Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Kids Shared Bathroom Refresh

My daughters share a very itty, bitty, small bathroom. It may be small but I always tell them at least they have their own bathroom. I had to share a fairly small bathroom with 4 other people growing up! Anyway, I recently purchased a new shower curtain and of course that started a mini makeover.

Here is what the bathroom looked like previously. Not bad but I wanted to freshen it up a bit. 

I really didn't want to repaint the whole bathroom so when I found this shower curtain at Target I knew it was perfect!

I purchased some wood letters that spelled out "CLEAN" and painted them with leftover paint. I already had the subway art and just moved it to this wall. The "hot" and "cold" towel hooks were given to me and they are the perfect finishing touch. 

It's hard to get good photos of this bathroom because it's so small! I stood in the bathtub to get this one!

The changes we made to the vanity are still one of my favorite projects. You can see what we did here and here.

I didn't purchase anything new except the shower curtain, rug and wood letters. I just changed out some of the accessories from stuff I already had for a new look. Oh, and I did a thorough cleaning which really helped!


I'm happy with the changes and how they
 freshened up the bathroom. 

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Ball Brand Giveaway WINNER!!!

Thank you to everyone that entered the Ball Brand Giveaway sponsored by Jarden Home Brands.

The winner is ...

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home

Congratulations Betty! I will forward your email address to Kelsey at Jarden Home Brands and she will contact you directly. 

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

International Can-It-Forward Day

Today is International Can-It-Forward Day!

You can watch the broadcast live online from 
11am - 4pm EST here.

Remember that the webcast will have an integrated chat function where viewers can submit their home canning questions to be answered in real time. New this year, there will also be an exciting celebrity mason jar auction unveiled during the webcast! 

Don't forget to enter the giveaway sponsored by Jarden Home Brands! They are giving one lucky reader a coupon for a free case of Ball Brand JarsYou can enter here.

Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ball Brand Products Review, International Can-It-Forward Day and a Giveaway!

I have teamed up with Jarden Home Brands 
once again to review Ball Brand Products and spread the word about International Can-It-Forward Day

Have you heard about International Can-It-Forward Day? It's being held on Saturday, August 1st from 11am - 4pm at the new 
state-of-the-art Jarden Home Brands Headquarters
in Fishers, Indiana. 
Can-It-Forward Day encourages gardeners and food enthusiasts across the country to celebrate what "Made From Here" means to them by preserving their favorite local ingredients in peak season. The webcast will have an integrated chat function where viewers can submit their home canning questions to be answered in real time. New this year, there will also be an exciting celebrity mason jar auction unveiled during the webcast! You can see the schedule and get more information here.

You all know that I love Ball Brand Products and use Ball Brand Jars everyday. I use the blue and green jars for drinking glasses. I also use them to store craft supplies and my favorite use for Ball Brand Jars is to make quick and easy desserts in them! 

I was so excited to review some of their Heritage Collection Jars, Design Series Lids and Sip & Straw Lids!
First off, I have to say that I love the purple jars! 

The pint jars are the perfect size for drinking glasses. Adding the Sip & Straw Lids make them great for outdoor use. No pesky bugs can fly into your drink plus they just look super cute!

While I was playing around with the lids and straws I realized that a paper straw fits nicely in the Sip & Straw Lids! Bonus! 
I love how the Design Series Lids and Sip & Straw Lids can be interchanged with different jars for a completely new look!

The quart size jars can be used for just about anything! I love to use them for vases, craft supplies and storing pantry items.

What's really awesome is that Jarden Home Brands is giving away a case of jars to one of you! That's right. I'm talking about a GIVEAWAY
The lucky winner will receive a coupon for a FREE case of Ball Brand Jars!

To enter just leave a comment and share your favorite way to use Ball Brand Jars. Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner!
The winner will be chosen at random on Sunday, August 2, 2015. Good luck and thanks for entering!

Be sure to stop back here on Saturday for a direct link to the International Can-It Forward Day webcast. You can also watch the webcast right here on my blog!

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Disclaimer: Jarden Home Brands provided me with product in exchange for my honest opinion and review. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Handi-Treads Review

Hello friends! 
Today I am reviewing a product that I recently received from 

You are probably wondering what are Handi-Treads?
Well, I didn't know either until I tried 
their product.

WHAT are Handi-Treads?
  • Raised button surface grips on to your shoe or foot and provides instant traction
  • Lightweight, attractive, cost-effective, install in seconds
  • More durable than non-slip tape and grip pant
  • Will not need replacement like other options
  • Won’t rust or corrode
  • Use inside or out
  • Gentle on feet
  • Comes in variety of colors

WHERE can Handi-Treads be used?
  • Decks
  • Wood and cement ramps
  • Interior wood steps
  • Exterior wood and cement steps
  • Docks and piers

I received a set of Handi-Treads and decided to try them on our garage steps leading into the house. There are only 2 steps but they can get slippery, especially in the winter with all the snow and ice.

The treads came with screws and were very easy to install! All you need is a screwdriver or drill and in a few minutes your treads are ready!

Here are the (dirty) stairs before. I gave them a good cleaning before installing the treads.

Installation was super quick and easy! 
In just a few minutes you're done!

This is what the stairs look like now ...

Did you know?

  • Slips and falls account for over 20,000 deaths per year (Source: Center for Disease Control)
  • Injuries from falls are the most common cause of emergency room visits (Source: National Safety Council)
  • 59% of general liability claims are from slip, trip and fall accidents (Source: CNA Insurance)
  • Slips and falls are the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. (Source: National Safety Council)
  • Slips and falls kill 5 times as many people as the flu each year (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

You probably know of an area in or around your home, or somewhere in public, where people tend to slip and fall.  The potential injuries can cause harm to someone you care about and can put you and your family at risk of litigation. There’s an easy, low-cost, attractive solution -- Handi-Treads, a safety product produced by Handi-Ramp.

 I'm sure you want to try some 
Handi-Treads for your own home. Lucky for you, Handi-Tread is giving Thrifty Decor Mom readers a 10% discount! Just use the code BLOG2015 when ordering. 
Click here for their website. 

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Disclaimer: Handi-Treads provided me with a set of treads in exchange for my honest opinion and review. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

How I Updated My Ceiling Fan (with just spray paint)

Hello friends! A few weeks ago I shared some photos of my family room along with a wish list of things I want to change or do. One eyesore is the ugly green ceiling fan. It's so, ummm, UGLY and GREEN that I always crop it out of pictures.

Well I am happy to report that the ceiling fan is no longer ugly or green! 

I used spray paint to give it an updated look ...

After taking the fan down, I cleaned it off then gave everything a coat of primer. Nope. I didn't even sand it! The base was sprayed white and the blades a light gray. I finished with a clear spray sealer. 

I was going to replace the glass globes but after a good cleaning I decided to keep them. It's amazing what a little soap and water can do! haha!

It really doesn't even look like the same fan! The best part is how inexpensive this is ...  just the cost of a few cans of spray paint!

So what do you think? Would you ever spray paint a ceiling fan? I'm so glad I painted mine! I'd love to hear from you ... leave me a comment below.

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