Those of you who have been following this blog for a while know that I believe strongly that all you need is some paint to revamp a piece of furniture. Other DIY ideas also help, but paint is often the first thing I go to when I want to change up my decor and don’t want to spend a lot. I’ve used a lot of different paints over the years, but one of my favorites has to be chalk paint. I just love how it looks and how it feels, and it also makes it easy to distress furniture! If you… [Read More]
Is it possible to have a beautiful home on a budget? You bet it is! One really good way to save money on home decor is to Do It Yourself. In other words DIY your home decor projects. You can do everything from making farmhouse style tables to smaller decorative accessories! Since ACN is all about helping you make the most of what you have, I thought I’d share some beautiful ideas for decorating on a budget. Check out these brilliant DIY Dollar Store Home Decorating Projects! After all, it doesn’t get much cheaper than the dollar store. You won’t believe that… [Read More]
One of my favorite ways to decorate for any holiday is with a garland or banner! Sometimes I can find a cute garland for a low price in Target’s dollar spot, or in Hobby Lobby during after-holiday sales. But the rest of the time, if I want a garland/banner (and don’t want to spend a ton) I just make one myself! Making your own banner is actually really easy. Some of the ones below are just free printables that you cut out and hang up on string, and others take some basic crafting skills. Either way, you can create a… [Read More]
Merry Christmas Everyone!
I can’t believe it’s already officially fall! While the weather isn’t totally seasonably cool here yet, the leaves are starting to change colors and drop, so I’m sure that’s just around the corner! To be ready when the fall season really hits, I’ve started updating my home’s decor for fall. I put out some of my usual fall decor, but I also wanted to add a bit of something new to change it all up a bit. I also didn’t want to spend any money. So I decided to go looking for free printables! I found a lot of great… [Read More]
Sorry to say this but….I don’t love my kitchen! I spend so much time in mine trying to cook delicious & nutritious meals for the people I love, that I want my kitchen to be a reflection of my creativity and an oasis of comfort. I want to enjoy being in there! But the old 1980’s oak cabinets are just not my style. I’ve been thinking of painting them to save money. Paint is the cheapest way to change the look of something (not always the easiest but the cheapest). So I’m sharing 20 DIY Painted Kitchen Cabinets Ideas with… [Read More]
Spring has really sprung here! The grass is finally green, the trees are leafing out, flowers are blooming, and the weather’s finally getting warmer! If you’re also finally seeing the start of spring where you are, you’ll probably want to celebrate it inside your home! One of the best ways to celebrate anything is with a banner! To help you out, here is a “Happy Spring” Free Printable Banner! I chose to hang my banner on my fireplace mantel, but if you don’t have a mantel, there are still many places you could hang your banner! Consider hanging it over… [Read More]
Tomorrow is the first official day of spring! After the gray, cold winter days, it’s nice to finally start planning to put up some spring decor! If you’re tired of your old spring decorations, you don’t need to spend a fortune in the stores. Instead, why not make some cute spring decor for your home? It’s easy, and costs very little. To give you some ideas, here are 10 Pretty Spring DIY Projects! With these spring projects your home will look wonderfully seasonal, and you’ll likely have a lot of fun doing the projects! Many of these would also make… [Read More]