map or globe because you'll need to make all 13 of these map and globe crafts.

13 Jaw-Dropping Map and Globe Projects

I’ve noticed lots of beautiful things made from maps and globes lately, and I wanted to round up some of my absolute favorites. These gorgeous map and globe projects made decorating meaningful and beautiful at the same time, and I’m all about decor that fulfills both of those functions. Personalized Map Chairs from Pillar Box Blue. […] Read more…

These are simple and practical Tips for Choosing Fabric Combinations

9 Tips for Choosing Fabric Combinations

  Have you ever wondered how to go about choosing fabric combinations for your living spaces? As I was getting ready to redo my pillows recently, I started browsing some amazing prints at Minted.com (they have home decor fabric!) and found so many I wanted. I started adding them to my cart, then worked on paring the choices […] Read more…

Mabey Manor Girls Room Reveal

Mabey Manor: Girls Room Reveal

I’ve been putting off the Girls Room Reveal post (and the rest to follow) for a long time. Partly because I’ve wanted everything to be finished before sharing, and partly because sometimes it’s hard for me to put my home before the world. I have so much to learn, but I only learn by doing. […] Read more…

Make this simple and cute butterfly spring wreath using this simple tutorial from Mabey She Made It.

Butterfly Spring Wreath

If you’re ready to celebrate spring, this easy wreath that I shared over at Sisters, What! is a fun way to perk up your decor. Good morning! I’m Lisa Mabey, and I blog at Mabey She Made It, a simple sewing, crafts, and home decor blog with a classic feel. I’m so glad to be […] Read more…

Oh how I love this! This vintage dress watercolor printable makes me want a dress just like it.

Vintage Dress Watercolor Printable

Today I’m excited to be part of Polka Dot Week at R&R Workshop. Each day this week a couple of bloggers will be posting their polka dot-inspired projects because polka dots are so cute they really should be celebrated. My first thought was to make something from some cute polka dot fabric I have, but […] Read more…

Customize your artwork to fit your home and taste.

Customized Art Prints

Have you ever had customized art prints in your house before? If you’re not a graphic designer or haven’t commissioned something, you may be shaking your head no. And if your answer was no (or even if it’s yes) I want to share a cool new website that makes customized art totally feasible and it’s […] Read more…

Oh, the places you've lived! Make a meaningful wall hanging with all the places you've lived. It's really simple, and there's a free template too.

Oh The Places You’ve Lived (Map Decor)

Ooh, I’m excited to share this with you today. I added this fun piece to my life preserver gallery wall recently over at Made From Pinterest, and now I get to bring it home here. It’s really added to the feel of the wall and the room, and it’s so easy to make, especially since I’ve […] Read more…

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