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Guest Room: Upholstering a Headboard

Many moons ago (aka, when it was cold enough outside to wear sweaters), Stephen and I tackled another DIY project for our guest bedroom.  This time we decided to make an upholstered headboard to replace the too-big-for-the-room bedframe we sold … Continue reading

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An Old Pendant Light Gets New Life

Over the weekend, we finally found time to fix up the lotus pendant we scored on our last trip back home. On first glance it wasn’t in that bad of shape, but as I disassembled it, a couple issues with … Continue reading

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Wrapped Wire Word Art

What do you get when you mix one part wire with one part yarn and a dash of hot glue? A fun weekend project and a new piece of art!  You might remember me expressing my love for word art … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Cheater Roman Shade *UPDATED*

Happy Friday, everybody!  After I posted this tutorial a couple weeks ago (which was then featured on The Inspired Room – woot!), I got a couple questions that I thought would be easiest to address with some sketches.  For your … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Cheater Roman Shade

After I posted all my fabric secrets yesterday, I got an email from a reader asking if I would write a post about how I made the Roman shade in our kitchen.  I’ve (obviously) been putting off this post for … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Make Your Own Thread Holder

I need to come up with a new name for our guest bedroom.  It’s definitely not a one-purpose space.  In addition to a guest room, it serves as a sewing room, a craft room, and a storage space for all … Continue reading

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Tutorial: I Heart My State Painting

Welcome to my first DIY project inspired by Pinterest.  I say “first” because I’ve already bookmarked (pinned) probably 20 projects I’d like to try in the future and the inspiration just keeps on coming!  Have you missed the boat on the … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Euro Shams with Flanges

Yesterday when I showed you our spring-y master bedroom update, I mentioned that I made the Euro shams you saw on our bed. If you’ve been reading our blog for very long, you probably know I’m no stranger to 1) … Continue reading

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Master Bath Phase 2: Installing Board and Batten

In case you missed it, we’re telling the tale of our master bathroom renovation. Phase 1 was all about demolition and prep work.  You can catch up here! Now, those of you who saw this photo last week and guessed … Continue reading

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Tutorial: How to Make a Striped Shower Curtain

I hope you’ll will forgive me for postponing the master closet reveal for one more day. Blame it on the UPS guy (again), but I just couldn’t share the finished result before it was actually finished! Instead I’m going to … Continue reading

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