09 September 2009

DIY Day and A Giveaway!


Welcome to DIY Day on ASPTL! Every Thursday, we get together to share our newest DIY projects.

I'm really flexible about what constitutes a DIY project. Basically, any project that you've been working on. I want to see it! And so do my readers. We love projects!!!

Today's prize comes to us from the fabulous mother-daughter team at The Hip Hostess! One lucky winner will receive this beautiful black and white sheath style apron. Pretty sassy, no?

Black a la Mode Apron

These gals make the most beautiful, stylish aprons that I've ever seen. Wouldn't this make a fantastic holiday or shower gift for any domestic fashionista? And if you scoop one up for yourself too, you're going to love it.

Pink Mocha Demi Apron

There are beautiful sheath styles, demi-style aprons and sweet petites for your little ones. If you would like to make a purchase from The Hip Hostess, you can use the code "SOFT" to receive 15% off your order!

Many thanks to The Hip Hostess for sponsoring DIY Day this week. I love to buy from real women running real businesses. I'm all for supporting each other as we make a go of our businesses.

Now let's get this DIY Day Party started!
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  1. Olive Rue (Sweet Pumpkin Goodness)
  2. Oops I Craft My pants - Ribbon Frame
  3. Pam @ Bibbidi Bobbidi Beautiful (Fretwork Cabinet)
  4. Hope Studios - Fun Funky Laundry Room
  5. A BEACH COTTAGE - DIY Dining Room Before / After
  6. Shanty2Chic ~ Ashleys Vintage Looking Dice
  7. Shanty2Chic ~ Whitneys Dresser to Hutch Makeover
  8. A broken vanity becomes beautiful side tables
  9. Caroline@FOREVER VINTAGE (revamped crystal lamp)
  10. The Red Chair Blog (No Sew Pillow Tutorial)
  11. Amanda @ Serenity Now {Flip Flop Basket & a Party}
  12. Do it yourself Birthday Party Invitations
  13. its gravy baby! - Small Chalkboard Paint Makeover
  14. Richella at Imparting Grace (Postcard tray)
  15. The Shabby Chic Cottage - - Cheap Aging Techniques
  16. kojodesigns (gorgeous storage from a formula can)
  17. Southern Fried Gal (Fall Transitional Wreath)
  18. Joy Beadworks : Fabulous Flower Belt
  19. Enchantresses 3 (Entry table)
  21. Rhonda @ Blue Creek Home / A Girly Lamp
  22. Moody Girl Projects PB Dining Table Knockoff
  23. Chalkboard Labeled $1 Jars
  24. HUD home renovation baby steps with bessie
  25. Infarrantly Creative - Puppets
  26. The Treatgirl...Add some bling to your Altoid tin!
  27. Pat - Crib to Chair
  28. DIY - Wrought Iron Art Accessory & Trim Moulding
  29. Painted Formica Counter Tops - Aged Copper
  30. C&C Vintage Vignette
  31. New Life for an Old Hutch (A Home in Progress)
  32. a side table makeover and jewelery give away
  33. Vintage Beachy Bathroom Redo - Candy Jamamas
  34. Beth@The Stories of A to Z **MYO Pumpkin Pillows**
  35. Hattie@Little Red Roost (Skirt to Shirt Makeover)
  36. *Ashleys Chair facelift*
  37. melissa * 320 Sycamore (palm tree frame makeover)
  38. NewlyWoodwards (Corner hutch re - do)
  39. Rita@ Curbside Creations - Little Orange Box
  40. Fawnda@Fireflies & Jellybeans (Fall table runner)
  41. Drab to Fab Thrift Store Shelf Re - Do
  42. Antique side table goes white with Delft detail
  43. Futon into Shoe Bench
  44. Kara (Un - conventional candle holder)
  45. A Penny Saved - Over - the - fireplace TV cover - up!!!
  46. Liz @ IGTBH (revamped cottage living room)
  47. ani@kindnessonhe rtongue (table turned globe stand)
  48. Jenn@First Comes Love - - Baseball Bat Flag
  49. Alisa - The Sweet Life {super easy apron}
  50. Painted Countertops - granite faux stone - part deux
  51. starz@vintagedow nunder
  52. MX Mommas All You Need is Love Canvas Makeover
  53. The Shades of Pink : Table redo...I FINISHED IT!!!
  54. Kelly Hicks - SUPER CUTE DORM ROOM
  55. College Coffee Table to Writing Desk
  56. Cheryl (vintage t.v. trays)
  57. Stephanie @ The Huntley Home / Armoire makeover
  58. the heidi diaries (instant decor)
  59. Vintage Dutch Girl - A Flock Of Frames
  60. Brittany
  61. Moneywise Moms (Easy Little Gifty)
  62. Gina - do it yourself PB knit sweater pillow cover
  63. Modern Country~pretty corner - quick&cheap overhall
  64. Neinast - New Mantle for Brick Wall!
  65. Mistreatments & wall words - diamondintheroughh ouse
  66. Buildeth Her House~Jewelry frame
  67. life is good - grandkids room / nursery / guestroom
  68. Explanation Required (Twist on a Tuxedo T - Shirt)
  69. Joan@ anything goes here ~ BAD to FAB
  70. Tea Rose Home - - Apron and reversible Shopping bag
  71. Celebrate the Holidays
  72. Tea Rose Home - - Down to littlest piece
  73. Pumpkins Pumpkins Pumpkins - someday crafts
  74. Tea Rose Home - - Second hand new dress
  75. The Knock Off Knock Out party
  76. The How - To Gal - Take a Seat!
  77. Kristi - Kikis Corner
  78. Nori@love - 2 - create (a non - sewers new bag)
  79. home23duncanboys - office in a closet (soon) !!
  80. Super Saturday Vinyl for $6
  81. A Virtuous Woman (Re - organized kitchen cabinets)
  82. Christy @ Embellished Bayou (DIY giveaway)
  83. Dollar Tree meets Oil Rubbed Bronze
  84. Lilia@2browneyed beauties (LAUNDRY ROOM REVEAL)
  85. DIY Newlyweds (DIY Entryway)
  86. Robins Egg Blue Side Table from ROCKY BELLA
  87. Amanda@allthings creative (piano bench remake!)
  88. Leanne@Organizea ndDecorate (Jewelry organized)
  89. Funky Junk Interiors - unique stereo storage
  90. Contact Paper & a Pillowcase : Lighten Up!

  1. GreenHoneyHive Hall Tree Tutorial / MEMBER GIVEAWAY
  2. Totally transformed vanity
  3. Cozy Kitchen by the Sea - YUMMY recipe !!
  4. TidyMom
  5. Ashleys Thrifty Living - Chandelier makeover!
  6. Ashlee (DIY Switchplate Covers & a GIVEAWAY)
  7. Doll House Remodel!
  8. Jazzy Paperclips great 4 kids.Great Oak Circle DIY
  9. The Lazy Peacock
  10. Rose via MRL an inspiration repurpose / crib rails
  11. Liz @ Frugally Blonde (Frugal Party Decorations)
  12. Minnesota Musings (Ottoman ReDo!)
  13. DIY baby shower favors - nesting theme.
  14. Faith Family Frugality (Monogram Housewarming Gift)
  15. Design Intervention ** Chic White Slipcover
  16. Frugal Artwork - - Children Profile Art
  17. Gathering Wool (Roadside Rehab Stool)
  18. The Stitcherbee (Fun new apron)
  19. Jenny @JennyGarland : a dining room renovation!
  20. Not the Jet Set... Dresser take Two
  21. DeeDees Craftspot ( Halloween candy Box - recycle)
  22. To Everything A Season
  23. DeeDees Craftspot ( Take a Peek)
  24. New Every Morning : : Aloha
  25. (BJ Mama) Toy Box Facelift
  27. Kelli (birthday invitations)
  28. Caros Thrifty Adventures : Coffee Jar Re - do
  29. Mommy of Ms (football decor)
  30. Mirrors make it better from Becky@The Shea Family
  31. Alana @ Gray Matters - simple chair update
  32. Erin @ A Cawfee Stained Life | Memo Board Makeover
  33. Tricia Anne at Notes Of Sincerity
  34. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality (A Realistic Fake)
  35. Pretty Blue Island Redo!
  36. Amateur DIYers FIRST DIY entry!!! =)
  37. Maple Memories - Simple yet transforming
  38. Sutton Grace - refashioned : ruffle neck shirt
  39. DIY Show Off - Metallic Pumpkins & Fall Festival
  40. Katie @ favorites and things (Cheap frames)
  41. make your own pottery barn twine balls (v and co)
  42. Courtney@The Good Life : Potato print pumpkin onesie
  43. Zebra Chair
  44. The Borrowed Abode : Kitchen Storage System
  45. Nancys Tidbits (numbered jelly jars)
  46. Thats {FAM}tastic! (DIY cornice board)
  47. the Butlers wife (a greener world)
  48. Makeover for bathroom cabinets!
  49. Pleasant Home (Before & After Master Bathroom)
  50. TheEckLife - Faux Vintage grain sack pillows
  51. Brenda@Dragonfly s and Stars (Copied pumpkins)
  52. Andy @ Poppies at Play (Menu Board)
  53. Little Girls Room Makeover (fake wainscoting!)
  54. Jeannine @ F&J (Rocking Chair Redo)
  55. Junk Mammas - Scrabble anyone
  56. Easy scarecrow costume
  57. Fall Front Door Decor : The Covered Porch
  58. Lori at Our Story..tv tray makeover
  59. Living Locurto - Free Printable School Cupcake Tags
  60. THE GAINES GANG {Spary paint burlap re - do}
  61. Sarah @ Life{Sweet}Life - Easy Apple Dumpling Recipe
  62. Back to school in style! Thanks Lowes!
  63. Songbirdtiff - PB Style on a Barnyard budget
  64. Toy Organizer Re - do @ Just Me
  65. Chrissie Grace - Pottery Barn knock - off
  66. how to make stuffed pumpkins
  67. Reid - A Fellow GRITS
  68. New pink ottoman for my new baby girl
  69. The Blushing Hostess
  70. Nicole@BugaboosC reations ( pumpkin make do )
  71. Angela@Welcome Home (chair re - do)
  72. Amy (Fabric Mod Podge $10 Gift Chest)
  73. Recycled Milk Jugs & Cartons (Kidoozy)
  74. Kendra@MyInsanit y Arrgh! A Pirate Party!
  75. Lori@Loris Family and Home
  76. Kimm at Reinvented (Paper Product Perfection)
  77. CyberRenos - Artwork Made New
  78. Canadian Rhapsody (Fall Wreath and Frame Wall)
  79. Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick (Ballard Shelves)
  80. cristin @ simplified bee (eco - friendly lunch kits)
  81. Andrea - paper mosaic picture frame
  82. Autumn Leaves Windcatcher by Centsational Girl
  83. Andrea @ All About Life large clock
  84. JOYfilledfamily : Simple Board & Bookshelf Makeover
  85. Yucky kitchen remodel DIY
  86. 10 minute Hand Towell Dress @treyandlucy
  87. Jennifer @ Poppyseeds Cottagey Diningroom Makeover
  88. DIY Office @ Awful to Amazing
  89. Carri @ Little Orange Monkeys (Craigslist Dresser)
  90. DIY Sun Jars and Frugal Patio Set
  91. Making a plain mirror become wall - art

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36 comments {Click here to leave a comment}:

Whitney said...

After stalking the wonderful projects the past two months, I am finally joining in. Thanks for hosting, Kimba!

Olive Rue said...

Well I feel like I've hit the lottery getting the #1 slot 2 weeks in a row.

Those aprons are so adorable. Thanks, Kimba for being such a lovely hostess.

Sarah { abeachcottage } said...

G'day sweet Kimba

thanks for hosting today's DIY, you know funny but this event is inspiring me to get on with it again, I think I had been in a bit of a lull with the cottage, you know, you get so far and then but looking at some of the great stuff out there in blogland all done up by gals is great

anyway, cheers...


Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

What a fabulous giveaway- the aprons are too darn cute! Thanks so much for hosting, Kimba!

Blue Creek Home said...

That is one cute apron!!
Thanks for hosting the party!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Good gravy! I was actually ready for your post and clicked over at 8:59 my time and still ended up as number 17 - ha! Fun giveaway!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Holy moley! I am in love with that first apron!!!! :)

Thanks for hosting, Kimba!!! :)

oh amanda said...

Can I just say that I LOVE DIY day?! I even have a DIY project that I finished last night--alas, my camera was in my hubby's truck. So, I'm going to recreate it tomorrow. Can't wait! :)

Richella said...

As always, we appreciate your hosting this, Kimba. Folks are certainly eager to participate! I should know--I've been making sure I have my post ready to go so that I can participate as soon as the post goes up. You say jump; we say "how high?" on the way up!

Hope you're doing well.

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Those aprons are just beautiful!!

Now I'm off to check out all the fab projects.

Taryn said...

I have a major apron fetish. I am serious, if I could wear aprons over my cutest outfits out in public, I'd be the happiest gal on the planet!
And, to be honest, these are some of the most beautiful aprons I HAVE EVER SEEN!
Now, if only I had time to do a DIY project to post on here....hmmmmm...Nope... I am so busy with my Etsy store these days, that I do not think I have anything to post. :(


And, thanks for sharing these lovely aprons!!!


Anne said...

I don't have a DIY project this week, so I'll be checking out everyone else's - but I am cooking something up for next week! :)

heidi jo said...

these are goooorgeous!!!!! oh my! my mom and i just worked on turning sheets, table runners, and partial curtains, into more useful beauties for my home. i'm so spoiled that she'd spend her vacation helping me. i don't have a blog to post pictures but i'm sure loving the new look!
heidi jo

Heidi said...

oh, how I WISH I had something to share this week! That's a DARLING give-away!! ;) We've been busy with labor day get-aways and starting preschool this week.


Love the Decor! said...

Love that apron!1 tried to order it a few weeks ago and it was sold out. Would love to win but no project this week yet

Kristen said...

oh I am going to have to look at everything, wish I could have joined in! The aprons are adorable!

How-To Gal said...

I totally NEED one of those amazingly darling aprons!! Thanks for hosting. It is always fun to post my projects and check out the creativity this party provokes!

Lilia said...

Love the aprons! Thanks to your weekly DIY, I am actually getting things done just to have something to post. Thank you for the much needed motivation!

TidyMom said...

WOW those aprons are GORGEOUS!!♥♥

Thanks for hosting!! I just had a recipe to share this week! - Peach Cobbler!!!


Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Still no project to share, but I will be visiting.

That black and white apron is to die for!

Queen B. said...

i have an apron obsession all of a sudden !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

I don't even own an apron, so that would be a good one to win. Thanks for hosting, Kimba!

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Kimba, thank you so much for hosting DIY day. What a great opportunity for bloggers to share ideas. I can imagine how much work & time goes into hosting, and I sure appreciate it!

Maple Memories said...

I'm drooling over that apron!! I just redid my scrapbooking room in black and white damask!! Wouldn't I look so coordinated in that apron working away on my latest project!!!???

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

What gorgeous aprons! I love that pink one, oh so chic!

Valencia said...

OMG!! I am a fool for aprons...lol I really enjoy DIY day. I get sooo many ideas that I use in my own home. Including the one I posted today. GREAT MEME!! (WORK IT GIRL)

Andy Porter said...

What a fun giveaway! Thanks for hosting!!

The DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful aprons! Talented mother/daughter team! What a fun giveaway! Thanks so much!

Off to check out another round of DIY-ers! Good think I work from home! haha

Love this feature. I look forward to it every week!


Jennifer Juniper said...

If I weren't breaking any public nudity laws, I'd totally wear that apron as a dress!

jeanne said...

Hello Kimba, The aprons are awesome. I totally enjoy your DIY event. Maybe I will be able to share one day.


Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh my that black and white apron is gorgeous. It needs a beautiful Kimba pin, though.

Cristin said...

The aprons are adorable! This is my first time to your site and blog party too. Thanks for organizing!

cristin @ simplified bee

bluecottonmemory said...

I LOVE aprons! These are too cute!

allthingsjuice said...

Those aprons are gorgeous. I'm adding them to my list for Santa!

Cassie said...

"Sassy" is the perfect word! Gorgeous aprons! I am a big fan of you DIY Day...so much to see, so little time!

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

I'm sad not to participate this week, but I've been dealing with 3 sick kids all week, and now a sick hubby. I have three half-finished projects lying around, but nothing got done! Maybe this weekend...