Blog Buddies = Inspiration (and a Show & Tell)

In the event that you aren’t aware of this site (where have you been?! Just kidding!), I wanted to take a minute to share it with you. I’ve been a follower for quite a while, but today while making a crazy stock-up-before-the-storm shopping trip, I was excited to see Flea Market Style magazine on the shelf! I couldn’t wait to get home and didn’t even mind seeing the fat snowflakes falling (again!) and thoughts of our poor fallen gutter and not being able to get out of the driveway yet again were soon forgotten although I wish I could read it outside down at the barn patio. Remember it? A little too freezing to hang out there. Anyway – pages of beautiful inspiring cozy flea market, farmhouse and cottage decor are guaranteed to keep me comfortable and warm the next few days! Keep your eyes open in the check out line if you haven’t grabbed a copy already!

Then! Remember when I shared that PK from Room Remix and I were featured in BHG’s 100 Decorating Ideas for Under $100?

I met (blog-met) another featured blogger! I love making new friends! Where have I been and why haven’t I stumbled across her awesome blog before? Her stool covers are so beautiful and I am definitely inspired to dress up a small island bar and stools I have in my home. I’m adding it to my spring DIY list. So, dear blog friend, Meet Stacy from Red Door Home.

Here is her letter:


Just found your wonderful blog (a new follower as of today) and wanted to share a project of mine. This cover was shown in the current edition of BH&G’s 100 Decorating ideas under 100.

The stool before:

The stool after with the cover I designed:

Not shown in the magazine are three other covers that I made as well:

All of these covers are simple to make and use a minimal amount of fabric. They are a great way to dress up a standard bar or counter height stool.

Aren’t they gorgeous? And you’ll find so much more inspiration, beautiful before and afters, tutorials and decorating eye candy at Red Door Home – go check it out!
Thanks for sharing your creativity, Stacy!

Have a great weekend and if you’re somewhere warm with
sunshine, I don’t want to know about it! Imagine the fun I’ll be having building a snowman and making snow angels. I’m more likely to be snuggled under the blankies with my magazines, laptop and hot cocoa but … I can pretend to enjoy the pretty snow. So, if you’re visiting this weekend – feel free to SHOW OFF your favorite post on your blog by linking yourself below. I mean it when I say I won’t be going out so thanks in advance for giving me a place to visit while hibernate!

Show Off Your Blog!

  1. Link your name and your favorite blog post or just your blog url if all of your posts are your favorites. As you know, before/after and DIY are my favorites!
  2. One LINK per person per blog please! (Duplicates will be deleted.)
  3. I’d love it if you’d grab the DIY Show Off button from the side bar if you’re joining in and invite your friends to the party!


If you’re new to The DIY Show Off, welcome! I started this blog to journal my own DIY home projects. See the before/after transformations HERE. It’s still a work in progress and always under construction. More of my current living room projects coming soon! We work on renovating and decorating our farmhouse as time and money allows so in between, I love featuring other DIY’ers! If you’re looking for some DIY inspiration, feel free to browse the categories on the left side bar for some ideas!

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