Faux Stone & Counter Space for Outdoor Grilling--robin, i have such plans for your outdoors :P this would be awesome for your grill! once you do the faux stone look, then do this around grill---that would look so beautiful!
Jen of IHeart Organizing used a Home Depot stair tread cap and riser kit to transform the look of her staircase. (New wainscoting and paint, helped, too, of course.) See the staircase makeover reveal (Entry Step Basement Stairs)
Designate a spot in your home where your kids can hang the art they create. It's much better to display their art than to piling it in a drawer or in a cabinet. And think to rotate the piece of art regularly. Your kids will be proud displayed artists!