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Current. 1/10/17
Finished. 3/26/17

How-to Make Plate Hangers. Basket Fabric Lids. I like many of you – am in super organizing mode.

Basket Fabric Lids

The New Year always deserves a fresh start and I am going through every room of my house purging all the clutter and organizing the rest. One way I try to tame what is left is to place the stuff into decorative baskets. Office Chair Makeover. This is my desk chair.

Office Chair Makeover

It was in a photo on a previous post I did about organizing my creative space. You can find more in my post, here, Getting Organized. A few of you asked me if I was going to do a post about the chair. So I decided, why wait – here is: Paint a Rug on Your Floor. I painted this rug on my mudroom floor about 14 years ago.

Paint a Rug on Your Floor

I call it my antique rug nowadays as as it is getting a little shabby. The hardwood floor in this room is going to be re -done soon and the rug will have to be sanded off for refinishing. I will miss it, but I am eager for the look of darker hardwood – all shiny and new. I previously painted a rug on a friend’s porch as a project for my book, Instant Decorating. When we moved into this house, I didn’t want a rug in this room because it would just get in the way. Cardboard Window Valance. Craft Cart with Wheels. Earlier this week as I have been sitting in front of the television watching the Olympics, I made some decorative items.

Craft Cart with Wheels

I had stuff, craft supplies, and trash all over the place and thought – there has to be a better way to bring all my crafting supplies next to the sofa in a neat and orderly way. I needed a craft cart with wheels of some sort. So with that in mind, I went to Target to see what they had. I wanted something pretty, not just a plastic drawer cart.

Easy Ribbon Organizer. No Sew Cushion Cover. I have been trying to get all my overdue outdoor projects done this past week.

No Sew Cushion Cover

I have been pretty successful. I wish I could tell you that I just love to do these projects, but that would be lying. The biggest reason this project is complete in a timely manner is because friends are coming to stay with us for a few days. This was the motivating factor in my sudden burst of energy to give this swing that hangs from the pergola on our deck a makeover.

I don’t think there is anything more motivating to get DIY projects done than having guests to your home whether it be for over night or a party. No Sew Window Treatment. As you know by now – I LOVE FALL.

No Sew Window Treatment

The first full AUTUMN day will soon be here – its official calendar start date – September 23 . Today it is cool and I am loving it. I wore a long sleeve shirt and jeans and was shivering in the crisp cool air. I know it is a little tease and it is going to get HOT again but I tried to enjoy it all the same. Home Office and Craft Room. No Sew Drapes. In my last post I showed you how I made an inexpensive curtain rod and finals.

No Sew Drapes

This post is the tutorial for how I made the no sew drapes and or curtains that are hanging from that rod and finials. I used fabric yardage, but you can use flat sheets. You can find them sold separately for a few dollars a piece at Walmart. Add Molding to a Bathtub. I am happy to say that I have made lots of progress this week with the bathroom makeover.

Add Molding to a Bathtub

I have ripped out the baseboards, scrubbed the floor to see if it could be saved, painted the top section of the wall, and built a decorative frame for the bathtub using molding. My home was the builders “Spec” home – pretty basic – no real tub or tile, just one of those molded tubs complete with its own wall. I have always loved when tubs have decorative molding along the front to accent them and decided to do it for this bathroom. Decorative Screen. One of the projects in my book, Instant Decorating was a DIY decorative fireplace screen I made to accent the décor in my family room.

Decorative Screen

I made it using a cardboard sewing pattern cutting board that you can buy at fabric stores. It comes folded like a decorative screen so half the work is already done for you. No Sew Window Valance. Finally after all the hard work I have been doing in my hall bathroom, I have been rewarded – it is all coming together just as I had envisioned.

No Sew Window Valance

No snafus or problems. Yes! I love it when that happens – which usually is NEVER – as in DIY decorating land there is always a glitch. I have seen more than my share of them – this room is the exception. Ribbon Organization Idea. Want some ribbons? I have way too many that are in disarray. I promised myself I would get my studioffice organized before the holiday season begins so I can work more efficiently and that means ribbon organization, too.

Well September is almost over -time to get a move on and get it done! DIY Tricks & Tips. Creative Wall #1. This is step 1. There are five parts to this craft room organization wall project: Organize Your Tools; How to Make a Gift Wrap Organizer; How to Make a $20 Photo Studio; How to Add Crown Molding to a Craft Wall. I have been a little off schedule since I last posted. I wish I could tell you that I have been hard at work on my craft room organization making the “Creative Wall” in the Studioffice, but last week’s weather was a gift and I headed outside to enjoy it. Creative Wall #2. This is step 2. There are five parts to this craft room organization wall project: Make Your Creative Wall Frames; How to Make a Gift Wrap Organizer; How to Make a $20 Photo Studio; How to Add Crown Molding to a Craft Wall. If you have been following me the past week, you know I have been working on the “Creative Wall” in my craft room… aka… my Studioffice.

This wall side of the room in general is where I create – hence the name I have given the room as it is more than just a home office – it is a creative studio + office = Studioffice. I am making this room everything I need it to be – Creative Wall #4. This is step 4. There are five parts to this craft room organization wall project: Make Your Creative Wall Frames; Organize Your Tools; How to Organize Gift Wrap; How to Add Crown Molding to a Craft Wall. I have been hard at work on the Creative Wall and now have all 3 frames completed. The only thing I need to add is the crowning touch to the wall. I will show you that next week.

This 3rd frame on the Creative Wall is my mini photo studio. No Slip Hangers. Quick and Easy DIYs. Creative Wall #5. This is step 5. There are five parts to this craft room organization wall project: Make Your Creative Wall Frames; Organize Your Tools; How to Organize Gift Wrap; How to make a $20 Photo Studio. I finally finished it – the “Creative Wall” in my studioffice – a.k.a. my craft room. I now have a craft room that is highly organized. Make Over An Office Chair. What's In My DIY Decorators Toolbox ? Finalgarden tool. Make a Pillow Cover. Framed Alphabet Photography. Make a Cut Out Monogram. Fabric Covered Boxes. Paper Towel Holder. My Craft Cabinet. Simple Drop Earrings. Printable Monograms. Monogram Printable. Painted Dish Towel Rack. Faux Carrara Marble Painting. No Sew Window Treatments. Hide Cords on a Wall Mounted TV. How To Paint a Rug on the Floor.

10 Minute Decorating Idea: Kitchen. Installing a Swivel TV Mount and Hiding TV Cords + Cable Box. Painting Trim. DIY Storage Crate Seat. DIY Desk Drawer Dividers. Craft Room Work Table. Craft Room Tour. In My Own Style.