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My Slipcovered Sectional and a Giveaway!

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I spent this summer changing my space from a dark, slightly Tuscan vibe to more of a cottage-y, light-filled look. One of the things I really wanted to do was slipcover my big sectional in my family room. Update - winner has been chosen. It's Melissa Swenson. I wanted to go with white, but since I have four active children, I thought maybe a slightly darker color would hold up better. I … [Read more...]

Create a Kitchen Focal Point — with a beadboard cabinet backsplash for less than $10!!


Here's a quick update on the kitchen makeover --  the cabinets are painted!!  And last night I added a little detail with some beadboard open shelving. It's so easy to do!! All I did was take two cabinet doors off. … [Read more...]

Fast and Easy Pleated Ruffle Ottoman Slipcover {tutorial}!!

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Fast and Easy Pleated Ottoman Slipcover! I recently ordered this pretty blue chevron materialfabric.com.  I love the color because it can go in almost any room in my house. I bought this ottoman at a discount store about 15 years ago and for the past 5 years it's been sitting in my basement, waiting for a makeover. So I decided to give it a little facelift with my new fabric. This was … [Read more...]

“Red Hots and Blue” Fourth of July Rocket Wreath {tutorial}

Fourth of July is coming up fast. I wanted to make a festive wreath for my front door. So I headed down to the Dollar Store and picked up a few supplies. I used ribbon and paper I already had as well as Dimension Magic (to keep the birds from eating it) and the total for my wreath was about $4!! "Red Hots and Blue" Rocket Wreath Tutorial Here’s what I did: … [Read more...]

Fabric-Covered Resin Table Redo {plus 23 other resin project ideas}

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I love trying new things! And sometimes those ideas don’t turn out. If you read my blog a couple years ago you may remember this craft fail: I spent a week trying to figure out resin. And boy was it tough. It was either too hard, or too soft, or had bubbles, or stuck to the molds.   At the end of that week I decided that resin and I would never be BFF’s.   So … [Read more...]

Make a Washi Tape Clock {tutorial}!!


One of my favorite Washi Tape projects I have made so far is this fun and whimsical Washi Tape Clock that I made for my craft room. I used a bunch of different Washi Tapes for each of the clock numbers. Washi Tape Clock Tutorial   … [Read more...]

Porch Makeover Part 2 — make a 10 minute pillow cover out of cloth napkins!


The sun is out and I love looking at my freshened up front porch. Yesterday I showed you my Chevron Frame Door Hanging {with Washi Tape}: And today I want to show you a 10 minute pillow you can make out of napkins! … [Read more...]

Giveaway Monday — Epic Six Letterpress System {$169 value}!!


One of my goals for 2011 is to share some of my favorite things with you. And today I have one of my favorite things to GIVE AWAY!!  It's an Epic Machine from Lifestyle Crafts.  An Epic is a wonderful tool, it:  Die Cuts Embosses AND is a Letterpress System Yay!!!!  One Tatertots and Jello Reader is going to win a Epic Letterpress Combo Kit ( a $169 value!!) for their very … [Read more...]

Guest Post — Installing Barn Sliding Doors!


My husband and I design, build, and decorate custom homes in Portland, OR. Having  "champagne taste" on a "boxed-wine budget", I have learned over the years to DIY most everything in my home. Everything I've learned over the years in building and decorating has evolved into my blog. I'd love to share my Barn Door Project with you as well as some ideas for installing barn door systems in your … [Read more...]

Painted Chevron Rug Reveal {tutorial}


I finally got some pictures of my newest project --  My Painted Chevron Rug!! And.... I love it!! I know, I know -- Everyone is obsessed with Chevron. I jumped on the bandwagon and I think it's fun. I love the bold, graphic lines and statement that it makes in a room! {Ikea rug} I painted the rug white and then used my favorite color these days -- Martha Stewart's Arrowroot. … [Read more...]