Entryway Design Idea

We are fast approaching our 5th month in our new home, and I keep wishing and hoping if I just budget a little bite more, cut back on my BAD Tim Horton’s coffee addiction daily and not go into a single store for those spur of the moment shopping runs of oh I ran out of toilet paper or milk then maybe I can put $$$ aside for my decorating projects I’ve been day dreaming&dootling in my design notebook which has grown to 5 or 6 books now, lol…

Then, it came to me.. After running into centsational girl and viewing all of her amazing diy projects she’s done (& makes it totally look so easy plus her simple tutorials) my hubz (which i am forever grateful for, he can make/fix anything) and I could so totally do this on our own.

MY DIY DREAMLAND

I’ve been doing a lot of research on diy home improvements and I am very confident we can pull this off. Considering the fact as a little girl 4-5 years old while growing up I watched my dad build a 2 1/2 car garage with an attic & insulated it himself, also within that year he built a shed, within the following years remodeling the basement and re-doing the roof & siding.

I can’t hardly wait to try it out on my own. I swear I should’ve been an interior decorator. I love to look at the millions of possibilities a room can be done. I could sit for hours and look at different home decor & do it yourself magazines. You should see my collection…

Here is one of my personal favorite design of entryways/mudrooms I had found from centsational girl’s blog

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This gorgeous entryway with white board & batten is a classic design

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Just the basic board & batten has the feel of a Built-In look-a-like is very convincing..

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Here these bronze hooks give this design a classic look to use for the whole fam

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In this close-up the cove-molding builds one of this entryways characteristics of a built-in feel.

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Simple floral decor is timeless approach

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At this angle, the seamless ledge gives you added shelving for proud pictures to be displayed

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Final pieces displays beautiful family photo’s (as art work)of the children that will enjoy this space for a lifetime to come.

Displaying photo’s of the family is the best part. I love the lil piggies…

Add a couple of jackets, toys and other outdoor essentials completes centsational girl’s basic board & batten project..

I can’t wait to re-do my entryway now, so much inspiration centational girl has given me, she did an amazing job, don’t you agree?

http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2011/01/basic-board-and-batten/

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Addiction with Chevron

I adore Chevron, I’m still trying to figure out what it is that attracts me to it. Unfortunately I can’t figure that part out yet, maybe its the colorful pattern, or just about anything can go with it, chevron  doesn’t discriminate against any color. The possibilities are endless when using this amazing pattern.

We just moved into a new house at the end of February and so I’ve been searching inexpensive ways to update our home from bhg do it yourself magazine and threw emails that I get from other blogs in such.

This awesome post by Diane @ inmyowndesign.com posted this really cool exciting way to transform old thrift shop furniture into a beautiful chalkboard cabinet, also she gives 12 ideas on how to makeover a cabinet.. She also gives a couple free printable templates on how to active this look.

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Here is another post she goes into detail of how to do the stencil and is very helpful, I have found my new found blog crush…

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And, the top chalkboard wreath she gives free downloadable templates on how to do this as well…

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To check out her blog go to http://inmyownstyle.com/2013/04/cabinet-makeover-free-printable-designs.html

I can not wait to try this out, I am especially excited to look for the bead board textured paintable wallpaper, I just want to say I love the way Diane designed this and I thank her for sharing this if it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t know none of these things.

The other post I found is from bhg Do It Yourself magazine from Fall/Winter 2012 (i believe)

They show small diy vases to painting a whole wall of Chevron pattern…

Chevron Vase by bhg DIY

This is so inexpensive, you can go to the thrift shop and get vases for a $1.00 or less then use blue tape and do your chevron pattern.. Great thing about this is you don’t have to have this perfect, it is not a straight line..  This will give me practice to achieve what I would like..

Here is another post by Diane @ inmyownstyle

I absolutely love love love the way this looks, and again Diane has explainned from the very beginning to the end… She did such an amazing job with this once again it looks professionally made. There is tons of things she has on her blog tons of furniture make overs to small things like dollar store flowers. I will not be able to get anything done if I dont stop soon.

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I hope I will be able to acchive these looks the way Diane did. I will post the 1st project very soon, I am working on it this weekend, however the kids go back to school Monday and School Planning Sunday is tommarrow  and the rest of homework for them and me so I doubt Ill be able to get very much done we will see….

❤ ❤ ❤

FOR THE LOVE of  CHEVRON

Nat

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Decorate with Washi Tape

I just delivered a cool blog by p&g called homemadesimple.com I’m always into easy ways to quickly update anything…

Washi tape is a quick way to add a personal touch to practically anything, plus it’s cheap, and simple. You don’t need a ton of time, money, or not a bunch of materials either.

I can’t wait to try this
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I found a great post on
http://www.homemadesimple.com/en-US/homedecor/Pages/decorate-with-washi-tape.aspx

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HGTV’s Household Mysteries

Ever get those stubborn milky white stain on your wooden table?

Well I have, and I’ve spent forever trying to find out how to get these stains out.

Like this one…

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I accidentally say down a hot glass dish on there and once I went to clean up this is what the dish left for me to stress over every single day I walk past it, reminding me what I did. I was seriously thinking about getting a new table over this stain..

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HGTV’s September 2012 came out with an article about household mysteries, in the article it says to use this to bring out milky stains from natural wood floors.

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At first I skipped over the article thinking there was nothing saying you could use this on table tops, only the floor.

Then, as I thought about it over and over and after looking at these hideous stains, I thought this is enough I will not be haunted by these stains not another day.

I was stunned at the results, it worked… I’m dancing around in excitement all around my kitchen Sunday afternoon with my husband lookin at me like I’m a nut. Wondering why in the world is she ironing the kitchen table???

Take a look…

Before
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And now there gone….
After…
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I’m so happy there gone, no more stains slapping me in the face anymore as soon as I enter the kitchen and all it took was an old tee shirt and my iron…

Here’s the trick

All you need is

A thin cloth
(an old white tee worked for me)
Your Iron
(on the lowest setting possible)

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Instructions:

1. Wipe down your surface with a damp cloth no cleaners only water

2. On low or warm setting
(I used linen setting)

3. Spred the cloth over the stain, then iron, I recommend not keeping the iron in on spot, just use a slow circular motion.

4. Gently remove the cloth and the stain is gone, no more milky white yucky stain.

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Frozen Assets: Cook for a Day, Eat for a Month

Frozen Assets: Cook for a Day, Eat for a Month.

 

My mouth dropped when I saw this mom Deborah Taylor-Hough, saved over $24,000 on her family’s total grocery bill during a five year period, WOW that is incredible and truly inspiring.  I’ve got to have this cook book!

I checked out this posting and it gives you the outline of the book. I wish I could save like Deborah. She is amazing….