Friday, August 31, 2012

DIY Nickel Tray

Hi friends!  Are your kids back at school?  Mine start Monday so I've been crazy busy running all over town trying to get all their supplies.  As well as replace all the pants and shoes that are too small!  I'm excited to have a few hours a day to get things in my house more organized.  Because after summer it's a MESS!!

I started out in my messy bedroom with some storage for my nightstand.  I totally have a container addiction.  Bins, buckets, baskets and trays.  I'm always optimistic that having more containers will magically make me more organized!  So today I'm sharing my love of trays with you and have a tutorial on how to make a tray out of nickels!


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Chore Charts

Are you excited for your kids to get back to school?  I love fall because I am a schedule/routine person and love the routine school brings.  Preparing for our school schedules I've been working on getting my kids back into the routine of chores.  I want my kids to develop good cleaning habits and avoid the frustration when they don't know exactly how to clean a room.  So I made a free how to printable on how to clean a few different rooms in the house!


Monday, August 20, 2012

Princess Mirror with DecoArt Glass Paint

Have you found anything great at yard sales this summer?  My daughter is obsessed with all things princess and dress up and I found the perfect mirror for her dress up corner.  It was only $5!  I even have a little tutorial to show you how I made the cute little crown with some of DecoArt's new glass paint!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sew a Corner Ruffle Duvet

Happy Monday friends!  I hope you had an awesome weekend.  Today I'm going to show you how I sewed the cute corner ruffle duvet in my brother's master bedroom.   It went together pretty quick and took WAY less time than E's ruffly duvet.


Friday, August 17, 2012

DIY Queen Headboard {Building}

I've been showing you all the projects in my older brother's house but I did some fun projects in my little brother's house too!  Did you know I have FIVE brothers and SIX brother in laws? Please pause for a moment and send me cyber sympathy for the amount of teasing I've had to endure.

The biggest project at my little brother's house was his master bedroom.  My brother and his wife just graduated college and are going to be school teachers.  Bless them!  They wanted a grown up bedroom so we set to work.  I started by building the headboard using the Reclaimed Wood Headboard plans from Ana White.  And when I say me I actually mean my husband and his brother in law did most of the building.  I am still a VERY slow builder and they have years of experience building houses and all sorts of other things.  In a morning we built the board and batten wall, the mantel headboard, 2 laundry dressers and this headboard.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

How to Paint Bar Stools {Kitchen makeover}

Today is the last day in my brother's mini house makeover!  I'm going to show you his kitchen and dining room.  The biggest project in the kitchen was painting his bar stools.


Monday, August 13, 2012

Living Room Gallery Wall

Hey friends!  Today I'm going to show you how I hung up my brother's gallery wall.  I LOVE family pictures and think they are such a great way to bring life to a room.


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Ana White Simple Bench {Building}

I gave you all a little sneak peek of the Ana White Simple Bench in the Board and Batten post.  It really is a SIMPLE bench.  You could even build the whole bench with a few simple tools.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Board and Batten Entryway

I'm SO excited to show you how we turned my brother's boring entryway into a lovely, more user friendly space.  We also added some interest and detail with a board and batten wall treatment.



Girls Map Bedroom

Remember that fabric map I made a few months ago?  It ended up in my tween nieces bedroom!



Thursday, August 2, 2012

Chore Chart Printable {Infarrantly Creative}

I'm over at Infarrantly Creative today sharing my new Chore System with a free printable!  Come check it out!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Girls Shared Bedroom {Amy Butler Love}

I'm excited to show you my nieces shared bedroom update.  Sometimes when reading blogs or looking at pinterest I get totally overwhelmed and want to do NOTHING since what I see just seems impossible.  So with my brother's house I'm trying to focus on all the little changes that didn't take a ton of time or money but really improved the rooms!  Here is how the girls room turned out!