It’s winter and it’s so cold here! I love wearing dresses, but only have a few that are warm enough. So what’s a girl to do? How about make a quilt dress from an old thrifted patchwork quilt?! I’ve been dreaming up this quilted upcycle project for a few months and am so excited to show you how I take a quilt and make it fashion!
I have been needing more storage for my craft room. Plus, I wanted something affordable that would perfectly fit in the room. I decided to do an IKEA Ivar hack since it’s a budget friendly cabinet. To help it match the existing furniture I added DIY bamboo trim and painted it in a high gloss white. This is a beginner friendly DIY and I’m so excited to show you how to make it!
Have you heard of the new Diamond Dotz craft? You can buy kits to make the sparkly art. But I decided to buy rhinestones in the colors I like (pastel rainbow, of course!) and apply them to vintage finds. I have two that I’ll be using- an ice cream cone and a house. This is a beginner friendly project. All you need are the supplies, patience, and a good podcast to listen to.
Thank you to Jo Gik (@ohsojo_ on Instagram) for the inspiration for this project. I saw her rainbow swan and knew I needed rainbow rhinestones on something vintage!
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Have you ever wanted a smooth wall in your home? I have! Especially as prep before I wallpaper- there’s nothing worse than drywall texture showing through paper. It’s also a nice look to have a smooth wall before painting. I’m going to show you how to smooth walls by doing a skim coat. This post will have DIY tips and include a video and lots of picture so you can do it too!
For this project, I’m working on my craft room. Last week I wallpapered one side of the room. The slanted walls really showed the drywall texture through the wallpaper. Which I HATE! Before I did the other side (which has worse texture), I thought it’d be good to try doing a skim coat. Spoiler alert- it worked so well! Ready to see how?!
Do all textured walls need to be smoothed before wallpaper?
If you are doing this project before wallpapering, I’m going to suggest that you look over my tutorial about if you can wallpaper over textured walls. Because MOST of the time the answer is YES! So you can usually skip this tedious skim coat step.
However, if you’ve bought wallpaper and tried it on your wall and the texture shows through or you want a smooth wall before painting. This post is for you!
Have you ever wanted to design your own wallpaper that you can use in your house? I have! I’ve used custom wallpaper in three spots around my home and it feels so special! I thought today I could show you how to make your own wallpaper for walls even if you’re not that artistic or great at graphic design.
Hi friends! I thought we could do a recap of 2022 with my top posts. After that, I’m going to share some of the project plans I have for 2023. I’ve been on break and spent some of my down time brainstorming my next projects. There’s some exciting plans that I’m excited to share with you!
For Christmas this year, I decided to make my son a puppet theater. I recently saw a vintage Guignol puppet theater from the 1800’s in France for kids. The design is SO cute! But you can’t buy them anymore so I decided to make a DIY puppet theater. I hope my son loves this! If you want to make one for a child in your life too, here’s the instructions.
I have been really looking forward to putting up my Christmas decor this year! Last year I added a bunch of really cool stuff, then we spent most of the winter in Florida (when we owned a home there). Since I wasn’t able to really enjoy it, I’ve been looking forward to this year! Want to come on a colorful Christmas home tour with me?!
Ready for an IKEA hack?! I’ve been wanting to make a dollhouse nightstand inspired by Pottery Barn’s. I think it’ll be really cute for my son’s room (though he’s obsessed with cats, so it’s a cat house to him). I thought I’d take the IKEA Songesand nightstand and make it over to be a DIY dollhouse nightstand. Anything to add more mini houses. (my favorite motif!) around!
To start off, here’s a look at the Pottery Barn Dollhouse nightstand. I love how sweet the legs, door, and windows are. I’d like to add more color and personality. But overall, I think this is adorable! Though too expensive for me at $449 plus the price to ship it.
For YEARS I’ve been wanting to make this tree skirt. I spotted the original for $328, which is too much money for me. So I decided this is the year to make my own DIY rainbow tree skirt! It easy to do, just time consuming. I did a no sew version, but will share some different methods to make this too if you want the same look.