I had this idea to cover barn wood with some metallic gold paint. It turned out awesome. But I just couldn’t stop there. This rustic gold centerpiece was the result. Use this for a dinner party or even for Thanksgiving. A few bottles and some barn wood can become this rustic beauty in just a few minutes. This post is a part of my design team status with DecoArt. I am compensated for my participation however all projects and opinions are my own.
I have a fun free printable for y’all today. My chalkboard kitchen art is a fun cheeky way to share what is on the menu tonight with your crew. Print this fun art that looks like a chalkboard and leave it up all year long. Anyone want to know what is for supper? Point them to this sign!
I have posted a variety of kitchen organization ideas around here over the years. I decided I would round up the top ideas that actually work in our home. These ideas are all still functioning in my home today and make our kitchen run smooth. These are all tried and tested ideas that you can easily replicate for some organization in your own home.
Is your spice drawer a mess? I have a great solution for you! Organizing spices in mason jars. However my version has a unique twist with chalkboard that makes this idea even better. This one was first posted over at the Darice blog however I wanted to share it here in case you missed it. I have been living with this mason jar spice organizer for over 3 months and it really works for us. I hope it will work for you as well.
Everyone that has kids knows that there are schedules and paper everywhere. In order to keep it all corralled and somewhat organized, I came up with this refrigerator command center. We had a big empty area on the side of our refrigerator just begging to get clean and organized. This is a project that won’t take you much time to complete but will reward you with time when you don’t have to search for those pesky doctor reminder cards or the latest sports schedule.
Are you throwing any parties this summer? Get my ideas on how to decorate a summer utensil caddy three ways. Turn a simple utensil caddy into part of the party decor with my super simple ideas. The best part? All of my ideas are not permanent so your utensil caddy can be re-used again and again.
Take a cue from the project below and paint a step stool this weekend. A fun and easy project that will look great in your bathroom, kitchen, or any other room in your home. So y’all I can’t reach the top cabinets in my kitchen. Yep I am tad short. So this step stool gives me the extra height I need without pulling up a kitchen chair. However I wanted it to be pretty and go in the kitchen as well. You will love this stencil and how easy it is to get this look for yourself. This project was originally posted over on the DecoArt blog but I am sharing here in case y’all missed it.
Just click here to go to Old Time Pottery for the full details on making your own painted plaid rug. I write a blog post over there once a month and trust me y’all…..you don’t want to miss this one! Make one of these for your kitchen, kids room, bathroom, any room in your home. A touch of plaid is great anywhere.
Click here to print the weekly menu planner. (Uses OL7000WX labels from OnlineLabels.)
Click here to print the weekly menu sheet with shopping list.
My entire weekly menu planner system will fit nicely into a binder in your kitchen. Add the weekly planner labels and weekly menu sheets to full size sheet protectors. The recipe cards can be added to 4 x 6 index card holders that will also go great in a binder. You will have an organized recipe area in no time at all.
Save money with a weekly menu planner system by planning your meals around the items that are already in your kitchen. I love to think of what I can make with things I have on hand or produce that needs to be used up. BONUS: This saves food waste as well. I am off to plan a few more weeks’ worth of menu. I am wondering how low I can get my grocery bill in January. How about you? Do you meal plan? Print my system for a new twist on your existing planning system. Even if you are new to menu planning my system is super easy to use and will change your life. That nightly battle of what to cook for dinner is gone…for good!
- Wash plate well with rubbing alcohol.
- Print image you want to use on just plain paper and tape to the front of your clear plate.
- Trace image on the back of your plate with a gold sharpie marker. Fill in with marker as well.
- Paint with DecoArt mutli surface paint on the back of your plate right over the top of your sharpie marker. You will need at least two coats of paint on your plate.
- I recommend adding Americana Decoupage Outdoor formula to the back of your plate (2 coats) to help protect your design.