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Doily Lampshade tutorialV1

  I was browsing through my Pinterest looking for a project idea and came across a pin from a couple years back of a doily hanging lamp. I was totally in love with- (I tried to link to it and unfortunately the link no longer works) but I love the shadows it created on the wall. I am in my office late at night writing so I wanted to give it a go and try to make one! But there…

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Today's post is a super easy DIY project! About an hour's time, a hand saw and a bit of paint! I have this small space at the bottom of my stairs and I have been racking my brain what to put there. I previously had a small table with a lamp in the spot, but it was boring and plain and served no purpose but to fill an empty space. When I finally settled on a bench to fill the…

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Design Style – Why You Don’t Need One I have a question to ask you ~ do you feel the need to define your décor style? I have a second question ~ why do you feel you need a defined style? I see it everywhere, take this test to define your décor style. There is country ~ farmhouse country ~ cottage country ~ shabby chic country ~ industrial ~ contemporary ~ modern ~ coastal ~ traditional ~ Bohemian and eclectic…

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Have you ever looked at your space and love how it looks but feel like it needs a bit of updating? Many times it’s not the entire room but just a small updated pop of color or a finish that is needed to turn it up a notch. The trend towards mixed metals and eclectic style is gaining in popularity. Looking more like it was gathered from a lifetime of interesting travels, is a look I absolutely love. Paired with…

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I don't know how you feel but one of my biggest frustrations is when I have to search for tools and supplies when I am in the middle of a DIY project, or worse yet buy a tool or hardware only to discover I already owned one but it wasn't where I could find it, so I forgot I had it. At our last house I installed pegboard along one wall in my garage and it worked well but every…

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Running out of time, money and ideas? Most of the items needed to make these projects can be purchased inexpensively with a quick trip to the Dollar Store or Walmart.     Our Best Bites Photos copied onto vellum on Dollar Store Vases Hoosier Homemade Plastic tubes (or even clear plastic Christmas ornaments) and fixings for Hot Cocoa Instructables Chocolate Melting Treats on thrift store or plastic spoons Pizzazzerie Pick a theme color with a plastic drink cup from the…

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So what do you get someone who has everything? How about something that is personalized and filled with family memories. Something that can be added to each year as children grow. These are not just fun for the holiday how cute would it be for a wedding or for a special anniversary and wouldn’t Grandma and Grandpa love one of these or maybe make one and add your child’s school picture each year. They are really easy to make I…

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A couple years ago I saw one of these fabric covers for a tissue box in a gift shop and immediately went home and created my own pattern. This is my most requested free pattern so I hope you will give one a try for the holidays. There is no stopping me now because I make them for every holiday and since I make most of my own bed coverings and window treatments I can make them to match my…

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Don't you love getting something made just for you! Every year I make everyone some sort of fabric re-usable bag and place inside a handmade gift or two along with a few seasonal favorites like peppermint lip balm and sugar cookie hand lotion. For today's post I gathered together just a "few~of~my~favorite~things" some involve simple sewing and others no-sewing at all! I hope you become inspired to pick one or two to make your holiday gift giving homemade this year.…

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In my dreams my home is new but has lots of the charm of an older home. A new home doesn't requires the maintenance that comes with an older home with cracked sidewalks and settling cracks tracing the walls and the constant vigilance of leaking pipes and broken seals on windows. Not to say that older homes aren't wonderful but just not for me. I want a home that is energy efficient with updated appliances and smooth unrepaired walls and…

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