DIY Project Parade

Yesterday we hosted a fun double graduation party. Today I’m hosting a huge clean up party! 😉  Tomorrow I have something really fun to share! In the meantime…

Let’s see what you’ve been up to!
The DIY Show Off



If you’d like to link YOUR DIY project post to The DIY Show Off Project Parade:


1. You must use the button above (ADD BUTTON HTML CODE FROM SIDE BAR TO YOUR POST) and link to this post to share the linky love.

2.Include your name or blog name and project title. Add your permalink (not your blog url, but your DIY project post url). Feel free to link a Past Post, just invite your readers in a current post with a quick note.

3.Or email your link to thediyshowoff@gmail.com and I will add it for you.

4.If you notice your link has disappeared -please add the link back to The DIY Show Off to your post today, a button or a quick note to your readers about the party and try again! I love when everyone participates and readers check out everyone’s links, but I think the return favor of linking back is the nice thing to do so everyone plays fair and enjoys all of the projects and links. Also – this blog party is for DIY projects only. Links not related to DIY will be deleted.

5.  NOW you can “like” the links!  What a fun idea!  Most liked links may be included in a post of DIY Project Parade highlights later in the week!  🙂


And because every post needs a picture, here’s one from a few weeks ago at the Shaw HGTV Ho
me Design Challenge:

Back:  Me, Remodelaholic, Living with Lindsay, Material Girls, Charles & Hudson, Casa Sugar.
Front:  Southern Hospitality, RetroRenovation, One Project Closer, Decorating Diva.


DIY from Tres Chere Vintage Market

I love making new blog friends and I’d like you to meet:  Angela & Debbie from 
After a recent trip to a local thrift shop scored bean bag toss platforms (cornhole platforms, if you prefer), Angela & Debbie set out to play DIY. And the results are amazing!
Before: 
(with the addition of 2 legs, as a cornhole platform only has 2 on one side, if you didn’t know)
I do love this game!
However, I love the idea of relaxing here more:
(less than $50)
See the beautiful tiled platform? Yep – that’s the after!
Amazing!
See the tutorial and details at:  “Cover your Cornhole
Zen
and the twin platform? 
You guessed it.  It’s now this cozy cottage style retreat!
(less than $20)
Vintage
Details at the original Tres Chere Vintage Market post “Shut your Cornhole
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Which is your favorite?  Wouldn’t you just love to be relaxing in either one of these fun summer time areas?
Angela & Debbie ~ one word:  AWESOME!  You two are DIY geniuses!  So cool!  Thank you so much for sharing your thrifty makeovers, creating beautiful seating areas on an amazing budget!  LOVE them both!

Check out more How-To’s and Before/After at 

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It’s Friday!  Woo hoo!  It’s been a crazy week for me. We’re hosting a double graduation party tomorrow and it’s rather a large guest list so I’ve been getting this neglected house cleaned and the barn patio all set up for celebrating my daughter’s and nephew’s graduation this year. I’m to the point where I just can’t wait for it to be over!  Anyway…I won’t be posting tomorrow but I hope you’ll still visit and check out the links in the DIY Project Parade.  Then Sunday…the party might be a little late. We’ll see how things go this weekend but I’ll ‘see’ you Sunday at some point!  Pray that the predicted scattered thunderstorms hold off until late Saturday night for us!  

Enjoy a weekend filled with summer fun!

DIY Project Parade Highlights

I LOVE all of the projects linked up this week! You all are so creative and inspiring!  Thanks for sharing!  Giving a shout out to these fabulous most popular posts this week. If you haven’t had a chance to check them out, please visit these talented ladies!

Under $25 Bathroom Makeover
WOW!
Super Cheap Curtain Tutorial
(sheets + ribbon = pretty!)
I love doilies and this is a creative way to display – on the wall!
So much prettier than sitting on an end table!
Need some tips on styling open shelving and a gallery wall?
Check out this from My Life as a Mrs!
White and butcher block and hardwood and schoolhouse lighting and….more!
Styrofoam, thumb tacks and paint? Sounds easy enough with pretty results!
See how at 
Have you shared your latest DIY project this week? Let’s see it!
Be sure to visit the other links listed for more great DIY ideas by some pretty awesome bloggers!
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And mom-to-be received her gifts yesterday and loved everything.  🙂
Yay!
(more pics and the tutorials for the handmade baby collection in the DIY Project Parade link below)

The DIY Show Off

Electric Fireplace Before and After – DIY at the Wright House!

Happy Wednesday!  1/2 way through the week!  Today’s DIY Show Off feature is Natalie from 
the wright house

Isn’t that header adorable?

First up, Natalie had one of these electric fireplaces.  Red mahogany and glossy:

To see the tutorial of how they transformed it, visit “Electric Fireplace Before and After“.  The result is amazing!

Here she is in all of her gorgeous white and distressed dress:
LOVE LOVE LOVE the barnwood mantel!
Natalie’s DIY and decorating don’t stop there.  Visit The Wright House to see more.  Here’s a few sneak peek from her beautiful home tour
More to drool over…
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I want this entire corner in my home…
Natalie…you don’t even need your amazing talent for photography to make your pantry look good…it’s heavenly!
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I swear there is TONS more of her beautiful style to see in her home tour – SO.MUCH.INSPIRATION.
I’m so envious of her vintage accents/collections!
and oh my! You must see the kids’ rooms and laundry room. And living room. And kitchen. And – oh just her entire home. I want my house to look like hers when it grows up and gets finished. 
Guess what’s behind this antique window turned mirror/door?
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Lucky girl has a mail sorter!
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Mudroom full of charm.  Look at that chippy old happy door!
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You’re heading over there now to see her DIY talent, right?  I was tempted to include lots more, but you’ll have to visit her (warning:  you’ll need an hour or so because there’s so much to see). Tell her I said “hello”!
Ps. Once you’re done there, (and I hesitate to tell you this because I have to make the time to go there first!) but she’s also got a cute shop!  Don’t empty it before I’ve had a chance to shop too!

Quick "Head's Up" about Silhouette!

Pardon the interruption: Silhouette just officially launched the Silhouette CAMEO! It a brand new 12 inch cutting tool.  More details coming soon. But with the CAMEO on its way the Silhouette SD has been discontinued.  Supplies are EXTREMELY limited but right now you can get the SD for $175 (while supplies last). 
UNDERSTAND: Once they are gone they are gone! Anytime between today and Sunday (July 31) you can use the discount code “SHOWOFF” to get your Silhouette SD for $175!!!

What is the Silhouette?

The Silhouette is a digital cutting tool for personal use. It connects to your computer just like a printer, but instead of printing designs it cuts them with a small blade. With the machine connected to your computer, you’ll get access to all of the fonts on your PC plus the thousands of cuttable designs found on the Silhouette Online Store.

Also get  a 20% discount on all Silhouette products using the discount code “show off”, including the new Silhouette Starter Kits! (Excluding download cards and machines).
 
Remember, these are the last of the Silhouette SDs! Click HERE to see my Silhouette SD projects for some fun creative ideas. 












Now back to today’s DIY feature: The Wright House.
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Winner – With A Twist

The winner of their choice of vintage door knob hanger from With A Twist


is

Jennifer said… 13

Such cool items! I want one of the old wooden doors!
Jen
jen @ scissorsandspatulas dot com

DIY Stenciled Wallpaper

Meet:  Heather from

Heather just started a DIY-Organic Food-and-Soiree blog!  She’s a full time teacher but in her spare time she enjoys helping others decorate their homes on a budget, entertaining and cooking.  

With a small budget, Heather gave her dining room wall a new look.  $15!  Using paint pens, she created this DIY stenciled wallpaper:  

Helloooooo beautiful! Look at that diva chandelier sneaking into the beautiful wall’s close up!  Love her too!

Big improvement from the boring before:

The power of paint never ceases to thrill me. $15,a little DIY and Heather’s dining room looks completely glamorous! Reminds me why I put make up on before leaving the house! 

Gorgeous job, Heather!  After scraping layers of wallpaper off so many walls and even ceilings, THIS is my idea of wallpaper!  I’ve done it in my own home too and really love to personalize the “wallpaper” look!  Thank you so much for sharing!
See the HOW TO at The Lovely Cupboard for the full tutorial.  Know what else you can see?  DIY project going on in Heather’s 1943 cottage.  Kitchen envy and more!

Have you stenciled a wall in your home?  Feel free to include a link in the comments so we can all check it out!
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Last day to enter the vintage doorknob hanger giveaway!

Behind the Blog, At the Picket Fence

Guess where I am today? Hanging out with my friends, Vanessa & Heather from At the Picket Fence and their new series, Behind The Blog.  They are so much fun and have a fabulous blog. Pop over and join us if you’re interested in knowing a little more about me.  Maybe even if you’re not – at least meet Heather & Vanessa!  Making blog friends is so much fun! 😉
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Don’t forget to enter the vintage doorknob hanger Giveaway!

DIY Project Parade and Handmade Boutique Baby Collection

This week, I finally finished this…
My Handmade “Boutique Baby” gift Collection…
Warning: 
This is a long post with a couple of tutorials, links and LOTS of pictures!
I finally wrapped up (literally) my handmade baby gifts. 

I think I got a little DIY-happy but I really wanted to create a handmade boutique baby collection. Everything was so easy and I just couldn’t stop. 😉 I shared the sweet banner I made a few weeks ago…





as well as the Super Easy No Sew Tutu Tutorial
(This is the one I made for my niece’s 1st birthday when I took her pictures as her gift but I made one for the gift collection too.)


Here’s what else I tucked inside the gift box:

Baby Legwarmers Tutorial
Materials: A pair of ladies size socks (these ones are from Target – I had a hard time finding the right pink). Scissors and thread/sewing machine (or by hand).


1. Lay out each (ladies)sock and cut just above the heel. Set the “leg” part of the sock aside.

2. Cut the ‘heels’ and ‘toes’ of each off. 


3. Fold the ‘foot’ part of the sock in half (underneath) so inside and out shows the right side of the fabric and makes a ‘cuff’.


4. Slide ‘leg’ part into ‘cuff’ all right sides out, lining up the raw edge.


5. Pin 3 layers together evenly, lining up the raw edge.


6. Sew as close to the edge as you can, making sure to capture 3 layers.

7. Trim if necessary and flip up cuff. Cute legwarmer from ladies socks!


Handmade Peony Headband Tutorial

Materials:  Plain elastic headband, silk peony and rhinestone. Hot glue.

1.  I used a wipes container to stretch headband. 

2.  Disassem
ble the silk peony. Use wire cutters if necessary.

3.  Hot glue layers of the flower onto the elastic headband.

4.  Add layers until as full as desired.

5.  Hot glue rhinestone into center. Let dry.

Ta-da! Pretty BIG flower headband!

And using these beautiful fabrics (fabric.com) and baby flannel for the backing (reversible bibs, aprons and burp cloths from Joann Fabrics).


Premier Prints Trey Stripe Bella Pink/Cozy
DC-300
Premier Prints Royal Suzani Bella Pink/Cozy
UK-719
Premier Prints Twill Suzani Cozy/Bella Pink
UK-706
Premier Prints Madison Cozy/Bella Pink
DC-298
Premier Prints Dandelion White/Bella Pink
DC-323
Premier Prints Gisella Cozy/Bella Pink
DC-248


I sewed a few baby apron bibs, contoured burp cloths, a bib and some appliqued onesies. 



Baby Apron Bibs
(Bapron Tutorial at Craftiness is not an Option)
Aren’t these sweet? Bib/Apron for baby!



Contoured Burp Cloths
Bib
(Tutorial)
(shown middle)




Appliqued Onesies Tutorial
1. Iron interfacing to fabric.

2. Trace shape onto paper side and cut out.

3. Peel away paper and iron onto onesie.
4. Iron applique into place in center of onesie.
Note:  I drew on eyes using these!!!  Sharpie Fabric Stain Markers! 
(another project non-baby related utilizing these coming up!)



5.  Stitch into place.
Ta-da!


Or cut shapes from fabric pattern:



argyle onesie tutorial (live a little wilder) 
I did my own version using the applique method above and the sewing machine:

Lots of “after” pictures.  I’m just so proud that the entire collection is handmade and pretty cute. 🙂

What do you think? I think it makes me want a baby girl! I hope she likes it all and loves pink!
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Okay. Okay. Now it’s your turn! What have you been doing this weekend?  


If you’d like to link YOUR DIY project post to The DIY Show Off Project Parade:


1. You must use the button above (ADD BUTTON HTML CODE FROM SIDE BAR TO YOUR POST) and link to this post to share the linky love.

2.Include your name or blog name and project title. Add your permalink (not your blog url, but your DIY project post url). Feel free to link a Past Post, just invite your readers in a current post with a quick note.

3.Or email your link to thediyshowoff@gmail.com and I will add it for you.

4.If you notice your link has disappeared -please add the link back to The DIY Show Off to your post today, a button or a quick note to your readers about the party and try again! I love when everyone participates and readers check out everyone’s links, but I think the return favor of linking back is the nice thing to do so everyone plays fair and enjoys all of the projects and links. Also – this blog party is for DIY projects only. Links not related to DIY will be deleted.

5.  NOW you can “like” the links!  Most liked link moves to the top of the list!  What a fun idea!  Most liked links may be included in a post of DIY Project Parade highlights later in the week!  🙂




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DIY Weekly Wanderings – Vintage. Repurposed. Home.

What’s better than DIY?  Coming from the DIY Show Off, it’s our opinion that there’s not much better than DIY projects. EXCEPT for awesome genius DIY projects beautifully photographed. Let’s face it, great projects portrayed in pretty pics is what inspires us.

Meet:  Sheryl from

Hi Sheryl!  Sheryl is a photography and DIY’er and {insert sexy whistle} take a look at her beautiful DIY.  Click the links to visit Sheryl’s blog for the details and tutorials. My favorite projects are vintage and salvaged items repurposed into gorgeous home accessories. These are awesome!
Looking for a creative idea for those pallets sitting around?
Sheryl shows us how to make a Pallet Swing.
Pallet Swing Tutorial

I love the rich color, recycled beauty and rope in the place of chains!

Remember those old windows lying around in the garage just waiting for a creative idea? 

Sheryl spied these beauties…

and created these for her daughter!
Vintage Window Jewelry Organizer Tutorial

 No tangles!

I just love the rustic charm of these. Pretty. Organized. Neat and within easy reach for accessorizing! Yes, please!
Everyone I know loves a beautiful old door.  So charming!
Sheryl snagged this one from her aunt’s old house…

and with a lot of work, turned it into chalkboard entryway “thing-a-ma-gig”.

What a wonderful idea and love the natural wood paired with black magnetic paint!

Chalkboard Entry Display Tutorial

 Bottle cap magnets – perfect!

 Ceramic knobs keep purses and bags organized in the entry way.

I want this in my entryway! No more purse on the floor or chair.  Great idea for a family memo center too!
Awesome job, Sheryl!  Each project has is genius and I love that you’ve enhanced each thing’s natural beauty and charm.  Inspiration for sure! Thank you!
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Love repurposed vintage pieces as much as Sheryl & I do? 

Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway!
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A special thanks to Miss Charming for featuring my design challenge room today!

Giveaway ~ With A Twist

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!  With A Twist
Introducing:  With A Twist, LLC.  Created by Cheree Swem and Jill Anderson in 2009, this etsy shop is full of vintage charm.  They are two friends that have pretty much dabbled in every craft there is, all the while being moms of wonderful kids and wives to very patient husbands! They’ve always enjoyed interior design and have played around with little projects for their own homes, but both felt it was time to take things to the next level. So, Cheree and Jill threw on some goggles, grabbed an electric sander and made it happen!  They salvage materials from historic buildings, old schools and churches from all around the Northwest and create original handmade pieces for home decor. They have a passion for vintage finds and hope you enjoy that their products each have a story about how they came to be. With A Twist is “Art With A Past”!

Cheree and Jill are offering up one of these cuties to one lucky winner…

Ruby

Harpischord

Yale

Beethoven

Don’t those “names” add more personality to their character?



Giveaway Rules:

Leave a comment for each step below for an entry. FOUR ways to enter! Be sure to include an email address if you can’t be reached via your profile/blog in one of the entries.  

(1) Visit WITH A TWIST DESIGNS Etsy shop and leaving a comment about which product you like most.

(2) Become a follower of WITH A TWIST blog.  Comment here that you’ve made new friends with Cheree & Jill!

(3)  Like WITH A TWIST on Facebook.  Each step is an additional entry.

(4) Share a link to this giveaway/this post via Twitter, Facebook OR blog post for 1 more chance to win!

Giveaway starts NOW and ends Tuesday, July 26th at midnight EST. Winner will be drawn randomly and announced shortly after. 

Have a great weekend!

Weekend Homemaker – Big Girl Room Before and After

Meet:  Crystal from 

She’s a crazy busy mom but manages to blog with some really helpful tips, great posts and a little DIY!  🙂 
Utilizing Craigslist, garage sales, eBay and her own DIY projects, Crystal started with this sweet nursery…
before
And transformed it into her daugher’s beautiful big girl room….
soooo pretty after
A few of my favorite details besides the pretty color scheme are the gorgeous girly chandelier:
I love this pink and green paisley fabric in the drapery and bedding…
DIY/free printable art…
See all of the details, more pictures and sources at The Weekend Homemaker.
Sweet, isn’t it?  What do you think?  Has your little one graduated to a big kid room?  Were you able to incorporate some creative DIY details and thrifty deals?
Thanks so much for sharing your amazing transformation, Crystal!  You did an awesome job on a ‘real’ budget with designer results!  LOVE it! 

A Sense of Design

Good morning, DIY friend!

I‘d like to introduce you to Gina of

A sense of design
A new creative DIY blog started just a few months ago but already showing some great DIY projects under her label appropriately titled DIY tutorials. My favorite is the stenciled wall tutorial
Isn’t it pretty?  It’s the same stencil I used for my daughter’s room so I might be a little biased.  Here is Gina’s beautiful result…
She also has some fabulous furniture features!
Desk before
Gilded desk now – gorgeous!

Gina is not only DIY creative, she’s blog-creative too.  I LOVE this ongoing series of hers…

You’ll have to visit A Sense of Design to read the posts. I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I have reading back through them!

Wait! Are you still here or did you head over already? There’s more to see too!  One of our favorite topics, HOMES – before and after!  Here’s a sneak peek of Gina’s house.
Kitchen After
(drool!)
Sweetest Girl’s Room
Gina, welcome to blogging!  You’re off to an awesome start!  I can’t wait to catch up on your posts and follow along to see more! Thanks so much for showing off today! 😉

House of Turquoise Feature!

The room that Cassity and I designed is being featured today at 
House of Turquoise

Hurray!  

If you’re not familiar with House of Turquoise, it’s a MUST see if you love turquoise.  SO MUCH INSPIRATION!

Thanks, Erin!

And Then There Were Two

Meet:  Kelley from And Then There Were Two.  Kelley blogs to keep distant family up-to-date with her life and two precious little girls but today she is sharing “TWO” awesome before and after makeovers! 
Kelley’s youngest needs a place to sleep to call her own in their home.  With a lot of family out of state and out of the country, a guest bedroom is also important. So, taking it away isn’t possible.  What’s a girl to do but get creative and make the best of every available corner!  This little nook…
before – rarely used office nook
(that door leads to the master bedroom)
Now that rarely used spot serves as a sleepy time area for little Magdalenne.  It might be temporary but to mom, sometimes a little time feels like forever while you’re living it. So ‘bravo’, Kelley and Chen!  This little nap nook is perfect for your little princess for now!
Great use of space! 
Wanting to give the girls a place where they could play and have a world of their own, Kelley took this basement…
before
Wow!  After…
What fun!
Kelley and Chen, you’ve come up with some great solutions for your girls!  I love M’s little bedroom nook – so pretty!  And the playroom is awesome, a great spot for the girls to grow up and play in for a long time to come!  Great job!

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Thank you all so much for your encouragement, support and for sharing my excitement (and Cassity’s) about my last post!  Seriously, you’re the best friends a blogger could ever hope for!  It means so much to me…I feel like someone gave me a cookie!  LOVE cookies, you guys!