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DIY outdoor rug

Customize a Door Mat for Your Fall Porch

  For my Fall porch makeover, I knew I needed a special door mat. I see me porch in two sections, the sitting area with the rocking chairs and the front door. I was able to find some pretty plum floral to make new pillow for the robin’s egg blue rocking chairs that incorporated enough… Read more.


Stencil This Antler and Monogram Door Mat for Your Winter Decor

This week I replaced my worn door mat with this fun DIY stenciled monogram centered inside of a silhouette of deer antlers. This seems perfect for my Pacific Northwest home as the days become wet and windy. I picked up the 24 x 35 inch natural fiber coir mat at Ikea and after searching for a… Read more.

Easy to Make Back Tab Curtains

Easy to Make Back Tab Curtains

Today I am finishing up my curtains for the bedroom. Wow! What a difference well placed curtains can make. I will be sharing a post on how to hang curtains in the future but for this post I want to talk about how to make them. Below you can see my before (the curtains that… Read more.

Envelope Pillow Cover

Easy DIY Envelope Pillow Covers

Another favorite version of pillow covers that I like to DIY for decorating is the envelope style. If you missed yesterday’s post here is a link to the zipper pillow cover tutorial. This simple envelope style cover is made from three pieces of fabric where two are overlapping, to make an easy insertion and removal… Read more.

Zipper Pillow Covers

Easy DIY Zipper Pillow Covers

If I were asked what I thought the two simplest ways to quickly change the look of a room would be, I would say to paint a new color on the walls and to recover your pillows with new fabric. I am doing the second this week in my beautifully teal, aqua and green living… Read more.

Midori Ribbon Pillow

DIY Midori Dupioni Silk Ribbon Pillow

Back when I owned my flower and gift shop, Midori Ribbon was my ribbon of choice for both our gift wrapping and for our flower designs. I was very pleased when Midori Ribbon asked me to create a DIY project using their ribbons as they have such an elegant selection. I chose their 2″ dupioni… Read more.

DIY Pillow Covers

DIY Pillow Cover Tutorial

Today’s post is on a craft near and dear to my heart. . . sewing. As I am decorating my front porch I wanted to add a little color and texture with some pillow for the chairs. I chose some wonderful cotton interior fabric from Annie Sloan Unfolded. Yes, that is the Chalk Paint® Annie,… Read more.


A Tour of My Loft (upcycled, found & hand made)

Happy Friday everyone! Today I want to share something near and dear to my heart. . . my condo, or what is referred to here in the Pearl (the name of a downtown Portland neighborhood) as a loft. I am feeling extra sentimental because I will be moving from my beloved loft in just a… Read more.

Hand Painted Rug

VIDEO: How to Paint a Chevron Rug

I painted the original version of this rug back in October for a friend who needed a bold and graphic (and affordable) rug for a trade show booth. As she was asking me if I knew where she could find such I thing, I looked down at the sisal rug we were standing on and… Read more.