Repurposed roman blind

I used an old blind as the template/lining for a new window treatment.

The fabric was used on the back of my chairs (not that you can see it), which is very thick canvas.  I cut the fabric about 3 inches wider than the blind then used stitch witchery to iron the fabric on.



Then I added ribbon down both sides with stitch witchery.


Here it is hung


This room is mostly done except for an area rug.


notice the cat beds…aaaagh! I have no idea where to keep them since this is where my two cats like to hang out.

I'm linking up to the 44th metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. Please go on over and look at the gorgeousness.

And be sure to visit Cottage Instincts for the made it with what I had party


Updated chairs

I’m done, I’m done. It was a lot of work but so worth the effort.
I bought these chairs at a garage sale about 11 years ago for $7.50 each. They are so comfortable and have been reupholstered a few times.  It was time for an update as I’ve been updating my entire house.
The fabric was a little pricey, but I had to have it.
Here they are before
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During the transformation
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And wallah, after
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I have to do a window treatment but I haven’t come up with any inspiration yet.
Here is the back of the chairs
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Here is a close up of the fabric.
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The DIY Showoff is hosting a party. Have a look to see what others have done to their furniture.

And here they are today. I've changed the room a bit :)

This post updated to participate in the The Girl Creative's furniture fix up party.


Squeal…I’m as happy as a pig in s*it

Two amazing bargains this weekend via Kijiji.

First, I had been looking for a side table for my dining room for a long time, but I knew that it had to be something that fit well. I purchased this and it actually goes quite well with the base of my dining table.

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Whadda ya mean you don’t have a fold up table in your dining room?  I use it to sew on and it hasn’t made it back to it’s home yet.

Wait until you see the fabric I have to redo these chairs. I do have more chairs but I’m not loving them, so I’m only keeping these two for now.

And now for my second find.  This was a steal at $60.

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And just in case you don’t see it well enough in that picture, here is another shot :)

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So I’m still looking out for a rug and two new lamps.  I’m happy to wait until I find what I love.


My Beautiful Sprout Fairy

This is how my daughter dressed for hallowe’en this year. This afternoon is her party at school, then she has two house parties after school.

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I’m participating in The DIY Showoff’s Halloween Costume Party. Head on over to see what other’s have done. (it’s down at the bottom of the page, after the Fall Festival.


Hallowe’en in my hood

There are two houses side by side down the street from me, that make their hallowe’en display creepier and creepier each year. I think they compete for the house with the most stuff competition.

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I think this one is in poor taste, but my kids thought it was creepy cool.

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Updated dresser

I finally completed the dresser.  It was a lot of work and it’s not perfect, so don’t look too closely :0)

It took sanding, priming and two coats of paint.

Here is the before:


and after:

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It looks very small in this photo, but it’s not. I have 15 foot ceilings in my living room. Not an easy room to decorate.

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The purpose of this redo was so that I would have somewhere to put all of my balloon supplies.

I’m linking up to the Saturday Nite Special over at Funky Junk Interiors. Go on over and see what others have done to their junk.

And also to The DIY Showoffs party, just cause I'm so darn stinkin' proud of this transformation.