Up-Cycled Nightstands for the Colona Family

Up-Cycled Nightstands for the Colona Family

Hi friends, and happy Friday! We recently had to opportunity to work on another awesome project with the Colona family! This time, Nicole found a set of doors for $10! (WHAT A STEAL) She brought them to us, along with their nightstands, and asked that we do a little up-cycling on them!

She had the FUN IDEA to attach the doors vertically onto the backs of each nightstand, and then once we refinished them, they would add sconce lighting to the tops of each!Continue reading

Easy Peasy Pet Outfit

Easy Peasy Pet Outfit

Okay, friends! This has to be the CUTEST, and most COST EFFECTIVE outfit that I have ever seen for your fur babies!

Simply go through your pile of lost socks make a few QUICK and EASY alterations, and VIOLA…. new puppy outfit! And it is absolutely adorable!

Our Paint Finds Of The Day!

Our Paint Finds Of The Day!

Here is our PAINT FIND OF THE DAY! We just purchased all of this paint for $10.00! Right now at Lowe’s, they are running a SPECIAL on their paint! WHOO HOO! This week only, their Sherwin WIlliams’ paint samples are BOGO (BUY ONE GET ONE FREE)! And as you can see in the top picture above, there is A LOT OF PAINT in their sample size! This is actually the largest sized paint samples that we have ever come across in ANY paint brand! (AND ALL THE PAINTERS SAID AMEN!) And they are only $4.98 each! SO, we have enough paint for several small projects, or 2 medium sized projects for under $5.00! You can’t beat that friends! And for all of you who would like to know the the names of the colors that we purchased, they are “Sugar Snap Pea” and “Red Tanager.” I think that they will be going on our boys’ school desks for this upcoming school year. Now we just need to find a pretty pink and lovely lavender for our girls, and we will be set! 

And as for the paint color in the large can pictured on the bottom, it was a MISTINT! We ABSOLUTELY LOVE mistints! We purchase and use them ALL OF THE TIME. At our local Lowe’s, they mark down mistints to $5.00 per gallon (Typically). We have found some of the most AMAZING COLORS on that rack. And since they are so cheap, you can take a little risk by purchasing colors that you would not typically purchase at regular price. And guess what….If you don’t like it, you are only out $5 bucks! But as for the color that we purchased today…. I believe God had it there ESPECIALLY FOR US, just awaiting our arrival! Why, you ask!?!? Because it is called Cream In My Coffee!” YEP, IT WAS A SIGN FROM ABOVE! 😉

 

DIY Laundry Detergent!

DIY Laundry Detergent!

Happy Friday, Friends! This week’s DIY project is all about that dreaded DIRTY WORD that all mothers HATE to hear…LAUNDRY!!! And boy, does our family know about dirty clothes!?!? As a family of 6, we have to wash 1-2 loads per day just to keep up. If not, our clothes pile will look like the size of MOUNT EVEREST!

pile of laundry

YIKES!!! Anybody have some climbing gear!?!?

 

With our family generating such a large amount of laundry everyday, you can only imagine how much we were spending in detergent. In reality, we were literally pouring money right down the drain every time we washed a load of clothes. So, we began researching alternative ways to save some money on our laundry detergent.Continue reading

“Tip Of The Week” Quick Paint Brush Storage!

“Tip Of The Week” Quick Paint Brush Storage!

 If you need to stop in the middle of a painting project, or have to finish up on your project the next day, this is a wonderful trick that can save you lots of time! Instead of rising out your paint brush after every use, you can simply slip your paintbrush into a ziplock bag and place it in your freezer overnight! This will keep the paint your brush brush moist for several days. Your refrigerator will work too if you’re coming back to work on the project the next day!Continue reading