Happy Easter

From our family to yours…

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Have a wonderful weekend!

*THAT DIY PARTY will resume MONDAY, APRIL 1st.

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DIY {wall mounted} Pallet Shelf

Mr. DIY’s hobby isn’t DIY {it’s mainly mine and I take full advantage of his muscle power}. He does have several hobbies including cooking (lucky me!), grilling on his Big Green Egg (lucky me again!) and home-brewing. Not my thing…but I do think being a ‘beer-chemist’ is kinda cool and he enjoys it. Hey, those hobbies are DIY in a way.

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The problem: Supplies and materials are often scattered in the basement, hiding in built-ins in the dining room, sitting around in the kitchen driving me crazy or just ‘lost’ sparking a lot of temper tantrums and wasting precious free time on the hunt for supplies. And when he finally has a free weekend to cook up a recipe, he’s often searching for empty bottles, caps, hops, grains, what-nots and tools-of-the-trade. Or more often, “I” become detective in the search because I’ve probably stowed something away where it doesn’t below in an effort to de-clutter. Oops!

The solution: Making the space in the open basement stairwell an organized home brew supply station, library, storage area with a fun rustic/industrial vibe. Everything in it’s place, easy to find.

We’re starting with a wall-mounted pallet shelf for holding an empty bottle collection. The bonus: {I love that this project is all about making his hobby more enjoyable and it inspired us to work together as a team, a date night or two at Lowe’s.}

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Materials:

  • Pallet 
  • Three 1 x 3 x 4 pine wood planks
  • Rustoleum’s Ultimate Wood Stain (color: Kona)
  • Rustoleum Polyurethane (matte finish)
  • 2 Purdy 2.5 inch angled paint brush for stain/poly
  • Rags
  • Hanging Hardware (wall anchors, screws, toggle bolts)

Tools we used:

  • Crow bar
  • Hammer
  • Nail gun (finishing nails)
  • Saw
  • Dremel Multi-Max (sanding)
  • Drill (hanging)

DIY Pallet Shelf Tutorial

1. After we found the perfect pallet (tips about working with pallet wood from Funky Junk Interiors), we decided to use the back of the pallet as the front of the shelf and removed 1 plank using a crow bar and hammer. {How about those wool socks with flip flops? He’s all mine, ladies!}

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2. Measure and cut the 1 x 3 x 4′s to fit between the front and back pallet planks to create “shelves”.

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3. Position the 1 x 3 shelf bottom into place. We used a level to ensure shelf bases weren’t crooked. Some places were a little tricky and needed hammering into place or lifting the old pallet plank a tad with a crow bar, while positioning the 1 x 3 into place.

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4. A finishing nail gun (and a good eye for lining up the nails in the 1 inch area) secures the shelf bottom to the sides of the individual shelves. {Forgot pictures of the nail gun step…it’s just so much fun!}

We added a few screws to some of the pallet face-boards to tighten things up.

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5. Sand all sides and splinters.

6. Stain. I used Rustoleum’s Ultimate Wood Stain.

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Brush on in the direction of the wood grain. Wipe away in the same direction with a rag. Rustoleum Wood Stain dries fast! {Not shown: I did wear latex gloves to avoid stained hands.} Isn’t this rich dark brown gorgeous? It’s called “Kona”. Love it!

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7. About an hour later, I was ready to seal the stained wood. Using the same technique, I applied Rustoleum’s Polyurethane and let it dry for 24 hours.

8. Hang! I used FrogTape for marking the area we wanted the pallet shelf to hang.

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I marked the studs with a chalk line.

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Wall color: homemade chalkboard paint using Benjamin Moore Hale Navy.

We used 6 drywall screws {screwed into the wall studs} to secure our pallet shelf to the wall.

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I have to say, he doesn’t always see my vision, but once things are put into action and start coming together, he loves it! He spent about 30 minutes styling his new pallet shelf, stepping back and re-arranging it over and over. Success! And just like completing one DIY project leads to more, this little pallet shelf inspired a lot more creative ideas for his home brew supply space/beer library. Keeping things organized so stay tuned!

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Organized, right? What do you think?

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The plan: A place for everything and more DIY:

  • A DIY light fixture.
  • Built-in shelves on the wall above the ledge for supplies.
  • Ladder for reaching high shelves.
  • Slate tiled stairs and landing.
  • More inspiration: laboratory/brewery/library Pinterest board.

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Ps. DIY dates inspire daydreaming and communication (sometimes the occasional fight with the opportunity to make up too!). Do you enjoy working on DIY projects with your spouse? Do little projects inspire bigger dreams?

Linking up to Thrifty Decor Chick’s Before/After party and Project Inspired.

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*Disclaimer: I’m a new member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Creators and Influencers network! I received a Lowe’s gift card to complete this project for a spring cleaning/organization challenge. Each month I’ll have the opportunity to participate in a themed DIY challenge however the tutorial images, instructions and opinions are my own. 

*This is a sponsored post brought to you by FrogTape. The opinions are completely my own based on my own experience.

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Fun Fab Finds

There’s nothing I love more than adding unexpected fun character to a room. My favorite part about room makeovers is shopping for and adding the decorative elements.

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Are you familiar with Fab? It’s an online marketplace offering {constantly changing} designer products at great prices. I enjoy discovering new-to-me decorating shops and thought you might too. Plus, they’re offering free shipping today and tomorrow (3/27-28) on any size order.  I was recently invited by Fab to share a few of my favorite finds. Just being silly, I call this my THRIVE collection of items I love currently on sale:

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Here’s what I found fab on Fab:

  1. Who else has a spouse who ‘misplaces’ everything? “I Wear Rack” in walnut is perfect for holding items (i.e. wallet, shades, mail).
  2. Great price on this indoor/outdoor Danube 6 x 9 ft. sized area herringbone rug…and I love the awesome pattern.
  3. Industrial touches like this Birdcage Black Lamp catch my eye every time. Love!
  4. Giant Rocky Ram – don’t you just love cardboard animal heads? Maybe it’s just me. ?
  5. Personalizing the dinner table with a cute Placecard Activity Kit.
  6. Vinyl cut-out decals {Huelva}…great for DIY storage labeling.
  7. Chalkboards are trendy, but a US map chalkboard is even more irresistible.
  8. Love notes: Carve Your Own Card.
  9. Rewined Candle: clean burning soy candle in a recycled wine bottle which can be recycled with DIY soy candles again!
  10. Vintage Peace Globe: Peace on one side and a flock of birds on the other. Love it {inspires a DIY project}!
  11. The Garden Deck – set of 48 individual cards packed with tips on growing and harvesting fruits and vegetables. Help for acquiring a green thumb!
  12. Vintage industrial rolling shop storage inspires organization since it’s too cool to junk up, right?

There’s only one shopping day left ’til tomorrow. ~Unknown Author

*This post is sponsored by Fab, but choice of products and opinion is my own. 

Crate Easter Baskets/Centerpiece

Adjusting to an empty nest isn’t always easy, especially during the holidays when fun traditions sort of just stop. I miss my nightgown-clad little girls searching for Easter baskets on Easter morning. And so, even though they are grown, until they have families of their own, I’ve decided to continue the tradition of putting together an Easter basket for each of them.

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My girls share my love of chocolate (it’s a girl thing, right?) and eclectic style so this year, I went with a DIY rustic crate-inspired Easter basket.

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Materials:

  • Small unfinished crates
  • TransTint dye (dark mission brown)
  • Stamps/ink  
  • Wide burlap ribbon
  • Spanish moss
  • Filler: Lindt chocolates

Tutorial:

I started with staining my crates using a TransTint dye and let dry.

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Next, using stamps and ink, I labeled each of the crates with “farmers market, “recycle” and an established date. “Herbs” would have been cute too.

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Then I lined the sides with burlap ribbon.

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I recycled some brown paper packaging material for the bottom of the crates and topped with Spanish moss.

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Garden Markers: I painted two wooden garden markers (Michaels) with chalkboard paint, wrapped the sticks with washi tape and added a bow.

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Then filled the baskets with Lindt chocolatates {love those little foil-wrapped chocolate bugs, critters, lambs, chicks and carrots} and other little treasures.

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Rather than hide them this year, I’m using them as a centerpiece.

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As always, there’s attending an Easter service at church, hosting Easter dinner and a family Easter egg hunt too. Do you have an Easter tradition to share?

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*This post was sponsored by Lindt who provided Lindt products and a Michael’s gift card to complete this project. Lindt also partners with Autism Speaks and is donating 10 ¢ for every Lindt Gold Bunny purchased in the US to Autism Speaks. See more about Lindt products at LindtGoldBunny.com.

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I’m joining the “It’s a Spring Thing” party with Kim at Design Thoughts today. She’s hosting this week’s party and sharing one of her spring cleaning/organizing projects  with her awesome bar makeover…

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THAT DIY PARTY

Hi DIY friends! How is your weekend going? Did spring arrive? Western PA didn’t get the memo. Brrr!

It’s time for THAT DIY PARTY! Time to share {‘show off’} your creativity and hard work.

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Recap: Last week, I shared a quick and easy Easter craft,

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made a few tweaks to the DIY Project Gallery

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created some new {amateur} blog graphics…

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and worked on two projects I’ll be sharing this week:

  • DIY crate Easter basket/centerpiece
  • DIY pallet shelf

Then spent some time browsing the party links! Seeing what my DIY blog friends are up to gets me up and moving and motivated.

DIY Party Highlights

Look at all of the light, organization and pretti-ness in the office/craft room reveal at Cleverly Inspired. Her blog name fit her work space, doesn’t it? Beautiful!

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Korrie from Red Hen Home shared her (drool!) rustic DIY console/buffet

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Wow! Did you see the Ballard Designs inspired {DIY} headboard at Little Cottage on the Pond? I love it more than her inspiration, especially the nearly $600 savings. Beautiful!

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A sweet gender-neutral nursery reveal filled with love and DIY from Allison at The Golden Sycamore…

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Rita at Suburbs Mama shared her master bedroom makeover. It’s beautiful. Peaceful. I’d never get out of bed.

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There were so many inspiring cottage decorating ideas at Junk Chic Cottage…dreamy!

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Rebecca from the Crafted Sparrow is such a cool mom! Check out this awesome boy’s room art and homework station…super fun!

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Over at Create blog, Elizabeth shares one.fantastic.unbelievable kitchen before and after makeover. WOW!

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How about some (budget friendly) rustic goodness? Lovin’ the bathroom makeover at Bonfires and Wine

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Now let’s see YOUR DIY! Time to “show off”. Please quickly scan the rules above before linking up.

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DIY Home at Number 53 blog

Just when you think I may have been too busy vacationing or working on my own DIY without time to visit blog friends, you’d be wrong. Well, you’d be sort of right, we’re all busy! But it’s been a long time since I shared a DIY blog crush, hasn’t it?

This is a surprise feature:

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Every time I visit Angela at Number 53 {thanks for always linking to That DIY Party, girl!), I love the project she shares. So today, I wanted to ‘show off’ Number 53 and a few of the things that make it into my Pinterest files.

I think what catches my eye most is her style is accented with a collected, vintage, classic look. The trendiness is understated and the result is stunning.

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Angela has an inspiring talent for making a collection of thrift store treasures look chic and timeless.

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She describes her mixed style with all things that fit into my own eclectic style: vintage, modern country, cottage and rustic glam. And when you can pull off putting all of that + budget friendly and DIY into a home, I fall in love.

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easy and inexpensive DIY wood planked wall

Pop over, introduce yourself, get nosy and snoop around. You can see more DIY, decorating and thrifting at Number 53: Home Tour and Popular Posts.

Paper Mache Easter Egg craft

A day with freezing rain isn’t my ideal spring day, but it is still officially winter. Spring. In like a lion, right? ::groan::

Fortunately, this dip-dyed {painted} paper mache Easter egg craft is a cheerful easy DIY project which aided in averting my eye from the cold, gloom and sleet outside.

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I don’t think you really need a tutorial. But, since writing up a “how to” is what I love to do, I’m going to tell you what I did anyway. ;)

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Materials:

  • Paper mache eggs
  • FrogTape
  • DecoArt Americana acrylic craft paints

Wrap FrogTape around the paper mache egg to create a faux dipped line. Using my fingernail, I rubbed the edge of the tape to activate the Paint Block Technology to prevent paint from seeping underneath the tape, to create a crisp clean line.

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Then I simply painted the bottom of my paper mache eggs using different spring-inspired colors:

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Pull away/remove FrogTape while paint is still wet. It’s a little tricky! After I was done, I thought: “I should have used a set of tongs or something to get a better grip on my egg.” #hindsight

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Allow paint to dry. (I just set mine on the cellophane paper mache egg packaging.)

Decorate!

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Do you decorate with Easter eggs {faux or real} this time of year?

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Joining Lana over at Making a House a Home for “It’s a Spring Thing” linky party where she shares her sweet little DIY playhouse for her little guy.

diy-play-house by Making a House a Home

There’s another It’s a Spring Thing link party too! Fun! I’m joining the party by linking up with my best blog girlfriends too.

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What are you working on? You’re invited to link up & share!
Joining the party with Amanda too!
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This is a sponsored post brought to you by FrogTape. The opinions are completely my own based on my own experience.

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Kitchen Before and After at All Things Heart and Home

Hi DIY friends! Meet Robin from

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Robin and her husband are constantly doing a project (sound familiar?).  They completely remodeled their old house on Willow Creek and now they’re having fun updating their new place on Stone House Lane. Today, Robin is sharing a little of her kitchen makeover reveal.

She started with this kitchen before…not bad. Just not Robin’s style.

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And with a lot of DIY work…

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I think her kitchen doubled in size! Beautiful, fresh, so open…

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You can see more of Robin’s kitchen remodel before and after details at All Things Heart & Home.

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Don’t forget to check out more ALL THINGS GOOD …

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THAT DIY PARTY

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, DIY friends!  irish-blessing It’s time for another week of THAT DIY PARTY! Here’s a quick recap of last week (click each image to be re-directed/for more details):

easter-spring-decorating FrogTape-accent-wall spring terrarium Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes too!

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Also, Google’s latest news is that they’re doing away with Google Reader. If you’re looking for a new reader with similar functions, you can find DIY Show Off at Linky Followers (a great alternative reader). Some awesome features of the Linky Follower tool you may not know: There is a blog reader – read your favorite blogs right in your Linky Follower account (it also COUNTS as a page view for the original blogger!). A blog directory of all blogs with a Linky Follower account – make new friends! Comment on blogs from the reader too! So SO many cool options!

I always enjoy going through each week’s DIY party and last week was no exception. Here are a few favorite highlights: DIY Party Highlights Awesome DIY built-in coffee bar at DIY in Real Life… diy-coffee-bar by DIY in Real Life I love the sweet story & pictures over at by Cynthia Weber about creating a new kitchen for her parents. Beautiful transformation. new-kitchen-for-my-parents-cynthiaweber Allison from the Golden Sycamore shared her gorgeous DIY industrial side table. Love every rustic detail! numbered-industrial-table by the Golden Sycamore Erin’s fabulous DIY headboard tutorial at DIY on the Cheap. Love the nailhead trim, shape and the entire room, don’t you? DIY on the Cheap-headboard-tutorial Amy from The Blissful Bee Blog shares the lovely living room reveal at her new home:  The Blissful Bee Blog-living-room-reveal Easy DIY candy wreath from Keep Calm and Decorate… easy-diy-candy-wreath by Keep Calm and Decorate Now let’s see YOUR DIY! Time to “show off”. Please quickly scan the rules above before linking up.

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1. Please use the button above or text and link to this post to share the linky love. Here is the link: http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/. I’m not one to double check and will feature your DIY project if I love it whether you linked back or not. However, I’d love for you to to at least share a link back, share on FB or by tweet or pin too! Invite your friends! 2. This blog linky party is for your own DIY projects only (home improvement, home repair, decorating, crafts, fashion, seasonal, parties, organization)Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only.  Please do not link giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a project or collection of inspiration that is not your own personal work or DIY project.  3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+, etc.

Spring Decorating

Five days until spring officially arrives but who’s counting? This girl! I’ve been ready since January. Not to mention, Easter Sunday is only a little over 2 weeks away too and we’re hosting. So, time to start decorating, starting with the dining room and a little Easter vignette…

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I dusted off my DIY Pottery Barn inspired Happy Easter eggs from two years ago for the occasion and put together a centerpiece…

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DIY Pottery Barn inspired decorative Easter eggs tutorial

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Just reading the message on my DIY spring sign makes me think of spring sunshine.

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and an indoor fairy garden in a miniature greenhouse has me just itching to see green outdoors…

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Okay. It’s my birthday today, so let’s have a party! :) It’s my turn to host the Countdown to Spring party. Last on the list, but that means it’s nearly spring!

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I’ve had so much fun collaborating with My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Sand & Sisal, Domestically Speaking and It’s So Very Cheri. Did you see their spring projects too? Check them out!

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Are you decorating for spring or Easter or even St. Patrick’s Day? Let’s see your spring goodies!  Link up your spring décor, mantels, recipes, crafts… you name it… as long as it’s spring related, please share!



Accent Wall Before and After

Patti (my youngest sister) is renting but has permission from the landlord to paint…and to be creative about it too. The entryway wall before had peeling paint…

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I scraped and sanded until we had a smooth finish. Holes and cracks were patched using DAP’s DryDex (spackling that goes on pink, dries white) and sanded.

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The walls got a coat of primer and a base coat in a neutral light gray color.

Using FrogTape Delicate (the yellow painter’s tape with PaintBlock Technology, safe for freshly painted walls) the next day, I created a chevron/zigzag pattern.

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Then painted the zigzag stripes alternating a left-over darker gray paint and left-over gray-beige paint (the color under the tape is a lighter gray).

As soon as I were finished painting the second coat (while it was still wet), I removed the FrogTape Delicate.

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Next up cleaning the dingy vinyl floor and decorating.

After (paint is still drying):

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Patti just happens to work part time for a thrift store so she gets first dibs on all of the eclectic treasures (and has a good eye for what can be transformed). Lucky girl! If it was me, I’d never get out the door with a paycheck. I’d be trading those dollars for thrift store goodies!

Even though the wall now sports a busy pattern in 3 colors, the colors are neutral enough to work in some fun colorful accents and patterns. {All accessories found on Polyvore.}

teal, gold & gray

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 coral, black & gray

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emerald & navy

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gray & mustard

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Looking forward to seeing what she does, how about you? Which color(s) do you like?

This is a sponsored post brought to you by FrogTape. The opinions are completely my own based on my own experience.

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Living Room Before and After

Liz from Darling Dwellings recently submitted her living room before and after and I knew you’d want to see it too. When something dungeon-like is transformed into bright, fresh and colorful, I’m motivated to paint a room, move things around, shop and dig into DIY. It’s so fun when others see potential when it comes to turning a place into our home.

Her living room before was dark, but look at that gorgeous ceiling and there’s hardwood under that purple carpet!

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After some DIY attention, she now has a bright funky space that fits their modern style.

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You can see more of Liz’s home tour at Darling Dwellings. Thanks for sharing, Liz! LOVE the transformation, modern mix and those gorgeous drapes!

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It’s a Spring Thing Link Party (and a Spring Terrarium)

While Mother Nature is taking care of bringing green back outdoors, I’m adding a little green to our indoor space. Now, I don’t have much of a green thumb but ever since I scored this beautiful Victorian-style terrarium/miniature greenhouse at an antique shop, I’ve been wanting to create a small fairy garden.

Materials: (with some affiliate links)

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Putting it together: Because my terrarium base is a wooden tray, I kept my plants in individual containers. I started by lining the bottom of my terrarium with foil topped with moss. I potted the small house plants in pretty planters and placed them throughout my terrarium. Since my plants aren’t of the flowering variety, I added spring color with a floral pick from Jo-Ann Fabrics. Pebbles create a winding path. Then ‘decorated’ with my accessories. More terrarium tips here.

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Aren’t the fairies sweet?

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It’s not easy photographing glass. :(

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Finally, I got to add the beautiful terrarium top…

Fairy Garden Terrarium

I keep the terrarium in our sitting room where it gets plenty of sun and do remember to water the plants about once a week and a month later – they’re still alive! Maybe I’ll be a gardener yet!

See more of my spring projects on the DIY Project Tutorial page

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It’s no secret around here that I’m suffering from spring fever.

Joining the Easter Crafts & Spring Link Party at HoneyBearLane.

Thanks to Lana from Making a House a Home invited me to join the It’s a Spring Thing series. It’s a Spring Thing!

Join these blog friends for It’s a Spring Thing party! Here’s the schedule:

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  • This week: Share your spring projects HERE (below)!
  • March 19th: Lana at Making a House A Home - wonder what it will be?
  • March 26th: Kim at Design Thoughts - can’t wait to see!
  • April 2nd: We’ll each be sharing Spring Favorites/Highlights from our parties.

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What are you working on? Share your spring projects (from now until the end of March) in the party below.

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THAT DIY PARTY

Time for THAT DIY PARTY!

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1. Please use the button above or text and link to this post to share the linky love. Here is the link: http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/. I’m not one to double check and will feature your DIY project if I love it whether you linked back or not. However, I’d love for you to share a link, share on FB or by tweet or pin too! Invite your friends!

2. This blog linky party is for your own DIY projects only (home improvement, home repair, decorating, crafts, fashion, seasonal, parties, organization)Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only.  Please do not link giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a project or collection of inspiration that is not your own personal work or DIY project. 

3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+, etc.

Last week at DIYShowOff:

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I had a FUN time going through last week’s links. Thank you for inspiring me with your DIY!

DIY Party Highlights

Beautiful space to get creative over at Living and Learning with Luisa’s craft room makeover.

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Trendy but a tad difficult when it comes to DIY but I find this helpful: Chevron made easy by Mommy is CooCoo.

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Courtney shares her painted craft armoire over at A Diamond in the Stuff. Like I told her, I have one of these monsters sitting in the guest room that I’ve been wanting to  redo. So inspired.

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DIY beanbag camera pillow by Acasarella. You won’t believe how easy she made this…

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Great idea for old vintage window: DIY Old Window Screen Chalkboard by Three Pixie Lane

diy-window-chalkboard by Three Pixie Lane

Christie from Three Pixie Lane also shares an amazing powder room transformation too…

powder-room-makeover by Three Pixie Lane

Loving arrows lately, how about you? DIY arrow art by She’s Crafty

diy-arrow-art by she'scrafty

You can see more highlights from last week’s party at Pinterest too.

Now let’s see YOUR DIY! Time to “show off”. Please quickly scan the rules above before linking up.

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THAT DIY PARTY: 



Of note: I’ll be hosting 2 spring linky parties this week. 3/12 Countdown to Spring and 3/15 It’s a Spring Thing! Hope to see your spring blog posts there!

Quick, easy, cheap DIY vignette photo backdrop

Small super easy DIY photo backdrop: Ever need to take some close up shots of crafts or seasonal vignettes for blogging purposes? Here’s a quick easy way to add some fun pattern and color to your “after” photos.

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What you’ll need: easy-diy-photo-backdrop

Cut wrapping paper to desired size for background. Keep in place using FrogTape. FrogTape coordinated with my roll of narrow wrapping paper so it works well with my design in creating a faux “panel” and can be used in my photos but just a few pieces to tape ‘outside’ of your photo area works well too. It’s safe for use on walls (no sticky residue or damage) and easily removable.

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Before: pottery-barn-inspired-easter-eggs

Pottery Barn inspired “Happy Easter” eggs tutorial

After: Pottery-Barn-Happy-Easter-eggs-knock-off

Easy peasy! Quick color and pattern for your photos. Now if I could just get the “photography” part done that simple!

Sharing at Home Stories A to Z’s tutorial & tips party.

Reminder that today starts another week of the Countdown to Spring Party!

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Sneak peek of the project kicking off this week by Cheri at It’s So Very Cheri.

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This is a sponsored post brought to you by FrogTape. The opinions are completely my own based on my own experience.

 FrogTape Blog Squad

Easy DIY art at Nalle’s House

Meet: Anu from Nalle’s House.

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Anu is sharing a few links to a two part DIY modern art project she created for her living room today.

Part 1: DIY framed merrimeko art

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Part 2: DIY Number Art

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These projects were super simple and the black and white make a big impact in her lovely living rooms…

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What’s on display in your living room?

There is a lot more DIY to see over at Nalle’s House. Go ahead, stop by and check out all of her DIY projects and home tour.

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News: Link Party Reminders & Winner

Pardon the break in DIY (I’m working on something and can’t wait to share)! But just a reminder of a few link parties for DIY inspiration:

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3/5 Emily from MerryPad.com

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3/12 Roeshel from DIYShowOff.com
3/19 Kim from DesignThoughtsBlog.com
3/26 Lana from MakingaHouseaHome.com
4/2 Linky Recap and Favorites

SILHOUETTE PROMOTION EXTENSION

Tax refund? Silhouette America is running a crazy spring special you won’t want to miss! Just use the code “SHOWOFF” at checkout {affiliate link} now through March 10th to take advantage of the discount prices.

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Winner Announcement:

A group of blog friends gathered together to host a fun Pot of Gold giveaway. Thank you to everyone who entered!

Karen Chaplin is the lucky winner!

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Congratulations,Karen Chaplin! $600 for shopping! Or paying bills! Or DIY!

You can still check us all out on Instagram to get sneak peeks of upcoming blog posts and get to know us a little more personally. I’ll follow you back too!

Here were are on Pinterest:

Remodelaholic

What’s Cooking With Ruthie

4 Men 1 Lady

Decor Chick

Home Stories A to Z

DIY Showoff

Queen B and Me

My Blessed Life

Positively Splendid

The Idea Room

The Inspired Room

Just A Girl

What are you up to today? DIY? Working? Half way through the week! Crafting? Cleaning? Braving a winter storm (hibernating like me)?

Entryway Envy

Our farmhouse lacks entryway pizzazz. Heck, it lacks an entryway. Period. Even if you do have a grand entrance to your home, you’re going to love one from The Three of Us

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Before was white. Plain. Bare.

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Add lots of DIY fun for an awesome transformation…

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Love the view looking down…what a change!

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Gorgeous! See more awesome DIY from Ashley and Luke at The Three of Us. Loving the recent DIY dip dye curtains and DIY paint stick light.

DIY at Citruz Design

Hey there! Today I’d like you to meet fairly new blogger, Gajay, from Citruz Design blog.

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She shares our passion and love for creating beautiful home decor and DIY projects. Today she’s sharing a peek of her transformed bathroom and living room.

Bathroom Makeover

She started with an outdated bathroom… bathroom-before

but after lots of hard DIY work and love, she can be proud of this beautiful bathroom… bathroom-makeover

Beautiful tile, pretty shower curtain too! bathroom-shower-tile

You can see the living room before and after here, where she added teal accents to balance the dark brown.  livingroom

Want to see more? Me too! Visit Gajay at Citruz Design. She has some really cute craft tutorials to show you! citruz design diy necklace

Thanks for sharing, Gajay! I look forward to seeing more of your creativity and DIY projects!