The piano bench gets new hinges and a make-under

Hi friends! I hope you are having a fabulous summer. We've been so busy this summer, and I just realized school starts in less than 4 weeks. I'm kinda sad about it. It's so fun having my kids around all day, and also not having to follow a strict schedule. Last year we bought a piano. It has pretty much become the staple item in our house. We all play, and all of my son's drumline friends play, so it gets used daily as a minimum. I also added a new layer of fabric to the bench: Most of you liked the new fabric, but a few of you commented that it was gross that I didn't … [Read more...]

New Piano! FINALLY! + how to cover a piano bench with fabric

Well, we finally did it. We finally got ourselves a new piano. Well, new to us! When we moved from Texas to Colorado last year we couldn't take our beloved piano with us. I know, we have the serious sads over it. Apparently it is very bad to take an antique piano that has lived its entire life (built in 1904!) in a humid climate like Texas to the dry climate like Colorado. It's definitely an antique, and was passed down to me from my grandparents. When we moved we gave the piano to my sister which is actually quite fitting because she named her little daughter after said grandma. … [Read more...]

The kids are getting crafty {learning to sew}

Today I taught my kids how to sew! They've seen me sew and have shown interest in it, so when Elle Sophia Design offered to send them a Learn To Sew kit, I was all, "Heck Ya. We'd love one!" Elle Sophia Design sent us a Personalized Gift Set for Kinsey and a Sewing Starter Shape Stuffer kit which I split up for them to share.    Oh-to the Em-to the Geee. These kits are not only ah-freaking-dorable, they are so fun to boot! When you open the kit, it comes with everything you need to teach your little ones how to sew; even the needle and thread! And the … [Read more...]

Aviary fabric by Thomas Paul

Several months ago I obsessed over some fabric I found in a model home (and you guys obsessed with me!). I've found several GREAT DEALS for this fabric and furniture with this fabric. Read on for the links! … [Read more...]

You asked, I listened {finally}

A few weeks ago I made a post called Give Your Windows Special Treatment Included in my roundup of great Model Home window treatments was this one... This is my favorite treatment ever. The fabric is just to die for. Beautiful, right? Well, I'm not the only person who loves this fabric! You do too! I've been FLOODED with emails and comments about this fabric. Unfortunately, I didn't know ANYTHING about the fabric. It was just another fabric in a Model Home I was in. BUT, after over two weeks of CONSTANT emailing from you guys, I've FINALLY tracked it … [Read more...]