Author: Kathy | Up To Date Interiors

Hello from the coast of Okinawa! I’m Kathy and I blog at! I love sharing rental decorating tips, DIY projects, and handmade decor ideas. When I am not blogging, you can find me spray painting, styling a room for theumpteenth time, hunting for a bargain, or exploring the island with my family.
DIY Copper and Coral Napkin Rings - a super easy DIY that costs under $5!

Hello, hello!  We are wrapping up our last week of school here in Okinawa and settling in for the hot, humid, and typhoon season. Yep, it get’s real around here.  It’s Kathy from Up to Date Interiors and I’m back to share a fun Summer DIY that costs under $5 – DIY Copper and Coral […]


Hi there!  It’s Kathy from Up to Date Interiors again for our monthly get together.  I hope April is treating you well.  I have a fun DIY project to share with you today that I’ve been wanting to do forever.  Last February I bought this really pretty fish tank made by a local glass artist […]

bedside table desk decorating

It’s good to be back with Over the Big Moon readers.  I hope everything’s going great for each of you!  Today I want to share different methods for decorating table tops and shelves because let’s face it, filling those flat surfaces with practical and pretty things can get tricky. Here are some different ways you can approach […]

Hi there Over the Big Moon readers!  Today I’m sharing DIY Christmas Stockings that I’ve been wanting to do for years!  After we went through the KonMari method of decluttering and organizing our clothes (which you can read about HERE and HERE), I had plenty of material to work with to make this a low-cost […]

A Simple and Sweet Thanksgiving Table Setting - come see all the details and print out this simple I'm Thankful For Printable!!

Hello Over the Big Moon friends.  We are finally in the 70’s and some of the locals are walking around in winter jackets.  Too funny! The breeze feels wonderful and cool-crisp mornings are sure to be around the corner.  Today I’m sharing with you a sweet and simple Thanksgiving table setting! Are you thinking about Thanksgiving yet? We […]

These Chalkboard & Copper Seasoning Jars are such a fun makeover that helps make them not so much of an eyesore! Check out the tutorial on!

Hello Over the Big Moon readers!! I’m so excited to be sharing a DIY with you today.  Recently, I updated glass canisters from Ikea with chalkboard and copper paint and knew I wanted to head in the same direction with my seasoning rack and jars. I love displaying/storing them in an old coca-cola crate that my mom […]

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