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Tuesday’s Tip from Pinterest

Good Ideas (((This Tuesday Tip was found on Pinterest! And was created by Karen from Strictly Simple Style ))) buy tablecloths to use as draperies…. much less expensive, already hemmed, meant to launder often, and many patterns and colors available out there! 60×84 {or buy 60×104 so you can hem them AND still have matching fabric left ...

Repurposed Frame into Menu Board

Finished Menu Board oh my gosh, I’m in love with my newest creation!! I found this old, gold frame at a yard sale for $2.00.I think it may have been an old mirror, but all that was left was the piece of cardboard that would back a mirror or something. I started out by spray painting it apple ...

Thrift Store Lamp FAILURE

Mauve Lamp I had mentioned to my mom that I was looking for a bedside lamp, and she found me this cute little number. Yes, it is MAUVE….(in other words, puke in my mouth!) I don’t know who invented this color, but I’m sure it was after a long night of the flu!!I decided to spray paint ...

Burlap Barn Star

Craft Ideas Do you remember my “passion for burlap?” post? Well, on that post, I featured tonz of things that had been created or re-created using burlap. One of the super fabulous items was a barn star, that I had found on Pinterest. So, I decided that I could make that too, and it just so happened ...

Update Your Room with Fancy Switchplates

Good Ideas You guys are going to love what I just found. Fancy switchplates by Renu. Leviton’s newest product: Renu was actually featured on the DIY Network and it's such a brilliant way to update the look of a room in a snap! It's so stinkin' easy too!! {double high five} If decorating is your passion, you're gonna love Renu®!...

Cheap Bathroom Redo

Good Ideas Well, If you remember from a few post ago, I had found a great bathroom sign that I wanted to re-create in our bathroom, and I also mentioned in a few older posts, that we live in a VERY old home that we don’t want to sink a ton of money into, since we are ...

Re-Purposing an Old Media Cabinet

Good Ideas One of our fabulous readers...has sent us a great idea for re-purposing an old media cabinet. Maria over at IDS (Interior Design Solutions) is an Interior Designer in NC and she writes a blog about various design ideas and projects. Here's her very easy fix to a media cabinet that is too short....

Ultimate Link Party GUIDE

Ultimate Link Party Are you a CRAFTER??? If you are, I have compiled a list of Link Parties, in no particular order, where you can SHOW OFF your mad skills! **upload your project pictures and tutorials, and just link back to these sites and thousands of people will see what you’ve created!** This is the ULTIMATE LINK PARTY ...

Cheap Kitchen Redo

Good Ideas Oh, sometimes I really do wish I planned better! This is an after-the-project-is-finished photo. To begin, imagine it looking completely different, and then…I turned it into this!! (haha, I know there is no imagining what you couldn’t see before, but this is completely different!!) *Keep in mind, this is an old house, and everything I ...

Potholder Makeover

Good Ideas I recently fell in love with a chain store fabric. (if it’s killing you to know which major store, let me save you the mental anguish….it’s wally-world) Generally, SAS, JoAnns, or Hobby Lobby are my all time favorites, but I no longer live close to any of those stores. I am also a “see in ...

How To Paint Faux Wood Paneling or Fake Wood

Priming Faux Wood Paneling In the 70’s, there was this trend of using Faux Wood Paneling to cover walls. I grew up calling it “trailer paneling” but regardless of it’s correct name, it’s a thin panel of compressed waste, made to look like real wood. It resembles this picture. Anyways, I have been redoing some things in our current ...

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Good Ideas I am so excited and thrilled to introduce to you our newest Sponsors from “The Mold Store.”  They offer DIY solutions that you and I can use to beautify our new and existing homes, offices, yards, and spaces—and save a lot of money doing so! The Main man and Owner, John Panagos is here to ...

Recycled Metal Horse

Good Ideas We were visiting a small town in Arizona called Fountain Hills. While we were there, our little family ran across this awesome piece of art. Unfortunately, I don’t know who the artist is, but he/she created this horse……all from recycled pieces of metal. Forks, pots and pans, mufflers, wheels, license plates, and all sorts of ...

Tin Pumpkins

Good Ideas I just saw these at a local Craft Store and I love the idea! After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, there was a lot of debris, and wreckage left over from the storm. Someone collected the leftover Tin and made these super cute Tin Pumpkins. I love the idea of recycling, and things that are ...

Bedazzle Your Backpack

Good Ideas Remember This Post **Backpack Makeover** This is such a fun and easy project. If you click on the link above, it will take you to the actual post, but the idea is simple….just BEDAZZLE your Backpack!Here are the two I did!ps….added to Tip Junkie’s Linky Party!...

Craigslist Flip

Good Ideas I found this bench on Craigslist for $90….it is a church pew and I just fell in love with the metal detail as legs. It was this same color, the only thing I did was add the vinyl lettering and originally put new fabric on the pillows and cushions.  But, the people I sold it ...