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The Easiest “Framed” Chalkboard You Could Ever Make!

By now you all know that I love chalkboards!  They are one of my favorite tools to use when decorating or planning a party.   They easily add a personal touch to an event or when just decorating in everyday life.  If Jonathan has a good day at work, Great!  He can come home to… Continue reading The Easiest “Framed” Chalkboard You Could Ever Make!

DIY & Home Projects · Parenting as a Therapist · Playroom · Tutorials

DIY Magnetic Chalkboards for a Play Room and Vertical Work Surfaces for Children

Is anyone else making a basement into a playroom?  We have a finished portion of our basement that we have decided to use as a combination Craft Room and Play Room.  I have slowly been transforming the room from a plain white box that was used as a storage area into a fun bright and… Continue reading DIY Magnetic Chalkboards for a Play Room and Vertical Work Surfaces for Children

Sewing · Tutorials

Box Pleat Valance Tutorial – Sewing a Valance from a Target Curtain Panel

I recently posted photos of my new curtain in my also new “Reading Room”. I found a wonderful “how-to” from Living Solutions The Blog: Ideas and Inspiration I altered her tutorial just a bit and made my own box pleat curtain.  She does a great job describing how to measure how much fabric you will… Continue reading Box Pleat Valance Tutorial – Sewing a Valance from a Target Curtain Panel

Sewing · Tutorials

Princess Play Clothes – Elsa – Super Simple Queen Elsa Tank Tops

Making Queen Elsa tank tops was very simple.  Most of the project was completed by Mindi, my 9 year old cousin.  It was her first sewing project – I think she did an awesome job! We planned to make two – one for Eliana and one for Mindi so that they could have matching Elsa… Continue reading Princess Play Clothes – Elsa – Super Simple Queen Elsa Tank Tops

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Valentine Pillow Tutorial – diy

This tutorial could work for any season.  I will link the XOXO template that I made for you to download, but you could easily make your own template (maybe a reindeer for Christmas or a shamrock for St Patty’s Day?). I used a pillow form bought at IKEA.  We already had it and it wasn’t… Continue reading Valentine Pillow Tutorial – diy

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DIY Upholstered Ottoman from an Old Coffee Table – A Tutorial

Materials: An old coffee table (Craigslist or hand me down) 2″ Foam Batting (thicker is better) Staple gun 1/2″ plywood cut to size (Home Depot or Lowes can make your cuts for free) Spray Glue Fabric Sander Primer Paint Most upholstered coffee tables wrap the foam/batting/fabric around the entire top of the coffee table and… Continue reading DIY Upholstered Ottoman from an Old Coffee Table – A Tutorial

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DIY Framed Chalkboard

An Afternoon DIY – Framed ChalkboardPhoto taken by Paul Lorei Make your very own chalkboard with only a few supplies. Items needed: Frame Plywood cut to size  Black spray paint primer Chalkboard paint (I used Krylon spray paint) Chalk Screws (slightly longer than width of plywood) Drill Drill bit Picture hanger hardware Long thin piece… Continue reading DIY Framed Chalkboard