DIY Shutter Headboard  

Hi everyone!  I am so excited about my DIY shutter headboard project!  This was just one of those projects that came together so nicely in the end. First things first though!  Some or all of the hosts of The Fab Furniture Flippin” Contest receive monetary and/or product compensation from the sponsoring brand, Country Chic Paint […]

DIY Shutter Headboard - www.michellejdesigns.com - See how I created a headboard and bedside table sconces by using garage sale shutters!

Napkin Holder Retro Style - www.michellejdesigns.com - I ran across this napkin holder at the Goodwill. With a little paint it was transformed into a fun conversation piece!

Napkin Holder – Retro Style

Hi!  Do you remember how the restaurants used to have a metal napkin holder on the tables?  They were metal and the housed small napkins that pulled out one by one.  They are different and more modern now. Well I found one of the old napkin holders at the Goodwill and purchased it for $2.   […]


Farmhouse Wooden Crate  

Hi!  I am sharing a project today that was just a super fun, easy thing to do and yet I think it made a huge impact.  Take a look at this farmhouse wooden crate!     Farmhouse Wooden Crate I was talking with my neighbor the other day and we love to garage sale together. […]

Farmhouse Wooden Crate - www.michellejdesigns.com - This just needed a little paint and some distressing to give it the perfect farmhouse charm.

DIY Tiered Tray - www.michellejdesigns.com - Create your own DIY tiered tray with two plates and a candlestick!

DIY Tiered Tray  

A couple of weeks ago our local thrift store, Second Hand Thrift had “buy one get one free days”.  I could not resist these two plates.  I knew I could create a DIY tiered tray that would match my kitchen/house perfectly!     DIY Tiered Tray I have seen these made with older cake pans […]


How to Create a DIY Metal Lampshade  

I so excited to have another lamp project.  I am not sure why but they are a lot of fun.  This one includes a DIY metal lampshade too.  BONUS!  I think I am on a lamp roll!  You can see my Farmhouse Look Lamp here! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.   If […]

DIY Metal Lampshade - www.michellejdesigns.com - I created this from a piece of metal and some embroidery hoops and you can too!

DIY Shutter Art - www.michellejdesigns.com - I created art using a shutter and a frame from the thrift store

DIY Shutter Art

Hi!  Welcome to my newest project.  This is my DIY shutter art!  I like to have art on my walls but cannot afford expensive pieces.  This is my way of creating unique pieces that I love for my home. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience.  This means that if you click on a […]


Seasonal Art Frame

`Hi!  Today I am here to show you my new seasonal art frame.  I love this guy and I am not really sure why.  It has grown on me.   Seasonal Art Frame Every other week I write a guest post for Life With Lorelai.  This week I shared a tutorial on this seasonal art […]

Seasonal Art Frame - www.michellejdesigns.com - I recycled this frame so I can use any paper for any season. I love it!

How to Restore Your Furniture Back To Fabulous - www.michellejdesigns.com - Come see how we restored this worn out dresser back to a fabulous piece of furniture!

Restore Your Furniture Back to Fabulous!

Hello friends!  I am so excited today to be showing you how to restore your furniture back to fabulous.  I have once again entered the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest for April and I will be showing you how we restored this dresser into a TV stand that is once again fabulous! Some or all of […]


Wire Basket Makeover

Hi!  Last summer I went to this amazing garage sale and ended up loading up my car with all sorts of goodies.  One of my purchases was a wire basket.  I knew it could be great so at the 1/2 price (last day of the sale) I ended up paying a whole .05 for it. […]

Wire Basket Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - this garage sale ugly duckling gets turned into something beautiful with just some paint!

Silhouette Cameo Projects that will blow you away - www.michellejdesigns.com - visit this round up of amazing projects created using the Silhouette Cameo!

Silhouette Projects That I Love!

This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  If you click on a link and make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  You can see my full disclosure here. I am really excited about our Silhouette Cameo.  I am here today to show you how we have […]


Sisal Covered Pot Outdoor Lighting

Hi friends!  I am excited about yet another class to offer.  This project celebrates spring and getting outdoors when the weather finally warms up.  I hope you like the sisal covered pot outdoor lighting class!     Sisal Covered Pot Outdoor Lighting This is a super fun project.  You will be creating a unique, original […]

Sisal Covered Pot Outdoor Lighting - www.michellejdesigns.com - Create this awesome sisal covered pot with a special dragonfly solar light just in time to sit out and enjoy it

Farmhouse Look Lamp on a Budget - www.michellejdesigns.com - I love the farmhouse look. I created this lamp from Thrift store parts and I think it would fit into any farmhouse decor

Farmhouse Look Lamp On A Budget

I am loving that farmhouse look that I see everywhere.  Of course it has been brought into the spotlight by the HGTV show Fixer Upper.  I don’t have regular tv cable so I can only watch it when I am at my parents or in a hotel or something.  There is one season on Netflix…but […]


April Card Class – Graduation And Some Alternate Choices

I am going to jump right into this class.  I always have such mixed feelings when I do such themed classes.  The April Card Class – Graduation was no exception.  Ever since my youngest graduated I have not needed any graduation cards.  But…I know there are people who do.  So what is a card making […]

April Card Class - Graduation - www.michellejdesigns.com - Create five grad cards...don't need grad cards? Turn over the paper and change it up!

Mason Jar Desk Accessories - www.michellejdesigns.com - I used some mason jars to create fun desk accessories to perk up my boring desk!

Mason Jar Desk Accessories

I have been excited about organizing my desk at work and pondering over different containers and such that I could use.  I finally decided on Mason Jar Desk Accessories!     Mason Jar Desk Accessories If you have been reading my blog for a while then you know how much I love mason jars.  You […]