How to Make Book Slings

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 If this sounds oddly familiar to you, it's because I've already done (and blogged about) this project. I made my first set of book slings a few years ago while pregnant with boy #2, but I'm going to throw it out there again since 98% of my current readers probably haven't seen that post. Plus these slings have been really great... I mean, we're r … [Read more...]



Adding Length to a Shower Curtain

Make a floor length shower curtain

It all started when I feel in love with the  Mosaic Shower Curtain from World Market. I already had a perfectly good shower curtain  from Target, but it was kiddie themed..and as much as I try I just don't like kid stuff. So I ditched it. This one is beautiful (although it - and the entire bathroom - photograph terribly) but it has the same prob … [Read more...]



25 DIY Shower Curtain Tutorials

25 Shower Curtain Tutorials

If you are in need of a shower curtain or just want to add a little something to your current one, than look no further... today's post has more ideas than you can handle. And only one of them comes from me. (Links to each blog and tutorial are underneath the photo.)       Pleated accent shower curtain from Addicted 2 Decorating Waves of ruff … [Read more...]



Ruffly Bubbly DIY Tree Skirt

Tree skirt from a tablecloth and burlap

For years now my Christmas tree and been naked underneath...we have just had the highly sophisticated fake tree stand out there in the open. This year I decided to class it up and add a tree skirt, but of course buying premade things is just not how we roll in this house. So here is how I easily made one out a tablecloth and some burlap r … [Read more...]



Drop Cloth Barstool Makeover

dropcloth barstools

Two years ago we bought our barstools off of Craigslist for about $40. I wasn't particularly in love with them, but they were cheap, tall, and there were three of them. And they were brown, and we all know how I love brown. But it was time for a change... after all, I am still working on debrowning the living room. I wanted to lighten them up and … [Read more...]



How To Make Curtains

How to make curtains - Domestic Imperfection

Yesterday I told you how to make your own curtain rods, and today we are moving onto curtains!   Curtains are so superbly easy to make. If you can sew a straight stitch on your sewing machine, than you can make curtains. If you don't have a sewing machine (or just don't want to use it) then don't leave just yet, you can easily make these curtains w … [Read more...]



My Big Fat Nursery Chair

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My nursery list is dwindling! Good thing, cause so is my time to complete it. Here is a picture of my nursery chair as of last week. It was given to me by my mom, who got it from a garage sale a looong time ago. (Update: After posting this my mom called to let me know that she actually didn't get this at a garage sale, but rather found it on the … [Read more...]



Triple Book Slings

Book sling tutorial

Do y'all remember the list I posted about all the things I wanted to finish in the nursery before the baby comes?  Well, I've completed my first task...book slings! I first came across the idea on Pinterest and then found a tutorial here.  It's a really simple project...if you just make one. I of course had to jazz it up a bit and make three. Still … [Read more...]



How To Make an Envelope Closure Pillow

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I'm not great at sewing. In fact, I pretty much stick to sewing square things like pillows, curtains, book slings, tablecloths, and handkerchiefs. Okay, not handkerchiefs (do people actually use those anymore?), but you get the picture.  Luckily sewing an envelope closure pillow is super simple and a great place to start if you're new to … [Read more...]



DIY Bay Window Curtain Rod & Back Tab Curtains

Bay Window Rods & Back Tab Curtains

Although this project was really simple it did take me nearly a month to complete, from picking out fabric and brainstorming about how to make the curtain rod to only really being able to work during nap time. I love the way it turned out though! Here is the before picture. Well, its not a true before picture... The first step was to figure … [Read more...]