Bedroom Makeover Ideas: Playroom Turned Guest Bedroom Retreat

Spending time with family is so precious now that we are spread out all over the state and country. We love to have everyone come visit at the holidays and this year was no exception. 

The problem though?  We didn’t have a proper bedroom for my brother and his new wife.

And my brother and his new wife are now expecting their first baby. We couldn’t be happier for them, but that is a dilemma.  

How could we have them sleep on an inflatable mattress for 4 nights?  

No question about it…we just couldn’t. 

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Rustic Valentine’s Mantel & Garland

valentine mantel

Did you know that there is a website where you can order an envelope full of glitter and a note. Then they send it to someone that you truly despise? 

Let me introduce myself. I’m Trina Miner from A Few Miner Adjustments. By day, I am a reading teacher and by night, a blogger. I love cozy blankets, Friends reruns and anything DIY. I want to give a big shout out and thank you to Shannah for inviting me to be a monthly contributor. It is a thrill to be here with all of you! [Read more…]

Don’t Talk, Act. Throw Pillow

Quote Pillow

Hi everyone! I’m Ginger from Gingerly Made and I am so excited to be joining the Just Us Four team as a contributor. I’ll be bringing you some simple and easy to do home decor projects that I hope you love as much as I do.

I have been really inspired by the New Year. I haven’t actually made any concrete resolutions, but have a “big picture” in my mind. I want to be healthier, I want to be more present when I’m with my family, more organized, etc. All those things that we resolve to do EVERY year. To stay on track I thought I could use a reminder. Something that I saw daily and helped me to maintain my resolve. [Read more…]

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.


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!

Chalkboard Menu | Little Red Brick HousePic

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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!
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!


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.
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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