25 Days of DIY Christmas and Holiday by Joanne Palmisano

With all these Black Fridays, Cyber Mondays, Discount Tuesdays…I’m getting a little overwhelmed. So when that happens, I sit down with my family and friends and make crafts! Seriously— get your family or a gaggle of girlfriends together, spill out all your left over beads and have some fun! Here are 25 days of Holiday Craft DIY ideas that will bring you all closer together during this holiday season. There are 12 pictures here but the links will bring you to dozens more in each gallery! Have fun. :) xoxo Joanne

 BOHO SERIES FOR DIY NETWORK.  LINK HERE TO SEE THE WHOLE GALLERY.

BOHO SERIES FOR DIY NETWORK. LINK HERE TO SEE THE WHOLE GALLERY.

 Go for a walk with the family and pick up scrap birch bark (from the ground only).  Here are some birch bark ideas…

Go for a walk with the family and pick up scrap birch bark (from the ground only). Here are some birch bark ideas…

 Another gallery of ideas.  DIY NETWORK 19 Rustic Easy Holiday  DIY’s, like this vintage creamer and sugar set turned into mini holiday planters.

Another gallery of ideas. DIY NETWORK 19 Rustic Easy Holiday DIY’s, like this vintage creamer and sugar set turned into mini holiday planters.

 Still one of my all time favorites I’ve done for DIY NETWORK.  STEP by STEP here.

Still one of my all time favorites I’ve done for DIY NETWORK. STEP by STEP here.

 Step by step for this yarn ball wreath.  Super simple and fun!

Step by step for this yarn ball wreath. Super simple and fun!

 Make your own gift wrapping paper out of vintage fabric— part of 14 DIY Red Country Holiday DIY ideas on  Great American Country

Make your own gift wrapping paper out of vintage fabric— part of 14 DIY Red Country Holiday DIY ideas on Great American Country

 Yes…there is a whole series of Retro-Inspired Holiday DIY’s as well, including this picture frame redo!  See them here.

Yes…there is a whole series of Retro-Inspired Holiday DIY’s as well, including this picture frame redo! See them here.

 Have some old costume jewelry? Well, here are a few upcycled and inexpensive holiday ideas for you.  Holiday Ornaments here!

Have some old costume jewelry? Well, here are a few upcycled and inexpensive holiday ideas for you. Holiday Ornaments here!

 Super simple, 15 minute wreath! I had some left over fluffy yarn, a few feathers and some faux beads and I made a cardboard ring to wrap it around.

Super simple, 15 minute wreath! I had some left over fluffy yarn, a few feathers and some faux beads and I made a cardboard ring to wrap it around.

 I call this my wreath of Misfit Toys…I found all the broken ornaments, holiday bulbs, left over stuff from wrapping paper and ribbons and glued it all onto a wood floral frame. I’m sure you don’t even have to leave the house to make this. Make a cardboard ring if you don’t have a wooden one.

I call this my wreath of Misfit Toys…I found all the broken ornaments, holiday bulbs, left over stuff from wrapping paper and ribbons and glued it all onto a wood floral frame. I’m sure you don’t even have to leave the house to make this. Make a cardboard ring if you don’t have a wooden one.

 Have some HOLIDAY DIY FUN. :) Simple picture frame and paint your own picture.

Have some HOLIDAY DIY FUN. :) Simple picture frame and paint your own picture.

 Family Photo Coasters… recycled tile, two part epoxy and some black and white copy prints. Here are pictures of Gabrielle and I… :) Happy Holidays!

Family Photo Coasters… recycled tile, two part epoxy and some black and white copy prints. Here are pictures of Gabrielle and I… :) Happy Holidays!


XOXO Joanne

5 FEEL GOOD GIFT GIVING IDEAS...FROM $18- $55 by Joanne Palmisano

Here are 5 things that are not only cool — but make a difference. Have Fun Shopping! xoxo Joanne

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WORLD WILDLIFE ORGANIZATION… EXCERPT for the T-SHIRT… Make a donation to WWF in support of our conservation efforts around the world and choose a socially responsible T-shirt as a thank-you for your generosity. These soft tees, made of 70% organic bamboo and 30% organic cotton, feature graphic wildlife designs. Yours for a donation of $55 each.

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EXCERPT FROM THE NATIONAL RESOURCE DEFENSE COUNCIL…

Giraffe populations have declined almost 40% over the last 30 years, mostly because of hunting for bushmeat, habitat destruction and fragmentation, and the international trade in giraffe bone carvings and hunting trophies.

That’s why, conservation groups—NRDC, along with the Center for Biological Diversity, Humane Society International, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare—today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help protect giraffes by listing them as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

Such a listing would have several important benefits for giraffes. For example, it would:

  • Ban most imports of giraffe parts into the U.S. and limit exports. This is critical since our country is actually a significant importer of giraffe parts and products, with more than 21,400 giraffe bone carvings and 3,000 giraffe skin pieces imported into the U.S. over the last decade.

  • Help regulate our country’s domestic trade in giraffe trophies and parts,which appears to be growing. NRDC and its partners found at least 1,224 giraffe parts found for sale online in the U.S. in less than a month.

  • Help reduce trophy hunting of giraffes. Currently, the U.S. is a significant importer of giraffe hunting trophies, with, on average, more than one giraffe trophy imported to the U.S. every day.

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4 OCEANS BRACELET…$20

EXCERPT FROM 4OCEANS..

The story begins when Alex and Andrew take a surf trip to Bali Indonesia that would inevitably change their lives and the fate of the ocean. Devastated by the amount of plastic in the ocean, they set out to find out why no one was doing anything about it. One afternoon they came across an old fishing village where fishermen were literally pushing their boat through piles of plastic that had washed up on shore. The two surfers realized that the proliferation of plastic threatened both the ocean environment and the fishermen's livelihood. Could the fishermen use their nets, they wondered, to pull the plastic from the ocean? This idea stuck with the 2 surfers and they knew it was time to hit the drawing board. After realizing that the demand for seafood was driving the fishermen to focus on fish instead of plastic, they knew they had to create something that could fund the desired cleanup efforts. This is how the 4ocean Bracelet was born.

Made from recycled materials, every bracelet purchased funds the removal of 1 pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. In less than 2 years, 4ocean has removed 2,234,116 pounds of trash from the ocean and coastlines.

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STYLING WITH SALVAGE BOOK…$18.27

EXCERPT FROM AMAZON… Discover the secrets of styling your home with reclaimed materials Joanne Palmisano is passionate about the joy and importance of reuse in home decor. Whether it's reclaimed, repurposed, recycled, salvaged, or antique, Joanne will show you how to turn an old piece into a stunning decorative object. Styling with Salvage is an essential guide for those who can't walk by a secondhand store or salvage yard without taking a peek, or who just want to decorate in a more mindful way. Joanne provides an aspirational-but-achievable template for all who wish to bring some character, style, and soul into their home.
Includes:

  • Top tips on the best places to look for items like vintage lace or old balusters

  • Ways to design with salvage when you seek to add color, or are working with monochromatic palettes

  • Inspiration on styling and displaying collections, whether it's vintage glass, leather boots, or bottle tops

Filled with Susan Teare's gorgeous photography, this book will inspire everyone who picks it up to reclaim their spaces with reclaimed materials. More than 200 color photographs

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CLASSIC REVIVE SIP SET - STRAIGHT CLASSIC GLASS STRAW + MASON LID + BRUSH…$19.50

EXCERPT FROM SIMPLY STRAW

In 2012, the Sladics' family began “Simply Straws”, a reusable drinking straw alternative to the common plastic straws. With a passion to educate the public on the effects of plastic pollution, and a commitment to work with organizations minimizing plastics-we began.

"After 31 years as a Dental Hygienist I discovered that I was always adapting mediocre products to help my patients with dental problems such as teeth sensitivity, staining and erosion issues.  I felt compelled to provide a product for my patients that was safe for them and the environment," says Cyndi Sladics, mother and co-founder of Simply Straws. "Talking this over with my family we all agreed it was time to make a product that I was confident to recommend and know it was the best of the best for my patients. We took my knowledge of science and health, my husband’s love of creating, my son's youthfulness energy and my daughters’ passion to protect the environment to provide for you our reusable drinking straws. A solution to a problem that effects all of us."

 It's Not Easy Being Green

We didn't stop at straws. Our sleeves are carefully crafted from fair-trade hemp, flax, and organic cotton. Our web hosting and printing are powered by eco energy, and we use non-toxic dyes and FSC-certified 100% post-consumer recycled paper for business materials. Oh, and all of our packaging is compostable. If we were any more green, we'd be a tree.  One percent of all proceeds goes directly to our non-profit partners, all of which give us that warm and fuzzy feeling.

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PARKS PROJECT POSTER… $25.00

EXCERPT FROM PARKS PROJECT…

Each product purchased contributes directly to one of over 30 different conservancies across the USA, providing vital funding for the ongoing care of National Parks. For all that these places give to us, we want to give something back. Cofounders Keith & Sevag both believe we can all do more to support our amazing parklands.

Purpose: Youth Education

  • Printed on fine art paper

  • Archival, acid-free pigment

  • Made in the USA

TRAIL CREW // USA

How many have ya been to? Show your support for our National Parks with our National Parks Vintage Poster!

Posters cannot be exchanged or refunded, so please double check the size and style. 

Posters not eligible for expedited shipping.

Frame not included. 

For every 10 products sold from our Trail Crew and All Parks Collections, $10 is donated to make a national park experience possible for a kid through the National Park Foundation’s Open Outdoors for Kids ProgramOpen OutDoors for Kids creates pathways for kids to enjoy, understand and connect with nature in exciting ways by facilitating outdoor activity, experiential learning, and cultural heritage exercises.

PARTNER: National Park Foundation 

Halloween, DIY's and Projects Update by Joanne Palmisano

HELLO! HAPPY FALL!

PROJECTS UPDATE

It’s been a busy fall and I’m thrilled to say that a few of my major projects are complete.

Soon to be open (next couple of weeks) Lawson’s Finest Liquids new taproom, retail store and brewery. It was pure pleasure working with Karen and Sean for the last year and half, not only on these projects but their home as well.

Pizza 44 open a couple weeks ago and it was a whirlwind spring and summer designing, renovating and turning an old warehouse into a warm and welcoming wood-fired pizza restaurant. I’m absolutely thrilled how this design project turned out. Love the space and love that fact that Tim Williams and Doug Neede (best friends for 44 years when they decided to do this restaurant together — hence the name) really let me get creative with the design.

Julie and Brian at Bear Mountain Inn in Maine, have been busy since the day they reopened this spring and I’m thrilled to hear the great response they have received for their newly designed and renovated inn. Their cozy updated indoor and outdoor spaces have made this inn the perfect Maine wedding destination. Main and Mountain Bar & Motel, officially finished its last rooms this summer and Eliza and Justin have been non-stop since the old motel reopened and the renovations have garnered national attention — including the Wall Street Journal and Outside Magazine. The bar is a blast and the new patio with the fire pit on the Main Street sidewalk is a huge hit!

It was so fun to spend some time in Holly, Michigan working with my friends, Cari and Vincent on a Victorian B&B they purchased and turning it into an AirBnB rental for all the weddings and events they have down the street at the Holly Vault. It was a blast and truly a testament on how small changes can garner big results.

Have a few more in the fire now… I’ll keep you posted. #designer #inns #motels #renovations #restaurant #design #hospitality #taproom #bar #hotel #bedandbreakfast #updates #vacationrental #airbnb

  Pizza 44  now open!

Pizza 44 now open!

 Warm local woods, metal, custom seating, marble counters, paneled walls, rustic lighting and lots of greenery…Pizza 44, Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont.

Warm local woods, metal, custom seating, marble counters, paneled walls, rustic lighting and lots of greenery…Pizza 44, Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont.

 If you find yourself in Holly, Michigan, you need to rent this amazing  Victorian Home.

If you find yourself in Holly, Michigan, you need to rent this amazing Victorian Home.

 Sorry for the bad Iphone pic — but I had to show you this space. This used to be an over sized tub in the middle of the room. Now it has a wall and a usable shower — go figure! Outdated Victorian Inn turned into a  fabulous vacation rental.

Sorry for the bad Iphone pic — but I had to show you this space. This used to be an over sized tub in the middle of the room. Now it has a wall and a usable shower — go figure! Outdated Victorian Inn turned into a fabulous vacation rental.

HALLOWEEN DIY’S

Even with my busy interior design schedule, I still find time to enjoy Halloween and all the fun projects that come with it. I absolutely love making DIY’s for DIY NETWORK and here are a few that you can easily do before the holiday. These can help distract you from eating all the candy too early and have to run out and buy more bags (so I heard). Have fun!

 Instant Halloween Bar! Just use an old kitchen cart. Project for DIY NETWORK by Joanne Palmisano

Instant Halloween Bar! Just use an old kitchen cart. Project for DIY NETWORK by Joanne Palmisano

 Still one of my favorite Step by Step on DIY NETWORK —  Make Your Own Walkway Holiday Lanterns . Project by Joanne Palmisano

Still one of my favorite Step by Step on DIY NETWORK — Make Your Own Walkway Holiday Lanterns. Project by Joanne Palmisano

 A Halloween Walkway Sign, perfect for the front porch or sidewalk. Haunted Hotel Sign for DIY NETWORK by Joanne Palmisano.  Easy online Step by Step.

A Halloween Walkway Sign, perfect for the front porch or sidewalk. Haunted Hotel Sign for DIY NETWORK by Joanne Palmisano. Easy online Step by Step.

 Halloween Dream Catchers (or Nightmare Catchers) are so EASY TO MAKE!

Halloween Dream Catchers (or Nightmare Catchers) are so EASY TO MAKE!

 Halloween Vases for a party! Just add yarn (and a fake spider or two).

Halloween Vases for a party! Just add yarn (and a fake spider or two).

 Then there are lots of creepy spiders!  See how on DIY NETWORK.

Then there are lots of creepy spiders! See how on DIY NETWORK.

 And if creepy is not your thing…how about an  elegant pumpkin fall topiary.  This front porch decor is perfect for the whole season and Thanksgiving.

And if creepy is not your thing…how about an elegant pumpkin fall topiary. This front porch decor is perfect for the whole season and Thanksgiving.

STYLING WITH SALVAGE BOOK GOING STRONG!

Excited that my book, Styling with Salvage, photographed by the amazing Susan Teare, is doing well—only out six months it has gone to reprint. I know it is early for Christmas, but I hope you will consider it for a holiday gift idea to a friend or family who loves decorating, design or DIY with vintage finds, antiques, junk and salvage materials. It has received great reviews! Thanks everyone! You can grab it at your local bookstore, favorite online site or Amazon.

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 Stay in touch Via  INSTAGRAM.  I’ve posted some fun projects, DIY’s and pictures of my recent trip to Italy. Still dreaming about that sandwich at the vintage market in Tuscany.

Stay in touch Via INSTAGRAM. I’ve posted some fun projects, DIY’s and pictures of my recent trip to Italy. Still dreaming about that sandwich at the vintage market in Tuscany.

Thanks for staying in touch :) Joanne

A GALLERY OF WORK by Joanne Palmisano

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I love that I get to work with amazing folks, all who have diverse properties, styles and needs. For some, I just go in and give a great face lift, others we rearrange the rooms and spaces,  and some we get down and dirty and take down walls and more. Each and every project is a joy and unique. Thank you. Joanne   

Clients Shown Here:  Mad River Barn -- Inn, Pub and Restaurant, Main and Mountain Motel and Bar, Bear Mountain Inn, Basin Harbor Club, Stowe Vacation Rental. 

UPCOMING SPRING EVENTS! by Joanne Palmisano

So excited for a couple of months of fun filled events -- if you are in one of these places -- hope you come to one of them.

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May 24th: Portland, Oregon: Evening with Joanne Palmisano.  Thrilled to be at the amazing Rejuvenation store once again.  Our evening event we had a few years back was a HUGE hit -- besides a fun presentation, there was refreshments and lots of networking :)  Here is the link to sign up. RSVP because it is limited seating.   RSVP

May 27th: Portland, Oregon: I'll be at Rejuvenation again for their Portland Flea Market event, signing books just for an hour or so.  Around 1 p.m. See you there.  

June 1, 2 ,3: Rhinebeck, New York:  Country Living Magazine Fair in Rhinebeck, New York. Not only will I be giving presentations, book signings and workshops throughout the weekend - I have a booth! Stop by and visit. I'm doing a fun GRAB BAG fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Shows

June 16, 17: Columbus, Ohio: Country Living Magazine Fair in Columbus, Ohio. Thrilled to be at there new spring fair this year.  I'll be presenting and signing books on June 16th and 17th.  Shows

 

The BEFORE and AFTER of Bear Mountain Inn, Maine by Joanne Palmisano

What an amazing project! IT'S OFFICIAL: I've decided that I LOVE LOVE LOVE to re-design inns, bed & breakfasts,  boutique size motels and hotels, vacation rentals and small resorts. Bringing these special places back to life brings me such joy! And the people I get to work with become dear friends. Big thank you to Brian and Julie Sullivan for reaching out to me only a week after they bought Bear Mountain Inn asking me to be their designer. They were excited and anxious to do the renovation and together we came up with a plan that would keep the charm but make it an inviting and refreshing place to stay. Only a few more details to go and the place will be ready for your visit. After photos by Molly and Victoria Company, Photographers based in Maine. www.mollyandvictoriaco.com  

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STYLING WITH SALVAGE is HERE! by Joanne Palmisano

At last, my third design book, Styling with Salvage, has released. On Tuesday, April 3rd, thousands of books will ship to folks and I'm soooo hoping they will love it as much as I do. :)  Putting a book together is a lot of work and a lot of joy!  From weeks of interviewing, scheduling, flights, driving, styling, photographing, to writing, rewriting, and rewriting about 4 more times to final proofs and the long wait for the printing. :)  My absolute favorite part is meeting all these amazing folks who use salvage in their design, work and artistry. They are incredibly creative and I'm honored they wanted to be a part of the book. Thank you again for coming along on this journey.  Thank you Susan Teare for the amazing photos and Countryman Press for publishing and Sharon Bowers for being a thoughtful and kind agent.

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 THANK YOU TO ALL WHO OPENED THEIR DOORS AND HEARTS TO US!  KEEP ON SALVAGING....     XOXO JOANNE  

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO OPENED THEIR DOORS AND HEARTS TO US!

KEEP ON SALVAGING....

 

XOXO JOANNE
 

BEFORE and AFTER: Design Work for Motels, Hotels, Inns, Vacation Rentals by Joanne Palmisano

Who doesn't love a good before and after story.  So here it is. I have about 10 other projects I have not had the chance to get photographed yet -- so hopefully, there will be a sequel to this soon. But I thought it would be fun to compile a few of the fun renovation stories in the hospitality industry that I've been involved in.  I love redoing, renovating and refreshing  old outdated motels, boutique-size hotels and teaming up with amazing firms like TruexCullins Architecture and Interiors (who I've done 5 fun projects with so far and looking forward to many more) on design projects and refresh projects. These are just a few of the projects I've had the privilege of designing for -- whether it's just a budget-friendly refresh or an all out -- let's take it down to the studs -- I'm game! If you know of an amazing motel, small hotel, inn or bed and breakfast, that could use a little love -- let me know -- I'll help bring it back to life!  xoxo Joanne

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Main and Mountain Motel, Ludlow, Vermont by Joanne Palmisano

It has been busy here! So thrilled and excited with everything that is going on:  First copy of Styling with Salvage book should arrive today, just named "one of the country's top creative people" by Country Living Magazine, design work --Bear Mountain Inn in Maine renovations started, Lawson's Finest Tap room is going up as I write this, the renovations to the bakery/restaurant now owned by James Beard Award Winner, Christain Kruse, Vergennes Laundry by CK, is complete, vacation barn/house redo mid-construction, Aspenti Health office spaces almost complete, and many more projects. But today, I'm exciting to share with you  -- Main and Mountain Motel in Ludlow, Vermont! (insert drumroll). Eliza and Justin have opened the bar and are about to open their motel rooms.  This place used to be called All Seasons and it sits on Main Street, just down the road from Okemo Mountain, the ski area.  So hence the awesome new name, Main and Mountain, Bar and Motel. Notice the Bar comes first...that is because is has the most amazing lounge/bar in town. We turned a tiny lobby and the managers apartment in a fabulous space for everyone to enjoy. We are even turning the overgrown front lawn into a hangout spot, with gas fireplace and all.  I can't wait for you all to see it... Opening January 2018!

 Here is what the lobby used to look like! 

Here is what the lobby used to look like! 

 How cute are Eliza and Justin -- the first day I meet with them in the old lobby.  Now look at their cool space!

How cute are Eliza and Justin -- the first day I meet with them in the old lobby.  Now look at their cool space!

 Almost done! Few design details to finish up :)

Almost done! Few design details to finish up :)

 Before picture -- of one of the nicest rooms. 

Before picture -- of one of the nicest rooms. 

 Almost done -- the green plaid shower curtains have arrives as well as the new blankets for the ends of the bed -- to add some color!  Photo by Lindsay Selin.

Almost done -- the green plaid shower curtains have arrives as well as the new blankets for the ends of the bed -- to add some color!  Photo by Lindsay Selin.

 Doors and frames removed -- faux paneling removed and real wood v-groove added. 

Doors and frames removed -- faux paneling removed and real wood v-groove added. 

 Only thing missing in this picture is the awesome painting of trees on the wall by the bed.  More pictures to come soon.  Photo by Lindsay Selin

Only thing missing in this picture is the awesome painting of trees on the wall by the bed.  More pictures to come soon.  Photo by Lindsay Selin

 Why I love what I do! It isn't just about a cool design. It is about helping people who really want to bring back to life an old motel, inn or hotel, restaurant but don't have a big corporate budget behind them. This is about people who work for themselves, who work really hard to make things happen in their local community -- who live and work there and want to create their own successful business.  I love this kind of work because I really am making a difference in lives and they truly appreciate what I bring to the table. Here I am with one of the owners of Main and Mountain (which used to be the run-down All Seasons Motel).  Eliza, is a lovely young lady and her partner, Justin, are a joy to work with--and that's what it is all about. PEOPLE.  Have fun. Work hard. Be Nice.                   Photo by Lindsay Selin

Why I love what I do! It isn't just about a cool design. It is about helping people who really want to bring back to life an old motel, inn or hotel, restaurant but don't have a big corporate budget behind them. This is about people who work for themselves, who work really hard to make things happen in their local community -- who live and work there and want to create their own successful business.  I love this kind of work because I really am making a difference in lives and they truly appreciate what I bring to the table. Here I am with one of the owners of Main and Mountain (which used to be the run-down All Seasons Motel).  Eliza, is a lovely young lady and her partner, Justin, are a joy to work with--and that's what it is all about. PEOPLE.  Have fun. Work hard. Be Nice.                   Photo by Lindsay Selin