Little House of Four

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Taming the Zebra. Vintage Inspired Wood Storage Boxes

Remember when teased bangs, scrunchies and side ponytails were in style?  How about acid washed jeans, shoulder pads, fanny packs and stirrup pants?  Yup, there are quiet a few fashion trends that I rocked in my adolescent years that I would love to forget.  You know what else I would like to forget?  The phase where I thought it was cool to decorate my home in zebra print.  What was I thinking?

Enter exhibit A, two wood zebra boxes.

Transforming zebra boxes into the perfect vintage inspired storage. - Littlehouseoffour.
For years they sat on our brick fireplace hearth collecting dust.  I actually forgot about them until I started working on the basement and clearing the space for the new floor.   I loved the overall shape and style of the boxes, but that horrible shinny zebra print had to go.  I have nothing against zebras, but they belong in the wild, not in my home.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Luckett's Spring Market Recap (2016)

We've had three weeks of rain, so it was no surprise the forecast called for rain on Saturday.  My mom and I hesitated making the hour long drive to The Old Lucketts Store, but in the end I decided a little rain wasn't going to stand in our way.  I pulled out my gungi boots (for those of you that don't speak our family language that is my dad's made up word for heavy duty boots, aka my rain boots) and set out to find some cool vintage finds.

Grab your coffee and take a seat, this post is gonna be long my friends.

 Vintage lockers, card catalogs, textiles and decor! This year's Lucketts spring market did not disappoint. -

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

10 MUST BUY Decor Essentials From IKEA

If you remember, I recently took a trip to IKEA (we are lucky to have two within a 45 minute drive!) to look at sofas and pick up a few items for the basement.  Despite what you may think about IKEA'S quality, they have unbeatable prices on home decor staples that you won't want to miss.   I'm always drawn to the same items when I visit the store and thought it might be helpful to share a few of my favorite must buy IKEA essentials. 

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS LIST!!! Must buy (afforadable!) decor essentials from IKEA. -

Monday, May 16, 2016

Organizing Craft Supplies with IKEA's RASKOG Utility Cart

Happy Monday!  Why do the weekend days seem so much shorter than the rest of the week?  By the time Sunday night rolls around I'm always wondering what the heck happened to the weekend. Although I managed to get to IKEA on Saturday and work on the basement a little on Sunday, I didn't get nearly enough accomplished.  Such is life I guess.

Speaking of IKEA, I realized this weekend that I never shared my IKEA RASKOG cart that I bought over a year ago.  There are a ton of great uses for this little versatile cart, but I decided to use mine for mobile craft storage.  

Friday, May 13, 2016

{Friday Finds} 5 Stunning ORC Makeovers

Hey, hey....Happy Friday!  I could not be more excited for the weekend.  Not only is the vintage market this weekend, but I'm also taking a trip to IKEA to purchase a few items for the basement.   Shopping, shopping and more shopping....who wouldn't be excited about that?

You know what else I'm excited about????  All the gorgeous One Room Challenge reveals this week! It's like Christmas morning for DIY and decor bloggers.  If you're not familiar with the ORC, It's where 20 bloggers (and countless guest bloggers) agree to tackle a full room makeover and chronicle their journey over the course of 6 weeks.  I've been following along and can't get over the talent of these amazing bloggers and the beauty of these gorgeous spaces.  Here's just a few of my favorites!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

How to Make Vintage Inspired Clay Locker Tags {Monthly DIY Challenge}

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It's Monthly DIY Challenge time!

This month's challenge product was "Air-Dry Clay" and let's just say it was an interesting product to work with.  I've never worked with this type of clay before and it clearly shows in my lack of clay molding skills, ha!  The user (aka myself) was clearly not trained in working with children's clay.  I think I better stick to painting and power tools for now on :)
Make inexpensive vintage inspired locker tags using air-dry clay. -
I'm just gonna admit defeat right from the get go with this project.  I thought the idea was great, my execution....not so much. 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Affordable Places to Buy Throw Pillows For Under $20

I sort of have a thing for throw pillows.

Currently my sofa has 7 pillows, which I think is dancing along the line of over the top.

I just can't help myself.  Pillows are the best way to inexpensively add color to a neutral space, bring life back to dated furniture and update your space from season to season.  If you're anything like me you probably swap pillows out often and need affordable options.  Today you're in luck, because I'm spilling my top sources for purchasing affordable throw pillows.  I'm even sharing an awesome tip that will save you tons of money!

This is AWESOME advice!  HOW to save MONEY on pillows and WHERE to find beautiful and affordable throw ones for under $20! -