Easy Stenciled Pillow Cover

Easy Stenciled Pillow Cover…

  I am happy to join a group of blogging friends to share spring projects.  You’ll find links to five more spring projects to enjoy at the bottom of this post. Last week was spring break and I enjoyed having time to decorate both inside my home and on my porch.  A fairly new addition […]

Late 1960's End Table with Slate Top

Family Room Update with Late 1960’s Furniture…

Thanks to my mom, our family room now has three new-to-us pieces:  two late 1960’s end tables and a coffee table. My mom and dad were married in 1968 and purchased matching furniture for their living room which included a sofa, two end tables, a coffee table, a side chair, and an easy chair.  When […]

Mid Century Chair Makeover

Mid-Century Chair Makeover…

  Last summer I shared some of my vintage furniture finds, one of which was a mid-century chair that I purchased in downtown Lynchburg from Estates Revisited. I loved this chair’s design but the upholstery….not so much. I’m never one to make a decision quickly and it took me nearly a year and a half […]

Decorating My Classroom with "Believe" Cut It Out Letters

“Believe” Decor for my Classroom…

This post is brought to you by Cut It Out Wood Cut Outs who provided my classroom with wooden “Believe” letters.  All opinions are truthful and my own. Over the winter, Cut It Out Decorative Wood Cut Outs asked me to review a product of my choice.  When I saw their wooden “Believe” letters, I […]

Thrift Score Thursday

Thrift Score Thursday – Sharing Thrifty Finds…

I am excited to be a guest host for Thrift Score Thursday!  (#thriftscorethursday) If you aren’t familiar with Thrift Score Thursday, Brynne from The Gathered Home, Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Corinna from For My Love Of and Cassie from Primitive and Proper share thrifty finds each week. Anyone can participate in Thrift Score […]

3 Tips to Make Workout Clothes Last for Years

How to Make Workout Clothes Last for Years…

  I have enjoyed exercise for many years starting in the 80’s with old fashioned aerobics with my mom where we both rocked leotards and tights.  I even had pink leg warmers that coordinated with my outfit.    Fashion has changed but my love of exercise is still as strong now as it was in […]

How to Paint a Pillow with a Stencil

How to Paint a Pillow and a Giveaway!…

This post and giveaway are sponsored by Paint-A-Pillow who supplied a pillow kit for me to review.  As always, all opinions are truthful and my own. Have you heard of Paint-A-Pillow?  Using Paint-A-Pillow’s kit, you can make your own designer pillows.  The kit includes a pillow cover and pillow, stencil, stencil brush, roller, tray, and […]

Ikea Rast Hack - Patriotic Dresser

Patriotic Dresser – Ikea Rast Hack…

I recently shared that I thought my Goodwill table makeover was my favorite furniture project ever, but I think I’m changing my mind after completing my latest project, an Ikea Rast hack.  The Ikea Rast is a sturdy but plain chest that sells for just $34.99.  Along with nine other bloggers, I was challenged to […]

Frank Lloyd Wright Homes in Oak Park, IL

Frank Lloyd Wright Homes in Oak Brook, IL…

Earlier this week I shared some fun Goodwill finds that I had to leave behind when we recently visited Chicago for a weekend.  One of the highlights of our trip was a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio in Oak Park. I purchased a photographer’s pass which allowed me to photograph the […]

DIY Wooden Crate Tutorial by virginiasweetpea.com

I’m Featured on Remodelaholic Today!…

Today the DIY Wooden Crates that Mr. SP and I designed and built for our pantry are being featured on Remodelaholic. If you’ve never visited Remodelaholic, you’ll want to.  It’s full of DIY inspiration! We built the crates to store Sherman’s dog treats and essentials.  Since he is spoiled rotten, his things were starting to […]

Chicago Goodwill Finds

Chicago Goodwill Finds that Got Away…

Last weekend we traveled to Chicago for our good friend Jeff’s 50th birthday party.  I was a bad blogger and forgot to take pictures at the birthday party but I did take photographs to share from the many Goodwill stores that we visited. I know that normal people when visiting Chicago would head downtown, but […]

Burlap Rabbit Door Hanger

Rabbit Door Hanger and 24 DIY Projects…

  Winter is over and spring is finally here.  Hurray!   I’m welcoming the season with a rabbit door hanger that I crafted for my front entry and that’s not all, I’m also helping to host a Best of DIY party where 24 of my blogging friends are sharing a project that is just to inspire you […]

Table Makeover with French Typography

Table Makeover with Typography (Themed Furniture Makeover Day)…

  It’s time for another Themed Furniture Makeover Day! Each month is assigned a theme and the participants makeover a piece of furniture to fit the theme.  This month’s theme is distressed. You may remember earlier this year that my friend and teacher assistant kindly let me have some family treasures that belonged to her […]

Easy Spring Centerpiece with Violas by virginiasweetpea.com

Easy Spring Centerpiece…

A group of friends recently gathered at my house for dinner to celebrate the birthday of a dear friend.  I set the table with my best china and designed an easy spring centerpiece for the table that I think is quite pretty.  Since this centerpiece doesn’t contain cut flowers, it will last for a long […]

Welcome a New Neighbor with a Gift Basket

Welcome New Neighbors with a Softsoap Gift Basket…

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FoamSensations #CollectiveBias How do you welcome a new neighbor?  My standard delivery is cookies but not everyone enjoys sweets.  Since moving can be dirty work, I thought I’d gift my new neighbors with Softsoap for their bathrooms and […]