Little House of Four

Sunday, June 18, 2017

How to make an American Flag out of 2x4 Slices

I was hoping to get this project done sooner, but considering there is still a few weeks until the Fourth of July I'm considering myself ahead of the game.  I don't tend to decorate for every holiday, but there is something nostalgic and patriotic about adding a bit of Americana to your home. 

A few months ago I spruced up our front porch, which made it super easy to add a Patriotic touch for Independence Day.  All it needed was a few flags and an easy DIY 2x4 American flag. 

DIY 2x4 American Flag

Thursday, June 15, 2017

11 Awesome Budget Friendly Outdoor Projects to Try Now

School is out, which means summer vacation has officially started.  It also means that the days are longer and more time will be spent outside soaking up the sun.   Patios, decks and outdoor spaces can take a beating during harsh winters leaving them less than ideal for outdoor relaxing and entertaining. The good news is, a little paint and DIY can go a long way in creating beautiful, budget friendly outdoor spaces.  
11 awesome BUDGET FRIENDLY outdoor projects to try now!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

How to Update a Goodwill Table Into a Card Catalog

A big thank you to The FAT Paint Company for Sponsoring today's post. 

It's time for another Monthly DIY Challenge!  This month we worked with The FAT Paint Company to update furniture pieces with their chalk style paint.  It was the perfect opportunity to FINALLY redo the Goodwill side table that's been sitting in my garage for almost a year. 

Goodwill Side table before
As soon as I saw this multi-drawer piece at Goodwill I knew I could easily turn it into the perfect vintage inspired card catalog.  The solid wood construction, storage and dove tail drawers was exactly what I was looking for and the $15 price tag was the icing on the cake.  

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Best Flooring Options for Every Style and Budget

It can be a bit overwhelming when choosing or updating flooring in your home.  It's not something that you tend to replace or change often and generally takes up a large chunk of your budget.  The good news is, updating your flooring doesn't have to be expensive.  Splurge if your budget allows, but if you're looking to cut costs there are great options for every budget. 
Pros and Cons: The Best Flooring Options For Every Style and Budget.

There are pros and cons to every floor type and I don't believe one type of floor is necessarily better than another.  Each can be stained, painted or altered to fit your unique and individual style.  You just have to decide which option better fits your needs. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

How to Easily Age Inexpensive Galvanized Planters

It's the first Monday of the month, which means it's time for another Dollar Store DIY!  Since the weather is warm and garden season is in full swing I decided to transform a metal bucket that I picked up from Dollar Tree.  I've been wanting to try aging metal, so when I found a metal "Flowers & Garden" bucket at my local Dollar Tree I knew right away it would be perfect.  
How to Easily Age Inexpensive Galvanized Planters
Surprisingly, aging metal does not take much time or require harsh chemicals.  Three common household ingredients and a little elbow grease is all you need to age shinny galvanized planters, buckets and bins. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The New Better Homes & Gardens Spring Line at Walmart

I have never received a Better Homes & Gardens catalog in the mail before, so it was a complete surprise to find one waiting for me in the mailbox.  The cover was enough to peak my interest and I was pleasantly surprised and a bit shocked as I flipped through the pages.  I'm a true Target girl at heart and I don't think Walmart will ever give Target a run for their money,  but they are definetely stepping up their game.

Affordable and stylish walmart decor
Walmart's Better Homes and Gardens Line has always been my favorite of all the brands they carry and now it's even better.  I was impressed so much that I wanted to share a few of my favorites from the catalog.  Just about every style from Farmhouse to Modern is included and there is something for everyone.  Let's take a look at what I loved most. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Power of Paint: Dark Painted Interior French Doors

When it comes to home decor there's one design element I can't get enough of.  From crisp white plank walls against painted dark wood furniture to dark gray doors paired with bright white trim. Contrast is one design element I love and crave in my home.  The best part is, contrast can be achieved with little effort and expense.  Over the past few years, I've been craving contrast in my home and have been slowly painting our interior doors my favorite charcoal gray (Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore).  Almost all our upstairs entry doors have been painted and just this past weekend I finished painting the french doors in our basement. 

dark paint interior french doors