Ikea Helmer Hack with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Ikea Helmer cabinet hack with ASCP in Arles.

Paint is one of the easiest way to transform a piece of furniture that just doesn’t fit into your decor. Back in October, I took an Ikea PS locker cabinet and gave it a more vintage-industrial vibe with Krylon’s chalkboard paint, craft paint and Annie Sloan’s dark wax. I’ll put the link to the tutorial for you at the bottom of this post.  Today, I’ll show how I took a another cheap metal cabinet from our

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Easy Makeup Organization Using Fabric-Covered Tin Cans

Use fabric covered tin cans to organize makeup and brushes

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media GroupĀ® and All You, but all my opinions are my own. #lifeforless #pmedia http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO Living in a smaller home poses many challenges. Our master bathroom is only 5′ X 8′ so it’s a good thing Mr. Simplicity and I work opposite shifts. Otherwise, he’d be getting the accidental elbow to the abdomen every morning. And I feel lucky that he’s not a

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A Simple Summer Vignette


If you see the decorating for the seasons page, you’ll notice that this spot of the living room gets changed out quite often. I say quite often, but truthfully, I left the boxwood bunny wreath from the Easter display up way after the holiday had passed because I was feeling attached to that little guy. Since summer is officially here, I did some long-overdue summer decorating for the empire chest that sits by our front door. This

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Hot Wheels Car Jar {A Colorful Toy Storage Idea}

Hot Wheels car jar tutorial

This past week, I received a sweet comment from a reader about our youngest boys’ bedroom. “I just discovered your blog and I keep coming back to this page because this is a GREAT KIDS BEDROOM!!! I love all of the ideas, especially the bookshelf and the jar of toy cars, but will you please give a few pointers on how you made it (or where you bought it)?” Now seemed like the perfect time

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$150 Gift Card Giveaway: Target, Home Goods or World Market


If you were to ask me what my favorite places to shop are, Target, Home Goods and World Market would be at the top of my list! Here’s your chance to win a gift card worth $150 and you get to choose where you’d like spend it! Target, Home Goods or World Market Which would you choose? It may be a hard decision, but entering to win is a cinch. Just sign in by using

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Repurposed Crate Storage Table


We have a few things left to do to our covered porch before it’s ready for cookouts and company. One of my favorite projects so far gave us some much needed storage and best of all, it was (nearly) free. I have to admit it, I’m not shy when it comes to asking for free stuff. You never know when someone is ready to give up something they consider junk. When the idea struck me

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Vintage Yardstick Tray

yardstick tray tutorial

First of all, I’d like to send out a huge thank you to Rhoda of Southern Hospitality for sharing a tour of my home this morning! Sometimes I find something so inspiring in blogland, I feel like I need to make it the same day. Then, there are times that it takes me…oh, about a year. I’ve been wanting to make a yardstick tray ever since I saw the one that Susan from Between Naps

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Decoupaged Magnetic Map Tray

Magnetic map tray- Dollar Tree Craft Project

There are two things I’ll never get tired of…working with Mod Podge and decorating with maps. Vintage maps can be hard to find, too fragile to work with, and often times the colors aren’t quite right. So, imagine my excitement when I recently found an inexpensive map online that had vibrant colors and was also printed on thick archival paper. This map would look lovely framed, but I decided I would use it to decoupage

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Driftwood Vase Tutorial {DIY Coastal Decor}

Use driftwood to make a flower vase

Back in February, I was dreaming of the beach, fruity drinks with little paper umbrellas, and vacation time with my family while I hot glued to my heart’s content and made a heart from driftwood. Today, I’ll show you how I took some more of the driftwood that I bought on Etsy and made a driftwood vase. By the way, I’m still dreaming of that vacation. 1. A glass jar. I up-cycled a jar that

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