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Hurray for Lindsey! I’m sure you know her from her fabulously funny and the amazing before/after features at
There were 8 entries on Facebook and the winner is…
2. Using left over fabric, I sewed an envelope pillow cover for an old pillow to use as a cushion.
4. Measure and mark where the brackets will go. Pre-drill holes.
5. Sew around shape, leave an opening for stuffing. I reinforced (back and forth) over the ribbon to make it more durable for pulling/playing. Sew close to the edge but be sure to grab both pieces of fabric. Snip curves.
Bri made one for her cats too, we actually cut a board to fit the window sill…
Layout batting and fabric under board and cut to size, allowing fabric and batting to wrap on under side.
Wrap in batting, starting with stapling in the center of each side and working way to corners.
Cut away excess.
Repeat to cover in fabric.
Follow steps 3-8 above under TRAY to CAT WINDOW PERCH.
Bri’s cats love it!
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|She ain’t pretty from the back!!|
|See the pink marks?|
all DIY on the cheap. The side tables in this room have been changed. If you’d like a peek at the new cuties click here and here.
1. Choose appropriate size Dischanger for plate.
2. Wet finger and rub the back side of the Dischanger to activate glue. Wait a few minutes.
3. Press down on back side of plate (check to make sure design on front and Dischanger on back line up if plate has a design – so it’s not upside down or sideways).
4. Let dry 24 hours. Ready to hang!
5. Using the back of a large piece of wrapping paper cut to the size of the wall space. This makes planning and execution so easy with beautiful results (exactly as planned).
6. Lay out plates in a pattern.
7. Once plates are arranged, trace plates on the wrapping paper. Mark where the nail will need to go. (You may also want to number the plate on the back and match it with the traced circle on the paper so there’s no confusion on placement.)
8. Tape paper onto the wall. Add nails where indicated.
9. Take down paper and hang plates.
What do you think? Do you have a plate wall? Include a link in the comments. Let’s see it!
Here’s another look at mine:
I love seeing what you’re up to and your Autumn DIY is amazing! I personally don’t have anything fall related to share this week with some other projects going on, so let’s take a look at some gorgeous fall wreaths from the past Fall Festivals from some very talented ladies. Click the blog link for more details about these beauties.
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- Vintage Suitcase (hard shell)
- Tools (hammer, screwdriver, extreme muscle strength)
- Pillow Sham
- Open the suitcase and examine how it is hinged together.
- If it is screwed together, then you just need to unscrew the top half of the suitcase from the bottom half. If it is attached by some other means, then you will have to break out the hammer. Joey and I purchased the strongest suitcase known to mankind. It was machined together to sustain extreme wear, so disassembling the top from the bottom of the suitcase was quite a feat. Luckily, Joey provided the “extreme muscle strength” from the materials list. He used the hammer and his brawn to break the top from the bottom.
- Discard the top half of the suitcase.
- Cover a pillow with the sham of your choice. I used a sham from our old ikea duvet cover.
- Place the pillow in the suitcase and tuck the corners in. We lucked out because our suitcase was the perfect size for the pillow we used. If this is not the case, you can make your own custom pillow.
Zuzu loves her new bed! She still tries to sleep in our bed at night, but during the day, I catch her lounging in her vintage suitcase palace.
Kristine recently visited her parents and spied this…
Kristine took inspiration from the drum and decided on a pressed tin look. Here is what she did:
Make sure the drum is empty and give it a thorough all-over clean. Next, turn it upside down so the bottom becomes the top and play around with the positioning of the plastic lace. Because the lace in its original form and too wide for the drum, create a new decorative edge by trimming around the pattern in the existing design with scissors.
Next, wrap it around the drum to work out where it will meet and trim it so it neatly overlaps just a little. To adhere it to the drum, use a generous amount of glue all over the drum’s sides (using a paint brush) then roll lace into position. Applyd some additional glue to the ends to ensure it is well bonded to the drum.
Add lace to the top of the drum to hide stamping or imperfections.
Once the glue is thoroughly dry, give the entire drum three coats of gloss enamel spray paint.
This project was purely experimental but it’s gorgeous, isn’t it? LOVE IT!
Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial, Kristine! I think it’s adorable and so pretty! Great job!
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