DIY Dry Erase Board for $5

I have a chalkboard command center in my house that I love!  But, it is in the kitchen and I find myself always needing to jot down little notes or remind myself {or other family members} of something when I am at the front of the house.  I wanted a really inexpensive and non-permanant option so I delicded to make a DIY dry erase board with a $5 budget. $5 DIY Dry Erase Board #dollarstorecrafts #budgetcrafts #DIYDryEraseBoard [Read more...]

Stained Wood Photo Prop

Ever since I started this little blog, I have become increasingly interested in photography.  Now, I am not planning to go out and start a photography business or anything {I know I am not that good!} but I definitely find myself focusing on elements of my photography more these days.  This includes paying attention to what my item is sitting on.  I wanted to branch out from the bottom of my photo always being my dining room table so I decided to make a stained wood photo prop to use in pictures.
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Amazing Burlap Projects!

Burlap is one of my favorite crafting and decorating tools.  It can be super casual or it can even be used in more elegant situations to bring a little bit of a rustic feel to room.  In searching for ideas on how to use burlap, I collected 25 amazing burlap projects I want to share with you.
Burlap Project Collage

 

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{Guest Post} Tips to Clean Up Thrift Store Furniture

Do you love thrifting?  I do even though I don’t always have the time to go as much as I love.  Today, Rachel is sharing some great tips on how to clean up thrift store furniture without any power tools!
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Hello all! My name is Rachel and I blog about recipes, crafts, DIY and parenting a five-year-old and two-year-old twins over at Architecture of a Mom.

Architecture of a Mom

Today, I’m going to share with you how easy it is to fix up thrift store furniture finds!

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{Guest Post} Simple Nature Inspired Canvas Wall Art

You know when you find a blog that you just instantly love?  That was how I felt when I first read The Happy Housie!  Her motto is “Home wasn’t built in a day” and I think that is so important to remember!  Today, she is sharing a great project for canvas wall art that would be so easy to make your own!

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Hello readers of Just Us Four!! I am SO excited to be here today to share these fun and simple Nature Inspired Canvases with you. Thanks to Shannah for having me here! My name is Krista and I spend most of my bloggy time over at The Happy Housie. I called my blog this because I must admit to you that I am a bit of a “housie”… (think foodie but for houses). I love all things related to houses: decorating, DIY, organizing, crafting, gardening, and more. I love sharing projects and ideas, and especially love finding old pieces and fixing them up to make them vibrant and beautiful again. nature inspired canvas art tutorial from thehappyhousie

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{Guest Post} Kitchen Stool Re-Do

Do you like upcycling your thrift store finds?  Well, then today’s post is definitely for you as Jess shares an awesome kitchen stool re-do.
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Hi! I’m Jess and I blog at BrightGreenDoor where I write about everything from recipes, thrifting, crafting, sewing and redoing furniture to life in a boomtown in North Dakota. I am so excited that Shannah invited me to share with you today!

Today I am going to share how I transformed this kitchen stool

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Make Your Own Wallpaper Coasters

We have a ton of wood furniture in our house which means we need a lot of coasters.  I’ve been looking at different ways to make my coasters fun though so I don’t just have a bunch of boring circles lying around the house.  Last week, I shared my chalkboard coasters that I made from ceramic tiles.   They chalkboard coasters are perfect for parties but I wanted something to use on other occasions too.  I had gotten some wallpaper from Spoonflower and didn’t use it all so I decided to make wallpaper coasters.
wallpaper coasters

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Chalkboard Week: 15 Chalkboard Paint Ideas

Are you loving chalkboard paint even more with the two projects shared so far this week (found here and here)?  I love finding new ideas on how to use chalkboard paint!  So, I am sharing 15 chalkboard paint ideas with you this afternoon.

Turquoise Chalkboard Hanger from Petticoat Junktion

Chalkboard Painted Pots

Chalkboard Painted Pots from Sweet Pea

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Wood Shim Art

This post originally appeared on Alderberry Hill.  I wanted to be sure to share it with you as well.

Awhile back, I picked up some wood shims from Lowe’s with plans to make some makeshift pallet artwork out of them.  I also grabbed one of the Valspar sample pots from the spring color line.  Thankfully, I finally found the time to create my wood shim art and wanted to share it with you!

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DIY Photo Backdrop Stand

Photos are so important when it comes to blogging. I’m still majorly working on mine but definitely recognize the important of good photos in a post…hence the constantly working on it part!  There are a few things that make getting great photos a little easier. One big helper: a photo backdrop stand.  Using a backdrop stand allows you to easily make sure your background is clean and shows off your photo in the best light.  They make handy soccer goals in a pinch too ;)

Anyone else see the irony in my posting about the importance of good blog pictures and then giving you this as my finishing product? The rest of the post pictures are better…pinky promise.

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