Placemat Pillow

April 30, 2012

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Happy Monday!  For the past week I've been a little MIA around the blogosphere because I was enjoying a much-needed vacation with my family and was without any form of technological communication - yes, crazy, I know and it was fabulous! I am officially "back", but have lots to catch up on, so I've got another blogging bud sharing a fun and easy DIY project with you today. Please welcome Angie of The Country Chic Cottage ... So happy to be guest blogging on SAS Interiors today!  I am Angie with The Country Chic Cottage and I blog about home decor, crafts, vintage finds, and … [Read more...]

Anthropologie Knock-Off: Embellished Lamp Shade

April 26, 2012

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I hope you're having a wonderful week!  Today my fabulous & talented blogging bud, Erin of How to Nest for Less is here sharing a fun and creative project that can change a room from blah to beautiful.  From crafts to home decor to sewing, Erin has some mad DIY skills, plus she's a super awesome photographer and photoshop guru (check out these amazing tricks & tips). Without further ado, Erin, share away... Hi everyone! My name is Erin and I'm the DIY wannabe behind How to Nest for Less! Today I'd love to share this super quick & easy embellished lamp shade with … [Read more...]

How-To Make a Terrarium

April 24, 2012

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I hope you had a nice weekend my friends!  I'm thrilled that my friend Brittany, the sensational and empowering DIYer behind Pretty Handy Girl, is here today sharing a fun DIY creation that brings the outdoors in. Brittany, show us what you got... I'm so excited to be guest posting on SAS Interiors today. Today I'm going to show you how to make your own terrarium. But, before we begin I'd like to introduce myself. Hi, everyone, my name is Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl). I write a blog, called what else: Pretty Handy Girl! My blog is filled with DIY tutorials for … [Read more...]

5 Simple Must-Know Thrifting Tips

April 19, 2012

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Even though it took us a while to find out her "real" name (sometimes I still want to call her Madigan), Shannon is the super creative and talented DIYer behind Madigan Made, where she shares simple DIY ideas for you and your home.  From crafting ideas to holiday creations to blogging tips, Shannon shares simple crafts & decor for everyday living.  With Spring in full swing, this is the best time of year for garage sales and thrift shopping, and thanks to Shannon, she's sharing her favorite thrifting tips. Shannon, take it away... Hi there! I’m Shannon and I blog over at Madigan … [Read more...]

Boy Bedroom Makeover {Reveal}

April 17, 2012

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I've talked about it enough and now I am finally delivering... my son's bedroom is complete and I'm making the reveal {squeal}.  It's been enjoyable and fun to work on some new do-it-yourself projects and make some design updates in his room, but I'm also happy to say, it's DONE.  And what a coincidence that the reveal is today because it's also his 6th birthday - wow the time has gone fast. Let's stop the chattin' and get to the room reveal. If you happen to remember way back when before painting the stripes, I created this quick sketch of what I wanted the space to look like once we … [Read more...]

5 Simple Steps to Complete Darkness + Giveaway

April 13, 2012

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No I haven't turned to the Dark Side, but I now am in complete darkness thanks to my new blackout cellular shades.  Thanks to the fine folks of Payless Decor, I got the opportunity to hang & test their shades and I have to say they are different & better than what I expected!  Read on... I am a huge fan of layering window treatments, not only for aesthetic reasons (to look pretty), but also for function.  Who wants the bright sun glaring through the windows at 5 a.m.?  I don't :)  Adding dimension and layers to your window treatments not only picture frames the exterior, but it also … [Read more...]

15 Inspirational Outdoor Spaces: Part 2

April 11, 2012

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With Spring in full swing, my mind has left the indoors and is focused on outdoor living.  Yesterday I shared 15 of my favorite outdoor spaces and today I'm sharing 15 more.  Let's bring the indoors out and be inspired by this outdoor living spaces. Beautiful summer table in shades of blue by Centsational Girl Relaxing outdoor oasis featured on Delight By Design Bold & Beautiful outdoor space feature at House Beautiful Outdoor living space filled with rich color and texture featured at House Beautiful Relaxing outdoor haven featured at BHG Cool, comfortable, and neutral outdoor … [Read more...]

15 Inspirational Outdoor Spaces

April 10, 2012

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Since the first 50 degree+ day a few weeks ago, I have been non-stop trying to tackle outdoor projects.  The Mister and I have been hard at work the last 3 weekends, transforming our side yard which has been in need of TLC since we moved in.  Two weeks ago we had about 15 trees removed (something that we couldn't DIY since they were 40-60' feet high) and ever since, we have been clearing out overgrown shrubs & debris. Our overall vision is to create a grassed area with a garden for some flowers & veggies, as well as a patio and seating area.  A LOT still needs to be done, but in the … [Read more...]

An Office to Dream About

April 6, 2012

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I often sit at my computer, in my home office, thinking and dreaming about my ideal office space. What colors would it be?  How would I introduce texture? How would the WOW-factor be met?  I'm very happy with my current desk and the changes that I recently made, but a girl can still dream, right?? This bright and cheery office space designed by Lauren Nelson Design is a blissful space to work.  From floor to ceiling, this office is filled with bold colors and interesting patterns, yet still evokes a happy, airy space to get the creative juices flowing.  I love the eclectic style of the … [Read more...]

My Favorite Colors for Spring 2012

April 5, 2012

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Whether painting or adding a few new accessories or furniture, color is important to bring life into any space. Now that the long, drear days of winter are over, Spring is the perfect time of year to paint those beige walls and/or take a risk by buying that bright orange or yellow platter or vase that you've had your eye on for months!  You can never go wrong with a splash of color. My two favorite go-to paint lines are Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams.  Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of other paint lines that I use and feel are a good quality, but there is just something … [Read more...]