Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board. I am a meal planner.
I refuse to go grocery shopping without my week’s worth of meals planned out and list made. (It’s either that or wander aimlessly around the grocery store for two hours and then make ten more trips back during the week to get things I forgot.) Once I get the groceries unloaded, I usually forget what I planned for, so I put together this super easy wipe-off menu board to keep track of what’s for dinner each night! Wipe-Off Menu Board Tutorial Supplies: Picture frame with glass front (I love these 12×12 frames I found at Ben Franklin for only $7!) 1. 2. 3. 4. Now everyone in the family knows what’s for dinner each week! I decided my frame would look better black in my kitchen, so I spray painted it black. Little Birdie Secrets are regular contributors to Make and Takes and was born from the crafting obsession of three friends living in the Pacific Northwest.
Can you believe that our latest DIY project was once just a couple of junky pallets and some scrappy table legs? Crazy…if I didn’t have photos, I wouldn’t believe it myself. Not too long ago, we whipped out a coffee table sized succulent table out of an old shipping crate. Now we scaled it up. The pallets. First bit of advice, deconstructing pallets are a big pain unless you have the right tools…and our hammer and wall scrapper wasn’t quite doing the trick.
Couple good planks. Love the scares of time left on these chunks of pallet wood. Attaching the legs. After pulling apart two pallets, we used the 2 x 4 sized boards to make a rectangular frame to attached the appropriated table legs. Dry run for fittings. Like TV magic (and 2 days later), the table was more or less put together. Megan with some semps. After a weekend of slivers and sweat, we finally got to plant this baby. Getting messy. Packing them in. Yeah, we didn’t hold back on jamming them. DIY Network. Upcycling Ideas. Whether you call it upcycling, reusing, refurbishing or reimagining, today's Top 5 Friday is all about finding decor inspiration and doing it yourself.
Headboard From Wooden Skids (aka Pallets) This idea came courtesy of Julia Black from Pure Design, who hosted a video series for us called The Green Geek. Watch how she transformed three skids and some salvaged wood into a beachy white headboard for a queen size bed (three skids are the perfect size!). Chair Turned Bathroom Caddy Image: Pink to Green blog (via French Charming, originally from Country Living) This is one of those "Why didn't I think of that? " Making a Stencil. UPDATE: If you are here at All Things Thrifty for the first time, WELCOME!!
Since I wrote this post about making a stencil I have found that making stencils are MUCH easier with my Silhouette Machine. So, if you would like to see an easy way to make a stencil with a Silhouette check out that post! UPDATE:Also, if you would like some FREE stencil designs, check out that post also! A few weeks ago, I came across this amazing image fromWhitewall and Co. I instantly fell in love with their stencils, but the prices were a little too high for my thrifty core. Step 1: Go to Office Max or Staples and get some clear folders like the ones in this picture below.
Step 2: Cut the folders and tape them together. Tape the two folders together to create a large enough area for your stencil. Step 3: Find an image that you like for your stencil and have it printed large enough to trace. Pop Top Lampshades. Spraypainted Wheat Pillows. As seen last week on sytyc...here are my wheat pillows and the easy steps on how to make them!
You will need:spray paint ( i had ivy leaf, and brown)freezer paper.muslinscissorspencil first cut some muslin. next trace your own drawn pattern (or you can download my pdf here)make as many of your stencil as you need next you are going to cut out your wheat. and for the stalks you just cut long skinny strips of freezer paper. place your stalks onto your muslin...SHINY SIDE DOWN! 20 Cool Lego Items for the Ultimate Lego Home. 20 Cool Lego Items for the Ultimate Lego Home When I was young (aka when my imagination was still vivid and Lego was still the only thing I need to be happy), I used to dream of living in a house made of Lego pieces.
Things didn’t turn out very well as all pieces of furniture I made from Legos either broke down when I tried to sit on them or I hurt myself in the process. Thus, there is no need to explain how excited I was when I learned that a Lego home is quite possible. Here are 20 home items that will turn your house into a Lego heaven.