Decorating with fabric

Hidden Storage Idea: Table or Sink Skirt

January 12, 2014
How to make a sink skirt for provide 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

June 28, 2013
No Sew DIY Wall Calendar

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

January 28, 2013
Easy to make chair slipcovers

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

October 15, 2012
Decorating with dishtowels

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

October 4, 2012
Padded Headboard Idea and tutorial

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

April 12, 2012
Bookshelf decorating ideas

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

August 17, 2011
Thumbnail image for How to Make a Decorative Doorstop

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

July 17, 2011
How to Use an Empty Paint 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

July 8, 2011
How to make 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

July 6, 2011
Fabric Wall Frame Art

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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