Mar 29, 2012 - Linked Up Goodness    9 Comments

Linked Up Goodness #4

Thanks to all who participated in our fourth link party!  Here are the top picks of the week. Note: Please do NOT pin these from my site.  Visit the creator's site and pin from there.  Lets give credit where credit is due.  Thanks! Pop Art Life as a Thrifter Hello Sunshine Pallet Sign Furniture Makeover 52 Mantels Reclaimed Wood Tabletop Room Reveal It Started With Paint Teen Boy's Room Remodel Vintage Keeping it Cozy Ball Blue Jars Design Project The Rooster & The Hen Color Match Key Fabric Project Twigg Studios Embellished Drop Cloth Curtains If you were featured, feel free to grab a button to post on your blog. <div align="center"><a href="http://burlapanddenim.com" title="Burlap & Denim" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.burlapanddenim.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Featured-on-Burlap-Denim.jpg" Read more [...]

Dumped & Found: Half Light Door {Vaseline Finish & Antiqued Mirror}

A while back, long before blogging, my awesome friend Heather called me and asked if I wanted an old door that she had no use for.  I knew nothing about the door but of course said "YES!"  Come to find out prior to that call, her husband Dan had been at the dump dropping stuff off when he came across a few old doors and took them home from the dump.  Apparently he made a few awesome projects out of the other doors, but was at a loss for this one and was tiered of it kicking around in their garage.  That's when they called me, and much to my husband's disappointment (ANOTHER project?!), I jumped at the offer. This is what the front of the door looked like when I got it.  It was a bright peachy color.  The back side was weathered, but just stained and varnished.  I started this little makeover by scrapping off all Read more [...]
Mar 25, 2012 - Party On Mondays    10 Comments

Party on Mondays #4 {Favorite Things}

Thanks to everyone showing up and linking up last week, we had another great party! This week's party is brought to you by your Favorite Things.  Whether it's a product you can't live with out, something you found at an antique shop, or a project you absolutely adore, I want to see it!   Below are a few things I love. What are your favorite things? Pottery Barn Capiz Pendant Laundry Favorites Vintage Style Milk Bottle Antique Crystal Chandelier Link up any posts that include your favorite things! Burlap & Denim's 3rd Party on Mondays 1.  Link up DIY projects, home decor, room reveals, recipes, whatever you've been making (please no etsy shops, giveaways, or linky parties). 2.  Follow Burlap & Denim on facebook, Pinterest, twitter, RSS or email so you're in the loop (in the upper right Read more [...]
Mar 23, 2012 - Crafts    7 Comments

Eggs & Chick Easter Sack

Recently I ordered a plain burlap bag from one of my sponsors, BurlapFabric.com. It is a plain bag and sells for less than a buck!  It is approximately 12" wide and 20" long. I wanted to dress it up for Easter, so here is what I did. First I added a cuff along the top of the bag.  This gave it body and a finished look.  Start with the bag right side out, sew the fabric on top of the top edge.  Then tuck all of the fabric inside the bag.  Turn the bag inside out and secure the bottom of the fabric to the bag so it doesn't pop up.  Turn the bag right side out and fold down the fabric as far as you like (for me this varied depending on where I was using the bag). Second I found a graphic I liked, actually I layered and re-sized three different images (Eggs and Chick for Burlap Easter Bag).  I printed off Read more [...]
Mar 22, 2012 - Recomendations    3 Comments

Remodelaholic

Have you been to the adorable site Remodelaholic?  Justin and Cassity run things over there.  Thier site is beautiful!  I love the clean layout they have.  They feature great projects of thier own, their monthly contributers and bloggers, like, well ME!  Yay!  They are featuring my World Map Mural Tutorial today (March 22, 2012 at 5pm CMT)! So go check them out, you won't be disappointed. Read more [...]
Mar 21, 2012 - Linked Up Goodness    4 Comments

Linked Up Goodness #3

Thanks to all who participated in our third link party!  Here are the top picks of the week. Note: Please do NOT pin these from my site.  Visit the creator's site and pin from there.  Lets give credit where credit is due.  Thanks! Reclaimed Wood Furniture West Furniture Revival Knot All That I Seam Reclaimed Wood Sign Life as a Thrifter   Build It Paint Speckled Paw Prints Recycled House Bella Craft Project Burlap Wreath by Heather Melton Party Lu Bird Baby   If you were featured, feel free to grab a button to post on your blog. <div align="center"><a href="http://burlapanddenim.com" title="Burlap & Denim" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.burlapanddenim.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Featured-on-Burlap-Denim.jpg" alt="Burlap & Denim" style="border:none;" Read more [...]

My Small Kitchen Office ReOrganized

Can you guess what is hiding behind these cabinet doors?  Would you believe me if I told you that this small block of cabinets is the hub of our home? They hold office supplies, my crafting arsenal, and all four of my kids papers and art supplies (oh, and a paper junk drawer)! This has been a dumping ground for years.  The counter space is the spot where the rest of the kitchen gets cleaned up to.  You know, the place where when people come over all the mess gets "hidden" to.  But not any more. Here are the Before and After photos.  You can see that the cupboard on the left is under utilized and the counter is overflowing with unorganized junk.  Let me show you how I optimized the space, and organized it for good. When we built our house, we had the builder install an outlet in the cupboard for our cordless phone. Read more [...]
Mar 18, 2012 - Party On Mondays    7 Comments

Party on Mondays #3 {Reclaimed Wood}

Thanks to everyone showing up and linking up last week, we had a great party! This week's party is brought to you by Reclaimed Wood.  Whether it's new to look old, or the real deal, I'm loving projects using reclaimed wood.  A while back I picked up a stash of old barn and fence wood.  Some of it I have used to make the posts below, the rest is in a pile awaiting inspiration.  What have you made with reclaimed wood? Reclaimed Plywood Ceiling Reclaimed Wood Lamp Link up any projects you have made using reclaimed wood or how you have made new wood look old! Burlap & Denim's 3rd Party on Mondays 1.  Link up DIY projects, home decor, room reveals, recipes, whatever you've been making (please no etsy shops, giveaways, or linky parties). 2.  Follow Burlap & Denim on facebook, Pinterest, twitter, Read more [...]
Mar 16, 2012 - Crafts, Organization    3 Comments

$11 Bulletin Board

Recently I was asked to make over a cubicle (more on that in a later post).  The budget was $50 for the entire makeover so I had to get creative, real creative.  I wanted to create one spot for all of the clients photos, mementos, and awards.  A way to make them special, highlight them. Supplies: 1 yard Background fabric (mine is a linen look a like from Hancock Fabrics $9 on sale) 4" Burlap roll available HERE or cut down any burlap or fabric you have (mine was from Home Depot for wrapping trees and is only available in the fall) Mini Clothes Pins (Hobby Lobby $2 with coupon) Stain or Paint (I used my sisters wood stain that happened to be the perfect gray/aqua) Twine If you are not using this in a cubicle, you could attach it to the wall with silver thumb tacks, one in each corner and a few on Read more [...]
Mar 15, 2012 - Linked Up Goodness    2 Comments

Linked up Goodness #2

Thanks to all who participated in our second link party!  Here are the top picks of the week. Note: Please do NOT pin these from my site.  Visit the creator's site and pin from there.  Lets give credit where credit is due.  Thanks! Chevron The Real Housewives of Bucks County DIY Furniture Chase The Star Paint Makeover Ruth's Farm & Furniture Build It Crafted Niche Recipes 52 Mantles Lighting Miss Flibbertigibbet Craft Project Paper Dandelions Fashion Shrimp Salad Circus   If you were featured, feel free to grab a button to post on your blog. <div align="center"><a href="http://burlapanddenim.com" title="Burlap & Denim" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.burlapanddenim.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Featured-on-Burlap-Denim.jpg" alt="Burlap Read more [...]

Tips for Styling Open Shelving

This is the room we call the "Red" room.  It's the first room in our house off the left of the front door.  It's kind of a multi-purpose room for us.  At one time it held our giant air hockey table, till we finished part of the basement game room...phew.  It has great light in the morning and is a great place to read the Sunday paper.  We have a desk with a family computer and shelving to hold all the nececcities, and for me that means decor.  I thought I'd show you around and then give you my tips for styling open shelving. For the walls I chose a dark deep red with a flat finish.  We left the ceiling the main house color (KH Desert Sand) and the trim is glossy white.  The black and white print is a lithograph of Paris my hubs ordered from the Louve, it's huge and I love it.  The white sofa was a hand-me-down and Read more [...]
Mar 11, 2012 - Party On Mondays    8 Comments

Party on Monday’s #2 {Chevrons}

Thanks to everyone showing up and linking up last week, we had a great party! This week's party is brought to you by Chevron.  It is the hugely popular graphic design pattern that is popping up everywhere from fashion to home decor.  I love how simple and clean it is.  It has a natural organic feel when paired paired with neutrals or a fun teen feel when matched with brights.  Building your own chevron pattern can be tricky so if you are thinking about adding it to a project, check out a layout I made on my chevron rug post.  Here are a few projects I have posted with a chevron pattern. Bleach Out Chevron Rug My Son's Chevron Skateboard Project Recycle & Reuse bulk Orange Boxes Do you love chevron's too?  Link up any projects you have made using this great pattern! Burlap & Denim's 2nd Party on Read more [...]

Recycle and Reuse Bulk Orange Boxes

For an upcoming project I needed some cheap (FREE) storage that was cute.  I turned to my stash of orange boxes from Costco.  Once again my bulk buying has helped organized a space.  Check out how I transformed a standard box of oranges into decorative storage (note: I just used the bottom box and recycled the top part with the writing on it).  Here is a tutorial on how to upcycle cardboard boxes.   I went to my trusty chevron pattern.  It seemed really organic, maybe because it is often woven in wool, and went well with the natural cardboard box.  I printed off a chevron design on to a piece of  card stock.  Then cut out the black portion with an Xacto knife. With a pencil and painter tape, I traced the design onto the front of the box.  I shifted the stencil down and continued tracing until the entire Read more [...]