The Daily DIYer

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Red, White, and Blue Porch Tour


From turquoise and lime to red, white, and blue!  My front porch got a complete decor over all this summer.  I like that it is transitional from the beauty of red and blue, to the holiday decor for 4th of July just by adding some American flags.

I give you an in depth tour of my front porch in the video linked below.  You'll see the sitting area, the front flower bed, and also the front door entry.  I hope that you are inspired!



Direct link to the video here: https://youtu.be/sk1haf9sf_g

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IKEA Haul | Farmhouse Style Bedroom Decor



IKEA obsessed?  I think so!  Or at least I am anyway.  I just love that place.  I'm a total sucker for all of it's advertising ploys, food specials, rows of stocked merchandise that look so appealing... even if you don't need an item or know what you'll do with it when you get home but you buy it anyway.  Yep, that's me.  Pure love.

We waited a long time to get an IKEA in our area.  I had never been to one till this one was built.  Even before it was open, I knew I'd have a love/love relationship with this amazing store.

Alright, enough about my odd love for IKEA.  Onto the topic of this video haul.  We are I am in the middle of a bedroom remodel.  From blues and whites to neutral and farmhouse(y).  I love (again I love), that IKEA has some great decor items that fit right into that decor theme.  I give you a look into the items that I purchase for our bedroom makeover and also explain what I'll be doing with them all in the video linked below.  I hope you are inspired!



Direct link to the video here: https://youtu.be/MDoSDl1fR6Y

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Friday, June 16, 2017

DIY Chalk Painted Fabric


If there is an easier way, I tend to go that route.  Especially when it comes to crafting and decorating.  My awesome mom passed this chair down to me when she got a new replacement for her home.  I loved this chair, just not so much the yellow and orange accents.  They matched her decor to a "T," however not so much my neutral color pallet farmhouse style home.  I could have slip covered it.  I thought about doing that with drop cloth.  Then I thought, that will take a lot of time and some skills that I am not so sure I have (sewing).  So maybe one day down the road I will get brave and slipcover something, but the project was not it.

Instead of slip covering the chair, I decided to enhance it's beauty.  I used some chalk paint and a paint brush, that's it!  Check out my video linked down below to see the before and after, as well as how I transformed this chair to match my bedroom's new style.  I hope you are inspired!



Direct link to the video here: https://youtu.be/_jDoVLk4vL4

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

DIY Scrap Wood Sign | 4th of July Decor


I always say, save those scraps!  I even go as far as cutting bad pieces of scrap off and keeping the good parts.  They always seem to get used in some way or another, so it's always good to keep them around.

This wood sign is made with all scraps from my scrap pile.  I ripped some 1"x12"s down and had nice square strips left over.  Not knowing what they would be good for, I threw them into the scrap pile.  Those pieces found their purpose in today's tutorial.  They created this beautiful framed wood sign to celebrate the upcoming 4th of July holiday.

Font: Magnolia Sky

See all the details of this project and build in the tutorial I've created below.
I hope you are inspired!



Direct link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/Z4uCAM1aaEY

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Monday, June 12, 2017

DIY Chunky Framed Wood Signs



This DIY was an inspiration from framed wood signs I saw at Hobby Lobby.  Their prices are hard to beat at 50% off and I'm not against buying them to save myself the work of making them myself.  However, the signs Hobby Lobby had were far too smaller for where I wanted to display them.  That leads me to this tutorial.

I finally got around to making these framed wood signs for me and my hubby's bedroom.  I had lots of left over pieces of 2x2's laying around which led to the creation of these chunky framed wood signs verses the normal 1x2's that I use for framing with.  They are just perfect and I really love them.

I hope this video tutorial inspires you to get creative with your wood signs and your decor!
Enjoy!



Direct link to the video here: https://youtu.be/mckNwY9y3Sk
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Friday, June 9, 2017

DIY Drop Cloth Curtains



If you haven't seen my post and video tutorial on how to bleach drop cloth - you can see that here.
This is a continuation of that post, I'll be sharing how I turned those drop cloths into beautiful farmhouse style curtains!

I have a little twist to mine since they are used in my bedroom and I need black out curtains in there.  It's a neat little trick I share with you in the video tutorial below.
I hope you are inspired!



Direct link to the video here: https://youtu.be/zO5Yfp-Ipek

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

DIY Porch Flag Decor


Pinterest is so full of ideas and I try to stay off there because my mind starts getting stuck on my need to do all of the ideas I find.  I came across this ladder and flag decor idea one day browsing Pinterest and knew I had to do it.  It was easy and I had nearly everything on hand already.  Those are the best projects, when you already have what you need.

You can use any sort of old ladder or build one of your own (like I did here with 1"x2"s).  Wrap your ladder in a flag or fabric, whatever decor matches the season or your decor theme.  This project really only took maybe 15 minutes.  It was super easy and super quick.

I share with you how it all came together in my video tutorial linked below.
I hope you are inspired!



Direct link to the video here: https://youtu.be/EBWte-RHu-o
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Monday, June 5, 2017

DIY Picture Ladder


This wall.... (sigh)....

We have lived in our home for years and years now and this wall has always been bare.  It is just a strange wall.  It's over our basement stairs, there is pony wall in front of it, and the badly placed light made it hard to hang anything too large (since it can't be covered).  It is a very difficult place to even get to, to be able to hang things up there.  I had changed the light bulb in that light fixture and it was not easy, let me tell you.

A viewer and I were e-mailing back and forth about the best way to go about building a picture ladder.  I had a light bulb moment when I realized I could take her design, turn it to the side, and use it on that awkward wall.  It only needed two small nails to hang.  Hubby and I teamed up, I got brave, and got this piece hung up.  I am SO loving it!  It's just want the wall needed.  I may add something under it, but for now I'm just happy to have something up there finally!  In the end, we ended up with a tutorial and hopefully a project that also inspires some of you.  I hope you enjoy the video tutorial linked below!



Direct link to the video here: https://youtu.be/T9DDfKbTOe0
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Friday, June 2, 2017

DIY Wood Firecrackers from 4x4 Wood


I was on the hunt for new patio decor.  I was really wanting a red and blue theme.  I have had the same (but pretty) aqua and lime green porch for 3 years now.  My cushions were pretty flat and the rug had some rust spots from the metal chairs on it.  It was still fine, but I was being pulled towards this red/blue change of scenery.

I was able to find what I needed for the porch at Walmart of all places.  I checked so many different places and so many were picked over.  I even checked a bigger Walmart with no luck.  Our little mini Walmart is where I found the rug and new cushions I had in my head.

Then it was time to decorate the new porch.  Out with the aqua and lime green, and now in with the red, white, and blue.  Thus, wood 4x4 firecrackers were born!  

Check out the full tutorial here!
I hope you enjoy!



Direct link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/ZUAT6oBdfgA

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Craft Closet Tour


Organizing, when it comes to crafts, is sort of an uphill battle.  Creativity gets messy!  I do my best to keep things in order and put them back in their place when I'm done.  That is the key to being able to find your supplies the next time you need them.

I have a good sized studio with all sorts of craft supplies, tools, and work space; however, it is in my basement.  I actually really love my studio and it worked perfectly for me, before I had my son.  Now that I stay home with him, I am upstairs much more because that's where everything is (kitchen, his room, food, etc.).  That's where the craft closet came to life.  It is our coat closet transformed into my craft storage area.  I have everything in there that I use on a regular basis.  I still need my studio for sewing, making hair bows, storage, my heat press is down there... on and on.  So I am very blessed to have both spaces and have been able to make each space work for me and my family.

I recently added a ton of extra storage and color to my craft closet and wanted to share with you!  I hope that you are inspired!



Direct link to the video here: https://youtu.be/QVtY4adbE5o

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Monday, May 29, 2017

BIG Red, White & Blue Haul


It does feel a little like I went a little crazy this year on the 4th of July decor.  In my defense, I really didn't have much to start with.  Also, I blame Target Dollar Spot, HA!

I found some great deals, and a few stores that didn't have such great deals or decor for that matter.  The stores that I bought these goodies include: Target, Dollar Tree, Michael's, and Old Time Pottery (a local store).  I share with you in the video below where I purchased each item and give you a detailed looked.

I can't wait to add these items to my farmhouse style decor.  I hope the items that you see in my haul also inspire you!



Direct link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/NQcllPd_jcI

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Friday, May 26, 2017

DIY Layered Vinyl Wood Sign


When I was asked to create coordinating wood signs for a bother shared bedroom, I knew it was going to be such a cute and sweet project!  They have a super hero themed room and the mom gave me the colors.  I decided to do the same sign, but in verse colors.  This kept them coordinated yet also kept each sign unique to each boy.

Layering vinyl makes the wording and font pop.  I like to do this when colors seem to blend together too much.  The white background allows the red to be read more easily as well.  I always use Oracal 651 for my wood signs and cut it on my Silhouette Cameo.  The settings I like to use are:
Blade:3
Thickness: 8
Speed: 8

I hope this helps make your next vinyl project have that little extra pop it needs so the colors don't all blend together.  I've included a tutorial for the above wood sign.  You'll see this sign being made from raw wood to finished wall decor.  I hope you are inspired!



Direct link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/pRF1-W8tFiY

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

DIY TeePee Shelf


When it comes to creating wood projects that aren't square, I sort of get a little anxious.  This set up looked pretty simple so I gave it a try.  Once I figured out my miter saw and how to get the angels right for this shelf, it all came together very quickly.  You'll need 3 angels for this project, 0*, 20*, and 50*.  Not too scary, right?  A nail gun makes this shelf's assembly go quickly as well.

I love that this shelf can be painted or stained to match your style.  I've seen some really cute pink ones for nurseries, stained ones for living rooms and entries, this one happens to be in my kid's bedroom and the black and white matches their theme.

I hope that you give this project a try!  I include all the instructions in the video tutorial below.
I hope you are inspired!


Direct link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/EryYfpANto8

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Spring Mantel Tour


I recently went on a shopping trip looking for new spring items for our mantel.  When I took down all of the Easter decor it all just looked very plain, boring, and there were some holes here and there that I really wasn't happy with.  If you missed my HAUL VIDEO you can here HERE to see where I purchased many of the items you'll see in the tour video below.

Not only will you get to see my updated spring mantel, but you'll also get to see some bonus footage of my styled coffee table centerpiece and our puppy's new toy basket in use.
Click the video below and I hope you are inspired!





Direct link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/7ed8dHufyNI

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

BIG Spring Decor Haul



I guess I missed the spring decor train.  Since our son's birthday was on Easter Sunday this year I went a little crazy decorating for Easter and not spring.  Once Easter was over, all the bunnies and eggs came down and everything just looked a little bare.  I was missing that spring feel and felt that it was something our home just really needed.

Now that it is the middle of May I felt like it was maybe too late to keep the spring feel around for too long.  I went with a little different approach since summer is right around the corner.  I tried to keep with the farmhouse feel and look, keep a few pastels around, and find a look that would work for spring and summer.

I was able to find some great decor pieces at Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and Marshall's.  I give you a look into my big spring decor shopping haul in the video linked below.  I hope you are inspired!



Direct link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/XmsUgjZXINw

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Monday, May 15, 2017

DIY Bleached Drop Cloth Fabric


There are several projects I can't wait to do with these drop cloths!  They are all decor related.  The problem I have with the drop cloth straight out of the package, is the color.  Our walls are painted a very similar color and to hang the drop cloth next to the wall, it just blends right in.  I decided to go ahead and bleach the drop cloth to take the coloring out.  Not only does it remove the color, but it also softens the fabric so it has a more cotton cozy feel as apposed to the thick stiff feel straight out of the wrapper.

I give you a run down of the process I used to bleach two drop cloths at the same time in the video tutorial below.  I hope you are inspired!



Direct link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/MZRxYlh_SXI

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Friday, May 12, 2017

DIY Photo Block | Mother's Day Gift


Mother's Day is Sunday!  If you are needing a last minute gift idea, I have the one for you!  I used scrap 2"x 6" I had in my workshop and created this simple yet beautiful table top photo holder.  The best part of this project is that it is so versatile!  It's easy to give this idea a whole new look with paint color and by changing the message on the side.  Add your kid's names, change mom to Grandma, add a cute accent such as a bow or twine.  The possibilities are endless!  Get creative!  Think about mom (or mother figure) that will be receiving your handmade gift while design it.

The video tutorial below covers all the details of all you need to make this simple photo block.
I hope you are inspired!



Direct link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/jFMnL_Ljp20

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

GIVEAWAY | Marla Rae Wood Sign


I'm so excited to be offering this giveaway!  I know many of you come here to learn how to make your own wood signs, but did you know I actually purchase some wood signs too?  It makes for a nice variety that way.  Hobby Lobby also has some deals that are just too good to pass up and I get sucked into those cute signs all the time.

This "Our Family Rules" wood sign was presented to me and I just loved the look!  It really is something that would take me forever and a day to create myself.  When Marla Rae contacted me to review and also offer a giveaway of this beautiful piece I just couldn't say no.

I created a video to show off all the details of this wood sign with you, and I also share all the details of how you can enter the giveaway to win your very own Marla Rae wood sign too!  All you have to do is click this link and it will take you to the giveaway!


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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DIY Let's Stay Home Framed Wood Sign


I love when I get on a roll and can keep going and going with my projects.  I've had a few days in a roll like that.  After our yard sale last weekend I have this fear of getting behind on my work and so I tend to over-compensate.  This sign was not on my to do list, but it just sort of happened.  I am so glad it did!  It's my first reverse wood sign.  I don't think that's an actual real thing, but it is just that.  I usually do a white background and then stained wood frame.  This cute little sign got a white frame and a dark stained background instead.  It is so very cute this way!

I created a DIY tutorial to share with you how to create a sign like this yourself.
I hope you are inspired!




Direct link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/qhDHxeDe6I4

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Monday, May 8, 2017

DIY Easy Burlap Pillow Cover


I love quick and easy DIY's.  This one is one of those.  It's no-sew, cheap, easy, and transforms a plain pillow into a new look.

The best thing about this simple DIY is that it can be adjusted to your own style.  I used burlap I had on a roll for this tutorial.  However, this would be so great to do with ribbon, fabric, or other colors of burlap too!

I included a quick DIY tutorial to show you just how you can create a pillow cover sleeve of your own.  I hope you are inspired!



Direct link to the video here: https://youtu.be/e1d0cUrBAK8

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Dollar Tree Haul - Pet Supplies and Cool Finds!


Meet the newest member of our family, Maverick!  He is such a sweetie pie!  He is always giving wet sloppy kisses and loves to snuggle.  We rescued him from our local Humane Society.  He's a precious 10 month old German Shepard / Labrador mix.

I am an avid Dollar Tree shopper.  We have never had a dog so I've never even looked at the pet section of the store.  I would just waltz right by it.  I really didn't know what they even had there for dogs.  I was surprised by my trip there today when our smaller scale Dollar Tree actually had a great selection of pet items!  Of course I had to do some puppy spoiling so I picked up quite a few items for him.

Along the way I also found some great summer items, Mothers' Day, and 4th of July things as well!  Check out my video below where you will not only get to see my shopping haul, but also meet our puppy Maverick!  I hope you enjoy!



Direct link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/zUV-ur7-Jbc

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

DIY Rae Dunn Inspired Wood Signs


I may not be as big of a Rae Dunn collector as some, but I do have my fair share of mugs and a few other pieces.  It matches my decor so nicely that I just couldn't help to get into the hype of it all.  It also doesn't hurt that you have to go out and hunt it down, and the feeling of success when you do find a piece is sort of addictive.  If you don't enjoy treasure hunts (at TJ Max, Home Goods, and Marshall's to name a few places) then you can pay 100 x's the cost on Ebay.  I'm not exaggerating either.  I don't need anything enough to pay those crazy prices. I will stick to hunting when I'm out and about and enjoy the scavenger hunt every now and again.  If you are an Ebay buying, I so envy you.  I sure would love to have some of those unicorns if I had an unlimited amount of money to spend.

Any-who, onto the these Rae Dunn inspired wood signs.  If you can't have all the clay you want, you sure can create some of your own.  These wood signs are so cute and sort of silly.  It's a play on the RD obsession.  Let's celebrate that with some fun home decor!  I share with you in the video tutorial below all the details of how these two signs were created.  I used the "The Skinny" font, which you can google and get for free, yay!  I hope you are inspired!



Direct Link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/9V1zhI26Zgo

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Monday, May 1, 2017

DIY Mini Shelf with Key Hooks


I love our entry.  It has a beautiful reclaimed bench, hooks for coats, hooks for backpacks, baskets for papers and mail.  I recently added a wood clock and it was just needing something under it.  We had a place for our keys in another location; however, it was not near the front door, it was in the kitchen.  It was a little bit of a walk and we were known for walking back and forth when we walked for the front door and realized we didn't have our keys in hand.  That's where this shelf idea was born.

I wanted something smaller in scale and something simple.  I also stained it to match the bench and floating shelves in the entry to create a "matching set."  It really has been a great addition to the space and we are glad to have a place for our sunglasses and such on the top shelf as well now too.

The video tutorial I created below shows all the details of this build.
I hope you are inspired!



Direct link to the tutorial here:  https://youtu.be/EIzCYt4_few

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