How to make oilcloth covers for old cook books.

Oilcloth Book Covers

Today I have a quick and easy way to prolong the life of your old cookbooks. As you can see the cookbook on top of the stack has been lovingly used for many years. I decided I really should make a book cover for it, before it completely falls apart. I love to read old … Continue reading Oilcloth Book Covers

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Laundry Refresh And A Free Printable

Laundry Room Refresh And A Free Printable

The laundry room refresh project, started by replacing damaged moulding and adding a new coat of paint on the cabinets. Tackling small repairs are just part of the normal maintenance every home needs. The shoe moulding around the sink cabinet was awful looking. Over time, little spills from the dogs water bowl caused the laminated moulding … Continue reading Laundry Room Refresh And A Free Printable

French Chairs Update Part II

French Chairs Part II

I love stripes, but I have to admit, stripes are hard! I finally finished the second French Chair as promised and wanted to show you how both chairs look together.  My original plan was to have the chairs match, but I fell in love the striped linen and couldn't resist using it as the main feature … Continue reading French Chairs Part II

Red, White And Blue Bandana Wreath

Red, White And Blue Bandana Wreath

This year I'm planning ahead for July 4th with a red, white and blue bandana wreath, in patriotic colors. Bandana wreaths are quick and easy to create, which makes them one of my favorite holiday crafts. Supplies 1 red bandana 1 blue bandana 2 white bandanas 12" foam form scissors string or ribbon For this … Continue reading Red, White And Blue Bandana Wreath

Updating French Chairs

Updating French Chairs

I almost titled this post "focus on the joy", because it's much more fun to share a positive experience rather than a negative one. Last weekend, I went to Calico Corners needing serious help finding the right fabric to recover two antique French chairs. Lucky me, I met Angelina. After a few minutes of conversing, I could see she was genuinely … Continue reading Updating French Chairs

Summer Watercolor Free Printable

Summer Watercolor Free Printable

As the end of May quickly approaches, I'm thinking about summer vacation possibilities. Feeling landlocked in the middle of Texas, I can't help but dream about beaches, coastal waters and big waves. Yesterday, I painted a watercolor of a sandcastle, hoping that my travels this summer might take me to a beach. I can go south, east or west. I'm not picky! … Continue reading Summer Watercolor Free Printable

Drop Cloth Armchair Slipcover

Armchair Slipcover

So excited to share with you, the armchair slipcover I finished this weekend. It's been awhile since I've applied my sewing skills. After setting up my old sewing machine, I had to pause. How do I refill the bobbin? I'm really much better at painting. Below are before and after photos of an armchair that belonged to my grandparents. … Continue reading Armchair Slipcover

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A Weekend Off To Relax And Regroup

Sometimes, I have to take the weekend off from my DIY projects to relax and regroup. I wish I had a spectacular life changing project to share with you, but I do have a few humble pieces of watercolor art and photography to share. Over the weekend I announced my exciting news on Facebook that I have a … Continue reading A Weekend Off To Relax And Regroup