Little House of Four

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Must Have Supplies Every DIY Crafter Should Have

Having a good stock of craft supplies is hands down the best way to stay creative and motivated.  I'm impatient, so when I come up with an idea I want to be able to finish it right then and there.  Nobody has time to head to the store for supplies, at least I don't.  Over the year's I've learned what supplies I use most, what supplies I need to keep stocked in my home and what helps me stay creative.
Must Have supplies every DIY crafter should own
It seems that whenever I work on craft projects I always tend to reach for the same supplies.  In no particular order, here are my favorite must have supplies every crafter should own.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Weekend Recap: Girls Weekend and The old Lucketts Store

Have you noticed I've been a bit MIA lately?  I feel like it's been forever since I've posted and I sure have missed you all!  Unfortunately, when your laptop decides to spontaneously stop working you are forced to take a little break.  I still haven't found time to get my Macbook into Apple for repairs, so things are going to be a little slow around here until I can get it back up and running.  Don't worry, I'm still working on projects and have some exciting things to share soon.

In the meantime, I've been taking full advantage of the extra free time with girls weekends, lazy Sundays, long shopping trips and being able to go to bed before 12:00.

Girls outside Old Westminster Winery

Monday, October 17, 2016

Decorative Mason Jar bathroom Storage

Happy Monday. I hope you all had a great weekend!

I've updated many mason jars in the past, so I knew they would be the perfect solution to help maximize storage in our master bathroom.  My plan is to remove everything out of our bulky medicine cabinet and replace it with a pretty round mirror.  That meant getting creative with how to store items over our toilet and under the sink. 

There are many pretty decorative jars I could have bought and believe me I was tempted to buy them. Then I pulled myself back to reality and realized I could get a very similar look for much less using mason jars. 
Mason jar storage

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Office Update: Customizing A Basic Schoolhouse Light

It's the second Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for another Monthly DIY Challenge!
10 Creative Sharpie Projects
Each month a bunch of my blogger friends and I join together for a challenge featuring a particular product or theme.  This month's product was Sharpie, which I used to update a traditional Schoolhouse light into something more suitable for my office.
Updating a schoolhouse light fixture
Let's back up a minute.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Knock Off: DIY Wood and Faux Marble Coasters

Have you all checked out the latest fall decor at Target?  I stopped in the other week to pick up a few things during my lunch break and got completely sidetracked by their new fall decor.  One of the items that caught my eye were beautiful wood and marble coasters.  

Wood and Faux marble

Wood and marble coasters

I was so tempted to buy them, but then realized I had everything at home to make my own.  So, what did I do?  As soon as I got home from work I starting making coasters.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Office Update: Painted Accent Wall

In the middle of working on our basement I've also been trying to finish my office.  As a reminder, this space is actually our kitchen addition that we added about 2 years ago.  Since it will be a bit until we tackle and expand the kitchen I decided to take over the space and turn it into the perfect workspace.

I previously stenciled the back wall, but just last week got the itch to paint over the stencil and I'm so glad I did.  Although I loved the idea of a stenciled wall it just didn't fit my style and I was craving a change.  It's the first wall you see when you walk in our mudroom and I wanted it to fit the rest of our home.
Updated office with Sherwin-Williams Iron ore

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

14 Gorgeous Fall Front Porches

Fall is my favorite time of year!  Spring is a close second, but nothing beats the crisp cool fall air and beautiful rustic decor.
14 can't miss GORGEOUS fall front porches!
There is so much gorgeous inspiration out there, especially the perfectly decorated front porches. From DIY wood signs and galvanized buckets to perfectly placed pumpkins and comfy throws.  These 14 fall front porches are sure to get you in the mood for fall.