Ruched Ruffle Video Tutorial

I had a few requests for a tutorial of how to make the ruched ruffle on this laundry bag... ...so I put together a quick video for you. The first part is the simple, ruched ruffle tutorial. I also sew the ruffle to a hand towel and share a quick, double ruching tutorial. And, I apologize in advance for having the most annoying voice … [Read more...]

Favorite Gray Paints & Tips

Hi, sweets. Hope you had a lovely weekend and Monday! I thought I'd run through a few of my favorite {gray, grey, greige} paint colors tonight as I'm frequently asked what colors I used in my living room, hallway, etc. {Thank you for loving it enough to ask.}   Before I share my favorite gray paints, I do want to say that gray is … [Read more...]

Repurposed Laundry Bag Tutorial

Hope you're having a lovely week. (I don't know where it went but apparently it's now Wednesday.) I unplugged a little the past two days and didn't get a chance to shoot the ruched ruffle tutorial yet so I'll share the tutorial for the laundry bags that hang in the laundry station in my hallway. The ruched ruffle tutorial will be … [Read more...]

Repurposed Shirt Slipcover Tutorial

Hi, sweets. Hope you're having a lovely weekend! Tonight, I thought I'd share my shirt slipcover tutorial for the ruffled cover on the larger white chair in my hallway makeover that I made for less than a dollar using a white cotton shirt found at a thrift shop. The first thing I do when I enter a thrift shop is head for the white … [Read more...]

Hallway Makeover Reveal!

Hi, sweets. Remember this crusty hallway that I shared with you last week? This is what it looks like now... I have been painting and sewing my little fingers off and it was all worth it. It's so much brighter and airy, and finally reflects my style. {Loving} the laundry! I can say that I love my own work, right? Let's … [Read more...]

Planked Hallway Gallery

Hi, sweets. I have a dirty little secret to share with you (among others in this little fixer-upper of mine).   Meet my hallway before... Actually, that's not even a true before because I had already started priming  before I remembered that I had a blog.     Pitiful. What the photo above doesn't show you is the huge … [Read more...]

A Sneak Peek and Cool Parties

Hi, sweets!I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I spent it waving my vintage chic wand(a.k.a. paint roller)  over a neglected hallway nook.Here's a peek... It turned out so lovelyand I can't wait to share it with you.As a happy lil' Resident Blogger at The DIY Clubfor the next 6 months,I'll be sharing the tutorial over there this weekbut I'll let … [Read more...]

Hallway Redo Sneak Peek – Chalkboard Door

You know those boring, plain, hollow core, wannabe doors?I have them.  Several of them. Throughout my house. And they aren't pretty.So, I decided to give three doors in our hallway some  functional, cottage stylewith a little creativity and chalkboard paint.First, I primed each doorand after they were dry, used a ruler to measure a 4-inch … [Read more...]