August 24, 2015

Fall Inspired Chalkboard Art

Does my post title really have the word "fall" in it, despite the fact that it's still August? Yes folks, it sure does, and I'm not one bit sorry about it. I came down with a fall fever a couple of weeks ago and I haven't gotten rid of it since, so this past weekend  I decided to finally embrace it and do a little fun project! Come check it out! 

August 17, 2015

DIY No Sew Custom Length and Greek Trimmed Curtains

Alas, I'm back with more details with our guest bedroom makeover! Is it just me, or have I been working on this room for a really long time? I originally wanted this room to be completed in May, but obviously that didn't happen because here we are in the middle of August and the room it is still not completed. I'm not beating myself up over it though because although this summer has severely taken an impact on my home projects and blog posts,  the summers are short here in Michigan so we have been trying to enjoy it while we can. Paul and I both work from home so once the cold months hit, we are literally in our house almost all day everyday so it's been nice getting outside and doing stuff including our Wednesday night kick ball league (and surprisingly enough, it's more fun than when I was a kid)!  So although this room's progress has stalled over the summer I'm perfectly okay with it because making progress in the room feels just as good as when we're busy enjoying life. 

Ok so now onto all the juicy details of our latest project in this space which are these DIY no sew custom length and greek key trim curtains. Last year, I wrote a blog post on how to create these DIY no sew custom-length curtains so I'm not going to bore you all again with the same tutorial. Instead, today I'm sharing how I added the greek key trim to the border of the curtains without sewing, so let's get started! 

August 6, 2015

DIY Zippered Throw Pillow

If you follow me on Instagram, been to my house or know me in person then you probably know that I have a serious obsession with pillows! I love how easily they transform the look of a room and the sense of coziness they bring to a space.  The only thing I don't love about pillows, though, are the hefty price tag that sometimes can come with them. Now don't get me wrong I love Marshall's, HomeGoods and T.J. Maxx pillows and prices and I own quite a few, but their stocks are constantly changing and therefore are unpredictable, and when it comes to home design I often like to pick out the exact fabrics that I want to incorporate in a space. That said, when we moved into our house and I started designing our rooms, I wanted to pick out my own fabrics but I didn't want to have to pay the large dollar amount some fabric companies charge for custom pillows.  The obvious solution was then to sew them myself, only dilemma, I had absolutely no experience with using a sewing machine. Luckily, I stumbled across a tutorial from one of my favorite bloggers, Sarah at Life on Virginia Street, that gave me the courage and direction I needed to make some myself. So on Black Friday this past year I went out and bought a sewing machine at Target, taught myself how to sew and within 10 days I sewed my first zippered pillow cover and have been sewing them for rooms in our house ever since.

I've been asked many times for a tutorial on how I make my zippered pillow covers, so I finally documented it this last time when I was making pillow covers for our guest bedroom makeover. I'm still not the best at sewing, but that's the beauty because you don't have to be great at sewing to make these. If I can do it, I promise you can too! So without further adieu here is a step by step tutorial on how you can sew your own zippered pillow covers: