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Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring Cleaning!

Doing some spring cleaning over here at Sisters, What!. These are just a few of the items that are up for sale on our new Instagram account @Sisterswhatcloset. There are a bunch posted now but more will come over time. 

Hope to see you over there soon! 

Happy Spring!!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

15 Winning Ways to Organize Your Sewing Supplies

Have you heard of Hometalk? I'm sure you have; I'm probably the last person to come across the site. It's basically a pinterest of home improvement ideas where anyone can share their ideas and experiences from their home-related endeavors. It's kind of cool, you should definitely check it out. Even I (a total amateur) have now shared one thing on there (yes, my really cool embroidery hoop). You can find me here. To get a feel of the site, I even put together my first board with 15 ways to organize your sewing supplies. I sometimes wish I was more like my sisters who are SUPER organized with their craft and sewing supplies. I try my best, but there is much room for improvement. Go HERE to see all the projects on the board. 

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Finds: Spring Dresses

With today being the first day of Spring it is only right to share with you some of my favorite Spring/Summer dresses that I'm really hoping make it into my closet this year.

Cute Flare Dress from Merrick's Art

This first one is actually a tutorial on how to make this very cute dress from the one and only Merrick's Art. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

DIY Pineapple Canvas Art

are you a fan of delicious flavor? diy pineapple canvas art
Remember my pineapple mold art from February that was actually intended for my sister as a Christmas gift? Ya, well since I ended up keeping it for our house, I had to come up with something else. Sometimes that just happens right?

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Fire Place Remodel - Living Room Update

Finally, without further ado, here is the final post of our living room update (go HERE for a full post of the whole room). I absolutely love how the fireplace turned out. It was the last to be done, but it was worth the wait. The biggest obstacle was not being able to decide on the type of mantel. Finally, I just told the husband to have it match the window and bookshelf molding.
fire place update with stone and white mantel

Friday, March 13, 2015

Built In Bookshelves and new Window plus Trimming- Living Room Update

In case you missed it, here is the full post of our updated living room. And now I'm going to share some more details of the process. First, please keep in mind that I didn't do any of it except pick out paint colors and help paint the wall. My husband did the rest, so some of the details might not be details. But I'll do my best and hopefully my husband can help me fill in the details. 
As you can see above, the first thing to go was that awkward mantel. Still not sure what the contractor/designer were thinking with that mantel. Also, those "built in holes" - not sure why they just didn't finish it !?  Anyway, the husband had way too much fun tearing down that mantel.   
After the mantel went down, he also took off the tile around the fireplace and patched up all the holes he made.We wanted to put in bookshelves but the built-in's were really deep, so for the top shelf we decided to create a false back and bring the back of the shelf forward using a piece of wainscot. He also brought the electric outlet forward with it. We didn't bother doing this for the bottom shelf since we originally intended on putting doors on the bottom and to use it more for storage. 

He left the dry-wall on the sides of the cabinet and lined it with plywood to give it a more sturdy and bookshelf appearance. He then added shelves. 
The bottom built-in space had carpet inside (just a little weird, maybe it was originally intended as a room for a small person). He tore out the carpet and then built up the floor with a simple 2x4 structure and a piece of plywood as the bottom shelf. 
After the shelves were built in, he then trimmed out the shelves. He used 1x4 wood for the sides of the shelves, and 1x6 wood for the top and the middle. He then trimmed off the top a piece of crown molding we picked out from either Home Depot or Lowes (not sure which). He also added an all purpose trim piece 1 inch by .5 just at the bottom of the top 1x6.
from holes to built in bookshelves
The window was in need of replacing, so with the help of my dad, we got a bigger window. Brigg then trimmed out the window to match the trimming of the shelves. Below is the before:
That's basically the 411 on our family room. Seriously, I can't believe my husband made such a transformation and pretty much all by himself. Thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment if you have any questions on the process and we'll try to answer it.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Star Wars Light Switch - Silhouette Challenge

With three boys in this family, Star Wars can not be easily overlooked. The husband at least waited until Captain Awesome was 2 before breaking out the light saber and showing him appropriate parts of the original Star Wars Saga. Captain Awesome (now 4) has nicknamed the girl in my belly, Princess Leia (and no, we are not naming her Leia). It only seemed appropriate to decorate the boy's room in a space/Star Wars theme.