How to sew a interlock stitch in drapery panels

An interlock stitch in drapery panel

When making multi width drapery panels, adding an interlock stitch at the seams will help keep the seams lined up as they hang.  Without this stitch the fabric layers may shift making the draperies look untidy or messy. Here are a few quick and easy steps to add an interlock stitch to your drapery panels.  Work from […]

Patchwork chair seats – the challenges, fun, & following my gut.

Patchwork chair seats

Patchwork chair seats and following your gut.  You may be wondering how these can possibly be related.  Well, really, they aren’t.  Except that because I followed my gut I created these one of a kind chair seats for the sample room here at Designs by Donna.  And I really like them much better than my original […]

Make Your Own Barn Style Sliding Door

This door slides along a simple track installed to a wall.

Barn style sliding doors are becoming popular in apartments and condos in Atlanta.  My son is in need of one of these for a room in his condo.  After finding this article on Houzz, I now have no excuse to help him with this.  Another project for my to do list!   Click Make Your Own […]

12 Tried and True Paint Colors

12 Tried and True Paint Colors for Your Walls Related articles Choosing Paint Colors & Picking Paint Colors for Rooms | Pottery Barn ( Porch Paint, Outdoor Paint Colors & Porch Paint Colors | Pottery Barn ( 14 Colorful doors (

A Great Yard Sale Find Leads To An Easy Bathroom Makeover

New bathroom colors and window treatment

It’s funny how one thing leads to another, isn’t it?  A crystal chandelier purchased at a yard sale lead me to a making over one of the bathrooms here at Designs by Donna.   It’s missing a few crystals but now that I’ve found The Crystal Place, , I’ll get those replaced for just a […]