Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"F" is for Flat Pencil Pouch

Sew: diy flat zipper pencil pouch


It's back to school for us next week and every Fall my kids ask for new pencil pouches.
I'm happy to oblige and this year we went with the flat zipper pencil pouch.


The finished size is 10"w x 8"h and I love the contrasting lining on the interior.

Monday, August 25, 2014

"L" is for Lace & Scallop Cut Outs Trend

Trend: lace and scallop cut outs


Okay friends I'm really not a very trendy person but I do pay attention to details and this is one detail I just happen to love.

Lace and scallop cut outs are everywhere.  From clothing and accessories to decor I'm drawn to the intricate nature of the negative cut out space.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

"W" is for Wall Shelf

Build: diy personalized wall shelf


I'm sharing how to make this personalized wall shelf over at Brittany's place, Pretty Handy Girl, today.


It's a fairly simple project to put together and really makes a great statement piece.


Check out the full tutorial here.

I'm linking up to:

Sand and Sisal

The 36th Avenue


Creative Collection @ Lolly Jane
Nifty Thrity Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming

Monday, August 18, 2014

"B" is for Bed Makeover

Build: DIY bed makeover


Completely transform the style of an existing headboard and footboard with a few pieces of wood, new feet and paint, it's that easy.  This bed went from dated and faded to cute and farmhouse with very little effort.


My friend had this dated, solid wood headboard and footboard (and siderails too).  The style and details left much to be desired and it sat VERY close to the ground.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

"F" is for Family Refreshments Station

Build: diy family refreshments station


Back in March I was a contestant on Creating With the Stars at East Coast Creative.  I made it to Round 2 (after winning Round 1!) and built this family refreshments station for the paint project category.

I realized I never shared the tutorial on how I built this piece.

Monday, August 11, 2014

"O" is for Over the Fridge Cabinet

Build: diy over the fridge cabinet


I'm over at Remodelaholic today sharing how to make this over the fridge cabinet.


Do you have an odd space above the fridge?  A huge gaping, useless hole has potential and I'll show you how easy it is to make a box with a door.




And then you can hide and store items making the most use of that space above the fridge.

Friday, August 8, 2014

"A" is for Apple Paperweight

DIY wood apple paperweight


An easy back to school teacher gift made using a piece of 4x4 scrap wood.


Any teacher is sure to love a personalized apple paperweight to display on their desk.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

"E" is for Embellished Monogram Pouch

Sew: diy embellished monogram zipper pouch


Today I'm sharing how I made this gold brad embellished monogrammed zipper pouch.  It's a simple zipper pouch with a painted monogram ironed onto the front embellished with gold brads.

Monday, August 4, 2014

"M" is for Master Bedroom Makeover

Master bedroom makeover in the 1740 saltbox.


We've lived in this house for one year now and the master bedroom makeover is complete.


This before picture is taken from the MLS listing posted online and is exactly how the room was when we saw the house for the first time.


And now.  I guess I like things simple.

Friday, August 1, 2014

"O" is for Outdoor Trestle Dining Table

Build: DIY outdoor trestle dining table


A diy outdoor table that seats 10 comfortably and we've got the plans for you!  I desperately wanted to build an outdoor table that was double wide (meaning 2 people can fit on the short ends) so I asked my buildy gal pal Ana White to design some plans, she did and I built this beauty!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"P" is for Painted Zipper Pouch

Sew: DIY painted zipper pouch


Make these personalized pouches with paint and a lightbox then sew them up for an easy gift.



For the complete tutorial on how to paint the names and sew the zippered pouch I used the new Steller mobile storytelling app.  In this case the tutorial is flipbook style and I love how each page acts as a step in the process.




If you're having trouble with the link above try accessing the tutorial here.

Steller is a free app and can be used to tell any kind of story, not just tutorials, but the best part IT'S ALL DONE ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE!!!!  No more sitting down with your computer, just click on the pics you want to add or write the text, keep adding pages until your story is complete.
One story and you'll be hooked!



Disclaimer:  Steller did not sponsor this post nor was I compensated in any form to write this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  I just thought I'd share my experience in hopes that others will benefit.

I'm linking up to:

Sand and Sisal

The 36th Avenue

Creative Collection @ Lolly Jane
Nifty Thrity Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming

Monday, July 28, 2014

"P" is for Planked Sign

Paint: DIY handpainted planked wood sign


Create your own handpainted planked wood sign using your favorite quote.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

"W" is for Work Aprons

Sew: diy work aprons


A new batch of Ana White work aprons is ready and now available in the shop.


Great for woodworking, crafting or gardening - an all around general purpose work apron.


A few tweeks this time around:

- slimmer waistband makes for easier tying in the back
- pleat tucks moved to front corners allows for more space inside pockets


The colors are still fresh and vibrant.  
Or you can always make your own version using my tutorial here.


Visit the shop here to purchase any of these aprons.

I'm linking up to:

Sand and Sisal

The 36th Avenue

Creative Collection @ Lolly Jane
Nifty Thrity Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming

Monday, July 21, 2014

"B" is for Business Cards

DIY stamped wood business cards


I recently had the privilege of attending and teaching at the Haven Conference and you can't go to an event with 300 bloggers, sponsors and vendors without business cards.

Wanting something that was unique and reflected my blog I created these stamped wood business cards:


Friday, July 18, 2014

"P" is for Pencil Shaped Pencil Holder

DIY pencil shaped pencil holder teacher gift


Make this super simple giant wood pencil shaped pencil holder for all those teachers this Fall.
One 1x4x6 board for $5 will yield 2 pencil holders plus a $2 pack of pencils and you have an inexpensive and extremely useful gift.