Sew a Pillow from a Napkin

April 22, 2013 by 9 Comments

Did you know you can sew a pillow from a napkin?  IO contributor Anu from Nalle’s House is sharing a tutorial on how you can make a professional looking pillow cover from a pair of napkins. — I often fall in love with the textiles …continue reading

Craft Ideas for Home: Butterfly Magnets

April 16, 2013 by 11 Comments

I have tons of Craft Ideas for Home, but actually finding time to make them is a challenge.  A few weeks ago I found some cute butterflies at the craft store and showed them on Instagram.  I have had a thing for butterflies for awhile …continue reading

DIY Frame Tutorial

April 8, 2013 by 56 Comments

Remember my Spring Mantel from last year!?!?  The spotlight was my DIY Frame — shabby chic, made with reclaimed wood (these are 8×10 pictures)!  I love them so much and thought that something similar on another wall in my house would be perfect!  Here’s how we …continue reading

Landscape for House, Part One

April 3, 2013 by 17 Comments

Landscape for House.  Here’s the exterior of my home on closing day.  The original owners had done a great job maintaining the house, but just as the inside needed to be gutted and updated, the exterior was totally in need of a landscape makeover! The …continue reading

Kitchen Spices DIY Storage

March 26, 2013 by 34 Comments

DIY Storage is totally my thing!  It helps my ‘Get It Organized‘ cause! A few months ago I shared on Instagram that I’d found some trash!?!  NOT!  This reclaimed wood sitting on a neighbor’s curb on trash day was screaming rescue me!  I picked it …continue reading

Lampshade DIY

February 27, 2013 by 33 Comments

I had some leftover fabric when I sewed the kitchen curtains…it was perfect for a quick lampshade diy.  We’ve had a few days of nice weather and baseball practice is back in full force.  Time to start adding touches of color to my home!  Recovering …continue reading

Easy Steps to Build Bookshelves {Office}

February 20, 2013 by 59 Comments

One of the best ways to clear a desk or table surface — Build Bookshelves.  I love the DIY: Wall Mount Bookshelf (here) we built for my boys room.  That system has helped with their overflow of books.  I appreciate a storage solution that doesn’t …continue reading

Router Setup

February 20, 2013 by 2 Comments

There are lots of amazing projects that require the use of a router.  Routers easily cut custom edges and openings in wood.  My favorite part of the router is that it offers a very consistent cut.  Operating routers requires a little extra knowledge about the …continue reading

Three Simple Steps to Painting a Canvas

December 17, 2012 by 19 Comments

I showed you my fun Retro Santa Painting earlier on my Room by Room Christmas Tour…it was so easy to make.  You may remember doing this years ago…I totally did when I was little!  I’m going to let you in on my little secret if …continue reading

DIY Wooden Christmas Trees…Pretty Please

December 5, 2012 by 11 Comments

I’ve been dreaming about wooden Christmas trees since last Christmas…and then last week I found this reclaimed wood that was too cute to leave on the side of the road so I bundled it up and threw it into my car.  And now it’s December!  …continue reading

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