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. […]

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.

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

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 […]


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 […]

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

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

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  I chose two lamps that were outdated brass and transformed them into old world treasures.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 […]


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 […]

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!

Thrift Store Ceramic Milk Cans - www.michellejdesigns.com - I turned these ceramic milk cans into decor for my kitchen. They are now the perfect farmhouse look that is so popular now!

How To Transform Milk Cans For The Popular Farmhouse Look

Hi!  These ceramic milk cans were from yet another successful thrift store run.  Peggy was with me and she spotted the first one then we looked around for others that were similar.  The key is make sure they are smooth.  The exception was the word MILK.  That was perfect.  But if there are geese or […]


Small Gifts Your Co-Workers Will Love  

By now you know that I love giving these little gifts.  I am getting these ready for some special people too but they we would be great for co-workers, hair stylists, mail-people and more.  You can,  of course vary the contents but the packaging is what makes small gifts, or any gift, fun and festive. These […]

Small Gifts for Co-Workers - www.michellejdesigns.com - Create great packaging for small gifts for co-workers with Oriental Trading! (sponsored)

Create Easy Holiday Decor With Lanterns and Pillows - www.michellejdesigns.com - I love how easy it was to decorate this year using the lanterns and pillows I got from Oriental Trading. (Sponsored

Awesome Lanterns and Pillows Made The Best Decor Ever

I am still working on my holiday decorations but I have to say that the lanterns and pillows I got from Oriental Trading have made this year’s decorating the best and easiest ever. I received some felt Warm and Cozy throw pillows and some metal lanterns from Oriental Trading in exchange for this post.  All […]


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 […]