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10 Quick Projects: {in less than an hour}

I am all about quick and easy ideas that pack a big punch. After all, I am a busy mom with two little ones who no longer take naps. You know what that means. Very little time, my friends. The sweet and talented Cassie from Hi Sugarplum! is hosting a link party today with my kind of projects. When thinking about what I might link up, I realized that some of you who are new to my blog may have missed some of my favorite easy projects. Here are a few of my readers’ favorites: {Brass Side Table for under $20} brass side table a thoughtful place {magazine rack} magazine rack a thoughtful place {teaching children about money} children and money a thoughtufl place {goodbye closet door} take off closet door a thoughtful place {paper clutter file} paper clutter file a thoughtful place {blanket turned pillow case} making a pillow case a thoughtful place {Fabric Lined Cabinets} fabric lined cabinet a thoughtful place {DIY Headband Stand} headband stand a thoughtful place {organized medicines: kitchen cabinet} organized medicines a thoughtful place {Chalkboard Coasters} Chalkboard coasters a thoughtful place You can check out more under my projects tab or with my Take 5 Series. Now go hop on over to Hi Sugarplum to gather crazy good inspiration for quick and easy projects. It’s the In About an Hour par-tay!!!! Thanks for hosting, Cassie!

Take Five {Five Minute Projects Day 4}

The good stuff just keeps on coming! Today we have Emily, April, and Carmel showing us quick and creative projects. Let’s get things started with Carmel from Our Fifth House: Idea #1: Adding Decorative Trim to Curtains our fifth house Carmel and I hit if off the second we met in Bog land! But the deal was sealed when I stumbled upon a comment she had made about her favorite Chinese restaurant . . . it happened to be The Peking Dragon in Dana Point, California which I have been going to for years! It really is a small world seeing as though sweet Carmel lives in the South. Carmel is super talented and has done AMAZING things in her home. This five minute project can be completed with just using a glue gun! I love that.     Carmel recommends using a low temperature glue gun. You can use any trim you like and the nice thing is that because you are using the glue gun, they can be changed anytime as well. In her original post, she will also show you hos to create a more custom look by pinching the curtains from behind when you hang them. It gives the illusion of pleats. And for those of you who love Legally Blonde as much as I do, she gives a great reference to it in her post. BEFORE After Such a great custom look in a really short amount of time! Thanks, Carmel.   Idea #2: Earring Organizer a kitchen table for two April from a kitchen table for two came up with a very creative solution to the lost earring syndrome. We have all been there. Frantically trying to find the mate to your other earring. Well, talk about an easy fix.  She went from this: To this: One mesh wire basket and you are ready to go! Thanks, April! Idea #3:  Fabric Covered Canvas name 5 things.   I had so much fun meeting up with Emily from Name 5 Things just a couple of months ago. She is as sweet as you would imagine. And the girl loves all things related to décor and making lists . . .um, hello!!? That’s right up my alley! Today she is sharing a quick way to add art to your wall. By simply covering a piece of canvas in fabric, you can instantly change the feel of a space. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Just get a store bought canvas that fits your space (or several of them to group), and then get enough yardage of your favorite fabric and wrap it around the canvas.  Staple it in place, cut off any excess fabric, and then hang.  If you’re using fabric with a geometric pattern, double check that the pattern is straight before stapling.  Really, this project couldn’t be any easier!  The best part is that you can easily change out the fabric as your room changes or as your tastes change!  image image Emily, I love that fabric! I would love to make some pillows out of that. And this is a great way to use a fabric you love somewhere in a space . . . maybe even that expensive piece of fabric you have your eye on but can’t afford to go with too many yards. This would add a lot to any room. Thanks, Emily {loving those nesting tables, too!} ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Thanks, Ladies. Tomorrow is the last day of the Take Five Series. Come on back for more quick projects to transform your home.  If you missed any of the ideas, you can find them by clicking on the button below!

Take Five {Five Minute Projects Day 3}

Hi everyone! I have to say that I am a bit giddy as I will be heading out to Charleston, South Carolina tomorrow for a much needed four days of frolicking in the sun with good friends from college. Yahoo!!! Every two years, my college girlfriends and I pick a spot somewhere in the United States to reunite. So along with sharing more fun projects, I am also scurrying around to get everything ready to go. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Today we have three talented bloggers here to inspire you with quick and easy ideas! Let’s get to it!   Idea #2:  Faux Flower Canvas Ten June This next idea from the adorable and sassy Michelle of Ten June is one of my favorites. It is so striking and would look great in so many different rooms. Cut your circles into four different sizes. Place in a bag and squish to get a wrinkled effect! Then put a straight pin through the fabric and faux pearl! It’s as easy as that!   Thank you, Michelle, for this darling project. I can see this type of art looking great in a child’s room, nursery, guest room, or bathroom. You can really change the feel of it depending on the fabrics you use. And what a great piece of art to make from scrap pieces of fabric you have designed a room in. You can read her whole post here. And FYI . . she found these fabrics in the form of Tea Towels! So keep your eyes peeled . . . anything would work! Idea #2:  Summer Wreath Simply LKJ My sweet friend Lauren from Simply LKJ is always doing amazing things around her house to make it a home. She is such a dedicated mother to her wonderful children and I admire her so much. Here is a darling summer wreath she put together in just a few minutes! Supplies You Will Need: 2 grapevine wreaths (one smaller than the other) Seashells Jute twine Burlap (or ribbon) Glue gun 1.  Attach the two grapevine wreaths together, the smaller on top of the larger.  This makes the wreath appear fuller.  I used zip ties! 2.  Randomly glue your seashells around the grapevine wreaths once assembled. 3.  Add some jute twine, and finish with a burlap bow (or ribbon you have on hand). Thanks, Lauren. Such a great wreath for this time of year. Now all I need is a beach house to go with it! Idea #3:  Make Your Own Bird Feeder schue love And now it’s time to get messy! The talented Natasha from Shue Love is here today with a fantastic summer project. I can always count on Natasha for some amazingly yummy recipes as well. You can check out her blog right here. Take it away, Natasha! ……………………………………………………………………….

 Natasha from Schue Love here with a super easy DIY project that the whole family can enjoy!  This is a great project for the spring and summer, when all the birds are out and about…ready to eat! 
It’s the Pine Cone Bird Feeder and it’s as easy as 1-2-3!  Ready?
First things first, you need the right supplies:
  • A good sized pine cone
  • Bird seed
  • Peanut Butter (the natural kind is the best with the natural oils)
  • Agave nectar or honey…to give it more "stickiness"
  • String to hang the feeder
Ok, now you’re ready to get started!
Step 1:
 After mixing the peanut butter and agave together {if so desired}, apply the peanut butter to the pine cone.  Make sure to get into all the crevices!
It should look something like this when finished.
Step 2:
 Add birdseed to pine cone…in a bowl preferably. Make sure to coat the pine cone and really pat it down.
End result should look like this!
Check out these seeds and nuts!
Step 3:
 Hang it outside for the birds to enjoy!!!
Thanks so much for having me today Courtney!!  I hope this inspired an easy DIY project!  :)
xo natasha

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… And while I head to Charleston {where I am hoping to meet up with Chassity!!!! from Look Linger Love} The Take Five series will continue! Thursday and Friday are packed with super simple and fantastic projects. In case you missed any projects they can be found here: Take Five Day One Take Five Day Two  

Take 5: Steppin’ up in Style

First off, I just want to thank all of you who left such heartfelt comments on the post about taking off the training wheels. I rarely write from such a personal place so to know that it spoke to some of you really made me so very happy. And thank you to those who took the time to email me about their own personal journeys. Last week I mentioned that I was bringing back the “Take 5” series and I was thrilled to find out that so many of you were on board as well. I plan to show you some of my own quick and easy projects as well as highlight reader projects. So I am kicking it off this week with a fantastic staircase makeover created by Heather from the blog home with heather. Heather and I have a great deal in common. We both loved striped walls, organizing, decorating and we both were fifth grade teachers. ………………………………..in this house we are real   I think these stairs are amazing. I love the sentiment and the personal touch. I am just wishing I had the right type of stairs to do this project on. Sadly,  will be living with carpeted stairs for quite some time. If you hop on over to Heather’s blog, she can show you how to achieve a similar look. She also has more inspiration photos if you are looking for ideas to add some sass to your step! If you would like to share an idea for a relatively quick project with my readers, shoot me an email at athoughtfulplaceblog@gmail.com with “take 5” in the subject. I look forward to seeing what you have been up to! Quick and Easy Projects