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

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

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 […]

Dollar Store Decor to St. Patrick’s Day Pillow

Easy 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 […]

Themed Furniture Day – Rocking Chair Makeover

Rocker Makeover with Paint by virginiasweetpea.com

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 […]

Chicken Corn Chowder

Chicken Corn Chowder by virginiasweetpea.com

It finally snowed in my area of Virginia.  Snow gets tiresome if it comes too often but it’s nice to have some at least once a year.  We love soup any time of the year and it’s particularly nice on a cold and snowy evening.  I first made Chicken Corn Chowder in December of 2002 […]

St. Patrick’s Day Free Printable

St. Patrick's Day Free Printable

Did you have a nice Valentine’s Day weekend?  We did but it sure was so cold.  I’m off from school today because of the threat of snow and hoping that my area finally gets some of the white stuff. I don’t know about you, but I love printables.  I find myself pinning them frequently and […]

A Crazy Plant Stand Gets a Makeover

Plant Stand Makeover with Velvet Finishes Paint

Many thanks to Velvet Finishes for providing the paint for this project.   Have you ever seen a crazy plant stand like this one?  I certainly hadn’t until my mom bought this one at her church’s annual sale.  Mama didn’t need it and passed it on to me for a makeover. This plant stand had […]

My Latest Vintage Finds

My Latest Vintage Finds

Most of you know that I love antiques and anything vintage.  Last week my teacher assistant asked me if I would like some things from her aunt’s house.  The family has been working hard to clean out her home and they had all taken what they wanted.  I could hardly wait until school was over […]

DIY Wooden Crates

DIY Wooden Crate Tutorial by virginiasweetpea.com

  Last week when I shared tips for pantry organization, I showed you the DIY wooden crates that Mr. SP and I made to hold Sherman’s medicines, new toys, and treats on a shelf in our pantry.  It’s so nice to now have Sherman’s things contained by these crates and not randomly shoved onto one […]