How to Enlarge Letters & a DIY Halloween Sign

Hi friends! Are your knees still shaking from my Spooky Outdoor  Halloween Tour? I'm glad you all are such good sports! Today I'm going to share with you how I made my Halloween sign that you saw by my front door, with a little help from Paint.NET . You could use this tutorial to make any kind of sign your little DIY heart desires! I purchased a piece of 1'x8' pine unfinished at Home Depot  for around $15. I trimmed about a foot off of the bottom so it would fit beneath my porch light and … [Read more...]

Spooky Outdoor Halloween Tour

Do you love Halloween as much as I do? I love Halloween. I mean, I love Halloween! We are that house in our neighborhood. When people we meet in our neighborhood ask where we live, we just say, "The Halloween House" and they know exactly who we are. Halloween is the one time of year that you get to act like a kid again. You can wear what ever you want; you can stuff your face with candy; and you can thow all kinds of crap out on your lawn and put a spotlight on it and get away with … [Read more...]

Get Your DIY on: Thrifty Halloween Projects {& features!}

  I can't believe we are in week six of our challenge!  That means Halloween is just a couple of weeks away and before you know it, it will be Christmas!  Have you started your holiday shopping?  I haven't even thought about it. Thank you so much for linking up your chalk board projects last week!  I am really glad chalk board paint has made it's way to the creative world.  It's so fun and really adds a whimsical feel to just about anything! Here are some of my favorites from last … [Read more...]

How to Build a Headboard Bench

Hello lovelies! Today I'm going to share with you what I did to my pineapple bed I found at Lucketts this Spring. You may remember it looking like this: Both the headboard and my garden look much different these days! Here's what that headboard is looking like these days... I knew when I bought it that I wanted to make it into a bench!  If you look closely at the before photo, it was in pretty rough shape with several gouges and scratches, so I also knew it needed to be … [Read more...]

Quilled Paper Skull & Halloween Mantel

Hello spooktabulous friends mwah ha ha ha!  I hope you don't mind if I share a little Halloween project with you today. I was looking to make something new for my mantel to add to my decorations this year and this is just the perfect piece! This was a CHEAP project to make, as in it cost me all of $1.63! Unfortunately, I can't promise that it was quick and easy.  Although, it was one of those projects that isn't labor intensive and you can sit in one place (unlike most of the projects I take … [Read more...]

Get Your DIY on: Chalkboard Projects {& Features!}

  Ok seriously.... what is better than Ryan Gosling talking about chalkboard paint? Are y'all having fun?  We sure hope so! It has been amazing seeing all of your projects each week.  Thank you all for following along with us. We hope you are finding some inspiration! Let's take a look at the features from last week's spray painting theme!  These were so much fun. It's amazing what a can or two of spray paint can do!  First up, The Chicken Chick shows us how to make plain glass … [Read more...]

Give an Outdated Shelf New Life

Hey Ya'll, what happened to fall??  It was hot here today...I might have even broken a sweat just by being outside! Today I'm sharing how I gave new life to a little old shelf I found during this yard sale trip. You can barely see it in the bottom corner. I've already tackled a couple of pieces, like the drop leaf table  in the center. Like I said, it's just a little old shelf, but there were a couple of things that made me buy it. I figured I would do something with it … [Read more...]

Grain Sack Painted Chair

Well hello there!  I'm so glad you dropped by... because I love when you visit!  Come on in, I have a great chair makeover to share with you today. Do you remember these fabulous finds I dragged home from Lucketts? Remember how I was calculating how much less room I would have in my car if I brought my oldest son along?  Even with him taking up prime real estate in the back seat, I still managed to cram all of these goodies in! Isn't that bed in the back gorgeous?! I know it's a … [Read more...]

Get Your DIY on: Spray Paint Projects {& Features!}

    Aren't these themes so much fun?  Seriously!  We are all having a great time seeing all of you link up your awesome projects each week.  Thank you all for following along with the themes! Today marks the first month of our challenge completed.  That means we move on to October which is gonna be even better.    These next four weeks are going to give you some great inspiration for Halloween! Before we get to the party let's take a look at some of my favorites. … [Read more...]

Chevron Shade and a Halloween Vignette

  It's that time again. Time to reveal my Get Your DIY on Fall Party Challenge Project. Our theme for this Sunday's party is spray paint projects. When I was deciding what to do for this project, the first thing that came to mind was this lampshade. I found it at a yard sale this summer for $2, but it was pretty plain. I thought I really scored finding this really nice lampshade...turns out,  it's from Wal-Mart! But it's still a nice lamp shade. Plus if I ruin it while … [Read more...]