Sewing Studio Makeover + DIY Decor + Giveaway

Hi everyone!

So for a month and half, I have been working long and hard behind the scenes making over a room in my home.  It took me a minute to decide what I wanted this particular room to be but eventually I figured it out.  So…you all know that for a while, I’ve had a sewing closet.  I’ve always dreamt of having a sewing studio so I felt that this was my chance to go for it.  So I wanted to describe my style very briefly so that you are able to understand the direction I was going in:

  • “Cheap but Chic”- I wanted my room to portray an expensive look and feel, without the high price tag.
  • Minimal- I wanted the room to have a clean feel with a simple color palette.
  • Inspirational- I wanted to feel inspired in every direction I looked whether through words, pictures, or colors.

Here I provided a few BEFORE shots of my space:

In order to eliminate the high price tag, I shopped around my house for stuff I can incorporate into my space and of course the room would not be me if it did not have DIY projects.  Below are a few pictures of DIY projects that I created.  I made my own curtains, wall art, painted my frames, faux metal knick knacks, painted my vases, inspiration board, shelving units, book covers and pillows. You probably want to know how I did all of this right?  Well, you are in luck! I show you how in the video I provided at the end of this blog post. But first, here are the “AFTER” photos of my brand new sewing studio.

room17room18room16room19room6This drawing/ Watercolor painting was done by Kerrilyn
Check out her blog HERE
Follow her on IG @kerrilynnoelle

room2This couch/ futon was kindly provided to me by DHP Furniture
Check out their website HERE
Check out their Pinterest board for inspiring home decor ideas HERE
Purchase this and/ or several other inexpensive pieces for your home HERE

Modern, sleek, clean look and feel
Easy to put together (approx.. 20 min)
Futon was extremely easy to lay back and return upright
Expensive look without the high price tag
I wished it came with a matching ottoman w/ storage


DHP Furniture was kind enough to send me the couch/ futon to review and add into my decor.  And guess what? DHP Furniture wanted you to have one as well!!!  So the rules for this giveaway are as follows:

  1. “LIKE” DHP Furniture on Facebook HERE
  2. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel HERE
  3. Subscribe to my blog HERE
  4. Follow me on Instagram @Cheapbutchic
  5. SHARE this picture on Social Media and use the following hashtags #cbcmaygiveaway #dhpfurniture
  6. You can enter as many times as you want.  Giveaway ends May 28th.
  7. Good Luck!Use this Rafflecopter App to make sure you are officially entered into the giveaway.  This app is also located on my Facebook page.
    a Rafflecopter giveaway

So in this video, I provide you with a tour and all of the DIY’s that I created for my Sewing Studio.  Thumbs up if you enjoyed!

Special thanks to DHP Furniture for sponsoring this post and for giving me the challenge to makeover a room in my home.  I really enjoyed the challenge.


Wall Art Giveaway (CLOSED)

So I decided to giveaway since alot of people on my other social media sites fell in love with the prints that I have been creating lately for my sewing studio.  If you are not following me on Instagram (@cheapbutChic), you are defintiely missing out!  So, anyhow, I decided to give away ALL 3 of these prints to 3 winners.  This giveaway is open internationally and will end Monday, April 7.  For my blog followers, just post this onto your Facebook, Pinterest, or your blog if you have one.  You just have to share this photo and let me know that you shared it.  The rest of the rules are in the collage below. Also, this giveaway is open internationally.  Have fun & Good Luck!
giveaway CollageThanks for stopping by! XOXO

Tartan, Tulle, & Bow Ties + Giveaway

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We sure did!  Did you all happen to send out Christmas cards this year?  I definitely wanted to go all out this year and boy did I work hard to pull it off!
xmascardI made mine and my daughter’s skirts.  I made it out of satin and tulle.  I also made a petticoat to wear underneath our skirts to give it that poofy look that I wanted.  I also ended up making my son’s vest out of the popular print of this season; tartan.  My brother helped me pull the look together for the males in our family by making us some bow ties which were also made with tartan.
tartanI decided to do a behind the scenes video of me making the clothes for the photo shoot.  I hope you all enjoy the video.  I listed the photos from our photo shoot below.  Hope you all have a happy holidays.

DSC_77251 DSC_78361 DSC_78531 DSC_79141 DSC_79301 DSC_79911*Giveaway winners are announced in the video.  Thank you to all of those that participated.

YouTube 5000 Subscriber Giveaway

Hi guys!  Hope you all are doing well.  In appreciation of all the love and support of my YouTube channel, I decided that I would do a giveaway.  Yaaaayyyy!!!
Check out the following video to see what you’ll win and the rules will also be listed below.


1) Be a subscriber to this channel
2) Follow one of my other other social media sites (My blog, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumbler, etc) All social media links below rules.
3) Comment below with your social media site username
4) “LIKE” Victor Alexander Facebook page.
5) Giveaway ends  Dec23, 2013.  Winner Announced Dec 24.

Good Luck!

Goodbye Fall, Hello Winter

Don’t you just LOVE Fall?!  I’m definitely going to miss it!  I didn’t get a chance to make as much clothing as I wanted because of the classes that I am currently taking.  It has been pretty hard lately juggling school, work, my blog, my Youtube channel, and most importantly, my family.  I’m still standing though (LOL!).  So, with that said, here are my favorite looks for Fall…

Fall Collage

Not too excited about Winter, but thinking positively, I do have a lot of projects in store that I cannot wait to start on.  Wanna hear them?
– DIY Winter Coats
– DIY Celebrity Looks for Less
– DIY Party Dresses
– Sequins, Sequins, and more Sequins

sequinsI am also working on a another HUGE project with a special guest that I will be announcing at the end of the year so stay tuned for that.  Well, thank you to all of those that have just joined my blog and thank you to all of those that have supported me all this time.  I will be having a giveaway hopefully by xmas. Check out my youTube channel for details (
untitledTalk to you guys again soon in another post. XOXO


YouTube Giveaway Time

Hello Ladies and Gents!

I haven’t done a giveaway in a while so I decided to do a giveaway celebrating my first big milestone on Youtube.  It will only be for my YouTube subbies only though. So be there or be square.  The item that I will be giving away is a fabulous tote bag from Aldo that is currently on trend at the moment and when the neon trend isn’t in (picture doesn’t do the bag justice), you can zip it up and hide that color if you don’t like it anymore.  All in all, it’s a fabulous tote that you can wear to work, school, to the beach, shopping, or wherever.  So hopefully you guys head on over to my channel and enter.  See you there.
giveaway pic

100 Subscribers Giveaway

Rules for Giveaway:
1. To be eligible to win, you must invite 3 friends to “LIKE” my Facebook blog
2. They MUST post on my Facebook wall stating who sent them (example: Tabitha sent me) This is the way that your name will be entered into the drawing.
3. You must Subscribe to my NEW blog
4. NOTE: Winner that is chosen must be subscribed to my blog and Facebook.
5. Contest Ends when Official Blog ( reaches 100 subscribers.
6. Good Luck and thanks for participating.