How to Make a Baby Quilt from Receiving Blankets

How to make a baby quilt from receiving blankets

  A few months ago I shared the how-to on this easy baby quilt made from receiving blankets, in a guest post at View from the Fridge.  Katie had just welcomed baby boy #3, and I thought this was the perfect post to share while she was enjoying some time off to spend  with her precious new man. Today, I'm going to share it with you! This blanket takes very basic sewing skills, so don't run just yet! My four-year old has one and he drags it all over the house. It is the perfect … [Read more...]

Decoupaged Paper Mosaic Rolling Cart

Decoupaged Paper Mosaic Table Top

Welcome to Furniture Themed Thursday, where a bunch of my DIY loving friends and I share a themed furniture makeover. This month's theme is decoupage! My favorite decoupage redo is this dresser I found at a yard sale for $20.  This time I thought I would try paper instead of fabric. This is what I had to work with: Lovely, right?  He he...the little table was one of my Lucketts trip finds last year, a $2 Yard sale table I found at a yard sale on our way there.  The frame is from a … [Read more...]

Hand-Made Baby Shower Gifts

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I am really close to my younger brother, largely due to the fact that I was responsible for looking after him a lot when we were kids. Honestly though, I loved to play with him whether I had to or not. He was such a sweet little boy. He's six years younger, but the age gap makes no difference these days. He can always bring a smile to my face. This past weekend I took a little road trip with my parents and my 11-year-old, to SC for he and his wife's baby shower. Today I'm going to share … [Read more...]

My Thrifty Decor {15+ Fantastic Thrifty Finds}

15+ Fantastic Thrifty Finds. These are items I thrifty treasures that i was able to use as is in my decor!

You know I love a good thrifty makeover. Love might be an understatement, but guess what? I have several thrifty pieces in my home that I didn't have to do a thing to! Come on in...I'll show you... First up is this lamp: The shade was purchased separately, but I thought the lamp was really pretty for $6 at a thrift store. The perfect addition to this drum table (a $59 consignment store find) in the corner of my dining room. That chair peeking out is a recent yard sale … [Read more...]

25 Amazing Room Revamps {Get Your DIY On Features!}

25 Amazing Room Makeovers

Hi Friends! Are you ready to be inspired?  Our theme for August's Get Your DIY On party was "Room Revamps", and I seriously think this is the hardest time we've ever had choosing features!  There were so many amazing spaces shared!! Enjoy! {We know these projects are incredibly inspiring, so when you go to pin them, please pop over to the blogger’s site and pin from the original source! } Surprise Nursery Makeover by A House Full of Sunshine {April's pick} Porch Oasis by Coconut Survival … [Read more...]

French Country Bathroom Refresh {or Home of the New Framed French Graphic: My Parent’s Loo}

French-Inspired Bathroom Refresh

Remember field trips? We were always so excited leading up to them. We got to bring our lunch in a brown paper bag and eat it on the bus...such an adventure... We're taking a field trip today...to my Parent's house! Their loo, to be exact. If you missed it on Monday, I shared this fun yard sale find makeover: I made it for my Parent's bathroom. My Mom has been wanting to update their master bathroom for a while now, but wasn't sure what she wanted to do.  The accent color in here … [Read more...]

French Graphics Revive a $5 Yard Sale Find

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Hey everyone! If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen the goodies I found on my first official yard saling day this season. Can you believe I have been able to hold myself back this long?? My garage and I aren't exactly on speaking terms right now, so I've had to cut back. I have stopped by a couple of yard sales here and there on the way to where I was supposed to be going, but this was my first day of saying, "To heck with it!" and setting out to shop for bargains! I found two dated … [Read more...]

George’s Bench gets a Makeover

Harlequin Bench {Including howto create the perfect harlequin pattern}

Hi friends! I'm so glad you stopped by today. I'm sharing how I freshened up George's bench.  George was the previous owner of this sad, but super functional bench: I found it at his estate sale in the corner of the garage covered in cobwebs.  I know his name because he put it on the bottom: I love that.  I was drawn to this little bench because clearly it was hand-built and I loved all the imperfections. I decided to paint it with a fun harlequin pattern... I used … [Read more...]

Get Your DIY On August: Room Revamps

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Thank you so much for joining us for this month's edition of Get Your DIY On! Each month we host a link party with a new theme and ask you to show off your best posts, old and new! If you missed our features from last month's "Summer Fun" theme, you can check them out here: 25 Ways to Summer-ify Your Home We are so excited for this month's theme because room reveals are some of the most fun posts to share! Let's get to it! Here are the rooms my lovely co-hosts and I have been working on … [Read more...]

Beachy Bathroom Makeover

Beach Inspired Bathroom Makeover

  I've got a room makeover to share today! My boys' bathroom was renovated and then decorated in a mad rush before my sister and her family came to visit a few years ago. I've never been happy with it, so I decided to work on it. When I moved in, I painted the walls with an oops paint I used in my last house, hung a new curtain and threw some pictures up on the walls. Here's what it looked like: Pretty fabulous huh? We even had fancy clear plastic towel bars and a matching toilet … [Read more...]