How to Dress-up an Old Pillow (without using a sewing machine)

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Do you have some old pillows that just aren’t doing it for ya anymore?

Here’s an idea on how to dress up an old pillow for Spring/Summer, without needing a sewing machine!

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I started with an old pillow I had around.

It was pretty boring to begin with, and now that it’s Spring,  I’m ready for some change. It was either throw this pillow in the donation pile, or give it a Spring makeover!

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 I used the Heat Transfer material cut by my Silhouette machine to make the cute bike.

This was really easy, and you iron it on! So all of you who are like me, and aren’t really fond of sewing, this will be perfect for you!

You can do so much with Heat Transfer,…add it to shirts, pillows, bags, towels. I found using it to be easy and there were so many good ideas on line! The Silhouette machine can cut about any design, or words in the Heat Transfer material.

To finish the pillow, I simply hand sewed the pom pom ribbon around the outside.

The entire pillow only took around an hour.

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Right now Silhouette has some really good Heat Transfer and Silhouette Machine sales going on.

So check this out if this is something you think you’d be interested in.

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Monday Funday!

 Hey everyone,

Happy Easter!!!

Thanks for linking up at Monday Funday!

This week I posted on my decorated master bedroom door. Something I felt compelled to do, even though I have 20 more important projects I should be working on!

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It’s par-tay time..!

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C.R.A.F.T. ~ That’s What Che Said ~ Lines Across ~ Creatively
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~ Uncommon Designs

and our special guest hostess is…

Capturing Joy

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This week’s features were picked by Jamie at
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I’ve got baby on the brain! Maxwell is one
month old today! (Here’s ou
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a kid themed week here on Monday Funday! Here are 7 spring time kid
activities and crafts from last week’s party! Fingers crossed the weather in your neck
of the woods is cooperating with spring time outdoor activities!

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1. Magic dough 2. Doorway
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3. DIY sidewalk chalk 4.Playi
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5. Hula girl outfit 6. Silly
putty
7. S
heep cupcakes

…and my personal fave project from last week.

Spring House Tour by Bigger Than the Three of Us.

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Decorate Your Door! (Master Bedroom Door Makeover)

Decorate-Your-Door-RSI have a roof to finish, a yard to put it, a house exterior to paint, and what am I spending my time doing?

…decorating a door.

Door Before Collage,jpgYes, as part of my stairway remodel (that I was supposed to finish in Feb), I decorated my master bedroom door at the top of the stairs. 

The before was nasty! There was still food dribbled down the door from the previous tenants toddlers. Lots of dirt, the 110 yr old door handle had some paint on it. The door also had a gold deadbolt, since the top floor used to be a one bdrm rental.

Master-Bedroom-Door-MakeoveI started with cleaning and painting it, and it had that foam-stick insulation around the exterior which is nearly impossible to get off (The oil method seemed to work best at getting the foam stickiness off, in case you’re wondering). 

Master-Bedroom-Door-Decor-RI soaked the hardware in hot water, and the paint came off with a light scrub. 

Then I took out the deadbolt and filled the hole, sanded and painted over it.

It almost looks rusty in the picture, but it’s actually a cool, old patina.  It looks neat in person.

Arrow-on-door-makeover-RSI finished the door off with these arrows. I’m not so sure where I got the idea, or why I felt the need to do this instead of my zillion of other projects (procrastination possibly?), but I like the way it turned out. 

It feels nice and clean and it’s kind of quirky.

Decorate-Your-Boring-DoorRSI used my Silhouette for the middle one, and the other I cut with my cutting mat and rotary cutter (I cut the arrows and hearts by hand).

Door-Makeover-in-Stairway-RHere’s a glimpse of how the stairway is turning out. I just need to paint a little more trim and fix a couple of the pictures, but my enthusiasm for finishing it has been low now that the sun’s out!

Happy Friday!

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Get away from it all…at Gulf County, Florida.

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County, Florida for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It’s about this time of year that I want to disappear at times. I want to leave the hustle and bustle, the million 1/2 finished projects, the mired of activities, and just get away…..

Get away with just my family. Leave our cell phones behind, and hit the beach with bikes, campfire smores, and comfortable walking shoes.

I dream about ice cream cones, smiles, and times spent together making memories.

Gulf County Florida is one of those picturesque locations for the perfect family getaway.

It embodies the triad of “must haves” for an ideal family vacation.

1. Beautiful nature to enjoy. 

2. Atmosphere and unique culture to be a part of and learn about.

3. Ample opportunities to make precious memories.

So Come visit GCFL .

Located in North West Florida, with 43 miles of gorgeous natural shoreline, surrounded by water, sand, sunsets, and coastal nature there are no high rises, or busy roads for miles. The seaside bike trails, unexpected wildlife encounters, stand-up paddle-boards, and diving areas, offer something for everyone.

After checking out the GCFL website, and the large number of activities and places to go, I think the camping opportunities are my favorite! There are beautiful, non-camping places to stay, but my family loves to camp! Some of these campsites sit right along the bay. There’s nothing better than waking up alongside the beach and making yourself a good cup of coffee with the french press!

My family is high energy and extremely fast paced. When we stay in hotels for vacations we can still go a zillion miles per hour, to the point where sometimes it wears me out! Maybe that’s why I love camping. It creates a slower pace. A pace I enjoy from time to time. Just sitting there with my family, enjoying the campfire, good food and time together.

The other cool thing I want to tell you about is a #GCFLnofilter contest that is being offered. The concept is pretty cool. The theme is no-filter on the Gulf Coast and in life. It’s about loving yourself for who you are. Their saying goes, Be Natural, Be Real, Be You!  Because nothing is more beautiful than getting outside, and living life to it’s fullest! Being healthy; having fun.

To do this, snap a pic of yourself outside, doing what you love. Post your pic to Instagram, and use the hashtag  #GCFLnofilter then tell @gulfcountyfl what you’re doing in your pic and you will be entered to win a free Spring getaway to Gulf County.

Also, for every #GCFLnofilter pic that is posted to Instagram, GCFL will donate $1.00 to Outdoor Nation — a movement helping connect kids and teens back to the outdoors.

 We went hiking the other day, and found a beautiful waterfall at the end of the hike. If you look to the left of the picture, you can see the boys hiking up the falls.

 To see some other #GCFLnofilter pics, go to the Pinterest page at http://www.pinterest.com/gulfcountyfl/at-a-glance/

You can also Like GCFL on Facebook and salute real beauty!

–Katie

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Monday Funday

Hey everyone! Welcome to Monday Funday.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up to.

This week has been crazy. We’ve been re-roofing a garage. Not fun in my opinion!

I’m ready to be done so I can get back to the creative stuff! But for now…

I’ll live vicariously through all of you!

So show me what you’ve been working on!

Welcome to the Party!

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C.R.A.F.T. ~ That’s What Che Said ~ Lines Across ~ Creatively Living ~ Uncommon Designs

and our special guest hostess is…

Capturing Joy

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This week’s features were picked by Trish and Bonnie from Uncommon Designs…

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We are thrilled to have you stop by Monday Funday! We had such a great time going through all the links and picking a few to feature. You guys make our job of picking features really hard…y’all are the best!

Here are our picks from last week’s party

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Stenciled Burlap Bunny Plaques by View From The Fridge ~ Bunny Clothespins by Club Chica Circle ~ Hard Boiled Egg Chicks and Bunnies from Five Heart Home ~ Hoppy Easter Thumbprint Printable from Live Laugh Rowe

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He Is Risen Easter Printable by AKA Design ~ Fabric Scrap Easter Bunny Garland by The Crafty Cupboard ~ Cork Bunny by Adventures in DIY ~ Bunny Brunch by Your Homebased Mom ~ Gold Striped Eggs by Delineate Your Dwelling ~ Felt Chocolate Bunnies by Daisy Mae Belle

…and my personal fave is this Spring porch by Cottage in the Oaks.

I love her porch every season!

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Spring Projects Gallery

Hey everyone,

It’s been one heck of a crazy week here!

The kids are out on Spring Break, and my parents were SOOO awesome to take all five of them, while John and I started replacing the garage roof. Today we spent hiking with the kids, and tomorrow the boys and I will keep working on the roof.

All this to say, it’s been busy and as fun as it is for everyone to read about my garage roof (please sense the sarcasm), I haven’t even had the time to take pictures of my more interesting projects.

So here are my Spring Projects from years past. 

Hopefully they will bring you more inspiration than my garage roof!

Of course if you like pictures of my son and I working on the roof, or the yellow color I finally painted my door last week, please follow me on Instagram.

I hope your Spring is off to a great start!

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Yay! It’s party time!!

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Living

and our special guest hostess
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Kristen from Capturing Joy

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Hi, I’m Katie from Creatively Living. I’m the lucky gal getting to pick the features this week.

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Although I usually choose home renovations and fantastic makeovers for features, I just had to choose some inspirational Spring features this week. Maybe it’s because we finally have some sun where I live, or maybe it’s because I can’t wait for warmer weather. Either way, here are 10 ideas on how to bring Spring into your home! 

Ten Ideas to Add Spring to Your Home

1. DIY Paper Spider Mums by Live Laugh Rowe

2. Free Spring Printables by Sproutz Design

3.  Watercolor and Gold Coasters by Passion Shake

4. Springtime Sea glass from Recycled Bottles by Homework

5. DIY Metallic Eggs by One More Time Events

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1. Spring Art Inspired Tea Towels by Tiny Side Kick

2. How to Make Your Own Fire Pit by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

3. Water Color Flowers by Love Grows Wild

4. Ombre Painted Easter Eggs by Circus Berry

5. Gold Polka Dot Drop Cloth Table Runner by The Happy Housie

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A Newly Renovated Craftsman

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Do you have friends with serious skills?

I do! So I couldn’t miss this opportunity to show you their latest renovation.

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This 1919 Craftsman has been through a full remodel.

It’s the perfect combination of Craftsman charm and modern amenities.

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Everything from the window molding to the oak floors is new to the home, but with all the charm of the Craftsman era. Even this mantel was salvaged from a demolition in the neighborhood. It is probably very similar to the original mantel of this house.

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Let’s talk layout!

I’m not sure if I’ve even seen a layout like this before, but I love it! A completely open kitchen smack-dab in the heart of the house, with a fireplace sitting room and an entertainment area surrounding it.  I don’t usually see a kitchen that is this centrally located.  Perfect for moms and entertainers, because even if you’re prepping in the kitchen, you will always be where the action is.

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…and can you beat that table and built-in seating?

I think this table and seating area could serve for a formal or casual setting.  Pull up some chairs and linens for your holiday meal, or it’s perfectly casual for a snack after sports practice.

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The kitchen is beautiful with bluish-gray tile for the backsplash, new cupboards and appliances.

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Past the kitchen, you can see a peak of the Butler’s Pantry, as well as a fantastic built-in. This built-in gives the feel of an older home, while providing an area for a modern TV and wiring.

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Here’s a picture of the inside of the Butler’s Pantry right off the kitchen.

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Both bathrooms have the timeless black and white, but include classic details like vanity feet and hexagonal tiles.

Framed mirrors and shower tile inlays show just how much thought was given to all the details.

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Here’s Eva taking in the front porch. Many of the details, like the window molding, were done by our friend Damian, who owns DP Building here in Spokane. He is a perfectionist and is (like many of us) obsessed with old houses.

The mastermind behind the renovation was our friend Neil. He is the homeowner, who happens to be really good at remodeling!

They make quite a team!

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This is one of the bedrooms. Nice and spacious! I love all the molding!

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Another great detail. Can’t beat beautiful hardware.

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The basement was refinished to include this bedroom, a bathroom and a laundry room.

Great renovation right! Makes me want to move in….but then I usually need to be fixing something, so I guess I should just keep working on one of my 5,000 projects in hopes that someday, my house will look close to this good!

If you would like the selling info for this house located in Spokane WA. You can check out the MLS on the property.

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Monday Funday

Hey everyone,

Welcome to the party!

This week I blogged on how I gave a couple of my light fixtures a vintage makeover.

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I have a fun Craftsman House Renovation to show you this week, as well as a couple of other stairway projects!

But for now….let’s start the party!

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Living

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is…

Kristen from Capturing Joy

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This week we are mixing up the schedule a bit because TWO of our fabulous
ladies had beautiful baby boys!! Congratulations to Rachel and Jamie on
their new additions! Yay! So today Cheryl is going to be handling the
features!

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You guys rock! So much fun projects linked up! I chose some features that caught my eye for spring! Some great DIY projects, some delicious recipes and some fun crafts! It’s still pretty chilly in my neck of the woods so I am thinking I can WILL spring to come if I wish it enough ;-)

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Sweet Blooms | Spring Door Wreath | Outdoor Marquee Letter | Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes
Spring Salad |
Paper Spring Flower Centerpiece | Paint Dipped Baskets
Oreo Mum Cookies | Moss Bunny | DIY Console Table
and my personal fave: Chair Remake by Lake Girl Paints

 Cottage style bird fabric chair

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DIY Vintage Light Fixture

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Vintage is so modern!

I know it’s an oxymoron in itself, but it’s true.

…and I for one LOVE vintage!

That is probably why this light fixture makeover is my favorite project in the stairway so far.

I originally saw the idea at a restaurant this summer, and thought it was an inexpensive fix for the right fixture that had a decent base, but a dated shade.

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I wish I would have remembered to get a before picture, but I snagged this one off ebay so you could get the idea.

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There are three steps to this makeover:

1. Remove the shade

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2. Paint the white part of the fixture base gold.

(I used tempera paint from Walmart.)

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3. Add a frame.

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There are only three frames on this wall, but as you turn with the stairs, there are around 15 others.

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There are two of these light fixtures in the stairway.

They actually rotate, so you could point them at art on the wall if you wanted.

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These vintage bulbs are not cheap, but I do love the way they look. I guess they aren’t a bad price for a fixture update. We’ll see how many hours they last!

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I know this wouldn’t work for every light fixture, but if you’re just needing a shade update or you want a more vintage look, this might be something to try!

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