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 […]

Easy Spring Wreath

Easy Spring Wreath…

Who is ready for spring?  After this very long winter, I think most of us are more than ready for warmer weather, being outside, and the beauty that spring offers.  Even though spring doesn’t officially begin until March 20, I decided to welcome it a few days early with an easy spring wreath that I […]

Rocksbox- Jewelry You Can Try Before You Buy!

Rocksbox :: Jewelry You Can Try Before You Buy…

  Many of you know that I’m addicted to Stitch Fix for clothing.  Each month I get five items of clothing chosen for me by a stylist based on a style profile that I completed on Stitch Fix’s website.  For a gal who hates shopping but loves clothes, Stitch Fix is a great way for […]

St. Patrick's Day Pillows - Sharing on WSLS TV in Roanoke, VA

Sharing My St. Patrick’s Day Pillows on TV!…

One of my snow day projects this winter was making St. Patrick’s Day pillows.   Imagine my delight when Lindee Katdare, host of Daytime Blue Ridge on WSLS in Roanoke, asked me to share my project on her show. Of course I agreed to be on the show, and headed to Roanoke on Monday to share […]

Goodwill Table Makeover

Goodwill Table Makeover…

In the past year I have really grown to enjoy giving furniture a makeover with paint.  I’m constantly on the lookout for pieces to paint even though I really have no place in my home for them.  (I think someone needs a shop!)  I  enjoy the process of transforming something from ho-hum to spectacular. Earlier […]

Collegiate Confetti Scarf Giveaway

Collegiate Confetti Scarf Giveaway…

School pride is a big thing around here and it probably is in your area as well. When my friend Sally’s daughter went off to college, she noticed that the majority of fan gear was casual:  ball caps, t-shirts, sweat shirts and sweat pants.  Wanting something more fashion forward, Sally put her art skills to […]

Easy St. Patrick's Day Pillow

Dollar Store Decor to St. Patrick’s Day Pillow…

  A snow break from school gave me time to complete a few projects including two St. Patrick’s Day pillows. To be honest, I don’t particularly like celebrating St. Patrick’s Day but I do like decorating for it. My decorating started this year by making two pillows embellished with a felt clovers found at the […]

Rocker Makeover with Paint by virginiasweetpea.com

Themed Furniture Day – Rocking Chair Makeover…

It’s time for another Themed Furniture Makeover Day and this month’s theme is chairs.  During an after Christmas shopping trip, my mom and I found a solid and in great condition rocking chair at Goodwill for just $14.95.  After sanding and a paint job, this rocker is ready for pleasant evenings spent rocking on my […]