How To Make A St. Patrick’s Day Burlap Wreath

Welcome back to another fun St. Patrick’s Day decor idea.  Today I am going to show you my fancy St. Patrick’s Day burlap wreath I made.  I think it is the perfect addition to my green decor. I have been wanting to make an awesome burlap wreath since my friend Pat showed my hers over a […]

I have always wanted to try to make a burlap wreath. I needed something for St. Patrick's Day so I did it! I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. What a great DIY decor project.

There are some amazing St. Patrick's Day projects out there. I am showing you some mason jar decor favorites that you would be proud to make and show off in your home.

Amazing St. Patrick’s Day Mason Jar Decor Ideas

For those who don’t know me, I live in Emmetsburg, IA.  Emmetsburg is the sister city to Dublin, Ireland, and a town of about 3500 people.  I have been here for almost 21 years now and am pretty much still an outsider.  Those of us who grew up elsewhere and moved to Emmetsburg call each […]


Silhouette Planner Stickers That Will Make You Crazy With Happy!  

I have learned a lot about my Silhouette this week.  I have had it for a year and love what I have created so far but this week I learned more about some of the more detailed design functions.  And wait until you see the planner stickers I created! This project is for the Monthly […]

These free planner stickers can be printed then cut on the Silhouette Cameo. They are perfect for adding even more organization to your planner!

Using an old wood sign and some rusty letters from Custom Cut Decor I was able to create a rustic farmhouse sign that is perfect in our guest room!

How To Create A Rustic Farmhouse Look You Will Love  

.Hi!  Welcome back! The guest room is one project closer to being done! This rustic farmhouse sign that I made for the shelf over the bed was easy and makes a big impact in this room. Custom Cut Decor provided these rusty bits of fun.  If you like a farmhouse look you will be lovin’ this […]


Spray Paint Your Way To A Gorgeous Game Table  

I am having  a lot of fun this month with all of my furniture projects.  Some months I have more than others and this month included two big pieces.  Now that they are out of the garage I had some room to complete a small, gorgeous game table! This month for the Fab Furniture Flippin’ […]

I used a HomeRight paint sprayer, some spray paint and some masking materials to paint a chess and checkers board. This was a fun DIY game table that anyone can create!

This DIY dining table was made with an oak top and a painted base and was the perfect custom fit for my son and daughter-in-law's dining room.

How To Make A Dining Table As Pretty As All That  

This post is special to me.  Jeff and I made this awesome dining table for Ian and Hailey as their Christmas present.  We used oak wood on the top, pine and cedar for the base and legs and Dixie Belle Paint Co. paint for the beautiful paint color. We are making a bench to go […]


A Pretty Headboard That Will Make Your Head Spin

Well it seems like it has been a few months since the last Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest but I am back today with my January entry.  You will love how this pretty headboard and foot board were transformed using two paint colors and my HomeRight paint sprayer. This months theme is “Spray it Pretty” and […]

I used my Finishmax HomeRight paint sprayer to complete a makeover on this farmhouse style bed. It made quick work of the painting and let me finish this furniture DIY quickly and easily.

This throw pillow is a stencil kit complete with all the tools and ready to be painted

Wow! This Is The Easiest Stencil Kit I Have Ever Seen

You guys are going to love this!  Not only is it so easy but you could win one and try it all for free!  I am talking about the Paint A Pillow stencil kit from Cutting Edge Stencils. This was literally the easiest project from start to finish.  I took me all of about 20 […]


How To Make Easy And Awesome Decor Ideas With Afloral Designs

Have I mentioned that I love this blogging thing?  Today I am writing about some amazing products I received from Afloral.com  I am so lucky to have the opportunity to get these things in exchange for writing this post.  It is crazy and I love it.  I am going to show you some easy and awesome […]

Easy home decor ideas using products from Afloral. Mix and match your favorites to create some home decor diy!

Take a look at how I am organizing craft supplies in my craft room. Now everything has a place and is easy to find when I need it.

Organizing Craft Supplies With Oriental Trading

Ever since we dismantled my craft room upstairs for a guest room my supplies have been every where but mostly on our un-heated front porch.  I wanted to get them out of there so I buckled down last weekend and started organizing craft supplies into our dining room which is now my new craft space. […]


Time For A Cool Change – How To Update An Old Clock

I am super excited today.  This is my second time participating in the Silhouette Challenge.  Last month I made these awesome winter throw pillows.  Even though there is a tree on one of them I still have them out and I love looking at them everyday.  This time I am using a clock as my […]

I found a hideous clock at the thrift store. It is fun to update an old clock and make it look spectacular!

We gave these pieces a much needed update. Now they are the perfect baby furniture pieces for this new, sweet baby!

Baby Furniture For A Great Start To New Little Life

It is always fun to make things for baby’s rooms and this baby furniture was no exception.  And it was even more fun because I had a little help. These pieces belong to my friend Barb and she was there during every step of the painting process to help transform these pieces for her new […]


Fast and Easy DIY Patina from Modern Masters

You guys this Patina Kit from Modern Masters will blow you away!  Wait until you see how amazingly easy it is to create a patina effect on just about any object.  I chose two lamps that were outdated brass and transformed them into old world treasures. I used the green patina kit but it also […]

Easy, Fast Patina Kit - www.michellejdesigns.com - Create a Patina effect in just a few simple steps using the Patina Kit from Modern Masters

Coordinates Throw Pillow - www.michellejdesigns.com - I was asked to create some coordinates throw pillows for some first home gifts. I used drop cloth and my Silhouette Cameo and they turned out so nice!

A Coordinates Throw Pillow – The Perfect First Home Gift

We all love to give the perfect gift and I think this coordinates throw pillow hit the ball out of the park. When my friend Kim saw my Winter Wonderland Throw Pillows she contacted me about making some pillows as gifts.  Several of her family members had purchased their first home and she wanted some […]