What You’ll Find Here…
My mission is to inspire you to create the home you’ve always wanted – without costing you an arm and a leg!
Here on my site, I love to share –
- Home decor inspiration on a budget
- Lots of detailed tutorials – many of them include video instructions
- Painting projects – how to paint furniture, cabinets, walls and trim
- Home decor sewing projects – such as pillows, basket liners and placemats
- How to create many types of personalized wall art
- Tips and tricks for organizing all of the spaces in your home
Here are some popular posts to get you started:
Hi and welcome to my site! I’m Jann Newton, designer and owner of Newton Custom Interiors, my home-based drapery business which is located in central Illinois.
My mom taught me to sew when I was a little girl, and later, while in college, I studied interior design. In 2000, I combined these two passions to start my drapery business – Newton Custom Interiors.
Then in 2013 I started this blog to share creative home decor projects with you!
I LOVE fabrics, and enjoy using them to create beautiful window treatments, pillows and lots of other projects. I’m excited to be sharing some of these projects and sewing tutorials here on my blog.
I’m also a big fan of DIY projects. My dad taught me how to use tools to build things while I was growing up, and I especially enjoy using my power tools to work on projects around the house!
You can often find me holding a paintbrush. Over the last few years I’ve painted almost everything in our house, including walls, trim, furniture and cabinets.
My husband and I have been renovating our own home, and I’ll be sharing that journey with you too. You might want to check out our Home Tour page to see our progress.
My husband and I live in Illinois, and we have two grown children. We also have three wonderful grandchildren, and we enjoy spending as much time with them as we can!
Recently, I was honored to be asked to teach a class for Craftsy.com called Custom Bedding – Decorative Shams & Bolsters. In the class, I show how to make three kinds of bedding pillows – euro shams, flanged shams and bolster pillows. It was a great experience!
Are you ready to follow along with me? I’m sharing all of the successes and failures of our journey to having a home we love on a budget!
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I’m so happy you stopped by. If you have any questions, you can contact me by e-mail.
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