How to Make Stackable Floor Pillows


I have been craving color…  I thought it might be a Spring thing, but right after the holidays when I took the colorful Christmas stockings down that hung on the mantel, that area around the mantel was looking a bit bland. I have been wanting to add color in some form or another, but with… 

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Hidden Storage Idea: Table or Sink Skirt

How to make a sink skirt to create hidden storage in a home

Would you like to find a place in your home to create hidden storage that has easy access?  Or would you like to add some “pretty” to a plain piece of furniture or area in your home without having to do a major remodel or installation? I accomplished both of these  – created hidden storage… 

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DIY Wall Calendar + The Business Side of Blogging

How to make a Large memo board for wall

I enjoy every aspect of blogging, but the business side of the job and keeping it all organized is the most time consuming part for me. I find this is also the hardest part as technology is constantly changing and you have to be on top of all of it so it all runs smoothly  … 

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Chair Back Runners

No Sew Chair Back Runners

Over the holidays, I decorated my dining room with accents of turquoise – I found I really liked the shot of color in the room – actually LOVED it and didn’t want to take it down.   I enjoy the neutrality of the room as it allows me to periodically add color in the way… 

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Appliqued Decorative Dish Towel

How to make an appliqued dishtowel

Last week my blogging friend, Carrie, at Making Lemonade, tweeted me to tell me that our favorite $1 a yard fabric place was closing.  This is sad news.  If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know I have found a lot of great fabric there.   Online fabric shopping has become… 

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Easy-Sew Reversible Padded Headboard Cover


I like options when it comes to DIY decorating. Lots of options are good since I like to change things up every now and then.  When I give myself decorating options and plan for them in advance – change is easy.   I also like furniture transformations. I hardly ever buy furniture new, as I like… 

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IKEA Billy Bookcase Makeover

How to make over a bookcase with fabric and cardboard

I have not one, but two IKEA Billy bookcases that need to be transformed so they coordinate with the new color scheme I am doing my studioffice in.   They are 20 years old –a true testament that they are indeed a classic IKEA item that you can use by itself or in many combinations.   IKEA… 

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How to Make a Decorative Doorstop

How to make a ribbon doorstop using a brick

I was going to title this post – How to Make Something Decorative Out of Nothing but it was too long. Long or not, it was exactly what I did to make a decorative doorstop for the bathroom. I liked it so much , I made another for my guest room.   I didn’t have to… 

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No-Sew Fabric Covered Paint Bucket Waste Can

How to make a waste can from a paint mixing bucket

On Fridays I post a project over at Momtastic and like to share them with you here, too. The latest is an updated project taken from my book, Instant Decorating – a waste can made from a plastic paint bucket that you can buy at Lowes for $3.00.  They sell them in the paint section. … 

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Decorative Screen Practically Made For You

How to make a cardboard pattern cutting board into a decorative screen

One of the projects in my book, Instant Decorating was a DIY decorative fireplace screen I made to accent the décor in my family room. I made it using a cardboard sewing pattern cutting board that you can buy at fabric stores.  It comes folded like a decorative screen so half the work is already… 

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Fabric Wrapped Frame = Wall Accent

Create more intrest on a wall by layering wall art or mirrors on canvas covered with fabric

I have had this inspiration photo in my files forever – it is of a fabric wrapped frame hung on a wall that accents a cabinet, lamp, and art.   I think it creates the perfect vignette for the furnishings.  I knew exactly where I wanted to do it in my house, but was waiting to… 

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How To Make A Curtain Rod and Finials

How-to-make-a-finial-for a curtain rod using a tennis ball and fabric

Window treatment time for my guest room.  So far I have been keeping within my budget and this project will keep me in check as it is very budget friendly.  I had two ideas on how to make a curtain rod and finials. I will show you both. I like lots of light and have… 

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Risking It: Upholstery Fabric Throw Blanket

How to make and easy sew Throw Blanket

So Long, Winter?  The calendar says it’s Spring, but when I woke up this morning there was a layer of white stuff on the ground that wasn’t there yesterday. I am trying to stay positive and I’m going chase the chill away by adding some Spring color to my family room by doing something a… 

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How To Make a No Sew Ottoman, Part 2

Make an ottoman that requires no sewing

As promised here is the second part of how to make a no sew ottoman.  If you did not see Part 1- How to make the base you can find it here – How To Make a No-Sew Ottoman Part 1. Once the base is complete it is time for the fun part- adding the… 

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