Top 10 Most Fabulous Interior Designs

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Here are my top favorites out of Architectural Digest’s top 50 most pinned photos in 2013. No craft tutorial nor a DIY manual for any of these interior design ideas. Let’s call this ultimate inspiration instead. Perhaps we can find a few DIY projects to do in 2014 from furniture and interior design ideas shown […]

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 […]

Fish & Shell Prints :: Vintage Images for your Beach House Decor projects

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:: Gorgeous free vintage prints for beach house decorating :: A few years back, I started an interior design & home decorating series of fun summer beach cottage crafts tutorials to help you create a beach cottage styled home, many miles from the beach. To rekindle this series, I thought to give you an update […]

Beachy Bath Mittens

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Another great contribution to your beach cottage: starfish, coral, seaweed and fish-shaped bath gloves. Aren’t they both lovely and fun? Depending on the colors in your bathroom, use either pastel or brightly-colored hand towels and the templates below. There’s a fish, starfish and a coral shape. My favorite bath mitten shape is the coral and […]

How to Create a Flow of Color and Pattern in a Home

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Am THRILLED to feature a free home decorating tutorial by celebrated interior design veteran, published author, and loyal Fine Craft Guild-reader, Betsy Speert. This free interior design tutorial on living room colors is to celebrate Betsy winning the fourth ‘A Stitch Above’-award for superior DIY & Craft blogging. After a successful interior design career, Betsy, […]

Bedroom Makeover (+other Gorgeous Features)

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Thank you for linking up at the party, everyone. You have been making it again a wonderful success and I am pleased that more and more people are starting to join in, which really builds the festivity.  Because of the abundance of entries, or perhaps I just felt like it, I’m sharing Party Features for […]

Recycled Pallets = DIY Wooden Wall

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Sometimes small home improvement projects of others can give you big ideas for our own homes. Ditto with this small bathroom sprucing up idea of adding a pallet wood back wall to an otherwise too small and boring bathroom. The back wall adds interest, texture, warmth. With the bright yellow wreath, this renovated bathroom is […]

DIY Eco-friendly Bath Rug … now a Design for Kitchen Rugs?

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Featuring a reader’s work today. Miranda here took the original featured eco-friendly bath rug project into another direction by changing colors row by row, working in around the edges inwards, rather than taking the project row by row, and so created a perfect kitchen rug design.       This is the result. I think […]

Dresser Transformation

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DIY recycled furniture : Fabulous dressers with baskets

I still find it hard to imagine that there are people out there, just seemingly ordinary people like you and I, who can find drab-drama remnant dressers and make a recycled furniture piece out of them that could have been in the showroom of Restoration Hardware, Williams Sonoma or some other fancy place like that. […]

DIY Pompom Rugs

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Can’t really knit nor crochet? Then this is YOUR kind of ‘crochet’ rug. In pastels this might be a baby room rug or a bathroom rug. But in bold bright reds, this certainly is the kind of rug to cozy up at in front of the fireplace. And in tiny blue-white balls or even sisal […]

Time for a Party 48 :: Linky :: Now Open

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Oh, time is flying… are you having fun in your life? We are! Just went to Milan, and next week off to Amsterdam. What’s not to love?!!! So much fashion and so much creativity to see around the world! (Don’t misunderstand.. not that my live is so easy.. Just lost a friend to cancer. But, […]

DIY Recycled Cork Floor Mats

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Keep wet boots and shoes from making a mess, and protect your flooring with homemade recycled cork floor mats. Cool, heh?! Now that the weather definitely has become WET, many of us are scouring around for rugs and solutions for wet boots and snow shoes near the front door. Here’s a way to make that […]

Crochet Flowers: Super-Pretty Pattern

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This crochet flower is called ‘Tahiti Blossom’. It is a bit more interesting and intricate to make when compared to most crochet flowers, which are super simple to make. In other words: this is a perfect crochet project to take along to the beach, so pack some yarn and a needle, and crochet by the […]

Beach House Bathroom Storage

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  Sometimes a single piece of furniture defines a whole room. Like with this pretty vintage dental cabinet. It has loads of interesting features including a pretty sea foam green color, funky doors and handles./p> Because dental cabinets are tall, they typically fit well into tight spaces offering display storage of toiletries, towels and bathroom […]

Bathroom Mats : Mat with Cushion, Great for Knees

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This bath mat is made for new moms and wool washing – crafters alike. We have to spend endless hours on our knees in front of the bath tub to get our lovely ones cleaned. A new mom has a baby or a toddler in the bath, while the wool spinner a load of dirty […]

14 Amazing Bathrooms

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I’ve been looking through bathroom designs for inspiration for our new to-be-built Italian country farm house. I find it all a bit daunting to get my mind around that I get to design every element of that house from scratch, so I need your help. I’d love you to comment on which bathroom you consider […]

DIY CRAFT TUTORIAL Linky Party :: STAIRS

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This idea of link lists instead of pages and pages of image is growing on me. Now I feel it’s time to start building some categories, so that it’s easy to find things and to borrow ideas from each other. So, as of today, we’re going to do things a bit differently, as follows: 1. […]

Decorate with Recycled Ladders

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Ladders add a rustic country atmosphere to a home, and can be used indoor or outdoor for decoration.  This project goes into my ‘one day’ pile of things to do, but my step one was to collect ‘best of’ recycled ladder decoration ideas. Ladders offer great interim storage solutions: quick and easy places to put […]

Vintage Shell Prints for Beach House Decorating

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Last year, we started building this series of fun summer beach cottage crafts tutorials. After you’ve made our previously posted summer crafts for your beach cottage (see list of links below), perhaps you’d like to create wonderful additions to your beach home decor.   5 Free Vintage Beach Themed Prints I found these 5 stunning […]

Eco-Friendly Bath Rugs DIY

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** DIY: Make some fabulous bath rugs! ** Recycle & Be Creative: Do something back for Mother Earth like this eco-friendly home-decorating craft and make a luxurious rug to enliven your bathroom. Towel Bath Rugs Give old towels a second life by knotting them into super-soft, eco-chic bath rugs. Pin It Find your tutorial on […]

How To Organize The Laundry Room – The Bathroom Design ‘After’-shots

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It’s interesting that I call this article ‘Laundry Room Design’ as frankly it is a ‘how to hide the fact that this is a laundry room as well as a bathroom’?’ article.   The objective of this project has been to keep all laundry elements handy, however out of sight.   I thought I could get […]