Playroom Decorating Ideas

We have a space in the attic just for the grandkids. It’s their very own indoor tree house playroom. Since the attic is on the 3rd floor at tree top level, we thought a tree house theme was fitting. Since we had a tree house theme, we decided to recycle an old tire that was sitting around in the garage ... Read More »

Painted Boxes

Bring a little organization to the play room with colorful hand painted boxes. Take an ordinary wood or metal box and make it special by painting designs, animals, butterflies, cars, trains, or flowers. This is one way to make organizing the play room fun for the kids. Here are a few photos of boxes that have been painted to store ... Read More »

Kids Wood Table and Chair Set

Pictured is a kids wood table and chair set that was changed from ordinary dark wood into something colorful and fun. This was mom’s table as a little girl, now it belongs to her kids. Thirty something years later it is still a sturdy table and chairs set that has gotten plenty of use. The table and chairs were sanded ... Read More »

Wood Kitchen Cabinet

Pictured is a kid’s wood kitchen cabinet that we found at a Flea Market. By making a few changes we made an awesome addition to the kid’s kitchen set. The faucet and sink addition is what really makes the piece unique. The kids have fun filling the sink with water and washing dishes during play time. We thought the cabinet ... Read More »

Kid’s Kitchens

Would your little chef like to have one of the coolest kids kitchens in the neighborhood? Flea markets, antique stores, and garage sales are just a few of the places you can look for bargain pieces. More than likely the pieces will need a little work, but it will give you a chance to make the kitchen set unique for ... Read More »

Recycled Furniture: Kid’s Desk

Desk Made out of Recycled Furniture and Materials You don’t have to sacrifice good looks for affordability. It’s easy to make a functional desk with storage for any room in your house using recycled furniture and materials.   It’s easy to find furniture and materials to recyle at Restore, salvaged yards, thrift stores and antique stores. File cabinets, and kitchen ... Read More »

Yard Decorations

Here are a couple quick and easy yard decorations I made from things we had in our garage. When I look outside from indoors I like to see foliage, not streets or the neighbors houses. I love plants, trees, bushes and flowers, but I also like a low maintenance yard. A low maintenance landscape usually means more green than any ... Read More »

Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor spaces are referred to as outdoor rooms these days. What ever they are called, if you love the outdoors like I do, you will enjoy having an out side dinning area or an area to sit and relax. Building a nice deck or porch on the back of your house would be ideal……..but if it’s not in the budget, ... Read More »

Landscaping Ideas

Now it was time to finish the yard and get creative with some landscaping ideas. Since it was a lake house it was decided to make the yard look like it belonged by the sea. When thinking of the ocean, plants such as sea oats comes to mind. The ornamental grasses along with wild flowers gave that feel and look ... Read More »

Front Entryways

Front entryways say a lot about a home and it’s character. We wanted to give the exterior front entryway of our house a face lift but we didn’t want to break the bank in the process. The house already had great stuff to work with such as a brick exterior, a flagstone walkway that leads to the front door, and ... Read More »