Sew Easy Outdoor Cushion Covers (Part 1)

Looking  to replace your outdoor cushion covers?  You've come to the right place! I'm going to show you step-by-step how easy it is to make new covers for those faded, time-worn, covered in bird poop and who knows what else, outdoor cushions! Making new covers made  my outdoor furniture look brand new again! (Plus I spray painted  the actual chair, again...good for another year!)   I purchased this set at Target years ago. It came with several pieces and the price was … [Read more...]

This Small Mirror Makes a Big Impact

How do you like my new mirror? Bold, right? I like that it makes a BIG impact. If I'd have seen this at Home Goods, this would have gone straight into my cart. That above pic is from my most recent Summer Home Tour. It was so simple to make. It's actually a smaller mirror mounted onto plywood that's framed out. The title of this post should have been, "From Epic Fail to Awesome".  This project started with a plan to use the mirror below that was removed from the boys' bathroom last summer, … [Read more...]

What should you do with your old gate? Don’t throw it away!

Last Summer, my neighbors were having a new fence put up.  One day while the installers were working, I happened to head out to the mailbox just as they were leaving for lunch.  They had left a huge pile of old fence parts at the end of the driveway.  And there it was...just gleaming in all its glory...this beautiful gate: I had to think fast. I grabbed my son who was nine at the time and had him help me haul it into the garage. I had no idea what I was going to do with it ( I was … [Read more...]