5 Ways to Makeover a Light

5 Ways to Makeover a Light

Unless you just finished building a new home….chances are pretty high that you have at least one light fixture in your home that isn’t exactly your style. The fixtures that were installed back in the 90’s might not be what floats your boat in 2015. If you get creative, there are plenty of ways to update your lighting without shopping at Restoration Hardware and calling in an electrician.

5 Ways to Makeover Your Outdoor Furniture

5 Ways to Makeover Your Outdoor Furniture

I really believe that having outdoor furniture is a key to getting the most use out of your outdoor spaces. If you’ve been thinking that patio or lawn furniture is way out of your budget, think again! A little imagination and some spray paint can go a long way to making your dreams of comfy seating outside come true. Check out these 5 Ways to Makeover Outdoor Furntire.

5 Ways to Make a Sliding Barn Door

5 Ways to Make a Sliding Barn Door

One of the trends I’ve been trying to figure out how to incorporate into my own home is the sliding barn door. Up until recently, barn doors were a high-end privacy solution, due to the expense of the specialized hardware required to make them slide. Fortunately, intrepid DIYers have been working on money-saving solutions to that! This is no longer a design feature that is out of reach. Here are five examples of barn doors that homeowners designed and installed themselves. Enjoy!

5 Ways to Redo a Dining Room Table

5 Ways to Redo a Dining Room Table

With the holidays approaching, it’s fun to think of gathering loved ones for shared meals and conversations. Anticipating a full house for Thanksgiving or Christmas means that many of you are figuring out exactly where to seat all of your dinner guests. Today I’m going to share five inspiring dining table makeovers with you. I’d encourage you to check out these makeovers not just for the tips on painting and staining, but for some terrific source ideas if you are looking for a different table.

5 Ways to Get This Look: Mudroom with Built-Ins

5 Ways to Get This Look: Mudroom with Built-Ins

Newsflash: kids come with stuff. We deal with toy clutter year round, and you know what else we deal with year round? Outdoor clothing and equipment. In the winter there are coats and boots, in the summer we have towels, suits, bubbles, and balls. So when I spotted these mudroom lockers in Traditional Home I was inspired. Here are five ways to get mudroom built-ins, with an emphasis on budget-friendly, DIY projects. Enjoy!

Painted Striped Antique Trunk

Painted Striped Antique Trunk

Hi Infarrantly Creative friends! It’s Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs and I’m back to share a simple update to an old trunk that anyone can do. A few weeks ago, I found a beaten up antique trunk at a thrift store for only $7. Yes, $7! I love thrifting! Once cleaned up, it was a little better, but it still needed a wow! Inspired by the latest issue of HGTV magazine, I created a bright, modern take on an old trunk.

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

 

Upcycled Painted T-Shirt Skirt
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Upcycled Painted T-Shirt Skirt

I am on a t-shirt kick this week.  Did you see the scarf and dress I made for Kayla already? I thought it would be fun to paint stripes on an old t-shirt (that got accidentally bleached – DOH!) and turn it into a ruffled striped skirt for my daughter.  Now I did this project a couple of years ago and my daughter still wears the skirt. While is is almost ready to be passed down on the hand-me-down train I thought we could retake a look at it once more before that happens.

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Vintage Metal Magazine Rack Revamp

Vintage Metal Magazine Rack Revamp

Well, it is official, after a year and a half my guest room is complete. I will show you the room in its entirety later this week.  ROOM REVEAL ALERT!  Woo hoo! The last and final touch was a little magazine rack I found at the same auction I got the vintage sheet that I made into a skirt, and the little chevron stool.  It was very tarnished but I loved the vintage metal look and thought it would be a great place to store my decor magazines.  Spray paint to the rescue!

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