Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"I" is for Interior Cedar Shutters

Build: diy interior cedar shutters


Today I'm sharing how to build interior cedar shutters that are both functional and require no fancy hardware.  Click on over to Brittany's blog Pretty Handy Girl for the full tutorial.


A great option for window treatments that's definitely easier than you think.

Monday, September 15, 2014

"L" is for Lavender Sachet Party Favors

Sew: diy lavender sachets


Make these easy lavender sachet party favors with basic sewing skills.
I followed this easy tutorial but added a ribbon loop for hanging.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"S" is for Sliding Barn Door for $60

DIY sliding barn door using inexpensive hardware


It seems everyone wants the sliding barn door look, what's not to love?  Do a little research on sliding barn doors and you'll soon find out - the hardware is very expensive AND not sold in your hardware store either.

Thankfully there are clever folks out there who've figured out an inexpensive solution using readily available hardware!



Kristi at Addicted 2 Decorating posted these sliding doors above from Crisp Interiors (along with lots of other similar ideas!) and I knew right away I needed to do this in my girls bedroom.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

"S" is for Scrap Wood Projects: 4x4s

Scrap wood projects: 4x4s


It's scrap wood week here on the blog. 
Previously I shared a round up of kids gift ideas all made from scrap wood and today I have two easy decor projects made using 4x4 wood scraps.


Simple, chunky alphabet blocks make a great gift.  These were painted with gold letters instead of the typical girly pink.


Or how about an indoor pumpkin patch.  This is not a new idea but they are so fun and easy to make and I have a pumpkin themed baby shower to prepare for in October!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"F" is for Flat Pencil Pouch

Sew: diy flat zipper pencil pouch


It's back to school for us next week and every Fall my kids ask for new pencil pouches.
I'm happy to oblige and this year we went with the flat zipper pencil pouch.


The finished size is 10"w x 8"h and I love the contrasting lining on the interior.

Monday, August 25, 2014

"L" is for Lace & Scallop Cut Outs Trend

Trend: lace and scallop cut outs


Okay friends I'm really not a very trendy person but I do pay attention to details and this is one detail I just happen to love.

Lace and scallop cut outs are everywhere.  From clothing and accessories to decor I'm drawn to the intricate nature of the negative cut out space.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

"W" is for Wall Shelf

Build: diy personalized wall shelf


I'm sharing how to make this personalized wall shelf over at Brittany's place, Pretty Handy Girl, today.


It's a fairly simple project to put together and really makes a great statement piece.


Check out the full tutorial here.

I'm linking up to:

Sand and Sisal

The 36th Avenue


Creative Collection @ Lolly Jane
Nifty Thrity Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming

Monday, August 18, 2014

"B" is for Bed Makeover

Build: DIY bed makeover


Completely transform the style of an existing headboard and footboard with a few pieces of wood, new feet and paint, it's that easy.  This bed went from dated and faded to cute and farmhouse with very little effort.


My friend had this dated, solid wood headboard and footboard (and siderails too).  The style and details left much to be desired and it sat VERY close to the ground.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

"F" is for Family Refreshments Station

Build: diy family refreshments station


Back in March I was a contestant on Creating With the Stars at East Coast Creative.  I made it to Round 2 (after winning Round 1!) and built this family refreshments station for the paint project category.

I realized I never shared the tutorial on how I built this piece.

Monday, August 11, 2014

"O" is for Over the Fridge Cabinet

Build: diy over the fridge cabinet


I'm over at Remodelaholic today sharing how to make this over the fridge cabinet.


Do you have an odd space above the fridge?  A huge gaping, useless hole has potential and I'll show you how easy it is to make a box with a door.




And then you can hide and store items making the most use of that space above the fridge.

Friday, August 8, 2014

"A" is for Apple Paperweight

DIY wood apple paperweight


An easy back to school teacher gift made using a piece of 4x4 scrap wood.


Any teacher is sure to love a personalized apple paperweight to display on their desk.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

"E" is for Embellished Monogram Pouch

Sew: diy embellished monogram zipper pouch


Today I'm sharing how I made this gold brad embellished monogrammed zipper pouch.  It's a simple zipper pouch with a painted monogram ironed onto the front embellished with gold brads.