Reupholstering Waterbed Rails

What does a bored housewife do when she’s got 3 days off from work & the Hubby is out of town?  Shop?  No, I hate shopping.  Clean?  Kinda.  Relax?  Yep.  Party?  Oh yeah…  How do I party?  I create!

The project that I’ve wanted to do was in the bedroom.  It’s hard to do a major project in the bedroom when the Hubby is home.  I knew that this was going to take awhile.  So, to fill the void of my Hubby being gone, I fixed our waterbed rails.  They were in bad shape.  After 2 days, this is the result.

Reupholstering Waterbed Rails

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D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

A while ago, a friend posted a picture of a clock on Facebook.  She said she really wanted it.  When I said that it looked easy enough to make, she said “show me”.  I showed the picture to my son, and he said that he wanted one in black & white.  So, to satisfy both, I made it for my son’s birthday.  It was so easy to make using very little supplies.

Here’s how I made the “Whatever Clock”

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

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Updated Waste Basket

One of my ongoing projects is decorating the bathroom in silver & white.  It’s taking me a little longer than I’d anticipated, but I’m happy with how it’s coming along.

I’ve always got my eye out for items that I can customize.  This project was perfect for the bathroom.  I found this waste basket on one of my trips to the thrift store.  It still had the original Target tag on the bottom, and at $1.99 I couldn’t pass it up.  It had potential.  This is how I changed a plain Jane into something with a little sparkle.

Silver & white waste basket

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DIY Shower Curtain

I’m still working on changing up the bathroom from turquoise accents to silver & white.  I love the way the towels turned out.  (to see how I did them, go here)

The next project was a new shower curtain.  I made this for $4.00 instead of the $15.00 to $20.00 that the stores wanted.

(Please forgive some of the photos.  My camera is starting to go)

Shower Curtain from bed sheets

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New Bathroom Towels

After Spring Cleaning the bathroom, I realized that I’m really sick of all of the turquoise in there.  Once the walls were scrubbed, and everything was taken down, I got the bright idea that maybe the bathroom could use a color change.  It’s been sitting for a month, with only the basics until I decided on what color I wanted.  I finally chose silver & white, which is one of my favorite combinations.

New Bathroom Towels

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Painting Candles

While I was putting together the ‘A Tablescape for Ryleigh‘, it dawned on me that I’ve never done a DIY post on how to paint candles.  I’ve put it into other posts, (like the Orange & White Tablescape) but never one dedicated on how I do it.

I paint candles a lot so they will go with the project I’m working on.  You can’t always find the color you want, but you can always find the acrylic paint color you’re looking for.  And sometimes you don’t have the time to go out and shop for new.  The hardest part of painting candles is waiting for the paint to dry.

Here’s how I did it:

Painting Candles

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Feather Sprays-Tutorial

I’m always looking for new ways to add color to my centerpieces.  One of the ways to add color, inexpensively, is to add feathers.  They not only add color, but they add movement to a piece.  They also make a nice addition to flowers as a filler.  By putting feathers together into a spray, you can add height to them.  Feather sprays are easy to make, and can be used in most centerpieces.  I’ll show you how:

Feather Sprays

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White & Orange Fall Tablescape

Cuisine Kathleen has issued a “White Fall” challenge.  ONLY WHITE dishes, but ONE other accent for linens, glassware etc.  This was fun, but very challenging.  No problem with the white dishes, since they’re my everyday go to dishes.

The challenging part was the ONE other color.  Not different shades of the other color, but one other color.  My other color started with a burnt orange sheet that my husband suggested I buy when Walmart had their sale going on.  And a tablescape was born:

White & Orange Fall Tablescape

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