Are you someone who loves to craft or do you craft out of necessity? Some love the activity of crafting, some craft to save money, and some craft to turn their vision into reality. I identify best with the last reason. I like seeing an idea become reality more than the actual sewing. The crafting… Read More How to Make a Steampunk Cornice Board
When we first started dreaming about a steampunk-inspired home office, we both wanted an industrial pipe bookshelf. Because of its popularity, we found several tutorials on how to make one. Those tutorials helped provide a general framework for how to do it, however, we had a hard time finding one exactly like we wanted. Most… Read More How to Make an Industrial Pipe Bookshelf
After lots of planning, some trial and error, and tons of work, our home office is finally done! It took longer than we expected. There were so many projects within this one room! We’ve loved the idea of a steampunk-inspired home office for years, but I’ve found that many people are unfamiliar with steampunk style.… Read More Steampunk Home Office Reveal
House projects always seem to take longer than I think they will. My goal last year was to finish redoing the study, but alas…we are still working on a few odds and ends, and waiting to hear back from a couple of small businesses for uncommon items. Steampunk home décor is not that popular so… Read More How to Transform a Vintage Fire Extinguisher into a Lamp
I hope you enjoyed the holidays and you’re off to a great start this new year! A new year is an opportunity to reflect on the past and think about how you want to move forward. Are there any changes you’d like to make? One change I’d like to make is having a more organized… Read More Six Ways to Keep Your Goals
Do you find yourself wondering where all the time went on weekends? The older I get, the faster the days seem to fly by. Because we work weekdays and often have plans most weekday nights, the weekend is generally when we do things around the house. By the time I get the groceries bought, the… Read More How I Save Half an Hour on Laundry
What would you give to have an extra 5 hours? Time is one of our most precious resources. No matter how much we make or how hard we work, we all have something in common: we all have 24 hours in a day. The best time-management tools and resources can’t squeeze any more hours out… Read More How Much Is Your Time Worth?
Fall is here! There’s so much to love about the autumn season. In Texas, we finally get a break from the grueling summer heat, routines are back in full swing, and we look forward to holiday events with friends and family. However, fun times can also bring its own set of stressors. There are meals… Read More Let Me Take Something Off Your To-Do List
Some of you have asked me how I came up with the name The Velvet Clock, so I thought I would write a post about it. The Short Answer Earlier this year my husband and I were on a road trip to New Mexico to visit friends. We forgot to bring music with us, so… Read More Why The Velvet Clock?
In my last post, I introduced you to the next big project we’re tackling: the home office. For more about the inspiration and goals we have for the room, check out my last post. This week I’ll give you a sneak peek at the progress we’ve made so far. Here’s a picture of the room… Read More Sneak Peak: Home Office – Picking a Paint Color