Today I am sharing one of my favorite Christmas decorations ever! I have always been a big fan of buffalo check pattern. I love it on clothes, ribbon, pillows, blankets, etc. I saw a table online that was painted with buffalo check and I absolutely fell in love! I decided to take my own spin on it a
I love my kitchen!! I remodeled it over the summer and just LOVE how it turned out. I will be sharing details soon. The one thing I noticed about kitchen cabinets is when you open them it’s a pretty boring place – the INSIDE is plain and quite dull. I decided to create a fun surprise when you open
Everyone has that coffee table, dresser, desk, or special piece of furniture that they’ve been hanging onto for years. You know the table I’m talking about- the one your husband has been begging to get rid of, but for some reason you have a vision of it being exactly perfect someday! This coffee ta
Adorable party by Frog Prince Paperie! If your little one has a fall birthday, a Little Pumpkin Fall Harvest Birthday Party is a perfect way of connecting your celebration with the season. Autumn has it’s own beautiful color palette and traditions that work so beautifully with a party. This “L
I love the whimsy that can be brought into a room with a mural. Think of the many nights spent in bed dreaming of far away lands or exciting adventures all because of a fantastic painted image on the bedroom wall… Get inspired to create a fantastic mural of your own with this collection of ove
A little bit of paint and a lot of creativity can make for some AMAZING rooms! One of the things I love about murals is the sheer variety of options. We went looking and put together a collection of some of our favorite murals for girls rooms….everything from modern designs to whimsical chariots
Kids Chalkboard Wall
Chalk board paint has come a long way in the past few years. Gone are the days when you only had green or black as color options and the only size available was a quart….which guaranteed that you would have leftover paint that you would likely never, ever use. 2 Little Supe
Hey guys! My name is Holly, and I blog over at Life as a Thrifter. My blog is all about making use of fun finds! I’m thrilled to have the opportunity once again to share a little activity to do with the kiddos over Christmas break!
I kept thinking how fun (and educational) it would be t
Organize & Decorate Everything is sharing some fabulous pictures of cool boys rooms she took at the Parade of Homes (last year). Each one of these rooms has great themes, decorating ideas and color schemes. Leanne, from Organize & Decorate Everything, said she especially loved the brigh
Hey guys! My name is Holly from Life as a Thrifter, and I’m super excited to have the opportunity to share a fun summer activity with you all today! Being a thrifter, I’m always on the lookout for projects at the thrift stores…and since old windows are always a cheap and easy find, I decided to
Adding a chalkboard wall to any wall in a home adds such a great artistic feel. You can do so much with it on any holiday, birthday or even when your kids want to draw for fun! I love this Thankful Chalkboard wall idea for Thanksgiving where you can write on it all the things your family i
This amazing DIY striped curtains project by IHeart Organizing will make you wonder why you ever bought expensive curtains in stores. Go get a plain drop cloth, tape off the stripes, and paint away! Striped curtains definitely liven up any room so make some bright ones and have fun!
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If you haven’t seen my previous post on the cute little chickadee chalkboard, check it out. I’m on a chalkboard mission to see how many items I can “chalkboard”. Making your own chalkboard paint cost pennies and is so fun to do. This simple wood frame took less than a 1/2 hour to make into a chalk
March is National Craft Month and I’ve been crafting this Happy Spring Chalkboard! Have you heard of CRE8TIME? CRE8TIME is an initiative from the Craft and Hobby Association to help others reclaim their creativity. Michaels is proud to support CRE8TIME in 2013, and I’m thrilled they asked me to
Fall is here and Thanksgiving is coming! Most of us at one time or another have sat at the “kids table” for Thanksgiving dinner. How awesome would it be to have a bright and cheery kids table with a chalkboard table runner or a chalkboard placemat for your guests to doodle and draw?? I share
Hi there! I’m Kate from Chic on a Shoestring Decorating.
I’m SO excited to be a Camp Counselor here at Design Dazzle Summer Camp!
Over at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating you’ll find me decorating and DIY-ing on a shoestring budget. Sometimes I have great successes and other times I ha
Karla from Its the little things that make a house a home posted a tutorial on how to paint scallops on a wall.
It’s such a great idea for a simple wall treatment. I used this very same method (with a plate) to make scallops for a window treatment. Another way of doing this is to make a te
DIY Striped Curtains!
Have you ever wanted to find a certain type of fabric and couldn’t? Well, Camila from High-Heel Foot in the Door came up with a clever solution. She wanted yellow and white striped fabric…couldn’t find it…so she made her own. She started with basic IKEA white curtains:
Shannon Darby aka Pink Wallpaper created and designed this beautiful nursery for her little girl. Her husband helped with the time consuming paint job. Don’t you love the color combo? And that giraffe is awesome! Shannon gives us a detailed description:
“I was inspired by these vintage giraffe wall
Variations of a Strie’ by Contributor Kristin DeMarco
Stride is a faux finishing glaze technique that adds depth and texture to a room. It gives the walls character and sophistication. It originates from the French word meaning “stripe” or “streak”.
Strié is a technique that can be varied in ma
Madelyn Ridgeway is awesome! She and her hubby painted their sons bedroom wall with an argyle pattern and she emailed me the directions for our readers! I’m loving this wall – can’t wait to see the finished room! Here’s the sweater vest that was the inspiration for the room.
It’s a block party! Add color and excitement to your plain walls by creating squares in complementary colors. You do not need to be a Picasso to paint these walls. The Neapolitan colors: Bistro White 7006-4, Chantarelle MS096, Macaroni MS089, and Silk Kimono MS011 from the Martha Stewart Colors. Pho
Last weeks post I featured a charming vintage room designed by Raissa. I mentioned I would be posting before and after photos of the furniture she painted. Well – here are the photos with impressive results! It’s amazing what you can do with ugly furniture to make it beautiful!
Tracy from Petite Suites paints really cool trees. When it comes to painting a room, Tracy does a great job. You’ll be inspired to create some fun and whimsy in your kids room. Below are photos and tips she has shared with our readers.
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