22 July 2009

It's DIY Day!


Thursday has rapidly become my favorite day of the week because I love seeing all of your projects!

This week we have a special treat! A prize!!!! Darlene from Flax and Spindle has generously offered one of her beautiful Vintage Post Card Pillows.

The really fun part is that Darlene is going to pick her favorite DIY post as the winner. (She's a brave gal! I wouldn't touch that with 10-foot can of spray paint.)

I've been oogling over the pillows in Darlene's etsy shop for ages (I really love the French Postage Bolster Pillow), but I guess I can't try to win a contest on my own blog, huh?

Well, let's get to the linking! If you want to use the pretty DIY Day button, you can grab it over in my far-right column. Here's the rulios...

  1. Add a permalink to your specific post, not the main page of your blog. If you don't know what I mean by "permalink" and why it matters, go look in my comments section and I'll explain.
  2. Include a short description of your DIY project in parenthesis after the name of your blog. For example, The Padded Room (crocheted light switch cozies).
  3. Link to this party from your post so everyone can get in on the fun.
  4. Visit, visit, visit and comment, comment, comment!
  5. Double-check to make sure your link works and goes to the right page so it doesn’t get deleted! If you come back and see your link is gone, re-read these rules and try again. No worries!

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  1. This Southern Girls Nest (Bathroom Makeover)
  2. Amanda @ Serenity Now {Ribbon & Button Embellished Lamp Shade 101}
  3. A Beach Cottage ~ Black Mirror DIY!
  4. Beachbrights (Cheap Art Work May the force be with you...)
  5. Richella (tray for trash - to - treasure ottoman)
  6. Kammy - A Fab Desk Framed French Memo & ceiling light !
  7. The Huntley Home / Inspiration Window / memo board
  8. Joan@ anything goes here : vintage giveaway
  9. The Shabby Chic Cottage (make your own vinyl letters)
  10. A Home in Progress (dining room table restyle)
  11. Sara@Que Sara Sara (Goodwill coffee table to bench transformation)
  12. Your cool friend Cheryl (gallery frames)
  13. Stephanie @ A Fine House (Old Trunk Makeover)
  14. Living With Lindsay (Cabinet Door Serving Tray)
  15. WhisperWood Cottage (Get Your Lighting In Gear)
  16. Trish@TheOldPost Road (Vintage Sunday School Posters)
  17. Mandi Shandis (MDF entertainment center turns into fab craft storage.)
  18. Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick (true trash to treasure!)
  19. Britt @ A Penny Saved - No Sew Chair Ruffles
  20. Flower Patch Farmgirl (Cure for the Blues)
  21. Nancys Tidbits (chair makeover)
  22. Mullis Memories : pillowcase dress / shirts part 1
  23. Custom Curtain Rod and Panels
  24. Mullis Memories : Pillowcase dress / shirts part 2
  25. Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs - Using Unfinished Wood Pieces
  26. Craig Blair and Turbo Skousen (Goodwill dresser makeover)
  27. Melissa - Personalizing a Magnet.
  28. amy@one day at a time (total kitchen redo)
  29. repainted kitchen cabinets
  30. Traci@BeneathMyH eart (Ballard Designs Magnetic Board)
  31. Autumn (simple master bedroom makeover)
  32. Kara (Re - Purposed Cabinet Knobs)
  33. WonderWomanWanna be (Dinosaur B - Day Party Plans and template for dino cake)
  34. The Undomesticated Wife (not a huge DIY this weeK but the most recent)
  35. Christy @ EmbellishedBayou (personalized jewelry box)
  36. Fabulous Finishes Easy Schmezy DIY Light Fixture Facelifts...
  37. Lisa S.
  38. Sarah Mae (Homemade Strawberry Jam! Easier Than You Think!)
  39. Message Board Bed Complete!
  40. Olive Rue ($1000 Bathroom Makeover)
  41. melissa * 320 Sycamore (laundry room hidden storage)
  42. Moneywise Moms (Better than Highchairs)
  43. *Explanation Required (Mirror Coat Rack)
  44. The Red Chair Blog (Fancy Shmancy Towel Fold Tutorial)
  45. Redo Old Trunks
  46. lil mama (diy kitchen redo)
  47. Sarah @ FrillsFluffandTrucks (easy little girl sundress)
  48. Twice Remembered {Studio Steps Makeover}
  49. Southern Fried Gal (Inspiration for DIY)
  50. Missie (Birthday Chair Cover)
  51. Vanessa @ Vanilla Lavender - Berry Pink chair
  52. ilovemy5kids (inexpensive Kitchen RE - do)
  53. Digiscrapital (Handcrafted Birds Nest)
  54. Chickie Momma Crafts (easy coaster tutorial)
  55. Cheryl (paper roses)
  56. Julia @ Open Hands (Nightstand makeover)
  57. Julia@ Open Hand Living (headboard transformation)
  58. Funky Junk Interiors - horsegate coat rack
  59. m @ tales from an oc cottage (beachy tray)
  60. Dining Room Chairs Re - Do
  61. Kristi - KikisCorner Painting my house - please help me decide on the color!
  62. Kendra @ My Insanity (DIY Summer Fun Wedding)
  63. DIY on the Thriftyside@MurphyGra ceHome
  64. The Phenes Update (Americana pillows)
  65. kirwin @ graceful creative (DIY party favors)
  66. Erika (easy star fix up)
  67. Michelles Flirty Little Skirt for Bookcase
  68. Amber Dusick (Vintage Milk Glass Chandelier Redo)
  69. Nicole@BugaboosC reations ( Small thrifty redos )
  70. Amanda@Imperfect ly Beautiful (piano bench rehab)
  71. Tyler - - A Mans Banana Bread
  72. Mom in High Heels - Indys room (older post)
  73. Melanie @ The Old White Cottage (Thrift store Birdcage redo)
  74. Melanie@The Old White Cottage (Closet turned Crafting Space)
  75. No Sew Ottoman Covers
  76. Ashleys Busy ( Revamped Bench )
  77. the Butlers wife (super simple tagging)
  78. Abbie (oak floor refinish)
  79. Autum screened porch sprucing

  1. Michelle @ Treasure the Moment (House Numbers)
  2. New Every Morning ~Porch sign
  3. C @ Project Pretty (Jute Wrapped Vase)
  4. Jen R (Sanctuary arts) Beadboard and trim wallpaper project
  5. Glider Chair Re - do by Autum of CreativeLittleDaisy (old post)
  6. The Scooper @ a la mode (window pane photo project)
  7. A dress for an office chair
  8. Plan ahead for Christmas - Make a Chocolate Yule Log! By a Mom of 5.
  9. Several DIY projects lumped into one (older) post
  10. Laurel @ Ducks in a Row : new lampshade and bench
  11. Christens Corner (painted laminate countertops)
  12. Its So Very Cheri (from just pink to DRESS UP shade w / 6 different dresses)
  13. Enchantresses 3 (Glitter wall treatment)
  14. Beth@Stories of A to Z (MYO Glass Bead Magnets in Altered Altoids Tin)
  15. C&C Organize & Display Your Folders
  16. Delightful Dwelling - Framing Vintage Postcards
  17. Create a black and white photo collage on your wall...
  18. Jaime @ A Place Out West (a grasscloth backsplash)
  19. childrens chairs made over
  20. Amy (Mod Podge stool for a little girl)
  21. Jennifer Juniper Easy Layered Window (mis) Treatment
  22. Its So Very Cheri (DressUp lampshade 6 panels - 6 unique shabby chic dresses)
  23. Living with Two Hobbits and a Giant (Hutch Makeover)
  24. Little One - of - a - Kind Design : Girls Rocker and Baby Doll Bed
  25. TheFazChronicles (my favorite diy to date)
  26. Rhonda @A Home With A Smile - framed a pillow
  27. Grace In The Margins (New windows)
  28. The Starr Family (DIY curtain rods!)
  29. Vidalia Onion Pie
  30. Hope Now (Power wheels makeover)
  31. Katherine @ Grass Stains (painted wood floors and hanging plates)
  32. Blue Creek Chic Laundry Room Reveal
  33. Jen @ Poppyseeds (High Chair Re - Do)
  34. Jeanne Winters @ Inspiring Ideas (Baby Pop Art)
  35. Laura@DecortoAdo re~Curbside creativity with spray paint.
  36. Ellis Events - Cute bench & table makeover!
  37. Lauren @ Sweet Bunny - Boys room Painted Shelf
  38. Rose Petals and Rust...vintage dress form makeover
  39. life is good - reading nook (still playing with burlap & birdies)
  40. Fawnda (Fireflies and Jellybeans) reusable snacks bags
  41. Carrie @ This Cozy Home
  42. Wendy @ The Shabby Nest (homemade slipcover)
  43. life is good - garage sale dresser redo
  44. Judy@In His Grip (soldered pendants)
  45. Jane (Kids Art Book)
  46. Amy Jo (Childs chair make over with stickers and paint)
  47. Moms Gazpacho - a quick and delicious recipe
  48. Katie @ Making This Home
  49. Andy @ poppies at play (bench refashion)
  50. Brittany - New TV Cabinet...Finally!!
  51. Brittany (Shabby Chic Headboard Redo)
  52. Desk and Chair Makeover
  53. DIY - how to put up house siding!
  54. Black not so basic afterall...I painted this old piece black!
  55. Angela@Welcome Home (toile frame)
  56. Twice Remembered {Red Cottage Kitchen : Big Makeover / Small Budget}
  57. Wren & Stitchy (Discarded Cabinet Door DIYd to Memo Board)
  58. Jackie (instant fabric aging)
  59. C - re (Yard Sale Bar Stools makeover!)
  60. Not the Jet Set - Seasonal Recipe : Green Beans
  61. Donalee ( Dresser Rehab)
  62. Painting granite countertops in YOUR kitchen
  63. Flower Hair Clips for cheap
  64. French Painting Technique~~Peaco ck Armoire
  65. Carla @ MyOrganizedChaos (Whiskey River Burgers)
  66. Kelly Hicks - Paintings!
  67. Dukes and Duchesses (childs table redo)
  68. Dukes and Duchesses (childs table redo)
  69. kojodesigns (yummy rosemary candied walnuts)
  70. kojodesigns (supersimple DIY travel journal)
  71. my hand painted signs... giveaway
  72. Mom Times Two - Chair Makeover
  73. Tana@ Crafting R&R (Barstool Re - do)
  74. Suzys Sanctuary
  75. Hall Closet makeover @ Chateau of Serenity
  76. Mandi @ Finding Home - Scrapbook Mini - Albums
  77. Kitchen Makeover
  78. Garnish It (Chair Makeover)
  79. Casa Mia (lace dolies and antique sewing drawer)

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35 comments {Click here to leave a comment}:

Joanna said...

Woo hoo!! I was first! And I love her pillows!

Richella said...

I did it! I paid attention to when you said McLinky was going up! I only have a small project to share, but I'm proud of myself for actually making it to the party on time. Thanks for hosting!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Kimba, you should come down to VA and buy me some coffee...I'm going to be up late tonight reading all these fabulous links! ;) Thanks so much for hosting, and the giveaway is SO cool!! :)

Kimba said...

Hi y'all! Just a quick explanation of "permalink", if you don't understand.

A permalink is the address that goes directly to a specific post on your blog rather than to your main page. I ask that you use the permalink to your DIY Day post because people click on these links for weeks. If they land on your main page in 2 weeks, they won't see your DIY Day post because it will be buried under more recent posts.

Here's how you get the permalink...

Go to your main page. Click on the title of your DIY Day post. Look up in the address bar of your browser. It should have changed to the "permalink" to your DIY Day post. Copy that address and past it into MckLinky.

Make sense? Cool.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Beautiful pillow! Ah, the wonderful world of Etsy. :)

Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs said...

Aww, love Darlene of Flax and Spindle! She is such a sweetie. Her items are gorge too! Thanks for having this fun party, Kimba!

Kara said...

That is such a cute pillow! I do not envy Darlene having to pick one favorite from all the amazing projects. Tough job!!

Haute Decor Gal said...

Oops, forgot to put my blog name, but my permalink is there. I love DIY Day!

melissa said...

Hey Kimba~thanks for hosting~your parties are always a smashing good time :) It sounds like you had a wonderful vacation!

grannyann said...

I love this type of blogging. I love the pillow - how original

Katie said...

This is my first time taking part in this little shindig... can't wait to check out all the other projects!!

Vanessa said...

Her pillows are simply adorable!!! Wish I win!

Kristi said...

The pillow is beautiful! Kimba, this is such a fun thing to be a part of. I know that you are so busy with millions of visitors, but I would be so very appreciative of your decorating advice on my DIY post today. Really, I would! You and Nester are the queens of the paint colors and I would be so thrilled to get your advice! Blessings to you!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

LOVE the pillow. Don't have a project to share though.

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Wow, what a great giveaway, love that pillow!

C said...

That's such a gorgeous pillow!! She does awesome work!

Sarah said...

This isn't my project, so I didn't put it in the Mr. Linky.


I found it on Apartment Therapy this morning. Bloggers unite and send a 4"x4" tile or two and be part of something amazing.

Delightful Dwelling said...

I love that pillow! I know I won't have the best DIY since mine isn't really creative or crafty this week, but it does involve old postcards that look like the pillow!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I just snuck into the business center in our hotel in D.C. while my kids played their Nintendo DS's just to link up here and look...a prize! How fun, good luck ladies, it's stiff competition for sure. I win either way with great ideas :)

Cheri Peoples said...

Come by for my give away.

Kristi said...

I am just beside myself that you dropped by and offered your wonderfully, creative suggestions. Thank you! Thank you!

My First Kitchen said...

I wish I had a project to show! I'll just look at everyone else's. I've missed reading you! This baby is throwing me off, but at least I'm on the blog ball today. Hope you're doing well!

Rhonda in OK said...

Hi Kimba
this is my first time to join your party! looks like lots of fun. and lots of inspiration too

Linh C. said...

I've been salivating over all the fantastic DIY projects and have started a list of things I want to try.

I love the postcard pillows!

Blue Creek Home said...

Hi Kimba!
Thanks for hosting. I have visited you but never linked up to the party.
I am off to look at all the other projects now.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my fingers are crossed! Come enter my GIVEAWAY too!

Lynn (www.mamasays.us) said...

Thanks for the suggestion and the encouragement.

Dreams and Decor said...

LOVE that pillow! Will check out her Etsy site! Am enjoying looking at everyone's DIY projects! Thanks for hosting! Patti

Rambling Girl said...

Hoot Hoot.....I am so glad you have this on every Thurs...This is a every Thur. ritual since you started this. I hope it foloows through to the Fall and Christmas...Really this is the best place to come to is one spot with all the great ladies who share their creations...and even recipes are coming over here to...I really love this weekly treat you have provided...Do I need to get a petition started to keep it going...maybe something to ponder about later on to see if others agree....

Thanks again for this weekly fun day for me!

randee said...

kimba - thanks so much for providing a place for all of us to share our little (& big) diy projects.

also - i don't think i ever told you how much i loved the flower pin i bot back in march. it was a gift for a speaker at a luncheon at church & i hated to give it away! she loved it, too!

and the pillow - oh, my - i want that pillow.

thanks, again -


Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Ohhh love the pillow! So pretty! Thanks for Hosting! Look forward to this every week!

Astrid said...

Holy Schmoly!

I guess I'd better get my rear in gear and actually start doing the things I keep thinking about doing!!! This is great motivation...even if I don't have anything to post!

Randi said...

Aaargh. After reading your directions six times, I messed up. You need to delete 148. Sorry. :)

Runner Mom said...

That pillow is absolutely darlin'!!


Megan the Plumber said...

Wow, i love that pillow!! Looks great