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Easy to Make Fabric Covered Window Valance Tutorial

How to Make a DIY Window Valance Our two bedroom windows are long and narrow. They have wood blinds for privacy and I like them because they work well and look clean a crisp. Our master room bedding is turquoise for the summer, I considered painting one wall in an ombre effect, but changed my mind deciding on these more formal appearing fabric upholstered DIY window valances instead. I reviewed several different styles and easy…

10 Painting Terra Cotta Pot Design Tutorials

Terra Cotta Clay Pot Painting Projects Terra cotta pots have been around as long as I can remember.  And no wonder, there are so many things you can do with them, and they are affordable.  I was surprised to learn that terra cotta has existed as a pottery material since 3000 B.C.   I bet those ancient civilizations enjoyed painting terra cotta pots, just as much as we do now. j   While researching terra cotta crafts I…

DIY floating shelves in white for bathroom organization and extra storage.

DIY Floating Shelves for Bathroom Organization

DIY Floating Bathroom Shelves  and Glass Boxes for Storage Our master bathroom is one of my favorite places in our home, it’s my first master bathroom and this one has a jacuzzi, yeah.  Unfortunately, like most newer bathrooms it doesn’t have a medicine cabinet, just a long cupboard.  We need more storage space so I found pretty glass boxes to hide things in, and Hubs built these great DIY floating shelves.   When we first…

DIY Fabric Liner for a Wire Laundry Hamper or Large Basket

How to Make a Wire Hamper Liner

DIY Wired Hamper Liner Wire hampers with wheels are gorgeous but expensive, so I came up with a  DIY Laundry Hamper.    Although wire hampers are beautiful, I doubt they look nice filled with dirty laundry.  So I created this wire hamper liner to use with my new large laundry hamper. e Supplies For this large hamper, I used: 3 1/2 meters of muslin 1/2 meter of interfacing 76 ” by 8″ strip of coordinating…

Large DIY Wire Laundry Hamper or Laundry Basket with wheels.

DIY Laundry Hamper using a Thrift Store End Table

The Farmhouse Hens Do Thrift Store Makeovers This month the Farmhouse Hens are collaborating to share thrift store makeovers.  My talented friends have been busy upcycling on a budget.  I am excited to see what they have designed and created.  Their links are located after my post on a  DIY Wire Hamper using an Old Thrift Store Table. Have you seen those gorgeous retro wire laundry baskets? I certainly have and as usual, I wasn’t…

DIY storage solution for the living room, using faux tin panels.

DIY Storage Solution using Faux Tin Panels

A Living Room DIY Storage Solution The Spring energy adrenaline has been flowing pretty steady around here, but instead of being outside I am forced to channel it inside.  There are several projects going on a bit at a time but none are quite finished yet.  Except for this oh so easy to do simple DIY  storage solution for our living room.  It took less than half an hour to complete. My youngest returned home…

A Keep Life Simple DIY wood sign, hung above a casual sofa, this rustic sign is bright and cheerful for Spring decor. How to make a DIY sign for Summer decor tutorial collage. Keep life simple sign,  DIY signs,  DIY wood sign making,  DIY painted signs, DIY home decor signs, DIY summer decor

Keep Life Simple DIY Sign

How to make a DIY Wood Sign It seems that the whole world is always rushing.   I am constantly busy,  and juggling that results in insomnia.  I think most women live this lifestyle.  This  DIY wood sign reminds me to remember whats important, slow down and reduce the noise.  Focus on the things that help me grow as a woman,  time to learn, read,  work and just breathe.  On a more practical note, the little bit…

Final Reveal of How to Reupholster a Chair Removing the Fabric and Taking Notes Chair repair, furniture restoration, recover chairs DIY, how to reupholster a chair, reupholstery, chair reupholstery, furniture repair, recovering furniture, how to recover a chair.

How to Reupholster a Chair – A French Provincial Beauty receives a Shabby Chic Makeover – The Final Reveal

How to Reupholster a Chair – The Final Reveal It’s so great to finally show you the final result of this thrift store chair makeover.  Originally I had not planned for it to be three posts long but there was so much detail I wanted to share and  I couldn’t shorten it and not miss something. Over the last two posts, I shared the project preparation and the sewing how-tos.  Today all that is left…