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DIY Outdoor Chalkboard

DIY Outdoor Chalkboard

Have we all seen the DIY chalkboards on Pinterest? Yes. Do we pin them and write in the comment box “Totally doing this for _____, so cool!” I know I did! So I decided on a long weekend to actually start AND complete a pinterest project. No excuses! I knew that some of the projects [...]

DIY Fabric Prints

DIY Fabric Prints

I had a set of four 11×14, blank canvases sitting in my closet from a DIY project I gave up on last year. I wanted to create some artwork for my soon-to-be-born son’s nursery. I remembered these canvases and went about coming up with some ideas on what to put on them. Given my background [...]

DIY Shadowbox: T’s Fire Truck

DIY Shadowbox: T’s Fire Truck

As I shared in a previous post, I used to be a professional picture framer. I shared a pink and lime green butterfly DIY shadowbox earlier. Now I want to share one I made with a fire truck theme for a little boy. Over the next few months, I will try and post a handful [...]

DIY Shadowbox: Michele’s Pink Butterflies

DIY Shadowbox: Michele’s Pink Butterflies

Years ago, I worked as a professional picture framer and I built and assembled shadowboxes quite a bit. I saw a huge variety of items come into my shop for framing… sentimental clothing, sports jerseys, military medals, newborn baby items, license plates, spoons, you name it. Once I even framed a soprano saxophone! Since becoming [...]

My Upcycled Nursery Dresser

My Upcycled Nursery Dresser

Originally, I was just going to paint an old dresser we had in the basement for Baby Number Two’s nursery, but when I saw this beauty on Craigslist, I couldn’t resist. I had just found out this baby was a girl and I thought this dresser would be perfect painted pink. I love anything with [...]

DIY Wooden Ruler Growth Chart & Giveaway!

DIY Wooden Ruler Growth Chart & Giveaway!

Last fall, MSW mama Sam A. shared a great article for making a DIY wooden growth chart. After reading her article, Rosanna from Little Acorns By Ro contacted us wanting to participate in a giveaway for the decals she sells in her Etsy shop. She makes vinyl decals specificlly for wooden growth charts. This was [...]

DIY Painting a Wood Dresser

DIY Painting a Wood Dresser

When converting our son’s nursery into a big boy room, we were kind of strapped for cash as we were also furnishing an entire new nursery with the arrival of our second child on the horizon, so I didn’t want to spend a ton of money. I also didn’t want to go out and buy [...]

DIY Scrapbook Paper Mobile

DIY Scrapbook Paper Mobile

I consider myself a fairly creative person and I love to be crafty when I can find the time. When I found out I was pregnant with my first son, I went a little DIY-crazy. DIY Scrapbook Paper Mobile I made wooden letters covered with scrapbook paper to display his name, closet organizers, no-sew curtains [...]

DIY Baby Toy: Soft Blocks

DIY Baby Toy: Soft Blocks

I want to start out by saying to those mamas who think you can’t sew… you CAN! I used to be so intimidated by the sewing machine. Then two years ago I got pregnant with my second daughter, Lilah. After searching and searching for the perfect bedding, my mother-in-law and I decided that we’d make [...]

DIY Crib Rail Guards

DIY Crib Rail Guards

I love our crib. It has a ton of sentimental value to me. I slept in that crib and so did my two daughters (with some safety updates of course). So, when we found out that baby number three was another girl, I knew I wanted to use the crib again for her. Now, let [...]

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