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June Farmhouse Friends – DIY fringed pillow

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Welcome back to the second round of the Farmhouse Friends! This month I’m bringing a little fringed blue and white fun into your lives – as if there is ever enough blue and white fringed fun! Earlier this month as part of my spruce up for my Summer Eclectic Home Tour I found this blue and white table runner from World Market and the moment I saw it I knew I had to make it mine. I love it as a table runner but it was as if the damn thing was begging me to do more with it. It had greater aspirations than just being a table runner – like being a big long pillow instead. Just by coincidence I got a massively long lumbar pillow from Restoration Hardware from a few years back. It was a favorite of mine but I felt it was like it was a friendship I’d …

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DIY watercolored fabric

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Last month I was struck with the idea that DIY watercolored fabric could be a really cool idea. I talked to my friend Kellie from Velvet Finishes and she was so on board with the idea of painting fabric that she sent me some of her fabulous paint to give it a go. It turned out to be a really easy project! DIY Watercolored Fabric Pillow Supplies: Natural linen Velvet Finishes Paint (or acrylic paint) Small bowl Paint brush Spray bottle of water Garbage bag Mix a tablespoon of paint with a quarter cup of water in a small bowl. Spray down your fabric with the spray bottle of water. You want the fabric to be fairly wet so that the paint will not have distinct edges but with instead run and create a more organic feel. Then just start painting away. I found that if I constantly sprayed the …

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ORC {the details} & new blog discoveries

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As promised I’m back with all the details and sources for my chinoiserie kids bathroom! First up is the biggest and bestest – the wallpaper. I knew I wanted something bright and fun for the bath. When I found this Meg Braff Up a Tree Bamboo on Green I fell hook, line and sinker. I don’t think this room would have been half as fun without that paper. Even when it was just the wallpaper up and I kept going in the bathroom to stare at it I knew I’d made the right choice. I almost didn’t change the faucets out because I didn’t want to freak out the husband. Somehow new faucets kind of makes him lose his mind – like it puts a project over the top. I got over the freaked out husband fear with these sub $100 fixtures. I really love the lines of these faucets with the …

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She’s Crafty {the $20 Moroccan pouf}

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I have to admit that I resisted the appeal of the Moroccan pouf for years because – obviously mistakenly – I thought they were going to be a short lived trend. Here today and gone tomorrow along with my $400. I finally decided to stop resisting their lure and I found poufs at great prices like this one on etsy (currently on sale for $89). At such a great price I had to be stupid not to just go for it. But they weren’t stuffed and I wasn’t sure I wanted to bother with that. In the meantime I found Rosa Beltran’s tutorial for a box pouf and that’s when I got the idea to use drop cloth. In case you missed it I’m on a mission to discover all the myriad ways painter’s drop cloth can be turned into something else like outdoor curtains – The backing for a juju …

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Year of Change Reveal {October}

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It’s the end of October and time to reveal this month’s Year of Change challenge with our blog friends Life on Virginia Street, Rosa Beltran Designs, Commona My House and guest designer Krystine Edwards.   I have been so excited about this month’s reveal! The challenge was to add fabric to a space. We teamed up with Tonic Living on this one and got to add fabric from their amazing selection to our homes. If you aren’t familiar with Tonic Living you need to check out their website. They carry the most beautiful fabrics and they are all very reasonably priced. Read on to see how Erin and I incorporated their fabrics into our homes in very different ways. {Erin’s project} The project I decided to take on for this month’s Year of Change was to upholster my son’s IKEA bed. It’s been on my list of projects for some time now and having a great selection of fabrics to choose from Tonic …

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