Kids’ Work Area with Schoolhouse Desks

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Busy settling into her new home, Jaime from That’s My Letter knew she needed to create a work area for her kiddos pronto. She teamed up with Ana White to transform an empty space into a functional and beautiful workspace that features three schoolhouse desks. Jaime repurposed the stained wood tops from an old IKEA cabinet she had taken apart, and, like she says, the paint and stain combination is simply “yummy!”

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Sister Wall Sign from a Pallet

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Melanie from It Happens in a Blink is in the process of sprucing up and redecorating a few rooms in her home… all at the same time. With a preschooler and triplets, I can only imagine Melanie needs all the quick and easy projects she can get. Fortunately, this wooden wall sign she made fits the bill in terms of time and money. By using a free pallet and common crafting supplies, Melanie created her sign with practically no expense!

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Colorful Flower Garland for a Spring Party

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After her daughter decided on a spring theme for her fourth birthday party, Jodi at Meaningful Mama started searching for inspiration. She came across a flower garland from Pottery Barn Kids and quickly realized she could make it herself and even had all the materials on-hand. Woohoo! I love the variety of textures, colors, and patterns Jodi used!

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Paint Can to Patterned Storage Pail

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As soon as she saw Pottery Barn Kids’ paper-wrapped bucket, Anna from My Life and Kids knew she could make her own. Anna used new paint cans from the hardware store and simply wrapped them with patterned scrapbook paper using Mod Podge. These are great for toy storage or used as “gift bags” as Anna did for a friend’s baby shower.

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A Chalkboard Wall Letter to Write About (and On!)

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Sharon from The Blue Willow House has been decorating her grandson’s bedroom at her house with a Pottery Barn Kids-inspired nautical theme. One of the things she loved about the inspiration room was a chalkboard initial that serves as both wall décor and a fun place for doodles. Sharon created her own with a wooden letter, craft paint, and a sample of chalkboard coating she already had. This is a fun combination of two popular trends in the décor world, wall initials and decorative chalkboards.

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Large Fold-n-Go Wood Cubby

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I recently shared the foldable and portable caddy that Michelle from Chalkboard Blue fashioned after Pottery Barn Kids’ numbered wall cubbies. The smaller design was perfect for holding utensils and other fixings for summer barbeques. Well, that’s not all, Folks!  Michelle also created a larger version of her fold-n-go wooden tote that sports a handle, hinges, and a latch just like its little brother. Michelle says, “I love how this tote can be folded up and used to transport items or stretched out along a wall or closed up again for storage!”

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Build Your Own Kids Armoire

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Here’s the latest DIY furniture addition to her daughter’s big girl room from Whitney at Shanty 2 Chic. Whitney followed plans from Ana White to construct this gorgeous armoire that is jam packed with storage. The inside has both shelves and drawers so there’s plenty of room for clothes, toys, and even a television. My favorite part is that you can simply shut the doors to hide away any mess. That’s my favorite way to clean {wink}!

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Painted Chevron Rug with Perfect Zig Zags

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When it comes to décor, Elisha from Pneumatic Addict Furniture likes to keep things on the neutral side. However, she decided to shake things up in her living room with a chevron rug (just to make sure she wasn’t erring on the “old lady” side). Elisha found a $20 rug at Wal-mart that was perfect for her experiment. She taped off her chevron pattern and painted away. Using her technique, Elisha had only crisp, clean zig-zags and zero bleed!

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