I’m a big believer in trying to make what you have work instead of buying something new. Sometimes it’s because you just can’t get the same quality from a new item. Take this classic ‘beauty’ of a chair (that’s me at 1 week old with my mom) that we had reupholstered (photo of newborn Ashlyn taken by Carol-Ann Photography); it’s 30+ years old and still one of the most comfortable chairs I’ve ever sat in.
I’m trying to get brave enough to tackle DIY reupholstering our dining room chairs that we bought before we had kids. The cream coloured fabric has seen better days and I just need to figure out what fabric I want to use and get to it! I’ve been checking out lots of “Old Made New” Pinboards for some DIY inspiration.
Sometimes we update what we have because it doesn’t make sense to spend the money on a new item. Rowan recently moved into a bed from her crib, so we decided to give her Ashlyn’s old bed (because it’s a twin and very close to the ground) and give our old black metal guest bed a makeover for Ashlyn. 3 cans of spray paint later and Ashlyn has a sparkly purple bed frame that she loves and we saved a bundle!
Sometimes my husband just likes a challenge! We had an electric fireplace that finally stopped working; it survived a fall off of our car roof at highway speeds when we brought it home and 2 cross-country moves so we weren’t too disappointed but we did miss the extra storage that came from the hidden cabinets. My husband took it apart and rebuilt it into a perfect DVD stand.
Of course, it’s not just furniture classics that can get a makeover. Brand-new Honey Nut Cheerios Hearty Oat Crunch celebrates the classic Honey Nut Cheerios you know and love with the fun new addition of crispy oat flakes and delicious nut clusters. I’ve barely been able to eat a whole bowl on my own without my vultures, I mean daughters, helping themselves to their share and most of mine. The launch of Honey Nut Cheerios Hearty Oat Crunch will be accompanied by seven additional brand-new products from General Mills – check out their Life Made Delicious page for more information about how to score yourself some coupons to try out all of these new products. Or you can check out my exclusive giveaway below!
Disclosure – I am participating in the Honey Nut Cheerios Hearty Oat Crunch Blogger Campaign by Mom Central Canada on behalf of General Mills, and received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.
General Mills will give a free box of Honey Nut Hearty Oat Crunch cereal to the first 25 Not Just Baby Brain readers to enter at the link below !
Leave me a comment with your best “up-cycle” tip for a chance to get a yummy box for free! Follow this link to get your box of Honey Nut Hearty Oat Crunch courtesy of Not Just Baby Brain (please note that readers can enter in multiple blogs but you are only eligible to receive one box).
Once those boxes have been claimed, click on over to Life Made Delicious on Facebook for a chance to score a free coupon for Honey Nut Hearty Oat Crunch!