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I am soooo excited about our new barn wood map that Dan made for me! The guy is a freakin’ rock star on the jigsaw. I could have tried this one myself, but his skills are bar none. We started out with a barn door from my sister Natalie. Thanks sis. {You have actually seen this barn wood before…we used it in Jill’s house to make the sliding barn door}. But don’t you worry, if you don’t have access to barn wood, you can … [Read more...]

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  Does your husband hate me? It’s ok, you can be honest. I’ve heard it dozens of times, “Would you quit changing your house? Now my wife thinks we need to change OURS!” Although Dan is mostly supportive of my crazy ideas, last time I went to IKEA with him, I started arranging frames on the ground at the store. Dan’s reaction? “What are these frames for? What wall do we even have left to decorate!?!” I didn’t … [Read more...]

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Listen up dudettes {and dudes} I am super proud to finally post more pictures of our entryway project. Buuuuuut we just got back from traveling this week and I can barely keep my eyes open. If you follow us on instagram and facebook, you already know we’ve had an eventful week. It was fun to hang out with family don’t get me wrong, but we have a traveling hangover. If you have ever trekked across the state with kids, you … [Read more...]

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You know that I love my Silhouette and that I seriously use it all the time. Case in point? These adorable {and easy} kitchen signs... Thank you to Over the Big Moon for the inspiration! Ok so, after searching the Silhouette store for the images I wanted, I went to work! {The font used is called Mishka} I already had the boards from a previous project  so after deciding I needed a change, I went to town. Painting … [Read more...]

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Hey again ATT readers! Beth here again from Sawdust and Embryos! ...it's great to be back! So this time around, I'm going to change things up a bit. Instead of a furniture tutorial, I'm gonna show you guys how to make these adorable woodgrain Profile Plaques for your kiddos, or to give as gifts! Using a child's profile as artwork is all the rage right now, and I've seen it done with bright contact paper, or fabric as the … [Read more...]

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After we got the electrical sign, we brought it home and took off the front panel. It needed some clean-up and re-wiring. Good thing I happen to know the handiest man around, huh!?! My husband Dan had everything fixed in a jiffy. :)  Next, we called in a favor from our saweeeeet neighbor Rob to come help lift the bad boy! {Thanks Rob!} The boys had a hard time finding studs because of the faux brick wood paneling … [Read more...]

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I am REALLY excited to show you the AMAZING, OLD, COLORFUL electric sign that we picked up at a sign graveyard! I have ALWAYS wanted an old sign in my house, and I have been searching for one for FOREVER!! I’ve found that old signs are hard to come by, and they are VERY expensive. What a bad combination. I have been on the hunt for months, heck even YEARS for something like this, but the stars just hadn’t aligned yet!! Ha … [Read more...]

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Doing things yourself has its MAJOR perks, and for the last two years (almost) All Things Thrifty has been demonstrating how decorating can be inexpensive.  Doing things yourself is a big strategy to lower costs for decorating, and that is why I tend to do my own projects. A few months ago, I started giving Blue Ribbons to those that meet a few criteria. In order to qualify for a blue ribbon, the project must be:1: … [Read more...]

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Sometimes I get crazy ideas, let's be honest. My husband is a good sport, and he goes along with my "vision" most of the time!I decided I wanted an ultra-unique mirror. The idea has been processing in my brain for several months. Then, I got contacted by a super duper nice producer from Good Things Utah. It was a perfect time to materialize my idea because of course I wanted something fun to take to the show!Step 1: I … [Read more...]