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How to Transform a Wall with No Paint! You Can with Pixers Wall Murals!

My girls and I love to change and decorate but lead very busy lives!  Sometimes we don’t have time for all the projects that I have on my do to list and my husband (bless his heart) gets sick of his honey do’s! Ha!  I have visions of grander things all the time but homework, bath time, sick kids and walking the dog usually get in the way.  I have been wanting to paint my daughters room but who has time for that?  When I heard about Pixerstick wall murals by Pixers,  I had to give them a try.  We did receive complimentary Pixerstick Wall murals to try out for you guys but opinions are 100% our own!

shabby chic pixerstick

Changing a wall with no paint

Pixerstick Wall Murals  are tear- and crease-resistant self-adhesive matte wall murals that allow you to easily transform any area of your home and they literally have millions of patterns for every room of your house.   You can easily install them unassisted, and then move them from place to place as often as you please, whenever you want – you’ll see how simple this is.  My husband put ours up in each one of my daughters room, by himself, in about 10 minutes total time.  That sure beats painting or wallpapering, doesn’t it!

pixerstick wall mural

Easy to Use and Perfect for any room

Pixers let me go on their website and order the size and design I wanted.  Just pull out your ole tape measure and you are good to go.  It was super easy navigating their website.  Since our decor is shabby chic, you can see the pattern I got in the pictures for both my daughters rooms.  It matches their decor perfectly and I am so excited that I will be able to move both my Pixersticks to another room if I want someday or different areas of their room.  You will get your moneys worth with this product.  It is not flimsy and cheap like some of the other decals you can buy at your local department stores and it actually looks like we painted the wall.  They lay very flat and smooth!

redo a wall with no paint

change a room with no paint

Special discount code for Mom Always Knows Readers

Just for my readers, Pixers is offering a 40% coupon code at checkout!  Just use coupon code MOMALWAYSKNOWS!   We love our Pixersticks and can’t wait to get some more for the bathroom window!  Yes they even have window decals!  Check them out here!  You will be pleasantly surprised!

Blessings!

 

 

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Easy DIY Patio Table Top Tutorial

We had a big hail storm (think softball size hail) where I live about a year ago and it broke the glass out on my wicker patio table.  It has just been sitting around collecting dust for the last year because I am too cheap to throw it out.  I knew I wanted to do something with it so I decided to rehab it myself DIY style and make a new table top!  So, if you have an old table lying around that has no top and needs a new top or you just want to do a table makeover, please join us for some fun!

Make an Easy DIY Table Top

easy diy table top

This Tutorial can be applied to any kind of table you have, not just a patio table.   Think coffee table, end table, desk etc.

Here is what you will need to make your easy table top:

Paint (color of your choice)

Hammer/Drill if you like/Screwdriver/Sanding Block or Power Sander

Knobs of your choice (Had laying around the house)

Pressure-treated Plywood- $12

Cedar Planks (optional)- $6

Steps:

  1.  Measure the size you will need for the table top.  If you take the actual sizes you need to your local hardware store (I went to Home Depot) they will cut it for you.  Easy as pie and perfect cuts too.  I used pressure treated wood since my table will be outside on the patio and needs to withstand weather conditions.  You can get the wood there as well you would like to use.  Plywood is the cheaper option.  supplies for DIY table top
  2. I put Cedar Planks on top of the table just for decoration as well.  If you want have the local hardware store cut these for you too.  They are the planks used for fencing or you can use whatever kind you like.
  3. Sand the top (Optional.)  Paint the top of the table.  I painted the front, back and sides of the plywood with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (Duck Egg.)  I wanted it to have a rustic country look.  Plus it dries super quick.  Like think 15 minutes.  If you want to put the Annie Sloan Wax on to protect it, you can but I did not because I don’t care if it fades because like I said I wanted a more weathered look on it. painting with annie sloan chalk paint
  4. When your table top  dries, you can now attach it to your base.  My base already had holes in the top of the legs where it connects to the underside of the base so the next part was easy for me.  If your base does not, this is where your drill/screwdriver comes in to play.  You will have to find a way to connect your table top to the base and make it secure.  Next I picked 4 decorative knobs for the corners from Hobby Lobby that I liked and screwed them in.  I used a drill to make holes through the cedar planks and the plywood so I could just stick my knobs in.  Wow, done!  Top connected to base!  wicker table base for diy tableplywood table top do it yourself table top
  5. I did use 4 little tack nails and nail the middle small piece of cedar plank to the plywood and nailed the decorative handle to that plank that you see in the middle of the table.  The table was too plain for me at this point so I wanted to do a bit more to decorate it so I used another color of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Old White and did a few brush strokes all over the top lightly.  Next I took the sanding block and sanded the whole top and sides of the table!  Awesome!  The colors all blended and gave me that weathered look that I had been going for! table with annie sloan chalk paintknobs from home depotdiy patio table

Easy, took me less than an hour and some of that time was going to Home Depot to get the supplies!  I had my little helpers which sped things up a bit (or did it lol) so this is a quick little project you can do that has big results to spruce up a once dead furniture piece.  What do you think of my Easy DIY Patio Table Top?  We love it!  Works great for us in the space outside!

Have fun and happy DIY’ing!

For more great DIY tips, check out the DIY Network!  I love them for their how-to’s!

 

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3 Ways to Save Money on Furniture and Home Decor with Wayfair

Hey Mom,  Are you like me and when you want or need a new piece of furniture you can’t stand to go to the furniture store to get it because it’s just too dang expensive!  Retail furniture has like a 100% or more mark up and that is no joke!  If I need something I will take my time and cruise Craig’s list, garage sales, Facebook group sites and my newest addiction Wayfair!  Yes Wayfair! Have you heard of it yet?

Save Money on Furniture

It’s got literally a zillion items for your home like furniture, home furnishings, décor and goods, including more than eight million products from over 10,000 suppliers.  Just type in what you are looking for and viola, done.  You can shop by department, room or even style!

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3 Ways to Save Money with Wayfair

 Check at noontime.

Every day at noon they have a new sales launch where you can shop limited-time deals on furniture and decor at up to 70% off!  What??  Really!  You can catch some really great deals!

Set up MyWayfair account

You can even set up a MyWayfair account and get sent notifications for promo codes and more! They even offer a credit card if you need it and free shipping on orders over $49 all the time!

Sign up for Wayfair Rewards

Save on everything home when you shop and share!  Earn Rewards Dollars when you refer friends and review purchases.  Earn points on every order to redeem for Rewards Dollars and spend those rewards dollars at all five of Wayfair online retail sites (Wayfair.com, Joss & Main, AllModern, Birch Lane, DwellStudio, and Wayfair Supply!)  Wow!  When you refer friends and they buy, you get rewards!  Helping friends save money too is awesome!

 

Sign up now and Wayfair will send you a 10% off coupon!  That is $20 off that $200 table that you have been eyeing that probably would of cost you $750 if you would of went to your local furniture store!

What are you waiting for?  Check them out HERE!  We love Wayfair!

 

 

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Beddy’s All In One Zip Up Bedding Review

By Elizabeth Hurt

 


It was a Sunday that I first fell in love with Beddy’s.  I was not even in the market and had even finally finished both my girls rooms with PBK quilts and decor.  I still love PBK and will always use them but let me get back to my story.  A friend of mine had just moved into a new house and was giving me the tour.  She has 5 bedrooms so it was taking awhile.  1st stop,  babies room, decorated with the cutest shabby chic decor you could image.  2nd stop and low and behold was the first time I laid eyes on the “Beddy’s.”  I immediately noticed the ruffles and the colors and the “neat” look and asked her what it was.  She said it was one of those zip beds but not the “cheap ugly” ones from TV.  She proceeded to tell me and then show me all three of her daughters beds with different style Beddy’s.   My friend Miranda (the one with the Beddy’s) said “I love our beddy’s. It has made a huge difference in our kids being able to make their beds and keep their rooms looking clean.  I suggest them for all Mom’s.”  I was done, fork in me, had to have it.


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I went home that night and searched the Beddy’s website and other sites that might sell Beddy’s.  Checking eBay there were hardly any for sale and really nowhere else but Amazon to buy one.  Usually, that is a good thing, meaning people are holding on to theirs because they like them and they are good quality.  I found a coupon on the Beddy’s facebook page for 20% off and decided to splurge on some Beddy’s for my girls.  On Thursday, less than a week later, my new Beddy’s arrived so super fast and free shipping too!

Here is my review, now that we have had our Beddy’s for a couple of months, for any Mama’s who might be wondering about them!

The first thing that drew me to the Beddy’s was the neat and clean look.  The exterior is quilted, very soft, and fits over the top of the mattress like a fitted sheet.  This creates a very “neat” look like a quilt tucked neatly in all around.  No more sloppy blankets laying around everywhere all day and falling off your kids at night.

 

The second thing about the Beddy’s that I loved was the ruffles, patterns, colors and shabby chic design of the 2 I picked.  There are several that I feel are shabby chic but I picked the ‘Sweet Dreams” and “Always Enchanting” sets.  Very shabby chic and matched all my existing decor and color schemes.

The third thing I love about them is the ease for me and my kids to make the bed.  My 5-year-old is just now starting with chores and this was one of them!  She actually looks forward to making her bed and does it many times without me asking.  My younger daughter doesn’t make her bed yet so it is so much easier for me to just zip it up.

We have a bed rail on my youngest daughters bed so she won’t fall out but this would be a great solution for a Mom looking for a way to keep an older kid in the bed without a bed rail in my opinion.  Once that thing is zipped up, it is very sturdy and secure and would hold them in place.  The inside is a soft minky fabric, which my kids love, and I can attest as well since I have spent a few nights myself sleeping inside of the Beddy’s.

The twin bed is a trundle bed so we didn’t need a bed skirt for her bed but my oldest queen size bed needed a bed skirt so we bought the matching “Sweet Dreams” skirt and it is to die for!  All the sets have coordinating skirts, shams, and pillows.  See the pictures and tell me what you think in the comments below!

We have had had a couple of accidents on them and the top cover zips off for easier washing or if you just want to wash it.  We have a twin and a queen set and they both fit nicely in the washer, just make sure you wash them as suggested by the manufacturer.  The color has stayed the same through the washes so far and my only only only only complaint is the zipper has lost a little of its color coating on one of my sets (see pic below.)

Zipper losing some of the Aqua coating. : (

 

Our Beddy’s are AMAZING and Miranda and I both wish we had one for our King size beds! : )  Here are my kids goofing around and they wanted to tell you they approve as well!

Don’t let the price point fool you!  You would easily spend this or more if you bought nice bedding and bought a fitted sheet, top sheet, sham, pillowcase, and comforter.  With Beddy’s it is all-in-one.  No mess, no fuss!  Perfect for the busy Mom, one less thing to juggle!♥




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Until next time…Keep up the Juggle..