Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Pinterest sew pillow cover

I can do a lot of things...paint, scrapbook, knock down walls, but one thing I can't do {not even a little} is sew! When I saw a tutorial for no sew pillow covers on Pinterest I have to admit I was a little skeptical. I mean really pillow covers made with fabric glue. I had to try it for myself!
I followed Virginia's tutorial from livelovediy. The only changes I made were the size of the cover { I was covering a pillow I already had}.
The only thing I purchased was the liquid stitch from Hobby Lobby. I already had the pillow and fabric. Of course I also had my laptop with tutorial handy.
I have to say I was surprised at how strong the fabric glue was and for a first attempt I was really pleased. I think I will definitely be making more pillow covers in the future.
 The envelope closure in the back turned out great! Super easy to take off and wash if needed {yes this glue is supposed to withstand the wash}.

Overall I am thrilled with how quick and easy this project was and I love the end result! Another Pinterest success!


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Monday, November 18, 2013

DIY towel bathroom

When we first moved to our home 2.5 years ago I painted and decorated the "kids bathroom" with things we already had {you can see it here}. I really had no decorating budget since all of our savings went into our down payment. It's been fine, but about a month ago one of my angels somehow broke the towel holder that I had made for them. Since then their towels have been piling up everywhere and driving me crazy!

I decided their bathroom needed more color as well so I ran to Target and picked up a colorful new shower curtain! Then I got to work on a new towel holder.

I want to add that I got this idea from my super creative mom!
I started off with a wood table leaf {from my mom's garage}.
I measured the wood and then divided it into five sections marking it lightly with pencil. I cut out vinyl numbers with my Cricut {you could always use stickers} and then applied them onto the wood.
I grabbed some paint and found some colors that worked with the new shower curtain. I used foam brushes to paint each section making sure not to blend the colors and to keep the edges a little rough {not too perfect}.
Once the paint dried I gently peeled off the vinyl.
My husband helped me attach the hooks and then hang up the new towel holder.
I only have three kids but this gives them extra space for wet swim suits in the summer!

I only spent $10.00 on this project since the only thing I had to purchase were the hooks!
Of course now I have to buy some cute new towels and maybe some new artwork. Plus I'm not loving that khaki wall color anymore. I'm sure this isn't the last post you will see about my kids bathroom.
I've got a lot of other things going on with a couple rooms in our home right now so I'm not sure when I'll get around to working more on the kids bathroom, but atleast for now there won't be any wet towels on the floor!
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Thursday, November 7, 2013

faux wood bookcase makeover part 2

I wanted to pop in today and show you my bookcases now that they are filled and styled. Monday I shared how I covered the back of the bookcases in faux wood paper from the craft store, but they look so much better now that they are no longer empty.

I spent yesterday filling them with books, pictures, and things that I already had around the house. I love how they turned out and I'm looking forward to getting more books to help fill the shelves.
Have a great day!
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Monday, November 4, 2013

faux wood bookcase makeover

Hi all! Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I've had my hands full with my newest adventure...babysitting. I recently started babysitting an adorable 3 month old baby boy for some family friends. I forgot how time consuming babies can be and haven't been able to get much done! I'm hoping that we'll get more of routine down and I'll be able to carve out a little diy time for myself!
One thing I've been wanting to get done for months now is sprucing up the laminate bookcases that now live in our master bedroom. Over the summer I redecorated my daughters bedroom and we relocated her bookcases to our master bedroom. You can see her new room here and our master bedroom here.
It all started months ago when I saw some awesome faux wood backed bookcases KariAnne at thislewood farms had done. She even shared where she found this cool favorite store, Hobby Lobby! To read her full tutorial {if you haven't already} head on over.

The paper comes in a huge roll {4ft x 12ft} for only $8.99 plus I used my 40% off coupon! I used double sided tape to attach the paper to bookcase.

The paper totally transforms the look of the bookcases and the best part was the price!
Now I can't wait to decorate and fill the shelves with all my favorite things!
Have a wonderful day!
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