Our DIY projects!

20170806_175148Michael and I have been working on a couple of projects lately around the house and I’m pleased to say that I think we are finally done with our master bedroom, 75% done with our living area, and 50% done with our nursery! Here is a little sneak peak on all of our do-it-yourself projects (many inspired by Pinterest, of course!).  I will say, although the DIY concept is supposed to save some $$, sometimes these projects weren’t always the cheapest! But, nonetheless a cheaper alternative to a really custom item.

Let’s start with our master bedroom!
1. Curtains ($120) : We bought 25 yards of this Storm Gray Raji Duck Cloth from Hobby Lobby . This was $10 a yard and we purchased about 4 yards per panel + a 40% coupon! I didn’t do anything fancy here, but sew the edges up per panel!

2. Curtain Rod for bay window ($80): We bought some wooden dowels, curtain hooks with clips at the end, and brown spray paint! Ta-da! Michael cut the wood at an angle to fit our bay windows and now we have custom curtain rods!

3. Bedding: Duvet and Quilt from Pottery Barn ; I had left over fabric from the curtains so made these cute pillows! I also made the bolster pillow from left over fabric from Hobby Lobby  from our master bathroom valance project

4.  Slip Covered Chairs ($40 total for both chairs): You can’t go wrong with some fabric from Joanns or Hobby Lobby, especially when they have coupons going on! This DIY project was hard! I failed on my first attempt at this, but luckily my mom came to the rescue with her expert sewing!

5.  Artwork over the headboard ($50): I bought the frames from Michaels. I think there was a buy one get one free offer with the frames! I hand drew the artwork, completed inspired by Pottery Barn’s artwork here and here!

6. Headboard & Nightstands: Our headboard is from Crate & Barrel with 20% off during a sale and our nightstands are from Kirklands – they also always have sales in case you are on the hunt!


1. Window Treatment for the Living area: This DIY project was quite the endeavor, but was really worth it! We bought some curtain panels from Tuesday Morning ($60) and re-sewed them to be faux roman shades. We bought the long window panels from Pottery Barn and the rod from Home Depot. Check out here for a tutorial! I can’t remember all the detailed costs involved in this, but i think we saved some $$ making these ourselves instead of going through buying them custom somewhere.


  1. Cushion($7): Our mud area has a little sitting area so I sewed a cushion with left over fabric from our bathroom window valance! The cushion inside cost $7 from Hobby Lobby (of course, this cost includes a 40% coupon!)


  1. Window Valance ($25 for two!): Our nursery is going nautical! This window valance or cornice board project had no sewing involved! Tutorial here. We had left over materials for another valance so I made one for our master bathroom window! I love this project since it has high impact with little cost!





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