That DIY Party

It’s that time of the week again! Were you painting or crafting or all geared up in safety glasses sporting power tools? Hey, inquiring minds want to know! It’s time to ‘show off’ your DIY projects!

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And the party hasn’t changed…only the name. Same day, starts on Sundays at 9 a.m. and runs through Friday evening. Still the same theme…all DIY. Only the name has changed. DIY Project Parade is now officially called “That DIY Party”. And as always, you’re invited!

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Last week at DIY Show Off,  I shared a couple of quick DIY projects I had been working on:

The snow and frigid temps here in the Pittsburgh area have finally given me cabin fever. I took a few hours to create a new header for something fresh and new. Did you notice? I’m no graphic designer but I’m happy with my DIY attempt at cleaning up my online home.

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A black vinyl thrift store headboard … imagine sticking to that when it’s hot? Well, it has a new look with drop cloth upholstery and tufted buttons…much better and more comfortable. Looks like a $250+ version, doesn’t it?

before and after headboard

And the sliding door in the dining room is the first hint of spring here in our home, a beautiful chartreuse paint job covers up a dingy dirty white. It still feels neutral enough to coordinate with my eclectic style but adds a pop of color.

painted door after

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Here are some more awesome inspiring DIY highlights from last week…I have to tell you, it’s hard to choose! You guys are awesome and inspiring! And with nearly 200 links to go through, I have a rough time not highlighting every single one! Thank you for ‘showing off’ your hard work!

I’ve been collecting yardsticks from yard sales all last year and am so inspired by the beautiful yardstick topped table makeover at Bliss Ranch. It just adds so much fun and character in her entryway and it’d be great in a craft room…no misplaced tape measures, rulers or yardsticks.

Bliss Ranch Yardstick Topped Table

Did you catch this super cute boys bathroom makeover from Julie at Being Home? Amazing before and after, adorable accents.

Being Home Boys Bathroom Makeover

Janel from Nellie Bellie revealed one AWESOME mudroom transformation with some pretty amazing DIY projects including the perfect pipe leg bench

Nellie Bellie Mud Room

Brittany from Smart Girl Style had the clever-est idea (love the pallet headboard too)…giving inexpensive clamp lamps a coat of paint. Instant DIY reading lamps. Cre-A-tive!

Smart Girl Style DIY reading lamps

I’ve seen this featured elsewhere but couldn’t help giving a shout out too in case you missed it. I am in love with this DIY No Sew Rolled Window Valance from Kristine at the Painted Hive. Function + beauty and quick & easy but she had me at vintage ticking. Gets me every time.

The Painted Hive No Sew Roller Valance

Okay, you might see my cat donning these for Valentine’s day because even if you don’t have a precious little one, don’t they just capture your heart? Or maybe it’s the darling baby legs…but dang, these Valentine Sweater Leg Warmers from Chelsea at Making Home Base are super sweet, aren’t they?…

Making Home Base Valentine Sweater Leg Warmers

Mandy at Tarheel Charm just made my life a little easier. I hate cleaning the fridge. I love that my husband does the cooking but he doesn’t share my neat-freak-ness when it comes to a clean fridge. And cleaning those cold glass shelves is never a fun job. Mandy’s DIY fridge mats using placemats is a genius idea! Just remove and clean. I cannot wait to get started…except the cleaning before the mats part. Not excited about that.

Tarheel Charm DIY fridge liners

Holy….wow! There are so many fantastic inspiring ideas {and pictures} for an awesome good time at a construction truck themed party over at Vixen Made.

Vixen Made Construction Truck Themed Party

You know we’re welcoming a new family member in the near future (dog!) and how sweet is this project from Pondered Primed Perfect? I’m so inspired to start creating dog-related projects like Sherry’s custom silhouette doggy bag. This is going in my inspiration files for sure. Adorable!

Pondered Primed Perfect Custom Silhouette Stenciled Bag

Pallets are a popular DIY material and you’re going to want to head over to OPC’s The Better Half for “Pallet 101“…a must read or pin for later reference for helpful tips when working with pallets.

OPC The Better Half Pallet 101

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

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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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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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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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