Category Archives: DIY

Love Gallery Wall – Master Bedroom Makeover


As I told you in previous posts, hubby and I are slowly making over our house. We’ve been doing bits and pieces in random rooms. So, don’t be surprised if you see posts from different rooms before finally seeing a completed room reveal. We’re kind of ADD about the decor in our house. We start a couple projects before actually completing one. Hey, it always works for us. Why change what works?


One of the things we wanted to change was the decor above our bed. We had a few pictures hung there, but Continue reading

How To Make Your Lettuce Last Longer

Happy post-Easter week, everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic Easter weekend! Hubby had to work this weekend, so the kiddos and I took a spontaneous trip to visit my parents. Between Easter egg hunts, getting together with family and friends, and lots and lots of candy, we had a great time! I will admit that I’m glad to be getting back into the swing of our normal routine though. Let me just say that travelling alone with three little ones was probably not the best idea I’ve ever had. lol!

I debated about what my after Easter post would be, but when I started cleaning out and re-stocking the fridge, I decided I would do a post on lettuce. I know, you’re probably thinking, Seriously? Lettuce? Well, several months ago, I remember asking on my facebook if anybody had good ideas for making lettuce keep longer. I kept running into the problem of having to toss nearly half a head of lettuce, because we weren’t eating it fast enough. That can be such a waste! Several people suggested different ideas. But, the general consensus was that nobody really had an idea that made lettuce last super long, and many of them said to let them know if I found a solution.

Well, I am here to say that I have indeed found a solution to the lettuce-going-bad-too-early problem!


Want to make your lettuce last longer? Here are some simple steps that will hopefully help with keeping that lettuce lasting for weeks! Continue reading

DIY Burlap Pennant Flag Banner


A few weeks ago, my amazing husband made this awesome pallet American flag. (I helped paint it. Hence, why all 50 stars are not present. I didn’t do that on purpose. I simply ran out of room. Oops!) Well, the pallet flag looked a little bare on our wall. So, I decided to make a burlap pennant banner to make things look more cozy. It’s super easy, and I’m going to show you how you can make your own pennant banner!

Things you will need: Continue reading

DIY Pallet Media Shelf – Living Room Makeover


Our house has been slowly transforming into this amazing, rustic-looking, cozy cove. I’m loving the transformation! Speaking of transformation, I will be revealing our bathroom makeover very soon! Until then, you can feast your eyes on this lovely tiered tray I made for our bathroom sink.

While I’ve been working on the bathroom makeover, my husband has been delving into wood projects for our living room. I am beyond excited with the look that is taking over our living room. The look of it just screams our style! Hubby’s recent love has been Continue reading

DIY Tiered Bathroom Tray – Master Bathroom


As you all know from a few posts ago, we’re slowly making over each room in our house (with a limited budget), and the master bathroom was the first one we decided to do. We’re finding that our biggest issue with the bathroom is just plain ‘ole organization. Our bathroom sink merely looked like an explosion of stuff. I found {this} awesome tiered tray idea on and fell in love! The best thing about this tiered tray is that you can find everything at the dollar store! (Well, save for the primer and paint, that is.)

I needed the tiered tray to fit in our bathroom, and I needed a place for our toothbrushes to stand. So, I adapted the tray to meet those needs by making it only a two tiered tray and adding a cup.


All you need to make this tray is: 2 nickel-plated plates, a candlestick holder, a cup, super glue, spray paint primer, paint, and a sponge brush. Like I said, you can find everything but the paint and primer at the dollar store! I got a sample paint jar of “turquoise mist” by Olympic. It was the perfect color to match the color scheme in our bathroom.

Before doing anything, I primed the plates. Some people say that you can just straight paint the plates, but I was having issues with it not staying on the plate very well. So, I primed them first with my spray paint primer. That did the trick, and I was able to paint my plates. I did about three coats of paint before I finally got the desired look.

After that, I used my super glue to glue the candlestick to the middle of the bottom plate. When I went to glue the top plate on, I ran into a predicament. I didn’t know how I was going to make sure my plates were evenly on top of each other. So, I grabbed two straight edges to put on two sides of the plate.


 This idea worked and helped ensure the plates were even!


Then I glued the cup to the center of the top plate. I decided to glue the cup to the center, because if I put the cup anywhere else the plate started to bend a bit. I wanted everything to be secure. So, by gluing the cup in the middle of the top plate, I was able to ensure everything would stay together well.


This project was so easy and fun! We now have the left side of our sink all organized, and it looks great!


We had set a $50 budget for a master bathroom makeover. For everything (paint and primer included), this project cost about $11.75. That might sound like a lot, but keep in mind that we will be using the primer, paint, and sponge brushes on other projects in the bathroom. So, it won’t affect our bathroom budget too much. {If you have paint and primer at home, this project should only cost a little over $5! Now, if you have super glue too, you just knocked the price down even more.}


This project was well worth every bit of money. We now have a beautiful organizer piece in our bathroom!


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