IKEA Dresser Hack: DIY Gold Greek Key Furniture Overlay

DIY Greek Key Overlay on IKEA Dresser | 11 Magnolia Lane

**UPDATE:  Be sure to vote for my project {here}--pretty please--since the winner of this challenge wins $500.  That's right, 500 smackeroos, just in time for Christmas shopping!  You can vote once a day, and, if you vote, you'll be entered to win another HomeRight FinishMax Pro.  Fun!** As you … [Read more...]

DIY Baby Sleeping Door Hanger Sign

Aqua blue and grey baby sleeping sign | 11 Magnolia Lane

I've been getting crafty these last few weeks more than I've been decorating; part of that is because our Etsy shop has been keeping me busy cutting monograms.  I'm definitely not complaining, though! I just put these darling "Shhh!  Baby Sleeping" signs in the store, but for those of you who … [Read more...]

Tutorial: How to Create Round Vinyl Monograms Using the Silhouette CAMEO

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 I love round monograms, but could never figure out how to make one using my Silhouette CAMEO.  All of the circular monogram fonts that I found had to be purchased…not that $20 is a big deal, but I figured there must be a less expensive way to create the same look.  So, here's my "hack" using an … [Read more...]

Tutorial: How to Paint Upholstery Fabric and Completely Transform a Chair!

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I had something else planned to show you today, but this awesome weekend project got bumped to the top of the list because I just love how it turned out.  I scored a great old chair at the Salvation Army on Friday (it had great bones, as they say), and spent the weekend painting it and making it … [Read more...]

DIY Moss Letters–Bring a Burst of Spring to your Front Door!

Moss covered letter for front door

    I don't know about you, but I have an almost pathological obsession with taking down my holiday decor.  Today is February 15th, and the few red and pink Valentine's Day items in my house go away TODAY!  Yes, I have a hard time leaving my Christmas decorations up until New Year's, … [Read more...]

House Number Canvas Pillow Slipcover Tutorial Using the Citrasolv Fabric Transfer Technique

House number canvas pillow slipcovers tutorial from 11 Magnolia Lane

  I've been going a little crazy with canvas painter's dropcloths lately, because they're an inexpensive way to purchase a lot of yardage, and because they're my favorite color--neutral! I've used them for window treatments in my kitchen: I've used them to recover some chairs that are … [Read more...]

DIY Ballet Barre for My Tiny Dancer–Tutorial

DIY Ballet Barre at 11 Magnolia Lane

My nine-year-old loves to dance, and she's been asking for a ballet barre in her room ever since we visited her cousin in South Carolina.  Katie has an entire wall of mirrors and a barre  Of course, she is a serious dancer (8+ hours a day and a special high school for the performing arts!), but the … [Read more...]

Numbered Seat Cushions for My Chairs

Numbered chair cover seat cushions

Recently, I realized it was time to recover my great-grandmother's set of four ladderback chairs.  I inherited these girls from my parents in 2002, along with the Queen Anne-style square table that my mom and her "cronies" played bridge at.  I think the set lasted about two years under my roof … [Read more...]

Paint Technique Tutorial: How to Paint Harlequin Diamonds–Closet Redo Part 3

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I posted last month on my closet redo, and then followed up with a post on how I organized my shoe boxes with plastic bins and chalkboard labels {here}.  I promised a tutorial about how I painted the harlequin diamonds on my wall, and this is it.  Sorry for the slight delay--Fall and Halloween posts … [Read more...]

Halloween Must-Have: Out of Treats Door Sign

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  ***Thanks to all of your requests, this sign is now available in our Etsy shop {here}.*** Despite careful forethought and planning, I have run out of Halloween candy three out of the last four years.  (NO, it was not because I bought the candy prior to October 30th and ate it all--I … [Read more...]

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