Tutorial: How to Paint Horizontal Stripes On A Wall

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We're participating in a fun series this month with four other blogs; it's called Back to Basics and every Monday, we're all going to cover something basic that we think everyone should know (but might not necessarily know how).  That's where we'll come in, as we'll share our design and decor 101 … [Read more...]

How to Tie a Perfect Bow {Video Tutorial}

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I've gotten more than a few requests for a tutorial on how I tie my bows; this is definitely an area where a video explains things so much more easily than simple text. Using this tutorial, your bows will look like this:   and this: (click on the photo if you'd like to read … [Read more...]

Tutorial: How to Make Vines Vinyl Monograms Using the Silhouette CAMEO

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Note: Since I wrote this post, there are literally hundreds of monogram fonts available to purse for just a few dollars; honestly, that's probably faster than using this technique! A few months ago, I showed you how to make round vinyl monograms on the Silhouette CAMEO using a "hack," and today … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Tutorial: Adding Trim Around a Giant Mirror (For Renters!)

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This post is sponsored by HomeRight.  All opinions are 100% mine. I wanted to show you what I did yesterday afternoon--which means this is a FAST project!  Also, since this is a post that is sponsored by HomeRight, that means you need to read through to the end, because there's a giveaway waiting … [Read more...]

IKEA Dresser Hack: DIY Gold Greek Key Furniture Overlay

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As you guys know, I am a Home Right Brand Ambassador, so every month I get to write about a HomeRight product and offer you guys an awesome giveaway (and yes, there's a giveaway at the bottom of this post, too!--GIVEAWAY ENDED). We mixed things up a bit this month, though.  HomeRight decided to … [Read more...]

DIY Baby Sleeping Door Hanger Sign

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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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Note: Since I wrote this post, there are literally hundreds of monogram fonts available to purchase for just a few dollars like THIS one; honestly, that's probably faster than using this technique! I love round monograms, but could never figure out how to make one using my Silhouette CAMEO.   So, … [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!

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    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...]

Anniversary Pillow Tutorial–Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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You guys know I've been playing around with pillow slipcovers lately (read about my house number pillows HERE).  Recently, I needed to come up with a great inexpensive gift idea for some friends. Since we're getting close to Valentine's Day, what better way to commemorate the establishment of a … [Read more...]

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

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  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

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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...]

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