7 Gorgeous DIY Daybeds

  7 Gerogous Daybeds : Gotta love a daybed. It's the perfect place to lounge with a favorite book or mindless magazine...or sneak in a bit of shuteye. Don't have one of your own yet? We've got seven amazing tutorials that show you how to make the perfect daybed! Could this be any cuter? This DIY pallet board daybed tutorial was created by Under the Sycamore for a nursery. LOVE.  Scandinavian Style DIY Daybed by Time of the Aquarius. Simple and sleek. Form = function. Gorgeous. Built-in corner daybed; perfect for a porch or patio. Tutorial by Apprentice Extrovert. [sc:adsense ] Adorable hanging daybed swing tutorial by Jordan Valley Home & Garden Club. Have an extra door or two lying around? Repurpose them into a daybed! Those high sides are perfect for leaning … [Read more...]

5 DIY Chore Charts for Kids

Every year I feel the need to re-assess the current chore assignments, or the chore charts, in our home. With five kids, if done correctly, our family could have a tidy home on a daily basis.  Of course, I keep all of our chores age appropriate. My twelve-year-old does things like cleaning the bathrooms and starting laundry, where as my seven-year-old works on his bedroom or sweeping off the back porch. I also don't want to overwhelm them. Each child has 1-2 chores per day. In the last couple of weeks, I've been on the lookout for a chore chart that would be both easy to follow AND fun for the kids. I've come across a few that I think are both practical and fun. I think you'll agree. /1/ Family Photo Magnetic Chore Chart - Create magnet tags with chores and place them on or near the … [Read more...]

7 DIY Fire Pits You Can Build

It's s'mores season! That yummy, sweet, crunchy, ooey-gooey treat that has made many a childhood memory. Summer evenings are made for s'mores. When the temperatures begin to dip, it's time for melting marshmallows over an open flame...getting them ready to smoosh up next to a chocolate bar in-between graham crackers. OH THE YUM. Don't have a fireplace or regular access to a bonfire? How about a fire pit? There are many commercially available at hardware stores, but why not consider building your own? We've got seven great DIY projects, from simple to complex; all would be awesome s'more-makers. In-ground fire pit with a gorgeous organic perimeter. Tutorial by Laura Catherine.  Concrete fire pit bowl tutorial by eHow. Would be great in a modern or rustic setting. Lovely tabletop … [Read more...]

7 Gorgeous DIY Wall Art Projects that Look High End

Ever meander through a little boutique or home decor shop and drool over the high priced artwork?  Why not try your hand at creating some of your own? You don't need to be an artiste to create gorgeous works of art that your friends and family will think you spent a mint on. We have 7 gorgeous DIY wall art projects that look high end gathered here for you. Want to bring some fresh, modern accents to your home? This gorgeous geometric wall painting by The New Domestic will do just that. Love how it's paired with a sparkly chandelier and a few pops of orange on the table. Tutorial here. This wall arrangement is classic; I've seen similar things for quite a hefty sum in a local home decor shop. This Curbly DIY project is from a pre-packed set, but you could assemble the items yourself. … [Read more...]

16 DIY Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids

Do you remember the excitement you felt when you were a kid as you carried a goody bag into the classroom filled with homemade Valentine's Day cards for all of your school friends? You surely had butterflies as you passed each card out to your classmates...and maybe that little boy you had a crush on. Homemade Valentine's Day cards have come a long way. When we were kids we gave cut out construction paper cards or store bought cards with our favorite cartoon character of the decade {Garfield and New Kids on the Block were my faves!}. Today I've got sixteen DIY ideas that are super fun!!! From preschool age to big kid, there is sure to be one your child will love to make for his class. /1/ Fish Bowl Valentine's Card - You could fill this cute Valentine with Swedish Fish or Goldfish, … [Read more...]

11 Lovely Valentine’s Day Decorating Ideas

We're entering the season of LOVE. Do you decorate for Valentine's Day? Of course, I don't decorate quite like I do for Christmas or Halloween, but I do love to hang a few hearts and add splashes of red and pink here and there. It's fun! Today I've gathered 11 ideas to get you started. /1/ Heart Doily Decoration - Do you have a favorite spot in your home? Show it how much you love it with a few strands of heart doily garland. /2/ Embellished Mason Jar - Something tells me you've got a few Mason jars lying around. Simply add a heart shaped doily a bright heart and wrap it bakers twine. Easy-peasy! /3/ Felt Heart Trees - Trees are no longer only for Christmas decor. Fancy up a few styrofoam trees with felt hearts and you've got yourself a Valentine's Day … [Read more...]