Monday, July 28, 2014

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME # 71 & FEATURES


Hello everyone and welcome to 
Tuesdays at Our Home!



I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
Last week we had an amazing get together.
Lets take a look at some of the fabulous links from Tuesdays at Our Home # 70.

Lisa from Texas Decor gave her breakfast table 
a gorgeous makeover.




Kendra from Joy in Our Home shared a great tutorial on how to make your own headboard. So pretty!


Jody from Southern Seazons gave her kitchen island a beautiful  new look.




April from Wilker Do's impressed us once again with another DIY project. 
She shared a great tutorial on how to make a beautiful planter box.




Mary from Spindle Design built a gorgeous quilt shelf from and antique door.




Terry from Forever Decorating gave her front porch furniture a beautiful makeover.


Thank you again to all who took the time to participate!
 I always appreciate your visits and wonderful comments!


If you were featured, please feel free to grab a "featured button" from my sidebar.





  And now, lets party!
You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking or DIY related. 
 NO Etsy shops, please. 


And although there is no rules to join, I would love if you start following my blog. 

  Have fun!








Friday, July 25, 2014

OLD SHOES / NEW SHOES


Happy Friday!
Today I am sharing with you a crazy little project my daughter and I did while she was home on vacation. :)
This is not my usual kind of post, but I just had to share this one with you.

Let me tell you, when she told me what she wanted to do, I thought "no way, no how", but she pulled it off. LOL
I wonder where she gets this "craftiness" from. :)
So here it goes! A simple tutorial on how we changed the look of an old pair of shoes by covering them with fabric.
 
 
 
 
 We did start with an old pair of black shoes.
She was going to throw them away, because the leather was a bit worn out.



She bought a half a yard of the fabric she wanted to use and a yard of black trim. 
The fabric was on sale at Hobby Lobby, so this project cost her about four dollars.




And she had read somewhere people are doing this with mod podge, but it did not work for us, 
so we used my favorite spray glue. We always have a bottle at home.


First, we cut the fabric in half making sure it was big enough to cover the whole shoe.
We sprayed the top of the shoe first and smoothed and secured the fabric.
It was glued in about two minutes.


Then we cut the fabric in half up to about 1 1/2 inches front the top.




At this point, I put some plastic bags inside each shoe to be able to glue the sides without getting glue 
inside the shoe and once it was secured and had no bubbles, we cut the excess fabric.





Using a Q-tip we applied a little glue around the edges and secured the fabric inside with some pins.
We let them dry completely for about 20 minutes.




We trimmed all the fabric around the shoe and using the glue gun, we added the black trim very carefully.





And you are done!
Not too bad for $4.00. :)




Thank you all for stopping by and have a super great weekend!







Tuesday, July 22, 2014

LOVING MY NEW RUG PAD



We purchase the rug in our family room about five years ago and although it was a "not so cheap" area rug, 
it hasn't turned out to be a great as we thought it would be. 



The truth is that it receives a lot of daily traffic since it is in the room where we spend all our family time.
Sometimes I wondered if it was the quality of the rug or the fact that it is sitting on top of the original house carpet.
Our biggest problem is all the wrinkles that have formed on the rug due to it slipping every time we walk on it.




For a while now I have thought of purchasing a new rug pad, but all the reviews online and the fact that they may have more chemicals that I want in my home, stopped me from buying one.
Just a few weeks ago this problem came to an end when Rug Pad USA sent me the  
Premium-Lock Felt + Rubber Rug Pad
 



I have to say shipping didn't take any time at all and when I received it, it was ready to roll right out of the box.
And the most pleasant surprise was the fact that it didn't smell like chemicals at all.



Let me tell you, it took me a few minutes to get it set up and the change has been like night and day!
First, the wrinkles are gone and the new rug pad has made the rug so soft and pleasant to walk on. 
It feels like a luxury rug. What a difference!







I also love the fact that Rug Pad USA  manufactures all their product in the USA 
and they have free shipping, which is a big plus in my book. :)
And as you can see, after two weeks, all the wrinkles have disappeared.




We love our new new rug pad and I am sure we will be purchasing a few more as we add new area rugs to our home. This company also offers rug pads for hardwood floors.

And the good news is Rug Pads USA is offering my readers a 15% discount on your order.
Just enter the coupon code pr15off at checkout to receive the discount.

Thank you all for stopping by.
See you soon!



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rug pads is manufactured, rolled, and cut in the USA by american workers - See more at: http://rugpadusa.com/#sthash.d1pOvdAE.dpuf



*Disclosure: Rug Pad USA provided me with these products. I received no compensation for writing this review and all opinions are strictly my own.



rug pads is manufactured, rolled, and cut in the USA by american workers - See more at: http://rugpadusa.com/#sthash.d1pOvdAE.dpuf




Monday, July 21, 2014

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #70 & FEATURES


Welcome to Tuesdays at Our Home! 



I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
It has been, hot, hot in Texas, but we got some heavy rain last Friday, so we can't complain.

Of course, for those of us trying to work on an outdoor project, well, it wasn't so great. :) What a mess!
 But the sun came out the day after and we were able to continue on our little deck adventure. :)
Here is where we are right now. The frame is finished and also the beautiful trim all around the deck.
The deck flooring is being installed as we speak. My husband is doing such a beautiful job. So much work!!!




Enough "deck talk". :) Last week we had another awesome party full of gorgeous inspiration.
You are all amazing!

Vel from Life & Home at 2102 decorated her gorgeous living room for Summer. 
Beautiful!



Ramon from RowHouse Events and Interiors gave us a tutorial on how he created a beautiful fresh flower arrangement. Gorgeous!!!


  

 Tammy from One More Time Events shared how she put together a beautiful vignette using inexpensive items.




 Phyllis from Grandparents Plus gave a vintage table and chairs a gorgeous makeover.



 Angela from Simply Design shared an amazing recipe for French Toast and Strawberries. 
WOW! 



 LuAnn from Lovely Livings decorated her front door beautifully. Love every detail!




Thank you again to all who took the time to participate!
 I always appreciate your visits and wonderful comments!

If you were featured, please feel free to grab a "featured button" from my sidebar.





  And now, lets party!
You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking or DIY related. 
 NO Etsy shops, please. 

And although there is no rules to join, I would love if you start following my blog.



  Have fun!








Thursday, July 17, 2014

UNPLANNED BEDROOM CHANGES


Hello, everyone!
 This has been a crazy week for me and I finally have a little time to share with you a change we made 
a couple of weeks ago to my daughter's bedroom.

She took some much needed time off work  and we have spending some nice time together.
Of course, a little shopping had to be included in our mother/daughter time.
The truth is we went to Ross looking for a basket and we came out with a cart full of things and no basket. :)

Anyway, this is what we found, a beautiful comforter set, that, btw, we were NOT looking for.





 But it was love at first sight for her and even more when we checked the price.
Could not believe our eyes! Sorry for the blurry picture.




 For $35,00, this set included a very nice and thick queen comforter, bed skirt, two pillow shams 
and three decorative pillows. We just could not leave it behind.
Let me show you how it looks in her room.






 The best part was that when we got home, we realized it went perfectly with the color scheme 
she already had, so nothing accent pieces had to be purchased.






 We took one of the small pillows to Hancock Fabrics and found a fabric that matched perfectly 
and it was on sale at 50% off.
With that fabric, I made for her two Euro shams and some new drapes.



We changed the look of her dresser by creating a different vignette with things we had at home.
A small silver lamp I had in storage, three candles holders and a small yellow pot with flowers she already had.
We also sprayed painted and old frame in white, covered it with some of the same fabric and using some scrapbook paper and a silk ribbon, we made our own wall art.










And that is all the changes we made.
Total cost of this project was $55.00. 
What do you think?






 She is back to work this week, but I think this weekend we are goint to try and give her desk chair a makeover.
We will see how that turns out.

Enjoy the rest of your week.
See you soon!







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