Flashback Friday DIY Trays

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I love finding new ways to implement a pretty tray in the house. They’re inexpensive, and they house decorations so well! I’ve built my own, used frames, tiled dollar store trays—you name it! Here are some ideas for you. How to use a frame as an acrylic tray How to make a jewelry tray How to build a Union Jack tray How to tile a tray How to make a tiled tray Have a great weekend! … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Centerpiece

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December is almost here, and I'm juuuuust starting to freak out a bit. I've purchased one present for Christmas, and I don't even have a turkey for Thanksgiving. In 4 days. So what do I do when I'm under the wire? I decorate for Christmas. As part of my Lowes challenge this month, I decided to make a centerpiece for the holiday. I've been meaning to make one of these things for some time, so it … [Read more...]

DIY Chalkboard Tray

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One of my favorite childhood memories was taco night. Almost every Friday, my family and another family would alternate homes and host a taco dinner. Looking back now, I realize that it was an easy (and yummy!) way to have dinner and feed lots of people. Of course, I also realize it was a good excuse for my parents to have some margaritas. :) As my monthly challenge with Lowes, I built a serving … [Read more...]

DIY Witch’s Hat

Yes. It's Halloween night, and I am showing a Halloween craft. Call me crazy.  I found this witch's hat in my co-workers cabinet in her classroom. If you're anything like me, you're thinking, "And why a witch's hat (with tags still on, mind you)?" I know her well enough that I didn't bother asking. I held it up, squealed, "Can I have this?!" and ran away with it. Price? Free. Most of these … [Read more...]

DIY Pottery Barn Mirrors

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My friend Lindsay from Makely School for Girls  decided to host a brilliant blog hop, and I get to be a part of it! We're already into day 3, so stop by and see all the other amazing projects! Did you see Carmel's candlesticks? Mad skills, I tell ya. Head to Our Fifth House to see them.  So this is going to be that absurd moment where I tell you I have an amazing knock-off to show you, but I don't … [Read more...]

DIY Mirror Frame

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Happy Monday to you! We've been busy with projects galore over here, so it's probably time I show you one of them. I had a mirror over the mantel that I bought from Lowes. When I say I've searched everywhere for the right size mirror, trust me. I. searched. everywhere. We have 8-foot ceilings, and I opted for a really tall mantel--meaning I needed the width, but not so much the height. I digress. … [Read more...]

Guest Post! 7 DIY Ways to Hack Your Curtains

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If you asked me who I think is a DIY genius, Kelly from View Along the Way tops my list. Some of the stuff she does! I'm all, "Seriously? Why didn't I think of that?" She's sharing some fantastic tips today that I can guarantee you'll be bookmarking. Good stuff, I tell ya! Have fun! Hi friends! Since we're all stuck back at home while Chris takes her glamorous tour of Europe - (hey Chris? If … [Read more...]

DIY Acrylic Tray

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Well, happy Monday! Hopefully you had a good weekend. I mostly rested up from a cold that just wouldn't let go, but I did get to stop into Hobby Lobby for a bit of retail therapy. I had an "aha" moment while I was there. You know--one of those where you're all, "Duh! Why didn't I think of that sooner?!" I won't over-word this one. It's pretty self-explanatory. Hobby Lobby has a bunch of these … [Read more...]

Union Jack Tray {3M DIY Starts Here}

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**Due to a scheduling issue, I had to pull this original post. It's baaaaack! Hello there! I’ve been doing a little “project”ing around here lately, and I thought I’d show one to you. I’ve been loving the union jack pattern, but it’s just not something that would really fit in my house in any kind of large scale. So I did the next best thing—a smallish tray. For about $12, it’s kind of … [Read more...]

Workbench Turned Console {DIY Table}

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This is going to have to be a couple of posts. I just have too many pictures. It started with me wanting to get rid of our armoire. It was bulky; we’d had it for 9 years; I was over it. That’s a good enough reason, right? (I’ve probably taken 481 pictures of the armoire, and this is the only one I could find. Annoyed.) So, we sold the three matching wood pieces on Craigslist, and the hunt began … [Read more...]

DIY Pallet Wall {Part 2}

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Okey Dokey. So we left off with a pile of wood. So now what? Paint the wall. I knew there would be a lot of imperfections in the wood, and there might be some gaps here and there. I just mixed up some paint I had on hand to be a dark enough tone so people wouldn’t notice the khaki color in the seams. Alrighty! It’s time for installation. We chose to start from the top because we didn’t want it … [Read more...]

SAS in Review

Once again, you guys made it very difficult to select some posts to include today. I saved so many ideas to my folder! Here we go… Angie at Echoes of Laughter shared some amazing tips about camping. As you may know, I am NOT a camper, but my family drags me out once a year. Last year, we actually ordered pizza one night. No joke. Go visit Angie. She shows you how you’re supposed to eat on a … [Read more...]

Christmas Centerpiece

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Well hello, I Heart Naptime readers! I’m Chris from Just a Girl, and I’m thrilled to be here today. What’s even more thrilling? The holidays are upon us. I’m not one to rush things, but I sure do enjoy all things Christmas. Sooooo I thought I’d share with you a super easy, super cheap decoration for anywhere in your home!  The material list is simple-- Paper mache cones from Michaels for less … [Read more...]