If you would love to enjoy some Fabulous Home Decor DIY Projects…then you have come to the right place today. We are mixing up The Cottage of the Week a little bit by taking a closer look at some of our past home tours, their incredibly talented owners and the home decor diy projects that make their houses a home! So you saw the end results but you might not have seen how they did it…well that is going to change today. Bet once you experience their spot on DIY Tutorials and see the end results again you are going to want to get the hammer…the nails…the paint and CREATE!!! So sit back…enjoy a cuppa and enjoy.
My very first Cottage of the Week Home Tour featured Karianne from the one and only Thistlewood Farms. A lot has been happening over there on the rolling acres of Kentucky since we visited last as many of you know. There is this one DIY that I think everyone in the world should see…it is brilliant and guess what…it really is easy and very cost effective (I am telling you the TRUTH!) The end results are high end and very trendy. Also you can customize the technique to your own style and color palette! Interested? Then check out how to create The Shim Wood Bookcase and make one for your home! I know that I am strongly considering pickling the shims in 5 different complimentary colors…I am telling you the possibilities are endless.
Here is another piece of Thistlewood Farms that can be made by you in a relatively small element of time and if you are working in budget constraints…then this is perfect for you. You might have to go on the hunt to your favorite Flea Market or Good Will for the perfect down trodden table that needs and upcycling lift…but for some reason I don’t think that would be work for most of you : ) Then stock up on those paint sticks…yes those glorious little pieces of wood that just 5 years ago you treated with disregard…you used them and disposed of them without a thought! Now…they are a precious commodity…who knew right! Karianne gives such picture perfect steps to achieve this beauty…you can do this with NO problem! So stock up on those sticks and make a Paint Stick Table Top. It’s like having a little piece of Thistlewood.
If you loved the Paint Stick Table then I think you should be checking out the post that includes 4 more great furniture projects that you just might want to add to your list of DIY things to do! Thanks Karianne for all the inspiration you give us on a daily basis…you are a Rock Star!
Now we are going to hop over and visit with my buddy Gina over at The Shabby Creek Cottage! There is always so many amazing inspirations popping up at the Creek it’s hard to keep count! The first DIY project that I am sharing is a basic but what a great basic to know and know how to do. Gina shows us plain and simple how to make our own Grommet Top Curtains. She breaks it down for even tho most impaired sewers (speaking of myself : ) how to make a beautiful customized pair of drapes!
Gina also shares The Cheater’s Secret to beautiful pillows! Oh I love the shortcuts and Gina’s shortcuts are ones that never compromise the quality of the finished piece. So if you are shy…hesitant…a little uneasy when it comes the that sewing machine…let Gina be your guide!
Then there is Gina’s charming …whimsical and just plain fabulous wall of numbers that I give a TEN!!! She shows you how to collect many similar elements and then display them picture perfectly! Thank you Gina for inspiring us each day and truly making us feel as though we can DO IT!!!!
My darling friend Desiree over at The 36th Avenue has so many creative ideas and stacks of DIY’s to add some pizzaz and style into your home decor. She also shares solid basic DIY’s that everyone needs to refer to at one time or another. Like this great step by step picture tutorial on How to strip paint & refinish wood. It is an awesome DIY Tutorial that you are going to want to bookmark!
Oh…the Desiree Project to watch now is her Craft Room…she is creating 5 Workstations…one more FAB than the next…check this one out and keep yourself posted on the updates…if there is anyone that can magically create a craft room it is Desiree. LOVE this workstation. Thanks Desiree for always being a source of incredible inspiration and showing us how to and fabulously may I add!
Let’s say hi to Jennifer Rizzo! I don’t know about you…but I am in love with her breakfast nook! It is so quaint and charming I don’t have enough words to tell you how much I adore it. So drop by for a cup of something yummy and get the details on how you can get this look in your own home.
Here’s another great little project that Jennifer shows us…this is doable for everyone! A wonderful wine crate serving tray. Don’t you love it and Jen share the DIY!!! It’s the little touches that just show the heart of the home. Jennifer is always sharing her DIY’s…you will be enlightened…inspired and supercharged to try something new! Thanks Jen!
Now if you are hopelessly in love the the Shabby Cottage Chic Style…I have the address for you…drop by and visit with my friend Lynn over at Shabby Story…she has you covered for all those gorgeous shabby white and delicious furniture make-overs…the crystal accessories and oh the roses and more! If you might be wondering what to do with some closet doors that were removed…Lynn will show you…bedroom shutters and door sconces.
Now if you are looking to add a bit of cottage charm and dreaminess to a vintage dresser and then create an amazingly gorgeous mirror…Lynn has you covered with this vintage dresser and mirror post! Lynn…thank you for always sharing the most deliciously charming and beautiful Cottage Chic creations! You are a sweetheart! Hugs to Bailey the Bulldog!
So what do you think? Did you enjoy going behind the scenes of those gorgeous home tours…did you like getting the details on the DIY’s? The fabulous ladies make it look easy and they love sharing with you! Hope these Fabulous Home Decor DIY Projects have inspired you. Drop by and visit these incredible blogs…the inspiration just keeps coming. Another episode of The Cottage of the Week ladies Fabulous Home Decor DIY Projects will be popping up again soon!!!