It never fails for more than a couple months to go by before I get the itch to paint another piece of furniture! My latest furniture flip is this painted desk. We’re known to have hand me down furniture, and I’m known to paint it. This desk was no exception!
So I have to admit, this is probably one of my more genius ideas. And I’m just so glad it worked! I love, I mean really love a good wood framed sign. Every good farmhouse has one and they make me feel like I’m channeling my inner Joanna Gaines. My main problem with them? Well maybe it’s no so much my problem with the sign as it is my own problem, but I don’t like that you can’t change them up with out replacing the sign entirely and well they typically run around $50. Not overly expensive but not super cheap either. Luckily in my stroke of genius I figured out a way to change up all of our wood framed signs and the best part is it’ll cost you about $5 (maybe even a little less)!
I have to admit I have a love affair. With wreaths. Boxwood, Magnolia, Eucalyptus. I’ll take one of each please! I don’t actually have all of them in my home but that’s mostly because for a normal size you’re looking at spending $40 or more (usually more). Even the smaller sizes are around $20. But when I came across these olive branches on sale I couldn’t pass them up for an easy DIY olive branch wreath! And good news it cost me less than a premade one!
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If you own a pet you know how quickly the become a member of your family! That’s so true for our Lady! I realized I’ve never told how Lady found her furever home with us! Since I love putting bandannas on Lady (I feel like they help show off her sassy personality) I’ve also included a tutorial to make an over the collar dog bandanna! And I’ve got details on an amazing Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® sweepstakes (you could win up to $25,000) so keep on reading!
Halloween is coming up so soon! And one thing I love about Halloween is homemade costumes. For one they always look better to me, not as cheap. And you can get as creative as you please with them! For this year I chose to DIY a baby strawberry costume!
One of the best things that’s ever come about in our marriage is that we’re laundry divorced. What exactly do I mean by that? I mean that my husband does his own laundry and I do mine (and the rest of the house). Once we got married he just kept on doing his laundry, he never asked me to and I never offered. It works for us and I plan to keep it that way. That’s just one less thing one my to do list! And while laundry isn’t necessarily one of the task I totally dread, I am doing it with a little bit more of a skip in my step ever since we put up these easy DIY laundry room shelves!
I love having pictures of our family hanging in our home. I know in a lot of magazines and other blogs the homeowners don’t seem to have family photos hanging up. Maybe they take them down for the picture? Either way I love seeing our family memories displayed on the walls! Continue reading
This hutch is a goodie y’all! It is at least 60 years old and it makes me so happy! I just love pieces that have a story. Turns out this hutch has a great one and it’s dear to my heart! My maternal grandmother got this hutch when her and my grandfather first started “keeping house”. I’m not totally positive if they received it new or if it was passed down to them.
I can’t believe it but I actually made a quilt! I’ve wanted to make one probably since around 2014. No idea why, I just always thought it would be neat to make one. There’s just something cozy about a homemade quilt. This is not a tutorial by the way because when I say I pretty much had no idea what I was doing, I mean it. A good friend of mine has a mother-in-law who quilts and she showed her how to make one. Once she had made one I had her show me how and then pretty much text her for every step as I was making it! Bless you Lexi! But I actually got more than I bargained for with this project of mine.
I’m so excited to be sharing the tutorial of how I made Cora Beth’s ribbon crib mobile! I originally shared her mobile over at Pastels and Macarons. It’s such an easy project that adds a whimsical and girly touch to her floral nursery! But it could also be made for a boy’s nursery as well. I adore the way it turned out!