Planning to Make a DIY Floor Cushion? Here Are Some Great Ideas!

Planning to Make a DIY Floor Cushion? Here Are Some Great Ideas!

Poufs and plush pillows have been a big trend in home decor for the last couple of years. Look in on just about any decorated show home or family room in a magazine and you’ll see some type of padded seating option for the floor. As entertaining becomes more casual and family based and our options for in-home entertainment increase, there’s a greater need for instant seating. Floor pillows are the answer, folks! Lucky for us, it’s possible to put together some pretty nifty versions of the floor pillow or pouf without needing more than basic sewing skills. Check out these tutorials I found for DIY Floor Pillows.

Recover a Lampshade with Arrow Fabric

Recover a Lampshade with Arrow Fabric

Sometimes you just need a change – a small change. Many times I will add new pillows to change up the look of my space, or a throw or maybe a lampshade.  I found this lampshade for $1 two years ago during an after Christmas sale.  I snagged it up knowing I would recover it someday. With this pretty arrow fabric from Spoonflower I revamped the Christmas shade into a colorful spring shade for my spray painted yellow ombre lamp.

Recover a lampshade with Spoonflower arrow fabric

DIY Painted Striped Curtains for a Boy’s Room

DIY Painted Striped Curtains for a Boy’s Room

I love painting fabric.  I have done my fair share of it as well. My painted stenciled headboard was even featured in Better Homes & Gardens magazine last year.  I also have a great post I put together on my top tips for painting fabric.  When Erin and I were trying to figure out how to add color into her son’s room painting striped curtains went to top of the list – especially when we couldn’t find fabric in the exact colors she was looking for.  Since I had painted curtains previously I knew this would be a simple project – especially with both of us working on it together. It was a great way to tie all the colors we wanted in the room.

DIY striped and painted curtains

 

Sewing Machine Dust Cover

Sewing Machine Dust Cover

Last week I showed you some of the new fabrics from the HGTV Fabric line from Joann Fabrics.  I decided to use the Ring Around Peacock fabric to make a sewing machine dust cover for my Singer 160 machine.  The plastic one that came with it was terrible and I think my hot glue gun had attacked it.  For some reason I kept pushing this project off thinking it would be hard to do.  Once I got started I realized it was so simple and literally took me less than 30 minutes to make.

Painting Fabric – Top Tips for beginners

Painting Fabric – Top Tips for beginners

I have done my fair share of fabric painting and have learned a lot through trial and error.  I love the process of painting on fabric because it really allows you to get the exact color and design you want at a relatively low cost. I thought I would put together a list of recommendations and products that I use to help you achieve maximum results when attempting to paint or stencil fabric.  Here is what I have learned along the way…

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5 Ways to Redo a Vintage Trailer

5 Ways to Redo a Vintage Trailer

Making over a vintage trailer probably isn’t something that most of us are going to have a chance to do…but you never know!  What I do know is that I love it when I see someone take something old and fix it up to give it a new start at life.  So, seeing these once-forgotten camping trailers made fresh and pretty just makes me happy!  Have fun peeking inside these sweet little homes on wheels as I show you 5 Ways to Redo a Vintage Trailer.

5 Ways to Upcycle an Old Sweater

5 Ways to Upcycle an Old Sweater

It’s sweater weather!  I bet that many of you have been doing the same thing we’ve been doing: pulling out the boxes of cold season clothing, and figuring out what can be worn for another year, passed on to someone else in the family, or tossed into the giveaway pile.  You might want to wait a second before you give them the old heave-ho, and check out the tutorials I’ve found for upcycling everything from cable knit to cashmere.