Bleach, Please: How to Get the Look of a Shibori Print (on Textiles) with Bleach

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DIY Idea // How to Get the Look of a Shibori Print with Bleach. #diy #diyideas #shibori #neutrals #neutraltextiles #craftproject #fabricproject
A few years ago, I shared a technique for transforming old linens with bleach and I thought it was time to try this project again. This time though, I tested out making patterns, using a simple shibori technique that is typically reserved for dyeing. And surprisingly, the bleach worked like a charm! So I’m sharing the tutorial today.

To mimic this look at home, you’ll just need a solid color fabric (cotton), some bleach, and a couple of other things you probably already have at home. So easy! Click through for the tutorial.

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12 Rooms in 12 Months: The Kitchen Plan + All the Before Photos

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Before. Click through for inspiration for a modern kitchen makeover, that will still work for renters! #beforekitchen #kitchenmakeover #kitcheninspiration

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Delta® Faucet. The opinions and text are all mine.

Next on the list for revamps / renovations for the 12 rooms in 12 months series is the kitchen! And honestly, I couldn’t be more excited to finally be working on it.

I’m teaming up with Delta® Faucet to make it all happen. And today I’m sharing ALL the before photos of the space / talking through my inspiration. Click through to see it all and weigh in on my design ideas.

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6 DIYs to Try This Weekend + Paper and Stitch is Nominated for Domino’s 2018 DIY Blog of the Year

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Weekend DIYs to Try. #weekendprojects #cooldiyideas #uniquediyideas #moderndiyideas

Before we get to the weekend DIYs to try this week, I have a quick favor to ask. I’m currently one of five finalists for Domino’s Design Blog Awards in the Best DIY Blog of 2018 category and would love your vote if you have a quick sec. Domino has always been a great resource of inspiration for interiors and home decor for me. So, I’m kind of pinching myself over this nomination.

Will you vote for Paper and Stitch at this link? I promise, it will only take a second (it’s the very first category at the top and you don’t have to register or anything to vote). I’m not usually one for accolades, but this one means a lot to me. You can vote everyday if you’d like, until the voting ends on September 23rd, but even just one vote would be awesome. 

Okay…that’s that! Now onto the weekend DIYs to try!

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12 Rooms in 12 Months: My Back Porch Progress

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My Back Porch Makeover / Progress - Paper and Stitch. #porchmakeover #outdoorinspiration #modernoutdoorliving #organicmodernliving #outdoormakeover #outdoorentertaining

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schlage. The opinions and text are all mine.

I’ve shown little snippets of my back porch here and there in the past, but today I have the full progress report for the 12 rooms in 12 months series in partnership with Schlage. I’m really excited to spend more time out on the back porch this fall, as the temperatures start to cool off, and couldn’t wait any longer to share the progress we’ve made so far. Click through for the before and after photos of our back porch makeover.

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Total Hack: 8 Furniture Hacks for Revamping What You Already Have (On a Tight Budget)

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Total Hack: 8 Furniture Hacks for Revamping What You Already Have (On a Tight Budget) #furniture #makeover #upcycle #upholstered #chair

I am constantly arranging and rearranging furniture at the house, especially now that I’m in a hardcore nesting stage. But just because I crave change, doesn’t mean I want to run out and buy brand new stuff every five seconds…And I’m pretty sure my bank account doesn’t want me to either. So, I’ve come up with a handful of ways to switch up existing furniture pieces with a handful of hacks.

There’s SO much you can do with what you already have, to give your space (and your furniture) a little facelift. Here are 8 ways to upcycle your existing furniture on a super tight budget.

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10 Minute DIY to Try: DIY Rope Bowls (With Yarn)

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10 Minute DIY to Try: DIY Rope Bowls (With Yarn). You can make 2-3 bowls for just a couple of bucks and they're so easy to make! #sewingdiy #easysewingproject #diy #diydecor #homedecor #organicmodern

DIY rope bowls have been around for years and years now, but I recently found an amazing yarn that makes the bowls look a bit more unique. And wanted to share the results because I really loved the look.

This softer, more organic version of DIY rope bowls couldn’t be any easier. They’ll take you less than 10 minute to make from start to finish and you can use for anything from desk organization to decorative storage. If you’re a fast sewer, it can take as little as 5 minutes to make a small set! Such a fast project. Click through to make your own.

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A (Food Safe) DIY Way to Dye Cutting + Serving Boards with Items You Already Have in Your Pantry

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A (Food Safe) DIY Way to Dye Cutting + Serving Boards with Items You Already Have in Your Pantry. #diyidea #diyentertaining #diy #pizza

Happy Friday! I’m getting very excited for the weekend, with two of my favorite things today…pizza and a DIY project. And in this case, they go together like baked dough and cheese. Yum!

I teamed up with Freschetta to share a food safe way to add color to your cutting and serving boards. And after a whole lot of experimenting, I think I finally got it right. In case you’re curious, I didn’t use any paint or typical wood stains for this project…just items that I already had in my pantry. And you probably already have them too! The end result is a set of unique DIY serving boards that will add color to your kitchen…and your dinner table.

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