Spring Front Porch {Reveal}

May 7, 2012

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Confession... I didn't even have 5 minutes to start my staircase carpet removal this past weekend - Huge Bummer, I know!  I'm sure some of you are disappointed {I am} after my exciting Another DIY Project is Born post from Friday, buuuuut I have to say the weekend was not filled with R & R.  Instead of embarking on my latest DIY idea (removing the ugly, old, worn carpet on the stairs), we continued our efforts on the exterior instead. Take a look... Pretty snazzy, right?  Boy, did it take A-L-O-T of effort and my butt is still aching, but it was definitely worth it.  AND there … [Read more...]

The Beginning of a New DIY Project: Staircase

May 4, 2012

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Ever wonder how I come up with the DIY projects around my home? I'll be honest, I don't often sit n' stew over things I want to do, but instead when a thought comes into my head, I ACT... quickly.  Time doesn't pass long without me getting my feet wet (meant figuratively, not literally - most of the time). Just moments ago (literally this time), a new idea popped in my head and before you know it, I was hard at work. If you recall a few months ago, one of my goals for 2012 was to recarpet the stair and second floor bedrooms.  Well unfortunately with all the work and $$$ we've been … [Read more...]

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...]

Painted Two-Toned Desk + Tips on Painting Furniture

March 30, 2012

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I'm just about finished with the updates for my son's bedroom makeover.  It hasn't been a huge overhaul, but with rearranging the furniture, adding colorful stripes on the wall, and hanging new DIY pallet shelves, this space has received a welcome refresher.  In the midst of moving around the beds and dresser, I realized  my little man is at the age where he really needs a desk to work at and hold all his creative supplies. If you remember back quite a long time ago, I purchased a beauty of a desk off Craigslist.  It lived in my family room ever since (over 6 months), but wasn't "right".  … [Read more...]

Spring Mantel with Shades of Turquoise

March 27, 2012

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Last week here in Upstate NY, the weather was amazing and I soaked up every bit of sun I could get. Now it's a little chillier, but Spring and Summer will be here before ya know it! In the midst of the gorgeous weather, I took some time to put together my new Spring Mantel. Over the past few months, I have been introducing more cooler colors than the warmer colors that I've lived with for many years. So my latest mantel creation has a whole lotta turquoise, which is a beautiful and dynamic compliment to the burnt orange focal wall. Here it is... What do you think? Turquoise is … [Read more...]

Dried Hydrangea Wreath

March 20, 2012

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It's officially Spring! This is definitely a favorite time of year for me when the days are longer and the temps are warmer.  The winter was pretty non-existent in Upstate NY this year, so thankfully a lot of projects that were on the backburner till Spring, already got finished. Over the weekend when the weather was in the 60s and sunny, we started tackling our first outdoor project of the year, but I stepped away from the cutting and hammering for a moment to make this beautiful Dried Hydrangea Wreath. I had anticipated making this wreath in the Fall and cut off a bunch of hydrangea … [Read more...]

How To Glaze a Cabinet Using Stain

March 15, 2012

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I've glazed, antiqued, and distressed furniture for a few projects that I've featured in the past, but during the makeover of my master bathroom, I tried a completely new and different way of glazing.  Instead of using my water/paint technique, this time I used stain. As I mentioned in the master bathroom reveal, I had envisioned a slightly darker cabinet with a light colored glaze.  I had anticipated painting the cabinets, then instead of using my watered-down-brown-paint technique like I've done in the past for my cabinet and chair, I thought it would be interesting to try a watered … [Read more...]

How To Make Any Curtain into a Shower Curtain

March 13, 2012

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I am thrilled to have my master bathroom complete!  The kind and thoughtful comments that YOU, my awesome readers, have left over the past week have made the craziness all worth it.  So thank you, thank you, thank you.  As I mentioned during the reveal, I DIYed (technically not really a word, but you got it) my shower curtain using two window drapery panels (a.k.a. curtains), and now I'm going to show you how. I had found these curtain panels a while ago and they were basically the inspiration for the space and everything I chose was set around these beauties. When I originally … [Read more...]