DIY Upholstered Headboard With Welt Cord Trim

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Yesterday, my mom and I finished the headboard for my niece's bedroom makeover, and I'm very pleased with how it turned out.  I wanted something simple but pretty, in a solid fabric that wouldn't compete with the wall mural, so we made this DIY upholstered headboard with welt cord trim around the edges.  Here's how it turned out... It's … [Read more...]

Hallway Bathroom Remodel: Before & After

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The bathroom is finished! Woohoo! I'm so excited to be done!  I now have two whole rooms that are completely finished in my house.  :-D  And they just happen to be the two most challenging -- a total gut and remodel of a kitchen and a bathroom.  The rest of the rooms should feel like a walk in the park after these! I started this remodel on … [Read more...]

Yaleana’s Bedroom: It All Starts With A Large Flower Wall Mural

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A couple of weeks ago, I told y'all that my mom and I are redecorating my 10-year-old neice's bedroom.  Well, Yaleana's bedroom makeover is finally underway!  Before we can get to any of the building projects, we needed to address the drab antique white walls. A 10-year-old's bedroom can't have drab antique white walls!  So after my mom and … [Read more...]

Finished Bathroom Artwork & Dining Room Rug Indecision

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Hey there!  I've had some non-blog, non-house-related things to attend to the last two days, so progress on the bathroom remodel has stalled a bit.  But earlier this week, I did get every single last bit of the trim installed and wood filled, and then I got everything partially caulked.  So while no real progress has been made for two days now, I … [Read more...]

My DIY Abstract Art And New Shower Curtain Fabric

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This weekend I decided to try my hand at a piece of artwork for my bathroom.  I was inspired by this abstract painting by Blair at The Fox & She. via The Fox & She I love abstract artwork because it's not really mean to be anything other than a display of color, movement, shapes and texture.  And this particular painting is one of my … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Euro Sham (Pillow Sham) With Flanges

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I have one more quick sewing project to share with you from the second condo bedroom makeover -- an easy DIY euro sham with flanges. I made some similar euro shams for the other bedroom, but they had slightly smaller flanges. If you can sew a straight line, I think you'll be amazed how quick and easy these are. Euro shams are … [Read more...]

The Easiest DIY Curtain Panels (Why No-Sew Curtains Are Unnecessary)

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Y'all know that I'm rather particular about window treatments, right?  :) (At least I am about the ones that will be hung in my own home).  I like them made properly, completely lined, and hung properly.  I do have a bit of an advantage in that I know how to sew, and over a decade ago I went through a "drapery workroom professional" certification … [Read more...]

Condo Bedroom Makeover

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One of the things I worked on during my blogging break was the second bedroom at the condo.  Once I got all of the necessary things done in there -- painting walls, installing and painting baseboards and quarter round, finishing the grout on the floor, switching out the old almond-colored outlets and switches with new white outlets and switches, … [Read more...]

DIY Decorative Shower Curtain – Finished And Installed

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My finished shower curtain adds just the right amount of color to that tub side of my bathroom, and I'm so glad that I added the bands of color at the bottom to really tie everything together.  I actually think this would make a beautiful drapery panel (with the addition of lining, of course). After hanging it, I realized that my cornice at … [Read more...]

Finished Bi-fold Closet Doors Used As Double Doors

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With the exception of a few minor details, my bi-fold closet doors that I used as double doors are finished!  They're perfectly private (no gap between the doors), and yes, they lock.  :)  So just ignore all of the unfinished projects surrounding the door (obviously including the unpainted drywall), and take a look at how my doors turned … [Read more...]