I am almost done with my Kitchen ledge design, I just need one more frame! DI here I come...

So far I have

1. Window Treatment which you can reference from a previous post
2. "Eat" letters, also in previous post
3. Vintage scale; purchased from Etsy for around $25.00
4. Faux Eggs in Mason Jar; Mason Jar was .50c at a yardsale & faux eggs purchased Hobby Lobby (around $10.00)
5. Frames; some from DI, one was a gift from my mom and Hobby Lobby.
6. Rooster Weathervane; purchased on Amazon for around $20.00

So excited for my final frame. 

I am going to back it with chicken wire and hang my wedding bouquet from it or photos etc.
 
 
Corina, my mother-in-law, took me shopping and to lunch as a late Birthday celebration. So fun.
I found the best deal at Ross! I have been looking for an industrial container for my toilet paper for my bathroom upstairs.

And Corina's sharp eye catches this beauty for $9.00!
I had to include a picture of the tag [above] because I was so excited! The plan is to arrange as such [left], stumps and all. 

Now all I need to do is sneak my stumps past the hubby upstairs!
 
 
I decided I wanted a kitchen upgrade. 

Obviously, new cabinets are really expensive so I decided to start small by adding hardware!

What you'll need:

Drill
Philips head driver bit
Drill bit [same width as your hardware's screw]
Hareware

I chose these two different types of hardware [left]

The pyramid knobs I got from Overstock.

They came in a pack of 20 for $25.00

The label pulls I got from Van Dyke's Restorers.

They were cheaper in chrome [$3.49] so I also bought Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray-paint [$6.00]

Start by marking where your hardware will go. I used a level for my label pull hardware to make sure it was straight and a ruler to make sure it was centered. 

Find a drill bit that is the same, or close, to the thickness of your hardware screws. Put your drill bit tightly in your drill. The pyramid knobs needed a hole that went all the way through the cabinet doors. 

Jake's drill has a level on it so I was able to easily drill a level hole. Very important. You don't want your hardware going in on an angle. I got a little tired and I have two interesting looking knobs.

Put the drill bit in and out of the hole a couple of times after you make it through so that the screw is able to go through relatively easy. I tried putting my screw through after just drilling through once and pulling it out and it was a PAIN!

You still want some resistance but you should be able to screw it in without working up a sweat and stripping your screws. You don't want to strip your screws!

For my knobs I drilled the screw in from the back of the cabinet, with my philips head driver bit [top left image]. I screwed my knob right onto the exposed screw on the front [top middle image]. Easy.

My label pull hardware did not need the hole to go all the way through drawer. I used a smaller drill bit since I had much smaller screws. I only drilled far enough into the drawer to the screw to be completely in the drawer. I put my screws in by hand because the screws were too small for my driver bit and they called for a flat head.

Now I just need to get some cute labels in those pulls!
 
 


I love these large gallon canisters that I found at Walmart. They were around $10 each.

I filled them with cerrios, pancakes, & oatmeal

They dress everything up so much!

I really want to get metal scoops for each as well.
 
 
This was one of my cheapest decorations ever!
Yes!

I was offered these beautiful antique window panels for free. Free!

Such a marvelous word...

Anyways my mother-in-law, Corina had a friend that was re-doing a house and had the old windows.

She let me snag 2 panels.

Then Corina and I hoped on down to Tai Pan Trading, in the Provo mall, and I picked out this wreath.

It was $4o but with my coupon I got out of there spending $22.

Next ,I went to Walmart and got this burlap.
I told you I'm obsessed with burlap!

I cut the burlap into strips and attached my wreath to my frame with tacs. 

Probably a better idea to use something more secure to attach but I'm impatient. And its still holing.

I made the bow separate and stitched it to the burlap strap.

I have it on my ledge in my kitchen next to my "EAT" letters from my previous post.

So proud of my $25 project!
 
 
Have you seen those adorable deer silhouette pillows?

Me too! I fell in love! 

I have been looking for a theme for our living room that would be both chic with a bit of a masculine twist for Jake.
Again, love.

I found some pillows on Etsy but nothing exactly how I invisioned. Plus I wanted two different silhouettes.

First I picked out my material...
I got my material from Hobby Lobby; Duck clothe for my chevron patterned pillows, 8.99/yd and canvas for my deer pillows, 9.99/yd. Both materials are great for the couch because they are stiffer and can handle a little more wear and tear.

 I didn't mind the cost for them to last longer!

I used the current pillow covers to come up a template; so helpful!

I started by turning my fabric in on itself, pattern sides facing each other. I cut enough fabric to leave a 1/4" to 1" of extra fabric around the edges for my seam. To save myself some sewing I didn't sew on the folded side, because it wasn't necessary.
I wanted my pillows to have hidden zippers to add class but also to allow me to easily take them off when I need to wash them. Remember I have dogs?

To insure your hidden zipper is accessible you need to make sure your zipper pull is also facing the inside, with the pattern portion, of the pillow.
As you can see in the picture above I folded the top flap of fabric back up about and inch/inch and a half. I attached the zipper with pins and sewed the top portion first, about 1/4 " away from the zipper. The bottom flap I sewed the other end of the zipper to without folding up up.

The sides of the pillow I sewed a 1/4'' seam down. I only had to sew two sides and the bottom with the zipper because I used the top as the fold. 

Once the pillow is flipped right side out the seams disappear and the zipper is hardly visible. 

It was much easier to figure out while looking at the original pillow cases that the couch came with. Thank goodness for those!
I went ahead and made one other chevron patterned pillow and two plain canvas pillows for my deer silhouettes. 

I choose my deer silhouettes from Google. 

Yup, Google.

I believe I just searched deer silhouettes; there were plently to choose from. 

I chose the bottom two images, one of a doe and fawn and the other of a buck.
For my first attempt I actually pencil scetched on my canvas and painted on mustard fabric paint. That worked for a little while but some of my pencil marks were visable and after I washed them the paint looked weird. Blah! 

Don't you love learning from my mistakes?

I loved my second option though...

I bought some stiff, felt like mustard fabric. I got it at Joeanne's for $5.00 ish...sorry, that is just a guess.

I got out my images and traced larger versions on my felt, cut them out and positioned them where I wanted, grabbed my fabric glue and smothered that baby down. I also did some securing stiches around the outline of my silhouetes. 

I am happy to say that I have had them for a couple months now and they are holding up fantastically!
Wa-laaa! Beautiful shabby chic living room upgrade!

I believe it was $50 ish total for the four pillows; zippers & material. 

If you look for pillows in retail stores one pillow can easily be $30 if not more. 
Pretty happy with myself...