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

 

DIY Chair Sash Bow Tutorial

DIY Chair Sash Bow Tutorial

Put a bow on it.  That’s my mantra. Bows just make everything cuter. I have grand plans to repaint my black kitchen table and chairs one day.  I am kind of over the dark black and want to lighten them up at bit.  In the meantime, I busted out some fabric from the Online Fabric Store and added some bows to the back. \

And today on Cyber Monday you can get $15 off an order of $75 with the code “INFARRANTLY15”.  Plus they have over 100 fabrics already reduced to 30% off including the one I used for today’s project.

chair-bows

Fabric Wall Art Decor

Fabric Wall Art Decor

I get asked often how to decorate large walls inexpensively.  Buying art or frames adds up when you have lots of space to cover.  I always come back to saying, “Wrap canvases in fabric.”  The fabric choices are endless and really are works of art in themselves.  So when I set out to decorate the planked and 2” x 4” shelves I knew I would use fabric to bring pops of color to that wall.  Now you can look for deals on canvases to wrap or you can make your own for EVEN CHEAPER.  Here’s how.

fabric wall art decor

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.

Top Tips for Painting Fabric

Top Tips for Painting Fabric

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.