In honor of President’s Day I thought I would show my love of our country by making a patriotic pillow of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln with penny button details. Now this pillow doesn’t get much use. However, I do pull it out for the week after Valentine’s Day and again near the 4th of July. And everyone always comments on how
crazy it is much they like the pillow.
Welcome to Day 2 of the 2013 Summer Tour of Homes. Thank you to Gina from Shabby Creek Cottage for wrangling all of us creative gals and organizing this tour – it is like herding cats I tell you. The way this tour works is you start at Shabby Creek Cottage’s home and at the bottom will be the next home to gawk at admire and so on and so forth. At the end of the week you should be able to see 25 amazing bloggers’ homes. Today is Day 2 and I am the first stop on this tour. So let’s get this ball rolling…
There’s something special about an ultra-feminine bedroom. Pictures of rooms like this one (found at Crooks and Nannies) are total eye-candy, and get me excited about decorating for Kayla when she gets bigger! It wouldn’t be hard to replicate any of the elements of this room, but I found five with corresponding tutorials from talented folks around Blogland. Check out five ways to get this look DIY style!
Carmel from Our Fifth House is back sharing her spray painted nightstand. Who says furniture can’t be pink? I love it and the story behind it is even better. If you are one who hates painting over wood avert your eyes – it is pink alright!
Just because a dining area is part of the kitchen doesn’t mean it can’t be as pretty as a separate, formal dining room. Casual doesn’t automatically mean frumpy or boring! I found proof of that in this inspiration photo from Better Homes & Gardens. I challenged myself to find 5 DIY projects to recreate this look.
I inherited a secretary desk from my grandma when my family moved her into a nursing home. My mom remembers it being in her house when they were growing up. So obviously I remembered it being in grandma’s house when I used to visit. I feel incredibly lucky to have it in my house now since it is a piece of my family’s history but made one small change to make it perfect.