How To Use An Old Map For A Stunning End Table  

Hi.  I am back today with my second post for the Furniture Refresh.  This is a great group of bloggers who love to make over furniture pieces just for fun!  Last month I shared my Paint Shelf for organizing all of my awesome paints.  This month I did an end table and used an old […]

How To Use An Old Map On An End Table - www.michellejdesigns.com - I knew when I saw this old map of Iowa I could find a good use for it. Look how it totally transformed this end table!

How To Create The Perfect Shopping Day Survival Kit - www.michellejdesigns.com - I love to create cute gifts for people and this one was so cute. Come see how it all came together!

How To Create The Perfect Shopping Day Survival Kit  

Welcome back! I love to create the perfect, little gift that no one is expecting and I pulled it off this time.  I created the perfect shopping day survival kit for my mom and my friend Kathy. This is my Craft Corner post that I do with my blogger friend Michelle James so be sure […]


Winter Wonderland Throw Pillows Using The Silhouette Cameo  

Hi there!  Welcome back.  Today is my first post for the Silhouette Creator’s Monthly Bloggers Challenge group and I am excited to be a part of it.  Each month I will create a project using my Silhouette Cameo.  Then all of us in the group post our projects on the same day and share our […]

Winter Wonderland Throw Pillows Using The Silhouette Cameo - www.michellejdesigns.com - I saw some great throw pillows in a really nice shop and knew I could create a similar look with my Silhouette Cameo machine. Look how they turned out!

Outdoor Christmas Decorations - www.michellejdesigns.com - These large, metal ornament stakes were perfect for the Outdoor Christmas Decorations by my back door. Come see how they turned out.

Outdoor Christmas Decorations With Oriental Trading

Hi!  Welcome to the beginning of my Christmas decorating.  Today I am showing you how I used some outdoor Christmas decorations from Oriental Trading Co. to beautify the little space by my back door. This post is sponsored by Oriental Trading and I was given product in exchange for my post and review.  All of the […]


How To Create A New Look For Your Hutch

Hi guys and welcome to another month of the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest.  These contests are always a real challenge for me but I love it.  This month I created a new look for a hutch for a friend.  I think this is the biggest furniture re-do I have ever done. This month’s sponsor was […]

Velvet Finishes Hutch - www.michellejdesigns.com - I updated this hutch with Velvet Finishes paint in Prestigious. Take a look at the gorgeous color.

Tired Telephone Table - www.michellejdesigns.com - I transformed this tired telephone table into a beautiful piece of new found love with Fusion Mineral Paint.

Nothing But The Best For This Tired Telephone Table  

I have a great support group of blogger friends and we were all lucky enough to get to try out Fusion Mineral Paint. Their tagline is “Paint It Beautiful” and I have to agree. I used mine on this tired telephone table that needed the very best! Fusion Mineral paint is sponsoring this post and […]


A Wine Countdown Is Sure To Make Spirits Bright  

Hi. I love a good countdown to Christmas.  There are such fun Advent Calendars out there.  But have you ever made or received a wine countdown to Christmas?  It is sure to make some spirits bright. My friend Michelle James and I are back again today with our Michelle James Squared Craft Corner.  Be sure […]

Wine-Countdown - www.michellejdesgins.com - This would be a special treat to give or receive. Who wouldn't love counting down the days to Christmas with a one-serving bottle of wine each day!

Barn-Red-Night-Stand-Make-Over - www.michellejdesigns.com - Come see this amazing Old Fashioned Milk Paint Color - Barn Red - I used on my night stand. It turned out fabulous!

Moooove Over For A Smokin’ Hot Barn Red Night Stand  

Welcome back everyone!  Wait til you see this awesome night stand make over.  It is the BEST!!  This is my November post for The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company and I am so excited.  You might remember my other Old Fashioned Milk Paint posts that I have done.  There was the entertainment center with Buttermilk […]


Trash To Treasure – Farmhouse Holiday Decor  

Today I am joining other bloggers to share a trash to treasure farmhouse holiday decor.  All of us are sharing projects that we found at thrift stores or garage sales or maybe even dumpsters and made it into something we love and can use for the holidays.     Farmhouse Holiday Decor I saw this […]

Trash-To-Treasure-Farmhouse-Holiday-Decor - www.michellejdesigns - I love to recycle and re-use when ever I can. I bought this vintage canner piece a few months ago and it has been reborn as a container to hold this beautiful holiday arrangement.

Only An Orphan Girl - www.michellejdesigns.com - This melodrama is a must see on the main street stage!

Only An Orphan Girl, A Must See On the Main Street Stage  

I was honored to be invited to attend “Media Night” at the Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theater’s production of Only An Orphan Girl.  It was an amazing play and just like a movie critic, I give it 2 thumbs up! This melodrama is well acted, perfectly cast and holds the attention of the audience all […]


How To Stay Organized With A Holiday Planner

Hi and welcome back to Michelle James Squared Craft Corner.  This week I am making a super cute holiday planner to keep me organized this season and the other Michelle James is creating some beautiful ornaments with her new Cricut machine.  I may be a jealous of her Cricut! I used to create a Holiday […]

Holiday-Planner - www.michellejdesigns.com - I used a collection of Christmas scrapbook papers and a 4x5 notebook to create a functional holiday planner to help keep everything organized this season!

Make-Bedside-Tables-Beautiful-With-Vintage-Paint - www.michellejdesigns.com - These tables are beautiful once again with the help of paint from Vintage Market and Design.

How to Make Your Bedside Tables Beautiful With Paint

I am excited to be writing this post and show you how I made these bedside tables beautiful with some awesome paint from Vintage Market. Vintage Market supplied the paint for this project in exchange for this post but all of the opinions are 100% my own.  You can read my full disclosure here.   […]


Add Humor And Style To Your Thanksgiving Day Meal

I have been introducing you to some fun printables and products to think about adding to your Thanksgiving Day  celebration. Last week it was ideas for your table and before that my own Thanksgiving Place Cards that I think would go well with the products in today’s post.  Because the products in today’s post will […]

Thanksgiving-Day-Humor-and-style - www.michellejdesigns.com - Add some humor and style to your Thanksgiving holiday meal this year with products from Swoozies!

Paint-Storage-Space - www.michellejdesigns.com - How to create an extraordinary paint storage shelf that looks great in any space.

How To Make An Extraordinary Paint Storage Shelf

I am excited about today’s post because I am newest member of the Furniture Refresh Group and I can’t wait to share my first project.  It was an ugly retail fixture that we have had for many, many years and made it over into an extraordinary paint storage shelf.     Stylish Paint Storage Shelf […]