October Verse-A-Day Bible Journaling Challenge

I am so excited to be back today to kick off another month of the October Verse-A-Day Bible Journaling Challenge.  I have absolutely loved seeing everyone’s work for the last two months and I am super excited to see what everyone does with the verses for this month.

Make sure to invite you friends to join us.  We will be sharing our daily work in our Facebook Group Beginner Bible Journaling.  Also if you share your Bible Journaling on Instagram be sure to use #BibleJournalingwithSheena.

Make sure you save the photo below so you can easily join us each day and I hope to see your work in the Facebook Group and on Instagram.  As always if you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment or contact me through email or social media!!

Verse A Day (October 2017)

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Home Matters Linky Party #155

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Making Over my Laundry Room for $51.30

I can’t believe we are at the end of the $100 Room Challenge, but I have sure enjoyed this month and getting to see what everyone has been doing on such a tight budget.  Going into this challenge my biggest decision was using as much of stuff that I have on hand as possible.  I spent a good bit of time on Pinterest looking at pictures of other people’s laundry room makeovers and every time I found something I liked I tried to think to myself “what all do I have on hand that I can use to make this”.

As I mentioned in week two, this room had become a dumping grounds of everything that didn’t have a spot since we moved into our house.  So I spent plenty of time decluttering the laundry room.

Then I moved on to painting the laundry room in week three, I knew I couldn’t really afford to spend $100 on paint (that was what happened in the school room makeover) for this project so I checked to see what I had on hand.  It didn’t go as I originally planned, but I am very pleased with the outcome of the colors!

So lets talk about the projects I completed in the laundry room.

Between the Stud Closet

I promise I will have a post all about this closet in a few days.  My family has been going through some stuff so I am a little behind on my blogging, but I will have it up in a few days.  I had seen this closet on Pinterest for years and I just loved it!!  I really wasn’t too sure about doing it.  But when I talked to Adam he was pretty sure we could make it happen.  I decided I didn’t want a door on it, because I knew my swiffer was shaped weird and I wasn’t sure the door would close with the swiffer in it.  For this project I had to purchase the inside panelling wood, the trim and the hooks.  We didn’t use much of the panelling wood, but I am excited to say I will be using the remainder of it for the RV repairs from the water damage.

  • Panelling wood:  $13.96
  • Trim:  $5.60
  • Hooks:  $1.96
  • Paint:  FREE (I had it on hand)

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Floating Shelf

For years I have wanted a floating shelf in my laundry room.  We always talked about at the old house, but we moved before we ever made over the laundry room.  For the floating shelf we did it slightly different than how most tutorials show you online.  Instead of using the paneling wood around the edge we decided to putty the edge, sand it down well and then paint it.

  • Wood:  FREE (some of the wood was scraps my husband had at his office and some of it was left over from the dog bed we made right after we moved)
  • Paint:  FREE (I had it on hand)

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Shelf Organization

During this project we changed the recipe for our laundry soap (once I know I love it, I’ll share it).  We use to make a liquid soap and my original plan was to put it in the drink dispenser.  But we changed to a powder so I had to find something else to put it in.  All the glassware was gathered from around the house.  The labels on the glassware were some labels I purchased years ago and had on hand.  I love to label everything so when I find a good deal on something I usually buy a good many of them.  The lent box was made from a pop tart box and some vinyl I had on hand (I am going to share more about it soon as well).

  • Glassware:  FREE (gathered from around my house)
  • Labels:  FREE (already had on hand)
  • Lent Box:  FREE (made from recycled items and items on hand)

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Laundry Sign

The one thing about taking out the wire shelf was where to hang the extra clothes hangers.  I had seen this laundry sign on Pinterest and I knew I wanted to make something like it.  I must say my son was a ton of help in making this.  My original plan was to use PVC pipe.  But I couldn’t find anything to use to attach the pipe to the wood.  Then Noah mentioned using a wooden dowel and from there we figured out how to make it.  The tall piece of wood was made from pieces leftover from when we had our privacy fence put up.  I picked up the dowel from Hobby Lobby and the end is also from Hobby Lobby, but I had it on hand from when I purchased it years ago for a project and only used one then.  I did the lettering with some vinyl I already had on hand.

  • Wood:  FREE (leftover from privacy fence)
  • Dowel:  $2.39
  • End Cap:  FREE (already had on hand)
  • Paint:  FREE (already had on hand)
  • Vinyl:  FREE (already had on hand)

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Art Work

The last thing I did was look for some art work for the room.  I debated on creating a wall art with vinyl, however, life got the best of me and I had to come up with another idea.  I had seen some cute FREE printables on Pinterest so I decided to go back and grab them for my art work and frame them.  The first printable I found was this adorable Laundry Symbol Guide from Shannon at Everyday Best.  I felt like it was fitting and I just loved the chalk look it had.  The next printables I found were these cute sayings from Haley at The Mountain View Cottage.  I didn’t use all of her printables, but I chose my favorite three to print and frame.  Now I tried to be really thrifty with my frames, but they were probably the one thing I kinda splurged on, but they were 50% off at Hobby Lobby.

  • Printables:  FREE (make sure you check out the ladies blogs above if you are interested in printing your own)
  • Frames:  $23.06

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Finally I cleaned off the top of the refrigerator and gathered the remaining supplies that needed to stay in the laundry room and organized them in two fabric boxes I already had on hand.  I am super excited about how cute my room is and even more excited that I came in way below budget only spending $51.30!!!  A few things I didn’t note above that I spent money on was the cap for the gas line and the outlet cover and light switch cover.

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Home Matters Linky Party #154

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Lorelai shares a beautiful Halloween Mantel Decor in Orange, Black & Purple

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Customizing Cabinets shared by Emily

Sheena shares Fall Hard For Fall Design Themes

You will love this fall project with Pumpkin Painting brought to us by Nicole

Donna brings us Bless This Modern Home Canvas Sign

DIY Emoji Pumpkin Window Clings from Sahana

Nina shares great tips with Lessons In Frugal Living

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Darling Halloween Ghost Cookies from Maria @ Tinselbox

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Replacing Rotted Wood in your RV

Finding rotted wood in the RV has really slowed me down on my plans for renovating it.  However, I did find out there isn’t a currently leak in the RV, which is awesome!!  I just need to replace the rotted wood before I can move forward with my renovation.

In my last post about renovating the RV I was sharing some of the stuff I have removed from the RV and how I stopped once I found all of the rotted wood.  After some rain and learning the RV isn’t currently leaking I decided to get back to work.  I still had to take out this night stand

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and this closet to finish up my demolish work.

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Taking out the night stand wasn’t too hard once I figure out how it came apart.  Remember I am trying to take everything apart carefully to save as much of the wood as possible.  I do still have this one piece of wood that is screwed into the wall from the outside to remove.

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Once I started taking the closet out I found some previous damage that had been patched.  Since this wall is going to be exposed I decided that I wanted to repair it better than how the previous owners had repaired it.

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Originally my plan was to take down the wall to the right side and replace it with new wood, but leave the wood for the wall to the left up.  However, after taking off the trim I decided I am going to leave the wood up that is currently there and I am going to put new wood over the whole wall to give it an extra layer of insulation.

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The next repair I have to complete is the wood below this storage door.  As you can see it is completely rotted.

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I am planning to cut out the rotted wood and replace it with new piece of wood.  Also since I am not going to be using this storage door so I am going to figure out how to seal it off so that it is tightly closed and sealed.  Hopefully then there won’t be any issues with it leaking in the future.  We are pretty sure this storage door has previously had issues with leaking.

The final repair I have to make is the floor.  In front of the storage door and in front of what use to be the closet and below a window are some soft places in the wood.  I have debated back and forth on how I wanted to repair this.  Originally I wanted to peal the flooring back and take up the old wood.   The person we purchased the RV from had repaired the floor by laying new plywood down on top of what is already there.  However, after taking out the nightstand and the closet the plywood he had down won’t quiet work and I would prefer it to be one solid piece.  So I have decided I am going to put down new plywood over the existing flooring.  Where all the plywood will be is going to be a bedroom so making it look nice will be relatively easy.

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So lets see what all repairs I have to make:

  1. New wood for wall.
  2. New wood for wood under the storage door.
  3. New plywood for floor.

I am hoping to use as much of the wood that I currently have on hand as possible to make these repairs.  Then I will be ready to remove the staples in the walls, patch the walls and prime the walls.

$100 Room Challenge ~ Laundry Room Week 3

Wow!!  I can not believe this challenge is almost over!!  In case you are just now joining us and have no clue what I am talking about, I am currently participating in the $100 Room Challenge that Erin from Lemons, Lavender and Laundry started about two years ago.  The purpose of this challenge is to make over a room (or area) in your house spending no more than $100 and and completing it within a month!!

I chose to make over my laundry room and I have been attempting to use as much stuff as possible that I already have.  You can check up on what I have done so far:

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This week I have focused on painting my laundry room.  When I first started this project I just “knew” I wanted to paint three walls light turquoise and an accept wall behind the washer and dryer a darker turquoise.  Then I went to the storage building to gather my paint I had on hand to find out “oops, I only have less than a quart of the light turquoise paint”.  One thing I am trying really hard to do is use up some of the paint I have on hand before I purchase more paint for this house.  So, what colors do I have on hand that will work…

PINK!!

Yes I totally said pink!!  I had almost a whole gallon of a light pink and about half gallon of a darker pink.  Alyssa’s room maybe next on my room make overs so I can use up some pink paint.  So I decided to paint three walls light pink and my accent wall light turquoise.

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If you follow my Instastories then you saw lots of behind the scenes pictures and videos of my projects from this past weekend!!  If you don’t follow my Instastories you really should!

Along with painting my walls this weekend I wanted to remove the copper for the gas line that runs through the laundry room for a fire place/stove that we don’t use, do a good deep cleaning of the laundry room including cleaning my washer and dryer and replacing the dryer vent.  The dryer vent in the laundry room from the previous home owners had a rip in it and we had purchased a new one to replace it and never did it.  Also I wanted to clean the floors well since I had the washer, dryer and refrigerator out of the laundry room.  Also, I had two projects I was working on.

The first project is a between the studs broom closet.  That project has been rather interesting to complete and I am actually still working on it.  But you can see a work in progress picture of it below.  I can’t wait to have it finished and I plan to share a full tutorial on it Monday, so make sure you don’t miss that.  I still haven’t figure out how to make the urinal work so if anyone knows anything about it let me know.  I have tried using a screw driver to turn the little slotted thing and it doesn’t work.

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My second project for this past weekend was a floating shelf above the washer and dryer.  The one thing we did differently than most of the tutorials online is we did not use paneling around the edge.  Instead we used pudding to fill in the holes and make everything smooth.  Then we sanded it well and I put a coat of white paint on it to match the baseboards.  Here is an in the process picture, we are not quiet done finishing it yet.  But I’ll show you finished next week during the reveal.

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I have a few more projects I am working on finishing up this week and then I will be back next week for a grand reveal!!  Lets see how I am doing so far on my budget:

  • Wood panel for between the stud closet:  $13.96
  • Flare gas cap:  $3.39
  • Light switch cover:  $0.47
  • Outlet cover:  $0.47

TOTAL:  $18.29

Be sure to stay around a while and check out what everyone else has been working on by clicking the link below!!

Fall Hard for Fall Design Themes

Fall brings out the best in my design desires because, to me, it feels like a time of transition more than any other season.  Filled with options for color, theme, and expression, I love to bring out the feeling of the changing seasons with the fall decor options I choose.

Looking for fall decorating ideas on the internet is a great way to get started and sites like Shutterfly have resources to help you augment your own designs.

Some ways I like to bring fall decor to my door:

Nature’s Splendor on the Hearth

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This starts with the feeling of bringing the season indoors. For the mantel, I like to use leaf garlands as a base for design along with decorative gourds in both classic pumpkin and other squash varieties. Then I top off the design with a fun photo or sign with an invitation to my guests to come in and stay a while.

Stylish Tablescapes

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While the bounty of fall explodes in oranges and reds, it’s also nice to take a breath from what can be an overwhelming amount of color and create an elegant and clean table that highlights the season in style. Simple white gourds on a white tablecloth is a gorgeous way to be able to focus on what’s really important at your table: your food!

That being said, I also like to use cute place cards to make sure that everyone has all the feels at my Thanksgiving table.

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Outdoor Fall Fun

Though summer is over there are wonderful ways to keep your outdoor spaces fully dressed for the season. Along with the jack-o-lanterns on my porch, I fill my planters with fall foliage. Try some straw and mini-gourds to accent the fall feeling.

The important thing is to have fun with your fall design, but also to give your design some room to breathe. With all the wonderful ways to prepare for fall, it’s easy to overdo.

My big suggestion is to make sure you have some places for the eye to rest and to focus on a few elements rather than let the cornucopia of fall tumble all around your house. Statement pieces will tell your best fall story. Have a glorious autumn!