Recovering Dining Chairs and Dealing with Discontent in Our Homes

Recovering Dining Chairs and Dealing with Discontent in Our Homes
I'm sharing a surprising and super thrifty source for blue toile fabric that I used to recover my dining room chairs as well as a tutorial of the easy process and a frank little chat about dealing with discontent in our homes. It wasn't too long ago that I recovered my dining room chairs in black houndstooth. While I loved the fabric, it did make my dining room look darker with my black table and chairs. I was craving a lighter look, and when I found this blue toile fabric I knew it would be perfect.


Strawberry Mini Pies Summer Recipe

Strawberry Mini Pies Summer Recipe
A recipe to use those abundant fresh summer strawberries, these mini pies are so tasty and keep well in the fridge. The addition of ice cream and hot fudge sauce makes a decadent dessert. I thought I was going to have to call this post "How NOT to make strawberry mini pies" because I had some difficulty with them, which I'll explain below. In the end, they were SO good that I'll definitely be making them again, with a few modifications.


Christmas in July 9 Favorite Christmas DIYs

Christmas in July 9 Favorite Christmas DIYs
Christmas is officially 5 months away! Get a head start on your planning with these 9 favorite Christmas DIYs that you can start making (or at least planning for) today! Are you dreaming of Christmas yet? It's my absolute favorite time of the year and when the temps and humidity reach the stratosphere, I definitely find myself dreaming of the snowy, chilly days of December. Wait, who am I kidding? I live in Texas, where snow is a phenomenon! But, I still find myself thinking about decorating for Christmas and I thought I'd share some of my favorite Christmas DIYs in case you want to get a head start!


DIY Herringbone Coffee Table

DIY Herringbone Coffee Table
An easy beginner project, this herringbone top coffee table was a weekend DIY project that came together fairly easily and quickly. The faux stain top (done with just wax) and hairpin legs were the easiest part of the process.  This post may contain Amazon or other affiliate links. As an Amazon affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases. M y full disclosure policy can be found here. Mr DIY and I are not builders. We own several tools and I became quite proficient at the chop saw when we installed our reclaimed wood walls . Mr DIY is much more experienced and skilled with power tools than I am. Thanks to a friend's amazing workshop, he learned how to turn wood to make feet for this small cottage side table  that he built around some vintage wood legs that I found. As is usually the case, I got tired of something (in this case our living room coffee table) and wanted to come up with an affordable DIY solution.


Summer DIYs For Your Home

Summer DIYs For Your Home
Here is a collection of 9 summer DIYs that you can make for your home. Each one is budget friendly and will add a pretty touch to your decor. We are getting into the dog days of summer. I'm not really sure where that expression came from, but my interpretation is that when it's too hot and humid outside, that's the perfect time for an indoor craft, like these past projects!