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DIY vintage inspired baubles Last week I showed you the vintage Christmas tree decorations that I bought from Sunbury antiques market and on Sunday I showed you the gorgeous vintage Christmas tree decorations from Citrus and Orange and Loretoidas. Inspired by all these vintage baubles I decided to paint cheap plastic silver baubles with nail polish and dust them in vintage glitter to match my Vintage Christmas theme. I love how the polish gives them a worn look but still gives them a little shimmer and is a great way to use up old nail polish! Monogram Printable This is Part 2 in a series of 3 about Decorating Ideas Using DIY Monograms. In my post yesterday, I showed you how I took a monogram that I made on my computer into a way to decorate objects around your house or to embellish a gift. Today I am going to show you how to create a monogram in Microsoft Word. Photoshop Elements users: Click here to go to my post on how to Make a Monogram in Photoshop Elements.

Ikea hacked coffee table turned upholstered ottoman furniture Published on November 6th, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker Materials: Klubbo coffee table Description: When I first moved into my place, I purchased an inexpensive coffee table from IKEA. Beaded snowflakes To match my Vintage Christmas theme in a colour palette of snowy white, pale rose, vintage pink, icy mint, faded aqua, mushroom and lots of glamorous gold. I have made a cluster of glamorous, shimmery, sparkly beaded snowflakes. Here's how... Beaded snowflakes Tools and Materials Printable Monograms I have a serious case of Spring fever. Spring and warm weather cannot arrive fast enough as far as I am concerned. Do you feel the same way? To help coax its arrival, I have been adding pops of fresh cheery color all over my house. I have been working on many projects – the mirror I posted about earlier in the week was the first. While I was waiting for paint to dry on another project, I decided to give my sewing machine stool a face lift.

15 Cool Alcove Beds Home design DIY Kids Weddings Fashion and Style FOOD Cool stuff 15 Cool Alcove Beds Paper Rosettes The lovely peeps at new craft store Mushi Makes also sent me Tildas star tissue paper in grey brown. So to match my Vintage Christmas theme I have started making paper rosettes in the pretty tissue paper. Some to hang on my white Christmas tree and some smaller ones as cake toppers! Here's how... Paper Rosettes Simple Drop Earrings Happy Monday. If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook then you know I am in Michigan right now at the Ford Conference and going to the International Auto Show tomorrow. It has been a wonderful trip so far and I have gotten to meet bloggers from all over the world -Indonesia, South Africa, and, Spain.

My Craft Cabinet Happy weekend everyone. I have a fun post for you today, one that many of you have been asking me about since I started blogging. I have posted about the big armoire in my studioffice before, but today I am going to show you it – up close and personal. A detailed peek inside to show you some of the stuff I keep on-hand so I can create just about anything I need quickly. I call it my craft cabinet or my own little craft store in my house. I have been creating for many years and have collected lots of goodies to use in my projects – most of it I store in this armoire.

6 Summer Bunk Bed Rooms Whether you have a large family or a busy summer house, a bunk room is an ideal solution for accommodating lots of guests. Here are some of our favorites. This nautical-inspired bunk room in a Hamptons home by Steven Gambrel features lots of room for storage with built-ins and under-bed drawers. Custom netting provides safety for the top bunks. Make Bracelets: Video Up-cycled Beaded Silk Wrap Bracelet Tutorial Irish Linen Sparkly Wrap Bracelet Tutorial Beaded Wrap Bracelet – Waxed Irish Linen Tutorial Paper Towel Holder I saw this Cucina Paper Towel Holder in the Pottery Barn catalog recently and immediately thought of my daughter – she is into kitchen stuff, loves to cook, and into green living– note the un-bleached paper towel roll. I wanted to get one for her for Christmas, but with tax, shipping, and handling it would cost over $50. So instead of buying one, I did a Pottery Barn Knock-Off of it using old wooden utensils I had. The Pottery Barn one is on the left. I didn’t have a fork as decorative or long enough for the center of the holder, so I switched the utensils around to make my Pottery Barn knock off version on the right. This was very easy to make.

To Faux or Not to Faux: Which is Better? The owners of this kitchen saved big bucks giving their old kitchen cabinets a faux finish. The new treatment gives the cabs a whole new feel to be sure, but I kinda liked the old feel better. How about you? Do you take to the darker color? And just so the rest of the kitchen doesn't feel left out, here's a shot of the 'before':

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