Photo of black and hot pink polka dot cabinet © 2014 by Lynda Makara

Whimsical painted furniture ideas, painting DIY

When I inherited my mom’s wood furniture, most of it had already been around for a good 50 years. I was grateful to get it, but also tired of looking at it. So I decided it was going to get a fresh whimsical look with paint. Many people are reluctant to paint wood furniture, but […]

upscale curtain rods from cheap hardware store materials

How to make a chic curtain rod and finial

Buying curtain rods can get really expensive, especially if you need the extra long ones. I discovered this recently when I redecorated my entire house, including all new window treatments. I learned how to use cheap materials from the hardware store to make sturdy, professional curtain rods in different lengths. The average cost per rod, […]

DIY modern starburst mirror by Lynda Makara

DIY modern starburst mirror

I love starbursts, sunbursts and atomic art decor and recently became obsessed with getting a starburst mirror for my living room. When I saw how expensive they were to buy, I decided to see if I could make one. And this is the result: a fantastic work of art that only cost $13 to make! […]

privacy window film

DIY window film for beauty and privacy

As much as I love my neighbors, I really don’t love looking at their hot water heater. And I don’t particularly like the idea that someone might be peering in at me at any given time. And then I discovered DIY window film, a simple and low cost solution for creating privacy and hiding an undesirable […]


lynda makara

My name is Lynda Makara. I’m an artist, DIYer and dancing queen. My love of color, sparkles and shiny things shows in everything I do.

Creating art and beauty all around me is my passion, and that’s what this blog is about. It’s about art. It’s about home. It’s about inspiring you.

So come on in to my home of happy art, tutorials and creativity. Let’s have fun!

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