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Create your own gorgeous patina to imitate oxidized copper with this tutorial at maisondepax.com #paint #tutorial #technique #howto #patina #metal #fauxfinish
Create your own rustic wooden sign to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or any other special occasion. Get the full tutorial on this easy DIY painted sign.
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DIY Velvet Pumpkin Tutorial

Make your own velvet pumpkins in mere minutes with this easy tutorial via maisondepax.com #diy #fabric #fall #decor

You know how I love neutrals, especially gray.  I'm still considering seeking help for my gray addiction, in fact... but in the meantime, I'm loving my newest neutral fall decor: DIY velvet pumpkins.  In gray, naturally. ;) I've never been a huge fan of orange... or really warm colors in general.  I'm a blue/gray kind of girl, and I've loved the trend these past few years to branch out in your fall and Christmas decor, to incorporate the colors you love. While I did try to go a … [Read more...]

5 Easy Fall Projects (M&MJ #73)

Be inspired for fall with these 5 simple diy projects! via maisondepax.com

Welcome... to week 73 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! I'm so glad you're here!  If you are not familiar with link parties, this is a place where bloggers can link up their posts to show off their work.  And bloggers and non-bloggers alike can find tons of amazing projects, recipes, and inspiration all in one place!  If you're reading this via email, be sure to click through to the web to see the linked projects.  Remember, I am joining with four other amazing bloggers, so all linked projects … [Read more...]

No Sew Napkins

Simple, natural, and beautiful! No sew drop cloth napkins are SO easy! via maisondepax.com #diy #nosew

This was one of those delightfully surprising projects... the kind that comes out of a late afternoon random idea, involves digging through what I already have, experimenting with my 4 year old, and voila.  Just what I wanted for free.  Don't you just love that? In case you haven't noticed, I'm a big fan of drop cloth.  My smocked living room curtains, my roman shade in my son's room, and tons of throw pillows are all made of drop cloth.  And these no sew napkins have me singing its praises … [Read more...]

DIY Framed Chalkboard

Turn an old window screen into an adorable, versatile chalkboard with this simple tutorial at maisondepax.com! #diy #chalkboard #seasonal

We interrupt this regularly scheduled program to make an important announcement: I am now a grown up.  You only thought I was grown up before now - what with my house, my kids, and all my power tools...  But the truth is, this little lady turned 30 yesterday.  THIR-TY.  Oh boy. So now, we continue your regularly scheduled DIY project with a new and improved, grown up author. ;)  And this grown up has a fabulous DIY framed chalkboard for you today.  It's versatile, classy, and full of … [Read more...]

5 Creative Crafts (M&MJ #72)

5 creative crafts: diy crafty inspiration via maisondepax.com

Welcome... to Rachel's 30th Birthday party!! Ok, I really am curious how many of you will read that. ;)  Today really is just your regularly scheduled M&MJ party, but since it is actually my 30th birthday, I decided I can hijack the party.  You only turn 30 once, right?  So bring something extra special to the party tonight (you always do, of course, you ladies can't help but impress me!).  Don't forget, if you're reading this via email, be sure to click through to the web to see the … [Read more...]

Fall Sheet Music Decorations

love this! use twine, ribbon, or burlap and some sheet music for fall decor - via maisondepax.com #fall #pumpkin #mantel #neutral

I have a super simple and easy fall decor idea for you today... In 5 minutes you can create an entire wall or mantel display using merely twine or burlap and a little sheet music. I had so much fun last year with my white Christmas motif (tour here if you like), using burlap and sheet music decorations.  I found the textures beautiful and the neutral color palette so serene.  And like I shared last week, orange is not really the color for me... so I thought I'd try some twine and sheet … [Read more...]

Paint Dipped Basket: Operation Organization

update an old basket with a fresh coat of paint via maisondepax.com #diy #decor #makeover

I hope I'm not the only one who just can't keep up sometimes... who completely forgets that people are coming over, or goes to the grocery store only to come home with everything except the one thing I went to buy, or looks at her calendar only to find not a single free night in the next three weeks.  Please tell me I'm not alone. In an effort to rein things in a bit at Maison de Pax, I'm starting a new project: Operation Organization.  I've always said this blog was about combining my love … [Read more...]

Focaccia: Delicious and Easy Homemade Bread

Homemade bread with just 5 ingredients and three easy steps! Delicious focaccia recipe via maisondepax.com

Want to impress dinner guests?  Or your husband?  Or yourself? ;)  Whip up a batch of homemade bread to go with that late summer salad.  Or use it to top off your hearty fall soups.  Or, if you're like me and always trying to entertain three children, make it with your kids one afternoon and use it for sandwiches throughout the week.  I'm telling y'all, this focaccia is ah-mazing and oh-SO-easy to make! It really is so simple.  You do have to plan ahead because it takes 2 hours to rise, … [Read more...]

5 Birthday Party Ideas (M&MJ #71)

5 fabulous birthday part ideas via maisondepax.com

Welcome... to week 71 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! I'm so glad you're here!  If you are not familiar with link parties, this is a place where bloggers can link up their posts to show off their work.  And bloggers and non-bloggers alike can find tons of amazing projects, recipes, and inspiration all in one place!  If you're reading this via email, be sure to click through to the web to see the linked projects.  Remember, I am joining with four other amazing bloggers, so all linked projects … [Read more...]

100 Fall Project Ideas

100 fall project ideas

I cannot believe it's September... Summer is coming to an end... Fall is peeking it's nose around the corner... Unless, of course, you live in the South where it's still over 100° ;) .  But as we are a people who work by calendar, rather than climate, I guess it's time to starting thinking about fall projects.  In honor of that, I've teamed up with 25 other talented gals to bring you 100 fall project ideas! Yep, that's right.  100 fall projects.  Here are four of mine that I think you'll … [Read more...]