Category: DIY projects

DIY Thankful Tree and Thanksgiving Centerpiece

DIY Thankful Tree

Today I wanted to share how the kids and I made our own DIY Thankful Tree. Oh, and thanks to sales this project cost was less than $15. It’s really really simple, but the kids and I spent 90 minutes tracing and cutting and listening to classical music while we “prepped” our leaves for the month- having it all done and tucked into the milk crate box creates no excuses for taking 5 minutes to write and tie on a thankful leaf each night. Enjoy some inspiration and Happy November! (more…)

Area Rug turned Room Makeover 

It all started as an innocent conversation about Theo officially being a crawler and how I thought we needed an area rug to cover up the library carpet. Who knows how old it was, it’s long nap and with a shedding dog and crawling baby I knew I needed to do something.

Well that conversation turned into a jump online to calculate sq.ft. and price,  (carpet was picked out already as we’ve already done another room), then a trip to Lowes to purcahse carpet and pad, and a run to Home Depot to rent a carpet stretcher.

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DIY Front Door: Before and After

Spring is trying to come! We had beautiful weather this weekend which meant a project was bound to happen and this weekend it was DIY Front Door 🙂

Next month will be the 2 year mark on buying our house and changing our front door has been on the list since day one. One of our biggest reservations was the fact the price tag, the one we had been keeping an eye on was around $1,000. I don’t know how many times we have been into Lowes or Menards and window shopped doors.

Calvin came across this one and decided at a $219 price tag we needed to finally go ahead and tackle that project and cross it off the list. Our old door was actually hard to open from the outside, was pretty drafty, and we personally didn’t love the gold look. Insert: DIY Front Door! (more…)