DIY Project Parade and awesome DIY features

Hello, DIY friends! It’s that time of the week…time for a fresh new DIY linky party and some awesome DIY features.

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If you’re wondering where I’ve been, I’m here. I’ve just been working on non-blogging priorities and doing some major cleaning. Today is the day of our “home visit” with our local Italian Greyhound Rescue. I don’t think they “inspect” your home exactly, but strangers interviewing us in our home does feel like an inspection. Besides, since the new year makes me WANT to clean and declutter, routine cleaning turned into organizing cupboards,closets, purging, 3 trash bags and a pile for donating…well, that’s where I’ve been.

No fear…DIY in the DIYShowOff home will get back on schedule this week. But with a pooch in our near future…this DIY from last week caught my eye. Dog dish chairs at the DIY Village. Awesome!

DIY dog bowl chairs

Ready to see some favorite highlights from last week’s party? So.much.inspiration!

Once again,I didn’t have a chance to let these ladies know they were being featured yet…sorry, girls! So, Surprise! Please feel free to grab an “I’m Featured” button to ‘show off’. 

DIY Decorative Accents

These DIY magazine flowers at JoJo & Eloise are adorable! Great idea for those old magazines or catalogs piling up…DIY magazine page flowers

More sweet flowers…pom poms! I loved Kelly’s pom pom flower tutorial at Eclectically Vintage. Never thought to use a fork!DIY pom pom tutorial

Why spend $$$ on a starburst mirror when you can follow the great tutorial at The Happier Homemaker to create a beautiful version using popsicle sticks?DIY popsicle stick starburst mirrorCold temps, winter blues…snuggle and smile with faux fur pillows. Marianne shares her tips for sewing faux fur pillows at Songbird Blog.faux-fur-pillows-via-Songbirdblog

Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?

DIY Valentine

Learn how to make Amanda’s Valentine ornament wreath at Mommy is CooCoo.DIY valentine wreath

And so cute: DIY wine cork heart art. I love her ‘ombre’ effect. Kristen from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.

DIY Wine Cork Heart

Snuggle up with a Valentine patchwork pillow. Tutorial at A Humble Creation.

Valentine Patchwork Pillow

Get festive for February with a thrifty Valentine centerpiece. Great ideas from Marty’s Musings.

valentine centerpiece

Gina’s Valentine embellished tea towels are so sweet, so anthropologie! See the how-to tutorial at The Shabby Creek Cottage.valentine tea towels

Valentine’s day is all about love and kisses, right? This DIY Valentine pallet sign {One Project Closer’s Better Half} is the cutest public display of affection I’ve ever seen…

valentine pallet sign

Nuts about Valentine’s Day? Loving the Valentine Nut Wreath at Those Tiny Toes.

DIY valentine nut wreath

 DIY Home 

Jessica at Mom for Real shares her open kitchen cabinets. Beautiful, fresh change!open kitchen cabinets

Amy at Home Happy Home is all set to get crafty. Her craft room makeover is awesome!craft room reveal

This is the time of year I crave cheerful sunny yellow…and Stacy’s family room updates are just the fix I needed. See more at Not Just a Housewife. yellow family room

Unfortunately, I can’t feature everyone so you’re going to want to pop over to last week’s DIY party to scan the inspiring thumbnails…almost 200 ideas you don’t want to miss.

Now let’s see YOUR DIY! Time to “show off”…

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DIY Project Parade and Highlights

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I’m just about a day late with the Project Parade this week and I apologize. Today is my daughter’s birthday. {Happy Birthday, Bri!} Last week, I spent a lot of time cleaning (as in…full blast purging and organzing) as well as running a lot of errands.  And today, you’re not going to believe this: I cooked! Stuffed peppers upon request. And I baked. A cake. From scratch. A blue velvet birthday cake with cream cheese frosting. If you’re a long time DIY Show Off fan, you know that Mr. DIY does the cooking around here. But every once in a blue moon, I venture to the grocery store, find the kitchen and actually cook a meal {usually reserved for special occasions}.

I don’t have a problem with cooking or baking but as you can see…it threw me off schedule. Oops!

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Last week’s DIY Project Parade was filled with so much DIY inspiration! Here are a few favorites:

Once again,I didn’t have a chance to let these ladies know they were being featured yet…sorry, girls! So, Surprise! Please feel free to grab an “I’m Featured” button to ‘show off’. 

Large clocks always catch my eye in my favorite catalogs. Did you see the $15 knock off Ballard Designs Clock from Hymns & Verses? The Ballard version is $229! And I actually like hers better!

Knock off Ballard Designs Clock

Dawn from Creative Cain Cabin shared her rustic kitchen, her top 2012 post. Pop over to see why…gorgeous!

rustic kitchen

The laundry room reveal at Ashbee Design is amazing…such an inspiration for my 2013 laundry room plan.

Ashebee Design laundry room makeover

Here’s a reason to drink wine {as if we need one!}…or at least collect the corks. No shortage of old windows here. I love this window turned cork board over at Mom 4 Real.

window cork board

 

The Happier Homemaker shares another one of her amazing DIY wood/stained US maps (with a link to her tutorial or ‘for sale’)…

diy wood stained US map

Allison from the Golden Sycamore gave a vintage wooden highchair a new look and it’s so cute…

dipped vintage highchair

Matt & Jacque share tips for installing a split face travertine tile backsplash {GORGEOUS!} at The DIY Village…

split face travertine backsplash

Melissa from Shabby Love and I both share a love for DIY benches and foot stools (toss in ottomans and chairs for me)…it’s an addiction. She’s sharing her collection (makeovers!) and some exciting news too {congratulations, Melissa!}.

DIY benches and stools

DIY play kitchens are so fun. Check out this cutey at always Preparing for Peanut…

diy play kitchen

Stunning Belgian inspired DIY headboard at Interior Salvage {I seriously am tempted to list our sleigh bed on Craigs list…just to work on a DIY headboard!}…

DIY belgian headboard

A kitchen command center in a busy home is a necessity. Ashley at Domestic Imperfection has the perfect spot…

kitchen command center

Wow, wow, wow! Pam shared her awesome DIY barn door reveal…

diy barn door tutorial

Tricia from Simplicity in the South shares her awesome ideas for organization of an office closet.

office closet organization

There’s a great DIY living room reveal over at Counting it All Joy, so many creative DIY projects…

family room DIY

Kristel at the Velvet Door has been making some changes in their master bedroom and I’m loving what I’m seeing!

master bedroom update

There’s some room revealing going on at A Few of My Favorite Things and I have to tell you…room reveals ARE one of my favorite things! Check out the befores and afters.

kitchen before after

Brenda from Cottage4C beat me to this project. I’ve had the materials for nearly a year. It’s such an inspiration to see her transformation {motivation to get ‘er done}. Beef up those baseboards

big beautiful baseboards

See more of last week’s DIY, some free printables, winter mantels, top 2012 project posts and a sprinkling of recipes here.

Hoping to share some DIY this week, but in all seriousness, I’m on a cleaning streak. Home visitation for rescuing a sweet furbaby coming up and it’s as if I’m nesting. Everything must be perfect (we’re talking cleaning out closets, cupboards, etc…crazy, right?!).

Now let’s see YOUR DIY! Time to “show off”…

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DIY Project Parade and DIY Highlights

Hey DIY friends! It’s time for the DIY Project Parade and Highlights. Time for inspirational ideas for projects in the new year, seeing what you’ve been up to. I have a feeling most everyone is thinking about organization. Something about starting a fresh new year with the de-cluttering that packing up Christmas does. I look forward to you joining the party and ‘showing off’ your DIY.

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You might be wondering “where have you been?!” It’s not like me to not blog consistently. You may have noticed the new header…just a little cleaner (although I’m no graphic designer) and a little tweak here and there at DIY Show Off. I’ve also just been working on some new 2013 goals that I will share with you later this week. Plus…auto-focus is not working on my camera. Have you ever tried manual-focus. Imagine not being able to find your glasses when you wake up in the morning…fuzzy vision. That’s what my pictures are looking like.

Last week’s party was filled with motivation and inspiration AND so many amazing 2012 DIY recap round ups…you have been busy! I love it! Here are some projects packed with ‘wow’!

I didn’t have a chance to let these ladies know they were being featured yet…sorry, girls! Part of my new schedule will work in time for comments. So, Surprise! Please feel free to grab an “I’m Featured” button to ‘show off’. 

Dress up your decor to celebrate winter with an easy bookpage snowflake wreath at Number Fifty Three…

easy bookpage snowflake wreath

Protect furniture with these cute DIY cork coasters from Living and Learning with Luisa…

cork coaster DIY

Loving the DIY kitchen table at Zefi’s, along with her cute thrifty kitchen chairs (not shown)…

DIY kitchen table

You won’t want to miss her awesome wood shed either…

wood shed

What a clever idea from Rain on a Tin Roof – a vintage Coke crate turned tie organizer.

coke crate tie holder

Did you see the chevron ceiling Pamela from PB&J Stories shared with us, teasing us with a sneak peek of a baby girl nursery design. Stunning!

PB&Jstories Nursery Chevron Ceiling

Sweet stenciled nightstand makeover at The Golden Sycamore…

stenciled nightstand

Even virtual guests get a visual treat with the guest bedroom updates at Cedar Hill Ranch…lovely!

guest room updates

Meredith’s talented mom created a beautiful cottage bedroom filled with lots of love, DIY and special treasures just for Meredith’s & Gwyneth’s visits…

cottage bedroom

My goodness, what a sweet eclectic little girl’s room at LaurenRebecca…l ove.love.love.

eclectic little girls room

Elyse from Shabby Sweet Tea Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for a kitchen cabinet makeover. I just love the power of paint. Look how pretty…

painted kitchen cabinets

Now let’s see what you’ve been up to! Time to “show off”…

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DIY Project Parade and DIY Highlights

Helloooo friends! It’s nearing the end of 2012. The past week has been filled with Christmas celebrations around here and little DIY. But last week’s DIY party had some great end of year DIY projects shared.

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Here are a few DIY highlights…

You’ll want to tuck away a few of these holiday decorating ideas for next year. Lynda at Focal Point Styling shares her designs and inspiration…

holiday mood board

Red snowflake boots {adorable!!!} at Creative Cain Cabin…

red snowflake boots

If you’re not getting the real thing like we are (a foot of snow and still falling), turn out a few of these beautiful 3D paper snowflakes shared by the Pin Junkie…

3D paper snowflakes

Christina shared a simmering potpourri recipe – such a cute gift idea but I’m wanting to whip up a batch for our home too…

simmering potpourri recipe

Painting furniture is definitely on my 2013 DIY list of things to do. This beauty by The Velvet Glove is inspiring…

painted dresser

For 2013 gift giving. I’ve googled and attempted (and have been successful too) at some creative money origami ideas for gifts, but loving this creative money gift idea from Linda at Succulent Sisters…and hey, one size fits all!

money gift idea

an amazing kitchen makeover before and after at Running for Lemons…

kitchen makeover @Running for Lemons

a sweet gallery wall with hanging tips from Framed Frosting…

tips for hanging a gallery wall @Framed Frosting

and the last project linked up last week, was this awesome mini-mudroom reveal at The Diligent One…wow!

mini mudroom reveal @The Diligent One

Did you reflect and revisit your 2012 projects? I did…it always feels so good to see what was accomplished.

2012 DIY recap

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Now, let’s see what you’ve been up to! Feel free to link your best of 2012 posts as well!

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Merry Christmas, happy holidays, DIY friends!

Merry Christmas

I’ve been enjoying the links from last week’s DIY Project Parade. If you find yourself with extra time {what’s that?!}, be sure to visit the links that catch your eye too.

Here are the posts I shared this past week…

Christmas in the dining room

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Eclectic Christmas decorating and a ribbon wreath tutorial

stair landing Christmas time

Christmas card holder {and photo display} and candle holder…

DIY Christmas Card Holder

There’s still time to link up your Christmas tree here…

Christmas Tree Contest

Do you have something DIY related to share? I know it’s been a busy week with holiday shopping, cleaning, baking, gift wrapping. T’is the season! Let’s get this party started!

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If you have a DIY project to share this week, please do so. I enjoy seeing your creativity. You’re inspiring. And I look forward to visiting you.

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We’re all remembering the children and educators lost on December 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. My heart is broken. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and community.

thoughts and prayers for Sandy Hook

I came across this site: Hugs for Sandy, where you can upload and share your children’s thoughts, pictures and letters for the Sandy Hook Elementary School community. I think it’s something my girls would have liked to have contributed to when they were younger, a way to show their love. Beth from Home Stories A to Z also shared advice and thoughts on ‘how to talk to your kids about school shootings‘. A Google search showed several ways to donate in order to help.

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If you haven’t seen it this past week, I revealed our sitting room at Christmas time. It’s a place where the sun shines when it rises, a peaceful little area in our home. It’s where you’ll find me in the mornings with a cup of tea and a thankful heart {as well as a heavy heart, prayers and tears the past few days}.

I will share highlights from last week’s party this coming week. Thank you for stopping by today. Thank you always for your friendship, support and for visiting today. I’m sending you the BIGGEST hug, dear friends.

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