Slipcovering an Armless Accent Chair

and sewed in place. Again , I'm about a quarter of an inch from the edge.

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...]

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...]

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...]

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

Ballard Monogrammed Garbage Can Knock Off 19

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...]

A Men’s Valet Stand Becomes a Pretty Stool for Her

Sweet Stool for her from a Men's Standing Valet 18

Last Summer I found this rather worn men's valet stand at an estate sale. I shoved it in my garage and it's been buried there ever since. Our theme for this month's Get Your DIY on challenge is Trash to Treasure, and I thought this would be the perfect project! I'm not sure what I saw in it to begin with, here is the before: What I think I liked is that the lid to the bench opens up and it was filled to the brim with all sorts of items. I found a pocket watch, an old shaving blade, a … [Read more...]

Simple Spring Wreath

Simple Spring Wreath with Apples

It's that time of year again...you know the one...my mom's birthday!  My mom is always happy when I make her something, so since she's been hinting at a new wreath for her front door, that's exactly what she got. I love how it turned out, so I'm excited to share it with you today! I wanted to make her something fresh and cheerful, but that didn't scream Spring, especially since there is still snow threatening our area. This was so simple to make. First I gathered my … [Read more...]

Piano Bench Makeover

Piano Bench Makeover

I am excited to finally share this little makeover with you.  This was one of the pieces I redid for the Christmas Market.  It was a plain dime-a-dozen piano bench I picked up from the thrift store.  I liked that it had hidden storage, but had no idea what I wanted to do with it: Here is how she turned out: I love it!! You may have seen my drop leaf table makeover I shared recently that I painted very similarly to this.  I painted this piece first, and liked it so much that I … [Read more...]

Join me and Hometalk for a Pinterest Pinning Party at Michaels!

DIY Birdcage Arrangment: I used a birdcage a a planter for this sweet arragngment!

I am so excited to be teaming up with Hometalk to promote a Pinterest Pinning Party at Michaels! Hometalk is the biggest Home & Garden social network on the web! Come on, these are three of my favorite things!! On Sunday, February 16th, Michaels Stores everywhere will be hosting a Pinterest party in their classroom from 1-4 pm. Don't just pin it, make it your own!   If you visit your local Michaels store, you will find Pinterest inspired displays on several end caps … [Read more...]

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