DYI Transform a screen into a custom headboard

If you have one of these cheap folding screens and want to upcycle it, why not make it into a custom headboard!  It’s easy and you can do just about anything your heart desires.

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Step 1:  Spray Paint~ I used a more expensive paint to avoid having to spay so many times.

Tip: Take your time when you spray paint, it’s best to do in light layers.

Step 2: Add metal hardware on back of screen to avoid the screen to fold.  Then Hang on the wall behind your bed.  Either drill a hole through the wood or add hardware on the back.

                Tip:  Resist adding your decor to the screen, as this is large and awkward to hang and you don’t want your hard work to get ruined.

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Step 3:  Collect and create the decor you want to add to your screen.  Use Velcro to affix items to your board.

Tip:  Don’t be afraid to add a few things to start then add over time, as this is a large space!

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I made my own Fishing sign by hot gluing store bought pebbles onto letters!  Use shells or seaglass as well!  The Bait bag is actually an old clothes hanging pin bag!  I hand painted the words and picked up vintage wooden fishing hooks to add to the bag.

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My son collected stickers, shells, and driftwood and I picked up the signs, handmade fishing pole and the clothes pin bag from a yard sale, and the Pottery Barn pin board shark

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One Scoop or Six? New England and Old Fashion Ice Cream

Scoop Deck in Wells, Maine is like an adult ice cream dream come true with oh, are you ready for this, 72 flavors to choose from!  Not only do they offer ‘old fashion’ ice cream that is oh so yummy, but they offer an old fashion feel good experience.  The feeling you get when your there is that it’s ok to not take yourself serious at all, kinda like when you were a kid and everything was fun and easy.  The Scoop Deck fills my tummy and mind with a smile, so much so that it can be addictive!  The prices are right, and the scoops are ginormous and perfectly creamy, bursting with flavors that will bring you back to old summer days.

How much do you love their street sign!!

Oh boy, the decisions!

A clever sign posted to the right of the door~ take time to read it!

Maine = Lobster

I made the mistake of ordering a small… it was 2 scoops! oops!

Someday I will splurge and order the ‘six scoop’!

These messages around the “Scoop Deck” are what make this place a fun experience.

The ice cream descriptions.  There are several old fashion and specialty flavors to choose from.

  This bike is located to the left of the front steps.  If you can’t decide then the descriptions are attached to this bike.

My favorite sign at the Scoop Deck!

If you are as inspired as much as we are by the Scoop Deck check out their website and if you get the chance, go!  Open everyday, 11-11!

Maine attraction

When we moved to Maine I was impressed…. well with all of it!  Lobsters….for starters!

This dock is 5 minutes from our front door!!  Feel a bit spoiled admitting that!

A local church steeple.  Every town has at least one that commands the most attention.

If you’re in Maine, LL Bean in Freeport is a must go to destination of you name it, but their known LL Bean boot is my favorite.

Camden is a stunning coastal town that is sweet and quaint with a real Down Eastern feel.

If you head to Maine in September, then you cannot and I mean cannot miss the Common Ground Fair.  The fair is by MOFGA, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.  You will find various local crafts, perishable goods, handmade soaps, fishing nets, to locally made meats, sweaters, and much much more!

Southern Maine has many small coastal towns.  This is of York’s Wiggly Bridge walk!

Lobster buoy’s in every seaside town!

Lobster bakes all year round, but summer is optimal for enjoying our gold of the sea.

In the fall, the small towns always celebrate with local parades, contests and festivals!

Fall apple, gourd and pumpkin orchard.  Last year we wicked two months worth of apples.  It cost us $91!  Of course we made crisps, pies, sauce and had caramel with all of our apples!

The beaches are great.  The water is freezing, but with the humidity and heat, sometimes I even go to play in the waves!

The lighthouses are beautiful but what is even cooler is that they light them up with holiday lights in December!

As you can see there are so many attractions in Maine… I hope you come and visit!

Jewels of the Sea

Living on the East Coast, we always keep an eye out for sea glass.

I love how all the glass is so different, but goes together as a whole so well.

I attended a holiday craft show on the coast of Maine and bought these three awesome lobster cards.

This blue lobster made out of sea glass gave me the idea to hot glue my jewels of the sea to the frame.

When i think of lobsters, I think of red, which is why I went with a red background

The frame came from Michaels and was very inexpensive, but with these stunning cards and pieces of sea glass we turned our collection into a priceless sea of summer memories.