Marbled Eggs Easter DIY + LINKY PARTY

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Hello guys! I am so excited to show of this week’s feature of a beautiful Spring vignette. It has a hint of Easter flowers – Spring bloom in mini trees, a fun bird cage, hand-marbled Easter eggs and hand-painted metallic birdies. It is all so adorable.   Feature Our featured party guest who made this […]

DIY Nautical Dresser

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:: How to paint seaside cottage with nautical colors :: nautical dresser DIY :: recycled furniture :: Nothing says summer so much as a nautical display in the house. I happened upon this nautical dresser DIY project by Denise, and thought to share it with you today before it is permanently removed from blog-world. Denise’s […]

Ikea Poang Chair Slipcover Pattern

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:: Ikea Furniture Makeover ::  If you are the lucky owner of an Ikea Poang chair than today’s article is for you: it’s a free sewing pattern for an Ikea Poang chair slipcover.   At only $69, the Ikea Poang chair has to be one of Ikea’s most popular chairs. This chair has been around […]

Spring Mantel Howto + Linky Party

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How to Make a Spring Mantel that Pops! Hi ya all! Another week gone. Time just flies! I have been making a thousand things, and having my sister in law over… well, I’ve been busy. (Also: we’ve put on a free quilting course, by Janeen van Niekerk. Take advantage of this course, because I can […]

10 Pretty Easter Wreaths to DIY

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10 Pretty Easter Wreaths to DIY w flowers, eggs & happy colors. I’m getting ready to create some Easter wreaths, so I did my research. Today I want to share my inspiration with you. In another post I’ll show you what I ended up making myself. To say that I’m getting a bit wreath-obsessed is […]

Humble Rosemary Wreath smells Wonderful & Promotes Health

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Learn how to make yourself a friendly & fresh smelling rosemary wreath, to give a 100% natural cheer to any place you wish to hang it. Ah, Easter wreaths, Spring wreaths, anytime of the year wreaths. I love them all! i JUST revised this post with 10 verrryyy pretty Easter Wreaths. And on that overview […]

DIY Cake Stand with Dome :: Anthropologie-copycat

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DIY Cake Stand with Dome :: Anthropologie-copycat

A DIY cake stand with dome is perfect for displaying chocolates, cakes or afternoon tea. Give your baked creations the presentation they deserve. A cake dome set is great for presenting in formal settings, special occasions and family gatherings. The dome helps preserve your cakes while adding loads of style and class. So, let’s make […]

50 DIY Wooden Furniture + Woodworking Projects

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Here they are: 50 fabulous woodworking & wooden furniture DIY projects, to be cherished by non-girly girls and DIY-ers like us. Yesterday I received a lovely email of a new newsletter reader who was hoping to get more woodworking projects. Well, I have a nice surprise for her & you: an overview of most of […]

Painted Furniture How to: Hutch – Desk

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I love ‘closet’- home offices, that have your entire workspace neatly packed into one single corner of the house.  How to Paint a Desk I realize that while I don’t have deep closets to covert into offices, I need not despair.  I just spotted this DIY painted hutch/desk project that transformed this simple, boring beige […]

Lovely Cabled Baby Blanket :: Free Knitting Pattern

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This is a blanket that you just want to snuggle with. What a perfect baby blanket … for babies … and for me…  (I suppose we could up-size it, couldn’t we?!)  Anyhow, working with this super soft wool in perfect pastel colors is of course THE thing to do this Fall. Comfy!!  Give yourself a […]

Make Your own Table Cloth

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… with this Happy Circus Hot Air Balloon Fabric! I just received it in another free craft supplies package by Wholeport. Unlike other times when it arrives, I vowed myself to make something with it RIGHT AWAY, whatever the package contained. And I did. As soon as I opened the package and saw the nice, […]

Recycled Books Home Décor a la Anthropologie

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  This display is by Anthropologie. Yes, I know. Soo inspirational. My local Italian library keeps on giving away old vintage Italian books. Amazing hey!? Some old books are fabulous with a true vintage looks, others  looks retro ‘60s / 70s, and others … a bit …mmmm… So far, I have picked up 7 old […]

Chevron Dresser Makeover

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Here’s another late-addition to an already great series: Fabulous makeovers turning hand-me-down dressers into stylish one-of-a-kind pieces. All DIYs: makeovers, upcycling and restyling. I love hosting this recycled furniture collection! I started out with just 10 fabulous dresser designs that really inspire us. Now the series features DIY dressers in all kinds of styles. Image […]

Accordion Paper Fold Vessels

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Origami Art, from 1 sheet of paper. I know: it’s Halloween first, then US Thanksgiving craft, and only then … Christmas, but to me ‘the holidays’ are just one big season of thanksgiving, decorating, baking and gift giving. Hence this post today.     Last year, I made this 50-page series of gift wrapping, tags […]

Cascading Bucket Planter DIY

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Beautify your porch this Fall with a flower waterfall. You can actually implement this marvelous gardening idea  year-round, to give your porch, garden or terrace a lift.  This abundance of flowers set in a cascading bucket planter will put a smile on your face, even when it rains! Yes!!! We need it! Let’s do go […]

How to Mount a TV on the Wall

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OK. This isn’t a craft, but a worthwhile DIY project with a big impact on your livingroom’s overall appeal and tidy look. And, oh… it benefits your neck!!! Q: What’s ‘this’??!! This is a tutorial on how to mount that new flat TV screen on the wall, and hide those ugly TV cords while you […]

Glow in the Dark Halloween Projects

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Since I updated my article on how to make chicken wire garden ghosts as Halloween garden decorations with what would be the best glow-in-the-dark paint solution, I see glow-in-the-dark Halloween decorating projects everywhere. Let me share two that inspire me most.   1. Glow in the Dark – Mason Jars Image credit: From Panka with […]

Picture Frames :: Free Crochet Patterns

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Ahh… too cool. I should have made these ages ago. In fact I did, but then I lost interest, went on vacation, and could not be bothered anymore. But when I find that half finished project, I shall finish it and share the crochet pattern with you.

Free Cushion Knitting Pattern

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Love this! I do. Particularly since I am the lucky girl, who, about 2 years ago, picked up an off-white knit cotton bed cover at Ikea for … $10 in the as-is section. Someone had the ridiculous idea to return it… (what an earth angel) and I happen to be lucky enough to be browsing […]

10 Unique Pink Pillows :: Add Color-pop to Girls Bedrooms

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End-of-Summer/begin Fall Back-to-school activities also includes freshening up kids bedrooms with a bit of new bedding and/or kids bedroom accessories, such as some lovely throw pillows. Nothing, and I mean, nothing spruces up or alters a room like colorful throw pillows. And with color, I mean PINK, of course. Nothing less but p.i.n.k. All shades […]

Pretty Kitchen Baskets w No-sew Liners

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Organizing you just got pretty! Here’s a free tutorial to learn how to make basket liners. Make them for the kitchen baskets or any other baskets in the house. If you have just made a bunch of these paper baskets (small squares), these paper baskets (large ) or these paper baskets (circular, made with coils), […]

DIY Wooden Ceiling

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  Who would not love to have a gorgeous wooden ceiling like this. It’s fit for a European castle…. What a stunning piece of wood work. source | photo credit : Andrew  & Rachel Ashmore Follow the link to find the complete tutorial on how to make your own wood ceiling as splendid as theirs. […]

Small Laundry Rooms :: 7 Inspiring Ideas

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Renting your home does bring laundry room challenges! Usually there is insufficient storage and in many cases there is no laundry room but rather a laundry ‘corner’ in a kitchen, bathroom, mudroom or garage. Know that reality?! Fabulous Laundry Room Inspiration We all dream of a large, contemporary laundry room that is as fancy as […]

Recycled Furniture Design

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Green Crafts DIY Recycled Furniture and Green Home Design Indoor Recycled Furniture How to Silver-leaf your Dresser U – featured favorite recycled furniture project Recycled Furniture a la Anthropologie :: Lace Dresser DIY Top 10 Recycled Dressers w/ Fab Makeovers … including this Masculine, rocker-themed boys Bedroom Dresser Makeover :: recycled furniture at its best! […]

DIY Built-in Benches

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  Oh, today I have something that will inspire you all. Imagine, just imagine, that you’ll have enough storage space for all your craft projects in your living room and have the best light coming over from your shoulder as you are finishing that quilt or crochet project. Oh may, and have enough seating to […]

Recycled Furniture :: Lace Painted Dresser

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Recycle furniture a ka Anthropologie :: lace spray-paint it! Cool!!   Working a summer for Anthropologie might have is unique payoffs: you learn out of the box, and just be creative with your furniture!  Like so here with Kelsey Johnson. With her buddy, who also worked at Anthropologie. she created a piece of recycled furniture. […]

10 Bedroom Design Rules

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As a follow-up article on “how to create a flow of color and pattern in your home” I want to feature this amazing bedroom photograph.   Photo credit:  hhbrady, houzz.com   10 Bedroom Design Rules All these interior design rules are demonstrated in this single picture. This bedroom follows all the design rules that I […]

10 Best Shark DIY Crafts

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Best of Shark Week. – Just about all of my US friends are still talking #shark and #sharkweek, so I thought to feast all of your eyes and minds on two handfuls of adorable shark-celebrating DIY projects, that you can do before/after seeing the movie… And even if you don’t go and see any scary […]

Summer Crafts: Shell Spoons DIY

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Heading for the beach? Take a little bag with you and collect some shells this time. That’s what I did and look what I made last night when we got home?!! An adorable shell spoon.   A cute sugar scoop or a little kitchen spoon ornament.   Materials Needed 1. A beach shell that already […]

DIY Pottery Barn Stratton Bed with Drawers knockoff

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DIY Pottery Barn Stratton Bed with Drawers knockoff. This is a serious commitment project that is well worth it: making your own king size bed with storage underneath, that is every bit as gorgeous as the one in the designer shop where you’ve see it: Pottery Barn.   photo credit: pottery barn   Pottery Barn […]