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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Canvas Makeover

Here is just one of many great projects for making over your exsisting artwork on a tight budget. The simple tape and paint is my favorite. My DIY video will be making an appearance shortly.

Source: Brassy Apple

My Project Here

Top Pinners on Pinterest

Pinterest is more beneficial if you follow the right people. I think I am now qualified to create a Best Of Pinterest List since I can't go a day without looking at Pinterest. I am hooked!

Top 5 Best DIY Pinners
Centsational Girl Home Decor Design
Mint Love Blog DIY at the core
Dollar Store Crafts Crafty on a budget
Prudent Baby Great sewing boards
It's Great to be Home Home Decor Ideas

My Pinterest Page

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Feature on Apartment Therapy

Once again, I am amazed at the power of Twitter. I recently tweeted to Flor (@FLOR_ ) that I am now using a sample carpet tile as my mouse and they were kind enough to retweet my message. From their retweet Apartment Therapy (@Apttherapy) posted it on their blog and twitter.

I LOVE IT! Twitter is very powerful. P.S. This is the best mousepad I have ever had.

Monday, February 13, 2012

One Seam Scarf Tutorial

Tune in this Wednesday for another easy scarf tutorial on Knoxville's local Fox Morning Show at 8:00am.

On the show I'll show you two alternatives to the traditional sewing machine.
Detailed instructions: HERE

Fabric Mousepad

Items Needed:
Mod podge
Sponge brush or bristle brush
Base (Thin board, silicon mat, or thin flat surface)
Fabulous Fabric
Spray Adhesive

Step 1: Cut base and fabric to the same desired size and use your spray adhesive to bind the two together.
Step 2: Layer a thin coat of mod podge evenly across the top of your fabric. Let dry (15-20 minutes) and repeat.
That's it. So simple. I like to show you great projects that involve very little effort. You may now reward yourself for completing a project!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

DIY Ottoman From Scratch

This was my first attempt at building an ottoman from scratch. I am so proud of how it turned out. Since I was making it up on the spot I don't have great narrative instructions but next time I will detail out the step-by-step. I did take photos of the process that visually explains what I did.

Items Needed:
Wood (saw to cut wood or have wood cut at hardware store)
Wood Screws
Wood Glue
Foam (cut to size)
Spray Adhesive
Sewing Machine
Measuring Tape

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tune in to the Morning Show with Decorella

I was so honored and touched when Moria Kay from WBIR reached out to me and asked me to be on the Fox Morning Show. I think my first instinct was to plan my outfit, then what segment I should do. I have now done two segments and can't wait to do more. The videos from each segment are posted online if you didn't catch them when they aired.

How to make chalk board paint: CLICK HERE
How to reupholster a chair cushion: CLICK HERE

Twitter Plugs @Moira Kay, @WBIRAbby, @FOXMorningShow