If you are on pinterest, it's probably pretty obvious that I am addicted! But I'm telling ya--Pinterest has changed my life! Sometimes it's the little things --like straining hamburger grease in a bowl lined with foil that I just toss away--that has improved my daily life. But Matt will probably tell you that Pinterest just creates a longer To-Do list for him!
I've found tons of good ideas from recipes to planning Parker's 1st Birthday to ways to use my Mr. Clean Magic Eraser! But even though I pin like 10 new things every day, I really do try to cross some of them off of my To-Do list (or add them to Matt's!)
Here is some photos of finished projects we've recently done:
This one is probably my favorite! Since we live in a construction zone, pallets are pretty easy to find. Turning it into a shelf was easy and I love the end result! I finally have a great display place for some of my favorite pictures (Parker of course and Lake Ouachita in Arkansas).
I may have seen this idea on Pinterest, but I really can't remember. I know my friend, Sophie, used to have a picture of her first home hanging by her front door. So building on that cute idea, we hung pictures of our previous 4 houses by our front door to remind us of all our adventures!
I first saw painted burlap door decorations in Arkansas. Apparently, that trend hasn't caught on in Illinois, but I'm doing it anyway. I saw a flower just like this on etsy for $35 and $15 shipping. I dug through my craft closet and my final cost...$0. OK, so it's not perfect. Kinda looks like a starfish instead of a flower, but not that I know how easy they are to
copy make, I have a more ideas to try later.
When Natalie visited, she wanted to paint burlap too. After much debating, she decided she wanted an N. She picked out glow-in-the-dark paint and did it all by herself! Quite cute I think! We also tried the bleach pen t-shirts...um...not quite a success. Harder than they say.
When Caleb came to visit, I knew we had to find a craft that was boy-approved. Melting crayons did the trick! I have to admit, it was cool!
My final project was a little more time consuming! I see all kinds of posts about how easy it is to makeover old furniture. And then my friend, Kendall, used to brag about her easy transformations. Yeah, you guessed it--not so easy! But...I didn't think our first try turned out so bad. My sister-in-law had just moved into a new home, and the older couple had left lots of furniture. She gave me this bed frame, which I am pretty sure was built by the homeowner, Bill. I think that family would be glad to know that his work still lives on...just in a different color :) Painted it colonial red, then distressed it and added some black paint to antique it up a bit. Ervin Inn is now accepting guests.