Treat yourself to a spa day without spending beaucoup bucks! These 10 easy-to-make beauty fixes prove you don’t have to go over budget to be kind to your skin
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Trend: 14 Amazing Office Makeovers
School is right around the corner and it might be time to makeover that old office. If you don’t already have an office, maybe you need to make space for one? Below you’ll find 14 inspiring office spaces from around the blog world. Some are complete room makeovers, and the others are office spaces for small spaces (that would be my category).
Amazing home office room makeovers:
1) This home office makeover is so amazing! I love how it turned out, from Centsational Girl.
2) I love everything about this office makeover, on Oh, I Design.
3) The change in the paint color really made a difference in this makeover, from Style Girlfriend.
4) A catchall room was turned into the perfect office, on Design Sponge.
5) A colorful makeover turned this office into a beautiful and inspiring space, from The Crafted Life.
6) This room really needed some love and storage, from Better Homes and Gardens.
7) A total office makeover might be what you need. This one is pretty darn amazing, from Curbly.
Are you lacking space to actually put an office? Check out these small space office makeovers:
8) I love the idea of turning a tiny closet into the perfect mini office, from Sew Dang Cute Crafts.
9) Give a gloomy computer armoire a makeover and you’ll have a little contained office, from Centsational Girl.
10) Another amazing closet turned beautiful tiny office. I love that they kept the door on this closet office, from Design Sponge.
11) All you need to create this small office space: a bookcase, two table legs, and a tabletop, from At The Picket Fence.
12) If you’re really short on space, this wall mounted desk could be for you, from A Beautiful Mess.
13) This might just look like a wall mirror, but it will fold down and turn into the perfect desk, from Home Story.
14) I’m really inspired by this small closet space turned office, it has seating! Found on Remodelaholic.
I hope you are very inspired by all the offices I shared. Have a wonderful Thursday!
- Chelsey, The Paper Mama
Our poor chickens! We bought 6 sweet, day-old chicks earlier this year and kept them in a huge box in our garage until the weather outside warmed up. Now that the chickens are full-grown, fully feathered hens, they’ve been moved to our empty rabbit hutch. It’s quite roomy for a rabbit hutch, but with 6 plump hens living in it, I imagine things are getting a little tense. I think our dear chickies are probably rather tired of each other at this point, and would undoubtedly appreciate some room to roam and spread their wings. Luckily, we have a beautiful, new coop being built for them, and it should be ready any day! My husband is always meeting people who want to trade work and happen to be in the construction business; I feel like our house was largely built on favors and paybacks! And that’s exactly how we’re getting our chicken coop. It is built and painted and ready to go. We just have to figure out how to get it here.
If you’ve ever peeked at my “Someday House” board on Pinterest, you’ve probably noticed lots of darling chicken coops. All of those pictures came in handy when we needed to choose a chicken coop design. Here are some of the super cute chicken coops we used for inspiration. Now we just need a name!
Tilly’s Nest is a sweet blog about gardening and keeping chickens, and it won a Better Homes & Gardens Blogger Award last year! You can find lots of details and photos, inside and out, about this cute coop on the blog.
I’ve had my eye on this gorgeous chicken coop from Heather Bullard for years–I first spotted it long before we bought our land or started building The Dream House. It is so lovely. And you can even buy a set of plans to make your own!
This adorable (yes, adorable!) cedar coop from Williams-Sonoma features the coop and nesting box on top, an enclosed chicken run below, and a really, really cute attached garden box!
One of the very first things I ever pinned on Pinterest was this lovely black chicken coop from The Art of Doing Stuff. With it’s dark, moody paint and hanging lanterns, it reminds me of La Belle Epoque.
This chicken coop from Better Homes & Gardens makes ME want to pull a chair inside and read for a while under that leafy canopy!
I can’t wait to show you our chicken coop; I can’t wait to see it myself. And I’m sure our chickens can’t wait to get out from under each other and have a little more space and some fresh farm air. Stay tuned!
I always seem to have one too many frames. Whether they’re on sale at Target or marked with a 50 cent sticker at a garage sale, for some reason I continually feel the need to purchase more and more picture frames. Maybe it’s an addiction…who knows?
If you’re like me and have 10+ picture frames laying around the house at any given time, it’s time for a change. Say goodbye to the forgotten frames bought at a thrift store far, far away and say hello to refreshing DIY projects of the here and now.
Little Inspiration gives her favorite Instagram photos a more permanent home with an old frame, floral wire, clips and a glue stick.
Don’t throw out the old, rusty silverware just yet! Instead, repurpose it with white spray paint. Spunky Junky shows us how to transform ordinary silverware into one-of-a-kind artwork with frames and upholstery (found at a thrift store btw).
While They Snooze transforms cheap-looking file cabinets into personalized (and more expensive!) cabinetry. You’re only a fresh set of hardware and a few white frames away!
Save money on paper by making your own dry erase board out of an 8 x 10 picture frame, scotch expressions masking tape and a white piece of cardstock. Two Twenty One shows us how it’s done.
One-of-a-kind artwork doesn’t have to break the bank! Apartment Therapy creates something exciting and new out of an ordinary piece of thrift store art by dipping its canvas and frame in paint.
Learn how to make your own pin cushion with Craftaholics Anonymous‘ easy tutorial! All you need is a frame, paint, fabric and batting.
Who says that picture frames belong on the wall? Instead, use them as magnets on your refrigerator for chore lists, weekly schedules, the kids’ artwork and more! Props to Vintage Glamorous for the idea.
Oh Crafts serves desserts on recycled frames. Convert any old frame into a tray like Lindy’s with a coat of spray paint and textured paper placed between the frame and glass.
Provide function for frames and style for shelves by combining the two. See Shanty Chic for a quick and easy tutorial.
Photo via Porch.com
Frames are fun! You’ll be surprised at all the cool things you can do.
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Trend: 15 Small Baby Room Solutions
Back in May my husband and I got a bit of a surprise, we’re expecting our second child! We are beyond thrilled and can’t wait to bring this little love into the world, but we are also realizing that we don’t actually have anywhere to put this new baby. Whoops! Our home is 950 square feet and has exactly 2 small bedrooms. Our first daughter is 5 years old and we feel bad putting a little baby into her room, so we came up with an idea: we will turn our tiny kitchen nook into the smallest of bedrooms, ever. It’s so small, but perfect for a little baby/little kid. We just need to build a wall and door, and we are done.
Since this room is so small my husband and I will need to get a bit creative with how we arrange the room and what we put in it. Below you’ll find 15 Small Baby Room Solutions that have really inspired me to get started on my little baby’s room. Enjoy!
Closets turned into baby rooms:
1) This is inspiring. This 25 square foot closet was turned into the perfect little baby nook. Talk about using the space you have, from Apartment Therapy.
2) I’ve been admiring this little crib in a closet space for years now. So lovely, from Apartment Therapy.
3) If your closet isn’t long enough for a full size crib, buy a mini crib for your small closet, from Lovely Morning.
4) This shared bedroom is so lovely and Melissa shares where most of these items came from (if they were DIY or purchased), from Melissa Esplin.
5) This shared space is so simple and lovely, from Bleubird.
6) I love almost anything Joni does, but this small shared baby and kid room is the best, from Lay Baby Lay.
7) This open closet set up is lovely and perfect for a small space nursery, from Project Nursery.
8) Use all the space in your closet with hanging shelves on the back of the doors, from The Avid Appetite.
9) Maximize your closet space by installing cubbies and drawers, from Project Nursery.
10) Turn a small closet space into the whole diaper changing space, along with other baby storage, from BHG.
11) This changing table is actually a rolling tool cart… so cool. Just roll this thing around as you need it, from Apartment Therapy.
12) When you have a baby there are diapers EVERYwhere. I love this Ikea wall shelf turned diaper storage, from Our Dream Foreclosure.
13) Add wheels to some old drawers and they can sit under the crib full of toys, from Oleander and Palm.
14) Use removable baskets to organize your baby’s dresser drawers, from I Heart Organizing.
15) Make these small space wall bookshelves for under $30, from Just a Girl Blog.
I hope you’re having a wonderful week!
- Chelsey, The Paper Mama
Hosting a party is fun. Your friends are there, you’re wearing your favorite outfit, all that delicious food, and the special serveware you save just for these occasions. My Color Block Serving Tray DIY is perfect for your next party. If you’re anything like me and my friends, then you probably prefer snacky party food over a meal. Appetizers everywhere, all the cheese and salami, and some tasty drinks. Serving trays make it so easy to move food around and it makes the food look fantastic.
This tray isn’t just for serving goodies at a party. I think it would be a great bar tray to store your wine and bar ware, or keep it near the entrance of your home for a place to keep your keys/sunglasses/and phone.
- 24 inch x 12 inch x 1 inch Poplar wood piece (if you use a different type of wood, make sure to avoid porous woods)
- 2 cabinet drawer pulls with screws (I used the champagne bronze 3 inch Brainerd pulls from Lowes)
- Paint (I used this small sample bottle of Valspar Belle Grove Sorbet)
- Paint brush
- Painters tape
- Cabinet bumpers
- Optional: Food safe block oil (I recommend this if you will be placing food on the tray)
Prep the wood by sanding any sharp edges (if needed). Clean off any dust particles. Grab the painters tape and start to mark off little triangle sections on the board. Note: since I plan to put food directly on this board, I kept the triangles to the edges of the board. Food should not come in contact with the paint.
Paint two to three coats of paint over the taped off triangle sections. Let the paint dry completely. When the paint is dry, remove the painters tape.
Grab a pencil and measure in about 1 1/2 inches in from each edge and mark the drill holes for the drawer pulls. Screw the handles into the tray and add bumpers to the back of the tray. If you will be serving food on the board, add the block oil to the wood and let dry completely, then you’re done!
If you create this DIY, I’d love to see it! You can share a link in the comments below, or tag me in Instagram with a photo (my username is @thepapermama).
- Chelsey, The Paper Mama