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Mini Master Makeover – DIY Bedroom Update On A Budget

DIY Bedroom Update on a Budget! My master bedroom was in desperate need of a re-fresh. But I'm a girl on a budget with a heart for DIY! So I came up with economical ways to spruce things up and create a super cozy refuge.

It was time. Long overdue actually. Our master bedroom was in desperate need of a refresh. Our comforter had gotten pretty ratty, our sheets were thread-bare and the headboard was feeling too busy. I’m a big believer in colour, I know it’s not for everyone, but I actually loved all the patterns I had going on in the old bedroom. But. My health has been struggling lately and I need to do everything in my power to encourage quality sleep. Including making my bedroom as comfy cozy as possible. So for my DIY bedroom update, I opted to stick with greys and pinks and keep things as soft and un-busy as possible. Here’s what I came up with! All on a budget of course. 🙂

DIY Bedroom Update on a Budget! My master bedroom was in desperate need of a re-fresh. But I'm a girl on a budget with a heart for DIY! So I came up with economical ways to spruce things up and create a super cozy refuge.

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I’ve been planning this master bedroom update for a while now. The flip side of not having a lot of money to accomplish projects is that you usually have to do a LOT of advanced planning and waiting. 🙂

Maybe some day I’ll be able to just walk into IKEA and buy an entire bedroom, furniture, decor and the works as is. But today is not that day. So that means being a little creative instead.

All in all, I spent about $85 (cad) of my own cash on this master mini-makover. But in the interest of full disclosure, if I had paid for everything outright it would have cost about $300. Which is still not a bad price for such a cozy bedroom!

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27 Totally Cool Kitchen Gadgets You Probably Don’t Need

Ever find yourself browsing online and stumbling on all sorts of gadgets that are totally unnecessary? Yup, me too. So I compiled 27 cool kitchen gadgets into one list of items you likely have no use for! Haha!

I have a confession to make. I do ALOT of online shopping. 😛 As in, I browse around the sale section of certain websites quite regularly. And buy things I probably don’t need.  While I’ve been doing all this browsing I have come across so many cool kitchen gadgets that I thought I needed to compile them into a list. A list of items you probably don’t need either. But it sure is fun to see what’s been invented! We’ve come a long way from the humble and plain gadgets of our parents!

Every find yourself browsing online and stumbling on all sorts of gadgets that are totally unnecessary? Yup, me too. So I compiled 27 cool kitchen gadgets into one list of items you likely have no use for! Haha!

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Cool Kitchen Gadgets

There seems to be a cutesy gadget for just about any kitchen task you can think of! I’ve been bookmarking them for months every time I spot one while shopping. My husband says my bookmarks are getting out of hand! Haha! Considering I have about 30 tabs open right now, it’s not surprising I also have a kajillion bookmarks.

I wanted to share this kitsch-y list so you can also shop for items you really don’t need. I don’t want to be all alone in this!

There’s likely to be more lists in the future….I have a lot of bookmarks to get through….

 

Piggy Silicon Egg Separator

Squeeeeeze this little piggy to draw out the yolk. Get it on Amazon for $12.96

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51 Free Printables for Kids Rooms

51 free printables for a nursery or kid's room! Adorable nursery decor on a budget, a zero-dollar budget that is! These super cute free downloads are a quick and easy way to add some colorful & kid-appropriate decor to your home.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a whole series of posts rounding up the best in free nursery printables. But while writing those posts, I actually came across another 51 awesome free printables for kids rooms! And I knew I couldn’t leave them out. Now that it’s all said and done, I’ve found over 300 printables! Now that’s a lot to choose from!

 

51 free printables for kids rooms! Adorable nursery decor on a budget, a zero-dollar budget that is! These super cute free downloads are a quick and easy way to add some colorful & kid-appropriate decor to your home.

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There are so many talented designers out there and I’m amazed at all the incredible artwork they are willing to give away for free! Some of these you have to sign up to receive and others you just click to download. Either way they are all free! How nice to know that you’ll be able to decorate your nursery or kid’s room on a budget.

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Nursery Decor Series: Free Printable Alphabet Wall Art

19 Super fun and totally free printable alphabet wall art. Free ABC posters for your kiddo's bedroom. Alphabet nursery prints are a fun and creative way to decorate a child's bedroom and help them with their ABC's at the same time! Win!

This is supposed to be the last instalment in the Nursery Decor Series, but I’ve found so many more amazing free printables that I’ll probably have to add an extra round-up post after this one! It’s a good problem to have. 🙂 Today I’ve got 19 free printable alphabet wall art pieces for you. Including one designed by yours truly. These super cute ABC posters are a great way to decorate a kid’s room and help them learn their letters at the same time! I love that many of these alphabets are boy appropriate too, so many of the other printables this week, like the monograms, have been more girly and flowery.

19 Super fun and totally free printable alphabet wall art. Free ABC posters for your kiddo's bedroom. Alphabet nursery prints are a fun and creative way to decorate a child's bedroom and help them with their ABC's at the same time! Win!

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I actually had a lot of fun designing this ABC poster for you! It forced me to stretch my creativity muscles, which was much needed. (Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time staring at a screen instead of creating something. I plan to rectify that over the summer months.)

Click here to download it.

And please share a picture in the comments if you do hang it in your little one’s room! It is sized as an 8″x10″.

Free Printable Alphabet Wall Art. Free ABC poster to print and hang in your kiddo's room! Rainbow colors with animals adorn this fun printable alphabet wall art. Free printable ABC nursery prints.

 

Free Printable Alphabet Wall Art

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Nursery Decor Series: 36 Free Printable Scripture Verses

Part 3 in the Nursery Decor on a Budget series! 36 totally free printable scripture verses to hang in your little one's bedroom. Printable bible quote cards. Pretty scripture quotes to use as home decor. Gorgeous free printables for your nursery.

While I was researching printable quote decor, I came across so many gorgeous free printable scripture verses that I decided that they deserved their own post. These printable bible quotes would be appropriate for a nursery or as decor in the rest of your home. These would be great to help with memorization too.

Part 4 in the Nursery Decor on a Budget series! 36 totally free printable scripture verses to hang in your little one's bedroom. Printable bible quote cards. Pretty scripture quotes to use as home decor. Gorgeous free printables for your nursery.

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I’ll be honest, I’m starting to run out of things to say in this nursery decor series! Lol. I think these beautiful free printable scripture verses can speak for themselves though.

One thing I noticed while doing my research is that not every image you click on will take you to a website. Sometimes the picture just opens up and it’s kinda yours for the taking. BUT I would warn against this. Those images have probably been stolen and they aren’t supposed to be free.

I made sure that every bible quote printable I found links back to a proper website where the owner has definitely offered the printable for free. I’m all for freebies, but I’m also all for supporting artists. 🙂

 

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