About Danielle Braun

Platoon artist. Voted high school's "most likely to still be crafting in my thirties". Currently a hockey mom, theatre mom, caretaker for my elderly dad, veteran, HR professional. Aka "that woman you saw hauling a block of wood out of the ocean with a paintbrush in her other hand". Creativity is contagious. Don't aim for perfect, reach for happy.  Why do I do what I do? Because instead of occupying the mind, I want to inspire it.  Expressing my creativity, working my neurons and saving money. "Building stuff" is good for the soul and the wallet. 

Giving Your Fireplace a Facelift

Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Energy, Creativity Who doesn’t love a warm fire on a damp New England night? I've always loved my fireplace, but the stone was too rustic and yellow for my taste—and what I really wanted was to upgrade from wood burning to a gas insert. The insert would require purchasing the unit and lining [...]

By | 2018-03-07T13:25:11+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , , , |

DIY Industrial Pipe Shelving

Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Energy, Creativity I’ve been upcycling and repurposing since I watched Grandma paint salvaged stands for her spider plant collections when I was a girl. We used to call it “yard-sailing” or “junk shopping”—and while we may have upgraded the name of one of my all-time favorite activities, the sense of purpose and pleasure [...]

By | 2018-02-07T12:23:04+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , , |

What Makes a House a Home?

Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Energy, Creativity It’s just days before the beginning of the new year and I’m reclining in front of a fire thinking about all of the things on my “to do” list here at home, when it occurs to me---I love my home. I live in a #verybradyhouse. It's a 1980’s contemporary with floating staircase, [...]

By | 2018-02-16T16:09:41+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , |

Looking for One of a Kind Holiday Gift Ideas?

Nothing distinguishes a house from the pack like unique, one of a kind, home décor. If you’re like me you watch the home networks and see these amazing designers magically pull incredible, functional, “I wish I had one!” objects out of their back pockets. Where do they come from? Most of us puruse the aisles of our local home goods stores and yes, I too love these places for bedding and basics.  But where do they find the really unique pieces?

By | 2017-11-30T22:52:39+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Categories: DIY|Tags: |

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