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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Emerald Green Dresser Makeover

A boring dresser gets a bright and bold makeover with emerald green paint and dark wax! I've always loved the look of emerald green, although the bright and bold color never jived with the cool blue and green tones in my home. That is, until now.  Adding our mudroom addition finally gave me a space to add a few pops of bright green into our home.  Lucky for me I also get to continue the color in my new office space (aka Studio). Up until recently, I've been doing blog work at the dining room table, which isn't the best situation. So, a few weeks ago I decided to take over the empty space that will eventually be part of our kitchen.  I'll lose my studio space once we start the kitchen renovation, but until then, I'm making this a fun and bright space that is not only functional but inspiring as well. ...
Friday, October 23, 2015

15 DIY Pumpkin Ideas to Try

Happy Friday!  Who's got big plans for the weekend?  My husband is finally home from his 500 mile bicycle trip and now it's my turn to enjoy some time with friends.  I'll be hanging out with a few of my best girlfriends for some bachelorette fun!  I can't wait to relax and enjoy some much needed girl time! Soon it will be time to start talking about Christmas #sorrynotsorry, so while I still have pumpkins on my mind I thought it would be fun to round up 15 DIY Pumpkin projects that you won't want to miss! ...
Sunday, October 18, 2015

Rustic Painted Fabric Pumpkins {Home For Fall Blog Hop}

I'm so excited for today's post, not only because I LOVE how these little painted fabric pumpkins turned out, but because I'm partnering with an amazing group of talented bloggers to bring you Home for Fall! Make sure to stick around and check out all the creative fall projects linked up at the bottom of the post. It's gonna be an explosion of fall inspiration! Fall is probably my favorite time to DIY seasonal projects for our home.  I'm pretty sure I could make pumpkins all day long and never get tired of them.   I tend to gravitate towards wood projects, but this time I decided to try something different.   ...
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Vintage Inspired Balsa Wood Number Tags {Monthly DIY Challenge}

Hey, hey....welcome back to another Monthly DIY Challenge!  On the second Wednesday of every month a group of some of my favorite blogger friends and I get together and challenge each other to create a project based on a particular theme or material.  This month's theme was craft wood and if you've been around this blog for awhile then you know I LOVE Balsa wood.  It's such a great craft/DIY product that is inexpensive and can easily be cut with the swipe of a razor blade. I've completed a few balsa wood projects in the past ( faux specimen cabinet, organized cork board  and  file magazine holders ) and lucky for me I had plenty scrap pieces laying around that I was determined to use.  I was also determined to make something that was A. useful and B. would make a great addition to our current d├ęcor.  I had no desire to make something that would get thrown in my craft closet to collect dust. ...
Friday, October 9, 2015

14 Thrifted Lamp and Light Makeovers

Great ideas for giving new life to used, thrifted and outdated lamps! Happy Friday!  I have some BIG plans for this weekend that I am really hoping to get accomplished. My husband will be away and we all know when the husband is away the wife will play, or should I say tear apart the house.  God love my husband, he never knows what he'll walk into when he comes home from a trip. The other day I shared a few of my recent Goodwill finds and thought it would be fun to share a round-up of thrifted lamp and light makeovers.  Stop in any Goodwill or thrift store and you'll be sure to find shelves full of these unwanted gems.  More than likely they'll be made of shiny brass with an 80's vibe.  If you're lucky enough you may even spot a few classic boob lights.  Most people don't realize the potential of these lights and make a big mistake, big, huge (anyone catch that movie reference? anyone?) by throwing away or donating them.  Lucky for us DIY'ers, we get t...
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

My Latest Goodwill Finds

It never fails, every time we come home from vacation something happens.  We have dealt with our basement flooding, our cat using the bathtub as a liter box and now our fridge decided to call it quits. We were unable to make repairs, so we spent Monday evening moving everything from the kitchen refrigerator to the garage one.  There's nothing like a broken fridge to make you realize how much of a food hoarder you are.  I can't believe I had 3 jars of opened pickles, 2 jars of opened cherries, 7 bags of shredded cheese and lord knows how many condiments and expired food, gross.  We're hoping it can be fixed, but in the meantime, I'll be getting a workout whenever I'm making lunches or cooking dinner.  I definitely took for granted having the fridge in the kitchen. As promised, the vacation talk is over and now it's back to DIY and decorating.  It's no surprise that I LOVE shopping at Goodwill and love the thrill of a good hunt.  I stop in a few times a mon...
Monday, October 5, 2015

Our Disney Vacation! {An Honest Disney Review}

SURPRISE, we went to Disney World last week! It was a trip we had been planning for over a year and I cannot believe it's over.  It was an amazing week and I am so incredibly thankful we were able to share this magical time with our kids.  It was pure joy seeing them get "arms flailing, giggly excited" over a fun ride or character meeting.  I will always cherish our Disney moments and they will be memories that I'll remember forever :) As a way for me to remember our vacation and hopefully help someone else who is planning a trip I am recapping our week.  If you're here for DIY and decorating tips don't worry, I'll be back to posting about DIY as soon as I recover from vacation mode, I promise! ...
Friday, October 2, 2015

Fab Friday Printable!

I'll be taking a break from blogging this week, but I have some super talented friends who have graciously accepted to take over my blog for the week.  They all share a love for DIY and creating thrifty projects for their home.  You may even notice some of these sweet girls from our monthly DIY challenges.  I hope you'll take a minute to check out their blogs and don't forget to say hi! ************************** Hey guys! It's Bre from Brepurposed here today helping out my girl Katie while she enjoys some time off. I've got a great printable to share today and I hope you'll like it! I love this quote and the simple reminder that every day is a good day. ...
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Easy Dollar Store Fall Upcycle

I'll be taking a break from blogging this week, but I have some super talented friends who have graciously accepted to take over my blog for the week.  They all share a love for DIY and creating thrifty projects for their home.  You may even notice some of these sweet girls from our monthly DIY challenges.  I hope you'll take a minute to check out their blogs and don't forget to say hi! ************************** Hello, Little House of Four friends and readers! I'm Bre and I blog at Average But Inspired , where I share creative (and budget-friendly!), crafts and ideas for the home. I am so excited to be guest posting for Katie while she's away this week. Since she and I share a love for upgrading dollar store finds, I knew that this Easy Dollar Store Fall Decor Upcycle project would be the PERFECT one to share with you! With a few simple supplies and about fifteen minutes, you can make one, too! ...