Today I just had to share a quickie DIY that we did weekend before last because it’s just too good. We got a king size bed (*angels singing*) two weeks ago and what we had hanging on the wall over our old bed wasn’t working. Because every penny we have is going towards saving for the baby, the budget for this wall art project was essentially zero dollars. I think I ended up and spent $3.00. #BigSpender So here’s how we made this gorgeous faux tin panel wall art DIY on the cheap!
I have GOT to slow down. At this point, I’m 24 weeks pregnant and still going full steam on the many house projects that I have in my mind. It’s like a revolving list. One thing gets crossed off, three more get added. Why?! I always think, “I just need to get x, y, z done and THEN I’ll chill.” So far that has not happened. SO. I’m putting it on my list to relax. There are no more babies in the plans for us and at some point I’d like to just enjoy being pregnant. We have a beautiful bathroom (with newly painted cabinets, thank you very much) and a ginormous bath tub, so I think that’s where I’ll start. So of course, I needed a DIY Bath Tub Tray.
I saw this lil project from Amanda at Love and Renovations and already owned all of the materials to make it happen, so I thought #DIYnot?! (Yes, I see the irony that my “relax time” required another project. Sigh.) Here is my take on the super quick and easy DIY Bath Tub Tray!
I wanted to name this post “Painting Cabinets DIY (The Quickest, Easiest Way, But It’s Still Intense)”, but apparently that title was too long. Psssh. I got the bright idea to tackle this massive project on my own while the hubster was traveling for work. See, he said we couldn’t do it ourselves and make it look good. I said we could. I was right(ish), but man did I pay hard to prove my point. Here are the lessons I learned, the materials I used and why, the cost, and the lowdown on physical recovery time from my Painting Cabinets DIY!
One of the things that makes a new house feel the most homey to me is getting stuff up on the walls after you move in. In our family room above the sofa, I tossed up a piece that I had on the wall in our old living room. I loved it in our old house, but it was just a little boring in the new space. I tried layering my DIY Magnolia Leaf Wreath over it, but it was still blah. I had this wall space in the back of my mind as a “to-do”, when a ginormous cow print that I happened upon at Lowe’s stopped me in my tracks! His sweet little moo cow face was all the inspiration I needed for what would be perfect on this wall, enter the quick and easy DIY Farmhouse Shelf!
As if we do not have enough going on with now officially being under contract on a new house and trying to sell our current house, I stupidly volunteered to host mom’s night for our neighborhood mom’s group last week. Just a few things to keep in mind here… First, I have never hosted a mom’s night. Second, I have never been to a mom’s night. And last but not least, while it may not appear this way on the surface, I am a socially awkward train wreck when it comes to meeting new people, particularly in large groups. So basically my signing up to host mom’s night was a recipe for disaster from the start. If you are also a nervously sweating ball of anxiety in new social situations, then please allow me to impart some lessons learned in hosting my first mom’s night last week.
I have this gigantic piece of… we’ll call it “art.” I bought it when I was fresh out of college and at a fairly depressing time in my life. I remember standing in TJ Maxx staring at this thing and thinking “I really like that and I want it but I don’t have $100 to buy it, but I’m going to buy it anyway because maybe it will make me happy for thirty minutes.” And it did. But the second I got it back to my crappy apartment the honeymoon was over.
Do any of you have things in your house that you stare at for basically ever, thinking “I don’t really love that”, but you never do anything about it, until suddenly one day you just can’t stand the sight of it for one more second and it has to go literally right then? Yeah, me too. The mantel (or lack thereof) in our last house was one, and this canvas in our current breakfast nook was another. I had to change it ASAP and wanted to make my own giant canvas transfer… but how?!VIEW POST
Here in Northeast Florida we are in PANIC MODE, y’all! Looks like a hurricane’s a’comin! Quick let’s make a hurricane kit… clear the shelves of toilet paper, paper towels, milk, eggs, water, and batteries… and Bud Light!VIEW POST
A few summers ago I got the bright idea to buy and renovate a 1947 bungalow a few miles outside of downtown Jacksonville. This house was a real trash pail when we bought it, but I was in love with the bones and incredible details of it. When I saw Glenn Miller and Frank Sinatra record covers on the walls of the garage, and a cast iron claw foot tub in the back yard I was done. I had to have it. VIEW POST
I am not a baker. I am not a chef. I have anxiety attacks in the grocery store. I am very lucky to be blessed with a husband who is an amazing cook, and one who enjoys doing it. That being said, I WILL take on an occasional baking project when I’m feeling very brave, and when it came time for Lila’s first birthday party, I was ready for a challenge! Because it’s been her “theme” since day one, I just had to have some Bird Themed Cupcakes!VIEW POST