Fun DIY at 2159

Meet Sarah from 2159. A new homeowner with a DIY drive to make her new home her own. She’s off to an awesome start!  Here are some great projects.  Click the link to the original post for more details on her creativity and fun eclectic style.

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Yikes! This coffee table before has seen better days…

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but underneath all that wear and tear is a good solid beauty. Sarah wanted something with character and after a little DIY creative ingenuity, I’d say she succeeded…

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I love it!

Oh-la-la framed print pizzazz! Sarah added a little lace to update mats.

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So pretty!

And finally…her dining room before and after. I LOVE the DIY details and there’s a LOT of them!

Before: I see potential!

STUNNING! Is this really the same house?

Love the fun colors and beautiful board and batten/picture rail….

Check out that beautiful ceiling!

Sarah – you’re doing a beautiful job! Wow!  Thank you so much for sharing your hard work and beautiful style. 🙂

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In other news:

Woo hoo! Check this out (with links to some b-e-a-U-tiful DIY projects…Amy has her work cut out for her. I’d never be able to choose just one)!

 x 2! I’m keeping my fingers crossed!   Check it out and leave a comment about your favorite (ahem…I won’t be be too upset if you <3 all of them. I just might agree with you! 🙂 

Excited for my painted/stenciled floor to be featured today at

DIY Project Parade ~ Dining Room, Faux Fireplace Fix and Banner

It’s been a busy week but I managed something small. We found this old fireplace mantel/surround in the barn when we moved in. I love that it’s original to the house and new I wanted to add it to a wall in our dining room.  I love the flexibility of moving things around, so I boxed it in so it is ‘freestanding’ and not attached permanently to the wall.

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DIY Show Off – Dining Room Transformation

Our Dining Room Makeover:

Our dining room (before) when we bought the house:

Then:

Before:

See that nasty carpet?

These ugly tiles were on the ceiling.

Then…Russ & stepdad, Butch put up smooth/pretty drywall ceiling! Love it!

Hardwood floors refinished. Here’s a peek of floor:

What we did:
  • Took down old ceiling tiles
  • Installed smooth drywall ceiling
  • Ripped out old filthy carpet
  • Sanded and poly’d hardwood floor
  • New light fixture
  • Painted
Christmas 2010:

Spring 2011…new distressed bamboo floor:

Decorated for fall…

Door before…

Door now…

When we bought the house…

After…

Christmas 2011:

 

Faux fireplace – pallet shelving:

Seasonal dining room mantel:

DIY vintage mantel

Spring:

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summer mantel:

summer garden mantel

Christmas in the dining room 2012

Christmas dish display

along with a new area rug…

Christmas dining room

The sliding door gets a paint job:

painted door after

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DIY Show Off Holiday Highlights Linky Party

 
 
There’s snow in the weather forecast and I can’t hold off any longer. Time to crank the Christmas carols and get into the Christmas spirit! I’ve heard about some other blog linky holiday parties coming up! If you have one coming up, please send me the info! I’d love to share them during my holiday feature so spread the holiday cheer!  
 
 
Who’s thinking about the holidays?  There are 44 days until Christmas. We have a vacation coming up before that, so my plan is to have my decorating done in November. I know I’ve seen a few holiday related posts out there and it’s rubbing off.  I’m ready for Christmas music, twinkly lights and holiday decorating. I recently decorated my dining room for Emily Henderson’s Holiday Guide. Then took it down and decorated for Fall and I’m ready to take that down and start all over again.  Crazy, isn’t it? Here are some of my pictures from the feature:
Natural elements, fresh pine and candles.
 
 
Centerpiece is made up of paper mache reindeer on a bed of pine, 
some brown glass bottles hold candles, 
some serve as bud vases for fresh white roses.
 
Monogrammed placecards:  Stamped book page square, pine sprig tied with ribbon…
Simple but festive…
 
 
 
Even the light fixture looks festive! 
Holiday themed vinyl cutouts on white plates can be changed to reflect any season.



What do you think?
 
Next week, I’ll share a few tutorials of some DIY decorating projects in our dining room.
 
 
See ALL of the DIY Holiday Highlights party links including previous years for TONS of Christmas and holiday inspired decorating and DIY projects!



Please share your holiday posts below!

 
  1. You must use the button above in your blog post or side bar to share the linky love.
  2. Add your permalink (not your blog url, but your holiday project post url which is the web address that goes directly to your holiday project blog post, not your blog address). Feel free to link a Past Post, just be sure add the DIY Holiday Highlights button to your side bar.
  3. Or email your link to thediyshowoff@gmail.com and I will add it for you.
  4. IF YOU’RE STILL IN THE FALL/THANKSGIVING MIND SET, LINK UP TO THE DIY FALL FESTIVAL AT http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com/search/label/Fall%20Festival.
  5. If you notice your link has disappeared please check the content of your post. Is it holiday related? Add the link back to The DIY Show Off to your post today with a quick note to your readers about the party and try again!