Thursday, March 23, 2017

Gorgeous Metallic Blue Bookcase Makeover

This is post was created in collaboration with DecoArt; supplies and/or compensation were provided for this project. All commentary, opinions, and love of painting are my own. You can see my full disclosure here.

This bookcase makeover was a fun little weekend project that had amazing results! It was for sure a drab to fab makeover, and is definitely one of my favorite furniture makeovers to date. Are you ready to check it out?

Don't let a boring old bookcase cramp your design style! See how easy it is to complete this DIY makeover with just a little metallic paint!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Best Spring and Summer Wreaths


One of my favorite ways to add a fresh and bright feeling to our home is with flowers. Sometimes they are real, like my new love of carnations, and sometime they are fake, hello easy no fuss greenery! Adding that gorgeous floral touch can also be as easy has hanging a wreath on your front door to greet you and your guests. 

And you know what else? Wreaths don't have to only go on the door! Place one as the centerpiece on your dining or coffee table. Hang one over a mirror to double the floral love. Or, hang one on the wall over your bed to add a touch of bright color to the room.

Here are 10 wreaths that are perfect for adding a little spring and summer color to your home!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

How To Add a Simple Rustic Finish to a Terra Cotta Planter

Happy Tuesday! I wish I could say that the beautiful spring weather is inspiring me to freshen up by decor, but that would be a lie. At this point, I am adding spring touches in spite of the weather; enough with the cold and snow, where is the sun and warm temps?! On that note, here is an easy little DIY that takes less than 5 minutes, and added a bright spring touch to my rustic barnwood shelves.

Add a little rustic charm to a plain terra cotta planter with this easy dry brushing technique!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Easy DIY Drop Cloth Pillows

So, I have a confession, I am a craft supply hoarder. Please tell me I'm not alone in this! I find something awesome on Pinterest, run to Michaels (or Home Depot), buy all of the supplies, and then I can't find the time to make my new great project. This happens more often than I would like to admit, so today's post is coming to you courtesy of my craft table, that I currently can't see.

Dress up your home with this super easy DIY pillow tutorial!

Along with the purchased supplies I never used, are scraps of fabric that were too big to toss out and vintage bits and pieces that are just taking up space, and that's just a waste. So, today we are making a pillow from leftover drop cloth from my DIY drop cloth curtains, and some fabulous ric-rac trim that I got from my mom quite awhile ago.

The section of drop cloth that I cut off to make my curtains was the perfect size to make a pillow. I grabbed some thread that matched my trim, and just did a simple stitch all the way around the pillow (leaving a small hole to use for adding stuffing).

How to make your own DIY pillow from a drop cloth

I don't know about you, but sometimes I think we tend to get caught up in the collecting, or keeping of something, simply because it's old. This project, in addition to creating something from the supplies I had on hand, was a reminder to myself that I need to do better at using the vintage things I have, and not just let them sit collecting dust. So, I took my pretty ric-rac trim and glued it to the front of my pillow, and let it sit for about an hour before I added the pillow stuffing. (I used Eileen's Tacky Glue to attach the trim - affiliate link.)

How to make your own DIY pillow from a drop cloth

Save your money and make this fancy little pillow with supplies from your craft stash!

Once all the pillow stuffing was added, I finished stitching the opening shut, and I had a brand new pillow! And it was made completely from supplies I already had around the house, so it didn't cost me a dime!

See how easy it is to make this DIY pillow from a drop cloth scrap and a little bit of fun trim!

 And see those fun pillows behind my new drop cloth pillow? Those are super easy DIYs too! They are made from cloth placemats, you can see my tutorial on how easy they are to make right here. Now it's up to you! I challenge you to dig through that craft supply stash of yours, and make something amazing!

Raid your craft supplies and make your own fun embellished pillow from a drop cloth!


Friday, March 3, 2017

Quick and Easy Way to Add Grommets to DIY Curtains

So, now that you have seen how easy it was to turn a simple hardware store drop cloth into curtains, want to see how easy it is to really finish them off with a grommet top? I just love how adding grommets really ups the look of DIY curtains, nothing against using curtain clips, I just prefer the finished look of the grommets.

Check out this super easy way to add a finished grommet top to your DIY curtains!