DIY Chalky Finish Bench Makeover

How to paint furniture using Chalky Finish paint. A colorful DIY makeover for an entryway bench!

Have you ever wondered how to paint furniture?  If so, you may love today’s project, a DIY Chalky Finish Bench Makeover. If you like this post you may also like this Jewelry Box Makeover or this Painted Mirror Project. This post is sponsored by DecoArt, all opinions and hair-brained ideas are 100% mine…. all mine…   Several… 

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20 Summer Projects to Sew with Pom Poms

20 Pom Pom Sewing Projects Perfect for Summer!!

Have you noticed all of the pom pom projects showing up lately? I serioulsy think this is going to be the “Summer of the Pom Pom”. If you’re itching to start stitching up some pom pom inspired projects I’ve rounded up a list for you of 20 Pom Pom Projects perfect for Summer!   Pom Pom Tutu… 

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DIY Gold Foil Artwork – and Free Printable

DIY Gold Foil Artwork Tutorial (and free printable) on polkadotchair.com

This post is sponsored by American Crafts, affiliate links are included #HSMinc Last week I had a nice surprise waiting for me when I got home from Spring Break.  A new Minc. foil machine.  I’ve teamed up with the good folks at American Crafts for the next 6 months to show you guys some of… 

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How to sew a Pillow Cover with an Invisible Zipper

How to sew a pillow cover with an Invisible Zipper- a free sewing tutorial

  On Friday I shared a simple way to dress up a pillow by a adding customizable pillow wrap. Today I’m going to show you how to sew the pillow cover for the pillows.  This pillow cover has an invisible zipper which not only gives it a professional finish,  it also makes it easy to swap… 

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How to make Pillow Wraps – Kentucky Derby Craft Ideas

How to use ribbon and burlap to make Pillow Wraps

I have a set of pillows on my couch that I love to swap out each season. I’ve got a set for Christmas, Halloween and the 4th of July.  With Derby coming up I decided it was high time that I made a new set of pillows for the occasion.  I’ve used my Derby Style… 

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DIY Kentucky Derby Wreath & Video Tutorial

DIY Kentucky Derby Wreath- cute decoration for Derby Day!

Okay, first up we need to chat…. the Kentucky Derby is May 2nd.  That’s about 2 weeks away. It’s a HUGE deal here.  The stores are all stocked with Derby Day party items, you find hats and fascinations all over the mall, and Derby talk pretty much dominates every tv broadcast.  The next couple of… 

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How to make a Pom Pom

How to make a pom pom with yarn.

Hey there!! Today is 10 Minute Tuesday!!   Todays project is pretty simple but is something that can so easily be used as the perfect finishing touch for a project. I’m sharing a tutorial to make this Pom Pom pillow over at Tatertots and Jello today and thought that some of you might be interested… 

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40 Valentine’s Day Projects to Sew

40 Valentine's Day Sewing Projects

    The weather here has been so horribly gray and cloudy this week that I’ve begun to get a bad case of the winter blaaaahhhsss…..  I think that must be why they put Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle of Winter. To give us a little respite from all the gray dreariness.  If you’re… 

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Gold Leaf Sign for Thanksgiving

DIY Gold Leaf Stenciled Wood sign

  This week marks round 4 of the Cricut Design Team Star contest. For this month, our team was tasked with creating a Holiday Home Decor project.  Our teams theme for this month “Gold”.  When we were assigned a holiday project I first thought about making something for Christmas, but I think that Thanksgiving gets overlooked… 

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How to use Chalky Finish Paint

Easy Mirror refinish using Chalky Finish Paint on polkadotchair.com

Disclosure: A big thanks to DecoArt for sponsoring this post and providing the paint for the project, even though this post is sponsored all opinions are mine, all mine.  We are about to undertake a big room “shuffle”… it involves moving two kids to different bedrooms and creating a larger sewing and office space for myself. I… 

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