DIY Extra Long Custom Design Shower Curtain

DIY Extra Long Custom Design Shower Curtain- I love how high end this looks!

Phew, it’s been a big week friends! Did you catch my post yesterday sharing my big news- I’m excited to be contributing to two excellent sites, Remodelaholic and Honest to Nod! I shared my full bathroom makeover on Remodelaholic yesterday (well, at least Phase 1!) and as promised, today I’m sharing the DIY instructions to make your very own Extra Long Custom Design Shower Curtain! Let’s start with- why on earth you would want a longer shower curtain than normal (if for some reason, you don’t already see how AWESOME that would be).

DIY Extra Long Custom Design Shower Curtain- I love how high end this looks!

One of the things that drove us completely crazy with our old shower is that the shower head was SO low. Both my hubby and I are fairly tall, so having to bend down to wash our hair was a pain. We put our shower head higher than average (such a good decision!) and tiled right to our ceiling. We love the way this looks, but a standard height towel bar and shower curtain looked silly with the change. I couldn’t find a longer shower curtain anywhere, so I decided to make one. The longer curtain looks custom and high end in comparison to a standard short shower curtain. I love the way it turned out- the look of the longer curtain pulls the whole bathroom together. Plus- I wasn’t limited in patterns, I could pick from any fabric because we use a shower curtain liner inside the tub.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

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Over Here! And Here!

Surprise! I’m here on a Thursday, I’m sure you’ve all noticed and are questioning my out of normal behaviour (right?). I’m just kidding, I know you have a life :)

I just wanted to stop in and let you know that I’ve been a busy bee this week! I have a couple posts out on other sites that I’m very excited to share with you. First off… REMODELAHOLIC! Do I sound excited? I am! Today I am over at Remodelaholic sharing my very first contributor post with them- my DIY Bathroom Renovation (Phase 1)! And I’m sharing my thoughts on renovating in phases- because it’s a thing you know! If you’ve been following along on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve seen some sneak peaks of my bathtub, and I’m finally sharing how it turned out. I’m so pleased with the tile job- and the whole bathroom. I was super bummed when our tub started leaking, but if it hadn’t… we’d still have that hideous pink shower! So blessings in disguise, I guess.

Bathroom Reveal on Remodelaholic

Bathroom Reveal on Remodelaholic

Bathroom Reveal on Remodelaholic

Oh, and see that super long shower curtain? I made it! And I’m in love with it. I’ll be sharing the DIY on that baby tomorrow- so keep your eyes peeled if you’re into that sort of thing.

Also! I was over at Today’s Creative Blog earlier this week for my monthly post over there- and I shared two fun handlettered printables for Saint Patrick’s Day. I also shared the way I gold ‘foiled’ them (it’s easier than you think!). Hop over there and snap up the free printables!

Gold 'Foil' Saint Patrick's Day Printables on Today's Creative Blog

Gold 'Foil' Saint Patrick's Day Printables on Today's Creative Blog

Whew- I told you it’s been a busy week around here! I’ll let you go and enjoy the rest of your Thursday now, and see you tomorrow with my shower curtain tips and tricks!

DIY Tissue Paper Party Sticks

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Hello Lemon Thistle-ians! It’s Brie again, from Like the Cheese, and I’m totally stoked to be sharing with ya’ll, for my second post, these DIY Tissue Paper Party Sticks. If you didn’t catch my very first post last month, these DIY Boombox Valentine’s, be sure to give that bucket of cuteness a gander! Alright, lets talk about todays fringed goodness.

Tissue Paper Party Sticks | like-the-cheese.com for Lemon Thistle

I used these cute party sticks as drink stirrers, but how perfect would these be as cupcake toppers or food picks? Like, totally perfect! They definitely add MAJOR pizazz in the food or drink department!

Tissue Paper Party Sticks | like-the-cheese.com for Lemon Thistle Tissue Paper Party Sticks | like-the-cheese.com for Lemon Thistle

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DIY Pinch Proof Wooden Bead Necklace

DIY Pinch Proof Wooden Bead Necklace- perfect for St Patrick's Day!

I’m not sure about you, but St. Patrick’s Day usually flies by without me realizing… until I get pinched. This year, I’m determined to enjoy the holiday a bit. Next week I have a super exciting collaboration planned for a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day Party (I’m crazy impatient to share it with you all- I know you’ll love it!). But this week, I thought I’d share this simple DIY wooden bead necklace to get you ready for the holiday.

DIY Pinch Proof Wooden Bead Necklace- perfect for St Patrick's Day!

DIY Pinch Proof Wooden Bead Necklace- perfect for St Patrick's Day!

You’ve probably seen chunky necklaces like this floating around Pinterest, and I’ve always liked them but never thought I could pull one off. A holiday is the perfect excuse to try something a little out of my comfort zone! And I really like the way it looks… it might become a regular piece for me! The only problem is that my kids really like it too, so I’ve been choked a few times wearing it. I’m a big neutral wearer. Most of my wardrobe is filled with black, grey, denim and navy… and some white. This year I’ve branched out and included some khaki green in there, but that’s not a festive green for St. Pat’s. This bright necklace works perfectly with my otherwise dull (speaking colours) wardrobe. [Read more…]

March Free Downloadable Wallpapers

It’s that time again… meet your March wallpapers! Last month I announced that I’ll be creating free downloadable wallpapers for all your tech- Desktop, Tablet, and Phone each month. Just like last month, I have a quote version, a calendar version, and a monthly script version in each. You can take your pick! I wanted to play up the ‘luck’ that’s associated with March, but when I saw this quote, “Make your own luck” I was too inspired to find something else. It kind of goes hand in hand with Thomas Jefferson’s, “I find the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have”.

Free Downloadable Digital Wallpapers for March- Love these! 'Make your own luck'

Alright- enough small talk- here’s the goods! Just click the linked words to download the background/wallpaper of your choosing. [Read more…]

DIY Square Pouff & Sneaky Storage for Kiddos Plush Toys

DIY Square Pouff with Sneaky Storage for Kids Plush Toys- what a great idea! Would work for extra pillows or blankets too

If you’re a DIY’er, I’m sure you can relate- you bought this perfect material (wood/ fabric/ paint- whatever) and had the best intentions to do something amazing with it. Then a few weeks/months/years went by and your inspiration for it was completely gone. That was me with this fabric. I ordered it up from Ikea before my kids were born. I had just bought a second hand jumbo playard for the twins and thought I’d make a fitted sheet for it. But then it showed up and it was really thick material- not great sheet material. I knew that I still wanted to do something with it, but I couldn’t decide what. My kids are 18 months in March- if you do the math, that material has been sitting for a loooong time.

DIY Square Pouff with Sneaky Storage for Kids Plush Toys- what a great idea! Would work for extra pillows or blankets too

I spotted an idea on Pinterest ages ago to stuff a regular old bean bag chair with stuffed animals to hide them away and didn’t think much of it. Until now. Yesterday I had a flash of inspiration and decided I needed to make a square pouff- and I’d fill it with all my kiddos’ stuffed animals… a storage pouff if you will. I’m so happy with how it turned out! It doesn’t quite have a home yet- it’s hanging in our living room. But it will make it’s way into the playroom once we finish the renovations on that room. My kids totally love it, I set it next to our book crate and they promptly popped down (I didn’t even have to direct them to it) to read with each other. And when I showed my daughter that there was a zipper (her new favourite thing to play with), before I knew it she was inside the pouff, pulling out her favourite bears and bunnies for her and Emmitt. I’m calling this one a success!

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