Chalkboard Menu {Guest Post}

I am so excited about today’s post! You see, Sarah {from Little Red Brick House} and I have something major in common: a love for chalkboard paint. Combine that with a love of staying organized and menu planning and we might as well be sisters. She is sharing her awesome chalkboard menu here today.

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I’m so, so excited to be guest posting here today on Just Us Four! Thank you so much, Shannah, for having me! My name is Sarah and I blog over at Little Red Brick House about all things creative, with an emphasis on DIY and home decor.

I have a small obsession with chalk boards. I mean, there’s one on my Wall Organizer in the front entry, one as a Calendar/Memo Board in my dining room/schoolroom (we homeschool) and now one in my kitchen! I would probably paint everything in chalkboard paint if my husband would let me. ;)

I like to plan my meals for the week ahead and I got tired of searching for my meal planning notebook every time I needed to know what was for dinner. Not to mention, an old spiral notebook isn’t very inspiring! I decided to make a chalkboard menu for the wall so I could just glance over at it when needed. It was such a simple project but it’s been super functional for me and I’m loving it so much!

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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.

Make your own stained wood photo backdrops with this super easy turtorial.
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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.

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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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