Ikea Ektorp Tullsta Rocking Chair Hack

Remake an inexpensive Ikea Chair into an upscale rocker! Ektorp Tullsta rocking chair hack! | saynotsweetanne.com

Why is it my favorite things are always the cheapest? Favorite gift? Craft supplies. Diamonds are nice, but craft stuff is more useful. My favorite restaurant? My kitchen. Favorite chair? That cheap $90 number we bought when we first moved out on our own. I suppose I should be grateful I have inexpensive tastes. EspeciallyRead more

Easy Iron On Foil Quote Art

Easy Foil Quote Art! Use simple iron on vinyl to create a professional screen printed or foil printed look to quotes and other art! | saynotsweetanne.com

There has been a huge trend for foil/shiny elements in home decor lately. I see tons of beautiful pins of amazing foil art prints that are just too lovely not to want. And believe me, I want them all! When we decided on the theme for baby James’ room hubby and I knew that weRead more

DIY Faux Animal Skin Rug

Easy DIY Faux Animal Skin Rug. Create an awesome accent rug with just a couple of fabric yards and some ingenuity!  | Saynotsweetanne.com

As a part of our nursery, we  wanted to add a few rustic elements, like a plush “fur” rug. The trouble was, as it is with a lot of home decor, those things are expensive. Last I checked, little boys are not exactly known for treating their flooring with the respect a $250 rug deserves,Read more

DIY Tinted Glass

Pinterest Inspired Faux Tinted Glass | saynotsweetanne.com

I’m sure you’ve all seen the beautiful images on Pinterest about making DIY tinted glass, or tinted mason jars. The recipe is simple: a little mod podge, a little food coloring and a jar. Sound easy right? Well, I’m not saying its impossible. And now that I’ve had some time to live with the jarsRead more

DIY Swag Lamp Designer Shade

DIY Elegant Lamp Shade

Sometimes my desire for a beautiful home wars with my desire to be frugal. I love design. I love all the HGTV and Style channel shows with beautiful furniture and perfect decor. But I don’t love the idea of spending close to $400 on a swag lamp. It all started when hubby and I sawRead more

Ice Cream Bar Reveal + Giveaway

Bright Basement Ice Cream "Shop" - great kid friendly alternative to a bar! | Saynotsweetanne.com | #diy #icecream #bar #basement #retro

We have been in this house for over 6 months now! It is so hard to believe! In all that time We’ve started a LOT of projects. And only finished a hand full. (Don’t worry, I’m not giving up!) The first room that we ever finished was our Rustic Cozy Guest Room. And this, thisRead more

Forever Beautiful DIY Fake Cupcakes

Easy DIY Faux Cupcakes! They look like the real thing, but will last forever! Great for ornaments, decorations, or photo props! | Saynotsweetane.com | #diy #prop #decor #cute

So, I’ve been working on this basement ice cream shop for a while now. And while I’ve used candy as a decoration in the past, I’d like some sort of baked good under glass for a table center. The trouble is, cupcakes don’t last. Or do they? I’m not entirely sure where I first hearRead more

Easy DIY Fireplace

DIY Easy & Removable Fireplace - Create a beautiful and believable fireplace on the cheap. Moving? Take it with you! | Saynotsweetanne.com | #diy #renovation #fireplace #apartment

When we were looking to buy a home, we has a list of wants and a list of needs. Fireplace was right on the edge of the two lists. I mean, I can’t say I really need a fireplace, as I have little intention of heating my house with it. What I did need was characterRead more

Refrigerator and Bookshelf Makeover [Free Printable] [Review]

Easy Bookshelf Makeover using printed paper and glue. Cheap, easy, and makes a boring bookshelf look perfect and fashion forward! | Saynotsweetanne.com | #makeover #decor #easy #ikeahack

I’ve been busy working in our basement Ice Cream shop!! It all started when Icon Wall Stickers contacted me about reviewing their product. They let me choose one of thier many stickers and sent it for free. So, that part of this post is sponsored but the view/opinion are all mine! Anyway, so I hadRead more