Monday, November 16, 2015

Simple Thanksgiving Decor 2015

Entry Way

Cozy Family Room

Piano Top "Mantle"

Easiest Table Centerpiece Ever Pumpkin And Dining Room

Simple Thanksgiving Chalkboard

Thursday, November 12, 2015

No Sew DIY Tote Bag Makeover: Cute Pockets! (No Cost)

Supplies: Canvas tote bag with pockets, fabric scraps a little bigger than the pockets, iron, ruler, scissors, fabric glue, gluestick.

I started with this tote bag I had lying around and went through my fabric scraps for something that would make cute pockets. I cut the fabric to about 1/2" bigger than the actual pocket.

I ironed the fabric and then folded over each edge to exactly the pocket dimensions and ironed them down.

I used just a cheap gluestick, glueing and then pressing down the fabric, to make sure the under edges would stay down thus making it easier for the next step.

Using fabric glue, I applied to all edges then attached the fabric square on top of the existing pocket, pressing firmly then set a stack of books on top until dry.

And here she is in all her new pocket cuteness!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Guest Room Reveal

It was my goal to get this "project" done this week, and after starting on it at the beginning of June, it's finally done! This was the girls room (which you can see the "Before" photos of this room HERE), but we decided to move them upstairs this Summer and turn this into the guest room. I'm happy to report that the switch is working out beautifully. As soon as they were "moved out," my husband gave the walls a fresh coat or two of white paint. We moved all the furniture in and I have been working on getting it right. Here is the room now:

The only thing I bought for this room was some new sheets and the curtains that I scored last weekend from the thrift store for $3.75 for both!!! We love how it turned out, and since the other half of the room and closet (not pictured) is now our desk/office/craft area, it is so much more functional.

Bed, Hutch, Chair: Second hand / Ethan Allen
Black and White Curtain Panels: Thrifted
Chalkboard Art Print: Caravan Shoppe / you can read about here
Side Tables: Antique, you can read about here
Lamps: Second hand
Sheets: Target on sale
Bedding: Macy's on sale

linking to: Thrifty Decor Chick

Monday, September 14, 2015

Harvest Blessings Pillow {DIY No Cost Project}

Here is another project from my "Pinterest To-Do List" of Autumn pins. (To see my last one go HERE). First I started with some neutral off-white cotton fabric from my fabric stash, a pillow form I already had, a fabric sharpie - although a regular sharpie would work just fine also, fabric cutters/ruler/mat, and the "harvest" word template I found HERE, which actually are really cute printables you could frame on their own.

While looking at the template, I free-handed the word with a pencil then mimicked the calligraphy style to write "blessings".  I then went over it with the sharpie, then sewed up my pillow cover into an envelope style cover so I can easily take it off and store it every year with the fall decor.

It's cooling down a little and starting to feel like fall. Have a great week! ~ Rebecca

Monday, September 7, 2015

Fabric Pumpkins {DIY Easy No Cost Project}

This project has been on my pinterest to-do list since last Autumn. Since we had the day off and needed something to do, I decided the kids could help me do it. They each made 4 pumpkins mostly all by themselves with a little help from me. The pumpkins turned out so cute and it's super fun when you can make something entirely with stuff you already have and don't spend any money.

I followed the tutorials from here and here.

 I just grabbed fabric scraps from my stash in Autumn-ish colors in oranges, blacks and browns and let the kids pick which ones they wanted to use. Each one is different and I love that we made these together and they can play with them and they do double duty as decorations too. I love having meaningful "decor" rather than just junk you buy to fill up space.

I hope you are enjoying your Labor day holiday. Are you doing anything to get ready for the changing season?

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Late Summer / Early Fall

Our house smells amazing right now. We just pulled out our first baked pumpkin goodies from the oven. Even though the calendar says it's still summer, there is definitely a crispness in the breeze that wasn't there last week. Fall is in the air! My huckleberry patch might have frozen last night. I've started to pull out a few fallish decorations, but I'll wait until Labor Day is over to put the wreath on the front door :) 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Easy Summer Boredom Buster Game: tic tac toe

Supplies: 8 paper plates, string or yarn cut into 4 equal lengths, something to write or decorate plates with.

Easy peasy using items on hand, and it kept them occupied for a little bit.

Hope you're having a great summer!