19 August 2009

DIY Day!


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. 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!!!

Gussy'd Up Waterproof Make-up Bag

This week's prize comes from Maggie Whitley of {Gussy has a lot to sew}. She has a wonderful online store and an Etsy shop both full of vintage-inspired wallets, clutches, make-up bags and pouches.

Ruffle Gus Wallet - Organic Mum

Her beautiful bags are sassy and colorful and most of them are finished with the signature Gussy-ruffle. Who doesn't love a ruffle? I have my eye (both of them, actually) on the Ruffle Gus Wallet in green damask and the Ruffle Gus Wallet in pears.

The winner of today's giveaway will receive a $40 credit to Gussy's online store or her etsy shop!

Good luck and let's get this DIY Day started! If you have something to share, then just add your link below. Here are a few guidelines to help things run smoothly.

  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!

Now let's see those projects!!!

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  1. Beth@ Stories of A to Z (Craft Closet Makeover)
  2. T - shirt Halter Refashion : Cathy at ArtisticBlend
  3. Wonder Woman Wannabe (Gussied up jeans)
  4. Hope Studios (rosette t - shirt)
  5. Beach Brights (My first home remodel)
  6. Songbird is Nesting (Cupboard makeover Ikea hack)
  7. Serenity Now (candy striped nursery)
  8. One Thing (Ocean painting)
  9. junkblossoms (Chair shelf)
  10. An Inch of Gray (Chair makeover)
  11. Infarrantly Creative (cereal box mosaic)
  12. Liminal Musings (laundry room sign)
  13. The Shabby Chic Cottage (seeing things differently
  14. Dawn - Hydrangea Home (creative storage project)
  15. A Place Out West (scrap wood side table)
  16. Melanie@TheOldWh iteCottage (play area organization)
  17. Blue Creek Home (screened porch makeover)
  18. Anything Goes Here (an antique dealers garage)
  19. Mandi Shandis (Wall monogram)
  20. C&C Healthy Brownies
  21. Momma and her Lovebugs (barstool upgrade)
  22. The Blushing Hostess (Roasting & a giveaway)
  23. Frugal Decorating (updating light fixtures)
  24. Red House Happenings - Built In Drawer Organizer
  25. Ducks in a Row (Gift wrapping station)
  26. A Beach Cottage (vintage ladder pot rack)
  27. NewlyWoodwards (homemade doggie gate)
  28. The Story of Us ~ Burlap Window Treatment
  29. Forever Vintage (dresser makeover)
  30. Artsy Fartsy (soda box transformation)
  31. The Dalomba Days (tray makeover w / scrapbook paper)
  32. Happy Day (numbered jars)
  33. Embellished Bayou (beautiful DIY artwork)
  34. Balancing Beauty & Bedlam (wedding cupcake stand)
  35. MX Momma (ceiling fan makeover)
  36. Not the Jet Set (blueberry ice cream)
  37. Faith Family and Frugality (Framed Paper)
  38. Coolest Mom on the Block (reupholstered stool)
  39. Mom Da Bomb (Owl pocket applique)
  40. The Masked Mommy~ {Cute Wall Hangings}
  41. Sarah Babble (goodwill frame makeover)
  42. A Cawfee Stained Life (basket labels)
  43. Along the Way (chalkboard paint transformation)
  44. Kojodesigns (old door for favor display)
  45. The Rambling Nerd (Etched Glass Gifts)
  46. Thrifty and Chic Motif (dresser makeover)
  47. Random Anny (rope and oilcloth table makeover)
  48. For What its Worth (chandelier makeover)
  49. Tea Rose Home (fat quarters scarf tutorial)
  50. Bibbidi Bobbidi Beautiful (simple tailored valance
  51. Bibbidi Bobbidi Beautiful (sofa slipcover)
  52. Not So Random Stuff (handmade beaded necklace)
  53. The Sweet Life (easy baby shower decorations)
  54. Posh Pieces (Posh little moss project)
  55. Happily Ever After (board and batten dining room)
  56. Neppers Landing ($5 Kitchen table makeover)
  57. Neppers Landing (spray painted plate wall)
  58. Benton City Princess (armoire makeover)
  59. Mullis MEmories - Laundry detergent
  60. Someday Crafts (table shelves)
  61. The Giessner Circus (boat wine rack)
  62. Pilarinas Workshop ($12 side table)
  63. Re - Vintaged (stool makeover)
  64. Rhinestones and Telephones (Spa at Home Swap)
  65. Allys Corner (sweetest little dressing area)
  66. Shanty2Chic ~ Whitneys ROMAN SHADES!
  67. Shanty2Chic ~ Ashleys MOD PODGE Art
  68. Joy Beadworks Tea Towel Tutorial
  69. Kristi - KikisCorner Burlap decor in my classroom
  70. Richella (new life for old silver)
  71. The Treatgirl - funky teenage girl bedroom makeover
  72. Soft Baby Blocks and Pacifier Clips
  73. Kara (Bathroom curtains)
  74. The Haley Five ~ Lego Pary Invitations
  75. Twice Remembered {Farmhouse style door and trim}
  76. Along the Way : Basil Chicken Angel Hair Pasta
  77. Vase mishap to jute twine KNOCK OUT
  78. Fawnda@Fireflies & Jellybeans (cute clutch purse)
  79. the Butlers wife (linen closet makeover)
  80. Sheri (Painting an old hutch)
  81. Barnaclebutt (Wreath and Porch Makeover)
  82. Recycled Jars for Buttons
  83. New Every AM : black is back
  84. DeeDees Craftspot (Ribbon Storage)
  85. Enchantresses 3 (P.B.esque wall signs)
  86. Lilia@2browneyed beauties (bathrm redo)
  87. Decormamma ~ Painting Frames...bedroom makeover!

  1. Cute girls purse and coin pouch
  2. Angelique @Six in One Hand (back door redo)
  3. stirred love (shrimp & black bean enchiladas)
  4. the lazy peacock
  5. Very Hungry Caterpillar Bibs
  6. Blackberry Cordial (my new purse design!)
  7. Tulipgirl ~ bracelet & French Memo Baord
  8. Let It Shine (A Kitchen Makeover)
  9. Delightful Dwelling - (Home Improvement Horrors!)
  10. Liz @ Frugally Blonde (Homemade Pickles!)
  11. NonFlammable DIY Waterfountain
  12. Sweet Bench (the right link)
  13. Paige @ One Twisted Skein ($20 Ceiling Fan Redo)
  14. Leanne@Organize & Decorate Everything (Clipboards)
  15. Queen of the House (before & after magazine rack)
  16. One Nutty Girl (plant stand turned table)
  17. Delightful Dwelling - (Little Cheddar Meatloaves)
  18. Ashleys Busy ( Spray Paint Project )
  19. TheEckLife - DIY grainsack pillows
  20. TheEckLife - Pink Chalkboard paint
  21. older&wisor (brick fireplace makeover)
  22. Twin Headboard Bench!!
  23. Hattie @ Little Red Roost (fabric wreath)
  24. kojodesigns (DIY ruffle - y JCrew - ish barrettes)
  25. Nori at love - 2 - create (Removing wood plugs)
  26. Suzanne in TX (easy book thong the sexy bookmark)
  27. DIY Hair Dye
  28. Amy Jo : Leaky ice tea container...upcycled
  29. Rambling Gal / Grilled Shrimp
  30. Junk Mammas - Easy wall treatment
  31. Sarah @ Life {Sweet} Life - Name Blocks
  32. Much Ado About Nothing (mirror redo)
  33. TheFazChronicles (cubicle curtain door)
  34. Front Room Makeover
  35. Krys @ This Little Birdy (powderroom / dungeon redo)
  36. Damsel in Damask Recipe Book
  37. Pressed Flower Art at Kidoozy
  38. Little Girls Room Lamp
  39. Ashlee@Workman Witticisms (jewelry display board)
  40. getting debt free through revamping of a HUD home
  41. Suzys Sanctuary
  42. Kristina @ The Purple Pea (Old Suitcase = Pet Bed)
  43. jewelry window
  44. Child Sized Tool Belt
  45. Moneywise Moms (More Frugal Wall Art)
  46. Hello Kitty Cake Pops - DIY
  47. Linds @ THATS SO CUEGLY
  48. Jill @ Barnes Yard (repurposed ladder)
  49. ~Country Lady~Lampshades Ordinary to EXTRAOrdinary
  50. Julia@OpenHandLi ving (Necklace Makeover)
  51. Brittany @ The Pretty Policy (Lingerie Cake)
  52. THE GAINES GANG ( Goodwill Christmas Gifts redos)
  53. Cement candleholders by Centsational Girl
  54. Sutton Grace (kids play kitchen)
  55. Sutton Grace (wristlet)
  56. DIY Wingback Chair slipcover
  57. Studio M Designs (original wall art)
  58. KSSNNIKKEL (bedroom makeover)
  59. Kelli (Mod Podge Magnets)
  60. Sweet Willow Cottage - Frame makeovers
  61. A Penny Saved - DIY thrifty nursery
  62. Our Daily Chocolate - French Memo board
  63. Back Yard Pergola
  64. Shellys finished desk!
  65. Lyssas Ribbon Holder Tutorial @ The Crafty Clique
  66. a little bit vintage - wall mounted book holder
  67. Amy (Pickle Jars turned storage)
  68. I designed by new blog!
  69. Fresh Poppy Design Fun knit hats!
  70. pottery barn inspired decorative balls (v and co)
  71. Cottage Instincts : A crafty organized office area
  72. Karla @ Its The Little Things (We Have New Walls!)
  73. Baby Bibs / Burp Cloths at The DIY Show Off
  74. Frugal Decorating (Spray painted mirror)
  75. Oops I craft my pants - magnet board GIVEAWAY
  76. Kelly Hicks - ONE UGLY SKIRT!
  77. Tiffany (Cement Leaf Bird Bath)
  78. Marys Breakfast Nook makeover!
  79. Lisa @ fern creek cottage
  80. darcy @ m3b (frame with 4 vinyl word art inserts)
  81. A Familiar Path (photo album makeover)
  82. Tales from the S Queen - linen pillow covers
  83. Kitty Scraps - Wicker bookcases burlap makeover
  84. Futuredomesticgo ddess - PB inspired chair
  85. Fun with mama
  86. DIY birthday gift {personalized cards}
  87. My New BB
  88. Little Lovables (graphic room redesign ideas)

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88 comments {Click here to leave a comment}:

Marianne said...

Where is mcklinky?

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Where's the linky linky?

Rachelle said...


Melanie@TheOldWhiteCottage said...

I guess its not just me not seeing it ... ;-)

Heidi said...

if linky arrives, here's my contribution:

Wonder Woman Wannabe
(get crafty w/what you have)


Katie said...

Looks like Mcklinky is on the blinky.

Here is my DIY contribution for the week; a french memo baord and a bracelet.


Unknown said...

MckLinky is playing invisible! He's working on my post though... hmmmm

Southern Fried Gal said...

I can't wait to get inspired yet again this week. Hope to have contributions again in the future. Thankful we survived the first day of kindergarten - oh my!!!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Okey doke:
Jennifer Juniper (T-shirt DIY)


Happy DIY day :)

Unknown said...

My first DIY...


Marianne said...

I am so disappointed. My one chance to be high on Kimba's list (a DIY dream isn't it) and now I can not link up :-(.
I prepared a cupboard makeover including tutorial especially for this. You can find it at http://songbirdisnesting.blogspot.com/2009/08/cupboard-makeover-ikea-hack.html

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Here's my linky for this week:


Love this DIY stuff! :)

Great giveaway, Kimba! :)

Jenni said...

I can't see mcklinky either...but here's my link in case anybody wants to see!



Anna Whiston-Donaldson said...

Here's mine:

Spray painted suede chair!


at aninchofgray.blogspot.com

Infarrantly Creative said...

Here's mine for the week:

Deirdre said...

Sign for my laundry area (http://liminalmusings.wordpress.com/2009/08/19/a-little-beyond-inspiration/ )

Unknown said...

Well, here's my link:

The Shabby Chic Cottage (cream candlestick)


jaime@ a place out west said...

Just in case, here's a side table made out of scrap wood!


Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Check out my creative storage project here:

Blue Creek Home said...

My BlueCreekHome DIY link is:


Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

Here is my link for my todo projects


Mandi Shandi said...

Ok, here is my contribution, but I will try to check back again later and do the mclinky.

A hand painted wall monogram:

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Craft closet and rolling craft cart. Check it out! http://bethcrabtreehunter.blogspot.com/2009/08/craft-closet-and-rolling-craft-cart.html

Rachelle said...

Oh, well.

Here's mine! :)


Melissa Miller said...

That is the cutest wallet! I'll check it out now. :)

Carolyn said...

Here is my link: (spray painted light fixture updates)


Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

This is my gift wrapping station:


Hope to see you

pat said...

Here's mine too, just in case, Shelf from a chair.... www.junkblossoms.blogspot.com/2009/08/this-is-so-easy.html

abeachcottage said...

no linky for me either kimba

here's mine

DIY pot rack from vintage ladder



Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Homemade wooden doggie gate


Caroline said...

I'm using a previous post from last year that I have never shown on DIY.


Cheryl said...

No stinky linky just yet.... here is my "link"... http://cheryl-comfort.blogspot.com/2009/08/transformation-thursday_19.html

Brittany said...

here is my link:


Tiffany said...

So excited to be a part of DIY day. I'll check back for linky tomorrow but for now here is the link to my latest project post...

http://apieceofpunkinpie.blogspot.com/2009/08/copycat.html - Numbered jars

Thanks! Can't wait to check out all the projects! Fun, fun.

2browneyedbeauties said...

I will check back later to see if mcklinky decided to show up, lol. Love your blog and it is a pleasure to be part of it (when I am able to link up to it :))Happy Thursday.

Embellished Bayou said...

Here's my DIY artwork post from earlier this week: http://embellishedbayou.blogspot.com/2009/08/monday-metamorphosis.html

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

holy cow - I know you aren't going to want to go back and add in all our links....just re-post it tomorrow and we'll come and relink up. :)

Jenn said...

I'll check back later for the Linky, but here is my link for now.

Ceiling Fan Makeover at MX Momma!


Mrs. (not) the Jet Set said...

In case Mcklinky isn't added...


Cheryl @ a pretty cool life. said...

I thought I was going to be so late!

I turned a shabby chic bench into a french country one.


Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Best ever DIY;

Unknown said...

I'm totally not trying to steal any thunder from DIY day here, but I just started a new blog of all my favorite before & after projects. Please check it out!


I would be honored if any of you talented people would like to submit your projects to my blog as well!

Shanna said...

Will check back for the linky. Here's mine:

Owl pocket applique

Sarah said...


there's mine!

a $6 goodwill art/frame re-do

Its So Very Cheri said...

So it's 11:33 p.m. but I am finally here-can you say busy day.

Thanks for all you do.


Its So Very Cheri said...

Still no link--hmm.Maybe I should be glad Mr. Linky never set my party up -I've had no problems with MckLinky-it's only been two weeks but so far so good.


erin said...

No linky here either.

Here's my contribution: chalkboard cloth basket labels


I love visitors! Stop by!:)

Kate Kubler said...

still no linky:(



Unknown said...

I'll check back later for the linky... but in the meantime here's my link for using an old door as a favor display:


Alicia@Thrifty And Chic said...

Oh sad day, no linky. Here's my ugly dresser saving:

Anny said...

I used too much rope and cloth to make over an Ikea table this week:


BJ_Mama said...

Here's my SLOW Kitchen Redo...
Phase III: Light Fixture


Chris said...

Hey! Did you know there's no McLinky?! Awww..I'm just messin' with ya. I'll be back later (of course).

Sachiko said...

Here's my link for a 5-Fat Quarter's scarf:


-Tea Rose Home

Six in One Hand said...

There is no linky????

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

My first time adding a DIY here!Here are my two DIY's. A tailored window valance:

And a sofa slipcover:

Thanks for the chance!

Gina said...

Mr Linky's still MIA-here's mine for the week...I'll have to click through the others-always so much great inspiration!


Alisa said...

Here's mine on very cute and easy baby shower decorations.


Shannon said...

My posh little moss welcome sign


Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I love the waterproof bag!

Anna K said...

I am looking forward to checking out everyone's projects.

Here is my dining room trim makeover


Nepperess said...

Still no linky? Tsk!
Here is my link...
$5 Kitchen Table Makeover

Nepperess said...

I have another one as well.
Spray Painted Plate Wall.

Jennie said...

Faux wood armoire makeover; yes it can be painted!


michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I guess I will add to if mr. linky is not working. I love this idea of a table shelf wall. Love garage sales and thrift stores!!!


Tiffany said...
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Tiffany said...

The Giessner Circus (wine rack make-over) *my first project!*


Melany @ Project Anthologies said...

Still don't see him. ;)

I'll join the party anyway -

Melany @ Pilarina's Workshop
(side table)


Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

My first contribution! Love to be able to share and see what everone else is doing :)
I did over a little stool by the way
Find me at http://irene-re-vintaged.blogspot.com
Hope I have done all this correctly despite Mr Linky.
Irene x

Anonymous said...

Linky? Linky Loo? Looks like Linky is hiding.

I'm hosting a Spa at Home Swap!! Lots of DIY goodies here:


Hope you'll stop by and sign up!

DIY day is my favourite day of the week. So much talent! :)

Sarah :)

Ally's Corner said...

Dressing area


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Of all the nerve you had to fall asleep! ;) No worries!

Marianne said...

Wow Kimba, you have been at work. Putting all of those linkies in yourself! I am impressed. Thank you for the chance to party along! I am gonna click some more now!

Jaime @ A Place Out West said...

Oh, Kimba! I can't believe you put everyone's links in. You are too kind! You're allowed to sleep! :)

jenni said...

Aw, don't beat yourself up, Kimba! I had to laugh cuz it's just exactly something *I* would do! Thanks so much for putting my link in...

Have a fabulous day!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Aw Bless your heart-I'm sure I will do that from time to time-no biggie. Most everyone will come back and try again.


Shelley said...

I really reallllllllly more than anything need a Gussy'd wallet. I do.

Suzann said...

I love DIY day with you. I don't get anything done, but I do get inspired.

Reid said...

am a follower would love to win. I am sad I don't have a DIY to post today. I have a million going on at home right now so maybe next week one will be completed! :)

Suzanne in TX said...

Kimba--thanks for hosting this event every week. I have had lots of fun in the past exploring the posts and this week I am joining in on the fun with a link to my previously posted
how-to on "The book thong, the sexy bookmark". It is easy, and makes a fun gift.
S in TX

Biteofpunkinpie said...

Hi Kimba! Your 'contact me' section said that this was the best way to contact you with a question. I am having a spray painting quandry/problem/emergency and knew you'd be the best person with advice.

We were given a set of wooden adirondack style rocking chairs and table for our back porch (serious handmedown quality). The paint has been chipping away and we're having a cookout this weekend, so I want to fix them up so people don't have to walk around w/hunter green paint chips hanging off their rears. The only problem is that I don't have anywhere inside to paint or store them (my husband refuses to let our cars sit in the driveway overnight) and it has been RAINING for days and days. It rained all morning today, but should be dry the rest of the day. I'm running out of time! Do you think I can go ahead and do it tonight even if the wood hasn't dried completely? The reality is that if they can look half way decent through the weekend, if they need to be touched up or even completely redone later, I'm fine with that.
THANKS for your amazing spray paint advice (in advance)!

Caroline said...

Hi Kimba...thanks for putting mine and everyone else's links in...that was very sweet of you and time consuming. I want to say thank you for hosting this part every week, I really enjoy it and I'm pretty sure everyone else does too!!

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

I am late to the party but at least I made it. Thanks for hosting!

~Country Lady~ said...

I'm new to blogland. I started my blog a couple weeks ago. It's been a joy. I've added your tag to my blog because I really enjoy your postings. Thanks for hosting this DIY Day! I have enjoyed looking around and commenting on many of the fantastic projects featured.

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

WOW! This is the biggest party in blogtown! Now I need to get busy and start partying!


Anonymous said...

I love DIY friday! So glad I had a DIY to participate this week!!


Brad the Builder said...

Interesting article

jeanne said...

Kimba, I just discovered your DIY event. I like it so much. Thanks for hosting a fun post such as this. Now I need to put my thinking cap on for a DIY to share.