Crafts and Decor, DIY Projects, For the Kids

Restoring our Rainbow Playset

IMG_20170530_195728_105We are so excited to have this new addition to our house! It took a ton of sweat equity and a whole lot of love to bring this baby back to life.

We were able to purchase this used Rainbow Playset for a heck of a deal. It was however painted brick red and much of the paint was wasting away. Oh how I wish I would have saved a “before” photo so you could see how much it’s changed.

It took us about 3 days straight of stripping paint, sanding and staining but it was well worth the effort. Now when I look at this playset I can admire all our hard work. Here is how we did it . . .

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DIY Projects

DIY Barn Door Headboard

IMG_20170507_211556_220A close friend of mine had an old barn that collapsed recently and she let us have some of the barn wood. We were so lucky to be given this rustic jem because it’s not easy to come by.

I decided to re-purpose the distressed wood into an amazing king size headboard that would become a statement piece for our master bedroom. I put my husband to work on this one and he taught me some of his carpentry skills. Here is how we did it:

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