Christmas DIY Wood Crate Challenge

Christmas DIY Wood Crate Challenge

  We were challenged to take a plain wood crate and make it Christmas festive. I bought three and plan to use them under my Christmas tree.   BEFORE Box and Snowflakes       First I spray painted the inside with Rustoleum's Painter's Touch 2x Ivory Bisque.   Large wood snow flakes at Hobby Lobby were perfect for an accent. I spray painted them the same ivory bisque as the box interior and then sprinkled silver glitter on it to give it Continue reading

Ningxia Red Bottle Upcycle

Ningxia Red Bottle Upcycle

Greetings my Young Living peeps and other glass bottle throw-awayers...   What do we do with all the glass bottles we use every day?   Do you throw them away or recycle?   The Ningxia Red bottles from Young Living are such nice bottles - heavy and nicely shaped.     There are so many products that come in pretty bottles.   Here is an upcycle glass jar/bottle project for you.   Materials: Chalkboard spray paint Decorative rope or Continue reading

Simple DIY – Repurposed Deco

Simple DIY – Repurposed Deco

A little bit of money, a little bit of time and a little bit of ingenuity... I've added a few little things to welcome fall into my home. I bought on clearance a bulletin board that a graduate would use at an open house and changed it into a jewelry holder. Simple changes can easily repurpose items. Ever heard the expression, "One man's junk is another man's treasure"? It's true! The graduate bulletin board was originally $35.00 at Kohls and I got it for $3.50 on clearance. Don't ya just love Kohls? At Continue reading

DIY Kitchen Cabinet Makeover – Chalkboard Paint!

DIY Kitchen Cabinet Makeover – Chalkboard Paint!

This kitchen is just so adorable. While sitting in church I had a thought...Brad and Jen just re-did their kitchen, maybe they would like it featured. Now, now, it wasn't during preaching, so don't think I was playing mental hookey! Grass certainly doesn't grow under their feet. As I'm printing church tri-folds after church, the pictures are rolling in... I've not seen this in person, so just I'm lovin' what they've done. Their space isn't big, but their ideas certianly are. This just makes me want to grab a Continue reading

Fall Porch DIY Decor

Fall Porch DIY Decor

A local farm was selling pumpkins for $2.00, so I bought 3 to use on my porch. There's something very satisfying about supporting local businesses.  For my fall porch deco I used my funky candle holder, a basket I found at Goodwill for $1.99 (I painted the sign with chalkboard paint), and a mum plant I bought on clearance at Walmart for $3.99. I added some of my other diy projects and some fall finery from our yard. I'll let the pictures do the talking.   Easy project - spray paint an old banged up watering Continue reading

Easy DIY Fall Kitchen Decor

Easy DIY Fall Kitchen Decor

Nine projects - one day. Add half a dozen more.   Try ths easy DIY fall kitchen decor - you will enjoy your kitchen more if it's pretty to look at.   Are you happy with how you store your kitchen goods?   This is how I kept my dry goods for years tucked away in my pantry - pretty unimaginative, I know.   Not being a "pink" person, I was glad to get rid of that bucket. What do you have sitting around that you hate to look at? There's nothing I can say about Continue reading

Painted Fall Decor Accents – Before and After

Painted Fall Decor Accents – Before and After

  Today is the day I get to use all the things I bought this week Let's do some Fall Deco! I can't wait to show you what I did today. I need to hurry or I will have to change that to "yesterday." This is what I started with: Bag of 12 handpainted ceramic pumpkins - $4.00 at Goodwill Funky Candle Holder - $3.00 at Goodwill Little metal vase - $.86 at Nice as New consignment shop Metal hanging thingy - $1.50 Nice as New consignment shop Ugly green pumpkin - $1.99 at Goodwill Little Continue reading