Valance Tutorial 1

How-to Make a Lined Valance with Contrasting Band

Valance Tutorial 1Today I’m sharing an easy tutorial for this simple lined valance.

It’s simple but the contrasting band takes it up a notch. It’s definitely not boring.
You can also add trim along the upper portion of the band to jazz it up a bit more if you prefer.

While this is easy it’s not “no-sew” easy.
But if you’re wanting to make a nice, lined valance…this is the a great way to go. Continue reading

Guest House Remodel Bathroom Floor

Courtney’s Guest House Remodel Progress Report

Guest House Remodel Bedroom Entrance Before

When my daughter Courtney and her husband Drew purchased their home last year the property came with a guest house situated at the back of their yard. Eventually this will be an “adorable little guest house” but before the remodel it barely qualified as a potential guest house.

This spring marked the beginning of the remodeling process and as with many remodeling projects it has taken much…MUCH…longer than expected.

But it’s coming along and it’s going to be SO CUTE!!! Continue reading

Dixie Belle Paint Dresser Makeover 22

New Paint Update for a Vintage Chest of Drawers

Dixie Belle Paint Dresser Makeover 22

This sweet little chest of drawers is the only piece of furniture remaining from the very first bedroom suite my Mother and Father-in-Law bought after they were married in 1956.

They purchased it used from a relative and the only information I can get from them is “it was old even back then”. I’m guessing it’s from the 1930’s but so far haven’t been able to find any information on what appears to be an art deco diamond ring design.

Today I’m sharing all the painting details and techniques to achieve this look using paint provided by Dixie Belle Paint. Continue reading

Ruffled Corner Flange Pillow Tutorial 24

Pillow Tutorial with Pleated Corner Flange

Ruffled Corner Flange Pillow Tutorial 24

Today’s tutorial is from another pillow grouping I made for Bobette. Two floral pillows with 1/4″ piping made from the same fabric and an adorable plaid pillow featuring a center fabric covered button and a pleated corner flange.

Recently I shared this same technique for a continuous pleated flange. In today’s post I’m sharing all the details for making this pillow with it’s pleated corners.  Continue reading

Living Room Curtains 1

My New Living Room Window Treatments Before & After

Living Room Window Treatments 1

With these new window treatments I did something I’ve never done before.

I have a very strong “I can make that myself” impulse. I like the challenge of creating things myself and the satisfaction of knowing “I made that!” 

And of course, in many instances, the only way something is affordable is to do it yourself.

But this time I treated myself.  Continue reading

Cafe Curtain with Cuff Tutorial 1

Tutorial – Cafe Curtain with Ruffled Cuff and Trim

Cafe Curtain with Cuff Tutorial 1

Several years ago I made a collection of aqua & brown animal print pillows and window treatments for Laura’s master bedroom & bathroom.

Recently she sent the remnants from that project and asked if I could make a small cafe curtain for a tiny window in her bathroom.

Today I’m going to show you how I pieced the various remnants to create a coordinating cafe curtain.  Continue reading

Aqua and Gold Tassel

5 Twice Loved Items Added to The Shop

Red & Cream Floral QuiltOne of the benefits of having our little blog shop is the being able to offer cute pre-owned items. It’s like having our own mini estate sale! In The Shop we call these items Twice Loved. It’s such a thrill knowing these gently used items are getting a new home and a new life!

Today, I’ve listed 5 new/old items in The Shop. All are Twice Loved items except a pair of DIY Pillows Tops that I’ve been intending to make forever and can’t seem to get around to.

NEW ITEMS
1 Red & Cream Reversible Scalloped Queen Quilt
1 Aqua and Gold Decorative Tassle
1 Pair Curtain Panels including Rings
2 Loose Fold Faux Roman Shade Valances
2 New! DIY Pillow Top Kits
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Playing with Stripes Pillow 20

Pillow Tutorial Playing with Stripes

Playing with Stripes Pillow 20

Several years ago I accidentally discovered the fact that you can create some pretty amazing designs by playing around with stripes.

I was working with a large piece of fabric that featured a big bold stripe. As I tossed it aside, I noticed it folded in on itself to form a cool pattern. I started playing around with the fabric that eventually ended up being pillows for a boy’s bedroom room and game room.

Of course, manipulating stripes is nothing new – I see it all the time in quilt patterns – but it was new to me!

Recently, I had the opportunity to play around with a bold stripe again. This time using a bright pink stripe for Bobette’s living room.  Continue reading

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