Linda's Upcycled Spring Scarf Holder

By Carla Jordan
Scarves are such fun to accessorize with. But keeping those little pretties organized? That's glum, not fun...until now. Check out this charming scarf holder made by upcyling expert Linda Hale, owner of Red Door Antique in Tupelo, Mississippi (and an Olde Century Colors dealer). All Linda needed was a discarded metal spring, a leftover board and some colorful Olde Century Colors Paint. more...

Laura's DIY Shabby Chic Candle Pedestals

By Carla Jordan
Candles are one of the most popular ways to create ambiance in any room of the house. When displayed on lovely pedestals like these, such humble flickers of light are elevated to fashionable focal points. Created by artist Laura Brewer (owner of Studio Primrose, Mesa, AZ), these shabby chic candle pedestals are easy to make with three beefy bits of wood and Olde Century Colors products, including our new eco-friendly Chalk Powder. more...

Carolyn's Upcycled Chair Towel Rack

By Carla Jordan
These days, everyone's buzzing about upcycling--finding a new decorative way to use something instead of tossing it onto the junk heap. That makes DIY projects, like thi, the hippest game in town. When DIY'er Carolyn Hawthorne told us how she used Olde Century Colors and Briwax to transform a beat-up antique chair seat into a stylish new towel rack, we asked her to show us (and you!) how. more...

Make Happy Holiday Memories with a Father Christmas DIY Plaque

By Carla Jordan
Making memories is what the holidays are all about. Whether you're decorating or pondering presents that will impress, something homemade is always the way to go. That's why we like these gorgeous DIY Father Christmas plaques. Easy enough for even DIY newbies, they're also fun to make with kids and feature Olde Century Colors new Chalk Powder. more...

Repurpose, Renew! A Palette Perfect DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece

By Carla Jordan
Decorating with pumpkins and gourds is a natural at Thanksgiving when we pause, as the Pilgrims did so long ago, to give thanks for the bounty of each year's harvest. However, finding interesting ways to showcase these garden beauties can be challenging. Her's how one DIY'er transformed a cast-off wooden pallet into a pretty primitive Thanksgiving centerpiece with Olde Century Colors. more...

Carolyn's Tail-Waggin' DIY Pet Bed

By Carla Jordan
Ever since I got a puppy, I haven't gotten a good night's sleep. Since 68% of U.S households have a pet, chances are you've been there, too, and have the circles beneath your eyes to prove it. DIYer Carolyn Hawthorne has come to our rescue with a DIY pet bed so charming that your dog or cat will be purr-fectly content to sleep there instead of all over us. more...

Olde Century Colors' Super Fan! DIY Dave's Top 10 Painted Projects

By Carla Jordan
Like you, we’re DIY’ers at heart so nothing makes our day more than hearing from fellow craftsmen like Dave Eggers. After seeing his creations, we realized that this is more than a guy in Michigan who likes to paint. DIY Dave is an Olde Century Colors super fan and he’s got the projects to prove it! It was hard to choose, but here are our top 10 picks… more...

Linda's DIY Happy Hour Wine Center

By Carla Jordan
If you're like most DIY'ers, chances are that your work area is filled with board scraps and old tools, too. To give your heap of junk a creative -and practical- spin, here's how to make your very own rustic Happy Hour Wine Center. more...

A Stylish Storage Solution--Randa and Jim's DIY Primitive Shelf Makeover

By Carla Jordan
I never met an accessory I didn't like, whether it's old salt & pepper shakers or turn-of-the-century pottery. Can't help it--it's in my DNA. Dad collects vintage chalkware. Mom is into antique tins and my sister loves old piano sheet music. Our eclectic mix of fabulous finds personalizes our homes and imparts a sense of history so how we display them is important. No new shelving from IKEA for us. Not when it's so easy (and fun!) to give an old shelf like this new life as DIY'ers Randa and Jim Davis (also owners of Sangamon River Primitives in Mahomet, IL, and Olde Century Color dealers) have done. more...

Make Her Day With A DIY Decoupage Tray

By Carla Jordan
This Mother's Day (or any special day!), give mom something more personal and lasting than a mug or flowers. Treat her to a DIY decoupage tray made with your own hands. Designed by Laura Brewer, Studio Primrose owner (and an Olde Century Colors dealer), this tray is fun and easy to create, especially with the help of Olde Century Colors products. more...