How to Make a “Vintage” Sign using Picmonkey

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in art, crafts, decorating for clients, fabric, paint, paper crafts, thrift store | 10 comments

How to Make a “Vintage” Sign using Picmonkey

I recently decorated a baby nursery for precious baby Jack who is due to arrive on December the 11th.  The family is Alabama fans, so I wanted to include a little houndstooth and a few elephants.  I decided to create a gallery wall with these ideas in mind.

I had pinned a tutorial about how to make vintage signs from diddle dumpling.  I must say that it was very helpful, but I did change a couple of things.

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DIY Turkey Placemats

Posted by on Nov 17, 2012 in crafts, fabric, fall, felt, sewing | 11 comments

I had been thinking about making these placemats ever since I made the carrot ones for Easter.  I had been thinking about just how cute they would look at the children’s table.  I had been gathering the supplies and had even cut all of the pieces needed. But, I had not sat down at the sewing machine and actually made them until this morning.  I was not going to let Thanksgiving come and go and not make these placemats!  My closet is full of half finished projects. Really great ideas just lying (laying?) there is bags needing to be finished.  I refused to let this be the fate of these turkeys!

They are super simple and so cute!

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How to Make a Pillow Cover from a Sweater

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012 in boxwoods, fabric, fall, felt, front porch, outdoors, pillows, thrift store, yard sale | 17 comments

We arrived safe and sound last night at the beach!

 I am now blogging from the balcony overlooking the ocean.

This is the life!

Here is another quick project I completed before we got out of town.

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How to Update a Pillow with a Scarf

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in fabric, fall, front porch, outdoors, pillows, yard sale | 20 comments

My family leaves for the beach TODAY!!!

We are fortunate to get a long fall break.

We will have 11 glorious nights in Florida.

We have been counting down the days since school started!

I will have my computer with me while I am there.

I still plan on blogging away!

I have been a busy bee getting all of the pictures that I am going to need for my posts.

I smile as I write knowing all of the fun memories that we are going to make.

I have a few ideas about our travel this year.

I will share those with you in a few days.

Today, I am going to show you a little more of my porch.

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Lampshade Makeover from an Old Skirt

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in Daisy's room, fabric, thrift store | 17 comments

Still working on Daisy’s room. . .

I am trying to use as much as we can from what we already have.

We already had 2 matching bedside lamps, but the shades were pink gingham.

I could have bought new lampshades, but they are so expensive!  You can almost buy a whole lamp for the price of the shade!

I headed to my craft closet to see what I could use to redo the lampshade.

That is when I saw an old skirt that I had grabbed at Goodwill for $1.

Inspiration struck!

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Chalk Painted Barstools and Recovering Cushions

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in chalk paint, fabric, kitchen, painted furniture | 28 comments

My house is full of projects that I have been meaning to get around to. . .

I was very fortunate to be able to get new countertops a few months back.

My other ones were 20 year old white formica.

The end coverings had come off.

I had held the ends down with scotch tape for years.

I had begged my children not to pick at the tape.

What is it about children picking at things?

If they see one little end of something peeling up, they cannot resist to pick at it!

The red fruit punch stains would no longer bleach out.

(Or maybe I just got tired of working on getting them?)

So, needless to say, I was thrilled when the time came to get new ones!

With the new countertops came a few other little “updates” to the kitchen.

It is amazing how new countertops make everything else look old!

My mom found these great barstools for me at a little discount store in MS.

All 3 for $125.

The color was not great, but the price and style were perfect.

I knew that I could paint them.

(I did not even know about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint yet?!)

You can see the old barstools and see more of my kitchen here.

Here is what they look like now!

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