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Roman Shade DIY Tutorial

I wanted roman shades for my home office but options for my long window were crazy expensive. So I got some fabric on sale and some trim and made them myself. This project took around 4 hours to complete and was not hard at all! I will try to explain as best I can, but highly recommend watching the video as well. This post contains affiliate links. By purchasing from these links you…

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Embroidery Machine Beginner Tips

I recently got my Brother SE600 in August of last year. I wanted a sewing machine and when I found out about sewing/embroidery machine combos I decided it was worth the extra couple hundred dollars Recommended Post: Brother SE600: Sewing and Embroidery Machine Combo Using an embroidery machine for the first time is really intimidating and I wanted to share some tips for anyone wanting to start. How it Works Before you…

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How to Strip Paint on Large, Detailed Furniture

This post contains affiliate links. By purchasing from these links you will not pay more, but I receive a small commission to help me continue this blog. Stripping paint off of a large and detailed piece of furniture is a lot of work, more than I anticipated. I found some tutorials that helped but it was also a lot of trial and error. It took about four months for the whole process…

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Year in Review: DIY’s for 2020

2020 was a year full of DIY projects. It was the year we bought our house and the pandemic meant more time at home to complete projects, which I am honestly thankful for. Between working full time, getting my Master’s, this blog, and volunteer commitments free time is hard to come by. 2020 was a little pause that I needed from my hectic life and gave me time to put into showing…

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DIY Home Projects for Fall 2020

Back in August I wrote a post about some DIY projects I was planning for the fall. Here is the progress on the DIY home projects I was planning for the fall as well as everything else that popped up along the way. Unplanned Projects There are a lot of fun projects that just sort of happened, which I am totally fine with. Recommended: Affordable Bedroom Update Most of these are within…

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How to Make Ikea Curtains Look Designer

Pleated curtains with trim is a classic look. So here is how to get the designer look using Ikea curtains. I’ve seen curtains like this all over Instagram and Pinterest, but custom ones can be expensive. Ikea RITVA Curtains These Ikea RITVA curtains are a great deal at $30 for the pair and have a nice linen look to them. They have pleating tape already which makes it super easy for them…

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Christmas Cards: How I Designed My Own

Christmas cards are a fun tradition but can get pricey. The beautiful ones can be even more expensive. This year I found a way to do it myself on a budget. I’ve talked extensively on the subject of designing and printing your own stationery and invites in the post below. This post will be about my Christmas cards specifically. Recommended: How to Design Invitations and Stationery Inspiration for Christmas Cards The very…

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DIY Scalloped Stockings

Here is how to make your own scalloped stockings for Christmas! I made these and wanted to share how I did it because I think they turned out great. First a disclaimer that I never just follow one tutorial. I like to look at multiple different tutorials and combine them with my own knowledge to create exactly what I want. Which is what I did to make these stockings. I started by…

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DIY Pleated Curtains

Pleated curtains look so put together and designer. But there are not many affordable options that come already pleated. I found the most perfect curtains for my bedroom, but they were rod pocket. I quickly realized I could make them pleated myself. The best part is you don’t need a sewing machine, anyone can do this. This post will go over: Supplies Adding the tape Installing the hooks Hanging them up Supplies…

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DIY Grandmillennial Pumpkins

For today’s post I wanted to talk about a quick and fun DIY. I love decorating for fall, but didn’t want the dark oranges, burgundy, and black. I wanted to decorate and it still fit into my style. Then I ran across this video and it sparked some ideas. I decided to decorate three style of pumpkins: white, blue, and a patterned pumpkin using the technique above. Supplies I purchased these pumpkins…

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