Find us on Google+ Pinch A Little Save-A-Lot: May 2012

**Attention Readers: As of 1/24/14 all printables are first come first serve. I apologize for the inconvenience, but I had to end my Box membership, so they will only allow a set number of downloads per month. Once I’m moved and have settled in to my new home, I should be able to once again afford the monthly fees. In the mean time please come back at the first of the month and try downloading. Thank you for your patience.

5/22/12

Printable Room Design & Organizing Planner

Now that I'm back from vacation, I'm able to focus on sprucing up my apartment. I’m tired of feeling like I live in a cluttered fish bowl, so I’m taking control and overhauling my entire apartment one room at a time. Tackling a home organization project can be overwhelming; especially if you’re also redecorating at the same time, so I made a simple planner to help me in the process. I wanted it to be easy to use and include features that I seldom see in other planners, such as projects at a glance, room budget and furniture decisions. Happy organizing! 


 Here is an example using my living room plan:





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5/21/12

Password Protection

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend!  In the past few weeks I have been repeatedly asked why I have a password on my printables, so I thought I would write a quick post to explain.  I love making printables and giving them away for FREE, so I shudder to think that anyone could take my work and sell it. I understand that most of you would love to edit the printables to your favorite colors, but a few may take advantage of the opportunity if they were not protected. To ensure that my printables remain free for years to come, I must keep them secured.  Thanks for your understanding and I hope you continue to enjoy my printables.  
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5/9/12

DIY – Spray Painted Owl

A few weeks ago while browsing through Goodwill; I spotted this little hooty owl staring back at me from a shelf. For $3.99 he had to come home with me. I thought this would be a simple makeover. Boy, was I wrong! My lack of spray-painting skills has never been more obvious. The paint kept bubbling and a small section peeled completely off! Realizing that I should have primed the surface first, I sanded all of the peeled areas with fine sandpaper and touched it up with a few more coats. Avoid my paint mess by starting with one coat of primer and then two coats of gloss spray-paint. Sand down imperfections with 400 grit sandpaper in-between coats, once dry. Whew! I’m glad that project is over! Despite the painting mishap, I love the little guy. He looks so darn cute now that he’s all white.  



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