Cover a Lamp Shade in 5 Easy Steps

Creating a custom lamp shade can bring a special and sophisticated touch to any room. By covering your own shade you get unlimited fabric choices and are sure to get the exact look you are going for.

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Blackout Curtains: An Easy How To (I Promise)

Making blackout curtains can seem kind of intimidating but it's actually very easy.

Supplies you'll need for this project:

  • Fabric of choice (how much all depends on the size of your specific curtains)
  • Matching thread
  • Blackout liner
  • Lots of straight pins

Step one is cutting your fabric to the length and width of your choosing.

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Easy and Quick DIY Kids Toys

For my friend's nursery we are trying to be very budget conscious, especially now that we are reaching the end of the project.

So, to make the most with what we have, I whipped up a few toys that we can use as decor, and later on for some fun.

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Easy Playdough Valentine and Free Printable

I knew for my daughter's preschool class I didn't want to give candy for Valentine's Day.  I figured they would all be getting enough of that.  I did want to give them something though that they could play with, so I thought...plahdough!

My daughter LOVES to play with playdough and asks me to make it all the time, so it came naturally to think of putting it into her valentines.

Of course we had to start with making some DIY playdough.

We used this wonderful Jello-O recipe by MPMK.

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Want a New Floor in a Day? Okay!

I cannot stress the ease of putting down peel and stick flooring.  Literally a job that can be done in a day.

This is our story *dun *dun (that would be a Law and Order reference folks).

It began with a layout and a chalk line (the good kind, not the person shaped kind).  

If you are unsure about how to layout your tile, here is a great video tutorial

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To Spray or Not to Spray...A Bathtub that Is

The bathroom remodel it still in paint mode, so today I'm going to discuss my experience with refinishing our bathtub.

When we decided that we wanted to remodel our bathroom, but on a very tight budget, it meant we could not replace our tub, which would have meant replacing all of our tile as well.  So I found a product to refinish the tub instead.  

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Silhouette Cutout Tutorial

I've been helping a friend redecorate her daughter's bedroom.  Everything needed to stay on a very budget friendly basis.  So, in comes the free art.  Well, minus the cost of the Nyttja frames, which were only $12 for six frames. Thanks Ikea!

Since the daughter loves dogs so much, and the room was taking a slightly modern colorful approach, I thought some silhouetting of dogs was in order.

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Create Your Own Holiday Card

With the holidays in full swing the Christmas family photo cards are everywhere. 

The options are endless when it comes to family photo cards.  There are so many places that will do them for you.  All you have to do it pick a card and upload your photos, they do the rest.  One of my favorite sites for this is  I love theirs options, their layouts, and their designs.  So, if that is the road you would like to take then that is my recommendation.  

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DIY Lamp

As I was starting my living room makeover I found some milk glass lamps at Pottery Barn that I really wanted, but again, did not want to pay the price tag.  I got it in my head that I needed to make some of my own.  I really wasn't sure how to do it and so I started with some trial and error experiments.  

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