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  • DIY Wooden Growth Chart Tutorial

    Growth charts and height charts for kids have been all the rage! They are absolutely perfect for any kid’s room and I LOVE that you can take it with you when you move. My family measured me on the back of my parent’s bathroom door and now… someone else lives there and I’m sure it’s been painted over ūüôĀ Here’s the solution my friends! A super easy, super cute DIY Growth Chart! I’m going to share two versions for you. One where you can hand paint the tick marks on the giant ruler and one where you simply paint and apply vinyl to the board! Couldn’t be easier and your kids will love it! Mine sure do; the proof is in that big giant smile on Mr. C’s face! 1. First, you will need a board. You can use a 6 inch or 8 inch x 6 foot board. These are precut and readily available at Lowe’s, Home Depot, and most home improvement stores. ¬†2.¬†Next, stain or paint your board! I chose to do painted and stained stripes on the…

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  • Baby’s Mini Nursery Nook (in our Master Bedroom)

    I’m excited to share with you baby’s mini nursery in our newly redone (but not yet revealed here on the blog) master bedroom. Baby should be here any day so I can’t wait to put this space to better use. As you can tell, I went for a really elegant, neutral color palette to match the rest of my bedroom. I got the glider on Craigslist for a steal! It was still in the plastic and about $100 cheaper than all of the used ones I found. I got the grey ruffled pillow from HomeGoods. Remember the DIY Silhouettes from Christmas time? They made they’re way upstairs into our bedroom after Christmas. I got the gold scrolly applique from Hobby Lobby for 1/2 off! This little bookcase was a freebie and I gave it a little makeover with chalk paint. I’ll show you more of that next week. It desperately needed a makeover. I got the little baskets from Hobby Lobby too for 1/2 off. Here’s a look at the other side. You can also kind of see the layout…

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  • How to stencil a design on furniture {Biplane Dresser Makeover}

    My two little boys share a bedroom and it is a vintage airplane themed room. My kids love airplanes so we knew it was perfect for them. They have loved it! You can see the full post and lots of photos¬†here. Fast forward… and baby boy #3 is expected to arrive in March! This bedroom is super super spacious so we aren’t worried about squeezing the little babe and his stuff into the room. ¬†I have a list of about 800 million projects for baby but I needed to start with painting his dresser since we will be losing our warm weather here in New York pretty much any day now. I looked for a dresser with a “flat front” for a month or so. I knew what I wanted to do with it but finding it was not easy. Craigslist and thrift stores were not helping me out. Then, one day I stumbled into a nearby thrift store “just to check” after the gym one day and there she was! It was marked $55 which is more than I…

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  • Recovering a Rocking Chair and Cute Nursery!

    My brother Stetson and sister in law Holly recently had a sweet sweet baby girl,¬†Eliza Mae Banks¬†She is the cutest thing ever! She is such a doll. A few weeks before Eliza was born, Holly found a rocking chair on craigslist and I helped¬†her recover it. I believe Holly found this rocker from Craigslist for only $10. First, we took the nasty padding off the chair Then, we measured out the fabric to start stapling. I used an air compressor staple gun to staple on the fabric. Make sure to pull tight around the whole cushion but not too tight or else the fabric will ripple.¬†After stapling around the whole chair we cut off the extra fabric. Then we laid the top piece on top and started to staple around. ¬†We had to stay very close to the edge so that when we popped the cushion into place the staples would not be seen. It turned out perfect! Here is the cute chair in the nursery. The nursery turned out really really cute. There is one¬†wall that I did not…

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