About Roeshel

author of DIY Show Off blog

That DIY Party

That DIY Party is a weekly blog link party, a place to share your creativity and do-it-yourself projects or to browse links for inspiration for your next DIY. 

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No DIY to report this week at DIYShowOff so here’s a cute picture of our rescue Italian Greyhound, Rosie…

italian greyhound, Rosie @diyshowoff

There is still time to take advantage of this awesome Young Living deal – a FREE 15 ml bottle of cedarwood when you purchase a premium starter kit (in addition to the DIYShowOff welcome bundle valued at $25, an online community for support and my favorite educational material) when you use enroller/sponsor #1836762 at Young Living

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I have one (1) $20 voucher! That’s $20 off the purchase of a premium starter kit using member #1836762. Let me know if you’re interested! First come, first serve basis! Email me at roeshel at gmail dot com to claim.  young living essential oils @diyshowoff

OR: Last chance to get this deal: a diffuser + 3 oils! Breathe in powerful health benefits AND make your home smell amazing without toxic chemicals. Use enroller/sponsor #1836762 at youngliving.com

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Stay tuned this week for some fall inspiration!

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Party time: Let’s talk about YOUR DIY!

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/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only. 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 collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project. Limit recipes to one per person per party. PLEASE DO NOT LINK TO YOUR ETSY SHOP.

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

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

5. If you’re viewing in mobile, you may need to click over/convert to “desktop view” to see the links.

6. Limit three links per week per blogger per party, please. Thank you!


That DIY Party

It’s hard to believe that another week has passed by. This summer is flying! It’s That DIY Party time again! Time to share your creativity, hard work and DIY and/or to browse the links below for inspiration.

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DIYShowOff weekly recap:

Back to school time! Here are some MUST HAVE back to school essential oil ideas and an awesome deal you don’t want to miss!

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Remember that wedding ceremony I was hosting for a dear long time friend of mine? Well, that was yesterday…in my back yard. I’m going to edit the original backyard wedding ideas post this week to add updated photos of the actual event since the ideas back then were just ‘dress rehearsal’.

pretty backyard wedding ideas for celebrating your special day outdoors @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers

The wedding location was our gazebo. This is my favorite shot: 

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Party time: Let’s talk about YOUR DIY!

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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/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only. 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 collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project. Limit recipes to one per person per party. PLEASE DO NOT LINK TO YOUR ETSY SHOP.

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Essential Oils DIY Ideas & Recipes for Back to School

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Getting ready to get back into a regular routine? It’s that time of the year: Back to School! Here are some helpful DIY essential oil ideas for my oily readers and friends. 

back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff  Encourage an uplifting and positive attitude by diffusing Joy and lemon in the morning. Heck, I could use that kind of start to my day! How about you?  back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

Add a drop of Thieves Vitality to a Ningxia Red shot, apple juice or hot cereal to promote overall wellness. YUM! back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff  Homework Helper: Diffuse peppermint, Brain Power or Clarity to promote a sense of clarity and focus.  back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff  Liquid Calm! Add a few drops of Stress Away, Valor or Valor II, cedarwood, Peace & Calming or Peace & Calming II to a diffuser necklace or bracelet to promote calmness during a stressful school day.  back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff  Follow the Sweet Dreams pillow spray or roll on recipes above for peace and relaxation at bedtime.  germy kid handsoap recipe  DIY hand soap recipe back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

Stinky Kids Spray recipe – spray shoes or gym bag back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

What do I diffuse? Choose a recipe above for test day prep, sweet dreams, homework time, focus or starting the day off on the right foot.  back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

Dreamsicle smoothie – perfect rise n shine or after school treat.  back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

Roller ball recipes – great for on the go, perfect to have on hand: Peace & Calm, Sleep Well, Breathe Easy, After School Practice, Up and At ‘Em.  back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

Dreamsicle essential oil infused fruit dip recipe – yum!  back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

Sweet Dreams Cream recipe back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

DIY essential oil infused detangled spray recipe: A must have for long or curly hair! A little less “ouch”!  back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

KidScents products – these are so convenient, pre-made, already diluted and ready to go! back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

Class room must-haves and healthy teacher gifts. back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

I sure do miss the days of back to school – the shopping, the prep, the excitement, the tears (moms). Wishing your little ones a happy first day! 

Ready to get started?

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A FANTASTIC deal! An extra oil! So that’s 12 essential oils, a diffuser + samples, etc.! Did you know there’s no further obligation to order again (a membership is just…access to the wholesale pricing, not a subscription with regular orders, no autoship – unless you find you do use and love the products, then that’s an option down the road). But wait! That’s not all! – I toss in the DIYShowOff welcome bundle – gifts from me personally – when you purchase the premium starter kit using enroller/sponsor #1836762! (A $25 value plus my favorite educational material so you’re empowered to use your essential oils and an amazing community of supportive oily friends). Get started HERE! 

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That DIY Party

That DIY Party time: share your creativity and DIY by linking up below and browse the links for inspiration.

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DIYShowOff weekly recap: 

Hello August!

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It’s not to early to begin collecting inspiration for fall decorating!

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Party time: 

Let’s get this party started!

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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/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only. 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 collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project. Limit recipes to one per person per party. PLEASE DO NOT LINK TO YOUR ETSY SHOP.

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

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

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Hello August!

Hello August! IT IS HOT! So speaking of “hot”, August is a GREAT month to join Young Living! Check out these HOT incentives! 

Does the heat make you cranky? Treat yourself! Not to mention, peppermint essential oils is cooling, so you need to have it on hand, at home! When you purchase a premium starter kit (here), you’ll not only get 11 most popular essential oils, a diffuser (your choice from several designs), samples, a roller fitment and sample bottles PLUS the DIYShowOff welcome bundle ($20 back and my favorite educational resources so you put your essential oils to use), continuing education, lots of online support and the best community of online (bloggers and non blogging) close friends…

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but you’ll also get a 12th essential oil, a free 15 ml bottle of cedarwood:

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“But how do I know how to use all of these essential oils?” – I will provide you with all the information you need! 

If you want to snag —> ALL.THE.FREEBIES <— Young Living offers this month; connect with me (send me an email or private message on Facebook) to discuss recommendations on what products can benefit you best, YOU! Personally with a free phone or e-consultation! This month’s promotions include: 

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Overwhelmed? Let’s talk and I’ll hook you up!

Optional but a generous opportunity: share with and refer 5 friends using YOUR member # as enroller and sponsor in August and you’ll actually earn a paycheck! $$$ But wait! There’s MORE! Check out this gift from Young Living:

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Crazy good, right? I know! It all starts with getting a premium starter kit for yourself. Visit me HERE to get started! I can’t wait for you to get your oils and look forward to getting to know you!!! 

Fall Decor

The Michaels’ Makers August challenge is all things Fall decor. Why yes, it IS a bit early but  it’s also a great time to collect inspiration for decorating your home for fall in another month or so. It’s going to be here before we know it. Time flies!

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What’s your favorite color palette for Fall? Warm Fall colors – oranges, reds, golds are so pretty, aren’t they? I also love an autumn color scheme consisting of plum, dusty rose, burgundy and dark turquoise. ALL THE FALL THINGS available at Michaels!  I’ve done some of both in the past but this year, I’m embracing warms whites (creams) and metallics, specifically gold with an easy monogram pumpkin silhouette and coordinating decorative accents.

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How to make a decorative fall lighted craft pumpkin monogram silhouette lamp…
Materials I used:

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  • cream craft pumpkin with cutout front (Remember my diorama pumpkin where I cut out my own? This year, Michaels’ saves you that step!)  pumpkin diorama @diyshowoff
  • BoHo Modern (round/chicken wire) hanging memo/photo display
  • letter “B” (gold)
  • mason jar
  • LED fairy lights 

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What I did: create a beautiful light up display in minutes!

  1. Add batteries to lights then place battery pack inside craft pumpkin, fill mason jar with lights. Turn lights on. 
  2. Hang round BoHo Modern chicken wire photo display from craft pumpkin stem.
  3. Attach monogram letter using photo display clips. 
  4. Display with coordinating Fall decor from Michaels! 

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A ready-made bouquet, gold basket and cute owl floral pick add texture to my Fall vignette. Are you ready? Where do you start? What’s your favorite part of the Fall season?

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Be sure to check out all of the other Michaels Makers fall decor ideas on the Michaels blog.

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From fall wreaths and porch décor to seasonal tablescapes and pumpkins, Michaels has everything you need for the latest Fall Décor trends

 

That DIY Party

It’s That DIY Party time! Time to show off your creativity and hard work by linking up your do-it-yourself project in the link party below. Browse the links from talented blog friends for inspiration for your next DIY project. Lots of back to school and end of summer ideas!

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DIYShowOff weekly recap: 

encouragement

Just what can you use the essential oils for? All things healthy skin, help for a happy belly, sleep support, pain relief, stress relief…just to name a few. In search of 5 friends over the next 12 hours to consider Young Living essential oils. Ambitious goals! Not you? Perhaps a friend who suffers from the above issues. If you’ve been interested in essential oils and are interested in products with non toxic ingredients, a step towards a healthier home and lifestyle with a diffuser, 11 essential oils, educational material, local and online support and an awesome welcome bundle ($25+ value), purchase the premium starter kit at yldist.com/roeshel and I’ll be in touch! 

Party time: 

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Let’s get this party started!

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/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only. 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 collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project. Limit recipes to one per person per party. PLEASE DO NOT LINK TO YOUR ETSY SHOP.

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

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

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That DIY Party

Back for another That DIY Party! Show off your creativity and DIY projects by linking up below. Visit the links for inspiration.

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DIYShowOff weekly recap: We’ve returned from Las Vegas. No jackpot winnings. Darnit. I’m not a gambler. It’s not my kind of place. Now, a little ‘cha-ching’ from a slot machine could have changed my mind. lol But no such luck. Back in time to pack for Haven, a fun partnership and a room makeover mindset. Stay tuned for details!

#livethelifeyoudream @diyshowoff

Just a little note: I’ve had some things come up, making July a month that would normally push me over the edge with anxiety. Ever feel that way? Essential oils have made all the difference. Freedom and peace of mind with last minute travel, mood and hormone balance during a trying time (a huge step towards a healthier lifestyle…is there something you struggle with? Let’s talk!) and thank goodness….wellness. Want to learn more? Visit me HERE, don’t hesitate to reach out with questions, purchase a Premium Starter Kit using enroller/sponsor #1836762 and I’ll gift you $20 back along with the DIYShowOff welcome bundle and invite you to a huge community of like minded friends (bloggers and non bloggers) so that you have the tools you need to make the most of your oily journey: wellness, purpose and abundance. 

Party time:

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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/.

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That DIY Party

Hi friends! It’s That DIY Party time again! Each week, I look forward to your creativity! Share your do-it-yourself projects in the link party below. Browse the links for inspiration!

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DIYShowOff weekly recap: No DIY on our part to share this week. And! I’m actually in Las Vegas for the first time! Just a little getaway with my hubby, my sister, my mom and their significant others. I’m writing this before we leave so no report on winning BIG! (I’m not a gambler at all but I imagine I’ll sit down to a slot machine once for the experience, after I’ve doused myself and my surroundings with Abundance essential oil blend. haha!) 

abundance essential oil blend

Here are a couple of photos from my past week:

Selfie! He just returned from vacationing at Carolina Beach so I was missing him! Having him back was so much fun. This little guy brings me so much joy! He hit the camera button repeatedly and kept making this face. haha! It’s one of 1210943 pictures from a 5 minute phone photo shoot. 

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Life is beautiful! On our morning walk, we spotted this beauty decorating the barn. I love that it coordinates beautifully. The barn is chippy pealing white paint over faded ‘barn red’. The exact shades! Crazy! 

#lifeisbeautiful@diyshowoff

 

Okay, back to the topic of DIY. Do you have a project to ‘show off’? Let’s see it!!!

Party time: 

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4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

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That DIY Party

Happy Sunday! It’s That DIY Party time!

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DIYShowOff weekly recap: 

The latest news: Will I see you next month? And…we started cleaning out the basement yesterday. SO.Much.JUNK. Finally the motivation to add some fun square footage to our home with a basement remodel. It’s currently super dusty, filled with sawdust, boxes filled with “I have no idea what this is”, a concrete floor, and wasted space with no purpose other than storage for things we don’t need. I can’t wait! It’s been a while since we’ve worked on transforming a space. Time to roll up our sleeves, time to get creative. Time for a useful space!

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Keep Cool.

Keep calm & cool off! DIY cooling spray @diyshowoff

That DIY Party highlights: 

Party time: 

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Let’s get this party started!

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/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only. 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 collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project. Limit recipes to one per person per party. PLEASE DO NOT LINK TO YOUR ETSY SHOP.

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

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

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July News

I’m late to the game, but it’s official! My daughter, Evangeline and I will be heading to the Haven Conference August 5-7 and will be revealing a fun partnership along with kicking off a long-time-coming room makeover, something that’s been on my mind ever since we bought this house 9 years ago. Can’t wait! Now, who will I get to hug at the Haven Conference again this year? 

Haven Conference

New Young Living product reveal! You’ve heard me share about essential oils but Young Living is about so much more, it’s evolved into a lifestyle for our family. You know those subscription boxes for just about everything under the sun? How about one where YOU choose what you want?

lifestyle in a box

I love ordering my non toxic products including cleaning supplies, laundry and dish soap, beauty supplies, essential oils, etc. monthly and having them delivered to my door! PLUS, I receive rewards for my purchases and promotional items too. It’s a no-brainer! Okay, on to the new products!

Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff

I can’t wait to get this essential oil. I DO live my passion so this is the perfect blend to accompany my lifestyle.  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff

Ah! FDA approved ingredients! This is a BIG deal and going to provide so much relief for hubby’s joints.  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff

I haven’t received my order yet but I have to tell you, I could have used these earlier this week. Thankfully I was armed with my Thieves essential oil to support a healthy immune system and added a Thieves Vitality, Lemon Vitality and honey to hot water for a soothing ‘tea’. I’m back to good as new but will have these in stock for next time!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff

It’s Mr. DIY who does the cooking in our house and we have modified our diet to exclude pasta. However, we do make an allowance for this ancient grain! Can’t wait to try it!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff

Snack time!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff

and OMGOSH – TREATS! Finding a better alternative to the sweet I used to eat is a challenge. These are going to be awesome!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff

For weight management support! I heard it’s tastes great too! Berry Breeze? Yes, please! Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff

Guess who else is going to be happy? There’s something for Rosie too!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff

With a big DIY project in the works, this is going to come in handy!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff

Designed for men, benefitting women too. POWERgize? Oh man. This is on our order for sure!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff

Finally! We’ve made the switch to ditching the chemicals from washing and drying our laundry but now! NOW, a non toxic dishwasher powder to put my mind at ease, we could be choosing the best foods and placing them on dinnerware cleaned with chemicals doesn’t make sense. Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff

My beverages consist of essential oil infused water and organic green tea 99% of the time. I love adding this refreshing treat once in a while. It’s so tasty and just the boost I sometimes need. (Have I mentioned how a certain 19-month-old grandson can be exhausting? haha!) Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff

This is so cool! I spy a bunch of favorites to try!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff

I snagged this and it arrived today. Beautiful teal color, a capsule holder (no more spills) and a place to organize supplements. So cool!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff

How about this? I LOVE that it matches my kitchen! A place to store and organize the Vitality oils we use for our water and cooking! Hurray!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff

Exclusive collection!  Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff Young Living 2016 product reveal @diyshowoff

Young Living is providing us with the products that support a healthy, green, non toxic lifestyle. It’s something I want for my friends too! Let’s connect to discuss the details, the DIYShowOff welcome bundle and all of the support and friendships you’ll receive when you become a member too! Read more HERE.

Check out how you can join me in taking the first steps to creating a healthier lifestyle with Young Living Essential Oils at diyshowoff.com

More news and excitement to share! Stay tuned! 

That DIY Party time!

It’s That DIY Party time! I hope you’re enjoying the holiday, USA friends! 

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DIYShowOff weekly recap: 

Progress and a before/after transformation at mom’s house. Pop over to see how these two spaces look now…

Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff

That DIY Party highlights:


Party time: Let’s see your creativity! Browse the links for DIY ideas. 

That DIY Party summer link party button

Let’s get this party started!

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/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only. 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 collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project. Limit recipes to one per person per party. PLEASE DO NOT LINK TO YOUR ETSY SHOP.

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

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

5. If you’re viewing in mobile, you may need to click over/convert to “desktop view” to see the links.

6. Limit three links per week per blogger per party, please. Thank you!


Faux Beam: home makeover progress!

It’s been a while since I shared an update of the progress going on at mom’s house. It’s still a work in progress but wait until you see how far along things are coming, especially since their current home sold in less than 24 hours of being on the market. TIME TO HUSTLE! Disclosure: We received product in exchange for this review. Take a look! 

Before:  Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff

The living room before was narrow with a outside concrete wall separating what may have been a sun porch. See the green wall above? That’s the living room area and where it ends. See the red room below? That’s the sun porch(?) on the other side…

Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff

and the fireplace wall before…

Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff

After…To make the living room space larger to accommodate our family gatherings, the concrete wall was removed. I love how the space is now flooded with light with the concrete wall gone, new drywall in place, a wood-planked ceiling in progress and the installation of sliding glass doors. 

Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff

But now there’s an eye sore on the ceiling. There’s no missing that big steel beam in the photos above.

And now there’s not…WOW!

Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff

…it’s a gorgeous rustic wood beam with iron accents. Right? 

Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff

That’d be quite labor intensive not to mention expensive. Want to know a secret?

We received this amazing product from AZ Faux Beams. It’s a faux beam! “Old Timber” in ‘walnut’ to be exact. It’s lightweight and fake but looks SO real! And it’s stunning! 

Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff

What it is: A hollow lightweight resin with a rustic wood look! What?! No way! Yes. It really is! 

Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff

What we did. And by we, I mean my mom and I did the measurements, design/color selection and ordering. Butch and my brother Christopher did the manual labor involved with installation. Oh, we supervised too. 

  1. Measurements. 
  2. Order.
  3. Cut to size, shave inside down if needed.
  4. Install.
  5. Secure.
  6. Caulk and add decorative trim. 

Isn’t it gorgeous? It draws your eye to their pretty planked ceiling and compliments the beautiful rustic ceiling fans. Check out AZ Faux Beams to see all of the options! Let’s take a look at repeat before and after shots: 

“Before” (two spaces separated by a concrete wall)

Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff

Same angle “After” (wall is gone and there is an addition of a half bathroom on the right…for guests and quick access once the swimming pool is installed outside those sliding glass doors).

Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff

before…

Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff

after (wall removed)

Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff

 before…looking from the kitchen

Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff

after, standing in that  widened doorway

Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff

Crazy transformation, right? I promise it’s the same space! The story continues! 

Next up: Moving in is right around the corner. I can’t wait to show you the complete before and afters of the entire house from gut to renovation to reveal. 

 

That DIY Party

Enjoying the summer? It’s a great time for tackling that DIY to-do list unless of course, you’re just soaking up the sun and having fun! It’s That DIY Party time! Share your latest DIY related projects in the link party below and/or browse the links for inspiration from some pretty talented blog friends!

 

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DIYShowOff weekly recap: 

A blast from the past with red, white and blue inspiration for a patriotic summer!

Celebrate America Partyscape

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DIY table markers

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Party time: Show off your creativity! Visit the links below for ideas for your next project!

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Let’s get this party started!

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/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only. 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 collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project. Limit recipes to one per person per party. PLEASE DO NOT LINK TO YOUR ETSY SHOP.

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4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

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Red, White and Blue DIY Ideas

How about some red, white and blue DIY ideas since Independence Day is right around the corner? Click the images below to be redirected to the original blog post.

red white and blue decorative accents @diyshowoff Celebrations Challenge #MichaelsMakers DIY red, white and blue table markers at diyshowoff.com

And some fabulous festive highlights from my crazy talented blog friends who gave permission to be featured by linking up to the weekly That DIY Party. Simply click the image to visit the original post for more details, to pin to your patriotic Pinterest board and to say “hello”!

patriotic table setting american eagle art outdoor bar patriotic mason jar porch light jar cabinet door flag patriotic crate side table patriotic cookie cake

Fun and festive! See MORE by following along on the DIYShowOff Patriotic DIY Pinterest board!