Welcome to the second and final part of how to make an upholstered cornice. If you missed Part I, you can view it here. At the end of Part I we had completed the cornice box. Next steps! Cover the cornice with batting: I recommend using batting that is 3/4" to 1" thick. It may look too poufy to you, but it will be mashed down a little once the fabric is applied. Cut a piece of batting that ... Read More about How to Make an Upholstered Cornice – Part II
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Way back in September, when I revealed my lighter and brighter powder room, I asked if any of you would be interested in seeing a tutorial for how I made the upholstered cornice. Several of you expressed an interest and I'm so sorry that it has taken me this long to get around to it. Before we get started, let me say a few things: *All of the pictures were taken in my workroom, so they are not beauty shots. In fact, you'll notice that I need to change the canvas cover on my ... Read More about How to Make an Upholstered Cornice – Part I
Pleated drapes can be difficult to make. Get the look of pleats without the difficulty by using basic flat drapery panels instead. Here you'll find easy to follow, step-by-step directions for how to make lined, flat drapes in your own home using the same methods that professionals do. Save money by doing it yourself! My friends, if you can sew a straight line, you can do this! Let me give you just a little bit of background before we begin though. :-D In ... Read More about How To Make Lined, Flat Drapes Just Like The Pros Do: Part I – It’s Easy!
I don't know a single person who has hour upon hour to spend endlessly decorating their home. It seems that we're all looking for a quick fix these days. Today, I'm sharing with you One Simple Thing that you can do to amp up any room! You don't need to be able to sew to add ribbon to draperies. Just an iron and some iron-on tape will do the trick. Plain white draperies come to life when colorful ribbon is added. Pottery Barn Teen You can use ribbon to create a classic Greek Key ... Read More about One Simple Thing Decorating Idea: Embellish Draperies With Ribbon
I've been chipping away at a farmhouse facelift for my kitchen! Here's the farmhouse style mood board I'm working off of. Other than replacing my old table with the new black round one, the most drastic changes that I've made are to replace the window treatment and the can light above my kitchen sink. The roman shade is a faux one and it's no-sew too! I'll share the directions with you soon. I gave serious thought to repainting the walls, but then I remembered how much I adore ... Read More about A DIY Faux Roman Shade And Chipping Away At My Farmhouse Kitchen Facelift
UPDATE: Enjoy these projects from our former home. We’ve moved and are giving our new-to-us home a complete remodel. I’ve completely changed my style! Click HERE to take a look. This past year was chock-ful of diy fun with projects ranging from sewing/no-sewing to room makeovers and everything in-between. All of these projects are meant to inspire you and include a full tutorial in case you want to give one of them a try. A couple of the most popular diy projects were a part of my ... Read More about Top 5 DIY Tutorials of 2013
Have you been enjoying all of the gorgeous homes on the 2013 Summer Showcase of Homes? Oh my goodness, it reminds me of my House Snoopers series that takes place here every Friday. Except it's twenty-six homes all in one week instead of just one! I'm honored to be included in this incredible group of bloggers who are showcasing their homes. Settle back 'cause this is the a picture heavy tour! We moved into our home seven years ago. I love our neighborhood - great neighbors, ... Read More about Summer 2013 Showcase of Homes: It’s My Turn!
Well...after teasing you with my little lamp update and the new cornice, I'm finally ready to reveal the lighter and brighter powder room! I started off with three requirements: I didn't want to repaint the walls. I didn't want to spend the $$$ to replace the vanity. I wanted to bring some blue in the room. The whole project was kick-started when I found these plaques at Target. And the little Ikat patterned bowls at World Market. Both the bowls and the plaques contained ... Read More about Lighter and Brighter Powder Room Reveal
With Fall fast approaching, I'm bringing back a popular post from October 2011. My readership has grown quite a bit since then so I thought there may be some of you who haven't seen these cute pumpkins before. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Here's an easy pumpkin craft idea using ModPodge to decoupage decorative napkins onto faux pumpkins. I recently found some decorative napkins in all of the colors that I knew my daughter, Ms. J, would love. And as soon as I saw them, I knew just what I would do. I picked up ... Read More about Pumpkin Craft: Decoupaged Pumpkins Using Decorative Napkins