Indigo Dyed Pillow Shams

Hello lovely readers!  We’re getting so excited for Easter this weekend.  The kids, okay and me, love a good egg hunt, ha.  We’re looking forward to spending time with family too.

Recently, I’ve shared My Master Bedroom Style with Floor Plan and today I’m going to show you how I dyed those shams I was talking about.

As long as you use a natural fabric (i.e. not polyester), you can dye almost anything!

Indigo dyed pillow shams via somuchbetterwithage.com

[Read more...]

DIY Envelope Pillow Cover Tutorial (With PDF Sewing Printable)

I’m teaming up today with some popular bloggers (Shauna from Satori Living, Jennifer from City Farmhouse and Becky from Infarrantly Creative) to show how we took two yards of fabric from Spoonflower and created a project from it.

We each didn’t know what each other was making so it’s been fun to see what the others came up with!

For Valentine’s Day I made an envelope pillow cover and I’ve been wanting to do another one to tweak my tutorial a bit.  Today I’ll show you how I mastered it and I have a PDF sewing printable for you to download and use to make your own envelope pillow cover!

DIY envelope pillow cover tutorial via somuchbetterwithage.com

[Read more...]

I Love Paris In The Springtime (A Newbie Silhouette Cameo Tutorial)

I am so excited about this post today!  Why?

Because I finally got a Silhouette Cameo machine!!!  What is a Silhouette Cameo?  It’s an electronic cutting machine!  It can cut paper, card stock, fabric, vinyl and there are sketch pens to draw designs as well.  The ideas for using it are endless!

If you follow me on Pinterest, you might have noticed I even have a board called If I Had A Silhouette!

I’m joining The Silhouette Challenge bloggers to do a project each month with my Silhouette machine.  For the month of April, it’s anything spring related.

Because I’m in love with anything French and vintage, I made a cute little Eiffel tower artwork.

I’m a total newbie so if you have a Silhouette yourself but haven’t used it yet, you can follow me and each month we can make projects together.  Hopefully we’ll get more advanced as the months go on.  For now, I have a SUPER EASY project for you.

Newbie silhouette cameo tutorial via somuchbetterwithage.com

[Read more...]

Painting Wicker Driftwood Grey

Welcome back to another Trash to Treasure series!!  Every month (2nd Friday) we take a “trash” item and turn it into “treasure”.

Be sure to follow my co-hosts, Karianne, Jenna, and Shannon at the end of this post!

Painting Wicker Driftwood Grey

So I have a lot of wicker throughout my house.  I’ve had some of it going on 10 or 15 years or more!  That’s a crazy amount of time for wicker to last, really.

I had this wicker cube and it was getting pretty worn and I was thinking of sending it off to charity when I thought I could revive it somehow for this T2T series.

I decided to paint it a grey, a driftwood grey.  Yep, I totally just made that up.

I’ll show you this easy paint technique to transform wicker to look like driftwood.

Painting wicker driftwood grey via somuchbetterwithage.com

[Read more...]

Twine Wrapped Easter Eggs

Today I’m over at Jennifer Rizzo showing her readers how I made these colorful Easter Eggs

I love seeing how other bloggers are decorating their eggs for Easter so I thought I’d do a creative take on it as well.

I have so many different craft supplies so I just used what I had on hand.  Hopefully you can find something on hand to use as well.  You can use twine like I used or even scraps of old fabric, scrapbook paper, the ideas are endless!

These eggs are definitely colorful and fun!

Twine wrapped easter eggs via somuchbetterwithage.com

[Read more...]

Flea Market Blog Hop

Guess what?  I’m having another Flea Market and this time it’s with a bunch of awesome bloggers!  How fun is that?

There will be 12 blogs total over two days so be sure to check out more tomorrow too!

We all love spring for this very reason ;)  A chance to sell some great goodies.

All prices INCLUDE SHIPPING!  All sales are final.

Will ship to Canada and the US.

Okay, this is going to be fun!  See what we all have for sale!

flea market blog hop2

[Read more...]

Building A Creatively Made Business (eCourse)

As many of you may (or may not) know, I’m a contributor for Jennifer Rizzo.com.  Jen is one amazingly creative and talented woman.  When I saw this class she has coming up with Miss Mustard and Jeanne Oliver, I knew I had to attend this class!  It’s all about building a creatively made business!!  And you don’t have to go anywhere, you can watch the videos online at home.

As a blogger, I’m dying to for this course.  I’ve never thought of myself as a creative person until I started blogging.  Now I truly believe I have been a creative my whole life, I just never tapped into it until recently.  And the idea of building a business on this would be a dream come true.

Do you want to learn more like me?

The course will begin May 20th and will be available for one year.

Early registration price is $49.  The price will go to $59 on May 1st.

building a creatively made business via somuchbetterwithage.com

[Read more...]

Updated Furniture

Updated Furniture

Recently I shared with you my master bedroom.  I’m not crazy about my bedroom furniture.  I love my new bed but not too crazy about the dressers.  Does that happen to you?  You get tired of furniture?

I often think of painting them but my hubby would never let me.

I actually do love dark furniture against a lot of white but for some reason I’m just not crazy about our furniture anymore.

I’m going to show you how I easily updated my bedroom furniture (that doesn’t involve paint!)

glass-knob

[Read more...]

Mustache Gift Set with Duck Tape

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Mustache Gift Set with Duck Tape

My bestie, Nikki, loves mustaches!  When I saw that Duck Tape® makes mustaches, I knew I had to make something for her with it.

Mustaches are so in/cool/hip/what-all-the-cool-kids-are-doing-these-days and I’m a bit out of touch since I love my French Vintage stuff but I do love how it’s black and white.  And Nikki has always been the cool kid so I knew this was right up her alley!

I’m going to show you how to make this super easy Mustache Gift Set for your cool-kid-bestie!

DIY-mustache-gift

[Read more...]

Horse Show Ribbons (and Shabbilicious Magazine)

Horse Show Ribbons

Hello lovely readers.  How was your spring break?  If you follow me on Instagram, you probably noticed I was enjoying some family time in Maui.  We had a fabulous time swimming in the pool every day and jumping the waves on the beach.  We even went whale watching.

We’re just getting back in the swing of things here after spring break so I thought I’d with you more about the horse show ribbons from my daughter’s Vintage Equestrian Birthday party, how I made them and where I got my inspiration from.

Horse show ribbons via somuchbetterwithage.com

[Read more...]