Best of DIY Linky Party and My Favorite Projects

10696461_10204756124607058_2641754544939898431_nMost of you know that one of my passions is DIY.  I truly think doing it myself is in my genes.  I watched my mom and dad make improvement after improvement on their home and my grandparents did the same thing.  I married a handy man and we continue the DIY tradition.

Mr. SP and I enjoy building things together.  I come up with the idea and he helps me execute them.  We have a lot of fun in the workshop together.

Woodworking from


Painting Furniture is one of my newest passions.  I so much enjoy finding a piece of furniture that has seen better days and giving it a new life with paint.

Painted Furniture from Sweet Pea

Media Cabinet Makeover

Frightening to Fabulous Dresser

Trash to Treasure Dresser

Nautical Coffee Table


I love to craft!  Each season you’ll find me making something new for my home.  Be sure to visit my project gallery for more craft ideas.

Fall Crafts from Squirrel and Fox Fall Pillows

Preserved Gourd Wreath

Drop Cloth Tea Towel

Leaf and Acorn Fall Pillow


I love vintage and the thrill of finding something old that I can use in my home.  Below are four vintage finds from the last few months.

Vintage Finds from virginiasweetpea.comVintage Thermos Lamp

Vintage School Map

Vintage Furniture Finds

One of the wonderful things about blogging is making friends with other bloggers who share your passion.  Below are some of my favorite bloggers who share projects that constantly inspire me.


Our Southern Home

Artsy Chicks Rule

At Home with the Barkers

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Knick of Time

Mrs. Hines Class

Unskinny Boppy

Shabby Art Boutique

Concord Cottage

Girl in the Garage

Fresh Idea Studio

Snazzy Little Things

White Lace Cottage

Simply Fresh Vintage

Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

All things Heart and Home

House on the Way

Stone Gable Blog

Cupcakes and Crinoline

Postcards from the Ridge

Lilacs and Longhorns

Sweet Pea

Country Design Style

Petticoat Junktion

Restoration Redoux

What Meegan Makes

Prodigal Pieces

Do you love Pinterest as much as I do?  You can follow our !Best of DIY! Board for an incredible amount of DIY inspiration.

I’ve teamed up with my DIY friends to host a giant linky party where you can share some of your best DIY projects.  27 blogs means tons of exposure for your best projects.  Link up and join the fun!

  • Please link up to three of your best DIY projects.
  • This is a DIY party, so please only link DIY projects.

I’m excited to see what you share!

Maple Vanilla Chip Cookie

Maple Vanilla Chip Cookies

  We love cookies at our house.  A recipe for Maple Vanilla Chip Cookies has been in my files for many years.  Like my mother and grandmother, I like to write notes beside my recipes when I … [Read More...]

Fall Wreath by

New Fall Wreath and a Fun Announcement

When I stop to think about it, my front door has seen a lot of wreaths over the years.  I get so much enjoyment out of making wreaths to adorn my door.  A preserved gourd wreath crafted from gourds … [Read More...]

DIY Faux Acorns

DIY Faux Acorns

Fall is in the air and it’s time to decorate our homes for the season.  It’s always nice to decorate with the real thing, but for for the crafty types, it’s also fun to make a DIY version of an … [Read More...]

Classroom Organization with Office Max #inspirestudents #teacherschangelives #Pmedia #ad

Classroom Organization :: DIY Pallet Caddy with Office Max Supplies

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents … [Read More...]

Sweet September$500 Cash Giveaway

Sweet September $500 Cash Giveaway

Welcome to the $500 Sweet September Cash Giveaway! Can you believe that it is already September?  I know I can't!  It seems like just yesterday that I was getting out of school eager to start the … [Read More...]

Vintage School Map from VES in Lynchburg, VA by

Vintage School Map for the Family Room

  Late last winter I found something that I had been searching for, a vintage school map.  I found my treasure in one of my favorite downtown shops, Estates Revisited, and it is extra … [Read More...]

Fish Themed Decoupage

Media Cabinet Makeover with Decoupage

It’s the end of August and time for another installment of Themed Furniture Makeovers.  If you aren’t familiar with this series, a group of blogging friends who enjoy painting furniture team up … [Read More...]

Vintage Primrose Themed Lamp by

Another Lamp Makeover from the Trash

I love it when people move and put things they no longer want on the curb for the trash man.  Last summer I found this lamp in a box at the end of a neighbor’s driveway and immediately liked its … [Read More...]

Vintage Snake Bit Kit by

Vintage Snake Bite Kit

Growing up, my very favorite mystery series was Trixie Belden.  Trixie and her best pal Honey constantly found themselves in the middle of a mystery that had to be solved.  Trixie’s brothers Brian … [Read More...]