I’m Sarah.

After graduating college, I worked as a TV news reporter at an NBC affiliate outside of Chicago. I then retired from that life to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones. While at home I was able to rekindle my love for decorating and crafts. A blog seemed like the perfect place to share those ideas. There is inspiration everywhere, I hope you find some here.

GLIDER MAKEOVER

GLIDER MAKEOVER

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My parents bought me this glider when I was pregnant with Jackson and I love it. I spent many late nights and long hours feeding babies in that chair. I wanted to update it a bit when I made over Elly's room. I thought about reupholstering it because I have seen a lot of examples on Pinterest... but I was feeling a little too lazy and unskilled to do that. So instead of getting frustrated with a project because it proved to be too hard or working several hours on it and then not liking the result... I just went to Pier 1 and figured I would make something work.

I unsnapped and unhooked the cushions and had to unscrew the buttons on the actual glider (you can see those on the insides of the arm rests). I filled those with putty and touched up the paint there. For the footstool, I bought a large foam piece and cut it to fit the top of the footstool. I then just covered some fabric over it and stapled and hot glued the fabric to the bottom of the stool. I found these cushions at Pier 1 along with the pillow (on clearance). I sewed on some gold ribbon to the top of the cushion to keep it from sliding down too much because it is a little shorter than the back of the glider. 

I did have to explain to my husband a little why I bought brand new YELLOW cushions to replace some other YELLOW cushions... but I just loved this mustard yellow so much more than the other cushions. The chair is so much brighter now.

LITTLE GIRL'S ROOM REVEAL

LITTLE GIRL'S ROOM REVEAL

THRIFT STORE CHANDELIER MAKEOVER

THRIFT STORE CHANDELIER MAKEOVER

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