DIY Rustic Decorative Mirror

I'm excited to share with you a pretty cool DIY project today. I was contacted by our local Habitat Greater Orlando ReStore to create something "new" in honor of Earth Day coming up. Make sure you scroll down because there are 3 other projects to check out from my fellow Central Florida DIY bloggers. Jon and I are always transforming old items and making them new again. We've shared how to upcycle and upholster a chair, a bench, and a media stand to name a few.  We love giving items a fresh new … [Read more...]

DIY Nursery Whale Lamp

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Before I had Ryder, our friends at challenged us to come up with a fun and easy upcycle project. I racked my prego-brain for days until one day I was cleaning up the craft room and stumbled across a lamp I picked up a few years ago at our local thrift store. The color of the base of the lamp worked perfect with Ryder's nursery. I used a piece of the whale fabric that I was using as the inspiration and color pallet for the room to … [Read more...]

Fresh Upcycle Tips and Advice from Fresh Idea Studio

Today, we have Therese from Fresh Idea Studio. She is a local Central Florida blogger, and we got to meet last year at Haven and then saw each other again at the Florida Social Media & Blogger Conference! I'm so excited to have her share her fresh upcycle tips and advice today. -------------------------- Fresh Upcycle Tips and Advice from Therese of Fresh Idea Studio Spring is in the air and there's something special about this season that makes it the perfect time to freshen up our … [Read more...]

{Mini Tutorial} Up-cycled Dress to Skirt

Many years ago (like 5+ years) I bought this Bitten dress. At the time it was Sarah Jessica Parkers hot new fashion line that had just came out. I was so excited--so excited that I only wore it ONCE after I purchased this dress. It has sat in my closet for years taking up valuable space. I cleaned out my closet a few months back and this was one of the items that I figured I could up-cycle.  I started by seam ripping the zipper out of the dress. It was a perfectly good zipper and I had … [Read more...]

{Guest Blogger} Toddler Tank Dress Upcycle

As most of you know, Mr. Woodsy and I have been very busy thus not too many crafts/DIY/home renovation projects going on at our house. I put out a call for some guest bloggers to share amazing projects, and I'm delighted to introduce you to a dear friend and coworker of mine, Sarah. Our first guest blogger. She is a busy working momma of 2 wonderful children and is very crafty, but has no time to blog about her awesome projects! Sarah will guest blog on Sew Woodsy from time-to-time and share … [Read more...]