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...]

Easy DIY Vanity Mirror With Sconces

Framed bathroo mirror with integrated sconces

Yesterday I got another project checked off of my bathroom remodel "to do" list.  I made a very easy DIY vanity mirror with sconces incorporated into the design. When I switched gears from a temporary bathroom makeover to the long term bathroom remodel, I decided that with the larger vanity, I also wanted a really large mirror since large … [Read more...]

DIY Tub Skirt (Decorative Side Panel) For A Standard Apron-Side Soaking Tub

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This weekend I got one more pretty big project marked off of my "to do" list on my bathroom remodel. I spent the last two days giving my very basic soaking tub a big makeover by adding a DIY tub skirt to the side of it to continue the wainscoting design onto the bathtub side of the room.  It really dressed up that boring, basic bathtub! Too … [Read more...]

Finished Recessed Panel Wainscoting (Judges Paneling) With Mosaic Tile Accent

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My DIY recessed panel wainscoting (also called judges paneling) is finished, and I LOVE how it turned out!  (But now I'm doubting my wall color decision.  *Sigh*)  UPDATE:  I changed the wall color.  You can see the new wall color here. The tile accent is my favorite thing (it's so shiny!), and the way it wraps around the vanity to make a … [Read more...]

Teal Furniture-Style Vanity Made From Stock Cabinets – Finished!

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I finally finished my vanity, and I love it!  It's tall (36 inches, which is taller than the standard bathroom vanity, but evidently that height is becoming the new norm), dark (a beautiful deep teal, Behr's Mythical Forest), and oh so handsome! I apologize for the blurry pictures.  For some reason, all of my pictures from this weekend have … [Read more...]

DIY Butcherblock-Style Countertop With Undermount Sink – Part 1

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I know y'all were probably expecting a finished vanity today.  I'm so sorry to disappoint!  I promise, there is a method to my madness right now, and my method required that I spend some time working on my DIY butcher block countertop for the vanity. This is one of those "one thing leads to another" and "one project is dependent upon another" … [Read more...]