head diy Design Fanatic: February 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Change Up Your Family Room With New Pillow Covers

Can you ever have enough pillows or pillow covers?

I don't think so, but maybe that's just me.
The biggest problem with buying pillows is that they take up too much space. 
The great thing about pillow covers is that they take up so little space when stored and they cost less to 
make (or buy) than if you buy a whole new pillow. For less $60 if you make pillow covers or $60-$100 if you purchase them, you can give your Family room a whole new look.

I probably have a couple/three dozen pillows and just change out the covers seasonally. 
In January, I ordered 3 different blue fabrics and some zippers from Fabric.com and made 8 pillow covers 
for the Family Room. I found the faux Mongolian fur pillow from TJMaxx.com

Monday, February 20, 2017

How We Store Our Stuff (Now)

How To Store Your Stuff is my number one post that is shared everywhere. It shows our diy Storage Shelves in the storage room in the basement of our last home . A basement is great for storage and that house had no lack of it, but many don't have a basement and need storage shelves in their garage. Some people have a shed where they store their stuff. The simple and inexpensive diy storage shelves can be adapted to fit any storage space. 

The Original:
 Mr. DIY built 2 of these super simple and inexpensive with OSB and 2 x 4s. You can find that post HERE.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Table For Two

Happy Valentine's Day Friends!

I get nostalgic around Valentine's Day and remember little things we did to make it special for our girls when they were little. I always made a heart shaped meatloaf with a red pasta sauce on top.
Simple and tasty- a winning combination for busy moms.
Of course there's always lots of red, flowers and hearts in the Foyer and on the table.
This year is no different, but the table is only set for two.

The chest in the Foyer is topped off with a Valentine's vignette. It's always fun to get out the Vintage Valentine Hearts. This year I added the wedding photos of the newly married group that graduated last year. The heart shaped candy dish was a gift from my sister and brother in law.

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