Decorating

DIY Yarn Spider Garland

DIY Yarn Spider Garland: Easy Halloween Decor

by Kelly Gilion, Contributing Author Hi Ya’ll! Kelly from Plume here doing a little blog bomb! Rachel and I have been friends for years, since before she was a blogger and I was a shop owner. And now we live on the same street and our kiddos play almost every day. You

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Mantel Makeover 2.0

  If you didn’t figure it out from the picture, we recently updated our fireplace and mantle. I could not be happier with how it turned out. I had no idea how much this update would change the look and feel of our entire room. And yes, you guessed it,

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Dinged Up Dresser Finds New Life

I’ve noticed a pattern in my life. I tend to paint things turquoise. I hadn’t really noticed this as a pattern until I finally got around to putting this post together.  When looking through past before and after makeovers to reference, I realized that I have a serious problem of branching

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DIY Burlap Wreath

Oh, hey there pretty burlap wreath on my front door. So glad you could join the fall festivities happening in my home. Also so glad your neutral color and versatility will keep you hanging on my door all year long. All I have to do is trade out your little

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Wall Collage on a Dime

I’ve been eyeing out wall collage ideas for quite some time now. We have a big wall in our living room what would be perfect for one that was previously being occupied by this: While I like the color that it brought into the room, the Hobby Lobby picture that

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Mirror Makeover(s)

This mirror and I have a history. In more ways than one. This HUGE antique mirror hung in my grandma’s living room for a LONG time. We are talking 50+ years. When my grandparents passed away, I was happy to inherit it. Not only did it fill a big space

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Life Hack: How to Hang Perfectly Level Decor on Walls

Since all of our big projects are pretty much done in our new house, I’ve gotten to work on some decorating. I wish SO MUCH that I had known about this little life hack on hanging pictures a long time ago. It would have saved me from much frustration, time

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Budget Breakdown of the Kitchen Flip

As you’ve probably gathered by now, we have done some major work on our kitchen. As I’ve been talking to friends about it, some have bravely asked how much we spent. Something in me gets a little squirmy when I start sharing numbers. Not sure why because I’m always itching

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Painting Oak Cabinets

One of the biggest changes you can make in your kitchen that will give you bang for your buck is updating oak cabinets. It’s a lot of work but totally worth it. As you can see in the before pictures of our new home, there was a whole lot of

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My Mediocre Bed Frame Makeover

Before I jump in, I want to acknowledge that you might be a little thrown off by this title. Yes, I’m calling it a mediocre makeover. It’s tempting to not post about things that didn’t turn out GREAT but I don’t want to filter all of my projects and make

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Mirror Makeover

   I inherited this HUGE mirror from my grandparents about a year ago. It’s been hanging above my couch for quite a while and has been begging for a fresh coat of paint for a long time. The original frame was kind of a golden, brass color. While it does

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The Thankful Tree: A Thanksgiving Craft and Centerpiece

Here’s a craft that I think is worth it: The Thankful Tree. In the rush of preparing a meal, socializing, and entertaining (or restraining?) a house full of little kids, it gave our extended family (ages 2-60) just a moment to reflect on why we had gathered. It focused our

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Spray Paint: I Love You

I have a thing for spray paint. Particularly cherry red. Below is evidence that nothing is safe in my presence if I have a stock of spray paint in my garage. Antique Elephant Project Happy Bucket Antique Children’s Chair Mailbox Makeover Fun Little Box Makeover: I didn’t write a post

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Repurposed Cabinet Door Idea

Since my house is on the market, I’ve been looking for thrifty ways to simplify and organize all of our stuff. One major area that needed some TLC was the top of our fridge. It had become a dumping ground for all miscellaneous food, drinks, canned goods, and more. Not

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Jaw-Dropping, DIY Nursery Decor

My dear sister is due to have their first baby ANY day now. Poor gal has been instructed to say at home and simply wait. Talk about a long couple of days! She’s had a great attitude through her entire pregnancy and has been a great example to me about

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craft idea for toddlers

Easy Craft Idea for Toddlers

  Looking for a cheap and easy craft idea to do with the kiddos? Here is one that even a non-crafty person can easily do. Simply use painters tape to create a shape or word and then let your kiddo go to town with painting all over it. The messier

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Wood Pallet Makeover

When I saw this wood pallet makeover that my friend Jessi (and her husband) did I immediately asked her to share how she did it with us. Check it out! I asked Jessi to share how they did this transformation. Take it away, Jessi! Ever since my church used pallets

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Fourth of July Craft Ideas

It’s June! It’s summer! I’m already seeing some Fourth of July crafts floating around the blogland so I thought I’d throw a few of mine in the mix. Pin it if you like it! Here is a Fourth of July Onesie I made this little festive outfit for my daughter

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My Five Minute Spray Paint Project

Yes, I have a newborn and toddler. And yes, I somehow found time to do this little spray paint project. The thing is, I love to create. I love to see the potential in ordinary junk and redeem its value. So why the heck I am doing crafty projects in

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DIY Nursery Decor: Trains!

With a baby boy on the way in about a month, I have been working hard to get his nursery prepped and ready. Since it was previously decorated for a girl, part of this includes making changes to the room to prepare it for a boy. I’m honestly not sure

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Stools with So Much Potential!

  Most people would look at these stools and think, “Gross.” Since they came from my grandparent’s house I wasn’t too grossed out by them but they were in serious need of a makeover. The funny thing is, once you’ve reupholstered a few things you start to look at pieces

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How to Take the Musty Smell Out of Old Furniture

How to Take the Musty Smell Out of Old Furniture

If you saw my post from Wednesday, you already know I transformed my grandma’s dresser into a changing table for the nursery. What I didn’t mention in the post was a little trick I used to get rid of the musty smell that the old dresser had taken on over

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Grandma’s Dresser Transformed into a Changing Table

Let the nesting begin! Ah, who’s kidding. I’m in a continual state of nesting whether I’m pregnant or not. This week’s warm weather allowed me to start and finish Baby 2.0’s changing table. I prefer to use dressers as changing tables for a lot of reasons. I like that their

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DIY Valentine Garland

Ah yes, Valentine’s Day. The only time of the year that men will tolerate their homes to be decorated in pinks, reds, and hearts. Due to our lack of storage space, I keep the holiday decorating to a minium. However, I was feeling the itch to make a little Valentine’s

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My Favorite Christmas Decoration

My Favorite Christmas Decoration

  I typically don’t buy Christmas decorations- especially full price. Most of the decorations we have up have come from my parent’s basement. However, when I saw this print on Etsy, I couldn’t pass it up. “A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices.”  Not only does this come from

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Cabinet to Bookshelf Transformation: Before and After

Ever since we found out we will be having another baby in April, I’ve been making small changes to our guest room with the intentions of turning it into a “big girl room” for my 1.5 year old. This past weekend, I finally got to work on a little cabinet

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halloween decor-painted jars

Painted Jar Jack-O-Lanterns

A few nights ago I was getting the itch to do a little crafting. I honestly can’t remember where this original idea came from but my vision was to paint the inside of some mason jars, add a face to the outside, put a candle in them, and let them

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Baby Shower Decoration

About a month ago, I helped throw a baby shower for a dear friend. We didn’t go too crazy with decorating for it but I did make up some of these paper onesies to scatter around the food and gift table. With my Silhouette, they were really easy to make.

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Pinterest Fail: Using Caulk as a Rug Gripper

Pinterest Fail: Using Caulk as a Rug Gripper

One of my Pinterest Boards is titled: Why Didn’t I Think of That?! It consists of a variety of ideas that I wish I would have thought of first. I have found quite a few to be helpful around my house. However, today was a different story. Once upon a

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Mellow-Yellow Bench Makeover

If you know me at all, you will quickly learn that I am a frequent Craigslister. I covered some tips on how to successfully sell your stuff on Craigstlist but didn’t talk much about buying things on it. That’s because I’ve done a lot more selling than buying. Well, as

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I love you because frame

A Craft That is Good for a Marriage

A Craft that is good for your marriage? What? Before I get to the craft idea, I need to give you a little back story. If you don’t care on how I arrived at this project, just scroll on down! I’ve been married almost three years now. I don’t think

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A Happy Bucket: A Spray Paint Makeover

A Happy Bucket: A Spray Paint Makeover

It’s amazing what a little spray paint can do, isn’t it? This darling little bucket has been at my parent’s house for years. My mom included it in a box to be sold at a garage sale but I managed to snatch it away before someone else saw the glorious

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rick rack flower tutorial

How to Make Rick Rack Fabric Flowers

I’ve seen a few of these tutorials around so I thought I’d give them a try. They turned out to be really easy to make. I’m excited about these rick rack flowers because of their versatility. I’ve already thought of multiple ways to use these. You could turn them into

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A Dog-Gone Cute Kid Room Decoration: A Silhouette Project

A Dog-Gone Cute Kid Room Decoration: A Silhouette Project

When thinking about some thrifty decorating ideas for my little lady’s bedroom, I thought it’d be fun to do something with her favorite animal (and the only one she can actually say at this point). Using my Silhouette machine and a picture frame I had in our closet, I came

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Creative Storage Idea: Repurpose Old Diaper Boxes!

Creative Storage Idea: Repurpose Old Diaper Boxes!

With a little one around, it seems like we cannot have enough boxes and bins around for all her stuff. That is why I love finding creative ways to create storage around our house. At our most recent Sam’s Club trip, I picked up some diapers that come in this

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Fourth of July Wreath

Make Your Own Fourth of July Wreath

After seeing a Fourth of July fireworks stand being set up yesterday, I got really excited for the upcoming holiday! So when I stumbled on this wreath idea from Capital B, I got motivated and made one for myself! Fourth of July Wreath: A DIY Holiday Decorating Idea   Despite this project being a

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Fabric Flower Bouquet Tutorial

Fabric Flower Bouquet Tutorial

I love making fabric flowers. There are so many creative things you can do with them! I had a lot of fun with my Five Minute Fabric Flowers so I thought I would keep the party going with a fabric flower bouquet I made a while ago. This project can be

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Decorating Tip: Another Use for Painters Tape!

Decorating Tip: Another Use for Painters Tape!

I love to change our home decor up and move things around. In the early days of living in our house, I cut corners when hanging things on our walls and didn’t used the plastic anchors that hold the screws in securely.  I learned the hard way that this was

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Thrifty Decorating Idea: Side Table with Stain Design

Thrifty Decorating Idea: Side Table with Stain Design

I stumbled on Let’s Be Crafty via a recommendation from a friend on our Facebook page. I was immediately impressed by this gal’s projects- particularly her Stained Tree Side Table. Check this out! With a little painters tape and some basic stain, she created an amazing design. There is lots of

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New chair with silhouette shape

Antique Children’s Chair Makeover

This chair makeover might be my favorite furniture makeover I’ve ever done so far. That’s a pretty bold statement but I can’t remember a piece starting out so rough and turning out so great! I stumbled on this chair at a garage sale a few weeks ago. I almost passed

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An Eggcellent Easter Decorating Idea

An Eggcellent Easter Decorating Idea

I love repurposing things. In this little holiday decorating project, I repurposed these paint chips into… …an Easter garland! This project cost next to nothing (except for a few strange looks you may get by stocking up on so many different paint chips).  It could be a great craft idea

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Tweet Tweet! The Silhouette Bird Creations Keep on Coming!

Tweet Tweet! The Silhouette Bird Creations Keep on Coming!

Here’s another little bird project I made with my Silhouette machine. Look familiar? If you read my previous post, you have seen this bird before. I used the vinyl cutout to put on the light switch in her room. Here’s a refresher in case you didn’t catch it. Since I

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Perched Birdy: A Silhouette Project

Perched Birdy: A Silhouette Project

Here is a simple decorating project I did for my daughter’s room with my Silhouette machine. (If you want one of your own, see more details at the bottom of this post.) It started by picking out a shape and sending it to my Silhouette machine to cut out. After

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Give Old Pillows New Life!

Give Old Pillows New Life!

Want to freshen up some old throw pillows? Don’t throw them out! It is a lot easier to makeover an old pillow than you would think. All you need is fabric and some very basic sewing skills. To see the whole tutorial, keep on reading!

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D.I.Y. Yarn Wrapped Letters

D.I.Y. Yarn Wrapped Letters

This craft idea is doable for anyone. ANYONE. It’s quick, easy, thrifty, and fun. You only need two things: 1) A cardboard letter (I got mine for $1.00 at Hobby Lobby) 2) Yarn of any color. I pulled this out from my yarn stash from when I used to knit.

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Jazz Up Your Storage Space

Jazz Up Your Storage Space

I’m a sucker for storage and organization units. I love finding creative ways to store junk. What started as an innocent stroll down the organization aisle at Target, resulted in me coming home with this. (The gift card was burning a hole in my pocket!) The unit didn’t stay that

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Simple Holiday Decorating

Simple Holiday Decorating

Here’s a thrifty decorating tip: put something colorful in a vase! It can work for almost any holiday or occasion. When my blogging buddy, Rachel, offered me these decorative balls, I snatched them up with this idea in mind. I used this vase that was recycled from an arrangement of

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How to Make Your Own Window Cornice

How to Make Your Own Window Cornice

I really like the simple look of window cornices. They are clean, fresh, and from what I discovered, easy to make! I was also pleasantly surprised at how cheap the supplies for this turned out to be. AND it doesn’t involve any sewing. Do I have your attention?? Here’s how

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Lima Bean Wreath

Lima Bean Wreath

Christmas wreaths are all over the Internet right now. There are so many different kinds and different ways to make them. When I heard about making a wreath out of lima beans, I was skeptical. However, after I thought about it more it didn’t seem like that crazy of an

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How to Make a Bow Tie

How to Make a Bow Tie

A baby shower that I helped throw was themed “Preppy Little Man.” What better decor for the event than little bow ties! We not only decorated for the shower with these bow ties but we also had quests wear them. They were a hit Want to know how to make

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