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Great Ideas — 24 Ways to Decorate for Summer!!

24 ways to decorate for Summer

Happy Father's Day!  I hope you are enjoying the day with the special men in your life!!   I love this time of the year. It makes me excited to work on my yard and home. I was thrilled to see so many beautiful Summer Decorating Ideas linked up this week. Make sure to check out all of the links!  Rocking Chair Redo @ Nest of Posies   DIY Furniture Update @ Madigan Made   Anthropologie Meets … [Read more...]

DIY Blogger House Update!!

daybreak blogger house

I can't believe how fast the DIY Blogger House is coming along at Daybreak!! Bangerter Homes is doing an incredible job. I stopped by the other night to check on the progress and was amazed!! The walls are all up and framed. It is going to be such a wonderful home!! I love all of the little details that have been thought out -- like lockers in the back entry, the pantry space, a wonderful front … [Read more...]

How To Replace Sliding Closet Doors with Standard Doors (tutorial)

how to replace slideing closet doors with standard doors

In my last two room makeovers, one of the biggest and most dramatic changes I've made is to replace the old sliding closet doors with regular hinged doors. The old doors weren't horrible doors -- at least they had a colonial look. But sliding doors are a little awkward to use and mine kept coming off the tracks. I love closet doors that open wide, it's so easy to see what's inside. Plus, if you … [Read more...]

Change Up Your Room — Make Easy Pillow Slipcovers (tutorial)

diy pillow slipcovers

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I'm Anna from Ask Anna -- and I am so excited to be here with you today and you're going to be shocked because I'm not sharing a cleaning tip with you, I'm actually going to share a sewing craft!!!  I will happily admit that I am not very crafty, which is why I have a cleaning and organizing blog, not a craft blog. However when I see a good idea I can usually do a … [Read more...]

Turn a Little-Used Storage Shed into an Creative Multi-Use Space!

shed to creative space from the side

My neighbor and good friend Jill did the most amazing thing last summer. She took a shed in her backyard and transformed it into an amazing creative space!! And she did it for virtually NO money. Fabulous, right?? Before -- it was just a storage space. But she could see the possibilities. So she took a scooter that was sitting in her garage and put an ad on Craigslist, asking for someone that … [Read more...]

Making Outdoor Wall Sconces Into Indoor Lamps: Just Add Switches! (DIY Tutorial)

outdoor sconce DIY

In my daughter's new Nautical Teen Room, I used cool outdoor galvanized wall lamps from Lowes: They were super inexpensive and beachy. But wait -- those lights I bought are outdoor lights with no switches. They're the "Portfolio Galvanized Steel Outdoor Wall Lamps" from Lowe's. (this and other hardware pictures from Lowe's ... with links in text to the actual product descriptions) So, … [Read more...]

Nautical Teen Room with Rustic Beach-Inspired Weathered Wall!

nautical board treatment teen room

My oldest daughter has a bedroom in the basement. She loves that she gets space to herself down there, but since it's below ground it is a little dark. Plus, we painted her room brown, which made it even darker (why did we do that???). And she had a great loft bed/desk unit, but since the ceilings are low in her room, she couldn't sit up in bed and it felt cramped. She ended up not spending time … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 30 DIY Before and After Projects!!

30 DIY decorating projects to make

Happy Easter!   Here are some amazing before and after projects that were linked up this week. And be sure to hop on over and check out all of the other fabulous projects that were linked up this week.  I wish I could feature each and every one, because they are SUPER!  Craft Closet @ Fancy Frugal Life  Laundry Room @ The Quaint Cottage  Zinc Mirror @ From Gardner 2 Bergers   Aqua Mirror … [Read more...]

Make a Whimsical Felt Rug (with template)

woodland rug

I'm just thrilled to share another project with Jen and all her lovely readers!  Just about a year ago I shared a tutorial to make dino tails, and this time around I have another kids project. My name is Jessica and my blog, Running With Scissors, is my outlet to share all the sewing, crafting, painting, and furniture building projects I've been running around making. Today I'm excited to … [Read more...]

Aqua and White Kitchen Reveal!!

aqua and white kitchen island

I love my new Aqua and White Kitchen. I had white cabinets at my last house and loved them. For some reason I thought since this house was a little more rustic that a white kitchen wouldn't work. But I am so happy with the way this remodel turned out. {NOTE -- lots of pictures to come} {The Keep Calm sign is from Barn Owl Primitives} Here's what the kitchen looked like when we bought the … [Read more...]