Venice Beach Collage Sign by Cheltenham Road

Abbot Kinney Festival and a Rapacious Grab for Coaster Dominance

Tomorrow is the big, annual Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice. I’ve been looking forward to this – its’ one of my favorite shows each year. Unfortunately “looking forward” doesn’t always translate into “getting ready for” as much as it should so the last few weeks I’ve been in Mad-Maker Mode because the crowds  look like…

custom knobs by Cheltenham Road

Vintage Sign Coat Rack Version 2.0

I hope everyone had a fun, safe 4th of July. The ball is rolling on Plaid Ambassador projects but in the meantime a few other ideas are coming down the pike. However, I do apologize. You may experience a bit of deja vu as we go along.  For instance this is yet another: vintagy sign…

New Products from Plaid Enterprises

Craft Ambassador

I got an interesting email and a fun opportunity the other day. Plaid Enterprises – the makers of Mod Podge and a billion other products –  asked me if I would like to participate in their “Brand Ambassadors” program which allows bloggers like me to try out new Plaid products and, of course, blog about them. I said yes…

Rustic Tea Light Holder by Cheltenham Road

Snow Day! And DIY Candle Holders

It’s been a trifle, um warm here of late.  Like, 112.  Ugh. My friend Mary referred to this as LA’s version of a “snow day.” That made me feel better.  Who doesn’t love a snow day?! When I was little my mom always managed to have some fun craft project for you to work on…

Using a vintage Mustang dashboard as a picutre frame for Fathers Day by Cheltenham Road

Father’s Day Photo Frame

Happy Father’s Day to everyone!!! The other day I posted my Father’s Day idea for Mod Podge Rocks. It was a fun, insanely easy and I know my dad would dig it but  it’s not what he’s getting because A) I’m not going to try to figure out how ship a 3 foot long sign,  and B)…

Vintage Milk Bottle Label Collage Tray by Cheltenham Road

Tray Chic. DIY Vintage Style Trays

I’ve been on a tray kick of late. Trays are the closest thing to working on furniture that I can do right now. I get to find a beat up old tray at a thrift store, patch and paint it and change it up into something (hopefully) cooler. Since I had a back log of…

Easy DIY Fathers Day Gift

Easy Father’s Day Wall Art Tutorial

My dad is the best. However he’s a bit hard to shop for for Father’s Day and I always get sorta stuck for unique gift ideas (the man needs another book like I need to bump my head on something) But this year,  I had two  ideas!  TWO!!!!! The only problem was that I had…

DIY Craft Show Display Idea by Cheltenham Road

Super Simple Craft Show Display Stand

I know some of you long-time readers saw the title of this post and said to yourselves “OK,  nutjob, that’s it.  It’s time to stage an intervention.” And while it’s true that I’m sort of addicted to making craft show displays I can totally justify this one (and I can stop anytime I want to!). See,…

Custom Wedding Coasters, Family…..and PIE!!!!

Just back from a quick trip back home to Ohio to celebrate my nephew’s wedding.  It was a beautiful event.  The “new” couple are both truly terrific people and  they planned and executed a top-notch wedding weekend for everyone. It was also that oh-so-rare and wondeful occasion when I and all my sisters are all…

It’s a Sign! It’s A DIY, Vintage, Beach Sign

UPDATE:  I’ve done a slighly more detailed tutorial on how I created this sign.  You can find it here I learned something new!  Or, rather, I tried a different way to do something and it worked better! OK, the backstory. I’m not particularly good at planning.  I tend to get excited about an idea, launch…