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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Printable Monograms For Decorating and Giving

Easy to make monogram stool

I have a serious case of Spring fever. Spring and warm weather cannot arrive fast enough as far as I am concerned. Do you feel the same way?    To help coax its arrival, I have been adding pops of fresh cheery color all over my house. I have been working on many projects – the… 

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How To Make a Pillow Cover Without Using a Sewing Pattern

Pillow cover tutorial

If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook you may remember this photo that I posted a few weeks ago showing how to make a pillow cover for a big day bed pillow. I actually made four. Two using this turquoise fabric from JoAnn’s Fabrics and two using woven rugs.  (Yes, woven rugs can… 

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DIY: How To Make a Decorative Folding Screen

How to make a decorative folding screen out of old doors

I have an obsession with DIY decorating, but one decorating item in particular truly excites me when I choose items for a room.  It is an item that is so useful and versatile when decorating a home that no home should be without one.    It can be easily found at furniture stores as well as… 

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Painting Furniture: Black Stain vs Black Paint

Why you should use Black stain on furniture makeovers instead of black paint

Remember my client’s house that I have been working on?  The one with the blue trimmed windows?  Well, I have been busy helping make it over step by step.  This week I updated two pine tables the homeowner had. When I was assessing what to keep – these two tables made the cut. They are… 

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Wicker Tray Liners

Keep glasses from tipping when you place a decorative fabric insert in it

Last week I found not one, but several wicker pieces that I like to collect and use to decorate with.  I spent $3.25 on the lot. I love the round wicker tray, but also found a rectangular one, too. When I first saw it I passed it over as it had a hole in the… 

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Fall Mantel Decorating: Mirror…Mirror On The Wall

Fall-Mantel-Decorating-Ideas

3 more days until Thanksgiving and my Decorating Marathon is complete.  Woo Hoo Hoo Hoo!  I made my deadline. I used to have an old Victorian mirror over my mantel in my dining room.  It was something I picked up at a garage sale years ago, but I wanted change.  I wanted something above my mantel that… 

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Dining Room Brass Chandelier Makeover

Make over a brass chandelier

This is the second project of my decorating marathon that I have finished!!!  Yay!- I think I may make my T-Day deadline.  Of all the projects I have been working on this brass chandelier makeover excites me the most.  I created exactly what I envisioned. I want this room to be neutral, casual, yet elegant.  I mixed old and rusty with a… 

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Furniture Makeover: Goodbye Knotty Pine

Book Page Hutch

I FINISHED one of the DIY furniture makeover painting projects that I have been working on the past two weeks!   It is the oak hutch in my dining room.  I am thrilled how it turned out and also thrilled to have my garage back.   I originally was going to paint the hutch a sisal color and the walls white,… 

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Prest-O Change-O! DIY Lamp Makeovers

Lamp Makeovers

A basket,  a table runner, or a metal flower pot are some of the easiest ways to quickly change the personality of a lamp in an instant.  Before A white ceramic base   Prest-o  Change-o   –  a rustic look.    I placed the white ceramic lamp into a basket so it would blend in with a rustic decor…. 

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How-to Make a No Sew Cushion Cover

How to make a no sew cushion cover

I have been trying to get all my overdue outdoor projects done this past week.  I have been pretty successful.  I wish I could tell you that I just love to do these projects, but that would be lying.  The biggest reason this project is complete in a timely manner is because friends are coming to stay with us for a few… 

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Trash to Treasure Furniture Makeover

Trash to treasure furniture makeover using items from the dollar store

I am one of those people who is not afraid to stop my car on the side of the road to pick up other peoples cast-offs.  I enjoy the process of a good trash to treasure furniture makeover.   I find the hunt very adventuresome and love transforming my finds into functional pieces.  Best of… 

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Recycled Cardboard Window Valance

Easy to make window valance using a cardboard box

I thoroughly enjoy finding new uses for things that would normally end up in the trash. This window valance used to be on the windows in my studioffice. I made it using the cardboard from a large appliance box. Re-cycle, Re-Use, Re-Purpose = Re-Decorate is my house. When I think of all the decorating projects I… 

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How To Paint a Rug on Your Floor

How to paint a rug on a floor

  I painted this rug on my mudroom floor about 14 years ago.  I call it my antique rug nowadays as as it is getting a little shabby.  The hardwood floor in this room is going to be re -done soon and the rug will have to be sanded off  for refinishing.  I will miss it, but I am… 

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