Τρίτη 30 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

Recycling Sorter

Being environmentally conscious can sometimes be a pain. You have every intention of separating the recyclables but some how it just ends up in one big giant pile of trash. That will eventually, at the end of the week, have to be separated. Enter the Recycling Sorter!

DIY Tribal Print Canvas Shoes

 This pair is pretty easy so we thought we might share with you guys how we did it!

Glass Bottle Turned Candle

I never get the nerve to throw the bottles away and have been stockpiling them in my garage waiting for a DIY project to pop into my head. And finally, here’s my first creation with the blue beauties…

Autumn Mantel

Autumn is almost here and after sharing a fun roundup of Fall Fireplace Mantels earlier this week, I’m ready to reveal mine. This years Autumn Mantel isn’t overly “themed” and actually isn’t really “fallish”.  Basically I kept it simple and added a few festive elements.  Take a look…

How to Make a Pallet Bookshelf

What a week it’s been!  Is it really March already?  I’m still in February!. I have a fun, easy, and unique DIY project to share with you.In the midst of my son’s room makeover, the bookcase he had wasn’t fitting anymore, but he still needed something to hold his many of books.  I had wanted to make shelves from old pallets for a long time, so this was the perfect opportunity.  I’ve seen alot of pallet bookshelves around the blogosphere, but hadn’t seen a tutorial (not that I searched long and hard either), so here we go…

DIY Barbie Doll Jewelry Holder

As soon as she started walking, Emma would find just about anything to turn it into a purse to carry on her shoulder – a Target shopping bag being among her favorites.  It quickly progressed into shoes, tiaras, dresses and jewelry.  None of it was anything we encouraged in her, so the fact that she just seemingly knew about accessorizing blew our minds.Now that Emma is a few years older, I needed to find a place to put all of her little necklaces.  My original plan was to paint a pegboard with different color stripes to match her bedroom.  But then, things went off the rail a bit.

Δευτέρα 29 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

10 Houseplants that Clean the Air

Have you ever noticed how after months of such a cold winter, the air in the house seems to become stale? There is a very simple solution to improving the air quality in your home. It is houseplants!  I recently purchased several house plants that clean the air and thankfully they are also easy to grow and maintain.

Pallet Shark

Shark sighting!!! Jaws is lurking around the kids’ playroom. He may not be a Great White, but he’s a ferocious black tip that dwells in the waters right off my coast! This fun shark pallet art is about as close as I ever want to get to meeting a shark. I’m in love with pallet art right now.

A New Lighting Solution

Long time ago I bought this paper lanterns at Ikea, they were supposed to go into my daughter's room but I changed my mind and didn't use them.  They have been sitting away waiting for their time to shine, so that's what I used.

DIY Beer Tote

If you’re looking for a great beginner’s woodworking project, this tote is a great place to start. It’s simple, can be completed in just a few hours, and can add a rustic look to any space.The tote consists of four sides, a bottom, and a rope handle

DIY Table Centerpiece

Today’s DIY project started with an antique doorknob set, an old sewing machine drawer...

Periodic Table Art

Asher is our budding scientist in the family, and I knew I wanted to incorporate some type of periodic table art for him somewhere in the room. I stumbled upon these mini clipboards at A.C. Moore for $1 each and knew they’d work great for this project!

Κυριακή 28 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

Onesie dress

I received some cute little dresses as gifts that were built around a onesie so I thought it would be fun to try and make one.

Caramel Nutella Popcorn

I love popcorn. I love Nutella. It was only a matter of time before the two met in my kitchen and made themselves into a lovely little creation like this Caramel Nutella Popcorn. Okay, okay… this recipe didn’t make itself. But it’s easy enough that it practically did. And completely and utterly delicious!

DIY File Crates From Pallets

A recurring theme here over the last couple of weeks has been watching me desperately trying to dig myself out from under a mountain of unorganized papers, which pretty much describes the regular chaos of my life.
Hello contents of my filing cabinet. Nice to see you heaped into a pile on the floor.

DIY Rabbit House

I had some time recently and I needed to solve a little problem…the little problem is a Netherland dwarf rabbit named Annie.  She recently moved from the basement to the dining room.We never eat in that is scheduled to become an office in the near future.  Her cage needed prettied up. A lot.So I added a new house. All scraps, so it was totally free!

Pottery Barn Ruler Growth Chart Knock-Of

Or for an alternative title: “My Knock-Off of a Knock-off”!

Trophy Bottle Stoppers

Hello! Now you know I’m a pinner just like most of you are right? Now ask me to make something from what I’ve pinned and that is a challenge I will accept. But  finally did it and it’s the easiest craft project you will ever see. Only 2 supplies needed, OK 3 if you are going to use them ~ hint hint, vino…

Σάββατο 27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

Homemade Dog Biscuits

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Pallet wood outdoor sofa

This build is all about the beauty of imperfection. Care was taken to use sturdy pieces where structure  counted. Other than that, it’s a fun piece that was designed and built by yours truly without patterns, guidance or advice. All I did was study some structures of existing benches, and with a quick sketch, revamped to suit and went for it.My measurements are offered up only as a comparison guide. Ultimately, you’ll soon find you need to adjust all the measurements depending on your mattress and board availability.

Rustic IKEA Hacked Cabinet

The cabinet was short and not very deep. Plus, it bore the mark of the popular 90′s hunter green. It was ugly. Why didn’t I get rid of it years ago? Maybe I was attached to it because it was the first piece of furniture I ever stained myself. And it brought back fond memories of calling the fire department because I smelled gas. Turns out you aren’t supposed to use an oil-based stain indoors, especially if you have a gas stove. Lesson learned.

Fruit pizza

We have family night one night a week and this time we decided to make a special treat.


DIY Vintage Industrial Bar Stools

I am so excited to be sharing this project with all of you.  Most of the time when I pick up a piece of furniture to refinish I have no clue what I am going to do with them.  That was the case for three oak bar stools that I picked up the same day I bought my vintage chair and the buffet that would become our woodland themed dresser.  I was so excited to have more stools for our kitchen bar.  And then I got them home only to find out that they were too short GAH!  I forged on and decided to go ahead and refinish them after I fell in love with these cool vintage industrial style bar stools at Target.

DIY Herb Holder

I have been wanting to make an herb holder for a long time.  {I’m hoping it will make me start cooking more at home, or at least make me look more domestic.}

Toddler Sized Animal Stools

Are you ready for a crazy adorable, super cute project today? I hope so! Last week I saw an image online that inspired me to make some sweet little stools for Charlie. They’re just her size, and just so darn cute. And again, the best part? They’re made from REAL wood! Scrap wood! The kind you have hanging around your garage so you can build these little suckers for free. But, if you don’t have wood just lounging around your home like I do, you can easily make two stools for less than $10 and 30 minutes. Including painting.

Παρασκευή 26 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

Ipad Holder for Your Car’s Headrest

Nowadays you can do nearly everything on a tablet.  Not only can you play games, use apps to increase productivity, but many even watch movies and TV shows on their Ipads.  In fact, my stats so nearly 40% of you are reading this post on your Ipad or tablet. Well today I am going to show you how to make a really simple Ipad holder to put on your headrest for the kiddos to watch movies during those summer road trips.

DIY: Cement Planters

 Today, the focus is planters.  Unless you want just a simple cachepot, if you truly want your planter to drain there is an added trick.  How to add drainage holes to a cement planter?  With the addition of plastic straws to your plastic molds.Here’s a glimpse at some of the planters I made using regular plastics for the outside mold.  For the inside mold, I used the plastic container that housed my plant from the nursery.

How to Make Old Notebooks to Back to School Ready Notebooks

I have so many little notebooks floating around the office that are only partially used, but are starting to look a bit worn on the outside thanks to being pulled in and out of bookcases countless times.

Neon Ombre Chairs

I bought these Ikea chairs without a real plan on how and where to use them. My goal is to move into an apt with a balcony that would fit a patio set…a girl can dream… In the meantime, I am armed with neon and ready to spray, so decided to give them my signature ombre treatment.  It’s as simple as laying the chair on it’s side and spraying moving the nozzle further away as you work your way up the leg. Flip chair and repeat, let dry, Done!

Πέμπτη 25 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

The Pallet Garden

I’m working on some simple updates to my small back deck. Since our yard is not landscaped yet (darn those new houses) the deck off of our kitchen is exposed to the neighbors and not private at all. I don’t know about you but sitting on a deck in my pj’s where the world can see me just doesn’t sound like a pleasant way to spend the morning. So I set out to solve that issue with some simple, inexpensive and creative ideas.

DIY Cedar Raised Garden Bed

Here’s how I did it…

Wood Pennant Banner

While I could find reasons to argue each season as my favorite, I have a real soft spot for summer. I love the imagery of summertime: crystal clear swimming holes in the heat of the day, watermelon out on the back porch and cracking open a few cold beers on a warm summer evening with my closest pals; it’s all pure bliss for me. To ensure that the great joy of summer lingers on into fall and beyond, I decided to take one of summer’s beautiful emblems, pennant-shaped bunting, and create a version that will hold up year-round. Below I’ll teach you how to construct bunting made from solid cedar wood, perfect for indoors or out.

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream

This ice cream might just be worth all that trouble though. It is one of our favorite ice creams that we’ve made so far.  It is so creamy.  And so full of that heavenly fire roasted marshmallow taste!

DIY Homemade Goldfish Soaps for Kids

These cute homemade soaps have toy goldfish embedded inside to help make washing hands and even bath time more fun for kids. Plus they’re smaller guest sized soaps rather than full size soap bars making them perfect for small hands. Made from a crystal clear melt and pour soap base, these soaps are a snap to create so even the kids can get in on the crafting process. Due to the size of the toy embeds, however, these soaps are not recommended for any children under the age of three.

Τετάρτη 24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

Old pallet TV stand

I’ve always wanted to make a coffee table out of an old wood palette.However when our big screen TV died and I brought in our little flat screen from the travel trailer, I knew we needed a new stand for it.

Decorate Your Rain Boots!

Dress up your rain boots by creating custom vinyl decals.

Crystal Embellished Sandals

Don’t you love easy projects that take your staples from regular to glam in no time? This super-easy DIY is sure to add some serious flair to an old (or new) pair of leather sandals!

DIY Hanging Lounge Chair

I know I always get pretty excited about the projects on here but, seriously, this is one of my favorites! I’ve had a hanging chair on my to-make list for months and there are so many gorgeous ones out there but this one just killed me! I decided to make a super basic version inspired by it. Besides drilling a few non-straight holes, (darn round dowels!) it wasn’t too difficult to make.

Kid Cookbook

My kids love to cook! I don’t necessarily enjoy the stress that comes with cooking with all three of my kids at once. Usually, I will only have one helper in the kitchen at a time. Anything above that, leaves me a frazzled mess! I also find they are more likely to eat, if they have helped prepare a meal.

Here’s What You Should Eat For A Healthy Dinner

You have no excuse to make Hamburger Helper ever again.