{Tutorial} Personalized Envelope Pillow

May 30, 2011

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I hope you had a wonderful long weekend!  Mine was filled with BBQs, relaxation, spending time with family, and remembering those who have fought and are fighting for our country!  How did you spend this holiday weekend? Now let me share with you, what I've been up to..... Using my favorite new material - - drop cloth - - I created this stylish, yet simple envelope-style pillow, then stenciled the initial of our last name on the front.   To be honest with you, I’m usually not a monogram-type person, but I have to say, I truly enjoy seeing this cute pillow showcasing our family … [Read more...]

Saturday Spotlight #14

May 28, 2011

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Welcome to the 14th edition of Saturday Spotlight! Mother Nature has not had a good week.  From North to South, East to West, there have been storms all over.  Through blogging you "virtually" meet so many people from all parts of the country, and I'm sure someone you know has had to deal with these horrible events.  Our hearts and prayers go out to you who have had damage to your home and/or communities. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.  Let's remember those who have fought for us and continually fight for our freedom!! Now it's time to PAR-TAY ~ Let's see what you've been up … [Read more...]

Simple Steps to Spray Painting Success: The Pros Give their Advice

May 26, 2011

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I've painstakingly had many mishaps with spray painting.  So many projects gone wrong because of too little patience (yes, I admit that I have no little patience).  Either the paint runs, looks uneven, or results in being plain ole' blotchy.  Even though, I enjoy DIY projects, spray painting is really not my thing, yet I want to know what I am doing wrong! Solution? Ask the experts! I've connected with a few other bloggers that I know will share their secrets and expert advice to make a project worthy of displaying using spray paint. The fun and fabulous, Beckie of Infarrantly Creative, is … [Read more...]

A Million Reasons to Love Pinterest

May 25, 2011

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Looking for something on the web?  Pinterest is the answer!   I could spend hours browsing... I could "pin" all day! Find me on Pinterest (sasinteriors) … [Read more...]

Stenciling: An Inexpensive and Stylish Alternative to Wallpaper

May 24, 2011

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Wallpaper has gone in and out of style like bell bottoms...in the 60s/70s it was 'in' style, then by the 80s it was being ripped off the walls, and now over the past decade it's totally back (any much more updated).  But sometimes you still don't want the commitment of wallpaper or the hassle of installing it. The happy compromise? Stenciling Stenciling is an inexpensive, yet stylish way to add interest and intrigue to a wall.  With many of the modern stencil designs available, stenciling is a great alternative to wallpaper. I've been thinking of stenciling one of the walls in my … [Read more...]

A Favorite Show to Watch: Sarah’s House

May 23, 2011

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Have you ever heard of or watched Sarah's House? It's one of my favorite DIY home shows on HGTV Host, Sarah Richardson, is an incredibly talented Interior Designer.  Along with her sarcasm and funny personality, the show is quite engaging to watch. While sticking to a budget and a time schedule, Sarah truly makes the show "real".  I'm often turned off by many so-called "reality" home shows because they make it look so easy to start and finish an entire project (or house) in a half hour episode ~ That is so NOT reality! With Sarah's show, each episode focuses on one room, so you truly … [Read more...]

Saturday Spotlight # 13

May 21, 2011

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Welcome to the 13th edition of Saturday Spotlight! We hope you had a fabulous week filled with lots of creative projects....SO let's see it ~ This linky party hosted by Jenna of SAS Interiors and Jenn of Green Door Designs is fun and unique! Link up your project ONCE and it's showcased on TWO blogs = More exposure...More FUN?! Our combined FEATURE pick from week #12Lydia of Pudel-design created this amazing painted rug - -  LOVE the stencil design! Jenna's Pick from week #12 Elizabeth of The Mustard Ceiling was tired of her old window treatments and with a little creativity, made … [Read more...]

What’s Hotter than Honeysuckle?

May 19, 2011

Coral Colored Outdoors

Coral is smashing for summer! Coral is chic. Coral is casual. Coral eludes sophistication. It's such a cheerful color and is a great representation of happiness and joy. Coral is beautiful in a pattern or elegant as a solid. Coral is such a versatile hue, and when paired correctly, it is a great complement to many other colors like navy, green, turquoise, and purple. Of course, like most strong colors, you don't want to oversaturate a space. When used in appropriate doses, Coral can be powerful and dramatic. And Coral is a favorite in the … [Read more...]

DIY: Drop Cloth Table Runner

May 17, 2011

Drop Cloth Table Runner

Lately I’ve been a wee-bit obsessed with drop cloths…not the ugly blue kind, but the pretty and fabulous heavy beige version.  I’ve basically gone drop cloth MAD - - everything in my house is being transformed with drop cloths.  (I may need drop cloth therapy in a few weeks, but for now, I’m okay…ha!) After making a few pillows (which I’ll share soon), I ventured into making a runner for my dining room table using, non-other than, a drop cloth and a fun chevron accent fabric (you know I love chevron).  I’ve never quite found a table runner that is the ‘perfect’ size, until now because - - I … [Read more...]

Paint Series Roundup!

May 16, 2011

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I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  I was quite the busy bee over the last two days and can't wait to share the MANY projects that I've been working on! Before that though, I thought a recap of last week's Paint Series was a must. At some point throughout your life, I am sure you picked up a paint brush or roller.  Well, have you?? And if not, I know you will sometime in the future!  Do you know what brush is best for your project? Do you know what paint sheen is appropriate for what room? And how much paint do you actually need? All these questions and MUCH MORE were … [Read more...]