Little House of Four

Sunday, July 24, 2016

{Quick Tip} How to Easily Clean Your Wax Brush

I'm baaaccckkk!!!!

Last week was the first time in almost 3 years that I completely took a break from my day job AND blogging.  I had no posts scheduled,  no DIY projects planned and no paperwork to complete. Instead, I enjoyed the beach, sun and time with my family.

With that being said, I did miss blogging, getting dirty and chatting with you all!  As soon as I walked in the door and unpacked I threw on my painting clothes and finished painting the Goodwill dresser in the basement. There's no rest for the weary in this household!

After I was done painting and ready to apply the wax I realized my wax brush was disgusting and desperately needed cleaning.   If you use chalk paint and wax to paint furniture then you know these brushes are not cheap.  I paid around $30 for mine, but it's lasted me through countless projects and was definitely well worth the money.
How to easily clean your wax brushes in less than 5 minutes with 3 simple ingredients!

Friday, July 15, 2016

10 DIY Summer Projects to Try This Weekend

Happy Friday!

Do you have any plans for the weekend?  How about 10 incredible DIY projects and ideas to get you inspired?   I love spending my weekends being creative and working on projects.  No matter how big or small being able to complete a project from start to finish in one weekend is a major accomplishment.

Can't miss DIY SUMMER projects to try this weekend! -

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

DIY Tufted Leather Bench with Custom Hairpin Legs

It's Monthly DIY Challenge day!  This month we were lucky enough to work with Leather Hide Store to create projects using a variety of their gorgeous leather hides.  They have also been gracious enough to provide one of their leather upholstery hides to one lucky reader!
{Monthly DIY Challenge} GORGEOUS DIY tufted leather bench with custom hairpin legs!  Find the full tutorial at:

Ever since adding our mudroom I knew I would need to build a bench to fit in the nook by the door. DIY'ing a tufted leather bench seemed to be the perfect solution for this little space.  Add in the custom hairpin legs my neighbor welded and I had the perfect mudroom addition.

Friday, July 8, 2016

11 Gorgeous DIY Farmhouse Signs

Whether it's DIY'ing an entire sign or updating a thrift store find, creating custom signs is my all time favorite way to personalize my walls without spending a lot of money.  They're easy to make, perfect for any decor style and way cheaper than buying store bought wall art.  The best part is that most DIY signs only require a few simple supplies, most of which you probably already have on hand.

Here's a few of my favorite farmhouse signs that you'll be sure to love!

11 Gorgeous DIY farmhouse signs that are perfect for personalizing your walls without spending a lot of money.-

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

How to Make Giant Flash Card Wall Art

I hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July full of family, friends, cookouts and fireworks! 

I am so excited to share this project with you all today!  It's been on my "To Do" list for months and I couldn't be happier to have it finished and turn out better than I imagined. 

My kids art table is used daily and I wanted to create a space that was just for them.  I've always loved the look of these handmade family math signs, but at $121 a piece buying them was out of the question.  The good thing is I knew I could easily make my own wood flash cards for a fraction of the price. 

A DIY tutorial for creating handmade flash card wall art for a fraction of the price! -

Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday Favorites- A House Full of Favorites

There are times when I feel inclined to post a brain dump of inspiration and today is one of those days.   I'd like to think I have my own design style, but the fact is I gather inspiration from all over the place.  Sometimes, I'll love everything about a space and sometimes I'll combine a few elements from different spaces to create a look I love.

Gorgeous inspiration and design elements to create the perfect, beautiful space! -
No matter what my theory, I'm always drawn to the same elements, colors and textures.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

{Kids Art Table Storage} Easy Number Labels for Mason Jars

I've shared the kids art space in the past, but wanted to share a closer look at how I'm organizing some of their art supplies while also keeping the space stylish.

An industrial storage caddy and vintage wood box make for the perfect STYLISH and ORGANIZED art supply storage for kids.
Most of the kids larger art supplies are contained in the Goodwill dresser, but I wanted a few items easily accessible and out in the open for them to enjoy.   After all, this is a family space and the kids need an area to make a mess and get creative too.