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Pallet Word Art - Low Cost Way to Decorate

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Friday, September 23, 2016, In : Decorating 

I wanted to share with you our latest wood project. With this project, we went and got a free pallet from Lowes Improvement store. Here is how we created this look:

1) My husband took the pallet apart
2) He used two other pieces of wood on nailed them into the back of the piece running the other direction, creating one solid piece.
3) I painted the front and sides of all the boards a white semi gloss color (something I already had on hand)
4) I then applied a coat of dark colored stain (left over...
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Installing A Wood Wall - The Easy Way!

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Saturday, September 17, 2016, In : Decorating 


We recently completed our wood wall in our living/dining room and I wanted to share and give you some tips we found along the way.

We looked on line at a lot of tutorial's on wood walls. I was surprised at how many different techniques there are. In the end you need to do what will work best for your budget and skill set. We found the following possibilties: 

Wood
Use reclaimed Wood (wood you find from old fences, etc.)
Use pallet wood
Purchase New Wood (this is what we did)

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DIY - Paint Stick Trellis

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Sunday, May 3, 2015, In : Decorating 

I wanted to share with your our most recent frugal DIY project. We have been working on making some changes in our backyard and some of them were pricey! So when we got done with the "major" things I was really looking to save money. I was shocked at the price of a trellis. The larger ones are over $20! We had recently purchased some 5 gallon containers of concrete covering (that will be another post) and we had lots of the longer paint sticks (made for the 5 gallon containers) that we had ne...
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Our Guest Bedroom Redo for Under $175

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Saturday, August 16, 2014, In : Decorating 





We decided on a beach theme after looking around on the internet. We already had the mattress and box spring, but did have to buy a bedroom for $30. My husband built the headboard for about $20. We purchased an old end table at Salvation Army for $20, used our existing dresser and just white washed it. We bought some shells from Michael's, even found the star fish that we glued onto the headboard at Salvation Army, and my great friend, Barbara, gave us a bunch of shells for our art projects....
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Dresser Turned Entertainment Center

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Friday, July 5, 2013, In : Decorating 


I wanted to share with you our latest makeover here at MFM.  I had seen something similar to this on a few decorating blogs but had an entertainment center.  Well, my husband came home with a big smile on his face and a 50 inch television.  No way that was fitting in the cabinet so I finally had an excuse to try turning an old dresser into a entertainment center!

We took out the first row of drawers and my husband bought MDF from Home Depot and created three shelves.  We also removed the back....
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Do It Yourself - Family Love Art

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Thursday, June 6, 2013, In : Decorating 





It has been super busy around here lately, and I have not had a lot of chances to get crafty.  But finally, a completed project thanks to my husband and daughter.  What do you think of our Family Love sign?  When we first created it, it did not have the pictures, that was my daughter's idea, and I love it!

If you are interested in making one yourself, here is what we did:

We used 1x6's and 1x4's cut down to 40".  Of course you could make this any size you want.  By alternating the size of the b...
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Fall Decor that Will Not Break the Bank

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, In : Decorating 

I just love to visit home decorating blogs.  The ladies are so creative and their homes look beautiful.  One of the big themes is to change out your mantle or other area in your home for each season.  While I would love to do that, I really do not want to spend a lot of time or money to create something that will be seen for a short amount of time and mainly by us :)

With fall right around the corner (September 22nd), I thought it would be fun to see what I could create on the cheap.  Subway a...
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Room Makeover - I Need One, What About You?

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, In : Decorating 

 


As many of you know, I love decorating.  But just because I love it does not mean that every room in my home is a success.  There are many things I think we would all like to change about our homes, but either lack of inspiration or money keeps us from fulfilling those dreams.  

One of my favorite decorating blogs, Vintage Revivals is hosting a Room Make Over Giveaway.  If you have a blog to share your story, or a video camera and can create a video, then you can enter for change to have Mand...
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Create A Unique Piece of Art

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, In : Decorating 


I wanted to share a wedding gift that I made for my sister-in-law.  They are getting married today!  Her new last name will be BeVier so my husband helped me create this unique piece of art in Photoshop.  I visited this website where they have a ton of letters and numbers available to choose from. The only thing I did not find on the website was the est. square.  We just googled to find it.  Find the letters and numbers you love and save them to your computer and upload them in Photoshop and ...
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Even Your Furniture Can Be Fashionable!

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, In : Decorating 


Brooke from Spruce Your Nest is back today sharing her latest project!  She has "spruced" up an old chair with an Ombre style.  I do not think I would have ever thought of this idea.  That is why there are creative people out there willing to share them with us.  Click HERE to read all about it.  


ombre, chair, spray painting furniture 

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How to Make an Outdoor Rug

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Monday, June 18, 2012, In : Decorating 


Today Brooke from Spruce Your Nest has a really creative way to make an outdoor rug.  If you have priced these before, you know they are not cheap.  Well, you will never believe what she used to make a rug.  Click HERE to read all about it.



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Decorating with Succulents

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, In : Decorating 


I shared some of my "finds" last week and one of them was this really neat planter.  It is actually a little greener in person and the succulents match so well!   I went by my local Home Depot today and purchased a few succulents and now it is displayed proudly on my coffee table.  The rocks are aquarium rocks that my husband had purchased at a local pet store a few months ago.  If you would be interested in planting succulents indoors I recommend this website.  

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Never Underestimate A Brown Chair

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, In : Decorating 


Today Brooke from Spruce Your Nest shows us how she made a chair that most of us would just pass right over at a garage sale or thrift store, into a beaut!  Don't you love it?  Click HERE to see the before pics.  

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How to Make an Old Dresser Look New

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Sunday, May 20, 2012, In : Decorating 
We will be hosting a foreign exchange student from France starting in August.  My husband was kind enough to give up his office, also known as the downstairs bedroom, for her.  We have had guests stay in here before, but there was no dresser for long term stays.  I was able to purchase a dresser from my friend Barbara for $40.  Gray and yellow seem to be really popular color pairs right now and I really wanted to try it with something in my home, and the dresser was the perfect thing.

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What Would You Do With This?

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Friday, May 18, 2012, In : Decorating 


Brooke from Spruce Your Nest recently acquired this old vanity for $15 from a garage sale.  Love the structure of it!  But I love even more what she did with it.  Click HERE to see her after pics.  What do you think?  Have you taken a project like this before?  

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Medicine Cabinet Redo

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Thursday, May 10, 2012, In : Decorating 


I have found myself doing a lot of little projects around the house lately.  Seems like I always have to have something to do :)  I had purchased two rolls of Contact paper at my local Dollar Tree store, yes $1 a roll, and had only used one of them.  I got to thinking about what I could use the other one for and then I realized I could "beautify" my medicine cabinets!  One roll covered the inside of two cabinets.  It was also a great excuse to clean them out!  

I always see in movies how peopl...
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How to Turn Even the Worst Looking Table into a Beauty

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, In : Decorating 

Now who would not want a table like this one?  I love it, just my color!  Well, Brooke over at Spruce Your Nest shows us what this table once looked like.  Almost unrecognizable.  I will keep the suspense and tell you to take a minute and visit her HERE and see what a wonderful job she did with it.  Makes me want to get to painting! 

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Make Your Drawers Work for You

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : Decorating 
I hope that I am not the only one with a messy kitchen drawer.  You know the one that has all the gadgets that you use twice a year but cannot get rid of?  Well, I had a drawer like that. One where things slid around every time I opened it and one where I could never easily find what I needed.  Well, thanks to my husband that is no more.  There is no before picture.  I had to spare all of you :)  But, here is what he did and an after shot.

 
Home Depot has small board that they call Hobby Board...
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Menu Board Made from a Window!

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, In : Decorating 


Broooke from Spruce Your Nest, is back today with one of her best ideas yet!  She has taken an old window and made it into a chalkboard menu board for her home.  But, you will have to see what happened along the way.  Click HERE to read all about it.  

 

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Plum District Deals

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Monday, April 9, 2012, In : Decorating 

 

Plum District has a few deals I thought we worth mentioning today.  Click HERE to look around and get all the info.

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$30 worth of personalized tags for only $15



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$12 for $25 worth of baby accessories

Milan Maternity Everywhere Daily Deal 
$15 for $25 worth of maternity or nursing clothing



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Pay $5 for $40 worth of Major League Baseball tickets



Rachael Ray Magazine Everywhere Daily Deal 
$8 for a 1 year subscription to Every Day with Rachael Ray

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Beautiful Dresser ReDo

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Friday, April 6, 2012, In : Decorating 



Brooke, from Spruce Your Nest, has once again made an old dresser look new.  So, next time you need a new piece of furniture think about visiting a local thrift store and picking up a piece and giving it a special touch that only you can.  Click HERE to read all about her redo.

  

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Organizing Your Closet

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, In : Decorating 

I have not been blessed with a large walk-in closet, but I am able to walk in it so I will not complain.  I am not a clothes hoarder, but I do love the thrill of getting something new.  About 1/3 of my closet is from the thrift store.  (We covered the history of thrift stores for me in a prior post :).

What I am is an organizer.  Love things to be neat and streamlined.  I know there are others of you out there :)  Here are a few of the things I have done in my closet that I have found useful.

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One Desk's Makeover

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Monday, February 20, 2012, In : Decorating 


Brooke from Spruce Your Nest is back again this week with a wonderful desk makeover.  She had a desk that belonged to her grandfather that she loved, but that needed some TLC.  You can see how great it looks now.  Click Here to see the before shots and learn how she did it.  

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How to Make an Adorable Sign

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Saturday, February 11, 2012, In : Decorating 
 

Brooke from Spruce Your Nest is back again today with a great way to make your own adorable signs.  Don't you just love hers?  Click HERE to read all about it!

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How to Make an Inexpensive Herb Garden

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Sunday, February 5, 2012, In : Decorating 

Brook from Spruce Your Nest is back again with a wonderful idea.  If you enjoy herbs have you thought about growing them inside your home?  HERE she has a cute way that she will be doing it.  
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Button Art

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Saturday, January 28, 2012, In : Decorating 

I have not been doing many projects around here lately, it has been a really busy time.  Bu,t I just had to try this one.  Brooke from SpruceYourNest had this on her Pinterest board and I just fell in love.  I have a wall that was in need of something, but I did not know what.  I had gone shopping many times looking for just the right thing with no luck.  

Now I have 2 works of art that cost me next to nothing!  Mind you, I have no artistic ability what so ever!  My husband loves to paint and ...
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Can You Paint Laminate Furniture?

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Thursday, January 26, 2012, In : Decorating 


Brooke from Spruce Your Nest, is back with us today to share her experience with painting laminate furniture.  We all know how incredible old furniture can look when we sand and repaint it, but what about laminate furniture?  What can you do with that?  Click HERE to see how Brooke tackled this project.  

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Make Your Own Chalk Paint

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Sunday, January 15, 2012, In : Decorating 


Brooke, from Spruce Your Nest, is back again today to talk all about Chalk Paint.  I admit, I had to look up what it is.  What I found is that it is not chalkboard paint.  It is a paint that is very popular in England.  It is well known because you do not have to sand, prime or do anything else before you paint, and one coat goes a long way.  But, it is (in my opinion) pretty expensive.  So, Brooke is going to show us how to make it ourselves.  Click Here to read all about how she did it.  He...
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How to Crackle with Glue

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, In : Decorating 


If you are a crafter and have ever purchased crackle gel, you know that it can be expensive!  Today, Brooke from Spruce Your Nest is going to teach us how to cracke using good old Elmer's glue.  I was amazed at how wonderful it looked.  Click Here to learn how to do it yourself.  

 

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Simple Christmas

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Thursday, December 15, 2011, In : Decorating 

Last night I had a lovely (ha) conversation with my 15 year old daughter about how our house does not look "Christmasy" this year.  We bought an artificial tree for the first time (not her favorite) and I decided to change the color scheme of my decorations and so only bought a few of the new color (teal).  She is not happy with the final results (I did offer to have her finish the decorating - you know nothing happened)  The joys of teenagers :)  Anyway...

Today Brooke from Spruce Your Nest s...
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How to Make a Candy Topiary

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Sunday, December 11, 2011, In : Decorating 


Brooke from Spruce your Nest is back with another great crafty idea!  She made these adorable candy topiaries!  They look good enough to eat!  Click Here to find out how she made them.  



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Mirror Makeover...From Drab to Fab

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Saturday, November 12, 2011, In : Decorating 

Last year I started my master bathroom make over.  I was able to repaint our cabinets, put down tile and the next step was to do something with the large builder mirror we had hanging in there.  I went on line and looked at several different websites that offered molding that you could cut yourself or have ordered to place on your mirrors, but most of them were really expensive.  So, I decided to do it myself (well with the help of my dad and my husband)  I purchased 2 different sizes of MDF ...
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Don't Buy New...Redo

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Saturday, November 12, 2011, In : Decorating 

This week Brooke, from SpruceYourNest is sharing another one of her wonderful furniture transformations.  Isn't this cabinet beautiful?  Click Here to visit her site where she shares a little bit about how she is going to sell this and were she will be donating the money.  She will also share with you the link to read all about how she created this redo.



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How to Use Rope As Curtain Rods

Posted by Moms Fun Money on Monday, November 7, 2011, In : Decorating 



Last time we heard from Brooke of Spruce Your Nest, she was sharing how she took tree branches and made curtain rods. Well, she is at it again.  This time she is sharing with us how rope can make a great curtain rod as well.  Click Here to read all about it.



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