About Roeshel

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That DIY Party

Helloooo DIY friends! Brrrr! Summer is over around here and it sure is chilly so grab a cup of something warm to sip, a comfy cozy throw blanket and join in That DIY Party. Link up your latest creativity and hard work or browse the links for ideas for your project folder. 

That DIY Party - autumn

You guys! I’m not ready for cold temps. My fingers are freezing just typing this and we have turned on the furnace! Time to bundle up! Sweaters, fuzzy socks, boots and scarves. Fall has truly arrived! 

DIYShowOff weekly recap: 

There’s a new entry in the #helloredreno Project Diary! See the before and where we are with a bathroom/back entry remodel. Here’s a shot of the demo in progress and pop over to see the work in progress —> We have WALLS and FLOORS

diyshowoff demo day

It’s looking so much better than shown above! I can’t wait to get to the fun part of decorating and just calling it done!

Did you see the graphic floating around on social media that there’s only 10 Fridays left ’til Christmas?! Young Living just released their holiday catalog and it’s filled with great gift ideas. See it: Holiday Catalog Shop it: DIYShowOff Referral

Take a look at some of my favorites. I even tried to narrow it down! 

Party Time: 

What’s been going on with you? Did you finish up a DIY project? Share by linking up below and browse the other links for inspiration. 

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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3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

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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Project Diary #10 Vinyl Floor Tiles

Finally! I know. It’s been a while since the last update. Lots of work! There is something to report in the #helloredreno series, a bit of progress that includes beautiful new vinyl floor tiles and walls in a back entry and main floor restroom area for the workshop. I’m still working on final details like getting a sink/vanity installed, trim work, some fun DIY projects and decor but I just can’t wait to show you this beautiful flooring! 

shaw fairmount sweetbriar flooring

Back Story // Before: 

Real quick: the “painted cardboard” walls were removed to reveal very dirty lathe? I’m not sure but it was filthy. Oh and the ceiling tiles are gone as well! We installed some insulation and my sweet Mr. DIY guy put up some fresh new drywall. Side note: It was a very verbally colorful experience since nothing is square in this 100  year old building but thank goodness it’s done! Now Let’s get the the before shots from when it just changed hands from the previous owner to us…

back entryway – everything was so dirty

backroom before

back entryway looking into the main {half} bathroom area

coatroom before

back entryway and what we call the hobbit door (watch your head!) leading to the basement stairs, front door and staircase

back entry before

bathroom before

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

bathroom before ownership

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

bathroom before – those cabinets were from the original kitchen over 100 years ago!

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

Okay, the floor before had blue industrial carpeting (in.a.bathroom!, you guys!). ::gag:: That definitely had to come out!  Good bye flimsy walls. Good bye ceiling tiles. Good bye carpet! Good bye!

Demo day: 

Behind those walls? SO much black sooty dirt. It was everywhere! Fingerprints for months! 

diyshowoff demo day demoday

We kept the original pine floors throughout the rest of the main floor. 

studio renovation lathe before drywall

Product Choice: 

I chose these gorgeous grouted vinyl tiles for their durability, beauty and warmth – a perfect choice for this space. It’s a product from the Shaw Fairmount collection. Design is “Sweetbriar”.  

Fairmount Sweetbriar

fairmount sweetbriar

From the Shaw inspiration gallery: 

Shaw Fairmount Sweetbriar

Fairmount is a 12×24 rectangle vinyl tile. I love the color variation and that it’s super resilient! And boy can we ever attest to that! 

Installation: 

Mike, a subcontractor with A&S Carpet in Allison Park, PA utilized a glue-down installation in a brickwork pattern. The fun part? This product can be installed with or without grout! How cool is that? I went with the grouted installation. 

subfloor bathroom renovation  See how the flooring was installed before the walls? When I say this floor is durable, I speak from experience! More on that below.  vinyl floor tile installation

Progress // After:

Since it’s not fully completed, I don’t have true reveal photos just yet but here are some sneak peeks. This space is a back entryway which will also house a small beverage station, built in wine storage and a place to hang coats. 

shaw fairmount sweetbriar flooring

view through the back door 

beverage station

back room

fairmount sweetbriar vinyl flooring

And this is the main floor restroom for the studio/office/workshop. I love the durability and warmth of the vinyl tile, especially since we may be working with glass…a harder surface wouldn’t have been as forgiving or functional in that case so this softer surface was a pretty and wise choice. 

fairmount sweetbriar vinyl tile flooring fairmount sweetbriar flooring

So, what do you think? Isn’t it gorgeous? If you’re choosing a vinyl flooring for it’s warmth, durability and beauty, you’re going to want to add this to your list of options for sure!

fairmount sweetbriar flooring shawstyleboard

Stay tuned for a completed reveal of these two spaces! 

Care and Maintenance:

vinyl floor care

How do I know this floor is durable and the right choice? Because of timing, the flooring was installed prior to the walls, so you can just image the mess (drywall mud and dust, caulk, paint, dirty shoes, tools, renovation, etc.). It stood the test of time and workers! All of that grime and dirt, dragging ladders, tools, supplies and drywall, all that comes along with renovating, the behind the scenes not so pretty stuff. And despite my warnings, I didn’t see a drop cloth in sight! 

No worries! When I reached out to Shaw, they provided me with some great vinyl floor cleaning tips: 

Proper care will help protect and maintain the appearance and performance of your Shaw resilient floor!. A care program consists of key areas: 1) Preventive maintenance; 2) routine maintenance; and 3) spot and spill removal.

1) Preventative Maintenance

Always protect floors when moving heavy objects to prevent permanent scratches and tears.
Walk-off mats should be used at all externally facing entrances to absorb soil and moisture.

2) Routine Maintenance:

Daily removal of dirt and dust is important to prevent particles from abrading the surface of resilient floors.

Sweeping, dust mopping and vacuuming are recommendations to remove soil particles that can result in scratches and worn appearances. IMPORTANT: Do not use vacuums with rotating beater bars on hard surfaces.

Periodic wet cleaning will be necessary to help maintain the floors appearance.

3) Spot and Spill Removal

Absorb wet spills as quickly as possible by white paper or cloth towels.

Recommended by Shaw: Use Shaw’s R2X® Hard Surface cleaning products or products formulated for vinyl floor cleaning.

Remember: The most effective part of any floor maintenance program is the simplest: sweep, dust mop, or vacuum your Shaw resilient flooring daily, or more frequently if needed.

Next up on the renovation: 

Baseboards and door trim, a fun door DIY to dress up the cheap hollow bathroom door, light fixtures, sealing brick, a wine cubby and beverage station, decorating and then the reveal! Then we’ll be back in business!

The building has so much historical charm. It’s about one block from our town’s Main Street. The bus stop is literally steps away. There are breweries, the YMCA, shops, restaurants, salons, florists, candy/coffee shop, holiday parades and festivals within walking distance. So fun! If renovation from blah to ahhhhh is your thing, stay tuned!

So subscribe and be reminded of updates as the renovations progress! I’ll share before and after photos, projects underway and updates, plans and design boards, sources and links as they relate as well as fun events going on in and around the downtown area. I’ll be using a specific hashtag on social media to keep things all neat and tidy and organized.

#helloredreno

I welcome your thoughts and ideas! And as always, thanks for your encouragement and support and for sharing in my joy and vision! Watch for #helloredreno!

 

Share your DIY

Hey there! It’s time to share your latest DIY project and to check out the linked DIY for inspiration for your next project. 

Party Time: 

What’s been going on with you? Did you finish up a DIY project? Share by linking up below and browse the other links for inspiration. 

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That DIY Party time!

It’s That DIY Party time! I love seeing your creativity and hard work showcased and linked up to That DIY Party. Time to show it off! Or browse the links for inspiration for your next DIY project. What are you currently working on? What’s on your to-do list? 

That DIY Party - autumn

DIYShowOff weekly recap:

Do you decorate for Halloween? Spooky or fun? This past week I shared 15 Halloween Ideas for fun, decorating and entertaining. 

DIY ghost tutorial

Make your recipes taste amazing this fall and smell so good with a diffuser and essential oils too! I recommend Young Living and am passionate about taking the steps to create a healthier happier home. Get them —-> HERE. I’ll receive notification once you’ve made your purchase. Grab one of the Premium Starter Kits and get one of the Vitality oils shown below from me personally in your DIYShowOff welcome bundle. xo 

Spices-of-Fall

Party Time: 

That DIY Party - autumn

What’s been going on with you? Did you finish up a DIY project? Share by linking up below and browse the other links for inspiration. 

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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3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

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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15 Halloween Ideas

Where are my Halloween lovin’ friends? Time for some Halloween fun! 

I’ve rounded up some DIYShowOff Halloween ideas from over the years for inspiration for your upcoming weekend projects. 

15 DIYShowOff Halloween Ideas

halloween DIY ideas @diyshowoff

Skeleton Fairy Couture – perfect for adding Halloween touches to your decor. Attach to a wreath, pin onto your jacket, position in a plant, unlimited ideas and so much fun – a little reminiscent of playing with paper dolls only more creative and 3D. 

DIY Halloween Fairy Fashion Show - Skeleton Couture @diyshowoff

Halloween (witch) dreamcatcher // tea party – this whimsical witch-catcher is just too cute! 

Halloween witch dreamcatcher tea party @diyshowoff #madewithmichaels Halloween witch dreamcatcher tea party @diyshowoff #madewithmichaels Halloween witch dreamcatcher tea party @diyshowoff #madewithmichaels

The Raven inspired Halloween party ideas – throwing a monster bash? A black and white Poe theme is perfectly POEtic! 

The Raven Nevermore Halloween Party Ideas @diyshowoff #MakeItWithMichaels

Halloween {essential oil infused} Marshmallow Treats – easy to make party favors! 

So cute! Halloween (essential oil infused optional) marshmallow treats @diyshowoff #makeitwithmichaels

witch hat tutorial for a Halloween centerpiece, candy dish, vignette or planter ‘witch’ purpose works best for you? A construction cone + plant dish = so many options!

Halloween DIY @diyshowoff #lowescreator

monster repellent Halloween party favor recipe – you just might want to use this all year long! Still holding out on trying essential oils? Learn more here —> essential oils 101 class

Halloween essential oils Make & Take ideas, graphics and printables @diyshowoff

Halloween wooden BOO blocks and super easy wall art tutorial – isn’t that laser cut wall art amazing? It’s like the easiest craft project ever! 

DIY Halloween decor @diyshowoff  

DIY chicken wire/cheesecloth spooky skeleton ghost – this guy hangs out in our (storage) barn all year long until it’s time to come out of hiding! A scary sight when you walk in to rummage through the treasures. And a fun addition to the grape arbor/gazebo with the curtains blowing around. Spooky! 

DIY Halloween Ghost

DIY ‘Nevermore’ tree Halloween decor – grab some branches from the yard and ravens from the Dollar Store and your glue gun! Easy fun craft time!

DIY Halloween Nevermore Tree

The Raven inspired Halloween mantel

Nevermore Halloween Mantel

personalized trick or treat tote bags

DIY trick or treat tote bags  

DuckTape trick or treat bucket tutorial

DuckTape trick or treat bucket tutorial #halloween @diyshowoff #spookduckular  

DIY pumpkin/jack-o-lantern diorama

pumpkin diorama @diyshowoff

candy skull owl

DIY Neon Sharpie Candy Skull Owl Tutorial  

wooden candy corn decorations

DIY Halloween/Fall craft: decorative wooden candy corn pieces  

I love this old Halloween display from quite a few years ago…

halloween decorating @diyshowoff

Share YOUR Halloween in this week’s That DIY Party. 

Share your Creativity

Fall has arrived! It’s chilly here in western PA…perfect DIY weather. I’ll be sharing some #helloredreno updates and a Halloween round up later this week.

Share your creativity!

What about you? It’s That DIY Party time! Ready to share your hard work and creativity? Link up below! Collecting ideas for your next DIY project? Browse the links as they’re added. 

Party Time: 

That DIY Party - autumn

What’s been going on with you? Did you finish up a DIY project? Share by linking up below and browse the other links for inspiration. 

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 and YOUR IMAGES 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.

3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

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

Hellooooo, DIY friends! Thanks for popping over for another edition of That DIY Party! So happy you’re here! I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to, your creativity and hard work! And I’d love for you to ‘show off’ by linking up below and browsing the links shared for inspiration for your next DIY project!

That DIY Party - autumn

DIYShowOff weekly recap: 

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4 years ago, I purchased one of these with a skeptical mindset and an eye roll. Then my order arrived and it truly was a choice that opened the door to better decisions, education and a healthier lifestyle. So thankful a friend shared with me and now I can’t help but want to share that experience with you!

Immune boost, better sleep, emotional support and more. You will love Thieves in the diffuser for a warm and inviting fall scented home!

Thieves all the things! Roeshel @diyshowoff #essentialoils

🎉10% OFF PSK FLASH SALE!! – It’s rare and too good to not share. 

GET THESE KITS FOR 10% OFF! 🍁 Premium starter kit with the Aria diffuser (5465D)
🍂 Premium starter kit with the Rainstone (5470D) diffuser
🍁 Premium starter kit with the Dewdrop diffuser(5463D)
🍂 Premium starter kit with the Desert Mist diffuser (22397D)

extended sale

EXTENDED TO THE 18TH!

You’re invited to join our circle of oily friends. And when you make your purchase using this link —–> EO Garden <—–, you’ll not only save 10% and get the essential oils, diffuser and goodies above, but I’ll be in touch to welcome you to our community as well as gift you with additional educational resources and a gift personal to you. How can these powerful drops of healthy support help you?

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I also shared some fun autumn diffuser recipe blends the other day. Check them out, pin for later! Such amazing scents!

Fall Diffuser Blends

a DIY essential oil infused fall room spray recipe that's chemical free and smells amazing! @diyshowoff

Party Time: 

That DIY Party - autumn

What’s been going on with you? Did you finish up a DIY project? Share by linking up below and browse the other links for inspiration. 

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 and YOUR IMAGES 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.

3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

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!



Fall Diffuser Blends and a Flash Sale!

🍁🌻🍂 4 years ago, I purchased one of these with a skeptical mindset and an eye roll. Despite my social and travel fears and very unhealthy lifestyle, I was grateful for my good health. But I definitely took my wellness (only minor complaints and inconveniences) for granted.

WHY:

When my family medical history drastically changed, God answered one of my prayers in the form of a friend sharing Young Living with me and that introduction sparked the beginning of making healthier choices. I’m still a work in progress but I am definitely taking better care of myself, my family and my home from the inside out.

When my order arrived and it truly was a choice that opened the door to better decisions, education and a healthier lifestyle. I am forever grateful that a friend shared with me and now I can’t help but want to share that experience with you! It’s too good not to share and as uncomfortable as it is for me to share sometimes, I’d feel worse if I didn’t! My experience changed the course of our habits and if you’re ready to get started, this premium starter kit is a great way to dip your toe! 

desert mist diffuser and essential oils

WHAT: 

Immune boost, better sleep, emotional support, a step towards a chemical free home and more! It was just the jump start we needed in our home to raise awareness when it comes to the toxins we allow through the door and opened our eyes to finally stop procrastinating making healthier decisions and what we put in and on our bodies and to take a close look at the ingredients in our products. 

premium starter kit flash sale

The premium starter kit includes: 

  • Your choice of Diffuser
  • Premium Essential Oils Collection;
    • Lavender 5-ml (supports healthy skin and relaxation, the Swiss Army knife of essential oils!) 
    • Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml (for a healthy digestive system)
    • Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml (uplifting and cleansing)
    • Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml 
    • Frankincense 5-ml 
    • Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml (all the things – love this for immune support!)
    • Citrus Fresh™ 5-ml 
    • Raven™ 5-ml (great in the diffuser for opening up the airways!)
    • DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml (ALL THINGS digestive … we just rub this on our tummies)
    • PanAway® 5-ml (perfect for after exercise) 
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml (because … #stress)
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment 
  • Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample (concentrate! We use this to clean just about every single surface in our home. It smells amazing and no toxic fumes!) 
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples (Immune support and energy!!!) 
  • Product Guide and Product Price List 
  • Essential Oils Magazine
  • Essential Edge News
  • Member Resources
  • COMMUNITY
  • DIYShowOff welcome bundle (educational resources and a special gift from me to  you valued at $25)

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You will LOVE Thieves in the diffuser for a warm and inviting fall scented home!

Thieves all the things! Roeshel @diyshowoff #essentialoils

FALL:

a DIY essential oil infused fall room spray recipe that's chemical free and smells amazing! @diyshowoff

And these fall diffuser recipes? Hellooo gingerbread cookies, a walk in the woods, pumpkin pie, spiced chai and a night by the fire! They take the place of air fresheners, scented candles and wax melts in our home: 

Fall Diffuser Recipes

FALL IN LOVE:

And it just so happens, there’s a sale going on. All the more reason to finally get off the fence if you haven’t already.

🎉10% OFF PSK FLASH SALE!! – It’s rare! So exciting!

GET THESE KITS FOR 10% OFF! 🍁 Premium starter kit with the Aria diffuser (5465D)
🍂 Premium starter kit with the Rainstone (5470D) diffuser
🍁 Premium starter kit with the Dewdrop diffuser(5463D)
🍂 Premium starter kit with the Desert Mist diffuser (22397D) 

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And that cutie above? I definitely want to stay healthy and to be around to watch him grow up. He is another big reason for the wake up call to take better care of ourselves and to ditch the toxins from our home. His entire life has included organic options, chemical free products and essential oils. 

This HUGE, amazing, wonderful sale ends September 18th!!!!

extended sale

{sale ends 9/18/18}

Okay? Ready to give it a try? Get it —–> HERE using enroller/sponsor #1836762. Once your order for a premium starter kit (no strings attached – no requirements to sell or ever purchase again…although, be prepared to FALL in love!), I’ll add some educational resources and a DIYShowOff welcome bundle with a few gifts from me personally! I can’t wait to get to know you better and welcome you into our amazing circle of oil-lovin’ friends!

Learn more!

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Things to consider: 

September Promotions – freebies when your order hits the 190, 250 or 300 pv levels. The Essential Rewards program is completely optional but recommended. Loyalty gifts, rewards and extra free gifts! Sweet!

Fall favorites Fall favorites

Share your DIY

Time to share your creativity. It’s That DIY Party time! All DIY projects welcome! Show off your hard work by linking up below. Visit the links for inspiration. 

That DIY Party - autumn

DIYShowOff weekly recap:

Progress at the studio. We have walls! It’s so pretty and the primer has been applied. It’s time for paint an light fixtures, trim and putting in the vanity/sink! I can’t wait to show you more!

 

Party time: 

That DIY Party - autumn

What’s been going on with you? Did you finish up a DIY project? Share by linking up below and browse the other links for inspiration. 

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 and YOUR IMAGES 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.

3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

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 time!

Happy September, DIY friends! Time to show off your creativity. It’s That DIY Party time! All DIY projects welcome, but time to give it an autumn theme. 

That DIY Party - autumn

DIYShowOff weekly recap:

Three fall favorites from autumn past! It’s still summer here in western PA but fall is definitely in the air! I couldn’t help but dig up 3 DIYShowOff favorite fall decoration projects. Looking for some inspiration? I absolutely love traditional reds, oranges and golds but my I love the unexpected touch of non-traditional fall in our dining room. What do you think?

I also share a beautiful fall dream catcher wreath made using a doily and hula hoop! You’ll have to check it out! And candy corn…not a fan of the sweet treat but tricolor wooden candy corn inspired decorative accents add a whimsical touch of fall. 

3 DIY Fall Favorites

Fall Home Tour Shaw Floors diyshowoff

Party time: 

That DIY Party - autumn

What’s been going on with you? Did you finish up a DIY project? Share by linking up below and browse the other links for inspiration. 

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 and YOUR IMAGES 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.

3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

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!


3 Favorite Fall DIYShowOff Projects

Fall is in the air! Mornings are crisp and chilly (back to school weather), days bright and sunny, and evenings cool and perfect for a cozy night’s sleep! 

Fall vignette

I decided to gather up and feature three favorite fall projects from the DIYShowOff archives. So here we go!

Fall Favorites:

Fall dream catcher wreath tutorial: my all time favorite! Isn’t it beautiful? It’s large and in charge and a statement that doesn’t go un-noticed! 

DIY fall dreamcatcher wreath door decor tutorial @diyshowoff DIY fall autumn dreamcatcher door decor wreath @diyshowoff

Wooden candy corn decorative accents. Cute and whimsical and so much better than there real thing! Well, at least in my opinion. What do you think? Are you addicted? I remember mom filling the candy dish. And I’m pretty sure they were purely decorative until they formed one hard mass at the end of the season. lol 

DIY Halloween/Fall craft: decorative wooden candy corn pieces

 

Decorating with non-traditional autumn colors can be a challenge but I can’t wait to tackle our dining room fall decorating again this year! The DIYShowOff 2017 fall home tour has lots of inspiration!

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Those are DIYShowOff’s most popular fall blog posts and my favorite too! Are you ready for fall? Are you an all things pumpkin spice loving, mum planting, autumn leaf raking, sweater and boots, warm fuzzy throws and mulled cider fanatic? What’s your favorite thing about this time of year? 

 

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Progress on the studio! Carpeted stairs so luxurious, I’m thinking about camping out on the landing! Pop over and check the latest update and let me know your thoughts. 

Carpeted Stairs … before: 

staircase before carpeting

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Ready for fall? I did some cleaning this week and rearranged a WHOLE lot of furniture and now I’m thinking I may head up to the attic to bring down the fall decor. Who’s with me? (Side note: I do love fall but I am still hanging on to every last shred of summer!) I’m excited for the fall decorating and DIY projects to start coming in! I’ll be pinning!

To prep for fall, just a reminder: ALL THINGS THIEVES! It’s not too late to grab this awesome deal! A clean home is a beautiful home! You need these! With all the yuck that comes with the change in seasons, with all of the harsh chemicals in cleaners that cause us to experience shortness of breath, these clean products are a great way to switch your cabinet full of toxic ingredients to something safe! It’s the best housewarming gift idea too! And I’d be honored to if you’d join us by using the link below! Once you do, I’ll reach out personally to get you hooked up with some extras!!! xo

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Project Diary #9: Carpeted Stairs

The #helloredreno series continues! The stairs at the studio needed some attention. We started with carpeted stairs and I knew that I wanted to go in the same direction. Choosing carpeting for the studio space from the entrance of the commercial area to the residual space upstairs makes a lot of sense.

My choice: Shaw Carpet Final Piece Coatbridge 

The before: 

A commercial grade glued down blue with no padding.

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

At our house, our stairs are noisy and the painted risers show a lot of scuffs so while I don’t anticipate daily use of the stairs at the studio, I wanted to soften the vibe, cut down on the noise, and add warmth to the space. I also wanted something more neutral than the original blue as well as something that contributed to adding a beautiful statement to the area. 

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The landing will be the entrance to the future studio apartment. So I want something warm and inviting.

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My choice: 

As a member of the Shaw Styleboard, I had the opportunity to choose from their carpet collection. I wanted something neutral but with texture, something durable but pretty. Read the description: Warm up rooms and reduce energy bills with the natural insulation and comfort of carpet. With many styles to choose from and the best stain-fighting technology in the industry, Shaw carpet brings color, texture and value to your floors. Create distinctively stylish looks when you play with texture, loop, pattern and twist options.

Final Piece Coatbridge Shaw Carpet

Shaw Carpet Final Piece Coatbridge 

A perfect fit! I chose the color “coatbridge” from the “Final Piece” collection. It feels timeless and classic. I like to switch things up when it comes to design and decor so this option gives me the freedom to go any direction when it comes to decorating. It’s the perfect base palette and texture for any style. 

Installation: 

The same installer, Mike, who did worked with me on the Floorté vinyl floor planks in our home installed the carpeting. We had removed the former blue carpets to prepare for placing the new carpet.

The stairs before:

staircase before carpeting before and after carpeting stairs

The landing at the top of the stairs before:

stairs before

He set to work with the underlayment and prep work. Who knew that carpet padding is just as important as the carpet itself? I kind of assumed it wasn’t something really necessary but luscious, soft carpet padding minimizes noise, maximizes warmth and extends the life of your floor! I had no idea! 

shaw carpet padding

After: 

You guys! IT IS GORGEOUS! I am in love with my choice! The texture and pattern add interest to the space, without an overpowering or super trendy style. It’s the perfect base for whatever I choose to do with wall paint and decorative accessories. It’ll work when I change my mind and swap out decor. It’ll work with seasonal decorating colors. It’s warm and inviting.

The stairs: 

Shaw Carpets Final Piece Coatbridge   Shaw Carpets Final Piece Coatbridge stairs

Shaw Final Piece Coatbridge carpet meets SanFrancisco hexagon tile

carpet tile transition Shaw Final Piece Coatbridge carpet San Francisco

The landing at the top of the stairs: 

stair landing Shaw Carpets Final Piece Coatbridge staircase stair landing Shaw Carpets Final Piece Coatbridge

Shaw Final Piece Coatbridge carpet meets Monterrey Grandview rustic wide plank hardwood floors.

Shaw Final Piece Coatbridge carpet Grandview Monterey hardwood

 

And that padding? Luxurious! Seriously. I don’t think I’d need an air mattress if I decided to camp out in this space! It’s that cushioned! Slumber party, anyone? Oh! And ever accidentally bounce down the stairs on your back side? This makes for a better ride and less painful experience. lol

More decisions: 

I cannot wait to get started with decorating and to call this area complete. I’m still deciding how to finish it. Options:  

  • To make it an entry space for the apartment with a bench, shoe storage, coat hooks, plants and a side table. (The apartment will not have a full time tenant. It’s for overnight/short term guests.)
  • To furnish it with a small writing desk in front of the window, book shelves on either side, plants, a lamp, curtains, a comfy chair, fun wallpaper on the back wall. 
  • To suspend some swinging chairs or a bamboo-type porch swing, fun wallpaper, a coffee table, plants. 
  • A small conversational area with a love seat or two comfy chairs.
  • A window seat and comfy reading nook, plants, diffuser, book cases. 

So many options. I’m all set with a beautiful blank slate, gorgeous cushion-y textured patterned floor that I love! I’m leaning towards the window seat and a hanging chair with a shelf for plants and a small accent table for a cup of tea or a good book…a little escape and restful spot for meditation with the vibe of a private porch area only indoor and then creating a small entry area inside of the apartment right inside the door instead. What do you think? What would feel more welcoming to you as a guest? 

As we keep checking projects off of the ‘to-do’ list, I’m getting so excited for fun parts – decorating and furnishing! I can’t wait!

Next up on the remodel:

Clean up the railing and banister, paint, baseboards, installing doors, light fixtures, fun feature wall, possibly creating a kitchenette then furnishing, decorating and then the reveal! Then moving in! Okay, not that last part but I do plan to extend the invitation and welcome you to visit! 

The building has so much historical charm. It’s about one block from our town’s Main Street. The bus stop is literally steps away. There are breweries, the YMCA, shops, restaurants, salons, florists, candy/coffee shop, holiday parades and festivals within walking distance. So fun! If renovation from blah to ahhhhh is your thing, stay tuned!

So subscribe and be reminded of updates as the renovations progress! I’ll share before and after photos, projects underway and updates, plans and design boards, sources and links as they relate as well as fun events going on in and around the downtown area. I’ll be using a specific hashtag on social media to keep things all neat and tidy and organized.

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I welcome your thoughts and ideas! And as always, thanks for your encouragement and support and for sharing in my joy and vision! Watch for #helloredreno!

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I’ll be sharing an update with the #helloredrenoseries this week. Progress! Love it! Stay tuned!

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What’s been going on with you? Did you finish up a DIY project? Share by linking up below and browse the other links for inspiration. 

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