I recently went to my small town's local thrift store on a hunt to create a thrift store makeover. I came home with some gems and goodies, including this old CD holder, that I wanted to re-purpose into something new. A couple of other thrift store finds I made over, that were included in my free printable "Thankful" tablescape. I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to turn the $0.75 CD holder into when I got it home, but I wanted to experiment with an idea to turn it into frugal fall decor. Below is what I came up with to transform "trash" into "treasure."
I have seen so many of the beautiful pictures of newly painted kitchen cabinets or bathroom vanities on Pinterest, that I got inspired to do the same. What I did not want to have to do was tackle a project that involved sanding! The thought of sanding down the doors or drawers on my bathroom vanity was just not happening in my world. So I was looking for was to get around this and discovered the product Oil Bond.It is is a latex paint additive that helps latex paint adhere to oil-based or glossy surfaces, including polyurethane. I'm going to show you today how I used it to paint my bathroom vanity and tell you that if you are considering painting yours, use this stuff, because it was so easy and it turned out amazing!
The next homemade beauty product I'm going to show you how to make today is DIY charcoal and clay facial bar soap. This is an incredibly easy way to make your own melt and pour bar soap with just three main ingredients, plus essential oils. If you suffer from mild acne, using this soap could be better for your skin than other harsher cleaning products.
In the past when Christmas cards showed up in the mail, I made the mistake of using poster putty or tape to hang them up in my living room entry way. What a mess both of those can leave on your walls! I've had to use magic erasers to clean them up.So I came up with a new solution to display my Christmas cards using Command Hooks, ribbon, and small clothes pins. These don't leave any marks on the wall and they can be used year after year
Does your ottoman look anything like this?You know, with the nice pleather outing that a furry baby (aka your cat) has literally almost torn to shreds? My cats have this weird 6th sense that tells them that all of our ottomans like this (we have 3) were made for their claws to ruin.And ruin they have succeeded in doing. So now that my cats have ruined my ottomans, I have two options. One - buy a new one. Probably since I don't want to spend a ton, it will be of the same cheap fake leather and cost me about $50-$75 to replace. Or two - reupholster it myself for less than half of that cost - with a fabric that my cats can't tear apart with one swipe of their claws.
DIY Diaper Tricycle Tutorial for a Baby Shower GiftI remember the first time I saw a diaper bike on Pinterest, I thought the idea was so stinkin' cute that I just had to make one for my future niece or nephew who is due August 2018! I decided to make a tricycle though because it would be more stable. I couldn't easily find a post with up close step by step pictures showing exactly how to make a diaper tricycle and what products were used to add to it - so I decided to make the best tutorial I could to make it super easy for you to duplicate! Then you can bring a similar show stopper gift to the next baby shower you are invited to!
How to Make Homemade Fluffy Slime For KidsWe recently made this homemade fluffy slime at our house, and I want to share it with you because it will keep the kids busy for a while - rain or shine! Plus with summer vacation here - you will want this activity on hand to keep your kiddos busy. I know that my kids LOVE slime right now (its almost as cool as fidget spinners were!) You may even have many of the materials at home needed to make this now!
My smart engineer husband always has interesting and smart ways to solve life's annoying problems. Here is the latest that I got him to record for us so that we can all benefit - How To Make A Resealable Cardboard Box. Now we don't have to wrestle with the cardboard box flaps to get them folded correctly!
Do you have any tea/coffee stained mugs laying around your house? How about scruffed up plates from too many fork or spoon scrapes? I had both - and I was getting annoyed. I was just about ready to ditch my favorite place setting set that I got as a wedding gift, and buy a whole new set. That is until I found out about this little trick.
Here is a fun and colorful Easter egg decorating idea using sharpies and rubberbands! You can color eggs in more than one color in some really cool pattern of geometric shapes. I covered it with glitter as well - because doesn't glitter always make decorations better!!?? ;)