October 4, 2015

Make Your Own Huge Chalkboard Sign for under $10 (+ video)

Use large homemade chalkboard on front porch

There’s nothing I love more than displaying words of encouragement and truth around our home. Learning how to make your own chalkboard sign for just a few dollars is a fantastic way of bringing character to your home without breaking the bank. […]

DIY Embellished Glass Mason Jars

Gather your friends together for a special crafting day. Easy ideas for how to organize it.

There’s something so special about using our God given creativity to speak life into our home, yet when most hear the word “crafts,” they run the other way. It conjures up old memories of stick glue and markers gone awry, […]

Trash to Treasure Weekend Finds

Fun trash to treasure finds

It’s that time of year again when yard sales are in full force. Yes, it’s definitely my favorite time of the year. Not only does it remind me that beautiful weather is on the horizon, but it’s when I purchase […]

Life’s Simple Pleasures: Painted Mason Jars

With just a few minutes of your time, you can make a big impact. Painting Mason Jars

In my attempt at balancing beauty and bedlam, it’s all about embracing life’s little pleasures and my love of all things  Mason Jars definitely tops the list in the home decor world. One of my favorite posts from years ago, […]

Inspiring DIY Wood Pallet Projects

Inspiring Wood Pallet Ideas

If you remember my post on how to make your own Free Wood Pallet Signs, you know that the most amazing surprise occurred as I rounded the corner of my husband’s office – Free Wood Pallets – hundreds of them […]

Painting an Ugly Brass Lamp & Making It Beautiful

How to paint a brass lamp

I know, I know. It’s hard to believe that those are the same lamps, but they are. Even my husband dropped his jaw and said, “I can’t believe  it.” A total transformation with just a little bit of paint and […]

Life Lessons from an Ugly DIY Trash Can Make Over

Nasty Garbage Revamp

Welcome to the August {ditto} DIY challenge! All summer long, ten very different bloggers have been hosting this challenge to recreate a project or design element inspired by a haute couture design. The idea is to inspire everyone to incorporate […]

Do It Herself Workshop & $100 Home Depot Giveaway

Adorable DIY Chore Chart @beautyandbedlam

Post written in sponsored partnership with Home Depot. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been blowing up my instagram (jenschmidt_beautyandbedlam) and facebook feeds with all the spray painting projects that I’ve been tackling. That has meant multiple trips to my […]

Easy Do It Yourself Wood Pallet Signs

Do It Yourself Sign from a Pallet @beautyandbedlam

If you stroll through any craft  or home decor store lately, I know you’ve eyed the beautiful typography and wood signs that line the aisles. I just love them and have picked up quite a few myself over the years,  […]

30 Minute, $3 DIY Bench Re-do

Painting an old bench @beautyandbedlam

Why, oh why, do I let myself think that tackling a DIY project is going to take all afternoon? It’s a lie, I tell you, a lie. Every single one of you can transform an ugly, old $3 yard sale […]

For the Love of Painted Yard Sale Trays: Ditto DIY

DIY painted tray @beautyandbedlam

Welcome to our first {ditto} DIY challenge! It’s all about painted trays today, and what a fun assortment of ideas, colors and inspiration we have to show. I started with a  completely trashed burn pile bound beauty, and have repurposed […]

Let Them Fly: Dresser Makeover by Up & Coming DIYer

Dresser Redo by a 9 year old @beautyandbedlam.com

Nov. 2012 “Mom, can I please get my own dresser? PLEASE? It’s not fair that Abby has one and I don’t have any “real” spot for my clothes.” “Honey, there’s just not enough room in there for another dresser, but […]

DIY: Old Headboard Into New Welcome Sign

Headboard turned Welcome Sign

Living in the country has a slew of pros and cons. The obvious highlight is the breathtaking beauty we experience every day coming down our winding driveway. The leaves haven’t reached their peak yet, but in another two weeks, this […]

15 Fabulous DIY Jewelry Organizers

Cheese Grater Jewelry Organizer

I’ve been pondering my jewelry organization a lot lately. Not because of my earlier inspiration from these fabulous  DIY ideas using old or vintage jewelry, but because my jewelry is slowly creeping into all areas of my bedroom. I have […]

Sneak Peak at my Kitchen Make Over Solution for Open Shelves

open shelving

If you were following along with me on my Facebook page yesterday, you know that I dove head first into a fun DIY painting makeover project, and you all had so many questions. I’ll answer them, but you’ll have to […]

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