A Possibly Impossible Project

A Possibly Impossible Project

I mentioned yesterday that I’d really like to recover the glider in our baby girl’s nursery. And I also mentioned that I was entirely intimidated by the idea. I don’t really know how to sew. I can do buttons and patches, and I did add ribbon to a duvet cover (which I still need to share), but I haven’t actually made anything since I was in school. This is the glider in question (I already removed the sleeve on one of the arms): It was cheap as chips ($70 from Walmart)… View Post

Best of 2011…

Best of 2011…

I’ve been really enjoying other blogger’s year-end round-ups, so I’m joining in! I only started blogging in April, so this is really a best of the last eight months – hopefully I’ll have more to share next year. So, in order of appearance, here are my favorite projects so far… Ikea Goes Glam By far my most viewed post all year! It was a labor of love to turn a very generic $20 Ikea coffee table into something a bit more luxe, but definitely worth the time and effort. I still… View Post

Ikea Hack: How to Upholster A Fjellse Bed …

Ikea Hack: How to Upholster A Fjellse Bed Frame

UPDATE: Having lived with the upholstered Fjellse bed for over a year, there are a couple of minor things I would have done differently – read more about that here if you are planning your own DIY. The upholstered bed frame is finally done! Thanks to the joys of loft living, there is very little natural light in the room. It makes taking decent photos challenging, so please bear with me on that! Anyhoo, I love the upholstered bed, and Little Man really loves it; there was a good deal of squealing with… View Post

DIY Button Art for the Big Boy Room

DIY Button Art for the Big Boy Room

Here’s the latest addition to the Big Boy bedroom… I started by printing a letter S (my Little Man’s first initial). I blew it up so it almost filled a regular sized sheet of paper, then I cut it out and drew around it with pencil onto my fabric (though a disappearing ink pen would have been better). I ended up not using this fabric (which was paper-backed linen, meant for binding books), due to unforeseen complications down the road, but the beginning process would have been the same anyway. I… View Post

Reindeer Christmas Cards

Reindeer Christmas Cards

The Little Man and I spent last weekend working on Christmas cards for the grandparents, and, since this might well be my one and only Christmas craft this year, I thought I’d share. (We’ve put the tree up and a few other decorations, but I’m feeling a little overwhelmed with how much I still have left to do in the two kids’ rooms that I’m going to keep my focus on those for now.) I got the idea from this pin. First, the Little Man did some rather superb coloring using… View Post