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Current. 1/31/17
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Finished. 4/1/17

DIY Tilted Pot Planter. This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark.

DIY Tilted Pot Planter

All opinions are 100% mine. Is it finally warm where you are? I know some places had snow on the ground for quite a while. Here in Florida, we've already been sweltering for weeks (maybe months). And I've been wanting to spruce up our curb appeal to get us looking "spring fresh" for just as long. Supplies A variety of clay pots in different sizes 1 piece of rebar... mine was 5' Moisture Control Potting Mix A variety of colorful plants... pick what you like!

Here my kids are running the isles of the garden center as we picked out flowers. Step 1 (optional): Paint your pots I chose to spray paint my clay pots using spray paint from my garage to add even more color. Step 2: Hammer your rebar into the ground. I made sure it went in a good foot or so. Step 3: Place your largest pot over the rebar and fill with potting mix.

Stenciled Curtains Tutorial. I painted some more curtains (remember these?)

Stenciled Curtains Tutorial

And I didn't use tape this time thanks to Royal design Studio... I feel so grown up. I bought our living room curtains the week we moved in to our rental since there was nothing on the back french doors or windows and it creeped me out to stare into black nothingness every night. Since the ceilings are really tall in here, the doors and windows required 110" curtains. That's just to get from the very edge of the top of the doors to the floor. Tutorial: Duvet Cover. I made a duvet cover.

Tutorial: Duvet Cover

Wanna learn? DIY Moroccan-Style Wall Stencil Tutorial. **UPDATE!

DIY Moroccan-Style Wall Stencil Tutorial

If you have any trouble making your walls snazzy, visit my FAQ post on this tutorial. Royal Design Studio Stencil Giveaway! Pages Royal Design Studio Stencil Giveaway!

Royal Design Studio Stencil Giveaway!

Big news people. BIG. NEWS. I'm giving away free stuff! Gone are the days of country bumpkin apples stenciled around your kitchen, remember those? Thrift Store Desk. Earlier this week I posted the above photo on Facebook of my little corner-of-the-room sewing space.

Thrift Store Desk

This is just that, a small corner in our guest room I claimed as mine... all mine. No kid toys, no junk mail, no half-done ripped out coloring pages... just pretty. AND, this "pretty" I'm talking about is the DIY kinda pretty; made up of thrift store finds, dumpster dives, and DIY projects... including the desk (which is really what this is all about).

Before we get to the trash to treasure desk, let me explain! Mirror: $10 - GoodwillClock: $1 - Garage Sale (and it works!) That's right. So where did I get the desk? I seriously looked twice, maybe 3 times, at the masking tape price sticker. This picture actually makes it look in good shape... it was not. It took a week or so of glueing, sanding, filling, painting, and airing-out. How to Make Pocket Top Curtains. How to make pocket top curtains.

How to Make Pocket Top Curtains

I finally did it! I finished the curtains for our bedroom only 1 year after deciding to make curtains for the bedroom. haha Longest. Project. Ever. You see, our bedroom in this rental has blinds. Easy Curtain Shelf. Have you even bought or made curtains only to find out the curtain rod you want is just as expensive as the curtains themselves?

Easy Curtain Shelf

File Cabinet Update. Have you ever looked around your house and realized something you have is incredibly ugly?

File Cabinet Update

And it's not a new thing, it's something you've just had forever and since you've had it so long, you kind of get immune to its appearance. It's just always been that way and you walk past it every day and never give it a second thought. Like that chair the kids destroyed with milk and Play Dough or that awful CD storage shelf thing you had in your college dorm that you just haven't parted with yet. That was the case with our file cabinet(s). Outdoor Herringbone Shim Art. Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Glidden® paint through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select.

Outdoor Herringbone Shim Art

While I was compensated to write a post about Glidden paint, all opinions are my own. I’m starting to see the teeniest bit of light at the end of the tunnel for the back porch makeover. I’ve worked on some seating and a new grill but I still needed something for those bland walls. Paint is the easiest way to remedy blandness but since we are renting, painting the actual walls was out of the question. However, I knew I could add some color there in a temporary way with paint, creativity, and some DIY craftiness. For the paint, I purchased 2 quarts of Glidden paint in a flat exterior finish. Love this combo! So lets get started. Supplies: · Paint – 2 quarts of Glidden paint (I used exterior flat finish) · Shims – you’ll need a couple packs (I used about 80 total)· Scrap wood for the back · Wood Glue · Various tools/hardware Step 1: Paint your shims. Lay them out to dry. Step 2: Keep going! Easy Way to Update Old Decor with Paint. This is a sponsored post on behalf of Plaid and FolkArt Paint and Stencils.

All opinions are my own. DIY Kindle Case. Ya'll. I'm going on a cruise. Like going tomorrow. I know, crazy. It's the kids' spring break and I've been in laundry and packing mode all day. Flip flops, bathing suits, shorts, sun block– all packed. I think she's finally hit that point where it's not work to read anymore and she's discovered that books can be funny, scary, happy, exciting... everything a movie can be. So, since I knew the cruise was coming up, and since I had some pretty cute fabric in my stash, I decided to take a crack at making a case for her new Kindle.

Supplies: 2 coordinating fabrics, approximately 20" x 10" eachSmall scrap of fabric for pocket Interfacing, 20" x 10"Double fold bias tape, 1 packageSmall Button or Velcro. Anthropologie Plate Art Knockoff Tutorial. Supplies 30 plates - I got mine at Dollar Tree for a buck! (you might want to buy a couple extras just incase... trust me)Something to hang the plates with - I used 30 medium Command Strips. You could use actual plate hangers but they were too expensive for me (around $3 each). While They Snooze.