Here’s what it looked like when I purchased it. Rather tired and in need of updating at the very least, but with great possibilities.
The Pillow: My first client was a Grandma-to-be for the first time. Her daughter was expecting twin girls. I was sewing everything for their nursery except the sheets. Included was two decorative pillows. Grandma wanted each pillow cover to be washable and have large welting. For easy removal I made them in the popular envelope […]
Shabby Before every spare space of our home was filled with old furniture I cruised Craigslist and shopped local thrift stores looking for furniture to refinish. This little beauty along with a couple other small pedestal tables that I had to have, was found via CL in a small town not too far away.
Plant Fall Crops Want to get a little more out of your vegetable garden? Go for it! Crops like spinach, broccoli, carrots, members of the onion family, kale, bush peas, and certain varieties of lettuce are all excellent vegetables to harvest in fall when planted right now. When choosing varieties of any vegetable for a […]
Need a Quick, Inexpensive, Drastic Change to Any Room? PAINT. Go From Out-dated to Sophisticated: From Dingy & Dreary to Bright & Cheery: Or From Worn-out to Chill-out: To quote my decorating guru, who happens to be my Mom, “Paint is the quickest and cheapest way to freshen, brighten, change the mood of, or add drama […]
Smaller Kitchen Renovations for DIYers and Other Budget Conscious Homeowners A full-kitchen remodel project can easily cost a homeowner tens of thousands of dollars. With costs from designers, contractors and products/materials all adding up quickly, many homeowners simply don’t have the budget to take this on. However they would like to do something to spruce […]
Installing a bamboo floor in your home can seem like a daunting task but it is actually quite simple and can make a fun weekend project. Following these installation instructions will get you started on the road to a beautiful and more sustainable home.
A cold frame is a simple and inexpensive way to enjoy fresh vegetables without having a full greenhouse.