Craft stores have really made it easy to create your own textural wall art by selling burlap canvases. Ariean from One Krieger Chick turned one of these panels into a pretty monogram using her Cricut, paint, and a little DIY savvy. I love this in a child’s room and think it would also be a [...Read More]
Katie from Addicted to DIY finally crossed off a project that had been on her DIY list for awhile – a ladder bookshelf for her oldest son’s room. While the wire baskets may account for the bulk of the expense with this project, they are also what makes it so stinkin’ awesome! In this case, [...Read More]
For school-age kids summer means endless days of outside play, water fun, popsicles…. and summer reading! And what better place to snuggle up with a book than in a cozy play tent like this one that Erin from Life in the Dub Lane made for her son? Like Erin suggests, this would also be a great addition to the classroom for all you teachers out there. Your kids will love having their own private escape, and you will love the fact that you saved tons of money!
As soon as Amanda from Mommy is Coocoo had a daughter she knew she wanted her to have a dollhouse. She loved the versatility of a bookshelf/dollhouse since her daughter may not want to play with dolls forever but would, of course, always have toys and books in need of storage. Amanda was able to create her own from a secondhand wooden dollhouse in need of a little love. With a fresh coat of paint, it’s the perfect little home for her daughter’s dolls or books and other toys!
Krista of The Happy Housie created some simple wall shelves for her boys’ bedroom to store their beloved and ever-growing collection of books. In addition to providing storage, these ledges put the books on display and turn them into artwork. Krista says, “With a few cuts of wood, some screws, and some paint, you can create DIY book display shelves for $5 each rather than the $59 per shelf you would pay at PB Kids.”
The Krazy Coupon Lady shares a “fun twist on a traditional bulletin board that utilizes bungee cords to keep all your treasures in place.” Like she says, this is one versatile little board that’s perfect for holding recipes and reminders in the kitchen or artwork and pictures in a kid’s room or playroom. I love that this bulletin board doesn’t require thumbtacks, so it’s safe and easy for little ones to switch out the items on display.
Brit from House Updated just finished converting a corner of her basement into a playroom. Storage was a must, so Brit combined a couple of different storage systems, including an Expedit-like unit she had on hand and a couple of kitchen cupboards from Ikea, to make her own Pottery Barn-esque storage system. She says, “This way I got all the extra storage and could customize it too! I fancied it up with painted fabric bins and colorful chalkboard labels and now the kids know exactly where to put their stuff. I love organization that looks good too!”
Megan from Our Pinteresting Family wanted to fill a small space in her baby’s nursery and found some adorable animal prints from Land of Nod that she loved. Instead of spending $100 for the set of four, Megan created her own for $8 TOTAL! She simply used Mod Podge to adhere scrapbook paper to her canvases and then animal silhouettes she cut with her Silhouette. The whole project took only 20 minutes with some drying time in between!