Reupholstered French Provincial Chairs

Hey there awesome Friends! I am really excited about today's makeover! I'm sharing how I transformed a pair of chairs I found at the thrift store at least two years ago. Isn't that ridiculous? I knew they were going to be a ton of work, so I just kept overlooking them. Well I am SO thrilled that they are finally done!! I've included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use. Bonus!! Five of my furniture fixer upper friends are also sharing furniture makeovers today as well so … [Read more...]

Window Shadow Box

Hello lovely Friends! Today I'm back with my Décor Enthusiast girls! We usually share something décor-related as a monthly challenge, and this month we are sharing how we use windows in our décor and window projects! I have about 8 old windows that I picked up for supa cheap at a yard sale a couple of years ago so I chose to make something with one of them for this month's challenge! I've included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use. I started with this smallish window … [Read more...]

Painting Unfinished Wood Furniture

In a perfect world, every furniture piece I paint would have a dark brown stain to start since it is the perfect first layer for distressing. I really try to avoid already painted pieces mostly for that reason, but how about unfinished pieces? Yeah...don't usually care for those either. I mean if I can save myself some work, right? Hello sweet friends! Today I am sharing how I tackled one such unfinished piece. My parents and I used to do craft markets for about 15 years or so, and my Dad … [Read more...]

Tray Repurposed & How to Cut Your own Designs with your Silhouette Cameo

Hello amazing Friends! I have a fun makeover and a how-to to share today. Ya'll know I love my Silhouette Cameo for adding fun graphics to my pieces, and I've gotten several questions about how I use my Silhouette to cut my own designs, as well as how I cut larger designs with my Silhouette. Today I'm sharing a tray that I've had hanging around my garage since the Summer before last, that I repurposed and added my own design to. Then I'll share how I did it with my Silhouette. I am including … [Read more...]

Ballard-Inspired Holiday Pillow

Hello beautiful Friends! Are you feeling Jolly yet? My six year old has been going around singing, "Deck the halls of Holwy Jolwy!" all week, so I think he's there. And I am just putting the finishing touches on my Christmas décor so I am almost there too! Today I am bringing you my first Holiday post of the season, a cute project I made for this month's Get Your DIY On theme, "Knock-Off Holiday Décor". I know I usually post on Thursday and expected to as usual yesterday, but two of our … [Read more...]

How to Make a Tray from a Frame {My Best Selling Tray!}

Hey there, crafty Friends! Do you know what the top two sellers in my booth are? The first is chalkboards, hands down. A close second is trays. Buyers love things that serve a purpose. (No pun intended there ;) ) Today I'm sharing my favorite and best-selling DIY tray. I first made this tray about three years ago for a Get Your DIY On challenge and have continued to make them for my booth ever since. That original post is buried so deep in my archives, that I thought I'd share another similar … [Read more...]

Sew Easy Footstool Cover

Hi Friends and welcome to Themed Furniture Thursday!! I gave you a peek of this little footstool the other day: I snapped it up at my neighborhood yard sale last year for $10. Now my Mom was in the market for a footstool not too long ago, and that's when I remembered I had this little fella in my to-do pyramid. However when she saw it, she kindly said, "No, thank you." Then I redid it... And guess who thought it might work after all? It really is so much cuter … [Read more...]

How to Cover a Lampshade

Time for thrifty Makeover #23, ya'll! What?? Only eight more left in this thrifty makeover series, but I've got some good ones still to come! Today's makeover is this rooster lamp that my Mom had brought over to sell at my neighborhood's annual yard sale last Spring: She was over the rooster thing and it no longer matched her kitchen, but she was undecided at the last minute whether she really wanted to sell it. She ended up leaving it at my house, and I decided to give it a … [Read more...]

DIY Mini Storage Cabinet with Reclaimed Wood

Hello, awesome Friends! I'm back today with a fun little project for ya. A while back, my talented friend Wendi of H2O Bungalow pulled a group of us gals together who have little fear when it comes to power tools, in hopes of inspiring our readers who might want to give a few tools a try to go for it. Each month we share simple DIY projects that involve power tools, but that anyone can tackle! I look back at some of my earlier projects where I show my hubs cutting things for me and chuckle. I … [Read more...]

How to Make a Sectional Slipcover Part 2: Cushion Covers

Hello there and welcome to part two of my Sectional Slipcover Tutorial: Covering the Cushions! If you missed part one, you can catch up here. There is nothing unique about covering sectional cushions verses sofa cushions, except maybe that the cushions may not all be created equal as often is the case with a standard sofa. For this reason I measured each sectional cushion individually, so each cover is custom to that cushion. That accounts for the very tailored fit my cushions … [Read more...]