DIY Decorating

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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Printable Monograms For Decorating and Giving

March 7, 2013
Furniture Makeovers with Monograms

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

September 7, 2012
Easy to make pillow cover  - no pattern needed

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

July 6, 2012
Decorative folding screen ideas to decorate a home

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

October 20, 2011
How to use Minwax PolyShades to stain a piece of furniture

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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Thrifty Find–Making a Wicker Tray Usable

July 4, 2011
Wicker Tray ideas

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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Bloggers Home Tours InMyOwnStyle 2011

April 7, 2011
Bloggers home tours

Bloggers Home Tours – Parade of Homes 2011 If you are new to my blog, let me introduce myself. My name is Diane I love all things creative, colorful and DIY.  My background is in display – which led me into the wonderful world of DIY decorating and design when my husband and I bought […]

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Fall Mantel Decorating: Mirror…Mirror On The Wall

November 22, 2010
Mantel Decorating Ideas with Mirrors

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

November 8, 2010
Before and After Brass Chandelier Makeovers

This is the second project of my decorating marathon that I have finished!!!  Yeah - 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 […]

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Furniture Makeover: Goodbye Knotty Pine

November 1, 2010
Furniture Painting ideas and tips

I FINISHED one of the DIY furniture 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, but […]

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