DIY Chalkboard and Key Hooks

Hey there!  I am so EXCITED about this project today!  Chalkboards, key hooks and a mixture of galvanized hardware and stained wood are a few of my favorite things and this project has them all! This cutie was SO easy!  Don’t let the fancy cuts on the sides fool you!  This is a beginner project {…Read More…}

DIY MIrror

Hey there!  I’ve been on a mirror kick lately and I’m loving it!  This week, I spent about $20 and 2 hours on this cutie! I LOVE it:)  It’s the perfect weekend project and you get so much bang for your buck!  Here’s how you can make your own:) I started by purchasing this 14-inch {…Read More…}

Closet Organization – DIY Belt Hanger

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great weekend! I am here today sharing another quick, simple and easy Shanty Storage Solution!  I love to organize, especially when I can do it real cheap.   My latest victim… My belts!  I created this super simple belt organizer that hangs in my closet.  It makes {…Read More…}

DIY Shelving ~ Floating Ledge

Happy Monday!  I’m so excited to share my new Floating Ledge today!  It is a project that I have been wanting to tackle for some time but I wasn’t exactly sure how I would go about it!  I’m happy to say that it was SOOOO easy, and it only cost me $40!!! I built mine {…Read More…}

DIY Sign ~ Welcome

Hey there!  We are so excited about our new site makeover!  Our goal is to help you navigate through our projects more efficiently and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we do! I’m happy to kick-off our new look with this very easy and inexpensive “WELCOME SIGN” that I created in about {…Read More…}

DIY Hot Glue Gun Holder

Hey friends! I hope you are all having an awesome week!  I am here today to share  my DIY Hot Glue Gun Holder!  This baby is something every girl needs! My Meme gave me a glue gun holder years ago.  I loved the idea, but there were things about it that didn’t work so well {…Read More…}

DIY Ornaments – Chalkboard Ornaments & A Giveaway!

Happy Sunday!  Welcome to Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas!! Today I am sharing some fun chalkboard ornaments I made for my tree.  When decorating my tree each year, I love mixing rustic pieces with elegant glass ornaments.   I love the look of messy burlap ribbon sitting right behind a beautiful mercury {…Read More…}

DIY Christmas Gift – $5 Chalkboard

Happy Wednesday guys! I am so pleased with my latest project, and I can’t wait to share it with you today! As many of you know, I am constantly trying to think of great gift ideas on a very shanty budget.  These bad boys cost me under $5 to make, and I had 6 of {…Read More…}

How to Weather Wood

I’m back with my super easy tutorial on how to make wood look old, like I did with my Mason Jar Centerpieces last week! It was so quick and easy and I love the look! I started with one coat of Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut stain I then followed with 2 coats of Rust-Oleum Heirloom White spray {…Read More…}

Rolling Storage Cube Stools

Hey friends! Thanks so much for all of your love on my new play table I built for the kids’ playroom!! I am back today to show you how to build the cute little cubby stools!  Storage and function in 1 piece = Win Win!! These little babies are too easy! To make 1 cube {…Read More…}

My Shanty Sawhorse

Hey there!  I just built the easiest sawhorses EVER!  Not only am I happy to give my knees and back a break from working on the garage floor, I’m doing it in Shanty style! I built these cuties for $24 for the set and it took about an hour:)  If you have just started building, or {…Read More…}

DIY Wall Art ~ Chevron and Burlap

Hey there!  I’m still working on my guest bathroom this week!  The last few weekends I have painted the walls, framed the mirror and built a towel hook.  I put together this fun Chevron Wall Art this weekend and it was inexpensive, quick and easy…SCORE! Here’s how I made it for about $15! I purchased 1.5 yards {…Read More…}

Kids Art Supply Buckets on Hooks

Hi friends! I am so excited to share my son’s desk on Friday!  I have been busy getting it all finished up for pictures, but I thought I would sneak in one little teaser before then. My kids love art.  They love coloring on just about anything (including furniture).  I am always looking for fun {…Read More…}

Updating My Patio Set

Hey there!  I love a good summer BBQ, swim party or just hanging out on the patio with family and friends!  We bought a patio set about 2 years ago and between the hot, Texas sun and chlorine, our table and chairs were looking awful.  I couldn’t let them welcome in summer with faded, flat {…Read More…}

Shanty Memo Frame!

Hey friends! My girls have been begging for a memo board ever since I made their brother’s memo board a few months back.  I love how easy his is to use, and also that it doesn’t leave thumbtacks or magnets laying around for the babies to snack on 😉 I altered theirs just a bit, {…Read More…}

DIY Shanty Cupcake Tower

I am soooo excited about this project!  It took about an afternoon of work and $15! This was so easy to put together!  Here’s how you can build your own:) I purchased 2 1×4’s and cut them down: 4 @ 14.5″ 3 @ 11″ 3 @ 8″ I used my Kreg Jig to attach the {…Read More…}

DIY Wooden Family Sign

Hey there!  It was such a beautiful weekend for us here!  We were able to enjoy our little league opening day and a birthday party for my niece and although it was jam-packed, I managed to squeeze in a little DIY!  It took about 30 minutes and $20! The giant blank space above our PB {…Read More…}

Christmas Twist on My Fall Favorite

It’s now 10 days until Christmas and sad to say, I just noticed that my Fall arrangement was still out with my Fall Pumpkin…right next to my Christmas Tree. I couldn’t put it away and replace it with an empty space and I liked the fall version so much that I decided to add a little Christmas twist to it! {…Read More…}

Pottery Barn Inspired Silver Bells Swag

I fell in love with this super cute Silver Bells Swag in the Pottery Barn Christmas catalog recently… Besides the $69 price tag, it was almost immediately unavailable!  So, I decided to make my own:) Here’s how I made my own version for under $15! My supplies: Branches from outside: $Free Bushel of garland: Michael’s $2.50 (all Christmas {…Read More…}

Fall Pumpkin

Hey there!  I’ve been having so much fun decorating for fall!  I had to stop and share my latest addition! I made this cute little fall pumpkin this week and I just love it:) I started with this fake pumpkin that I purchased at Michael’s for $7. I taped off the stem and hot glued {…Read More…}

White Pumpkins and Pine Cones

Hey!  I’m back with more fall fun!  Whit and I made a trip to Hobby Lobby last week and I was on a mission for a fall arrangement of some sort. I picked up a few items on sale: a bag of pine cones/acorns for $3, a few fake pumpkins a glass vase that I {…Read More…}

Boo Blocks

Happy Wednesday!  I am so ready for fall and I’ve got the itch to start decorating for all things fall which means….Halloween!  I just finished my first Halloween project and it was super easy, cheap and quick! I made these Boo Blocks from scrap 2×4’s and chipboard letters that I purchased at Hobby Lobby for {…Read More…}

Cheap Bathroom Mirror Frame

Hey guys!  Just thought I’d show you what I’ve been working on! I’ve been working on my master bathroom this week.  So far, I have painted the walls a pretty green color to match a waverly fabric that I picked out for my master bedroom and framed my gigantic mirror!  Here is the before…. I {…Read More…}

Monogram Chipboard Canvas

Oh hey!  I’m so excited with the way my next project turned out.  It makes a great wedding or anniversary gift or even a gift just because! My sister and brother-in-law celebrated their 2 year anniversary yesterday. This was her on her wedding day… Happy day 🙂  ANYHOOOOO… My brother-in-law asked for a little help {…Read More…}

Table and Chairs for the Playroom

What’s up guys?! I’m still in the process (probably will be forever) of revamping the kids’ playroom upstairs.  My latest addition to is a play table and chairs.  I found the plans on Ana’s site and spent an afternoon getting them done. I used furring strips from Lowe’s for the entire project except the table {…Read More…}

Headband and Jewelry Holder

Hey Guys! I’m sure many of your are prepping for back to school.  This typically involves supplies, bags and stuff.  But, for my ladies it also means accessories 🙂 I have recently replenished the girls’ headband stash and have been in desperate need for some storage for them.  I wanted something cute that they could {…Read More…}

DIY Wall Sconce Video

What to do when you have a house full of kids on a summer afternoon?  Shoot a DIY video???  Yah, that’s how we roll!  We have talked ourselves out of this and put it off for way to long but we bit the bullet this week and we have our brother-in-law, Beffy, to thank for {…Read More…}

Lamp Revamp for my Ladies

Hey friends!  With the never ending ridiculous temperatures here in Texas, I have been focusing more of my time on indoor projects.  Today I tackled a lamp for my oldest girls’ room. I had this old lamp that used to be on my bedside table. I love the lines of it and knew a little {…Read More…}

Key Hook Decor

This is one of my FAVORITE projects!  It’s quick, easy and cheap!  Lots of bang for your buck;) I say cheap because I started with pieces from our scrap wood pile:) I used an old sheet of bead board, a 1×6 and 1×3’s. I trimmed out the bead board with the 1×3’s using Gorilla Glue wood glue {…Read More…}

Revamping My Picture Wall!

I am in the middle of “musical rooms” at my house with the new baby on the way which also involved moving the kids playroom.  I have spent the last few weeks building, revamping and painting this area.  My latest project was changing up the old frame wall.  I showed you guys how I fabric {…Read More…}