Thursday, January 29, 2015

Fridays Unfolded Link Party {#142}

Time to party this week!!  :) 


It seems like everyone I know has been getting sick lately!  And, the lo and behold it hit our house this weekend.  It started with hubby and then moved onto me.  No flu, just cruddy colds with ZERO energy.  Needless to say, my house is still in disarray and I did not get near as much done as I had planned.  But, sometimes I think God puts the brakes on for us when we don't do it for ourselves.  Sometimes you just need to rest your body!!

I shared with you this week our DIY trundle bed that got a lot of use during winter break while my college boy was home.  It was a simple inexpensive solution for extra sleeping space!


I enjoyed perusing through all of your creativity this week.  A variety of things really caught my eye!  

Remember, If you are pinning one of these great ideas for yourself, please click over to the original link and pin from there - thanks!

Andrea from Scrapality was brave enough to let us into her mess as she is tackling her Heap of Change Challenge.  I think we all have a closet like this in our home.  I know I do!!  Great job on the clean-out!

Heap of Change Challenge from Scrapality

I think I have expressed my love of pom-poms on this blog on more than one occasion, so how could I resist this adorable wreath from Elizabeth at Just Following Jesus?! So cute and I love the red and white bow.  :)

Pom Pom Wreath How To from Just Following Jesus

These carrots that Heather from My Sweet Mission shared look and sound delicious!  They are going on my must try list for sure!

Maple Glazed Carrots from My Sweet Mission

And these little birthday hats that Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling shared are the most precious things!

How to Make Simple Sprinkle Birthday Party Hats from Delineate Your Dwelling

Thanks again for inspiring us each week!! Remember to grab a button for your blog if you were featured!


Each hostess chooses their own features so be sure to stop by each one to see what they picked. :)  Also make sure you check out our pinterest boards.  One board is for features and one board is for other things that may have caught our eye.



Now let's see what you've been up to this week!!

You remember the rules ;)

  • Follow ALL of our hostesses in some way: Frazzled JOY, NancherrowSew A Fine Seamand Skipping Sideways
  • Link up as many posts as you like - recipes, decorating, faith, kids, homeschooling, humor, giveaways...whatever unfolded for you lately.
  • Grab the code and post the party button or linked text somewhere on your blog.
  • Visit a few links (it's a party, people!).
  • Pin only from the original posts.
  • By joining Fridays Unfolded you are giving us permission to post a linked photo from your shared post.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

DIY Trundle Bed

Thinking of all my friends in the Northeast today!!  I will do my best to send some of our warmth your way - in the 70's here the past couple of days!!  My college boy made it back just in time for all of the excitement.  :)  I'm glad he wasn't trying to travel in it, and that he doesn't really have to get out in it.  Stay warm and safe everyone!!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that there are some fun things going on around here, not quite ready to share the after yet, but it's coming I promise!!

Today I decided to bring to you a project that we actually completed this fall.  With my college boy being home for a month for winter break, it got lots of use!!  Our DIY trundle bed!


When all the siblings were splitting and switching rooms, we decided to adios the bunk beds.  At 11 and 13 they are getting a bit big for them honestly.  But, I knew that I wanted an actual bed for everyone to sleep on when college boy was home - rather than the couch or floor.  

There are lots of tutorials for trundle beds out there.  And we consulted several.  Our biggest issue was the height of the mattress and the space under the bed.  There was not enough room for a platform for the mattress to lay on, and it was barely big enough for the mattress alone.  

We decided to add height to the bed with casters. Which was fairly simple to do.  Our bed frame had these metal 'buttons' on each leg that I just popped off (with a little force).  Then, I was left with a hole to screw in the caster.  We needed to drill the hole out a bit to make it big enough for the caster, but pretty simple process really.


The issue we had was in order to have room for casters under the trundle board we needed like 3" casters which are huge, and expensive.  

So, as we are standing in the aisle at Home Depot, hubby spotted these furniture movers. Light bulb!!

Surely I could attach these to the bottom of our platform and they would slide well.  We trimmed our board to fit the mattress and the space under the bed, and we rounded the corners to protect toes.


Then, we attached the furniture movers with liquid nails, and added a couple of straps for pulling - made of a thrift store belt cut into two pieces and attached with screws.

Does it slide you ask??  YES!!  I think it might work better than casters, and doesn't leave marks on the carpet.  The kiddos can easily slide it in and out!


We already had the mattress, so our expense was only the wood ($20), casters for the bed ($12), furniture movers ($8), and belt ($2) for the trundle.  Under $50 for it all!  Far less than purchasing a bed with a trundle!


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Fridays Unfolded Link Party {#141}

Man oh man these weeks just keep flying by!! How is it possibly Friday again??  


We have had some gorgeous weather around here this past week!  A nice break from all the cold, but I here it's not staying around.  :(

I took advantage of the warmth and did some spray painting - bringing new life to some old frames to use in this sweet gallery wall for my girl.


My boy boarded a plane back to Boston this morning.  It's going to be a long spring of classes and baseball - which he is looking forward to very much.  I am adjusting to this new phase of life with a big kid away, and another on his heals itching to go.  But I'd be lying if I said it was easy.

As usual you guys shared some great stuff!  Here are the ones that caught my attention this week.

Remember, If you are pinning one of these great ideas for yourself, please click over to the original link and pin from there - thanks!

Katie from Little House of Four built this really cute storage box for her son.  I love the finish she achieved with stain and paint.  

DIY Rolling Storage Box from Little House of Four

These hanging paper hearts Diane made look so fun to make and would be a sweet touch to any decor for Valentine's Day.

3-D Hanging Paper Hearts Tutorial from An Extraordinary Day

This sweet and simple wood heart garland from Lindsay at My Creative Days is a perfect edition for the holidays.

Easy DIY Valentine Garland from My Creative Days

You guys never cease to amaze me with your creativity!!  Keep it up and share this party with your friends!!  The more the merrier and the more the inspiration!! 

If you were featured be sure to grab a button for your blog!


Be sure to check out the other hostesses to see what they picked.  Also make sure you check out our pinterest boards.  One board is for features and one board is for other things that may have caught our eye.



Now let's see what you've been up to this week!!

You remember the rules ;)

  • Follow ALL of our hostesses in some way: Frazzled JOY, NancherrowSew A Fine Seamand Skipping Sideways
  • Link up as many posts as you like - recipes, decorating, faith, kids, homeschooling, humor, giveaways...whatever unfolded for you lately.
  • Grab the code and post the party button or linked text somewhere on your blog.
  • Visit a few links (it's a party, people!).
  • Pin only from the original posts.
  • By joining Fridays Unfolded you are giving us permission to post a linked photo from your shared post.

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