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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 Patriotic Wreath

DIY Patriotic Wreath

I wanted to make a front door wreath. After searching for ideas, I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a wreath form (I used a 40% off coupon to reduce the $3.99 price), red and white striped ribbon (two spools of four yards each), and one roll (18 feet) of denim blue ribbon. The ribbon [...]

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 [...]

Jewelry Armoire Makeover

Jewelry Armoire Makeover

One day, I decided I needed a little armoire to hold my jewelry because the belt rack I had my necklaces hanging on just wasn’t working anymore. My toddler enjoys pulling them down, and everyday I would find a new set of beads and broken necklace pieces scattered around my closet floor. You’ve gotta love [...]

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 [...]

Old Door Turned into Headboard DIY

Old Door Turned into Headboard DIY

My friend Andrea found this awesome door at an old abandoned building and decided to turn it into a headboard. What a cool idea! It started as a simple oak door that she painted two coats of Sherwin William’s Reclining Green on (she chose the paint color to match the quilt on their bed). It was [...]

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 [...]

Better Than Wallpaper – a Stencil Giveaway!

Better Than Wallpaper – a Stencil Giveaway!

The accent wall is finally done in our nursery – thanks to my parents help and a stencil pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils! I am in LOVE! After finding out that this little bundle of joy was a girl, I just knew I wanted to do something as fun as an accent wall in her [...]

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