Christmas and decorations are a big deal at our house even though our space is limited from when we downsized and sold our huge house on an acre of land. Still, decorations can compliment the holidays with a little imagination. After decorating my built in hutch and my Mom's old hutch, I decided our kitchen inside door needed a burlap wreath.
I love thrift store finds for a few reasons, not only do you get an item at a reduced cost from the original purchase price but you get the opportunity to be creative. You'll often find items that appeal to you in shape and size for your home yet the item might not match your decor. Such as was the case with these two odd finds, a blue tray and a pottery jug.
I really have a thing for old vanities, especially with big round mirrors. They can be expensive so I am always on the lookout for fixer uppers. I came across this little gem at a garage sale for $10! I could not contain my excitement and purchased without really looking it over (it was $10!)! I got it home and was really happy that the drawers were in excellent condition but found out that the mirror was broke on the right side, but everything else was pretty solid. No rebuilding needed. I just needed to figure out how to make the mirror work.
If you don't want to take the time and the expense to remove and replace your shower or bathtub caulking that is currently moldy, then this is a great way to remove the mold and mold stains that is very affordable and easy! Plus, it works amazing!
We already know that bleach is poisonous when ingested, but did you know chlorine bleach is now being linked to childhood infections?
Last year , my home state was devastated by a flood the likes of which we had never seen (and we have survived some horrific hurricanes) but this was something totally else . The predominant factor that everyone had to deal with after was mold--everywhere and on everything from the walls to the furniture . If you can get to the clothing and bedding in the first day, bring it to a washateria and wash in hot water and Pine Sol, then a regular wash cycle with detergent . Some you can save , some not . Real wood furniture can treated and cleaned with orange oil which most furniture companies sell or Amazon ! Any particle board is ruined . Throw it out . Any flooring besides tile is ruined. Rip it up and get it out of your home . Lastly , don't throw away your treasured photos . Separate carefully and set out to dry. There were some incredibly gracious souls here last year (professional photographers ) that offered free restoration . I'm hoping someone steps up again . My thoughts and prayers are with you all . http://www.lsuagcenter.com/nr/rdonlyres/f4987984-a7da-4bfe-854c-c188431f07ed/52063/pub2949bmoldremovalfinal1.pdfI didn't put a cost on this project because it wasn't a project and you cannot put a price on someone's entire life's belongings on the side of road .
The home we moved into had wire racks in the pantry which made it difficult to store items. Also, one of the shelves was missing and that made for a lot of unused space. We decided to update our pantry to make it more user friendly and give us more storage.
DIY major project! We have a crack appear in the same spot every year that I have to repair. So, this year I decided to try for a permanent fix. Make a faux brick wall as inexpensive as I can. Major undertaking since it is in a vaulted part of the foyer going up stairs! After a week of backbreaking work, I am happy with the results.
Over the last few days, I've thrown myself head-first into everything related to the Christmas holidays. I've finished my shopping, all of my decorations have been pulled out of storage and scattered around our house, and, of course, a number of festive DIYs have already been completed.If you enjoy the holidays and everything they have to offer as much as I do, check out the tutorial I put together below. I guarantee you'll love it!
We took our boring, builder-grade fireplace and gave it a total transformation to make it feel a little more special! Here are the details on how we got it done (if you're curious about the mantel, it's a DIY project! Click here to see the full tutorial).
DIY Watercolor Accent Wall using Floral StencilsWelcome back, our crafty Cutting Edge Stencils fans! We are so excited to show you this trending paint technique using our gorgeous Flower Stencil patterns! Watercolor wallpaper is such an adorable accent to add to a room but application is time consuming and puts a dent in the bank account! Today we will show this exact wallpaper hack using our reusable wall stencils and some paint! Let’s begin our stencil project!!
Tis the season to start thinking about Christmas decor and my mind has been racing with ideas. On a trip to my Dollar Store I spotted three different size pails and I started to pile them on top of each other in the middle of the aisle. Yes I got a few funny glances, but I was too excited to care.I struggled for a brief moment with what I was going to use for the base then it hit me. A lamp base of course. I knew this was going to make a great tree!
Brushed by Brandy said this piece was intimidating as all heck. It was huge and boldly styled, those claw feet make a statement on their own. When I picked this up, my husband wasn't sure what I was thinking! I just look for things that are different, styles I haven’t done before, and well made. This thrift store find met those criteria, so I brought the set home.