DIY Lamp Shade Revamp with Spray Paint!

DIY Lamp Shade Revamp

Hi! I’m Amber Anderson, I am a pastors wife, mom of 2 lovely boys, and an avid DIY’er. I post regularly about DIY projects, crafts and family life :)

Raise your hand if every lamp shade in your house is cream, beige, tan, or white. Hands down. Now raise your hand again if you wish they weren’t. Perfect! This is the DIY for you.

It’s 2 steps, and can be done by anyone. Ready?

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DIY Oil-Rubbed Bronze

DIY Oil-Rubbed Bronze

This is one of the oldest DIY tricks in the book, updating brass or gold fixtures to oil-rubbed bronze. You won’t believe how easy it is! Face it, we all have them….ugly brass or gold light fixtures, door handles, bathroom knobs, brass lamps, etc. Most anything could easily be updated to a beautiful oil-rubbed bronze in a matter of minutes.

In my case we have these:


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DIY Kids’ TV Snack Tray


DIY Kids’ TV Snack Tray

Hi! I’m Amber Anderson, I am a pastors wife, mom of 2 lovely boys, and an avid DIY’er. I post regularly about DIY projects, crafts and family life.

If any of you are like me, you have a constant flow of crumbs surrounding your couches and rugs from the kids eating snacks. In my case, I pretty much let Jude (my 2 year old) eat whatever, whenever and where ever he wants it. This is mostly because he never wants to eat, so when he does, I happily oblige. So with him, I decided to come up with something that would allow him to snack without having to sit at a table (which is a struggle all of its own).

This DIY can go with any style though, I can picture it on an ottoman with some magazines and a candle, or used as a breakfast tray on special occasions. My creative sister-in-law, Jillian, even decorated hers with a paper map of Detroit.

What you need:

  • Tray (I got a cheap tray from Ikea, around 8 bucks)
  • Paint (I always shop the oops paint at Home Depot, a small jar is .50!)
  • Fabric
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors
  • Polyurethane/Clear coat

1.  Lay out your fabric over the tray, do a quick trace around the bottom edge, so you’ll know where to cut. As you can see, mine did not turn out perfect..don’t sweat it!

2. Paint around the entire upper part of the tray. In the picture, I have the tray taped off BUT you do not need to do this. I found out afterwards that since my fabric did not fit exact, it looks better if you paint around the base of the tray also. (See picture in Step 3)

 3. After the paint is COMPLETELY dry, pour Mod Podge onto the tray and completely cover over the entire base with a foam brush. Lay fabric back down and smooth out with your hands until it is completely stuck to tray.

4. After the fabric and Mod Podge is hardened and dry, add more Mod Podge to the top of the fabric. Coat and smooth over with foam brush.

 5. After its completely dry you can spray the whole thing with a clear coat spray, or you can brush on a polyurethane coat. Whatever you think would be easiest to clean.


Here is my finished product, we would love to see yours!

$1/4 Campbell’s Condensed Soups = $.54 at Walgreens! (Today Only)

There’s a great new coupon for $1/4 Campbell’s Condensed Soups – I have rarely seen one for more than $.40 off 3 – so this is a rarity!  Luckily, Campbell’s Condensed Soups are on sale at Walgreens ths week for only $.79 each – but that sale ends TODAY, so hurry and print this coupon and get this deal while it lasts!
Walgreens Deal:
Campbell’s Condensed Soups $.79 ea
Use $1/4 Printable Coupon
(makes it $.54 ea)

Mason Jar Wall Planter Giveaway!

Our crafty friend Amber has been busting into the Etsy world with her super-cute DIY-ness- and we wanted to celebrate reaching her 100th sale by giving a custom-made mason jar wall planter away to one of you guys!  Here’s Amber to MC this giveaway….

Hey everyone! Its Amber from! This week we are doing a giveaway in celebration of my Etsy shop, hitting over 100 sales! I am so excited to be giving one away to the awesome readers of Time2Save! We are giving away one of my most popular items, the Mason Jar Wall Hanger. Perfect for indoor plants such as succulents or endless uses around the house, like in the bathrooms for Q-Tips and cottonballs!

TO ENTER (Using the Rafflecopter Form Below)

  • Leave a comment with your name and what you would do with your wall hanger.
  • Bonus Entry (to better your chances!) - Subscribe to Time2Save’s Daily Deals Newsletter
  • Giveaway ends Thursday, Sept. 6 at midnight

Good Luck!

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Cute DIY Mason Jar Wall Planter & Giveaway! (Enter tonight only)

Hey guys! It’s Amber Anderson, DIY guest blogger here on Time2Save. I’m going a little giveaway on my site that I wanted to let you guys in on! All you have to is follow the simple “how to enter” instructions.
The DIY Wall Planter Tutorial here on Time2Save got a great response from y’all, so I thought I make sure you all had a chance to win one!
I’m so excited to give one of these away, its always fun to win something!
Giveaway will end on Friday, July 13th – so enter TONIGHT!
The winner will win 1 Mason Jar Wall Planter/Hanger, shipped to an address of your choice!

How to enter:

1. Head on over to my site, and,
You have 4 options! You will get an entry for each one
 that you choose to do:
Tweet my shop on your Twitter,
Share my shop on your Facebook,
Pin the above picture to your Pinterest,
Post the above photo to your Instagram.
  2. Leave a comment with your name and the links to where you shared it.
(i.e your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram)
3. And last, you can follow my blog, or favorite my Etsy shop if you fancy!
*Valid for US only. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited.
(That sounds serious, huh?)
Winner will be picked at random via