DIY frame makeover

Yesterday when I was double tapping my finger away on instagram one picture really caught my eye. I fell in love with the frame Rachel from @a_beautifulnest had a picture of so I used it as inspiration to create one myself. The wood picture frames I used were purchased a couple of years ago and I recently stumbled upon them again while I was decluttering my garage. This was a super easy project, I had everything on hand so it pretty much cost zero to make.  


My plans were to paint them a light blue and create a wood effect using antique wax. I ended up not liking the way it looked so I painted them over with a cream off white color. Which was way more better for my liking.  As I've stated before my penmanship SUCKS so this is the font I used and the free laurel clip art. Which I just shaded the back of the paper with a shading pencil and traced it over onto the frame. Painted the words, distressed the frames a bit and drilled some keyhole hangers. I love the way they turned out. 

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craft room-redecorating on a budget

So we have a small walk in closet downstairs (which I call my Harry Potter room) haha. And it was in desperate need of some TLC. It was my throw anything in there closet/sewing room area. I spent all day yesterday cleaning, decluttering and reorganizing and I can finally walk in there again. This little project cost me only $10 which was for a vintage desk I happened to buy yesterday. Everything else I used to decorate was scattered through out the closet. I painted a couple of things and that was it. It looks 100 times better than what it used to look like.

Use stacks of books, dried flowers, small empty glass bottles to decorate the table.
 Paint an old little suitcase and lay magazines inside.
Fill mason jars with anything fun.
Add a candle to make your area feel nice and cozy. 
Paint is your best friend! It always gives new life to something old or plain. 
Upcycle curbside items. I'm always on the look out for anything free. If you have space to store it, grab it and use it for any future projects. 


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wooden arrow sign makeover

So I've had this arrow for a few months. I snagged it on a trip to TJ Maxx for $8. Wasn't sure what I was going to do with it until now. Fall is around the corner and it's time to decorate! I decided to do neutral colors this time around which i'm really excited for. This project was super easy and only took a couple of hours to complete. I painted it white using chalk paint. Then went over the white with antique wax finish to give it an old look. My writing is horrible, so I printed out the words pumpkin patch, shaded the back of the paper and traced them onto the wood. Painted them black and distressed them a little with sand paper. 

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