DIY: Glitter Mason Jars

Need an inexpensive Valentine’s day centerpiece? Do you have extra mason jars lying around? Why not put them to use. Supplies: Vinyl shelf liner/stencil Glitter 4 jars Polyurethane  (I’ve seen floor wax used as a replacement, but I’m not too … Continue reading

Knife Block Makeover: DIY

I know, I know – I’ve been neglecting this blog for a while… anyway, I’ve been very busy and that means more projects to share with you all! Just to touch base again I’d like to share another DIY project: … Continue reading

DIY: Homemade Dishwasher Soap

This is a SUPER EASY recipe for a natural homemade dishwasher soap.

Ingredients:

1 cup washing soda

1 cup borax

2 packs of lemonade FlavorAid ((no sugar)

Directions:

Use 1 tbs per load and white vinegar as a rinse aid. (The vinegar, also helps with the gross mildew smell that washing units develop over time.)

 

This was the fastest mix I’ve ever made, seriously 2 minuets- max! This works so much better than the leading store bought soaps and it’s a hell of a lot cheaper! I was really skeptical at first but it smells great and most of all it works FANTASTIC too. If you wanted you could even add in a few drops of essential oil for a touch more of fragrance.

Overall I would say this cost about 7 dollars for the supplies and made roughly 35 loads (about 2qts).
If you do that math (I’m awful at math) this batch costs around .05 cents per load. Talk about savings! I  even had PLENTY of supplies left over.

 

From Drab to FAB!

We had an old rustic corner cabinet built from cedar planks.When we first got it, lets just say it wasn’t the prettiest thing in the world. It was unsanded, black and drab!

If you’re limited on space but have an unused corner, why not put some adorable storage there?

We took this little baby from this:

During the first coat of paint.

To this:

Finished product! ^_^

You will need:

Paint w/ Primer (of your choice)

Brushes

Drop cloth/ an old sheet

Decal (of your choice)

This was a simple project and didn’t take a million years to complete!  Just a few coats of paint (we used the paint with primer already in it, will save you so much time from sanding!). Including drying time I’d say it took us about 3 hours. If you decide to try this don’t forget to let the paint set at least a day or two before putting anything on it. Don’t want any chipping now do we?

The star was already built into the cabinet but they sell metal and wood adornments for only a few bucks at the local hardware or craft store. So, you can customize your cabinet to your style.

Happy decorating!

Quick Idea to Spruce up any Boring Room

Are you sick of the same old look in your family room or bedroom? The solution is simple, SPRAY PAINT!
Here’s the thing, our living room felt like it was drowning in tacky. Nothing had any sense of flow or class for that matter.  I finally got sick of the lack of cute going on in here so I ran down to the local Home Depot and purchased a can of Rust-oleum Painters Touch spray paint, in satin “Lagoon”.  Cost about 4 bucks!

Since we are renters we cant just go around painting the walls. I figured a great solution is painting the furniture – in this case a random lamp.

Here is what we were working with

This little project only took about 10 minuets tops!  Here is the finished product

Have fun making something old into something new and fun!