Vandalism STINKS! Our Home Improvements Continue

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Well the updates continue, however this time they were not my choice. Remember when I updated our kitchen to sell it? Remember when we moved to a rental house as part of our financial plan? Well...we are back to the original house. While it was being shown we had vandalism! Someone broke in and did some serious water damage. People are so mean! So we had to come back. It was sad yet sweet. It … [Read more...]

How To Make Easy Marshmallow Pops

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These Easy Marshmallow Pops are super easy and fun! I did these for my daughter's Justin Bieber party. These can be made with any colors so they would be a hit on any occasion. The kids can do these because they are so easy! You need: Marshmallows Kabob sticks or cake pop sticks (found in baking section at Walmart) Cup of cold water Colored cupcake sprinkles (make a bowl for each … [Read more...]

DIY: Wood Signs Made Easy #ExpressYourself #GluenGlitter #cbias

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As you may know I am doing a kitchen makeover on a budget! So far I have done the counter tops , cabinets, backsplash and more is on the way! This week I wanted a simple and quick project that would add some character and color to the kitchen. Since I love rustic signs that is what I wanted to do. I have seen them for sale for $75 EACH and up and that is WAY above my budget. I wanted to see what … [Read more...]

DIY Kitchen Updates on a Budget: Faux Brick Kitchen Backsplash

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As you know I am updating my kitchen while maintaining a VERY tight budget. You can see the painted cabinets and the painted counter tops that i have done so far. Next it was time for the back splash. I loved the idea of painted tiles or bricks so I started experimenting. Painting Faux Bricks is fun and easy! Here is the simple tutorial. I started with the formica back splash that was attached … [Read more...]

DIY Kitchen Updates in a Budget: You CAN Paint Laminate Countertops

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YES YOU CAN! I read all over the internet and heard experts saying that painting these countertops would not work. I have these ugly formica laminate counter tops that go up the way as a back splash too! UGLY! They came with the house when it was built. I discovered a kit made by the same people that did the cabinet paint kit that I used. The Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations Kit cost over … [Read more...]

Homemade Chalk Paint (How to)

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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 … [Read more...]

DIY Kitchen Updates On A Budget: How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

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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 … [Read more...]

My Kitchen Redo… Time to DIY

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We have been house hunting and it is not going well. This housing market is bad right now. Bad for sellers and bad for buyers with less than perfect credit. So for now we will stay here. I am going to do lots of upgrade to our home. We will also continue saving and working on our credit so that we can get a country home that we dream of in time. But for now, it is diy time! I am starting with … [Read more...]

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