Fabric Woven Basket

Make this fabulous woven trash can using fabric strips! No glue! No scissors! Just two items. Get the tutorial at DIY beautify!

Today's post is a long way from a July 4th  project! I've inundated your inbox with red, white and blue DIY projects recently, including my easy patriotic pinwheels and my Fourth of July mantel.

I'm ready for some pink, how 'bout you?

This project couldn't be simpler.

Where to Find Affordable Turquoise Dressers

I've sourced some amazing and affordable Turquoise Dressers; check them out at DIY beautify!

Happy Wednesday! I don't normally post mid-week, but today's post is not my usual DIY project. Rather, it's in honor of summer and the sparkling waters of the ocean, in all it's varying shades. Turquoise just might be my favorite color. I've got a little bit of turquoise in every room in my home...different shades, but they all work together!

Turquoise painted furniture fits into so many styles. Whether you love farmhouse, country, cottage, bohemian...even eclectic and modern, this bright and cheerful color appeals to just about everyone.

Fourth of July Mantel

Create a 4th of July Mantel on the cheap by borrowing items from around your home! See it all at DIY beautify

A mantel is one of my favorite areas to decorate and I especially love dressing my mantel for seasonal holidays. It's just a nice little perch and the first thing you see when you walk into our home.

I don't think I've ever decorated my mantel for the Fourth of July, but I was inspired by a bandana bunting I spotted in Country Living magazine, and the mantel kind of evolved from there.

July 4th Projects to Make

Patriotic Project Inspiration for you! Check out this fabulous selection of DIY projects at DIY beautify!

Can you believe the Fourth of July is just around the corner? I hope you're having a good summer. We are HOT here in middle TN, and have been getting a lot of rain - which is good and bad. Good because it means I can be lazy when it comes to watering my flower pots outside; bad because it's not great pool weather and it wreaks havoc with my allergies!

Anywhoo, I hope you've got some fun plans lined up to celebrate July 4th!

I'm including all my Patriotic Projects together here

Rescuing a Coffee Table From the Trash (again!)

Don't throw that table away, stencil it for a fresh new look! This DIY is available at DIY beautify!

You've all heard the saying, 'You reap what you sow,' and even though I'm using it out of context...it proved true in this instance.

I'm talking about a lazy coffee table transformation about 6 months ago where I neglected to finish it with a top coat, leading to this...

Bathroom Inspiration - A Girl Can Dream!

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I'm a dreamer.

That's how most of my projects are born.

My current home is a work in progress, but we were recently able to bring a couple of dreams to fruition...we created farmhouse charm in our builder-grade laundry room (for under $200) and turned an unused bedroom into a relaxing, updated guest room.

I have lots of dreams for my home...changing out the carpet for wood floors, reinventing the kitchen for a better flow and increased function and having the money to redo our bathrooms.

Sometimes a dream can come to an abrupt halt...

Easy Bunting from Denim Pockets

15 minutes and a few pairs of outgrown jeans are all you need to create this adorable Denim Pocket Bunting. Get all the details at DIY beautify!

If you've read DIY beautify for any time, you'll know that I love bunting. I've made them from doilies, dictionary pages, burlap, even drop cloth.

So when I saw the denim pocket banner from Pen N' Paper Flowers, I was inspired to make my own, modifying the method slightly.

Tie Dye Swirl Technique

This post is sponsored by the Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit and Blueprint Social. All opinions on tie dye and summer and candy and tweenagers are entirely my own!

My 10-year old daughter and I could almost be twinsies (that darn age thing!). We not only look alike...we both love the beach, the color aqua, summer, movies, candy AND we both enjoy making stuff! Bonding together over a fun craft is one of our favorite things, and we recently celebrated the arrival of summer with a Tie Dye project. I'm going to share a fun and easy Swirl Tie Dye Tee technique with you today! 

Try this easy technique for creating fabulous Swirl Tie Dye tees that will ROCK your summer! Step by step instructions can be found at DIY beautify.

Father's Day Free Printables

Father's Day is just around the corner. Do you know what you're getting for your dad...or your children's dad?

Might I be so bold as to suggest an easy, yet meaningful gift?

A heartfelt printable that you can pop into a frame and dad can display on his desk is something that never goes out of style.

I have created several different printables for you to choose from. They are free (for personal use only) and each is a different style, hopefully one will suit Your dad!

Five free printables for Father's Day; one is sure to be perfect for your dad! Get them at DIY beautify!

DIY Pallet Sign with Painted Phrase

Learn how to create a rustic sign from pallet wood and add a personal phrase to give it meaning! Find the details at DIY beautify

A pile of old wood is a lot like families.


... rough in spots and full of splinters

...many are discarded and untended

BUT full of potential!

Just like a family, with a little love and attention, an old weathered piece of wood can turn into something beautiful!

I became the happy owner of a big 'ole pile of junk wood last fall. A lot of it was old fence boards, but there was also a bunch of pallet wood which became a sign.