For months, I have looked at a drab, plain wall in my kitchen above my coffee station. There were two needs to address: storing my favorite mugs close by and displaying my K-cup options where I could see them. The goal was to accomplish this task without spending any money and with very little work.
I bought an old stereo cabinet for $32 at a thrift store. I took it apart, cut it to 48" wide, and put it back together. I added basket drawers and a recycled sink. We use it in the kids' bathroom.
What a great, simple project for families to do together. I discuss each element for making your fairy garden special, as well as ideas for discussions with the kids along the way.
It's been a beautiful day here in South Carolina. What better way to enjoy it than to be outside this evening, sitting on the porch sippin' sweet tea! When it gets dark, I'll also get to enjoy the glow from my new decorative solar light. The best part -- I didn't spend any money! Take a look at this easy project.
While on a 43-mile yard sale adventure last fall, I found this little gem. After being left out to be weathered, it was unwanted, barely hanging on, and didn't have all the pieces. Knowing it could become fabulous after some tender loving care, I hauled it home for only ten dollars! See what it took to get it back into shape, and what it looks like now.
We are making progress on our side porch project. This is the newest addition -- an expandable deck table. Rather than paying $300+ for a table that was "good enough", we made the "perfect table" for only $185! The finished table would likely retail for $500. Since we used treated lumber, we will wait to paint for now, but I plan to do a white wash on the top and paint the base a rich, dark brown. Take a look at my other posts on Hometalk to see where we started with our project. Please follow me if you would like to see updates.
Typically I don't really get into the whole Halloween thing, but I thought this project was super cute. I attended a ladies' painting party at my church and created Hazel, a curiously fashionable witch. We began the evening with basic supplies and created a whimsical masterpiece, complete with party dress, glitter, and stylin' boots!
We are in the process of updating our kitchen. Here are some pictures of the new cabinets going in. You'll notice the arch element for the upper cabinets. We have used this element in other areas of the house, as well as the bridge over the pond.
I'll be posting more pictures when we get the countertop, sink, microwave, and dishwasher installed.
What do you get when you combine an old abandoned treehouse, some pallets, and a salvaged window? An awesome woodland playhouse for the kids! See the transformation from burn pile to beautiful. This is upcycling at its best and it was absolutely free.
Buying a tablet for back-to-school isn't just about buying the tablet. It's the accessories that can really cost you. Save money on a tablet cover by making it yourself.