Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Jumbo Wall Number Art

I've been working on making my living room more fun and family friendly since we spend so much time in there.  I thought a giant number 6 would be a great addition since there six people including my husband and I in my family.  When I first told my Mom about this project she got super excited and thought I was announcing that I was pregnant with twins or something!  I do have older brothers that are twins and my Dad is a twin and my Mom is a super optimistic person so I see how she could come to that conclusion.  So funny.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

5 Awesome Lamp Updates

One of the easiest ways to update a room is to update the accessories.  So today I have 5 great lamp updates to show you!  Most only require a little bit of paint!



Thursday, June 14, 2012

How to Paint Wicker {Porch Makeover}

I've been wanting a wicker chair for my porch and love the texture wicker adds to a space but don't love the price tag on a new wicker chair.  Strolling through my local thrift store I found this wicker chair for $15!  It was dirty and the wicker on the legs was coming unraveled but I knew I could save it!

I started by giving it a good scrub down on a nice sunny day.  A vacuum and an old toothbrush can help get into the crevices.  Then I let the sun dry it out completely.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Fabric Wall Map


I'm SO excited to share a fun project that I did with some of my blogging BFFs.  One of the best things about blogging is connecting with people who think the same way you do and always have a fun creative project on the brain!  This past month Jenna from SAS Interiors, Kim from Sand and Sisal, Monica and Jess from East Coast Creative  and Allison from House of Hepworths and I have been chatting it up on the phone, sending emails and sharing SO many great ideas.

We decided it would be fun to have a little challenge and see what each of us could come up with from the same list of DIY ingredients.  Beckie from Infarrantly Creative compiled a list of stuff that we had to incorporate into our projects.  Ready to see what I did?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Blogging 2 Better Summer Challenge



5 Awesome Ways to Entertain your Kids this Summer

I'm SO excited for summer.  My kids have 5 days of school left and each day gets a little harder to get them on the bus on time and to remember to get homework turned in.  I've started gathering up fun activities to do with my kids this summer and thought I'd share 5 of them with you!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ana White Chaise Lounges

You ready to see my summer office?  It's this nice cozy spot in my backyard.  Notice I didn't say quiet.  My backyard in the summer is anything but quiet.  It's barely controlled chaos of a bazillion kids.  But at least now I can supervise the water wars and games of tag from my new Ana White lounge chairs!


Monday, June 4, 2012

Ruffled 4th of July wreath made using a pool noodle and felt

I love ruffly felt wreaths.  Remember the ones I made for St. Patrick's day and Easter?    When I saw this adorable 4th of July wreath from the Capital B I wanted to make one for my house too! The best thing is that the wreath only cost me $6!



Sunday, June 3, 2012

5 Awesome Ways to Repurpose Maps

I love to use maps around my house as decor. It's such a great way to remember favorite places you've lived or fun places you have been on vacation.  I've used a map to decorate a dresser for my son's bedroom and made some state and country love art representing places our family has lived.  So today I'm going to show you 5 awesome ways that you can repurpose maps around your house!