Wainscoting DIY

wainscoting DIY

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Now that we have completed most of the mechanical repairs after moving into our new home, it’s time to start work on some cosmetic changes. One of the first rooms getting a makeover is the dining room.

We started out by painting the walls, existing chair rail and crown molding. {Note- I painted the lower wall white before adding the wainscot molding.} After some research, I found this wainscoting DIY tutorial […]

How to Clean Grout with Baking Soda and Vinegar

How to clean tile floor with grout

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So, I’m not exactly in love with the tile floor in our entry way, but it is in good shape and replacing it just isn’t a priority. The dirty, dark grout, however, was not something I could live with. I suspected it might have originally been lighter and after test scrubbing an area, my suspicions were confirmed.

 

Supplies needed:

baking soda white vinegar scrub brush lots of elbow […]

Glitter Necklace Pendant Tutorial

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I love glitter and I love making necklace pendants. I knew I just had to try making these pendants when I stumbled across them on Pinterest. This project is super easy and the results are stunning. Clara likes the pink one and has already claimed it for herself. These would make lovely birthday or Christmas gifts!

 

Here’s how you can make these pendants, too.

Supplies needed:

Pendant Trays Glass […]

How to make a King Arthur Knight Costume

how to make a king arthur costume

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Happy Halloween!

The kids decided to dress up as King Arthur and Guinevere this year. {Check out this post for some of their past costume choices.} There was no way I was going to try to make a dress. That’s a little beyond my capabilities. But a knight costume, now that’s a different story. So, today, I’ll share how I made Nick’s King Arthur costume.

Knight Armor

Supplies needed:

paper […]

Why I Speed Clean Every Morning

why I speed clean

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Recently there’s been a blog post circulating about 10 reasons to keep your house clean. I decided to read the post and found myself agreeing with many of the reasons.

After mulling it over a little I decided that I had three top reasons for speed cleaning every morning. I’ll also share what speed cleaning looks like for me. Here we go!

1. It looks so much better.

I spend […]

Stained Glass Paper Window Art ~ Bunny and Eggs for Easter

Stained Glass Easter

Now that Valentine’s Day is over {you can read all about our party here} it’s time to start crafting and getting ready for Easter and spring.

To get you started, I’ve put together a fun tutorial for you. These window decorations would look lovely in your home, classroom or even a store window. Have fun crafting!

Stained Glass Eggs and Bunny for Easter

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Supplies

templates printed on white cardstock ~ […]

Vintage Shabby Chic Mirror DIY

Shabby Chic Mirror

I am so excited to share this simple DIY mirror project that I made for my Valentine’s Day mantle display with you.

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Here’s a list of supplies you’ll need:

frame with glass insert paint and brushes, optional Krylon Looking Glass Mirror-Like Paint spray bottle with water black construction paper

 

Step 1 ~ Prep the Frame

Move on to step 2 if you’re happy with your frame.

Here’s a framed […]

How to Make Paper Snowflakes and some Snow Facts

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We had our first snowfall of the year today. It’s not much, but I think a science lesson on snow is in order today.

I have put together a step by step tutorial on how to make paper snowflakes. You will also, find a list of links to all kinds of fun snow facts.

Paper Snowflakes

 

1. Start out with a perfectly square piece of white paper. I am using an 8½” x […]