How to Make a Sectional Slipcover Part 2: Cushion Covers

How to make custom cushion covers with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

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...]

How to Make a Sectional Slipcover

How to make a sectional slipcover, step-by-step with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Hello my sweet Friends! I recently posted the big reveal of my new sectional slipcover, and today I am back to share how I made my slipcover, step-by-step! I am starting with base of the sectional, and I will follow up soon with how I covered the cushions. I have a ton of pictures to share, as in I edited over 80 photos, so I could share as many details as possible. Because of that, it was necessary to break this tutorial into two posts. Making this slipcover took me six days, working about … [Read more...]

March Madness {31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days}

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days!

  Hi friends! I missed you yesterday! I worked on my ceiling all day and it is coming right along! March sure was a whirlwind, wasn't it? Today I am collecting all of my March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days Series projects in one convenient post. That way you can revisit them if you like, all in one place!  Enjoy! :) Day #1 Today is a Good Day Day#2 Fancy Chalkboards Day#3 Fabric Covered Basket Day#4 Lamp to Memo Chalkboard Day#5 Sewing Cabinet Side … [Read more...]

Lamp to Memo Chalkboard

Turn a thrift store lamp and frame into a memo chalkboard!

If you've been following March Madness, welcome back! It's day #4 of my 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days! Today I'm sharing what I did with the goldalicious pineapple lamp I received in my Swap it Like it's Hot package. I received these two items from my friend, Shanna at Restoration Redoux for this fun challenge: I shared what I did with the basket yesterday, but I saved the lamp for today. I told you yesterday that it was no longer gold and it was no longer a lamp. Both are … [Read more...]

Flea Market Swap: Fabric Covered Basket

Basket recovered with fabric. #swapitlikeitshot

Hi friends and welcome to day #3 of March Madness, 31 thrifty makeovers in 31 days! I have a special treat today! I am so excited to be participating in a Flea Market Swap AKA Swap it Like it's Hot!  This is a challenge where a bunch of crazy bloggers came together to swap thrift store crap, and then we each have to work our magic on what we got!  How fitting is this for my own March Madness challenge? You could send pretty much anything and my thought was, the cheesier the better! Well my … [Read more...]

Today is a Good Day

Today is a Good Day to be Happy Sign from an old dough board.

Today is a good day to kick off March Madness! Well since it's March first and all. I promised to share 31 thrifty makeovers in 31 days, and I am up for the challenge! I hope you'll stick around and follow along with me! To start things off, I am sharing this dough board I picked up at an estate sale for $2: Now something like this I would not keep to use for food prep. I have to draw the line somewhere. But what else could you do with this? Make a sign of course! I love the … [Read more...]

13 Thrifty Makeovers and a Fun Anouncement!

13 Thrifty Makeovers from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Hi friends! Do you love saving money like I do? Do you love having new things for your home like I do also? Those two things don't usually go hand in hand, but today I'm going to share 13 thrifty makeovers that satisfied both! These are all my own projects and some go way back! :) Let's start with this sad little cabinet I picked up for $5 at the thrift store: With a little paint in a fun pattern, and some chicken wire, it got a fresh new look! Chicken Wire isn't Just for … [Read more...]

Lacy-Drawer Side Table

Lacey -Drawer Side Table

Hello lovely friends, I've got another sweet makeover to share today! Take a look at this little fixer upper I found at the thrift store for $7: It's hard to tell by this photo, but it has a horrendous paint job and the black you see around the flower detail? It's ink pen.  The paint was put on so thick in areas that I knew I would have to either strip it or sand it. I chose the latter and gave it a good sanding with my orbital sander before repainting. Here is its sweet … [Read more...]

Rosette-Framed Mirror

Rosettes made from drop cloth

Hi friends! Today I have a sweet makeover for you! Last weekend I found this mirror at a thrift store: Nothing fancy, but it was in good shape and for $15 I figured at the very least I could paint it. But then just as I was dozing off I had an idea! I really need to put a post it pad under my pillow because that always happens. Yesterday I gave a little hint... I did paint it, but I also added drop cloth rosettes to it! How cute is that? I made the same … [Read more...]

Upholstering a French Provincial Chair

How to Upholster a French Provincial Chair

Who out there has a chair in need of a serious wardrobe change? I do I do! Or at least I did. My Mom passed on a set of French Provincial chairs to me that she picked up at an estate sale. They were so bad, ya'll. Many of you know exactly what chairs I'm referring to. These lovelies: Only they weren't always so lovely... Were they? If you can't tell, the fabric has a terrible paint job. I posted this makeover back in the fall and I had many requests to see the how-to on the … [Read more...]