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I have been so impressed with the chalk paint projects I have seen on pinterest and on many blogs. Centsational Girl did a fabulous post about her Annie Sloan chalk paint transformation. With my bedroom furniture redo on my mind I thought that chalk paint look would be perfect. However I can not pay $39 for 1 quart plus the supplies and extras! So what do you think I did? I made my own chalk paint of course! I did some research and could not find the ingredients anywhere of the special Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I started thinking about...

As I mentioned I am updating my kitchen on a budget. I started with the hideous manufactured brown cabinets. I really wanted to go with a white and country look. You can see my inspirations on Pinterest and here. Since I did not know anything about painting cabinets I decided to use a cabinet kit. I used Rust Oleum Cabinet Transformations Cabinet Coating Kit I used the small kit in Quilter’s White. The Small kit was perfect for my kitchen. It covers 100 sq. ft. and the large kit covers 200 sq. ft. Both kits are available in dark...

I have started working on my budget redo in my kitchen. Renovating and repairing my kitchen takes some inspiration! Here are some fabulous kitchens I have found on Pinterest and some of my favorite blogs. I dream of my final kitchen looking like these.Source: thisoldhouse.com via Heather on Pinterest  Beadboard Backsplash & Dark Counter topsSource: younghouselove.com via Heather on Pinterest  Yellow, Grey and White Colors from Young House Love ...

I just discovered a new daily deal site that is awesome!It is so much more than just a deal site! There are projects, online shops and workshops. I found a project I want to try: Recycled tshirt wreath . I was able to get a free pattern and can not wait to try it! Craftsy is the fastest growing online community for Crafters, having just launched in May 2011. This rapid growth results from two primary offerings which Craftsy users love: 1) Terrific free online craft classes from amazing instructors for beginning, intermediate and advanced...

I am still working on updating my kitchen. One of the things I did that I am the most excited about is the the menu and message board on the pantry door. It took very little time and money to create it. All you need is chalkboard paint and paint foam roller.. I got both of these at my local Walmart for about $19. To get started I  scrubbed the pantry door until it was completely clean. I allowed it to dry completely and then got started. I painted on the first coat and waited for it to dry. After it had dried (about an hour) I did the...

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