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DIY Wood Bead Chandelier and 16 Beaded Chandelier Tutorials!

16 DIY Chandelier Tutorials

I made a new wood bead chandelier. I might have a DIY chandelier obesession. I ordered a box of 1,000 wood beads for this project. And I am so excited to show you the tutorial. I just need to take some pictures and write it up. (UPDATE: Click here to see the tutorial)  (here it is at my Cookie Exchange last month) In the meantime, here are 16 DIY Wood Bead Chandeliers for … [Read more...]

$8 Chandelier Redo (Hannah’s Room Update)

Tatertots and Jello - Easy Chandelier Redo

I love chandeliers. I would put them in every room in my home if I could - ha! When we redid Hannah's room 4 years ago we took out a really plain white ceiling fan and put in a really inexpensive chandelier I had bought from Target. We installed it in the ceiling and put a pretty ceiling medallion at the top. So when we started this room update, I knew I wanted to do a little update on the … [Read more...]

10 Fabulous Fireplace Before and After Projects!

10 fireplace before and afters

We are putting up drywall this week at the little 1905 house I working on!! And we have framed in the fireplace -- it's going to be so pretty!! Here's the before picture: And, here's what it looks like right now: I love a fireplace and mantel for Fall - they are so cozy and fun to decorate for the holidays!! Here are 10 Before and After Fireplace Projects for inspiration!   … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Home DIY Projects to Make NOW!

cake plate diy

 Happy Fall!! The kids are back in school - it might be the perfect time to work on a Home DIY Project!! Here are 20 ideas that were linked up this weekend that might be fun to tackle. Turn Dresser Drawers into Stunning Window Boxes @ Kammy's Korner Transform a Barn Door into a Coffee Table @ Make the Best of What's Around Upcycle a Suitcase into a Focal Point @ The Concrete Cottage … [Read more...]

It’s Pumpkin Week — DIY Polka Dot Pumpkins (Tutorial)!

plush minky pumpkins tutorial

Welcome to PUMPKIN WEEK!! (a pumpkin tutorial each and every day this week)   Today I am sharing my Polka Dot Pumpkins!! What could be better than polka dots AND pumpkins = two of my favorite things!   Here's how to make them: … [Read more...]

Upholster an Existing Headboard (tutorial)!!

upholstered headboard

Here's an easy way to change the look of a room. When I was redoing my guest room, I had a headboard in that room that I had bought about 10 years ago and I still loved the curved shape of the headboard. So I decided to try to upholster that headboard. And it turns out that it was easy to do. I ordered some fabric from Spoonflower.com - I love that place! It is a little more expensive … [Read more...]

Make a Duvet Cover from a Fabric Shower Curtain!

Duvet out of a shower curtain

Have you ever had a project in your mind and then you just can't find what you are looking for? That's what I ran into with my guest room redo. For the bedding I knew I wanted a grey duvet cover that had some ruffles but not too many - so it wouldn't be too "girly". And I wanted it to be a plain color so I could make some graphic pillows to go with the bedding. I looked and looked and couldn't … [Read more...]

DIY Subway Tile Table Redo!!

subway tile table makeover tutorial

I've been working on my outdoor space this year. Last month I made some DIY Subway Tile Planters and a privacy screen out of old doors that were sitting in my garage. I had an outdoor table in my yard that was very weathered and worn. And since I am working on my tiling skills (I bought a tile saw last month too), I wanted to update that table with a subway tile top! And actually, this … [Read more...]

Ikea’s Scrolly Ung Frame — 13 Different Ways to Use It in YOUR home!

ung scrolly frame collage 2

My sister Ashley has one of the whimsical Ikea Ung Frames in her entryway. She painted it a pretty grey color and put some chicken wire inside. She keeps invitations, pictures and other pretty mementos in her frame. I have one sitting in my craft room. I couldn't resist picking it up the last time I was visiting Ikea. I have been debating where to use it. Here are 12 other ways I have … [Read more...]

Great Ideas – Patriotic Party Ideas & Recipes

patriotic party and recipes

In charge of a Fourth of July Celebration, or just bringing something delicious to one? Ignite a sizzling celebration with the help of any of these patriotic party ideas and recipes! Fourth of July Cupcake Toppers @ Hoosier Handmade Vanilla Bean Doughnuts @ a pumpkin & a princess Star Spangled Marshmallow Pops @ My Sister's Suitcase … [Read more...]