DIY Project Parade and DIY highlights

Hurray! Another week of productivity at DIY Show Off! Look for the apartment reveal towards the end of the week! I CANNOT WAIT to share the “after” tour and show you the DIY projects that we’ve been working on since July! Here’s the before…

apartment kitchen before

Apartment reveal coming this week!

We aren’t the only DIY’ers who’ve been busy. Take a look at some of last week’s awesome DIY links:

Cristy from Menemini shares her amazing before and after school room/play room makeover filled with tons of fun DIY accents…

school room makeover

Shari (Turnstyle Vogue) dressed her fall mantel in dried hops with a football accent. Her gorgeous mantel would look amazing with any decor, but I love her original ideas. Perfect for fall!

fall mantel at Turnstyle Vogue

Did you see the gorgeous master bathroom makeover at Suburbsmama? I love all of the luscious white materials (the tile, that vanity) paired with the aqua chevron shower curtain. I’ll take one of these (the entire bathroom) in my home, please!

master bathroom reveal

Angela from Number Fifty Three’s dining room makeover reveals a beautiful mix of old and new. How about that book page wall? Fabulous!

book page wall

It’s evident how much love went into this sweet little girl’s nursery from the beautiful attention to detail from Jen, The Consigner Designer. Every part of the room reveals something special. Speaking of special, Jen is taking a little maternity leave from blogging…giving us a great chance to catch up on her posts in the meantime.

DIY nursery makeover

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DIY Project Parade

What I love about today is it signals a brand new week and a clean slate for me. I love this day when I celebrate what’s been going on in your life as I invite you to share my favorite topic. DIY! Thanks so much for being here today, friends! If you’re linking up and have the chance, please share a link back via social media too…thank you! {so grateful!}

Here’s a quick round up from my blog posts last week in case you missed what I’ve been up to…

Fall Vignette

decorating for fall

Autumn Mantel 

red and turquoise fall mantle

I also updated our home tour page:

farmhouse home tour

And we’re furnishing the apartment (used furniture gets a makeover) and this kitchen bar makeover is perfect for a tiny apartment eat-in-kitchen space…

kitchen island after

There were so many amazing DIY projects linked up, so much inspiration. Here are a few highlights…

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Unbelievable – $15 DIY chunky wooden floating shelves at the Desert Domicile…

DIY wooden floating shelves

How to Nest for Less – has an amazing laundry room reveal with so many adorable DIY accents you’re going to want to check out…

laundry room makeover

DIY wooden chevron console table – gorgeous job by the Abundant Abode!

DIY wooden chevron console table

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2. This blog linky party is for DIY projects only. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only.  Please do not link recipes, giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration. 


Awesome projects with great pictures may be included in a post of DIY Project Parade highlights later in the week, featured on DIY Show Off, Facebook,Twitter, G+ or Pinterest. Look for the DIY Project Parade highlights this week!

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DIY Project Parade – a place to share and search for DIY creativity

I love this time of the week – a chance to see  your creativity, your crafts, your DIY projects, your home improvement. I love visiting the links and sharing our common interest: DIY!

Last week, along with a few other things, I shared the bathroom makeover progress from the apartment renovation:

how to tile a bathroom floor

Some good things about this past week…

DIY:

  • Apartment floors are finished! Ohhh and they’re sooo pretty! Just you wait and see! I’m definitely doing a happy dance over this accomplishment. Ugh. Lots of work! So glad it’s over!
  • Blinds are hung…freebies too. Mr. DIY dug them out from somewhere and I’m sure he told me where, but I think I was probably working and only heard the important part – free blinds. And “he” installed them. Thanks, babe!
  • New deadbolt installed. My impatience had me putting it right back in the box and thinking the brassy gold deadbolt with lost key and the fact that it didn’t match the brushed nickel door knob really wasn’t that important. Again, Mr. DIY rescued the day. He’s my hero.
  • Dressing room area of the apartment bedroom started. So fun!
  • Few paint touch ups completed. Since fall has arrived and the window air conditioner was no longer needed {brrrrr!}, it was removed and I could paint the window sill. And a ginormous box on the apartment wall {something for an outdated telephone line} was removed and I touched up that area too.
  • Old cheap bar stools and a little kitchen island/bar were given a little DIY magic. Such a budget friendly way to furnish the apartment since we already had this stuff just sitting around collecting dust. Saved some $!
  • Dug out some fall decorations and I’m starting to play with getting festive for fall.
Not DIY related:
  • Met up with a sweet blog friend. {Reposhture}. It’s so good talking and laughing with a friend who shares the same interests.
  • Fun fashion photo shoot where I pretended to be a photographer. I admit…I loved the little break away from months of non stop DIY.
  • Invitation to participate in the local Symphony Holiday Tour of Homes fundraiser! Such an honor!
But, life isn’t perfect and there were some pretty crappy things this week too. At times like those, I hold a pity party for one for a bit. Then I count my blessings. 
Know what? I’m beginning the official count down to vacation. 27 days. If you’re interested in doing a guest blog post for the end of October, I’d love for you to introduce your DIY and blog to DIY Show Off readers. Email me at [email protected] to discuss. :)
What I love about today is it signals a brand new week and a clean slate for me. I love this day when I can cancel the pity party and celebrate what’s been going on in your life as I invite you to share my favorite topic. DIY! Thanks so much for being here today, friends!
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2. This blog linky party is for DIY projects only. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only.  Please do not link recipes, giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration. 
Awesome projects with great pictures may be included in a post of DIY Project Parade highlights later in the week, featured on DIY Show Off, Facebook,Twitter, G+ or Pinterest. Look for the DIY Project Parade highlights this week!


If you have a fall related project, don’t forget to come back Wed. to link up to the DIY Fall Festival and again on Friday when I share my fall mantel and host the Countdown to Fall linky party. Lots of partying this week, friends!

DIY Project Parade #135

It’s time for the weekly DIY Project Parade. Every week DIY and craft bloggers share their inspiring creative do-it-yourself projects!

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Did you know the DIY Project Parade has been a weekly event since February 2010? Today is the 135th celebration of your projects! Hurray! Thank you so much for making this party such a success by linking up and visiting the links for DIY inspiration! I know there are a TON of parties so when you stop by DIY Show Off to link up, I’m honored! You’re awesome!

Here is a recap of what I shared this past week:

DIY Yarn Pumpkins – super easy, fast and only 2 materials!

how to make yarn pumpkins

My blogging experience, My story

blog stats

just a little more about me personally, how I got to where I am and my thoughts and feelings on my blogging experiences.

and here’s what I did that I haven’t shared yet, so coming up! Get sneak peek previews on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Apartment progress:

  • Table and barstool makeover
  • Baseboard trim installation, caulking and painting
  • Vanity, sink, toilet installation and plumbing
  • Shower curtain is up!
  • The interior of the front door is painted.
  • 2nd story floors stained.
  • Fun memo center.
  • Awesome kitchen storage solution project completed.

Lots to blog about! Just need finish up so I have time to edit photos, write up posts to share. Can’t wait!

Make sure to stop back for highlights!  Show us your latest DIY: 

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2. This blog linky party is for DIY projects only. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only.  Please do not link recipes, giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration. 
Awesome projects with great pictures may be included in a post of DIY Project Parade highlights later in the week, featured on DIY Show Off, Facebook,Twitter, G+ or Pinterest. Look for the DIY Project Parade highlights this week!



DIY Project Parade

HI DIY friends! Welcome to the weekly DIY Project Parade! I’m so glad you’re here!

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Have something creative and do-it-yourself that you’d like to share? You’re invited to show off in the DIY Project Parade. Looking for some inspiration for your next DIY project? Browse the thumb nail links, visit other amazing DIY projects and pin for future reference.

In case you missed it, here are the links to my posts this past week…

distress DIY wood plank sign tutorial: my assistants {otherwise known as my thrift store shopping and do-it-yourself girls} take an afternoon to get crafty.

distress sign tutorial at DIY Show Off

apartment: painted cabinets {old not-quite-builder grade cabinets get a makeover to match the updated countertop. well, nearly everything has gotten a makeover in this dinky rental. love the fresh new look, don’t you?}

pure white

This week, we put in a new toilet, new vanity and today I’ll be back at the apartment working on some plumbing with Mr. DIY along with installing new vanity lighting, a bathroom mirror and finishing up sanding a door in prep for new paint. Tired, yet? It’s all a part of the DIY journey but the reward is well worth the time and effort. 

I’m hoping to share our tiling experience from the apartment bathroom this coming week.  And this week, I am finally refinishing the sanded hardwood floors! Woo hoo! You know what that means?! JOYFUL DIY! Once those are dry…the fun decorating, fun small space storage solutions begins! Finally! The rewarding part of the apartment renovation. As usual, there will be a lot of DIY and thrift store shopping. Can’t wait to share with you! Want a sneak peek? Okay, but just in black and white because I want to share  the full room reveal before the tutorials. I do share updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – follow DIYShowOff to stay up-to-date!

apartment DIY collage

{you’re not going to believe the before/after…I can’t wait to see it myself! lol!}

Apartment before pictures.

Apartment progress posts.

Let’s see what you’ve been up to! Remember – the DIY Fall Festival is on Wednesdays and if you have something autumn related, you’ll want to come back and link up then too! So much fall inspiration! I haven’t even started yet so I’d love to see your ideas!

Make sure to stop back for highlights!  Show us your latest 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/diy-project-parade/. I’d love for you to share a link on your FB or by tweeting too if you have the time. :) Thanks!
2. Your post must be recent, shared at one DIY Project Parade only (not continuously) and be DIY related.
3. Include your name or blog name and project title. Add your permalink (not your blog url, but your DIY project post url).
4. Or email your link to [email protected] and I will add it for you.
5. This blog linky party is for DIY projects only. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only.  Please do not link recipes, giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration. 
6.  NOW you can “like” the links!  Awesome projects with great pictures may be included in a post of DIY Project Parade highlights later in the week, featured on DIY Show Off, Facebook,Twitter, G+ or Pinterest.
7.  Please be sure to visit a few other links to make some friends (maybe the one before you) and to collect some creative inspiration!



DIY Project Parade – Show Off Your DIY Projects

I  hope you’re having an awesome Labor Day weekend. Are you resting and enjoying 3 days of fun or are you taking advantage of a long weekend to get some things done?

Here is what I shared this past week if you missed it:

This kitchen is looking so much better, brighter and cleaner. See the apartment kitchen makeover sneak peek.

apartment kitchen before

How to make a distress chevron plank sign:

how to make a chevron sign

Make sure to stop back for highlights!  Show us your latest 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/diy-project-parade/. I’d love for you to share a link on your FB or by tweeting too if you have the time. :) Thanks!
2. Your post must be recent, shared at one DIY Project Parade only (not continuously) and be DIY related.
3. Include your name or blog name and project title. Add your permalink (not your blog url, but your DIY project post url).
4. Or email your link to [email protected] and I will add it for you.
5. This blog linky party is for DIY projects only. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only.  Please do not link recipes, giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration. 
6.  NOW you can “like” the links!  Awesome projects with great pictures may be included in a post of DIY Project Parade highlights later in the week, featured on DIY Show Off, Facebook,Twitter, G+ or Pinterest.
7.  Please be sure to visit a few other links to make some friends (maybe the one before you) and to collect some creative inspiration!


Are you following along? DIY Show Off - FacebookDIY Show Off - TwitterDIY Show Off - PinterestDIY Show Off - Feed Did you know if you subscribe by email that you can get the email without a truncated feed? Follow me on Hometalk too! (See left side bar for info.) Can you believe summer is coming to an end? Getting ready for fall? Look what’s coming up starting this week (Wed. but going up Tues. night!). Get ready! DIY Fall Decorating, Recipes and Crafts More to come this week:

  • DIY Fall Festival
  • Countdown to Fall
  • DIY Project Parade highlights

(Apartment progress!)

  • Rustoleum Countertop Transformations review
  • Tiling a bathroom floor

DIY Project Parade

Hi DIY friends! It’s time for the DIY Project Parade, a blog linky party to ‘show off’ and share your latest DIY project. Proud of your creativity and hard work? Let’s see what you’ve been up to!

This week, I will share some categorized highlighted links from last week’s DIY Project Parade. Did you see some of the links? You guys are amazing!

Here is what I shared earlier this week. If you missed it, I’d love for you to click over and take a look:

Ideas that help inspire my DIY

decorating notebook

How to Repurpose a Headboard into a Door Pediment

DIY repurposed headboard

Tips for tiling a floor from the Home Depot tile specialist (and why I exchanged the tile I originally purchased)…

Daltile Atmospheres Collection

What did I do this week that I’ll be sharing soon? Work on the apartment, of course! Quite a checklist of long DIY days and short online time:

  • painted kitchen cabinets
  • painted stair risers
  • removed toilet and old vanity
  • removed old bathroom floor
  • put down hardibacker (tiling bathroom floor today…probably as you’re reading this)
  • Finished an accent wall
  • Installed open shelving in the kitchen
I often share sneak peeks on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I’d love for you to follow along!
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I have another crazy week ahead with tiling the bathroom floor, installing a new vanity, toilet, bathroom lighting, refinishing hardwood floors and a couple of fun decorative projects. Then moving day, furnishing and decorating. Our deadline is fast approaching! In fact, Mr. DIY is nearly ready to head to the apartment right now and I’m still not dressed. Better get moving! Have a wonderful week, friends! Thanks for stopping by to show off your projects!

Make sure to stop back for highlights!  Show us your latest 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/diy-project-parade/. I’d love for you to share a link on your FB or by tweeting too if you have the time. :) Thanks!
2. Your post must be recent, shared at one DIY Project Parade only (not continuously) and be DIY related.
3. Include your name or blog name and project title. Add your permalink (not your blog url, but your DIY project post url).
4. Or email your link to [email protected] and I will add it for you.
5. This blog linky party is for DIY projects only. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only.  Please do not link recipes, giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration. 
6.  NOW you can “like” the links!  Awesome projects with great pictures may be included in a post of DIY Project Parade highlights later in the week, featured on DIY Show Off, Facebook,Twitter, G+ or Pinterest.
7.  Please be sure to visit a few other links to make some friends (maybe the one before you) and to collect some creative inspiration!

 



 

If you’re reading this in email or feed format, stop by here to visit the party links. Thanks for showing off – I can’t wait to catch up and see what you’ve been up to!

DIY Project Parade and Highlights – Part 2

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Hello, DIY friends! There are so many amazing links each week. I’m trying to figure out how to include the highlights (please bear with me). I think some weeks, a few different Highlight posts throughout the week will be a great idea to get your creativity and inspiration noticed even more! This week, the features are random but I think starting next week, I’ll categorize the highlights. Thanks for your patience!

See Highlights Part 1 and check out these awesome DIY projects you may have missed last week:

One area that is really neglected in our home this year is the porch. With a summer passing by as we renovate the apartment, I’m longing to relax on this beautiful southern porch over at Dixie Delights. Dreamy!

southern porch makeover

Couldn’t you just run to the next yard sale to see if you can find something this amazing? I love Amy’s {Blissful Bee} vision and the before/after transformation is stunning. What a beautiful settee makeover!

DIY settee makeover

I love that Miss Charming painted the wood on her chairs and the impact was instant updating and WOW! They look fabulous with her new chalkboard wall and pretty white frames. See more at Charming Zebra.

painted chairs

An organized and pretty welcoming entryway is something I’ve always longed for. Jenn at Clean and Scentsible shares her inspiring tips and beautiful styling:

front entry

I love old windows. We have a few more around here somewhere and this idea from Number Fifty Three is a great way to create wall old window wall art.

antique window project

Debbie at Visual Eye Candy shares tips and a tutorial for a herringbone tiled floor. It looks amazing!

How to Tile a Herringbone Patterned Floor Part 1

How to Tile a Herringbone Floor Part 2

herringbone tiled floor

Bridgett at Osie Moats shows you how to build a DIY farmhouse table. It is gorgeous and they make it look sooooo easy! Check it out!

DIY farmhouse table

Great idea for a small or virtually non existent entry space. Love this mini mudroom creation at How 2 Home…

DIY mini mudroom

Let’s see what you’ve been up to. I’ll be visiting, pinning, tweeting and sharing links on Facebook this week!

Leave a link, visit a link and stop back to see more links as they’re added in. Thanks for sharing your creativity! 

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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/diy-project-parade/. I’d love for you to share a link on your FB or by tweeting too if you have the time. :) Thanks!
2. Your post must be recent, shared at one DIY Project Parade only (not continuously) and be DIY related.
3. Include your name or blog name and project title. Add your permalink (not your blog url, but your DIY project post url).
4. Or email your link to [email protected] and I will add it for you.
5. This blog linky party is for DIY projects only. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only.  Please do not link recipes, giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration. 
6.  NOW you can “like” the links!  Awesome projects with great pictures may be included in a post of DIY Project Parade highlights later in the week, featured on DIY Show Off, Facebook,Twitter, G+ or Pinterest.
7.  Please be sure to visit a few other links to make some friends (maybe the one before you) and to collect some creative inspiration!
Thanks for showing off!


Mark your calenders! 3rd Annual DIY Fall Festival starts Sept. 5th! {and yea…my button says the Wed. the 4th. No idea what I was looking at so I’ll probably have the party up on the evening of Tues. the 4th!}
DIY Fall Decorating, Recipes and Crafts

DIY Project Parade and Highlights Part 1

Hello, DIY friends! Today is the start of a new week of DIY project links. I’m so happy you’re here and can’t wait to see what you share.

This past week, we finished giving the apartment’s old laminate countertops a fresh new look using Rustoleum’s Countertop Transformations – a great way to rescue a stained/scratched countertop without removing it, measuring, cutting and installing new. Love the result!

DIY countertop and cabinets

I also shared a “how to make a bean bag toss scoreboard“. Bean bag toss is an outdoor game played by our family and who want’s to keep score in their head when there’s so much summer fun going on?

How to make a bean bag toss scoreboard

I always want to highlight all 200+ links. Seriously, you all are so amazing and I love seeing your creativity! Here are a few ideas and projects you may have missed last week. I will be including the DIY Project Parade linky party to a couple of posts this week. I’ve had a busy productive week and need more time to catch up!

DIY Highlights Part 1

Have you seen Anne’s {Design Dreams} gorgeous $5 door headboard? I love it! I swear. Between this beautiful idea and gorgeous upholstered headboards, I’m going to repurpose my sleigh bed into a boat so I can make a pretty headboard!

DIY door headboard

Oh wow! You know my love for painted floors, don’t you? Well did you see the gorgeous painted kitchen floor at Sugar and Spice? A beautiful painted and glazed diamond pattern…

painted floor

Kathy from All About Vignettes is redoing her daughter’s bedroom and I’m in love with the subtle peacock theme and gallery wall. I can’t wait to see more!  peacock bedroom

Becky from Organizing Made Fun always has awesome storage and organization solutions. This past week she shared tips for getting your shed and potting bench organized. This would be heaven in our home where tools – home improvement and gardening are scattered in the barn, throughout the house, in the basement…you get the idea. I wonder if Becky does house calls?

potting bench organization

Yesterday, I revealed how neglected our own house can get when life gets busy and shared a picture of how I look when I’m stopping by to visit you – it’s not a pretty sight but it’s so easy to think everyone is all dressed up surrounded by a spotless perfect home and the truth is…life isn’t perfect and my dark circles are not glamorous. Real life.

blogging

Let’s see what you’ve been up to. I’ll be visiting, pinning, tweeting and sharing links on Facebook this week!

Leave a link, visit a link –  Pajamas welcome. :) Make sure to stop back for more highlights! 

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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/diy-project-parade/. I’d love for you to share a link on your FB or by tweeting too if you have the time. :) Thanks!
2. Your post must be recent, shared at one DIY Project Parade only (not continuously) and be DIY related.
3. Include your name or blog name and project title. Add your permalink (not your blog url, but your DIY project post url).
4. Or email your link to [email protected] and I will add it for you.
5. This blog linky party is for DIY projects only. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only.  Please do not link recipes, giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration. 
6.  NOW you can “like” the links!  Awesome projects with great pictures may be included in a post of DIY Project Parade highlights later in the week, featured on DIY Show Off, Facebook,Twitter, G+ or Pinterest.
7.  Please be sure to visit a few other links to make some friends (maybe the one before you) and to collect some creative inspiration!
Thanks for showing off!


Mark your calenders! 3rd Annual DIY Fall Festival starts Sept. 5th!
DIY Fall Decorating, Recipes and Crafts

DIY Project Parade and DIY Highlights

It’s a DIY linky party and you’re invited to share your latest DIY project! I’m so glad you’re here today! Share your amazing DIY work to inspire others and visit the thumbnail links for ideas for your next project.

This past week blogging was limited because I’ve been working on the apartment and the transformation is beginning to happen! So exciting!  That’s where I’ll be spending most of my time again this week. Again. {I could copy/paste those few sentences into my blog posts for the rest of the month! But this week I will be sharing the countertop and cabinet transformations. The pictures are piling up on my hard drive and can’t wait to share!

choosing bathroom tile for the apartment

Daltile Sandy Beach porcelain tile

As always, last week’s party had so many awesome projects. I’d feature every one if I could but since I can’t, here are a few favorite highlights in case you missed them (see all links from last week here)

Molly from The Poor Sophisticate used things she already had/repurposed and recycled items from around the house to give her hallway a new look and the result is stunning!

Hallway Makeover

hallway makeover

I love affordable solutions and when I saw the DIY string globes at Desert Domicile, I fell in love…

DIY String Globes

DIY string globes

I think this gorgeous cherry blossom bureau from Kim at Reposhture should be delivered straight to my guest room, don’t you? Unfortunately, I don’t think she’s parting with it.

Cherry Blossom Bureau Makeover

cherry blossom bureau

You may have seen this one. Okay, usually I’m ‘writing’ my blog posts on the old outdated loveseat in the living room, where I’m also reading blog posts. And I read books on my Nook in my bed before falling asleep. After visiting Shauna at Perfectly Imperfect it dawned on me {light bulb moment!} that I need a reading and writing room exactly like hers. Except in my house. Inspiring!

Writing Room Redo 

How fabulous is this? A DIY board and batten headboard with awesome tutorial over at Todd & Lindsey creating. Such a great idea!

Board and Batten Headboard Tutorial

board and batten headboard

Robin at Happily Home After did an amazing foyer makeover keeping the budget small ($25) and impact HUGE.

Budget friendly foyer makeover

foyer makeover

Thank you so much for linking up your DIY projects, visiting the highlights and other blog friends showing off their DIY and for your sweet comments! I’m so glad you’re here. Let’s see what you’ve been up to! Don’t forget to visit a few of the neighboring links! No need to link and run! I WILL BE VISITING  the links throughout the week AND SHARING as many of YOUR PROJECTS as I can on FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND PINTEREST! 

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DIY Project Parade and this week’s DIY highlights

Welcome to the party! I’m so glad you’re here today! Grab your mouse and bookmark some amazing DIY ideas to inspire your next project. This past week, I’ve been working on the apartment and the transformation is beginning to happen! So exciting!  That’s where I’ll be spending most of my time again this week. The pictures are piling up on my hard drive and can’t wait to share!

This week, I shared a sneak peek of our repurposed headboard which is now an easy DIY door pediment in the family room…

DIY pediment

Gemma from the Sweetest Digs inspired us with her super easy to DIY upholstered headboard

upholstered headboard

Jeff from Home Repair Tutor shared how to paint a slip resistant porch

restore paint project

Trisha from Veranellies shared how to remove paint and a beautiful vintage cabinet makeover…

antique blue cabinet

And if you missed the links last week, you can catch up at last week’s DIY Project Parade but here are a few highlighted projects you may have missed…

I love this creative idea of a Back to School Scavenger Hunt to get the kiddos involved in school shopping! {had a moment of nostalgia…memories!} See Design Stash for the details on a Back to School Scavenger Hunt. So fun!

back to school scavenger hunt

Speaking of fun scavenger hunts! Here’s another awesome idea! Great for summer or fall – a nature scavenger hunt (with free printables). I think this would be a lot of fun for the kids at our upcoming family reunion! See more about hosting a Nature Scavenger Hunt from Erin at How to Nest for Less.

nature scavenger hunt

and know where Erin from How to Nest for Less gets creative? At her beautiful DIY craft room desk…{great tutorial!}

DIY craft room desk

Oh so relaxing – there’s a beautiful master bathroom makeover at Life on Mars. Unbelievable before and after and such pretty colors!

master bathroom makeover

Don’t have much time or money but need a DIY project fix? Add Pottery Barn knock off into the mix. The Crafted Sparrow shared the most adorable stainless-steel-look alphabet magnets. Yep, it’s added to my DIY to do list. So cute!

DIY faux stainless steel alphabet magnets

Did you see the beautiful beach themed DIY pallet table at Rendition Road? Love the color, love the wording, casters…I need a beach themed room, ya know? Gorgeous job, Stacey Anne!

DIY pallet table

Thank you so much for linking up your DIY projects, visiting the highlights and other blog friends showing off their DIY and for your sweet comments! I’m so glad you’re here. Let’s see what you’ve been up to! Don’t forget to visit a few of the neighboring links! No need to link and run! I WILL BE VISITING  the links throughout the week AND SHARING as many of YOUR PROJECTS as I can on FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND PINTEREST! 

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DIY Linky Party

It’s that favorite time of the week – time to share what you’ve been working on and all things DIY related. This past week, I’ve been working on the apartment renovation. Seriously long days.

I shared the before pictures of the apartment and how to sand hardwood floors

clean kitchen before

This week I’ll share some more progress but here are some sneak peeks…

apartment DIY

Everything linked up last week was so amazing! So many fun crafty ideas, sewing projects and recipes. My favorite are the home decorating/repurposing/home improvement/remodeling. You can see all from last week here and here are just a few awesome projects you don’t want to miss:

Tanya from Dans le Townhouse always has some gorgeous makeover going on. Her awesome dipped leg bar stool makeover {with stunning photography} is no exception:

bar stool makeover Did you see the gorgeous outdoor stone fireplace at French Country Cottage? Wow-wee, it’s a beauty!

outdoor stone fireplace

The beautiful nursery makeover filled with sweet DIY accents at Johnny in a dress is such a precious space for a new little girl…

little girl nursery

Michell from Girl in Air made the coolest giant ruler! I need one of these! 😉

giant ruler

How cute is this branch divider/screen from Ashbee Design? Marji shares a full tutorial along with other ways of decorating it too. Love it!

DIY wood branch divider/screen

Miranda from Pressing on shares how to make an idustrial vintage light fixture

DIY vintage light fixture

and her striped office reveal is just my style. In fact I look at a lot of the same things in my own home! :)

striped office reveal

When I was little, I used to make a “house” in my bedroom closet. The grown up version {entry closet turned mudroom} at Woven Home is AMAZING!

entry closet mudroom makeover

Lisa from Recaptured Charm has something stunning to share this week. A combined laundry room/powder room transformation and the result is unbelievable!

laundry room/powder room makeover

Mom 4 Real has the most charming breakfast nook makeover filled with DIY accents…

breakfast nook makeover

Thank you so much for linking up your DIY projects, visiting the highlights and other blog friends showing off their DIY and for your sweet comments! I’m so glad you’re here. Let’s see what you’ve been up to! Don’t forget to visit a few of the neighboring links! No need to link and run!

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DIY Project Parade {Linky Party} & DIY Highlights

The DIY Project Parade is a linky party for bloggers to show off their hard work and DIY and a place to share do-it-yourself creativity and inspiration. If you don’t have anything do-it-yourself related to share, I invite you to browse the thumbnail links for inspiration for your next DIY project and to make a few new friends who share our passion for DIY. Uh, if you’re not busy – I also invite you to help me out with my long list of DIY if you’re available. 😉 I’ll even supply a pretty guest room and home cooked meals by Chef Russ.

I wish I could feature every single link! You all are so talented and I’m so honored and humbled that you’ve stopped by to link up and ‘show off’. Thank.you.so.much! Here are a few DIY highlights from last week’s DIY Project Parade. Please visit the original links for full details from some pretty amazingly creative blog friends!

If this secret garden was located right outside your door, would you ever come inside? Stacy from Not Just a Housewife did a beautiful job on every single detail!

secret garden

I’ve always wanted to do this and Kathleen from Between Blue and Yellow did a great job on the glass kitchen cabinet doors (actually, the entire kitchen transformation is amazing!)…

glass kitchen cabinet doors

Beth from Unskinny Boppy shared her fun laundry room makeover and is it ever an inspiration…

laundry room makeover

A buffet re-do in a day? Only Kim from Reposhture could accomplish this DIY task in that time frame with these gorgeous results:

two toned buffet makeover

Diane from In My Own Style shared an awesome tutorial and great product called AirStone that she used on her fireplace makeover. I see a DIY project added to my to-do list. Thanks for sharing, Diane!

DIY stone fireplace makeover

Have you seen the awesome organized craft space where Jennifer from Town and Country Living gets creative? Wow!

craft cabinet

Love reclaimed barnwood but hard to come by? Create your own faux reclaimed barnwood look! Daune from Cottage in the Oaks shares her technique.

faux barnwood door

I love the colors and fun accents in this big boy room reveal at Hoosier Life, Hoosier Wife. Look at the details!

big boy room makeover

And in case you missed it, this week I shared my trip to the Antique Emporium

antique settee

a monogrammed/established sign tutorial

DIY established monogram sign

and a thrifty candlestick transformation

painted candlesticks

Thank you so much for linking up your DIY projects, visiting the highlights and other blog friends showing off their DIY and for your sweet comments! I’m so glad you’re here. :) Let’s see what you’ve been up to!

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5. This blog linky party is for DIY projects only. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only.  Please do not link recipes, giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration. 
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DIY Project Parade Highlights

As always, I appreciate when you share and ‘show off’ your DIY projects in the weekly party. You all are so creative, so talented and such an inspiration. I love seeing what you’ve been up to. It’s motivation to get something done myself. Thank you for sharing here.

DIY Project Parade

Here are some favorite highlights from last week that you may have missed:

Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia shared her beautiful DIY bath shelf. It’s gorgeous. I want it. First I need a beautiful bathroom.

DIY bath shelf

Josie Jones always has some inspiring ideas and my latest favorite is this wire basket attached to pallet wood. I think I’ve just inspired to alter a project we’ll be doing in the apartment. Love this!

pallet wood wire basket

Soothing colors, great work space: Office Reveal at The DIY Diaries. A beautiful space to get some work done and to be creative:

DIY office reveal

A living room reveal – so much personality and beautiful DIY details!

The Poor Sophisticate

living room reveal

Amazing beadboard backsplash tutorial at The Modest Homestead…{semi} easy and inexpensive and beautiful!

beadboard backsplash

How cute is this DIY paint stir lamp shade by Serendipity Refined? I love the colors and rope detail!

DIY paint stir lamp shade

I love this fun drum light fixture too! The Blissful Bee – handing drum shade light fixture tutorial. It’s something I have plans on doing somewhere and the ‘how-to’ is super helpful!

DIY drum shade light fixture

I love chevron and I love monograms. The two combined are stunning. See the chevron monogram details at Hey Little Mother.

chevron monogram

Shelby designed a sweet travel themed nursery at Honeysuckle blog, filled with so many beautiful vintage treasures and lots of DIY…

DIY travel themed nursery

I’m loving the no sew burlap coffee bag valances by DebbieDoo’s – so clever, so pretty! What’s not to love? No sew. Burlap. Coffee. Cute!

burlap coffee sack no sew valance

A big round of applause for these amazing talented ladies! Thank you for sharing your hard work and creativity!

Do you have something do-it-yourself to share? Pop over to link up to this week’s DIY Project Parade or check out the links for inspiration for your next project!

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DIY Project Parade

The DIY Project Parade is a linky party for bloggers to show off their hard work and DIY and a place to share do-it-yourself creativity and inspiration.

I apologize for being a day late this week due to some technical difficulties. I was locked out of my dashboard the past couple of days. I was getting a ‘fatal’ error message and thought for sure I killed DIY Show Off, but my blog doctor rescued me and assured me all is well!

In the meantime, I’m heading out the door to work on the apartment and will follow up soon with highlights from last week in another post. DIY status on the apartment: Floors are sanded, walls, cupboards and appliances are scrubbed. Today I’ll be working on some patching and caulking in preparation for paint! Wish you were here. I sure could use some company! 😉

apartment exterior feature

You can see last week’s links and DIY highlights here.

Let’s see what you’ve been up to!

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3. Include your name or blog name and project title. Add your permalink (not your blog url, but your DIY project post url).
4. Or email your link to [email protected] and I will add it for you.
5. This blog linky party is for DIY projects only. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only.  Please do not link recipes, giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration. 
6.  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, featured on DIY Show Off Facebook or Pinterest.
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