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DIY Telephone Chair Makeover

vintage telephone chair with white paint and green abstract pattern upholstery - DIY furniture makeover

In this tutorial, I share with you the details of this vintage telephone chair makeover. Don’t have time to read it now? Be sure to pin it here for later!

Last month, my husband and I decided to make a trip to the thrift store to see if we could find some hidden treasures. We stopped at one of our favorite antique stores in a small town of Brookville, Pa. And I was on the lookout for a new project to work on. The project that I came across was very easy to find because it was the first thing I saw before I walked into the store. It was an old vintage telephone chair from the 1950s and I knew I had to have it.

Once we took a few minutes to look inside the store, I picked up a few more things and I headed out of the store with my telephone chair. It was a project that I couldn’t wait to get started on. So, we placed it in the back of our truck and headed over to Goodwill.

We had found so many goodies and it turned out to be a successful shopping trip. That is one of the things that my husband I love to do most.

Vintage wooden telephone chair - DIY telephone chair makeover

Vintage wooden telephone chair - DIY telephone chair makeover

How I planned out the design part for this project.

When I was planning out the design for my new piece, I felt that the chair needed to be an off white color with a pop of bright patterns for the seat. I really wanted that part of the chair to stick out the most.

For this vintage makeover, I started out with a few supplies and then I added more as I went along. I have to admit that this was a tough piece to work on. Because I had made one decision that led me to another. And it became more work than I had originally anticipated.

Isn’t that the fun part about refinishing old furniture?

Supplies you’ll need for a telephone chair makeover:

Take your chair apart before you start sanding and painting.

Take the chair apart by unscrewing the screws underneath it. This just ensures that you have an easier time with painting and sanding.

The chair was easy to take apart and it didn’t take long. But here is the part where I had made one decision that led to another.

One of the legs on the bottom of it was fairly worn down. I probably could have sanded it to make it look better, but I wasn’t sure if I would have had to sand down the other legs to ensure that each leg was an even length. So, I decided to switch out the one leg for the other. And because the chair had an extra leg to hold up the storage piece, I made the decision to take off the storage part to keep the chair looking nice and simple.

I like minimal designs. And I thought that the chair would look a lot less clunky if I just turned it into a simple looking desk.

Your next step is to prep the paint.

vintage telephone chair with white paint - DIY furniture makeover

Quick tip: Be sure to sand down your piece of furniture before adding the paint.

For the paint color, I went ahead and used my favorite brand, which was Behr in the soft lace color. This time, I tried something a little different and I mixed in a chalk paint powder by BB Frosch. This powder mix offers you more coverage that lasts without spending a fortune on chalk paint. And you get the best of both worlds by using a premium acrylic paint with the mixture of chalk paint results.

At first, I had a bit of trouble with mixing the perfect ratios. I had added too much water at one point and it made the paint a bit runny. But then I fixed it by placing more powder into the mix and it turned out to be perfect. Just be sure to mix it well if you do decide to try out the powder mix by BB Frosch.

Paint the chair and add a few extra layers in between drying time to make sure it has good coverage.

vintage telephone chair with white paint and green abstract pattern upholstery - DIY furniture makeover

vintage telephone chair with white paint and green abstract pattern upholstery - DIY furniture makeover

vintage telephone chair with white paint and green abstract pattern upholstery - DIY furniture makeover

After the paint dries up, you will want to order a piece of new fabric for your telephone chair makeover if it needs one. I ordered a yard of fabric from Spoonflower. They have the cutest designs on there, but they are a bit costly! It’s worth it to purchase from Spoonflower though because all of the designs are created by small business owners, and I had no problem by supporting them.

Grab a one-inch layer of foam for the cushion from Walmart. You can order a whole roll and they deliver it right to you.

Measure your piece to make sure you cut out the right amount of cushion and fabric. As you may see in my video, I just place the cushion on top of the seat and cut the piece of foam out from there. Then you can place your fabric down. Center your piece of foam in the middle. Add the seat on top. Fold your fabric over and make sure it is tight before you staple the fabric to the bottom of the chair. Make sure to cut the extra material off afterward.

The next step for this telephone chair makeover was to replace the leg.

vintage telephone chair with white paint and corner bracket - DIY furniture makeover

vintage telephone chair with white paint and green abstract pattern upholstery - DIY furniture makeover

I had to run to the hardware store to get these corner brackets so that it could hold the leg into place. I also put it on the other leg to ensure that it was held in place as well. The chair is very old, so you may need some reinforcements to make your project to be a bit more sturdy.

Once the corner brackets were screwed in, the only thing left to do was to add the finishing touches. You will want to sand down some areas with a 220 grit sandpaper and clean it up with diluted vinegar once finished. This part is optional, but it adds a weathered effect to the overall style. 

I was more than happy with how the finished look came out. And I can’t wait to find its new forever home.

vintage telephone chair with white paint and green abstract pattern upholstery - DIY furniture makeover

vintage telephone chair with white paint and green abstract pattern upholstery - DIY furniture makeover
vintage telephone chair with white paint and green abstract pattern upholstery - DIY furniture makeover

 

 

vintage telephone chair with white paint and green abstract pattern upholstery - DIY furniture makeover
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3 Simple Steps to DIY Your Own Basket Wall

If you’re looking for a quick and simple DIY tutorial for creating your own basket wall, then you’ve come to the right blog, my friend. In this tutorial, you can follow along with these three easy steps that will help guide you on your DIY basket wall. Be sure to save this idea here for later!

I’ve been seeing a huge trend on Instagram, lately, and it is truly the most inexpensive DIY project going around. So I had to try this DIY basket wall project for myself. And I have to say that it was so very simple to recreate. With this latest project of mine, I decided to place these wall baskets in the entryway. I figured that these baskets would make a lovely statement as soon as you walk into my home.

My husband even loved this idea as well. Bonus points!

So, where can you even get these baskets from?

Start out at your local thrift stores! I bought all of my baskets from Goodwill. But you can even look at flea markets and yard sales in your area. Each of the baskets was priced from $.50 to $1 a piece. You can also check out some of the other vintage thrifty items I bought in my IGTV video here!

It was really easy to find all of my baskets in one place. And I made sure that each one of the baskets was unique.

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Materials you will for the basket wall:

What’s the first step for a DIY wall basket?

First, you will want to start by laying out your baskets on the ground to get a visual of how you want them to look on your wall. Set them up and move them around to your liking.

Quick tip: Start with the middle piece that is most unique to you. That way you can work your way around the middle piece and have it stand out.

The second step is to measure your baskets.

You’ll want to measure your wall and place a mark on the wall for where you will want to hang your middle basket.

Quick tip: Avoid hanging your first basket above eye level. It just looks better that way.

You can also measure how wide you want to lay out your baskets to ensure that it fits the way you want it to look on your wall.

 

It’s time to hang your baskets on the wall!

Now that you’ve gotten your measurements in place and you’ve decided how you want to hang them, it’s time to get those basket up! Depending on how big your basket is, you can either place one nail in the middle of the basket. If it is wider then you can place one nail on each end to make sure that the basket holds. Use a hammer to get those nails in place and there you have it.

Check out my YouTube video here to see how I made my own basket wall.

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DIY Geometric Modern Desk Thrift Store Makeover

Candle and faux plant with iPad placed on desk - DIY Geometric Modern Desk Thrift Store Makeover

Learn how to makeover a desk from the thrift store! In this tutorial, I will tell you how to DIY your own geometric design for your desk project. Perfect for beginner DIYer’s! I will also tell you how to sand, stain, and paint your own piece of furniture! Don’t have time to read it now? Just pin it here for later.

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This has been one of my favorite projects by far! I’ve been looking forward to providing a space for myself to work in and we’ve had this old desk for a few years now. I was telling my husband about how I needed a space to work in and that I wanted to look for a new desk. He responded by saying that I could use this desk for my workspace.

I looked at him and rolled my eyes. Because I hated this desk. We had bought it at the thrift store a few years ago for only $10 dollars. He originally bought this desk for his own workspace to produce music and write.

I didn’t think this desk could live up to my expectations…

To be honest, I didn’t think it would be worth it to redo this desk. It looked really worn down, and there were some parts of the desk that were missing and it was chipped. I felt that this desk was beyond my repair and a waste of time. But I wasn’t getting anywhere without a space to work in. And my husband certainly wasn’t budging in getting me a new desk.

Brunette girl sitting on stool in front of desk - DIY Geometric Modern Desk Thrift Store Makeover

Desk drawers with green and white acrylic paint - DIY Geometric Modern Desk Thrift Store Makeover

Desk with green and white acrylic paint - DIY Geometric Modern Desk Thrift Store Makeover

So, this was it. I used my brainstorm power and all of my creativity to come up with something that would revive this old piece of furniture. The more I looked at it, the more ideas I came up with. The more ideas that came to mind, the more that I started to fall in love with this desk. I realized that this was a new challenge for me. I wondered about the possibilities for bringing this desk back to life.

Here’s what my initial ideas were for this DIY desk project.

My first idea that came to mind was the colors. I searched on Pinterest for ideas and I had decided to pick out my favorite color, dark green. It’s earthy, reminds me of nature and plants, and I thought it would bring me happiness each time I could work in a space that had my favorite color to look at.

The other thing that I loved about this desk was the top part of it. It had its original woodwork still intact. And I loved that It was showing the natural wood grain. That was another part of this piece of furniture that reminded me of the forest, plants, and nature. My third idea was to make it look modern. I love all things modern.

Desk with clipboard, books, and faux plant - DIY Geometric Modern Desk Thrift Store Makeover

Desk with a faux plant, ipad, books, and clipboard - DIY Geometric Modern Desk Thrift Store Makeover

Desk with a faux plant, ipad, books, and clipboard - DIY Geometric Modern Desk Thrift Store Makeover

That’s my style. I’m really into mid-century modern designs, neutral tones, and geometric shapes. So, I came up with the idea to draw a geometric modern design for the drawers and a pop of color to make sure they stuck out. I really love white and bright things. And I felt that white was the only color that would fit best with the theme that I was trying to go for.

I originally wanted to paint triangles across the desk’s drawers. But I kept it simple.

My initial idea for the drawers was to draw geometric triangles and have a bunch of stripes running across with only a tiny bit of wood showing. I still liked that idea, but I had to think long and hard about redoing this desk. So, I scratched that idea and decided to keep it simple for the most part.

So, watch my video tutorial here to see how I re-stained and painted my desk. Or, you can just read on with these simple directions.

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Supplies you’ll need for the DIY geometric desk:

1. Use a sander to sand down your furniture

This is a necessary step. Many people choose to skip this step because they think it’s time-consuming and hard work. So, they just go straight to staining and painting. But keep in mind that your stain color will be off if you don’t sand down to the natural wood. And you only need to sand down the first layer to get the glossiness off when you paint. This is to ensure that the paint sticks and adheres to the wood.

Quick tip: Be sure to wear safety glasses and a mask. This is to prevent getting all of that dust in your face.

Many people also choose to go with chalk paint because they’ve been told that it is thick enough to cover any piece of furniture without sanding. But I have heard that this is not true. And in this case, chalk paint can get really expensive. I like Behr because it is acrylic paint that lasts and covers with only two layers.

So you can use the sander that I have. It works great and gets the job done. This was my first time using my sander and I love that it already comes with sandpaper, a bag to store it in, and extra parts to get the hard to reach places.

Take this advice from me when you use a sander for your DIY project.

My advice when using a sander is to let it do its job for you and don’t be intimidated by a power tool. It only takes a few minutes to sand down a piece of furniture like this. And if it’s your first time sanding, make sure to sand in the direction of the wood grain so that it gets all of that old stain color off your piece. You can watch my video here to see how I sanded down my desk.

2. Apply pre-stain and stain.

So, after you’ve sanded down your piece of furniture, you can apply the pre-stain. Make sure to read the directions on the can and do this in a well-ventilated place! The pre-stain that I used had a very strong smell to it and it gave me a headache. So, I made sure to keep the windows all the way open while I worked. You can also do this outside if it’s a nice day out. Unfortunately, it was too cold for me to work outside.

Apply the stain in the direction of the wood grain with a stain pad or paint brush. Wipe off the excess pre-stain before it dries. Let that dry for about half an hour. Then apply your stain color with the stain pad. Once you’ve applied your stain, let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. The longer you leave your stain on, the darker the color will be. Once you’ve let the stain sit, wipe off the excess color and let it dry for 4 to 6 hours.

3. Now you’re ready to paint!

I drew out my design first on paper before I applied it onto the desk drawers. This helped me to visualize it instead of guessing to see if it would look good. Then you can tape off your design with painter’s tape. Paint in the areas that you choose. Wait a half hour before adding the second layer of paint. And let the whole thing dry for a few hours after. I practically waited overnight to let the paint dry. Then, I touched up a few areas that I had missed.

I ended up staining the drawers first, and then I painted over them. The whole desk was a hot mess so everything needed to be re-stained first before I painted. This is because I still wanted some areas of the wood grain to show so that I could make my design look geometric and modern.

Quick tip: If you mess up your stain or paint, you can always sand it down again and start over. This happened to me in the middle of my project where my toddler decided to paint the top of my desk while I wasn’t looking. Thankfully, that did not turn into a huge disaster!

4. Lastly, use pretty office décor to set up your new desk!

Most of my items came from Target’s dollar section. The candle is from Forever 21 and the artificial plant is from IKEA.

Candle, faux succulent and iPad placed on desk Desk with a faux plant, ipad, books, and clipboard - DIY Geometric Modern Desk Thrift Store Makeover

Books and ceramic hedgehog placed on desk Desk with a faux plant, ipad, books, and clipboard - DIY Geometric Modern Desk Thrift Store Makeover

Green faux plant in white pot placed on desk - Desk with a faux plant, ipad, books, and clipboard - DIY Geometric Modern Desk Thrift Store Makeover

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How to Make Homemade Whipped Body Butter for Valentine’s Day

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Learn how to make homemade whipped body butter for Valentine’s Day with just a few simple ingredients. Be sure to grab this FREE Project Planner Checklist for your next DIY project. Don’t have time to read now? Pin it here for later!

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This is a Valentine’s day special for you mamas who want to whip up something quick to keep your skin feeling soft and looking fresh. I love this recipe because it requires simple ingredients and it is very easy to make. Not only is it easy to make, but it turns out to be looking so delicious that you’ll want to end up eating it! I know my daughter wanted to get a quick taste!

A simple recipe like this is great for you if you have dry skin. Although, it is not for you if you don’t like greasy lotions. But the body butter absorbs quickly into your skin. And you can’t use this recipe if you have a nut allergy.

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What is so great about homemade whipped body butter?

Well, it has many added benefits for your skin. What’s there not to love? It’s rich in vitamins, great for sensitive skin, helps fight acne, stretch marks, and rough dry skin. Plus, the lavender essential oil is amazing for skin rashes, redness, and calming relaxation for aromatherapy. I always use lavender as my go-to choice of essential oil.

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Learn how to make your own body whipped butter for Valentine's Day. This recipe is so simple and it makes the perfect gift to give. #Valentine'sDay #DIY #WhippedBodyButter #Recipe

Here are some things you should always know before making your own recipe.

Always be sure to do your research when purchasing essential oils. Some may contain chemicals which will be toxic for your skin. You also have to make sure that you dilute your oils before you apply directly to the skin. There are many carrier oils that you can use to dilute. For this recipe, jojoba oil and coconut oil are great for use as a carrier oil. I used a 5% dilution for a stronger scent to the body butter. Plus, the lavender essential oil can be applied directly to the skin without irritation. For some other oils, or if you have sensitive skin, you may want to use a 1 to 2% dilution for EO.

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Why you need to make this recipe.

Aside from the skin benefits, its fun to make! And you’ll be proud of yourself for making your own homemade whipped body butter without having to spend a fortune on expensive creams. Sometimes, the best products are the homemade recipes because you know what you’re putting on your body.

And you don’t have to worry about what type of ingredients are used in items that you buy from the store. I mostly bought my items through Amazon, but I also like the products that are sold on this site. I haven’t tried them yet, but I’ll definitely have to get my next order through Mountain Rose Herbs.

It’s also a nice little hobby to have when you want a little break from the rest of the world.

I think it’s good to break up your routine, especially if you’ve got the winter blues this time of the year. Another reason you need to make this recipe is that it makes a great gift to give to someone for Valentine’s Day. So, if your thinking of hosting a Galentine’s day party, then think of using this recipe to give to some of your other mom friends as a little self-care V-day gift.

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Learn how to make your own body whipped butter for Valentine's Day. This recipe is so simple and it makes the perfect gift to give. #Valentine'sDay #DIY #WhippedBodyButter #Recipe Making this homemade body whipped butter also has benefits to your mental health. As a stay at home mom, it can be hard to deal with post-partum depression and anxiety. But the best ways that I have dealt with that is by keeping my mind completely occupied with fun things to do.

It encourages me to keep the negative thoughts out of my head and making your own self-care products seems to be therapeutic in a way. So, if you struggle with this as I do, then this is the hobby that you’ll want to have at your fingertips.

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Supplies you’ll need for homemade whipped body butter:

This makes about 3 or 4 small (3 oz.) mason jars. And 3 to 5% dilution of essential oil. Make sure to grab my FREE Project Planner Checklist from the Freebies Library today!

  1. You’ll need a hand mixer. Although I used a spoon to mix it up, a hand mixer is a bit more essential for this recipe.
  2. Shea Butter – https://amzn.to/2WJ1stj
  3. Coconut Oil – https://amzn.to/2t8Vp3z
  4. Jojoba Oil – https://amzn.to/2t8TNXz 
  5. Essential oil of your choice – I used lavender oil
  6. Soap Dye – https://amzn.to/2MTYLQV
  7. Mixing bowl
  8. Saucepan or double boiler

Learn how to make your own body whipped butter for Valentine's Day. This recipe is so simple and it makes the perfect gift to give. #Valentine'sDay #DIY #WhippedBodyButter #Recipe

Learn how to make your own body whipped butter for Valentine's Day. This recipe is so simple and it makes the perfect gift to give. #Valentine'sDay #DIY #WhippedBodyButter #Recipe

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Valentine’s Day Homemade Whipped Body Butter

Learn how to make your own homemade whipped body butter for Valentine's Day this year. This is such a simple recipe that only takes a few ingredients and it makes the perfect gift to give.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Whole Recipe1 hr 30 mins
Total Time15 mins
Keyword: DIY, Homemade Body Whipped Butter, Valentine's Day Recipe
Servings: 4 3 oz. jars
Author: McKinsey Weyant

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup Shea Butter
  • 30 ml Jojoba Oil
  • 18 to 30 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 1 sprinkle Soap Dye Mix in for desired color

Instructions

  • Grab a saucepan or a double boiler and place it on low heat. Pour jojoba oil into the saucepan, then mix in the coconut oil and stir until melted.
  • Cut the shea butter up into small chunks and add the small chunks into the pan. Stir until melted. Then pour ingredients into a bowl.
  • Place the bowl into the freezer to let it cool down. Then take the bowl out of the freezer to mix and stir in the drops of essential oil.
  • Place the bowl back into the freezer for about an hour or until the ingredients turn just solid enough to mix and stir up.
  • Once ingredients become solid, use a spoon or a hand mixer to whip and stir up the ingredients. Keep stirring up the ingredients until its whipped and whiter in color.
  • Place 3 to 4 oz. of whipped butter onto 3 or 4 different plates. Add a sprinkle of soap dye and mix until you have achieved the desired color.
  • Add the whipped butter into 3 oz. mason jars. And keep in a cool place or refrigerator if you have a warmer house.

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Why You Should Use a Coconut Rose Salt Scrub in Your Self Care Routine

Learn about the benefits of using a coconut rose salt scrub as part of your self-care routine. Plus, receive a FREE Self Care Starter Workbook today! #selfcare #bodyscrub #beauty

This post is about incorporating a coconut rose salt scrub into your self care routine. Read on to learn more about the benefits of using an exfoliating body scrub and grab your FREE Self Care Starter Worbook at the bottom of this post. Don’t have time to read it now? Pin it here for later! 

Do you have a self care routine? If not, then why don’t you? Is it because you feel that you don’t have enough time? It’s easy to become distracted with many things in your life. But maybe you should start with one and make time for it today. Having your own self care routine is important for your own mental health and physical self. A self care routine doesn’t mean you need to take an hour long soak in the tub. There are different ways to take care of your own self. And sometimes you just have to get creative with it. In fact, I have a free self care starter workbook that you can download in the freebies library when you sign up for weekly newsletters for Pretty Crafty and Wanderful.

What I like to do for my self care routine.

As part of my self care routine, I like to save it for a Sunday. And the reason why that is because it gives me a little refresher if I’ve had a crazy week. It also helps prepare me for a new start with the week ahead. I like to incorporate self care on Sunday by getting up a little earlier than my daughter and husband. I just enjoy drinking my coffee and sit there with no digital items on hand. Then I’ll shower and use my coconut and rose salt scrub. And then I’ll put on a clay mask and a face moisturizer after.

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I’m not really the type to have so many beauty products. In fact, I’m pretty basic when it comes to beauty. But I do love to feel relaxed and have a lazy Sunday. I just recently added a salt scrub to my self care routine and I’m totally okay with never looking back. It’s sort of become a newfound obsession and it’s made me inspired to look into making my own natural organic salt scrubs.

This is the scrub that I just recently bought and there are no regrets. It smells delicious, makes my skin feel oh so soft, and it takes all the stress away. I’ve never felt more rejuvenated.

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So, what are the benefits of using salt scrubs?

It’s no secret that salt scrubs are beneficial to you. By all means, this isn’t anything new, but if you’re not familiar with the benefits, they are great for replenishing, removing dead skin, and it stimulates the production of healthy skin cells. It also makes your skin feel soft after exfoliating, and it gives your skin a cleaner feel. The only thing that’s new to me is the ingredients used in this product. It contains coconut oil and rose extract.

What’s so great about coconut oil and rose extract?

Coconut oil is amazing for your skin. It’s useful for things like moisturizing the skin and it has vitamin E. But did you also know that coconut oil has anti-microbial properties? This means that you can use coconut oil to fight acne or eczema if you have really dry skin. And rose extract also contains antioxidants, Vitamins A, C, D and E, and other minerals. It’s properties make it useful for hydrating dry and sensitive skin.

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When should you use a coconut rose salt scrub?

I’ve been using the Coconut and Rose Salt Scrub once a day while I’m in the shower. The one that I have is used as a body scrub only. So I tend to use this on my shoulders, hands, and feet. But my favorite use for this salt scrub is right after shaving my legs. And I have to say, my legs have never felt more smooth before this.

You can also use salt soaks if you are more of a bath person and you enjoy soaking in the tub. But if it’s a day where you just need to use a beauty product quickly before your on the go, then I suggest using the salt scrub while your washing your hands. It’ll make your hands feel super clean and really smooth. That makes it useful for anyone who gets dry hands in the winter. I know I get a little bit of eczema where my wedding ring sits, and the coconut rose salt scrub has helped tremendously for healing my dry skin.

Now you may be thinking, why not just use a moisturizer while you’re on the go? To be honest, I’ve used all kinds of moisturizers and it’s just not the same effects that I get using a salt scrub. Plus, I feel like I have to keep using a moisturizer over and over again.

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You can either make your own or you can grab a similar product like this one through Amazon today! So start your self care off right by using a coconut rose salt scrub in your daily routine. You can also be sure to grab my FREE Self Care Starter Workbook today in the freebies library. Join Pretty Crafty and Wanderful for weekly newsletters from me inside your inbox and exclusive DIY, Motherhood, and Inspired Living content just for you. Sign up below today!

Learn about the benefits of using a coconut rose salt scrub as part of your self-care routine. Plus, receive a FREE Self Care Starter Workbook today! #selfcare #bodyscrub #beauty

Learn about the benefits of using a coconut rose salt scrub as part of your self-care routine. Plus, receive a FREE Self Care Starter Workbook today! #selfcare #bodyscrub #beauty

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