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Thanksgiving Placemat to Pillow Cover in 10 Minutes

Thanksgiving Placemat Pillow Cover I love a quick project. And I love pillow covers. They are such an easy way to change up your decor easily and inexpensively. Plus, it is so much easier to store a pillow cover than a pillow with an insert. All you have to do is take the pillow cover off and change it out for a new one. A few years ago I discovered that a really easy way to make a … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Before and After Projects!

I love the feeling that comes with giving a makeover to something in your house and changing the way a room feels! Here are... 20 Before and After Projects from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * DIY Faux Brick Flower Vase @ The Cofran Home Butcher Block Counter @ Twelve on Main DIY Farmhouse Pots @ Lolly Jane Farmhouse Table Makeover @ Design, Dining + Diapers … [Read more...]

1905 Cottage Addition: Dining Room

It's been so fun working on a project I love so much. The 1905 Cottage is a little home I fell in love with years ago and bought about four years ago. You can read all about it here. A couple of years ago I started an addition and now I'm sharing the projects from the addition. Today I would like to share the 1905 Cottage Addition: Dining Room. This is the outside of the home. The bigger … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 16 Room Makeovers!

I love the whole process of redesigning a room -- I love coming up with ideas and seeing them through to slowly transform the whole house! Here are... 16 Room Makeovers from this week's Link Party Palooza!  * * * * * * * * She Shed Blogger Office @ Fun Home Things Shaker Kitchen Remodel @ The Happy Housie Gatehouse to Farmhouse @ Thistlewood Farms Winter House Tour @ … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Before and After DIYs!

One of the most rewarding feelings as a crafter is taking something unexciting and giving it a makeover into something you end up loving! Here are... 20 Before and After DIYs from this week's Link Party Palooza!  * * * * * * * * Apple Crate Bookcase @ Design, Dining and Diapers Weathered Coffee Table Reveal @ Re-Fabbed Pallet Wood and Sticks Valentine's Heart @ Scavenger … [Read more...]

#1905Cottage Kitchen Reveal!!

I have some fun news coming regarding the #1905Cottage. I just love that little house. But in the meantime -- here's the kitchen reveal!!   And did I ever tell you why the kitchen reveal took so long?? When we took the bathroom floor up and looked underneath the cottage we discovered that the cottage's sewer line was collapsed - so we had to get an entire new sewer line all the way to the … [Read more...]

Before & After DIY Contest Supporting Habitat for Humanity

I'm excited to partner with OPC The Better Half to host the Before & After DIY Contest supporting Habitat for Humanity!! You could win a $50 gift card to Lowe's, Home Depot, or Amazon, whichever you prefer AND a $100 donation to Habitat for Humanity in your honor! UPDATE -- Congratulations to http://www.blessedlifeatopacakestand.com/ for winning the gift card. And thanks to everyone … [Read more...]

30-Day Room Makeover with Jo-Ann and HGTV Home™!!

If you've been reading my blog for long you might know that I've been wanting to give my Master Bedroom a facelift for almost 4 years.  It just seems like there are always projects that get moved up higher on the list.  And it's a space that I've been struggling with. Do you have a space like that in YOUR home? So when Jo-Ann contacted me about making over a room in my home with their new … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Open House at the 1905 Cottage!

What are you doing for the Fourth?  Every year our community has a pancake breakfast, followed by a down home paradeand carnival. My kids LOVE decorating their bikes and joining in. The 1905 cottage that I've been working on is right on the parade route. I was thinking it would be fun to have the house open after the parade!   Come for the parade at 10 am and then the … [Read more...]

Barn Door-Inspired Painted Chest (DIY Tutorial)

Hey, hey TT&J readers! It's Jessica from Mom 4 Real, and I am so excited to be here! I've been working on sprucing up my living room a bit this Summer. I wanted to insert a little more color into my decor. I have a crazy love for aqua, and have recently been bitten by the the yellow bug as well, so these are the colors I decided to use in my gallery wall. There was one problem though...as … [Read more...]