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!

End of the school year blues

I don’t know why but, I’ve always had a soft spot for change, not all change, but things coming to an end.  This year my oldest son attends first grade and we’ve had a really nice year.  I always make it a point to volunteer every other week for an hour and will pop in for a lunch date with my younger son.  John, my youngest is ending preschool, where he has been attending for the past couple of years.  We’ve had great success there as well and I know he is ready to move on, but with all this change happening at once maybe I’m not ready to move on.

Come to find out the morning of my son’s last day of first grade, he said to me, “I wish we had two more days of school” and “it’s going to be like 50 more days until I can go to school again”.  It makes me smile to think of all the fun he is going to have this summer, especially with grandma coming to visit, but it also broke my heart to hear how sad he was about school ending.

This made me think about how we all struggle with change and depending on the situation our reactions vary in great degrees.  Sometimes I’m fine with things coming to an end, like my kids swimming lessons, and other times, I have a harder time wrapping my emotions around what is to come next.

With my children being out of school now, we are taking one day at a time and I have to say, summer isn’t so bad after all…. it’s a blast!

Brotherly love.  My two boys having a moment before the bus comes on the last day of school!

And he is off, a little sad, but also happy to enjoy seeing his teacher and buddies on his last day being a first grader!

I just found out who my new teacher is going to be for next Fall!!  My bff is in the same class! H+A+P+P+Y!

Celebrating the first day of summer with what else, ice cream!

Goofball boys!

So far we have had two full days off from school for summer vacation and we’ve gone for ice cream, had a playdate at our friends pool, went to another friend’s house for dinner, played with different friends at their house all morning, went to the beach, swam in the river, and now we are going out to eat at Dairy Queen and get ice cream!