OH the weekend went by too quickly sweet friends! I know we probably all feel that way every weekend, but this past weekend for us seemed to go by without even a regard to time itself. Non the less we keep moving forward right?! Our weather has finally started to feel like fall for us here. Low 70’s for a high, a sweet chill in the morning. The kind of chill that makes you want to curl up in a chair with a cozy blanket and a hot cup of pumpkin spice! One of the things I did earlier this year in our fall decor was paint some faux pumpkins I already had. I had picked these up 2 years ago on clearance at the end of the season. So the decision to paint them was easy because I wasn’t afraid to ruin them. If you’ve been around here awhile, that you know of my love for neutrals and grays. However I didn’t feel like painting them all white or gray. Call me crazy but I was craving something different. Another color I tend to gravitate towards is navy blue. I call it my third neutral, lol! [Read more…]
If you caught my post Monday, than you have heard about the exciting news! Just to catch you up to speed if you missed it, myself and four other bloggers have teamed up with Lowe’s Home Improvement across the country to provide someone with a Fall Home Makeover. You can click here to submit your entry now, and you also get the option of working with the designer of your choice! How sweet is that. The bloggers that teamed up for this amazing opportunity are : Julie Blanner, Inspired by Charm, The Makerista, and East Coast Creative, and of course myself! How fun, right! [Read more…]
Today I’m popping in to share something that is so near and dear to my heart! If you caught my post yesterday re-capping my first Haven experience, than you know I am all about making connections! I think in order to thrive in our situations and giftings it is vital to surround ourselves with like minded people that will encourage and inspire us forward. You might be thinking to yourself there really isn’t anything special that I bring forward or add to the mix. But you’re wrong! We each have our own unique flavor and voice to add. Our own special creative talents to share with those around us. You may be gifted in the heart of hospitality and no detail goes unnoticed in your special way of making others feel welcome and invited. Maybe you have the gift of administration and come alive in organizing and planning, and making sure everything is in order. Maybe your gift is a little hard to see at the moment, and that’s ok too. I think when we surround ourselves with things that inspire us, our talents and gifts start to unfold right before our eyes. Sometimes though in this crazy chaotic world we live in where everyone demands everything be done “yesterday”, where overnight delivery is the norm, and we fall short of peoples expectations, you get lost in all the noise. [Read more…]
A few weeks back I had the honor of joining my good friend Jen over at City Farmhouse for the Lowes Spring Makeover event. You can catch up on Jen’s post explaining more about how people entered to win the makeover here. If you follow me on Instagram you got a few sneak peaks, but have been SO patiently waiting to see the full reveal. Let me just tell you, we had a blast! Jen is just as sweet in person as she appears online, but even more so. She is so kind-hearted we hit it off instantly. For me this was such a fun project because I got to go and just assist her. Usually when I’m working with my own clients I have all the little details to worry about, but it was nice going just to lend a helping hand and an extra eye in design. We said over and over again how much when you love what you do, it totally doesn’t feel like work. I feel like that was the theme for this weekend. We were there for 2 days with handful of volunteers from Lowes to help us get the job done. I was shocked when Jen sent me the before photo to show me the space we were working with. Let’s just say a bit taken back, shocked may sound drastic, but there was definitely an “Oh boy!” said once or twice. Take a look at the before: [Read more…]
Hip Hip Hooray it’s Friday!!! We have had outstanding weather this past week. Like perfect, dream of it, no humidity, weather! It could not have been any nicer. And in celebration of it being friday and the weekend being here, I figured it would be fun to do a GIVEAWAY today as well!! So stay tuned at the end of this post for instructions on how to win. Some of you have asked what the hallway looks like at the bottom of our front staircase when I shared our gallery wall. I had mentioned in the before & after posts, in a desperate hope to keep the original paint color we added some board & batten around the front door and to that little hallway. So today I’m going to share a little tutorial with you on how we did that. [Read more…]
One of the newest pieces of furniture we’ve added to our house was the sweet little table you may remember at the bottom of our stairs in front of our gallery wall. However it didn’t start out so sweet. We rescued the legs from the side of the road where someone decided they didn’t want the antique kitchen table anymore. [Read more…]
Part of balancing photos in my gallery wall is adding things that aren’t photos. I know it sounds weird at first, but after looking through lots and lots of gallery walls, I noticed a common trend. All of the frames weren’t full of pictures. Some had art, some had prints, a mix of everything. Now don’t get me wrong I love pictures just as much as the next person, and this mama is proud to frame photos of her babies, call me bias all you want, but no mother would deny that. However for my gallery wall I wanted there to be a good mix of things hanging. Today I’m going to show you how made an easy personal printable for my gallery wall. [Read more…]
Last week I shared our spring home tour with all of you and you got to see a little glimpse of our Easter table. Today I’m showing you how I made the vintage easter eggs for each place setting. Being one who craves texture and layers in a space that was exactly what I went for when creating these individual place settings. I know it may seem a bit elaborate to some, they are extremely simple to put together, but sometimes it’s fun to put a little extra special something into your entertaining. It shows our guests we thought about them, we planned in anticipation of their arrival, and wanted them to feel a little extra special. [Read more…]
Moss has been my go to this spring for decor. I’ve used it in the past, but this year it seemed to be the one element I carried throughout our house. I’m always drawn to simple greens for wreaths, and was craving something spring-y for our porch door, and this simple moss wreath was the perfect touch for spring. [Read more…]
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite thrifting finds with you, that you can use all year round for decor! I always feel like we are in decorating limbo in these dog days of winter. Christmas is over, but it’s not quite spring yet, so… what do we do?
I am so excited to be teaming up with a great group of bloggers for Swap it Like it’s Hot!! This has gone around once before in blog land, and today we are teaming up for Round 2. I have a great little tutorial for you on how to make a fabric scrap bunting, but first a little back ground info.
Well you all got to see a sneak peak yesterday of the antique buffet we recently got. If you follow me on Instagram you saw my before picture of this and it’s matching hutch. I will be sharing the hutch reveal soon, but for those of you who haven’t seen lets take a look at the before one more time. [Read more…]
Welcome Back!!! Or maybe I’m just saying that to myself 🙂 I always feel like once summer gets in full swing, and after a long holiday weekend, it’s a little bit of back to reality. I’m so glad that you guys are my reality! We’ve kicked off summer to a great start, with lots of trips to the beach, some summer sleepovers, and of course ice cream 🙂 I hope you all had a wonderful 4th on Friday, and weekend festivities. Today I’m sharing a brand new space here on the blog. It’s not new to us, but it’s a space that hasn’t been seen, except recently on Instagram. [Read more…]
Thank you so much for all of your kind remarks on my Neutral Shared Kids room! We love how calm the room feels, and will be easy to transition as the kids get older. Today I’m going to share with you how I painted the stripes on the wicker trunks at the end of their beds.
This was a really simple and quick project, that not only personalized their wicker trunks, but brought in some character as well. I already loved the look of the wicker trunks at the end of the bed, but I also love to add stripes to just about anything I can. I started by taping off the trunks with painters tape, no measuring involved with this one, just eye-balled it!
Once I had the wicker trunks completely taped off, I began to dry brush white paint on the taped off sections, to create the desired look I wanted.
In the close up photo above, you can see that I wasn’t focused on getting a full coverage of the paint, because I was going for more of a vintage feel, and wanted the paint to look like it naturally wore off over time. I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White, but you could really use any white paint or an acrylic craft paint that you have on hand.
To create a dry brush effect, I grabbed a paper plate, and once you have paint on the end of your brush you rub it on your plate until most of the paint is off, and this creates a light white washed look on the surface you are painting.
Once the paint had dried, I decided to stencil on some numbers to help with the vintage vibe I was craving. For this I just used simple, nothing fancy stencils I got at Walmart in their craft aisle.
I love this project because it was simple and quick, but added a big impact! Sometimes it doesn’t always have to be a huge costly project to add that extra touch to make your space personal.