IKEA Table Makeover

IKEA Table Makeover


If you have small kids at home, you probably have a small table and chairs set…or two.  If you happen to live near an IKEA chances are that you got your set from there for around $20.  IKEA’s furniture is inexpensive and generally pretty plain looking which makes it perfect for DIYers who like to personalize things.  If you’re looking to customize your table and chairs set from IKEA I have an idea for you!


This IKEA table makeover features IKEA’s LÄTT which sells for $19.99 but you could apply this idea to any table and chair set that you have.


My friend, Abby, bought the LÄTT table and chair set from Ikea for her 16 month old daughter.  As you can tell from the before pictures, the LÄTT table gets the job done but it’s somewhat boring. So Abby and her husband transformed it into something that makes you say, “Wow, I want to do that!”


Abby gave us the insight on her table transformation:

I painted it, added die cut letters, and laid a sheet of cut plexiglass on top of the table. Very easy!


The plexiglass is easy to clean and it’s removable so she can change the arrangement of letter or place art underneath it in the future.


Thanks Abby for sharing your terrific vision of the LÄTT table – I’m predicting a run to IKEA in the future!


DIY Bird Nest Necklaces

DIY Bird Nest Necklaces


I’ve loved these necklaces ever since I saw them on Etsy years ago.  The price was too high for me so I passed them by and tried to make my own.  I gave up before I even started because even though the concept seems simple I knew that if I tried it I would over-complicate it.  Now that I have a step by step DIY plan, I might give it a try.  If you’re interested, visit SarahOrtega.com and she’ll shows you how to make a DIY Bird Nest Necklace.

Free Printable Gratitude Journal

Printable Gratitude Journal


Motherhood on a Dime is offering a free Printable Gratitude Journal.

Educational Freebie: Thanksgiving Worksheets and Ideas

thanksgiving worksheets


Blessed Beyond a Doubt has a long list of Free Thanksgiving Worksheets and Ideas ready to share with you.


Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Crafts with PVC Pipe

I never knew there were so many uses for PVC pipe.  How fun!  What creative crafts with PVC can you come up with?


This data in this infographic was assembled by Commercial Industrial Supply, a leading pvc pipe and fittings supplier.

DIY: Homemade Water Wall

Water Wall


I think this is such a great idea!  ItsGravyBaby.com gives you step by step instructions on how to make a homemade water wall out of recycled materials.  I can imagine kids would love to play with this!


Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Craftsy: A Crafting Daily Deals Site


I’m not sure about you, but ever since I’ve found Pinterest I have been feeling more than a bit craftsy! By the way, if you’re not following me yet you should be.   I’ve found tons and tons of great ideas!  You can follow me on Pinterest here.


For those of you who love unbelievable deals on crafting supplies you’ll want to sign up for Craftsy!   It’s the fastest growing online community for crafters.  Right now it has over 500,000 monthly unique visitors and it just launched in May of last year. Craftsy has great daily deals on craft supplies and a great selection of online classes.  I don’t have time for the online classes at this stage of life but I’m always looking for a good deal on craft and scrap-booking supplies!  Best of all, you can sign-up for Craftsy free of charge!

Michaels: 25% Off Printable Coupon


Here is a printable coupon to get 25% off your entire purchase at Michaels. It’s valid July 17-23, 2011.  It can even be used on sale items!

DIY- Wall Art Project

Wall Art

I love this simply and oh-so-cute tutorial from the Little Blessed Nest!  Aren’t they adorable?  Visit their site and let them walk you step-by-step through this fun wall art project.

Button Wall Art Tutorial

Button Egg

I adore this button egg tutorial from Auntie Lolo Crafts.  If you’re creative I’m sure you can think of other patterns to make cute button wall art.  There is also a tutorial for the stuffed bunnies pictured.