Chalkboard Door

chalkboard door
Kids love chalkboards.  An interior garage door is the perfect surface to add a little personality.  Generally it is the door only your family sees.  Why not make it fun with a little chalkboard paint?  That is exactly what Jess from the East Coast Creative did.  Join me in welcoming her and taking a spy at her mini garage makeover.

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5 Ways to Craft with Acorns

Betz White felted acorns

Acorns are the nut, or small seedling, of the mighty oak tree.  Their pleasing, rounded shape, interesting textures, and warm brown tones make them perfect subjects for fall craft projects.  Take a look at this collection of acorn themed crafts I’ve found, and I think you’ll become a fan of the little nuts, too!

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How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

how to paint a brick fireplace

I love a good before and after and this fireplace done by Monica from East Coast Creative is awesome.  She took this from blah to amazing overnight.  She whitewashed brick, paint the wood shelving and mantel and spray painted the brass fireplace surround all in 24 hours.  Check out how she did it.

how to paint a brick fireplace

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5 Ways to Decorate with Paint Sticks

Our Humble A{bow}ed sunburst mirror

You know how much I love getting something for free and figuring out a way to fix it up into something pretty or useful.  I’m always stopping by the paint department of my local hardware store, and every time I buy a can of paint, it comes with a small stack of paint stirring sticks.  One day it dawned on me that those paint sticks gathering dust in my garage were actually pre-cut and pre-measured pieces of free, quality wood, and a world of possibilities opened up before me!  I’ve since used those paint sticks to organize my kitchen and my jewelry.  I’m not the only one who has figured out that paint sticks = free craft supplies.  Check out these five other creative uses..

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