Slipcovering an Armless Accent Chair

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A couple of years ago, my Mother-in-law gave me two beautiful accent chairs in the most perfect shade of blue.  I loved them immediately. It didn't hurt that they looked brand new and were free!  Take a look: These days I'm looking to lighten up my living room a bit.  We don't get a ton of natural light in there, so I'm starting with these chairs. (Shh...don't tell him, but that cabinet is also on my hit list.) The easiest way to give them a new look was to slipcover them: A … [Read more...]

April Showers $500 Cash Giveaway!

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Welcome to the $500 April Showers Cash Giveaway!               I have joined forces with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you this awesome giveaway. One lucky person will win $500 cash!! I am SO excited!! Who couldn't use $500 right about now? You guys are the best, I mean the best of the best!! Be sure to register to win...I really want one of my readers to win!! :) Enter to win $500 cash via PayPal. Complete the tasks below to earn entries into this giveaway. Refer your … [Read more...]

Get Your DIY on April: Thinking Spring

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Welcome to this month's edition of Get Your DIY On, our monthly themed link party!!! We are so excited that you are here! This month's theme is Thinking Spring, and I can't wait to see what you've come up with! Here's a peek at our Thinking Spring projects: Scrappy Spring Bunting by Abby, Just a Girl and Her Blog Facebook Blog Google+ Bloglovin Twitter Instagram Pinterest Tulip Wreath Tutorial and a Spring Mantel by Christy, Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer Facebook Blog Google … [Read more...]

Tulip Wreath Tutorial and a Spring Mantel

Tulip Wreath, super simple and perfect for Spring!

I have got the simplest wreath to share with you today. I know I always say that, but I think it's even easier than my Simple Spring Wreath, because you don't even need a bow! This is my new tulip wreath: Isn't she perty? I'm going to share exactly how I made it, but first let's get a quick peek at my Spring mantel: I love all the green. It's so fresh and full of life! Here's what you'll need to make this simple tulip wreath: Those are fake tulips by the way, and I can … [Read more...]

I’m Guest Posting Today!

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Hi friends! Today I'm guest posting for Abbey at The Cards We Drew while she squeezes in a few more days with her precious new baby girl! I'm sharing what I did with dusty old table: You can come for  visit and check it out here! Have a fantastic week...we are finally seeing sunshine yay!! XO, If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along! Email * Facebook * Pinterest * Hometalk * Twitter * Instagram     … [Read more...]

Bunny Crossing Sign from Fence Pickets

Bunny Crossing Sign

I found yet another use for my old fence pickets stash, a whimsical sign perfect for Spring. (See how much we love you, Spring? We made a sign for you and everything.) It's also sweet for Easter, but I can keep it in my garden all season! This project was free. Those are my favorite! I started with two pieces of fencing I had stashed in my garage. I painted them with Country Chic paint in Elegance since I had it on hand and it's a perfect Springtime color. Then as I do … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Side Table Goes Glam

Thrift store table update with metallic paint!

Glam side table? I know that doesn't sound like me, does it? Recently a few friends and I were invited to challenge ourselves to makeover a piece of furniture, but the kicker was, it had to be a metallic makeover!  You know I love a challenge, but this was a tough one for me. Then I remembered I had this little thrift store beauty (not so much) that's been sitting in my garage forever, just begging for a makeover. I paid around $25 for it and I knew it would be perfect for this … [Read more...]

Sew Easy Outdoor Cushion Covers {Oldie, but Goodie}

Sew Easy Outdoor Cushion Cover Tutorial/Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Hi friends. Has it warmed up enough yet in your area to start thinking about getting your outdoor spaces ready for Spring? We are almost there, I can feel it. I've actually been able to spend a couple of days working in my garden, but today is cold again.  Some of you are lucky enough to enjoy pretty temps all year! Today I am re-sharing an oldie but goodie, my Sew Easy Outdoor Cushion Cover Tutorial...perfect for this time of year. It's so much more cost effective to recover your old … [Read more...]

DIY Coastal Inspired Bathroom Art

Then I used this method to transfer my letters and painted them in using acrylic paint:

I've been working on my boys' bathroom since 2011. We pulled everything out except for the tub surround,  and replaced it all. It was just before Christmas and I had my sister and her family coming to stay with us, so I rushed to get it finished. I've tweaked it a bit and redone several things for it like this stool, and this shelf, and this chair.  However, it needed just a couple more finishing touches. Today I'm sharing the DIY bathroom art I made to match the coastal feeling of the … [Read more...]

Ballard Inspired Monogrammed Fabric Wastebasket

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Hi friends! I'm excited to be participating in a little tour with several blog friends called "Rock Your Knock Off" where we each choose a high-end item and make our own for way less!  I'm sharing a monogrammed fabric wastebasket that's just perfect for my master bath. The $89 price tag? I'll make my own, thank you very much. Here's what I used to make my version: I found this cheapie can at Kmart. It took less than half a yard of fabric to complete. First I made a pattern by … [Read more...]

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