Cute Farmhouse Stool Makes a Crazy Big Statement

I am in love with this cute farmhouse stool.  This was another project brought to me by my neighbor.  She always finds the best things at garage sales and this was no exception.  She said it was .75 cents.     Cute Farmhouse Stool It was just a wooden stool before, no paint at all. […]

Cute Farmhouse Stool - www.michellejdesgins.com - All I used was paint to transform this cute little farmhouse stool into the perfect home decor!

Bottle Opener - www.michellejdesigns.com - Create a hanging, over the counter, bottle opener. This one is for my friend to go into their camper!

Create A Hanging Bottle Opener  

Today’s post was a really fun project and, although a little bit “rustic” it serves it’s purpose and still manages to look adorable.  That is the goal when you create a hanging bottle opener…am I right?  Take a look!     Create A Hanging Bottle Opener So you may or may not know that I […]


Back To School With Style – Free Printables  

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BTSwithHP #CollectiveBias There are just a few more weeks before school starts.  I cannot believe it.  Brian was home for a month but we have already moved him into his new apartment in Iowa City.  He has switched […]

Back To School - www.michellejdesigns.com - I have designed an address change card and a back to school scrapbooking kit and they include free printables! Come over and get them downloaded.

Drop_Cloth_Bedspread_And_Pillow_Shams - www.michellejdesigns.com - I created a budget friendly bedspread and pillow shams using one drop cloth for $13. It was easy-peasy!

Budget Friendly Drop Cloth Bedspread And Pillow Shams  

Hi!  If you have been reading my blog for a while you know that I love drop cloth projects.  Today I want to show you my budget friendly drop cloth bedspread and pillow shams. Be sure to check out the Organizational Boxes  and my Christmas Stockings I made using a drop cloths too. Not only […]


Handmade Birthday Card  

I am back today with a step by step tutorial and a short video to create a handmade birthday card.  I am having fun with these tutorials and videos and I hope you are too.  This card, as always, is simple, fun and easy!     Handmade Birthday Card I am including some affiliate links […]

Handmade_Birthday_Card - www.michellejdesigns.com - A step by step tutorial creating a handmade birthday card that is simple, easy and fun!

Create_A_Gift_For_Campers - www.michellejdesigns.com - I love to create fun things for my friends and I really like this gift of jiffy pop and smores for my camping friends!

Create a Gift For Campers…Or Glampers!  

Hi!  Let’s talk about camping!  Do you camp?  Do you glamp?  You know…glamping!  It’s a thing.  It is glamorous camping in a nice camper.  There is no more sleeping in tents on the hard ground with a rock under your back and no more getting rained on in the middle of the night.  Heck, you […]


Creating Fabulous Furniture  

I am pretty proud of this project.  I think it turned out really nice and proves that creating fabulous furniture is not hard to do.  It just takes the right paint and a little work.  That is all!     Creating Fabulous Furniture This was a great project because it meant so much to Maureen, […]

Creating_Fabulous_Furniture - www.michellejdesigns.com - I totally made over this piano bench using some General Finishes products. It turned out so nice that I almost didn't want to give it back to it's owner.

How_To_Create_A-Handmade_Tag_Card - www.michellejdesigns.com - This post will give you step by step instructions, a supply list and a video to create a handmade tag card that is simple, easy and fun!

How To Create A Handmade Tag Card – Simple Easy Fun

I am back for my 2nd edition of how to create simple, easy handmade cards and a video to show you the process.  This time I am showing you how to create a handmade tag card. If you missed my post and video from last week I explained how to create a handmade pocket card.  Today’s […]


How To Create Ottomans from Flea Market Find Tables

A couple of months ago I got to go to the flea market in Fort Dodge, Iowa.  It was a blast and I found several great items.  Among my flea market finds were some small, square tables.  I wasn’t sure what I would do with them until I was in a furniture store and saw some […]

ioned_Milk_Paint_Ottomans - www.michellejdesigns.com - See How I Created These Ottomans from Flea Market Tables!

Hand_Made_Pocket_Card - www.michellejdesigns.com - This post will show you how to create a hand made pocket card that is simple, easy and fun

How To Create A Handmade Pocket Card – Easy. Simple. Fun.

Hi friends.  I am excited about my post today.  First of all it has been a while since I created a handmade card let alone a hand made pocket card, and secondly, not only is this a tutorial but a short video that Brian helped me create. He is uber talented and deserves a shout […]


Sleek Black Table Makeover

Hi!  I am so happy to announce that I was chosen to be a blogger for the Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company.    I can’t wait to show you my first project.  A sleek, black table makeover!     I had never used milk paint before but had heard many good things about it.  This […]

Sleek Black Table Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - I used Old Fashioned Milk Paint to transform this table into a sleek table for my son's apartment!

How To Create A Chalkboard Calendar - www.michellejdesigns.com - Create and amazing and affordable chalkboard calendar with a frame, some wood and some paint!

An Amazing Affordable Chalkboard Calendar How To

Hi!  Are you ready to create an amazing, affordable chalkboard calendar?  I am going to show you how I made mine. This is a sponsored post.  I received product form DecoArt to make this project.  But I have been using their products for a while now and all of the opinions are 100% my own. […]


Creating a Colorful Fence

Hi!  You guys know I love flowers but am not much of a gardener.  My yard is starting to look pretty good.  Every year I add some flowers to the buckets I have hanging on the fence.  I am going to show you the beginners guide to creating a colorful fence!     Creating a […]

Creating a Colorful Fence - The Beginner's Guide - www.michellejdesigns.com

Create a Gift In a Jar - www.michellejdesigns.com - This is the perfect gift for anyone who has a little stress in their lives. It is an instant pick-me-up. Show them how much you care!

Create a Gift In a Jar

Hi everyone!  I am excited to show you this awesome gift idea..a gift in a jar and to give you a free printable to go with it.  Are you ready?     Create a Gift In a Jar Two of my very best friends have been spending tons of their time taking care of their […]