How To Make Double-Width Lined Pinch-Pleated Draperies – Part 2

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Well, I didn't get my own draperies finished, but I did get one panel completely finished and hung so that I can show y'all the rest of this "how to" for making your own lined, pinch pleated draperies.  Here's how my one finished panel looks: *Note:  I opted for a softer look for my panels, where the folds in the fabric at each pleat aren't … [Read more...]

I Painted My Sofa! (Before & After)

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Well, y'all, I painted my sofa this weekend. Here's how it turned out. So let me back up a bit.  :) Y'all know that I've been dragging my feet on reupholstering this sofa, right?  Well, I finally realized why I've been dragging my feet on it. I don't really love this sofa. I mean, it's okay.  I really do love the English rolled … [Read more...]

DIY Fireplace — FINISHED!

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I was beginning to think I'd never be able to say this, but the fireplace is finished!  I finished the final bit of painting at 12:18 this morning.  :~D  (Unfortunately, I wasn't able to finish up the trim on the wall, but I'll get to it.) Now I feel like every big "It's finished!" post I do comes with a few "well, except for..." items, and … [Read more...]

A New Media Console For My Mom (Antique Buffet Before & After)

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My mom now has a new media console in her living room -- this antique buffet that I refinished for her this weekend, just in time for their Super Bowl party last night. It started out looking like this... And now it looks like this... The paint color is called Frontier Shadow by Behr.  The stain color on the top is Dark … [Read more...]

Watercolor Tile Herringbone Table Lamps – Finished!

Watercolor Tile Herringbone Table Lamp

My herringbone table lamps are finished! If you missed it, you can click here for Part 1 of this project, where I showed how I made the boxes for the lamp bases, and then how I made the herringbone pattern out of watercolor paper painted with acrylic paints to coordinate with my room. When I left you on Monday, I had two sides of one lamp … [Read more...]

Scalloped Console Table — Finished!

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My console table is finally finished, and I love how it turned out! Now I'm so anxious to decorate the entryway. I opted for a "less is more" treatment on the table.  I was really leaning towards nail head trim, but once I decided to cut out the ends, I realized that I could be hammering in nail heads for two weeks on this table, and I'd … [Read more...]

My Finished Credenza Makeover (Before & After)

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My credenza is finished, and I absolutely love how it turned out!! I'll be the first to admit that this new look isn't for everyone, but it's certainly more "me."  It started out looking very dark and worn... And now it's bright and colorful (yep, green!), with amazingly awesome striped wood drawers. The green is called Jungle … [Read more...]

DIY Side Table With Greek Key Base

DIY Greek Key Side Table

For some reason, the glass and metal side tables just weren't cutting it for me in my living room, so I now have shiny new gold Greek key side tables. The other end tables were fine, and I'll probably end up using them in the family room once we remodel the sunroom and make it a family room. But for the living room, they were just lacking. … [Read more...]

DIY Ottoman Coffee Table – FINISHED!!

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It is finished, y'all! And oh my gosh, I love it. I mean, seriously, I love it. This diamond tufted coffee table ottoman is by far my favorite project I've ever done, and definitely the nicest piece of furniture I've ever made. Does that make me sound prideful and boastful? :) I hope not. Really. But if it does, then please indulge me just … [Read more...]

Second Roman Shade Finished (Plus A Tutorial!)

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I got my second Roman shade made yesterday (and finished at around midnight last night!)... ...so as promised, I have a tutorial for you! Now just a warning, this is a very long, very picture-heavy tutorial. But I like to have loads of pics for this kind of tutorial because I'm a very visual learner, so I know lots of you are also. I … [Read more...]