Repurposed Serving Tray To A Chalkboard Welcome Sign

Summertime is just around the corner and now that the weather is getting nice we are spending a ton of time outdoors.  Along with preparing the garden, doing some spring cleaning, and breaking out the summer decor we added a new welcome sign by the front door.  I received this serving tray almost 9 years ago as a wedding gift, and I bet I used it twice over those 9 years.  It was really  neat and nice, so I didn’t really want to get rid of it, so I decided I would just re purpose it into something that I would use and love.  A can of chalkboard paint and some painters tape took this unused serving tray and transformed it into the perfect welcome sign for the front porch.

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Repurpose A Crib Mattress To Make A Kid’s Book Nook

If you have school aged kids in your home, you probably spend a huge amount of time reading with them. Our kids spend countless hours every week reading with us or reading by themselves, and we are now amazed that they are reading to US!  Probably one of the most amazing parenting moments so far has been to have our baby reading US a bedtime story!  Here is a way to re purpose that baby crib mattress, now that your kids don’t use it anymore!  The combination of a simple mattress on the floor covered in a cute fabric, a row of rain gutter bookshelves, and stacks of cozy pillows makes for a kid friendly space that your kids will never want to leave! You can create a book nook for your little ones to enjoy for years to come!

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Kitchen Backsplash Using Beadboard Wallpaper- Transform Your Home On A Budget

Today I am bringing you a super budget friendly way to completely transform your kitchen for about $12.00.  Need an inexpensive, quick fix for a so-so kitchen?  Well here it is.  Textured, paintable wallpaper turns a drab back splash from boring to polished in just a few easy steps.  No power tools, no expensive supplies, and no contractor bills.  Plus this is an easy way to change things up without a permanent damage to the walls that would be expensive to remove and replace like tile back splashes.  This stay at home mom did it all on her own after bedtime while her kids were fast asleep and you can do it too.

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Photo Sequence Canvas Wall Art

Today I am bringing you yet a another home decor idea combing two of my favorite things, family photos and quotes.  This wall art project involves a sequence of pictures of our family holding hands and leaping into a leaf pile and a quote that fit’s it perfectly.  Combing them together in a cluster of canvases makes for a personalized and inspiring pieces of home decor that is symbolic and a great daily reminder of what is most important to our family, each other!

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Three Little Stools Refinished – A Numerical Paint Job

Three little stools on their way to the garbage turned into fresh pieces of home decor with a little spray paint and love.  These stools were given and I instantly knew that they would be perfect for our home.  The are totally functional, and with a new paint job fit our home perfectly.  They are perfect for extra kids at the dining room table, the perfect side tables to pull up to a chair in the living room, and fit into sweet little nooks so the kids can sit and put their shoes on by the door.

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Outdoor Fall Decoration Using Pumpkins, Tulle And Christmas Lights

Here is a simple outdoor fall decor idea that takes minutes to put together but fills your porch with a soft glow that will last all fall long.  By combining a roll of tulle, a strand of Christmas lights, and a few fresh fall pumpkins you have a simple outdoor decoration that looks great during the day and at night too.  My favorite time of the year is just around the corner!

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