Category: One Day, One Month, One Project At a Time

Completed Craft Room Reveal (My Secret Project)

Completed Craft Room Reveal

Finshed Craft Room Reveal

The view from the bottom of the stair case as you enter my room (no door).



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Secret Project Reveal – Project #2

Here it is!

Reveal number 2!

And I bet you can more or less guess what the final project might be BUT I am going to keep dragging out the final reveal.

To be honest the overall SECRET PROJECT is much farther along than this update shows but as I said I am only going to share one big project at a time.

This is the wall I was working on before:

Special Project #2 Area Before

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Our Secret Reveal: Project #1

I promised updates on the Secret Surprise Progress

(henceforth called the “Secret Reveal”)

This may not seem exciting to you but it is DEFINITELY exciting for me.

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I Can’t WAIT!

We've Got a Secret Sign

If you have been following along on Facebook you know we have a secret here at TT.

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Sharing Sunday #6

Yep, it has been a REALLY slow week on Treasured Tidbits again this week and as I shared on our Facebook Page I will be reducing the number of posts shared here.

I will continue to share both holiday, seasonal and household crafts projects and a few updates on the changes in my home but I will not be following a regular schedule.

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Labeled Baskets (Finally!)

I did it!

I manage to label the closet baskets with pretty labels and I love it!

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Master Bedroom/Closet Makeover for Less Than $100 Update #3

Master Bedroom Makeover

Update #2

New curtains, Clean blinds, DIY tie-backs & a fresh Bulletin Board

Just let me say in advance our room is in no way finished but as I have mentioned before I am sharing the updates within my blog to keep myself motivated and because as much as I like seeing a “Before and After” post where the room was remarkably changed in one day it simply isn’t possible for plain folks like me.

In all honesty I have not been able to complete as much as I would like due to my limitations but I am proud of the progress we have made.

This is where I owe a HUGE thanks to my hubby and daughters.

That being said, let’s check out this week’s progress!

Shall we?

This first thing I did was makeover my bulletin board from drab brown to coordinating grey and blue.

Check out the details here.

Bulletin Board Makeover Pinterest Photo

Then we stripped the curtains and blinds (remember I cleaned the windows in Bedroom Makeover Update #1.)

Open window Master Bedroom After

Today I tackled the dreaded task of the enormous (or so it seems) blinds.

They were not pretty.

  I do dust them each week or so but I have gotten out of the habit of wiping each individual slat.

Thankfully, it was only dust and not more than a few specks of dirt.

I will be including a “How I Cleaned My Blinds” post in the next few days with pictures and details but here is a before and after photo to give you a hint of the “fun” we had.

(Actually it wasn’t as bad as I expected.)

After battling, the removal, cleaning, drying and hanging I admit looking at the shiny clean blinds feels pretty good.

Why New Curtains?

I was unable to find a bedspread I wanted that met all my criteria.

Pet hair, lightweight, easy to clean, matching my bedroom and in my price range.

This would be why I have had this comforter set for over 5 years and it took me several years to settle on this one.

So what is a girl to do?

Change the curtains!

I resorted to ordering the navy blue curtains I had used before but had removed due to damage prior to the cat declawing.

I spent several hours online looking for curtains after I gave up on bedding and still wasn’t sure what I wanted because the colors all seemed wrong and the prices were too high and honestly, I was just plain frustrated so I quit looking.


Yesterday morning I woke up to an EPIPHANY.  The curtains I wanted to match were already hanging in my living room (DUH!).

I simply went in and checked the label.

Then logged on-line looking for the brand.


Target had them and I could have it arranged for my husband to pick them up on his lunch hour THAT day.


They were Buy One Get One 30% OFF.

Curtains for Master Bedroom Makeover

I got the set of lined, light blocking curtains for less than $18.00 (tax included).

I was so excited since I had expected to spend upwards of $40 or more.

I love the solid colors curtains but after making the mini flowers for the bulletin board I decided it would be fun to make material flower rosettes for tie-backs as well.

It was so easy!

I whipped up these two tie-backs and rosettes from the $1.99 Goodwill find I stumbled on last week.

It took me less than 30 minutes (while watching TV on the sofa) to create the flowers and just 10 more minutes to create the tie-backs.

I love the way they look and hope they will help bring the room together when I complete the additional accents.

The “Handmade Tie-back how-to” will be our next  “Workshop Wednesday” post.

It was not on my original plan but they were just too simple to pass up doing a demo.

One last look at the (almost) completed area.

Master Bedroom Makeover Left Wall After

New curtains up, tie-backs created, windows, blinds and desk scrubbed clean, bulletin board recovered and wall clean.

Now to find a solution to storing the cricut, printer and modem.

I am also trying to convince my hubby to build me a beautiful window cornice even though it’s freezing outside.

What do you think?

Wouldn’t this me the perfect touch?

Window Cornice

Photo and instructions found from the Family Handyman here.

Of course, I am not sure it is in the current budget and that we can build it in this beautiful bi-polar Illinois weather so I will stick it in my Pinterest file for “Hope to Do this Spring” and imagine it’s up there until then.

Master Bedroom Makeover Budget Check-In

Here is a breakdown of the $100 Budget so far.

Please remember this includes the closet and organizing items.

Lowes Metal 8 ‘ Shelf and Braces                $27.77

Goodwill King Size Grey Sheet                     $2.12

TARGET 42 X 84 IN Curtains (2)                $17.46

Ribbon for Bulleting Board (I had on hand)  $2.12

Current TOTAL:                                     $49.47

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5 Amazingly Easy Ways to Streamline Your Closet on a Budget

5 Amazing Zero Budget Tips for Organizing Your Closet Facebook

A few of you have asked how we made our closet rod look more organized and put together on a zero budget.

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Planning Our Master Bedroom & Closet Makeover for $100 or Less

 Planning Our Master Bedroom Makeover

Planning Our $100 Master Bedroom and Closet Makeover FB

I decided to to start 2015 right by reorganizing my master bedroom and closet.  We took a running, jumping leap and buried ourselves today.  I am not going to lie, we did a “dash and grab” to have clear photos.  “Dash and Grab” means we removed clutter and straightened shelves to make it “presentable” for these pictures.

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