DIY Upholstered Headboard

DIY Upholstered Headboard

This is part 3 of a series of posts on creating my DIY bed. Find the home post here, the first post on the footboard creation here and the post on the headboard frame here. Now we start upholstering the headboard:

DIY Upolstered Headboard | leave it to Joy photo credit to Katie Marie at KMB Photography.

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DIY Headboard Frame

DIY Headboard Frame

This is part 2 of a series of posts on creating my DIY bed. Find the home post here, and the first post on the footboard creation here. Now we start the headboard frame:
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DIY Solid Wood Footboard

DIY Solid Wood Footboard

This is part 1 of a series of posts on creating my DIY bed. Find the home post here with links to the other elements of the bed. The first post on the footboard creation starts now!

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Photo credit to the wonderful Katie Marie at KMB Photography.

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DIY Bed & Upholstered Headboard

DIY Bed & Upholstered Headboard

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Photo credit to Katie Marie at KMB Photography.

I have always loved the look of an upholstered headboard, to me it looks and feels like an adult bed. This was a big project, the only furniture I built this summer. This post will link to to several others as it was quite a process and really breaks down into several steps. That way you can see take the whole process of each separate element of the bed.

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DIY Home-made Card Showcase

DIY Home-made Card Showcase

I love mail, I love sending mail, I love receiving mail, I love checking the mail, I love everything about mail. I also LOVE making my own home-made cards to mail. I have gotten progressively better at these over the years, and I thought it was about time to showcase some of the highlights of my card making career (so far, I am no where near retirement). You can see my full Pinterest board of my creations and inspiration here. Be sure to vote at the bottom of the post on your favourite card.

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Mr & Mrs Towels Wedding Card

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DIY Foam Soap Refill for Pennies

DIY Foam Soap Refill for Pennies

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I stumbled upon a Pinterest DIY probably 2 years ago about refilling your own foam soap containers with normal soap. Apparently this is something the frugal people before me have been doing for years. How did I not know it was so easy?! Well now that I have mastered the art of refilling my foam soap containers. Let me share with you.  Read more

DIY Decor Stick Frame Re-Do 

DIY Decor Stick Frame Re-Do 

DIY, Decor, Stick, Frame, Re-Do, $20 CAD

This DIY is a re-do of a previous DIY I did last summer – find that here. The old home of the frame got a facelift, which  means this guy had to find a new home in a new room with a new colour theme. I used paint that we had leftover from doing a small accent wall in our main floor bathroom so it literally cost me nothing. Read more

DIY Rustic Wedding Invitations

DIY Rustic Wedding Invitations

cricut, cuttlebug, provo craft, wedding, invitation, rustic, peach, coral, flowersLast weekend a group of ladies came over and we created 50 handmade, custom invitations for a young couple getting married this summer. I used my Cricut to cut out all the inserts and a cheap punch to make the coloured confetti and punch the flowers on the front(it was in the dollar bucket at Michael’s). Read more

DIY Easy Natural Facial Sugar Scrub $1 CAD for a Year Supply

DIY Easy Natural Facial Sugar Scrub $1 CAD for a Year Supply

 

DIY Easy Natural Facial Sugar Scrub $1 CAD for a Year Supply | leave it to Joy

There are a lot of scrub recipes out there how do you decide what one to do? For me, most of them included ingredients that I had to go out and buy. I’m cheap frugal so I prefer to do as little of that as possible.

You know what I did have in my pantry already? Coconut Oil and Sugar! Perfect.

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DIY Centre Pieces $3 ea CAD

DIY Centre Pieces $3 ea CAD

DIY Pine Cone Centre Pieces | leave it to Joy

I’m having a little dinner party in two days and one thing on my to-do list was to make a centre piece. I got these little vases for $2 each at my local dollar store. The candles were on sale at Target 4 for $3. And I got the pine cones from my local park – for free. (MAN I LOVE FREE!)

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