Christmas Tree Pillow {from Vintage Bedspreads}

Christmas Tree Pillow made from Vintage Bedspreads

How do you feel about Secret Santa gift exchanges? Fun? Stressful? Several of my friends in Blogland and I are participating in a Secret Santa swap this year and today I'm sharing what I made for my Secret Santa, and also what I received! I guess it wasn't really a secret, since we knew who had us from the start, but I thought it would be fun, and then it became very stressful! You see, the person I had to make a gift for is Jennifer Rizzo.  I love love (really) love her style, but what … [Read more...]

Oh Christmas Chair

This little chair got a sweet Christmas Makeover!

Hello lovely people! Welcome to Themed Furniture Thursday! Every month I, along with several of my favorite blogging buddies, makeover a piece of furniture to fit a particular theme. Any idea what this month's theme was by seeing the preview picture? Red! The color red is this month's theme. This was a really tough one for me because I don't have anything red in my house, and it totally doesn't suit my style...with one Christmas time! I had the perfect piece of furniture for … [Read more...]

How to Make Double Welting for Upholstery {without double welting cord}

Easy step-by-step for making double welting for upholstery!

When I shared my French Provincial Chair Makeover recently, I had several people interested in seeing how I did it.  It seems there are a lot of upholstery projects waiting for their big makeovers out there! I am not a professional. In fact this was my first upholstery project of this magnitude, so if I can figure it out, you definitely can too! Today I am sharing how I made the welting that finishes off the edges so nicely. Then I will soon follow up with the chair upholstery. There are too … [Read more...]

DIY Mitten Ornament {no knitting required} +Over 30 More!

DIY Mitten knitting required!

Do you make Christmas ornaments as gifts? Is it something you do every year for your special friends and family? My older sister and her daughters make a new ornament each year for us. They started when her girls were young. Now they are 17 and 22,  and we still get them, and I truly look forward to seeing what they create each year. My amazing friend, Christa, receives several handmade ornaments from her MIL that she makes to giveaway, and I look forward to being the lucky recipient of one … [Read more...]

20 Stunning Furniture Revivals {Get Your DIY On Features}

Stunning Furniture makeovers

This month's Get Your DIY On Challenge was Furniture Revivals, and I know this is one of our very favourite themes. Ever. Who doesn't love an amazing furniture transformation?!? Thrifty. Fresh. Making something old and worn into something new and beautiful. We had some amazing transformations shared at our Get Your DIY On Party with us this month! It was tough, but we managed to narrow them down to our top 20: Twin Bed Makeover (& Thoughts on Hitchhiking) at The Heathered … [Read more...]

Upholstered Headboard

Upholstered Headboard

Hi all! I found this gorgeous headboard on a Facebook yard sale group a couple of months ago and had to go see it. A local upholstering company was selling it out of their warehouse. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was coming home with me, only it was  four days later. It was so big, there was no way it was going to fit into my SUV, so I had to end up picking it up with my hubby's truck...on my birthday! It was listed at $75, but the girl selling it took my offer of $60. What a steal! It's … [Read more...]

Not Your Grandma’s Lawn Mower!

RYOBI Battery-Operated Lawn Mower

I'm about to show you something embarrassing...take a look at the photo below. That's our lawn mower. Besides the fact that it looks like a dinosaur, what else do you notice? See that plug just a danglin in the breeze? It's electric! Have you ever tried mowing while dragging a power cord around the yard with you? Very embarrassing, especially because we are the second house in on a very long street, so everyone on our street drives past our house! It used to belong to my hubby's … [Read more...]

DIY Sweater Stockings {Anthropologie-Inspired}

DIY Sweater Stockings

Hello there beautiful people! I am really excited about today's post! This is part of the "Rock Your Knock-off Holiday Edition" Tour where some of my favorite blogging friends and I find high-end (and very over-priced) items, and make them for a fraction of the cost. Here is one of my favorite knock-offs from our very first tour: Such an easy way to dress up a cheap plastic garbage can. For our Holiday version, I chose this Spice Market Stocking from Anthropologie: This very … [Read more...]

My Favorite Things Giveaway

Favorite Things Giveaway

  Who doesn't love free stuff? Today could be your lucky day! My dear friend Abby from Just a Girl and Her Blog organized this fun giveaway, and today there are thirteen of us giving away some of our favorite things! Here's what I'm giving away: I had been keeping my eyes open for some fun things that I would consider my "favorites" when I spied this little storage case in Michaels: If you follow me, then you know one of my all time favorite things is making … [Read more...]

$5 Mini-Chest with Mirror Makeover

Mini Chest with Mirror makeover

Hey friends! Today I have a quick before and after for you and then you can go about your day as planned! I needed a simple project after reupholstering two French Provincial Chairs nearly did me in! I found this little antique chest for $5 at a yard sale right in my own neighborhood this Summer: Those mirror supports are barely sitting in there. It just about fell apart when I picked it up, but a little wood glue and we're good to go. Here is the after: I picked up this … [Read more...]

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