Staircase Makeover: Filling Holes and Staining Treads

June 1, 2012

Staircase Makeover Phase Two

It's almost been 2 weeks since I posted about the stair makeover, but don't think I haven't been hard at work.  The staining took quite a long time and not because it was difficult, but for another reason - keep on reading.  Anyway, I can officially say that the staining is complete and I am at the half way point now (I hope). This second phase of the staircase makeover covers sanding the stairs, filling the gazillion holes from the carpet tacks and staples, and staining the treads. So let's jump right in and get started! Project Details Duration of Phase Two: 1.5 hours for sanding … [Read more...]

Create Your Own Succulent Arrangement

May 25, 2012

Succulent Arrangement

I'm a sucker for succulents, but have always been hesitant to get them because I don't have a green thumb and most arrangements are pretty pricey (keep on reading and you'll see)! Recently, on my quest to bring the outdoors in, I finally got the courage and set out on search for a pretty succulent arrangement, and couldn't believe how much they cost.  Similar to terrarium arrangements, most are $30+ and that's certainly not in my budget, especially since I haven't had success in the past with keeping plants living for long. If you remember back not too long ago, my gal blogger pal, … [Read more...]

Staircase Makeover: A New DIY Venture Begins

May 21, 2012

Removing Carpet Strips

One evening late last week, the Mister and I found ourselves without something on our to-do list, so we finally embarked on the staircase project that I posted about 2 weeks ago.  It took longer than expected to start this project, but I needed my man's muscles and braun to assist on the beginning stages. If you remember back, the removing of the carpet was one of my DIY project goals for 2012 and I'm excited that its finally begun.  I initially wanted to remove/replace all the carpet on the second floor (yet it's not within the budget), but removing the carpet on the stairs is going to be … [Read more...]

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

Staircase Carpet

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...]