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 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!
(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!
See the tutorial and details at:  “Cover your Cornhole
and the twin platform? 
You guessed it.  It’s now this cozy cottage style retreat!
(less than $20)
Details at the original Tres Chere Vintage Market post “Shut your Cornhole
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 


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
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!
And mom-to-be received her gifts yesterday and loved everything.  :)
(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…
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!
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?
Lucky girl has a mail sorter!
Mudroom full of charm.  Look at that chippy old happy door!
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. 

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Now back to today’s DIY feature: The Wright House.