08 July 2009

DIY Day!


Welcome to DIY Day on ASPTL, a weekly party (at least for the summer) where we can share our newest DIY projects. I'm really flexible about what constitutes a DIY project.

A furniture makeover, an outdoor project, an indoor project, some new artwork...heck, even a great recipe could qualify as DIY, right? Basically, any project that you've been working on. I want to see it! And so do my readers. We love projects!!!

Before we get to linkin', you may have missed my excitement over SUPER CHEAP FABRIC, since I posted at 9:30pm on Wednesday. If you want to know how to get gorgeous Dupioni Silk Fabric for as low as $4.12/yard, click here. This fabric is perfect for window mistreatments and tons of other uses.


Now back to DIY Day! If you have something to share, then just add your link below. (BTW - I'm totally crushing on the new-guy-in-town, MckLinky!) Just be sure to:

  1. Add a permalink to your specific post, not the main page of your blog.
  2. Include a short description of your DIY project in parenthasis after the name of your blog. For example, The Orange Nest (knitting beach towels).
  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!

(Thanks to Julia from Hooked on Houses for letting me snag her guidelines.)

Now let's see those projects!!!

We're ready to go again! If you're link was entered into MckLinky originally or my comments section after the crash, it's been transferred over to Mr. Linky and should be here now. If you don't see your link, enter it!

In the meantime, you can read my post from 9:30pm last night...Cheap Fabric Alert! You can get beautiful Dupioni Silk Fabric for as low as $4.12/yard! YOWZA!

67 comments {Click here to leave a comment}:

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for hosting this event! You RoCk!

Jen said...

I just re-read the rules & had forgotten to include my name with my link...I was just so super excited to post mine.

"Poppyseeds" by Jen is #27 Custom Kids' Routine Charts:)

Chris said...

Well, I had to post something kinda old, 'cause I've been such a lame blogger lately!! Gees...that's one way to remind myself!

Anonymous said...

Oops! I didn't follow directions the first time! I'm #43 and then #44. You can delete #43. Sorry!

Southern Fried Gal said...

I've got to start wrapping up my projects earlier - ha! Can't wait to go check out the fabric sale - you are talking my language!

Anonymous said...

Off to check out all of the links..thanks for hosting!

Abbie said...

Fun, I hope to get in on the next DIY day - today I'm off to finish sanding my new kitchen floor, then stain and poly it! With my three small children. A bit overwhelmed right now, but next week it'll be beautiful!

Anonymous said...

This is a great one, I can't wait to see everyone's projects.

Caren said...

Kimba! I'm a doofus and already messed up my permalink! I put my blog address by accident. I got thrown off by the new link system. So sorry. Can you fix it? It should be http://citymommacountrymomma.blogspot.com/2009/07/sprucing-up-bathroom-cabinet-easy-and.html I tried to go back and it won't let me! Thanks for hosting this, I can't wait to see other's projects!

Anna Whiston-Donaldson said...

Shoot! Here's my link:


I just went to link it up and couldn't find the place to do it. All 62 previous links disappeared, too. Off to work now... hope I can still be part of it. :) Anna

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Thanks for hosting, Miss Kimba! :) I noticed that the links went on a little break...so here's mine, just in case:

Really Easy Ribbon Project:


Kimba said...

It looks like MckLinky is on a bit of a break. You can add your links to the comments and I'll put them in as soon as he's back.


Heidi said...

(photo albums aren't just for photos)

will be adding even more personal pics to this post today ;)

TidyMom said...

What fun!!! - hope Mr. Linky is ready to come back a play soon!!

Here's mine
Camera Strap cover Tutorial


Anonymous said...

Well I linked up last night and was going to start my browsing today, but I see McLinky is on the fritz.

He disappeared from your DIY post, but then I found it in your DIY announcement post and linked again there. Then the whole thing disappeared again.

Oh well!

Here's my info:
Sugar Mommy (DIY plate-scape)

Jen said...

Super~Cute Arm Sling



Anonymous said...

Today I posted the "before & after" of our kitchen re-do.


What a difference paint makes!

Megan said...

I love parties like this!

DIY Counter Top Canisters

Now off to look at the other projects!

~Meg @ Home Whimsies

stephanie h said...

I linked! Finally got my PB knockoff candlesticks done. Thanks for your help with them! :)

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Hi Kimba,

Thanks for hosting. Don't know whether you wanted everyone to repost their links or just the people who hadn't posted yet when Mr. Linky went AWOL. Mine was #8 DIY Hammock Pillow Tutorial.




Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Was hoping this Linky would be better than the other one, although he's been working great for me the past month in my weekly parties.

I'll come back later & add mine!

Free Art Printables said...

Where did MR. Mcklinky go?? Those men!... here's my link..


Anonymous said...

What a fun idea! Missed out on it today, but I'm definitely going to check out the projects and hopefully participate next week.

Anonymous said...

Not sure if Mr. Linky worked for me or not. I posted my link and it disappeared so here it is in case. My headboard makeover:

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Kimba, thanks for hosting - I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's projects - hope Mr. Linky gets it together!


Anonymous said...

Hi Kimba. This is my 1st time joining your party. Just found your blog yesterday. What a great blog. I don't see the link. ???

The Brown family said...

Hey Kimba! Here is one that I think you'll appreciate. You helped inspire it afterall! My husband loves you (sarcastic laughing here)...

Board and Batten Wall

Anonymous said...

here is my link if you can add it from your end. Thanks!


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

OK, here's my post link:


titled Sticks & Feathers

Mommy of M's said...

I love this stuff!!!


Unknown said...

Is it weird that I dreamed I met you the other night? I hope not, cuz that might mean I'm blogging too much!

Here's my link: http://thebeverlybuzz.blogspot.com/2009/07/desk-chair.html

Liz said...

Hey, so glad to get in on the DIY fun!! Here's my link to a great DIY gift for a newly engaged friend, new baby, etc - it's so cheap and easy and very cute!


Hope you guys like it!

Tiffany said...

Well, I'm moving so there aren't a lot of projects being done at my house, but here is my latest:

Make an inspiration board out of string and nails...


Kristi said...

This is so much fun! I can't wait to see all of the projects. I made a new "Just Beachy" tablescape. Here is my link: http://kristi-kikiscorner.blogspot.com/2009/07/just-beachy.html

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Please add me!
TheOldPostRoad (tomatoes)


thank you!

Unknown said...

Please add my link when you get a chance:

the Butler's wife (family name sign)

Thanks Kimba! I love your DIYs, and partying over them is lots of fun.

Monica Benavidez said...

Hi! I'm Monica from Monica Wants It, and I have just finished my office/craft room makeover:


Suesan said...

Hi, Here is my link if you can add it... http://gracefullychic.blogspot.com/2009/07/beauty-beast-i-get-excited-just-typing.html
I am really excited about that $10 find!

Amber said...

Amber Dusick (bedroom lamp before & after)


Happy Hectic Homemaker said...

Here is my DIY project

Happy Hectic Homemaker (Batten & Board hallway)


Thanks for hosting.

Jessica said...

I love looking at everyone's creations!

Here is my link for my goodwill chair makeover:


Karla said...

Here is my link:

"Simple Seashell Shadowboxes"


Thanks so much for hosting this! I love seeing everyone's creativity!

~Karla @ It's The Little Things...

Melany @ Project Anthologies said...

Hi - Love the party! I'm linking up but Mr. Linky is on his break right now. I have a Handmade Baby Gift (mirror) to link at Pilarina's Workshop! http://pilarinasboutique.blogspot.com/2009/07/handmade-baby-gift.html

I LOVE checking out all the other projects. Thanks, Kimba!

V and Co. said...

hi kimba love your blog, i don't comment often but i read it all the time here's one of my diy i have a few but here's one:

V and Co. said...

here's another one:

oh and here's my new dress i made for the little one!:

i hope i did this right cause i didn't see any mr linky yet!

Joy said...

Oh that fickle Mr. Linky!
Thanks, Kimba,for hosting the party despite having to do all the extra work.
Here's my link: http://joysofhome.blogspot.com/2009/07/favorite-combination.html

AnNicole@Our Suburban Cottage said...

Hey there - I was going to add my "new" painted countertops I did over the weekend. The link is:


Jen said...

Poppyseeds by Jennifer posted "DIY: Kids' Routine Charts"


Linds said...


I just started blogging! Come check out my "NO SEW TUTU" (I would absolUTELY love some followers...


Nice and Easy Antiques said...

We'd love to share our Burlap chic-ness! It's all right here:


Thank you!

Georgia Girl said...


Georgia Peach Frosting

Kristen, pajama mama said...

Cloth Diaper Savings & Tutorials


Stacie said...

Thanks for hosting this, Kimba. I think that my link took!

Kelsee said...

Mine disappeared too. I did a Dr. Seuss Nursery for my kids. http://pumpkinpiecrafts.blogspot.com/2009/07/finally-finished.html Kelsee

Tonya said...

Kimba- I messed my first link up and didn't know how to change it so I just added myself again correctly.

Sorry, I am "new" to the mr. linky process...can you delete my first link that is void??? Its under Tonya..

So sorry! )-:

Carrie said...

Did I already comment? I don't think I did, so thanks for hosting!!!!

I stalk you on a regular basis (just so you know.) :)

Amanda C. said...

What a great idea!

Unknown said...

I'm always so inspired by these projects. I like how many different ones show up. You do rock Kimba!

Richella said...

Hi Kimba--

Look what a great thing you started! It's so kind of you to host this event. You and Nester are the queens of blogs, I think. If you guys build it, they will come.

Good luck getting ready for your beach trip!

Jo said...

I'm late, I'm late! But I really wanted to participate so I've just linked my post. Thanks for the motivation to get my project done! Maybe I'll have something to show next week too.

Diann said...

I hope I'm not the last one here!

Marie said...

Hello Kimba - I'm a day late, but thought I'd tag along anyway and show you a project I'm working on in my school room. Thank you for hosting such a fun event!


Graceandjoelroberts said...

Thanks for hosting!

Andy Porter said...

I know it's a couple of days late but I wanted in on the fun. You sure know how to throw a party!

Christina said...


Thanks for hosting. I finally got my post up around midnight last night. Thanks for letting us join in. Now to check out all the fun things everyone has done.

Lena said...

I hope to work on more home decor projects for a future posting.

Chantel Monet said...

Hope I'm doing this right!



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