How to paint upholstery

How to paint upholstery by Salty Bison via www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

This is Mique jumping in really quickly to say THANK YOU so much to the fabulous Devenie and Shawna from Salty Bison. They have contributed their amazing DIY ideas for over a year. This is their last post here on 30days (for the time being anyway- I might be able to convince them to share their awesomeness every once in awhile). Show them some love in the comments! Thank you [Read More…]

Faux Subway Tile Tutorial

Faux Subway Tile Tutorial from Salty Bison via www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

I’ve been drooling over a couple laundry rooms I’ve pinned on Pinterest lately. Basically because ours looks like a set from Dirty Jobs. It’s in our basement and has hardly any natural light, little to no shelving and little piles of allusive stuff that we must not be able to live without. It makes doing laundry less appealing than it already is. So the one thing I noticed amongst most of the laundry rooms I [Read More…]

Easy Front Door Halloween Decor

Easy front door Halloween decor from Salty Bison via www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

My stock of Halloween decor has dwindled in the past few years with some moves we’ve had and my occasional need to purge our “stuff”. So when I saw this chevron burlap I thought it would be a good chance to make something fresh for our front door during Halloween. I bought 2 1/2 yards and cut it down the middle to make two curtain panels. Using a stable gun I attached them to a piece [Read More…]

DIY 50th Wedding Anniversary Party from Salty Bison

Oversized 50 using foam core- awesome party idea!

This past weekend my siblings and I threw a party celebrating our parents 50th wedding anniversary! Between the efforts of us all and the magical land of Pinterest we were able to make it happen. First my brother set up the base structures for us in my parents orchard, (i.e. tables, chairs, backdrops, lights) so we could then go in and fluff it up a bit with some decor. My sister-in-law is a [Read More…]

Etch A Sketch Picture Frame And Free Printable

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This is the story of a sad little Etch A Sketch that was left on the shelf of the thrift store just because one of it’s dials was broken. Along came the DIY fairy and turned that frown upside down… Etch A Sketch Picture Frame Tutorial 1.) Take the knobs off by pulling straight up. 2.) Using a flat head screwdriver pry the front cover off. (It will take some elbow [Read More…]

Outdoor Space Makeover: Painted Floors And DIY Drop Cloth Shade

DIY Painted Checkerboard Floor

When we bought our home over 3 years ago I was smitten by the outdoor space just off the kitchen. It has a gorgeous view and adds a lot to the living space of the home during the summers.   We hadn’t really done anything with the space since we moved in and I didn’t feel like we were taking advantage of it’s full potential. So I decided to cozy [Read More…]

DIY Butterfly Art

DIY butterfly art

Dev spotted this AMAZING butterfly paper when we were in the awesome stationary store Papyrus the other day. It was only $4.99! We knew it had the potential to become a substantial piece of wall art, but we didn’t want to do the expected frame job. So I went through my fabric when I got home and found this vintage sheet that I got at an estate sale last summer. I used 3M Super [Read More…]

DIY Wood Dominoes

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Hello friends! We have a quick, easy and super rad DIY for ya ‘alls. We filled an old metal basket with some ginormous DIY dominoes. {that is a super strange word to type..ginormous. } This is easy. Like really easy peasy. And the total spent was…. $0. yeah, that’s a zero. I just used scrap fence wood I had in the backyard. And leftover stuff from other projects. Here is [Read More…]

Reclaimed Wood Valentine Sign

DIY Reclaimed Wood Valentine Sign

When we took our Christmas tree down and put away all the decorations we were left with bare spots all over the house. And to make things worse all the goodies are gone except for the teeth breaking peanut brittle that no one will touch. Thank goodness for Valentines day! It comes at a perfect time of year to help restock on chocolate and make those bare spots in our home look rad [Read More…]