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Here is another Baby Announcement sign I made.  This one is for the Wilson’s.  Their babies nursery reminds me of a tree house.  They painted a beautiful mural on the wall of a big tree with a couple owls perched on a branch.  I really wanted this sign to look like it belonged in that room.

So Pretty in Paint Baby Announcement Sign - Henry Lee

It is on a 9×12 board.  Fun and totally personal!  Love it!

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So Pretty in Paint: Welcome Friends & Family

Since posting it on Facebook last night, I’ve already had two requests to make similar ones but adding “The ___ Family Welcomes our Friends & Family.”  So excited to create something for someone else!  Stay tuned for those pictures!

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Over the weekend we made a quick trip to Craft Warehouse and scored these!  $5 for the both!!  With all of the redecorating we’ve been doing in our family room, I realized that we have no where to put an actual Christmas tree… so I decided I needed to make some.  I’m going to paint and glitterfy these for our fireplace mantel.

So Pretty in Paint: Glittery Christmas Trees

First I started by painting the cones a solid color.  I bought a Behr paint sample ($2.50) in the most Christmas green I could find and slapped on two coats.

After letting that dry over night, I used Mod Podge to add glitter.  The glitter was a score, only $2 bucks at Joanns, and I used LOT’S of glitter.  I wanted to see these Christmas trees across the street!


I followed the same process for the red tree, except that I had a can of red spray paint that I used instead.   They might not smell like a real Christmas tree and I certainly will not be able to put presents underneath, but they’ll do 🙂 I’m not quite done with them.  I need to make a trip to the Dollar Store and see what kind of tree stand I can come up with.  Here is the red one:

I promise to update the post once I have the tree stands and have them placed on the mantel.

Glittery Christmas Trees


Fall Inspiration Mantel

Adding a little fall color to our mantel.  This was easy and free.  Using 4 existing picture frames, two stamps, colored paper and the printer I whipped this up and I just love how it added a little color and warmth the fireplace mantel.


I love decorating my house to match the season.  This was just a quick (and cheap) update to bring in some warm fall colors.  I had this awful vase with bamboo sticks that I had been looking for an excuse to get rid of and I found it!

This was a quick and simple update that cost less than $6 bucks!  All of the floral was 70% off at Joann’s .  I already had the floral foam, the bucket, the burlap and lace.  So it was uber cheap but I love it!


This table revamp is my favorite refurb project so far! Very slowly my husband and I have been redoing our Family Room.  After redoing the TV table and the two shelving units one side of the room we were ready to tackle the other side.  We have had two black Ikea coffee tables that we kept switching out because they just did not feel quite right.  Between hardwood floors and two Siberian Huskies, our house gets very dusty! So I made the executive decision to veto my husbands opinion and change the coffee table from black to white and we came up with a game plan.

Of the two coffee tables, we liked the one with the two drawers but hated the glass top because it was just so dusty and dirty looking all of the time.  We decided to replace the glass top with a foam and fabric ottoman top and paint the base white.  So we set out on a new refurb journey!

Starting out on the Free section of Craigslist, I found a free piece of foam.  It was perfect!  The foam was from a baby crib and it still had the plastic on it when I picked it up.  The foam is about 4-5 inches thick so it gave some serious cushion and height to the coffee table.  My husband got a piece of thin wood so that we could staple the fabric to something and cut the foam to the size of the board (with a little help from the dogs 🙂

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Once the foam was cut, we bought some batting from Joanns and decided on a fabric we liked.  Then using a staple gun, we stapled the batting and then the fabric down tight.

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Fits like a glove 🙂  Moving on… we started painting.  Changing from black to white required 3-4 coats of paint and then another 3 coats of sealer.

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During the painting process, I accidentally knocked the table off the stands and broke the bottom layer so badly that we thought we were going to have to scrap the whole project.  Thanks to my quick thinking, I realized we could get really short table legs from Lowes, and that saved the project!

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A few coats of paint and sealer later… we had a beautiful new ottoman table!!

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There are so many chalkboard signs out there… and mine isn’t much different but I thought I’d share it anyways.

My husband turned 30 right before our wedding and all of our extra money went towards the wedding, so I had to get creative.  I threw him a surprise BBQ party and invited all his friends and made him a little sign to hang up outside.

This sign was incredibly easy to make and did not cost me a thing.

Supplies Needed:

  • Piece of wood
  • 4 wooden dowels
  • Hot glue gun
  • Spray paint
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Foam paint brush
  • piece of chalk
  • Two small screws
  • Two soda pop tops
  • Twine
  • Plant hook

Here’s what I did:

First:  Once I found the piece of wood I wanted to use, I used 4 wooden dowels (had on hand) and the hot glue gun to create a frame on the piece of wood.

Second: Once the glue was dry, I took it outside and covered in a couple coats of orange spray paint.  We are OSU Beavers in this house 🙂 And let this sit overnight to totally dry.

Third: I painted the chalkboard paint inside the frame and let that dry overnight.

Fourth: Screwed the screws into part of the soda pop top and ran a piece of twine through both tops and tied a big bow.

Fifth:  Found the spot outside I wanted to hang it, screwed in the plant hook and hung it up.

I finished it off with a Happy Birthday note and it was done.  Voilà !



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