DIY Project Parade

DIY Project Parade and Highlights


I’m just about a day late with the Project Parade this week and I apologize. Today is my daughter’s birthday. {Happy Birthday, Bri!} Last week, I spent a lot of time cleaning (as in…full blast purging and organzing) as well as running a lot of errands.  And today, you’re not going to believe this: I cooked! Stuffed peppers upon request. And I baked. A cake. From scratch. A blue velvet birthday cake with cream cheese frosting. If you’re a long time DIY Show Off fan, you know that Mr. DIY does the cooking around here. But every once in a blue moon, I venture to the grocery store, find the kitchen and actually cook a meal {usually reserved for special occasions}.

I don’t have a problem with cooking or baking but as you can see…it threw me off schedule. Oops!


Last week’s DIY Project Parade was filled with so much DIY inspiration! Here are a few favorites:

Once again,I didn’t have a chance to let these ladies know they were being featured yet…sorry, girls! So, Surprise! Please feel free to grab an “I’m Featured” button to ‘show off’. 

Large clocks always catch my eye in my favorite catalogs. Did you see the $15 knock off Ballard Designs Clock from Hymns & Verses? The Ballard version is $229! And I actually like hers better!

Knock off Ballard Designs Clock

Dawn from Creative Cain Cabin shared her rustic kitchen, her top 2012 post. Pop over to see why…gorgeous!

rustic kitchen

The laundry room reveal at Ashbee Design is amazing…such an inspiration for my 2013 laundry room plan.

Ashebee Design laundry room makeover

Here’s a reason to drink wine {as if we need one!}…or at least collect the corks. No shortage of old windows here. I love this window turned cork board over at Mom 4 Real.

window cork board


The Happier Homemaker shares another one of her amazing DIY wood/stained US maps (with a link to her tutorial or ‘for sale’)…

diy wood stained US map

Allison from the Golden Sycamore gave a vintage wooden highchair a new look and it’s so cute…

dipped vintage highchair

Matt & Jacque share tips for installing a split face travertine tile backsplash {GORGEOUS!} at The DIY Village…

split face travertine backsplash

Melissa from Shabby Love and I both share a love for DIY benches and foot stools (toss in ottomans and chairs for me)…it’s an addiction. She’s sharing her collection (makeovers!) and some exciting news too {congratulations, Melissa!}.

DIY benches and stools

DIY play kitchens are so fun. Check out this cutey at always Preparing for Peanut…

diy play kitchen

Stunning Belgian inspired DIY headboard at Interior Salvage {I seriously am tempted to list our sleigh bed on Craigs list…just to work on a DIY headboard!}…

DIY belgian headboard

A kitchen command center in a busy home is a necessity. Ashley at Domestic Imperfection has the perfect spot…

kitchen command center

Wow, wow, wow! Pam shared her awesome DIY barn door reveal…

diy barn door tutorial

Tricia from Simplicity in the South shares her awesome ideas for organization of an office closet.

office closet organization

There’s a great DIY living room reveal over at Counting it All Joy, so many creative DIY projects…

family room DIY

Kristel at the Velvet Door has been making some changes in their master bedroom and I’m loving what I’m seeing!

master bedroom update

There’s some room revealing going on at A Few of My Favorite Things and I have to tell you…room reveals ARE one of my favorite things! Check out the befores and afters.

kitchen before after

Brenda from Cottage4C beat me to this project. I’ve had the materials for nearly a year. It’s such an inspiration to see her transformation {motivation to get ‘er done}. Beef up those baseboards

big beautiful baseboards

See more of last week’s DIY, some free printables, winter mantels, top 2012 project posts and a sprinkling of recipes here.

Hoping to share some DIY this week, but in all seriousness, I’m on a cleaning streak. Home visitation for rescuing a sweet furbaby coming up and it’s as if I’m nesting. Everything must be perfect (we’re talking cleaning out closets, cupboards, etc…crazy, right?!).

Now let’s see YOUR DIY! Time to “show off”…

DIY Show Off

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