DIY: Dresser Transformation

Hey Guys! Today's post is a DIY dresser transformation. So this dresser was an unexpected find, I was driving through a residential neighborhood and saw this dresser sitting on the curb with a for sale sign. I scored this dresser for $30 which was a great deal considering it is solid wood. Originally it was a light colored unstained wood but it had some sticker residue and crayon marks on it. So I stained it this dark color you see in the picture and added new knobs. This was years ago so this dresser has been through a lot, one cross country move and one local move. So it was time for a fresh new look, first I started by cleaning the dresser off with just a damp rag and then dried it off with a dry rag. I removed the knobs and drawers and used my sander with an 80 grit sandpaper to remove the old stain. After sanding, I wiped the excessive saw dust off with a dry rag and went back through it with my sander again this time using 100 grit sandpaper just to smooth is … [Read more...]

Furniture Makeover | Nightstand

Hey Guys! Today's post is a DIY furniture makeover on a pair of nightstands. (This post only shows one nightstand because why show you same thing twice?) First I started out with a pair of nightstands that I bought off of Craigslist for $5 each. Here is what they looked like when I bought them. The first step is to wipe down the furniture, you want your piece to be free from any dust or debris. I took a damp rag and wiped it down and then a dry rag to dry it off. After about 1o minutes I began sanding my piece. I have an electric sander and I used 220 grit sandpaper. The reason for the sanding process is because this nightstand was already stained and had a protective coat on it. I wanted to sand it down a bit to remove that protective coat so that my paint would stick. My nightstands were very low to the ground and I wanted to bring them up a bit so I went on Amazon and found a set of furniture feet. I ended spray painting them with this matte gray color. I … [Read more...]

DIY | Starburst Mirror

Hey Guys! I am back with another DIY project. This time I created a DIY Starburst Mirror, this is an easy and inexpensive diy project. It looks gorgeous and expensive and it only cost me under $15 to make! Materials Used: Charger Plate - Dollar Tree Cost: $1 Round Mirror - Michael's Cost: $2.99 Dowels 2 packs- Wal Mart Cost: $0.97 each Glue Gun (had already on hand) Glue Sticks (had already on hand) but you can get a pack from the Dollar Tree for $1 Darice Bling on a Roll - Wal Mart $2.97 (I already had this on hand) Mini Mirrors - Michael's Cost $1.99 for a pack of 25 Valspar Primer Spay Paint - The Home Depot Cost $3.98 (I already had this on hand) Circular Wood - Michael's Cost: $1.97 Saw Hooks - The Home Depot Cost $3.98 for a pack of 2 Total I paid (minus items I had on hand) $13.87   First take your charger plate and something with a small circular shape that you can trace on the back of the charger plate.   You … [Read more...]

DIY | Bed Canopy

Hey Guys! I am back with another DIY project. This project is a DIY bed canopy for Jordyn's bed, part of her room makeover. I searched the internet for bed canopies and found some on amazon for $15-$30. There was no way I was going to pay that much for a piece of thin sheer material. I knew I could make it for much cheaper. So I set out to the stores to gather up all my materials. To get started you will need the following: 1 pair of sheer curtains ($3.49 Ikea) Quilting Hoop ($2.49 Wal Mart) White grosgrain ribbon ($0.99 Wal Mart) Scissors (had on hand) Lighter (had on hand) Ceiling hook ($1.49 Wal Mart) Total Cost: $6.97 First I started out by slipping both sheer curtain panels onto my quilting hoop. I bought my curtains from Ikea and they were on sale for $3.49. Next I took a long piece of my white ribbon and tied knots on each end of the hoop to secure the ribbon in place. Then I cut small holes in each sheer curtain panel and then took … [Read more...]

DIY Throw Pillows | Decor

Hey Guys! The next project in my daughter's room makeover includes some DIY Throw Pillows for her bed. If you missed my first project click here to see my DIY bulletin board. I searched online for some DIY ideas that were simple, sleek and pretty. I couldn't find any that piqued my interest so I decided to come up with my own design. I started out with purchasing 4 matching throw pillows for $20 on Craigslist score! Next while at my local Ikea I picked two GURLI cushion covers in the color gray. Then I headed to my local Wal Mart to find something to jazz up my pillows with. In the craft section, I found this Darice Bling on a Roll in the color silver. You get 2 yards for $2.97. I decided to cut each strip Next once I figured out what designed I wanted to do on the pillow covers. I pinned the trim down in place and began hand stitching. This process was tedious and time consuming, not gonna lie. I did most of while lounging around the house watching … [Read more...]

DIY: 36 Jewelry Organization Ideas

Hello :) Over the years I have built up quite the collection of jewelry and soon I was running out of space to store it all. I didn't want to spend a ton of money on a jewelry stand for two reasons. First I am cheap :) (who can relate?) so I just can't justify spending my hard earned moolah on something so simple, and secondly I am a DIY'er at heart and I knew that I could create something fab and stick to my budget. Even if you aren't a DIY'er I have found some simple ideas that anyone could do. So if you are looking for an inexpensive yet creative way to display or store your jewelry, Well look no further, I have a solution for you, actually 36 of them! DIY: 36 Jewelry Organization Ideas. Check out these amazingly creative and yet simple jewelry organization ideas below! Let me know if you used one of the ideas! Post a picture or tag me in a picture on social media. I'd love to see what you came up with! Happy DIY'ing!   … [Read more...]

DIY: Bulletin Board

Hey Guys, I am in the process of redecorating Jordyn's room to make it a little more mature. If you remember or would like a refresher on how her old décor looked check it out here! Up first is this easy little DIY Bulletin Board, this was one of my old previous DIY projects. I thought I had a post on this but sadly it looks like I never made one :( Here is a picture of the board (before) I made this a few years ago to hold all of Jordyn's hair bows and hair clips. It is a piece of mdf covered with batting and an old white sheet that I cut and used to make my foundation. Next I cut strips of ribbon (different colors and sizes and hot glued them onto the board. Then I just slid her hair bows onto the ribbon strips. I wanted to reuse this board and breathe new life into it. So I started by cutting off all the strips of ribbon and started with my original base (old white sheet). Next I looked into my craft stash and found these two spools of ribbon. If you don't … [Read more...]

Shea Butter Crème Recipe

So I used up all of the Shea Butter Mix I made and decided to make a new batch but I wanted to try something different. Here are the ingredients I used this time around: Raw Shea Butter - 4 tablespoons Pure Coconut Oil - 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive oil - 4 tablespoons Sweet Orange Essential Oil - 25 drops This is the finished product Nice and creamy :) Things I did differently: I used different and more oils this time around No Aloe Vera Gel so it won't be whipped but more creamy I didn't let it set and cool in the fridge Enjoy! … [Read more...]