Every month a few of my blogging friends and I host a DIY Challenge where we each put our own spin on a specified theme or object. April's theme was Dollar Store Creations. I decided to make my version of the Pottery Barn Eagan mirror, which I have been wanting to create for some time now.
Clear ornaments don't seem very exciting but with a little imagination and a few supplies they can go form ordinary to extraordinary. I used a few boxes to create a really cool marquee sign!
Take a look at our fireplace makeover that we completed with no prior renovation experience. We wanted to make the fireplace the grand focal point of the room like it should be. All materials were purchased at our local big box store and were relatively easy to install.
When we made over the fireplace the first time it was beautiful, don’t get me wrong. Certainly better than what it looked like originally. But there was always this nagging feeling that it wasn’t quite right; not quite “me”. I tried to shrug it off and tell myself that it was good enough and that there was no way I was putting another dime into that fireplace, but the nagging just kept on. I finally worked up the courage to just go with it and I couldn't be happier!
I love the Crate & Barrel style but not their prices. I fell in love with these ornament trees when I saw them and knew I had to DIY a pair of my own. So I busted out my tools and crafted up these in an afternoon.
For October's Monthly DIY Challenge our theme was Sharpies. One of my absolute favorite things to do with these pens is to make hand lettered signs. They make it so much easier to fill in letters rather than using paint. I whipped up this little hanging canvas sign in just under an hour. I think it’s positively adorable!
I decided to officially ring in the fall season with a fun pumpkin craft! It was super easy and only took about an hour plus drying time. I was inspired when I saw the smaller burlap pumpkins at the dollar store and wanted to create a full size version.
Ever since I watched the Beanstalk Bungalow episode of Fixer Upper and saw the butcher paper grocery list hanging in the kitchen, I knew I had to have one for myself. Having a dedicated space to jot down items is incredibly convenient. Forget the sticky notes and other loose paper scraps and make yourself a handy (and super adorable!) hanging grocery list.
I absolutely love the way planked walls look and I thought, “What better place to feature one than the fireplace wall”. I wanted to make the fireplace the focal point of the living room, so it only felt natural to play up that little corner as much as possible. I was looking for something more affordable than pine boards or tongue-and-groove boards.
Every second Wednesday of each month my friends and I get together for a little blogging challenge that we like to call the For February our theme is metallic paint!
There is so much you can do with paint. Add in metallic and that just jazzes things up even more. I decided to try my hand at some copper dipped planter pots, because I had a few old terracotta pots laying around that looked like they could use some pizzaz. And also I just love me some copper.