I have had a MAJOR crush on Chalk Paint ever since my friend Jen introduced me to it through her fabulous local store, Beckoning's Upcycled. I bought my first piece of chalk painted furniture from her in the fall (see it in the corner of our living room)...and began experimenting with chalk paint soon after. While Jennifer uses Annie Sloan paints to create her beautiful upcycled pieces, I decided to try making my own chalk paint using a recipe I found on Pinterest. I have had some great ... Read More about DIY: Chalkboard Paint – Epic Failure Turned Sweet Success!
I, personally, have never decorated for St. Patrick's Day up until this year. My festive celebration of this holiday has generally consisted of wearing green and consuming matching coloured beverages. But my most crafty of friends Megan, who decorates for each and every season, has opened my eyes to the beauty that a little nod to good ol' St. Pat can create within your home. Megan is the true brains behind Operation Seasonal Bunting but I was involved in the construction of the project ... Read More about 4F Craftin: A St. Patrick’s Day Bunting
As a teacher I am pretty used to chefing up cute labels for my classroom but at home I have been somewhat limited to creating labels using my label maker- and we all know that the fonts on those (or at least on my frugal model) leave much to be desired. But part of creating a well organized (and pretty!) pantry is to craft up some cute labels. I see all kinds of labels in blog-land that have been created using peoples' silhouettes but since I don't (currently) own such a machine, I had to go the ... Read More about Organizing 911: Pretty Pantry Labels – Kickin it Old School
Remember last week when I showed you my newly made over drawer? Well soon after I tacked Enemy #2 (The "Tupperware" Drawer) and discovered that the problem was mainly an overabundance of lids. I am not sure how lids manage to multiply themselves inside of a sealed drawer, but somehow we had ended up with approximately three lids per one storage container. So after some very quick organizing and recycling, I was ready to move on. The IHeart Organizing blog that I talked about last week was ... Read More about Organizing 911: How to Give Your Pantry a Little Sweet Lovin
The Laundry Mud Room Revamp is in full swing! And I am thrilled to report that after a few busy days... well, busy for my husband Aaron and my father-in-law (FIL) at least... we now have horizontal paneling. Stage one complete! Quick flashback to what the room looked like on Friday afternoon: The toddler is a recent decorative addition to the room; I was trying to give it a little more "life" and "energy". Two year olds are great for that. And here is what the room looks like now, ... Read More about DIY: Laundry Room Progress…we have horizontal paneling!