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...]

Refreshed, Reenergized & Ready To Go

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Hello, my friends! I'm back! :) I can't believe it's been 18 days since I've been here. I can't even remember the last time I took that much time off of blogging in the middle of the year. In fact, I don't think I've ever done that...at least not since blogging became my full-time job (about 6.5 years ago). But this break was so needed. In my … [Read more...]

A Serious Case Of Burnout

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6-1-2015 update:  After I wrote this post on May 21st about being completely burned out, I decided to take some time away from the blog. Matt and I are fine. We're a bit soggy from all of the rain, but we're very fortunate that our area hasn't had the flooding and property destruction that other areas of the state are dealing with. And Matt's … [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...]

Colorful Painted Dining Table Inspiration

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To be honest, I'm glad that my Plan A for my dining table didn't really pan out, because now that gives me the opportunity to do something really bold and different with the table that I probably wouldn't have considered otherwise.  I mean, stained top and black base?  It's a beautiful combo.  Classic, even.  But it's a bit predictable, and that's … [Read more...]