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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...]

Kitchen Remodel Project — DIY Kitchen Cabinet Update with Wrapping Paper!

wrapping paper backed cabinet

I am almost done with my Kitchen Remodel. One of the last things I wanted to do was change out my kitchen display cabinet. I had changed it out about three years ago - using wrapping paper instead of wallpaper. I love using heavy-duty wrapping paper instead of wallpaper because: It's cheap -- under $10 for the project. It's temporary. And I know that I like to change things up … [Read more...]

Make DIY Pendant Lights (Kitchen Remodel Project)!

DIY Pendant Lights header

The kitchen remodel is almost done -- wooo!! I just have one more project that I am going to finish up this week. Here are my DIY Pendant Lights. I found some lights that I really wanted from a store online, but they were $140 each, and four would = $560, not including the converter kits to change my lights from recessed to pendant. So I had to come up with something different. I ended up … [Read more...]

What Sparks your Creativity?

master bedroom collage

  What did we do before Pinterest came into our lives? I am a visual person and I love that I can create a board there with ideas for a room and that room comes to life for me. I did that for my Kitchen Redmodel and even though I came up with my own style and projects for the space, having that visual board as inspiration really sparked my creativity. I know I have mentioned my … [Read more...]

Make a DIY Beadboard Decorative Centerpiece Tray!! {tutorial}

diy beadboard tray tutorial

Hello, TT&J readers! It is such a huge honor to be here today. I have been a fan of Jen's blog for a very long time. My name is Lindsay & I run a blog called Southern Lovely. I am a busy mom of three little ones, who constantly keep me running. Whenever I have free time, I enjoy creating. It's my outlet, really. Today I am going to share how to make a beadboard decorative tray, that … [Read more...]