DIY and finds


I saw this initial door thingie here and I thought it was cute.

Then I was wandering through Hobby Lobby and I saw some large letters for $8.99.  I decided to buy one and try making my own.  Here's how it turned out.
The letter was originally black.  I just painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old Ochre (already had it) and used some strips of a drop cloth that I had on hand.  It was super inexpensive! I may need to rework the top part (Mr. C says it looks sloppy). Gee thanks!

Also at Hobby Lobby--adorable drawer pulls on sale for $1.50 each.

Very reminiscent of Anthropologie.....
except Anthro's are $8 each (not the end of the world, but it's hard to beat $1.50).
Saw this mirror originally here.

Then the other day in Kirkland's, while looking for a lamp, I spotted this.
Admittedly not the best picture and it does look a bit smaller but it's a pretty sassy mirror for $49. Please excuse my 3 year old showing off his belly.  Oops!

I'm definitely getting the bug to start house projects again.  It's a never ending thing here!


  1. Great DIY!!! And I SO wish we had a Hobby Lobby close to us- that store is amazing!! It's been tempting some days to drive to the one an hour away from us just to scour the store!! :)

  2. Just went to Hobby Lobby for the first time yesterday. We have so many house projects I don't know where to start! Love the belly in the mirror!

  3. Such fun projects, and I always love Hobby lobby's knobs!

  4. I love Kirklands!!! They have the best stuff and I love a good DIY! :)

  5. I pin all these DIY project but have yet to do any of them, your letter looks great!!

  6. Great DIY! I am definitely going to have to go to Hobby Lobby I like how you did the letter more then a lot of them that I have seen. Great mirror find at Kirkland's. I was so bummed out when mine went out of business they always seem to have the best stuff. xo

  7. I love this DIY and the great deals you found! Love those drawer pulls! I love Hobby Lobby and always seem to find great things I can't live without when strolling the aisles!

  8. I love all the DIYs! I especially love that you actually do them! I also say I will and never get around to it! The C for the door is great!

  9. I am in the same mood...wanting to redecorate the house! I love Hobby Lobby and Kirklands! Also, Pier One is great!!! I could get sucked in there for hours! ;)
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  10. Look at you! Such awesome (affordable) finds!