Friday, February 7, 2014

DIY Upholstered Headboard

My mom's bed recently got an update.

This one didn't take very long, so it must be pretty easy. If you have a bed without a headboard, an upholstered one is a great way to get a finished look. This is a quick way to stage your house for sale as well.  Not only is it easy and inexpensive, it doesn't take up much space in a small room. I've looked at a lot of real estate lately, and I hate to sound like a snob, but outdated decor is a real turn-off. It makes me think-if you are not motivated to change the flowered border, what else are you too tired to fix?

I love the fabric. What a great way to add a some pattern. I think you could do this cheaper than buying a new comforter. And the best part? You can pick from any style, color, or pattern of fabric that you want.

Friday, December 20, 2013


The elf was up to his old antics again last night. 

He coaxed the reindeer off the fireplace mantel and hooked them up to the sleigh.

Silly Elfie.

Look at the smile on his face.

He's having way to much fun with this.

Christmas Teacher Gifts

This year the teachers are getting survival kits. 

 Cute chevron embroidered survival kits. 

With tags my nine year old made herself.

Filled with all sorts of things you might need in your classroom or your car like vitamins, gum, band-aids, stylish kleenex, drink powder, lint roller, wisp brushes, and of course, a shammy. Everyone needs a shammy.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Gender Reveal Party

New babies are cause for celebration!

The baby quilts in this antique dresser drawer were special because one was Mom's baby quilt and one was Dad's. How sweet is that?? Perfect for the vintage theme of this gender reveal party.

Every party needs a banner.

Rolled tissue flowers on foam core were used for this question mark on the old reclaimed barn wood wall.

I love this old door with the shelf added to make it functional. One basket held tie pins. One held tutus. Each guest guessed (ha!) boy or girl by choosing a pin and wearing it.

I don't know why I don't have a picture, but we revealed the gender with tubes of confetti thrown at the couple. 

Merry Door Decor

Sometimes you just don't want a wreath. 

So you make a door-hanging thingy instead.

Get you some burlap, silky ribbon, and wooden letters from Michael's and make this cute Christmas door decor.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Elf Antics

Elfie is a curious little guy. 

This particular elf wants to know what this Easter thing is all about.

Checking out the panoramic sugar Easter egg is what he is into this morning. I got this egg from World Market. But that was in the Spring.

Maybe it's just me, but I find it pretty funny that he is actually an elf on an actual shelf this morning. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

TV Cabinet

Need TV storage? If you are like me, you are not OK with the TV above the fireplace. I like to decorate my mantel and the TV is not exactly pretty. This is the perfect solution for where to put the TV. Especially if you don't have a fireplace.

Why not repurpose a big ugly china cabinet into a TV cabinet? 

Remove some doors. Take out some drawers to make shelves for the Blue-ray player and DVR. Or VCR if you swing that way. 

Perfect for your new flat screen.