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

fabric paint chair how to upholstery

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

Harlequin diamond paint tutorial

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

Out of Treats sign for Halloween from 11 Magnolia Lane

Update: By popular demand, I've put these signs in Our Store for purchase! 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 would never do that!)  … [Read more...]

Creating a Crafty DIY Silhouette–Easy Tutorial

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    I have wanted to get professional silhouettes done of both my boys for years, but I have simply not had the time or money.  I know that they are not difficult to do, yet I wasn't sure that I would do my sweet boys justice.  I also wanted to have something that would last … [Read more...]

Christy’s Powder Room Redo–Just Add Beadboard!

white beadboard in powder room

  Drumroll, please, because this is my first room redo in a long time (since the kitchen photoshoot, I think)!  Let me first inform y'all that this is only Part 1 since the room isn't quite done (are they ever?) but it's good enough to show it off a little bit. Our downstairs powder room … [Read more...]

Easy {and Cheap!!} Kids’ Summer Craft: Bandana Flip Flops

bandana flip flops

My favorite kind of tutorial is the kind that's only one or two steps long...and this craft fits the bill.  You can pretty much look at the picture and figure it out!  And, best of all, this is a craft that middle to upper elementary school girls can do on their own with minimal assist from … [Read more...]

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