Wednesday, July 17, 2013

$10 DIY Shelves

Since we moved into our house in January, we have slowly worked on projects that have turned our house into a home.  These shelves were the perfect addition to the great room and can be easily customized to match your style!

The best part?  You will only need to purchase 3 supplies for a total of $20 ($10 per shelf!)

Supplies needed:
  • 2 brackets per shelf - you can find these at a JoAnn's, Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Lowes, or Home Depot (mine were from Hobby Lobby) 
  • 1 piece of wood per shelf - Mine was 3/4" tall and is about 7" deep and 48" long 
  • Wood stain or paint - Color of your choice 
  • Wood screws (smaller than the height of your wood)
  • Drywall screws (count depends on your brackets)
  • Drill
  1. Completely stain or paint your wood, let dry
  2. Paint nail heads to match your stain or paint color
  3. Once dry, measure and mark bracket placement on wood.  Make sure you measure the same distance in from the outside of the shelves
  4. Drill screws into wood as tightly as you can
  5. Next, you want to use the drywall screws to secure your shelves onto the wall.
*You can never be too careful making sure your shelves are aligned evenly.  I measured from the ground and made a small marking on the wall where I would be drilling.

Congratulations on your beautiful new shelves!  Share your success story/picture!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Nautical Baby Shower

Angie is having a boy!
Let's celebrate the calm before the storm

Favors: "She's about to pop!" goody bags filled with bubble-gum, blow-pops, ring pops, and popcorn

Guestbook: A funny alternative!  Some favorites - "Take cover!", "Daddy does brown"

Gift/Drinks table

I was able to reuse so many items left over from our wedding and previous crafts. These picture frames were also used as our table numbers for our wedding. 

My attempt at a diaper boat ;)
Sail is a washcloth, bottom striped area is a receiving blanket

Prizes for the games!
Games played: Measuring Mommy, What's that smell?, & The Price is Right
I forgot to add an "Atta boy!" tag to these... but still cute

My favorite game!  I melted 5 different candy bars and had the guests smell the diapers to identify the candy!  Only one person got all 5 right... but a couple girls taste tested!

Amazing cupcakes & mini apple pies made by Danielle Davis - Sweet Dee's Delightful Treats
4 Generations of awesomeness ;)