Black Bookcase Makeover

Patriotic decor by:

Way back when I was a little girl, okay probably more like a bratty middle schooler but that’s another story, I begged my parents for an unfinished bookcase that I wanted my dad to stain using a pickling effect. They finally gave in and got me this cool bookcase. For years the bookcase was the […]

Home Tour – Upstairs Hallway & Nook

Home Tour by: theDIYvillage

A great feature of our home is the upstairs hallway. What makes it so great is that it is open to the entire entrance way, like a cat walk of sorts. At one end of the hallway is our master bedroom and craft room.  At the other end are the guest bedroom, extra bath, and […]

In the Blogtalk Bloglight


Hi everyone, we are Jacque & Matt of theDIYvillage.  When we were contacted by Hometalk to share about ourselves rather than our projects we were beyond excited and just like that I’m pretty sure my stomach did a back flip.  We are used to talking about our projects not ourselves!  We are truly honored to […]

Definition of Family (Personalized Tile Art)

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   Every year at Christmas, my Dad’s side of the family does a Make-A-Gift for another family member. It is a tradition that my Grandma & Grandpa Knowlton started as far back as I can remember!  Each year we’re given the name of different person in the family and we are challenged with coming up […]

Socks for Sandy


You know that feeling you get when your feet are cold and slip on a pair of warm socks? Or you can warm your hands and head while outside by wearing gloves and a hat? That feeling of warmth, of comfort, is something we take for granted. For the victims of Hurricane Sandy, it is […]