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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Makers No. 33

Did you all have a great Labor Day weekend? Ours was busy with keeping the house clean for showings and a birthday party. Seriously, guys, don't throw parties when you are trying to sell your house - not the easiest. BUT - we survived. Phew.

Now, let's see what you all have been up to!

Don't forget to follow your hosts in some way:
Corey @ TinySidekick
Alexis @ Persia Lou
Katie @ Upcycled Treasures



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Check out this week's amazing features!

The Makers Link Party 
This week's featured blogger is the talented Bre from BrePurposed. She works miracles with furniture, and the DIY Crate and Pipe Industrial Table she linked up last week is just amazing.
 

>>> Pin the top post HERE! <<<

In addition to great furniture makeovers, Bre posts great craft tutorials and a free printable every Friday! Go over and browse around a bit. Here are a few posts to get you started!

Be sure to follow Bre on social media so you don't miss a thing! 
  Pinterest || Facebook || Instagram || Twitter || Google + The Makers Link Party 
Be sure to check The Best of the Makers Pinterest Board to see all our of our favorite projects! Here are five that I really liked.
Wall hangings are really popular right now, and this one from DIY Mama is so bright and happy and looks really simple too!

I love the modern look of this Vinyl Decal Roller Shade from Brave New Home.

Aniko from Place of My Taste has me drooling with her gorgeous Summer Veggie Spaghetti.

You are not going to want to miss this Rustic Cabin Tour from My Nearest and Dearest. It looks like such a magical place!

And how cute are these VW felt coasters from Lily All Sorts?

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 Be sure to grab a button if you were featured, and thank you so much for sharing your amazing talents with us!
Upcycled Treasures
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The Makers Link Party
Wanna be featured? Don’t forget to follow your hosts in some way and link back to the party on either your party page or post!
1. Link up to 3 specific posts on your blog, not your blog’s homepage
(anything you’ve created, but no etsy shops or giveaways)
2. Please link only posts that you haven’t shared here before
3. Grab The Makers Link Party Button and link back somewhere on your blog
(must link back to be featured)
4. Pin the Featured Bloggers winning post
5. Visit some other links and let them know you stopped by
Upcycled Treasures
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Monday, September 1, 2014

100 Fun Fall Projects

Are you guys ready for Fall? Honestly, I'm trying to hold on to Summer a bit longer. But, whether or not I'm ready for it - it's coming! (Well, kind of, I mean it's usually hot here until Halloween, but we will still pretend like it's Fall anyway.)

Well, if you are ready for Fall, good news! I've teamed up with 24 other bloggers to bring you all 100 favorite fall projects to help you prep for the the season. Yay!

100 fall project ideas

Let's start off with four of my favorite Fall posts.



I love black and white all year round, but it seems especially good for fall, right? And I really love the studded bow on this Owl wreath.



Candy Corn colors are perfect for fall and putting them in french macaron form makes them extra fun.


These watercolor feather files are perfect for fall in orange, yellow, and brown.



And finally, last year's Black and White Halloween display is full of DIY projects to get you ready for the season.

I am really excited for you all to go see all of the great Fall inspiration my blogger friends are sharing today. These ladies are the cream of the crop, and I know you will love what they have in store for you. Get clicking!


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Craft Room Tour

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Normally, when I am sharing a full room tour with you guys I am really excited. I love it, and I just want to show you how it all came together! I feel that way today, but I also am kind of bummed out. Not because I don't love this room - more like because I love it SO much. And because we just decided that we are going to sell our home, which means my time with this lovely space is coming to an end. 

Sad face.

BUT - until then, we can enjoy some pretty pictures together. Want to come and see my new craft space? Of course you do! Come on in!


My new craft room is actually the small loft at the top of our stairs. When we first moved into our home, five years ago, we threw a couch, and a desk, and a bunch of book shelves into the room, and then pretty much never used it. Like, seriously, no one ever sat on that couch.

So - I said out with the couch! In with craft storage! 

It was such a good decision, guys. I just wish I had done it sooner! 

So, this space actually serves several functions - craft room, office, library, and kid's craft area. First off on the wall to the right I have my office/desk area, peg board, and sewing table (I have never had a sewing table before! It is so awesome not to have to constantly pull my machine out and put it away again. And I can work on a project and my family can still eat dinner! Amazing!)

I loved my quote wall! (Did you catch that? - I lovED it. We decided it better come down before we listed our house, so it is already gone. I have to stop talking about it or else I might cry.)


To make the quote wall, I just wrote out tons of quotes and phrases with my favorite fancy pen on white cardstock and stuck em to the walls with tape. It took a lot longer than I thought it was going to take. But I LOVED it.

To the right of the desk, we have our two giant printers and my Silhouette against the half wall.

(P.S. I love my new rug annnnnnd pretty much all of the Nate Berkus for Target line.)

To the left of the desk, we have my pretty little DIY marbled filing cabinet and peg board.

You can get the tutorial for the marble filing cabinet here. Ain't she purdy? 

And - guys - the pegboard is kind of a miracle worker. I mean, I always know where my scissors are! And how about this pretty little ribbon basket? 


Nice, right? I spray painted all of the hardware in the room with my favorite gold paint (Rustoleum Metallic) to give it a little more personality. I used these pegboard baskets from Home Depot.

Moving on down the wall, I have my sewing desk, with a chalkboard magnet board hanging above (plus some pretty tissue tassels leftover from my son's birthday party).

Next door, I've stolen a few shelves on the Ikea bookshelves for craft supplies. I especially love having my pretty yarn out where I can see it.


(Get the pattern for the basket here!)

I re-did my mini blind shades with some new fabric for a new look, and I think they look pretty awesome (by the way that is a really old post, so please don't judge if you click over).

On the other wall, we have more craft storage and the kids' art station.



Above a cabinet filled with craft supplies I have a shelf with more yarn, and my easy washi tape storage.








The kids' art area is made up of the kid's table that I refinished, a Ikea rail painted gold to hold craft supplies, a paper holder, and the clipboard art display wall.



It's so nice having a little spot for the kids to work close to where I am working. 

And - all done! Phew. That was a lot of photos. Thanks for sticking around for the whole thing! What do you all think? 

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