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Debbiedoo's: February 2012


Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Burlap love {diy curtains}

I love re-purposing in case you have not noticed.
{Burlap diy curtains/valances}

These burlap rice bags have gone a super long way in my house. {free}  I have just a few pieces left, and I decided I would make a burlap valance for the laundry room.

{Don't peek around here yet},

 I have not shown you the laundry room's full reveal! Just look at the curtains...FOCUS!
I cut the bag in half, and just hot glued the trim across, leaving a small little opening to be able to fit my rod in between.

Added a little twine and some clothes pins.
Nothing fancy by no means, but it does look cute, free and adds a little texture and interest to a plain door window.

This was the sack I used, and reversed it.  
There may be a little writing peeking outside the window..and I am sure the neighbors are thinking what the heck is that?

Won't be the first time they go by and shake their heads,and I am sure it will not be the last time.
Have a great day everyone! 
Don't forget to go on up and take the  Green works survey, if you have not already.

                                                                         open house party
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

" It's the little things in life"...

That's how the saying goes right?
Well for me it is all about the little things in life!
and I love simple little embellishments!

 Little embellishments, little color, little something, something here and there.
I bought this applique from Lowe's hardware for I believe around  $5.00. I knew my plan for it.
I was not sure what Mr. Doo's would think.  You know, he does have a say, and he is an interior designer {not really}but neither am I! who's askin' and who's checking?
That you never do know.
Anyhow, I painted the applique with some left over paint, {antique white/Glidden with primer}, and then I took my  cabinet color stain and went over it.

I thought, this space in front of the sink is a little plain ole!

"How does it look Mike"?

"Looks good Deb", you just have to center it"  Ok Mike, you have the eye!
Gotta schmooze him sometimes...you know how that goes...

Centered now!? "Yes looks good"! 

I love that 3M tape btw..works wonders.

"It's the little things in life"
Speaking of little things...
 psssst...don't tell anyone, but that little ivy plant in strainer...NOT so good, moving it outside and hoping to bring some life back to it.

NEWBIE party going on

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Spring craft {diy} Newbie party started

Happy Spring!
 I know not officially here yet, but it is in my house.
Thought I would share a Spring craft, that I whipped up in a few minutes.
All from dollar tree items,and of course a can of spray paint.
I used my new favorite color Blue ocean breeze, by Krylon.

I spray painted my white canvas.
What you will need:
Easter grass
Spring Easter Foam cut outs  {dollar tree}
Foam eggs {dollar tree}
Faux Spring flower {dollar tree}

First I glued my grass on the board, both with craft glue, and my handy dandy glue gun.
I added my foam eggs with a dab of hot glue.
Then I glued my foam chickie..

Topped it off with my fun faux orange flower..
How C A Y U T E!
{ I say that often don't I?}
I am all about budget friendly cute crafts.
If you are looking for Candace Olson designs...oops sorry you made a wrong turn.
HOWEVER, if HGTV would like to give me my own show, and a pocket full of money...
I will give Candace a run!

My cutsie did not stop there.  I filled the apothocary jar up with some grass, another faux flower and some foam eggs...

Tied the top with some dollar tree ribbon!
Say it again with me... C A Y U T E!

I also bought the pretty fun paper napkins for the bathroom at the dollar tree.  They are not really for the bathroom, but why not?
For the record my painted Giani counter top is holding up great! You may see that project here, if you missed it.
Today I am guest posting over at Johnnie, from Saved by love creations

                                                                            MY GUIDELINES 
   *Blogging 6 months or less and or less than 100 followers.
*Would love for you to become a new friend of mine as well on google friend connect.
*PLEASE turn off Word verification, makes commenting very difficult, and you do not need it. NOW there, are two words, I mean seriously, a time killer here.
Blogger does a great job of deterring spam comments.
*PLEASE visit a few other participants, that is what you are here for! 
*IF you find your link deleted, it is simply because you did not follow my simple guidelines.  
*PLEASE add my link or button to your blog and/or post. I will just delete your post otherwise.

Please limit your links to two per newbie party.
thank you.
I would also like to mention, that we all should be watermarking our photo's.  Which basically means, add your name or blog name to each photo.  With pinterest on the rise in popularity, I see many pins out there with no name.
Do realize any party you link up to, gives people free reign to pin away, which is great, however, no name on the photo, no credit.  I always source out my features and I try only to feature ones with your names on them, that is for your benefit. Even though the pin may lead back to my original post, people would clearly see it was your work, with a link back to YOUR blog.

And don't forget about the Spring'tacular party coming up soon..MARCH 12th
THE copy cat party will be in lieu of the newbie party that day.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pottery barn knock offs, Pallet project, Sun room, Goodwill finds, Graphics fairy,

Good morning all! Happy Sunday, rest day to you! 
Today, I am sharing some highlights of last weeks newbie party.  Pottery barn knock offs,Pallet projects, Goodwill finds and transformations,Graphics fairy projects, and a gorgeous sun room.
Come and check it out.

The velvet door, has a few more on this post to share, she did a fantastic job!
Smart gal indeed!

Next, Lorna, from My Inspiration overload shares some awesome Goodwill finds, and transformations.

So pretty after, you must see the before!

Chatty Cathy, got a little creative using the graphics fairy on a door...
Very frenchy!


This Pallet by Maggie from Hell on Heels {gotta love that name}
 project had my wheels turning.

pallet 034
 Oh my, how cool is this!

Last feature for today, is one of my favorite sun rooms by Let's add Sprinkles
Very different, colorful and eclectic.

Lots of cool treasures and Love in this room.

Thanks so much for joining me and sharing with the newbie party.
Feel free to grab my crow button.
See you later on for the newbie party.


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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Abstract art {please do not laugh}

Ok, so I have told ya'll before I am no Picasso!
We know this, obviously.  However, I decided to try my hand at some abstract painting.
A few friends and I thought it would be a fun night out.  There was  a groupon online for buy one get one.
OK, I am in.

I knew going into it, it would be a fun night regardless of the art outcome.
It was a small little art place close to home.
Hey, you could even bring your own wine or beer if you would like.
We did indulge in one.

The instructor was great...forgot her name and forgot to take a picture.
I guess I was very intent on learning, can't you tell?

The instructor had a painting in mind, that we were "suppose" to interpret and do ourselves with her teaching of course.
Interesting to see how we all certainly had our own twist, and did not follow the rules whatsoeva!

Very pretty...but who is thinking snow right now?

Can you guess who's is yellow?

We certainly did not have any fun!

we had a BLAST! I can't wait to do it again....

In the eyes of my 10 year old, he thought I was an artist...poor kid has no clue.
As you can see I need to take the class again,again, and again.

I am no Picasso indeed, I stand true to my word!
Debbiedoosdaisydoodles, that is what one of the gals called my flowers, was that a compliment? 
Ok sure it was!
Happy Saturday everyone!

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Colonial style home tour

Hi, I'm Judy from DIYbyDesign.
Welcome to our home.  We built our Colonial style house in 1999.
Since then most of the rooms have been transformed at least once.
When you come in the front door we have a two story entryway.
So what do you do with that extra space above the front door?
Well if you're me...you get up there on a ladder and decorate.

One of the most major changes happened about four years ago when we gutted the kitchen.  We were young when we built the house and we knew our tastes would change.  We were smart enough to opt for the builder's grade kitchen and did not upgrade anything in that room.  So when the dishwasher broke about five years ago, the wheels were set in motion for a total gut job.
I love our kitchen.  It is truly the heart of our home and where we spend most of our time.
One of my favorite things in the kitchen, and the one I receive the most e-mails on, is the chandelier over the kitchen island.  It is from ABC Crystal and is perfect for the island in it's design.  This chandelier was definitely a splurge, but so worth it as it is such a focal point of the kitchen.
In the old kitchen this area had a desk that was never used.  I designed this to wrap around two walls to form a bar area.  It is such a better use of the space and makes it feel part of the kitchen now.
We also have an eat in area in our kitchen.  I reupholstered the seats of those kitchen chairs after I was inspired by a fabric I saw in an Ethan Allen flyer. 
 I found just enough fabric on Ebay to complete the project.
Next room up is our living room.  The living room is our music room and reading room, and is also often used for after dinner conversation since it attaches to the dining room.
Here is our dining room.  
The dining room gets lots of natural light and has a gorgeous view of the backyard.

Here is one side of the dining room...

Here is the other.  The color on the wall is BM Tawny Port.  
I've been feeling the urge for a while now to lighten up the paint color,
 but haven't taken the plunge yet.
Next up is our family room which is also off the kitchen but on the other side.
The color on the wall is Benjamin Moore Arizona Tan.
The house is very open and I love how you can see all the way to the front door from here.
One of my favorite pieces in the room is a dresser we received after my husband's grandmother passed away.  It was in BAD shape.  It was my first major trash to treasure project.
The fireplace received a renovation a few years ago.  We removed the basic oak builders mantle and had this beautiful mantle made by the person who did all of our moulding work.
The mudroom was renovated last year.  It was my first time doing board and batten. 
 Our mudroom is also our laundry room.  
I just love this room now.  Makes me almost enjoy doing laundry...almost.
Heading upstairs the first room you see is my daughter's newly decorated room.  She is eleven and it was time for her room to get a more tween look.
I created this style tile board inspired by Pottery Barn Teen.  The letters were plain white and I found them on clearance at Target.  I covered them with the left over fabric.
Her desk is a Craigslist find that I painted using AS Chalk Paint.  The artwork I created as well.
Just down the hall is my 14 year old son's room.  He is a big sports fan.  
I made him the #5 pillow inspired by the Restoration Hardware Baby and Child pillow and the pillow to the right of the #5 pillow out of an old hockey jersey.
The guest room has probably gotten more updates than any room in our home (I don't know why except to say that I was never really satisfied with it).
The branches and birds look hand painted but are really vinyl decals.
The lamps were awesome Home Goods finds replicating Restoration Hardware lamps 
I had seen for 5x the cost.
The chair is a Craigslist find that I completely transformed using AS Chalk Paint 
and drop cloths to reupholster.  The drapes I made from fabric from
Calico Corners.  I used flat white sheets to line the pinch pleat drapes.
Our master bedroom was updated three years ago.  The color scheme is bronze, cream and robin's egg blue.  The colors are soothing and relaxing.
We have a tray ceiling and we painted it a robin's egg blue.  I wanted a chandelier but we needed a ceiling fan.  I found this perfect solution on lampsplus.com.
In creating an elegant design I mixed high with low.  The blue pillows I made using fabric that was $95/yard.  However, I mixed it with the bronze pillows from Target.  Mixed together you would never know the Target pillows were a bargain.  
We have five bathrooms...the master bathroom...

my daughter's bathroom...
my son's bathroom...
the powder room off the kitchen...
and the bathroom in our finished basement.
If you come over during the summer, you can be sure that there
will be pizza cooking in our outdoor pizza oven.
You can hang out by the pool...
or just relax in the shade on the patio.
Hope you enjoyed the tour of our home.
Thank you Judy for allowing us in your beautiful home, and giving us some great ideas that we can incorporate as well.