February 6, 2016

DIY Sunday Showcase Party {02-06-16}

Oh my goodness you guys, you're killing me!  It must have taken at least a half hour for me to choose a favorite this week.  So much creative talent out there.  This week on Frugal Decor Tuesday I shared a What To Do With An Ugly Sign In Under 30 Minutes.  On Thursday, I shared  THE Pillow for the Bergère Chair With Attitude.  Enough about that, let's see what Party #5 of 2016 has in store for us this week.

Welcome to DIY Sunday Showcase Party! Bloggers this is a great link up to showcase your work because not only will it appear on this blog but on the blogs of our five co-hosts. That's six opportunities to have your work featured!

Join us and share your favorite DIY Projects, Crafts, or Recipes.

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The party goes Live every Saturday at 5:00 pm CST and runs until the following Wednesday.

MEET THE HOSTS

              
Jennifer at Pink When
Erin at My Crafty Spot
Wendi at H20 Bungalow
Alli at An Alli Event
Facebook/Pinterest/Google+
Marie (moi) at The Interior Frugalista

♥♥♥ Our Features From The Last Party ♥♥♥

If you are not one of the six featured here today you may have been featured at our DIY SUNDAY SHOWCASE TALENT BOARD on Pinterest so be sure to hop over there as well!

My Pick:

Rustic Gallery Wall Above The Sofa
COZY FAMILY ROOM GALLERY WALL by Worthing Court


Jen's Pick:

Pink Lace Valentine's Cookie
LACE VALENTINE'S COOKIES  by Rose Bakes


Katie's Pick:

Faux Galvanized Metal Wreath 3
FAUX GALVANIZED METAL WREATH by Reinvented


Erin's Pick:


ERIN WILL BE BACK TO SHARE THE LOVE SOON

Wendi's Pick:

floral wreath valentines day
VALENTINE'S DAY FLORAL HEART WREATH by Shabbyfufu

Alli's Pick:

Retro Camper Embroidery Hoop Art with Free Pattern
RETRO CAMPER EMBROIDERY HOOP ART by Flamingo Toes

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February 4, 2016

A Sassy Pillow for the Bergère Chair With Attitude

Remember last Thursday when I shared the Bergère chair makeover from hell?  At the bottom of that post I mentioned that I should make a pillow with the leftover fabric and embroider the words, For Looks Only.

Well, there is now A Sassy Pillow For The Bergère Chair With Attitude.  If you missed the hair pulling, cuss word spewing, wine drinking saga you can catch up here at A Bergère Chair With Some Serious Attitude.

Sassy new pillow for a chair with attitude

Before I get to the pillow, as pointed out by a reader, the Bergère chair is in fact NOT a Bergère but rather a Louis Armchair. Evidently, I don't know my Louis from a Bergère! So this post should be aptly titled A Sassy Pillow for the Louis Chair With Attitude.

Back to the business of making my sassy pillow.

Materials to make a Sassy pillow for a chair with attitude

The first thing I did was make a graphic in PicMonkey and reverse the image (mirror image). Months and months ago I bought some Lesley Riley Tap (Transfer Art Paper). What I didn't realize is that you need to use it with an inkjet printer. I have a color laser.
Graphic designed in PicMonkey for a Sassy Pillow
Santa a.k.a. Mr. Frugalista bought me an inkjet printer for Christmas.  I asked for a Cameo Silhouette so you can imagine my inner excitement when I saw the wrapped box under the tree.  You can imagine my inner disappointment when I unwrapped that said box.  Until today when I finally set it up and got to play with my TAP.  Let's just say, Lesley Riley is my new best friend!

Transfer Artist Paper to print graphic on Sassy Pillow

After I cut the fabric for my pillow form I ironed the TAP paper onto the pillow front using the High Heat and Dry setting.  Because the fabric has a sheen, I placed a 100% cotton dish cloth over the fabric and added extra ironing time to ensure a good bond.

Sassy graphic ironed onto a pillow for chair with attitude

I keep a table top ironing board and travel iron handy in my sewing room. Saves me from having to run downstairs to the laundry room when I'm sewing.  I used tweezers to remove the hot Transfer Art Paper.

Graphic transferred onto fabric for Sassy Pillow

I saved the Dud piping from the Bergère...ahem...Louis chair to reuse on the pillow. Happily I trotted down to my fabric bin and gasped when it wasn't there. A quick text to Mr. Frugalista only to discover he threw it out.  HE THREW IT OUT people!  Perfectly good and reusable piping went to the landfill.  Shhhh, don't tell the recycle police because he brings me flowers...and he cooks most of the meals...and he cleans toilets!

So I calmed myself down and got to the task of making new piping with the one piece of fabric I had leftover.  Then I sewed the piping onto the pillow back.

Materials used to make piping for a Sassy Pillow

Next I sewed the two pieces together and voila, A Sassy Pillow for the whatever it's called chair with attitude!

Close Up of Sassy Pillow for chair with attitude

When I don't feel like being sassy, I'll just flip the pillow over.

Back side of Sassy Pillow made for chair with attitude

Who am I kidding, I'm a sassy kinda gal so it won't be flipped often.  Only when serious guests come to visit.

Sassy DIY Pillow for chair with attitude

Sassy Pillow and Chair Makeover from hell

If you ever come over for coffee or a glass of wine, remember you've been forewarned about that chair from hell.

February 2, 2016

What To Do With An Ugly Sign In Under 30 Minutes

Every time I walked down our stairs I would make a mental note, I've got to give that sign a makeover.  And every day of every week of every year it still hadn't happened.

Until last Saturday when I yanked that thang right off its hook and brought it down to the workshop.

I had plans to share a different project with you this week on Frugal Decor Tuesday but I walked past that sign one too many times.  So today I'm sharing What To Do With An Ugly Sign In Under 30 Minutes.

Framed Art to Fun Chalkboard Before and After

Here is what it looked like in all its plastic fake woodgrain glory.  You can see how well the pink border clashed with our Sundried Tomato wall color.

Welcome Framed Art Chalkboard Before

I gave the frame a quick dry brush of Simplicity White chalk paint.  Next I grabbed my can of chalkboard paint and realized it had been put away with the lid slightly open and I was left with some Black Chalkboard Toffee.

Onto Plan B.  Chalk paint can be used as a chalkboard finish and so I used three coats of the color Liquorice.

Welcome Chalkboard with Simplicity and Liquorice chalk paint

While that was drying I needed something to hold chalk.  I remembered I had one lonely drawer pull in my hardware stash.  The plan was to spray paint it black and call it a day but I was having too much fun.

Welcome Chalkboard drawer pull chalk holder

I attached some self-adhesive letters onto the front and spray painted the pull in flat black.  The stuff dries in 10 minutes so this entire project may have taken a half hour.

Spray painted drawer pull to hold chalk onto Welcome Chalkboard

Before getting my chalk art groove on, the new board had to be seasoned.  Simply rub the side of a stick of chalk in both directions over the board and wipe with a dry cloth or paper towel.

Seasoning the new Welcome Chalkboard

I knew I wanted my chalkboard to say Welcome but didn't trust my freehand skills so I cheated and used stencils.

Using stencils to write a Welcome Message on a chalkboard

I connected the bridge of the stencilled letters so it wouldn't look...well...stencilly (new word).  I added a green shadow to tie in our color scheme.

Close Up Photo of new Welcome Chalkboard made from Framed Art

Now I have another dilemma, it's too cute for the front entry!

Welcome Chalkboard from dated framed art

I hung the chalkboard in our dining room to take pictures and I really like how it looks in this spot.

Welcome Chalkboard transformed from framed art

Mr. Frugalista surprised me with the sweet just because roses last week - he is always so thoughtful!

Do you have old framed art tucked away somewhere in storage that you could transform into a fun chalkboard? Perhaps you've already made something similar. If so, I'd love to hear about it!

Frugal Decor Tuesdays Graphic

Hope to see you back here next week when Frugal Decor Tuesday will be hosted under candlelight.

January 30, 2016

DIY Sunday Showcase Party {01-30-16}

Here we are, the last weekend of January.  I hope the first month of a fresh new year has been kind to you so far.  This week on Frugal Decor Tuesday I shared a 12-Slot Cubby Organizer Refresh For Valentine's Day.  On Thursday, I shared  How To Recycle A Headboard With An Embossed Leather Hide Seat and included a $50.00 Discount Coupon towards the winner's choice of upholstery hide. Enough about that, let's see what Party #4 of 2016 has in store for us this week.

Welcome to DIY Sunday Showcase Party! Bloggers this is a great link up to showcase your work because not only will it appear on this blog but on the blogs of our five co-hosts. That's six opportunities to have your work featured!

Join us and share your favorite DIY Projects, Crafts, or Recipes.

DIY Sunday Showcase Party button

The party goes Live every Saturday at 5:00 pm CST and runs until the following Wednesday.

MEET THE HOSTS

              
Jennifer at Pink When
Erin at My Crafty Spot
Wendi at H20 Bungalow
Alli at An Alli Event
Facebook/Pinterest/Google+
Marie (moi) at The Interior Frugalista

♥♥♥ Our Features From The Last Party ♥♥♥

If you are not one of the six featured here today you may have been featured at our DIY SUNDAY SHOWCASE TALENT BOARD on Pinterest so be sure to hop over there as well!

My Pick:


DIY WINE CORK HEART by My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia


Jen's Pick:

hot cocoa on a stick
HOT CHOCOLATE ON A STICK  by Simply Designing


Katie's Pick:

glow stick valentine for kids
SHARE THE LOVE: YOU MAKE MY HEART GLOW by C.R.A.F.T.


Erin's Pick:


ERIN WILL BE BACK NEXT WEEK TO SHARE THE LOVE

Wendi's Pick:

White And Gold Painted Terra Cotta Pots by Pastels & Macarons #diy #terracottapots #paintedterracottapots #diypaintedterracottapots #paintedpots #whiteandgold #whiteandgoldpaintedterracottapots
WHITE AND GOLD PAINTED TERRACOTTA POTS by Pastels & Macarons

Alli's Pick:


BATHROOM COUNTERTOP TRAY by Little Bits Of Home

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PARTY RULES:

  1. Follow your party hosts.
  2. Post a maximum of 3 of your newest DIY's.
  3. Linking to the party allows the hosts to possibly PIN your project to our DIY Showcase Pinterest Board, use your project in a round-up post (with direct links to your post), as well as Feature your project in the next DIY Sunday Showcase!
  4. Please Do Not Pin from the party, instead go to the original blog post.
  5. In order to be featured you need to grab the button or link and copy it onto your post or in your link party page!
NEWDIYBUTTON So let's get this DIY Sunday Showcase Party started!