I've always wanted a potting bench and when I found this one last year at Big Lots my potting bench dreams came true! The problem is that now it looks so pretty all dressed up with mason
jars and a vintage galvanized bucket and cute little wooden boxes that I can hardly stand the thought of getting it all dirty. I know I must actually put it to good use (you know that whole form meets function thing) and that it is very handy for doing actual potting. But, sometimes I wish it could just stay like this forever! ~Vanessa #MayGarden
I don't like to sew. In fact, I avoid it at all cost. But there are those times when you just simply can't find exactly what you are looking for or when you find it you don't want to
shell out the big bucks! This led me recently to making these Drop Cloth Chair Skirts for my dining room and I'm really loving how they turned out. And since I used leftover drop cloths this project was absolutely FREE. My favorite kind of all! Full tutorial on my blog. ~Vanessa
Honoring the style and architecture of your home is so important when decorating, don't you think? And my house is just truly traditional in every way. So, I've embraced it while also
attempting to keep things light and bright. Much needed new carpet makes the biggest impact and with other new touches here and there I'm ready to put a fork in this room and call it done! ~Vanessa #BeforeandAfter
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Patty Popular wanted me to feel like it was too late to share my Spring Mantel...and that since my mantel isn't white it won't look as lovely as some of the other mantels out there. She
wants me to feel insecure and full of doubts. But I'm saying farewell to Patty Popular!! Care to join me? We're throwing her a good-bye party! You can read more of this story in my blog post (link below). ~Vanessa
Our downstairs bathroom has come a long way! From dated and boring to updated with a touch of French Country charm. Damask wallpaper, a burlap vanity skirt, bead board, new faucet,
mirror, light fixture and more! And all done without breaking the bank. Even something as simple as changing out the handle on the toilet can give big impact. I hope you enjoy taking the tour of my French Country Bathroom! Or is it Country French? ~Vanessa
I love a good makeover story and this Wayfair mirror makeover is no exception! I took on the Wayfair/HomeTalk #DIYChallenge by
transforming a sweet and simple mirror into a coastal beach beauty!
With the addition of rope and seashells this mirror makeover couldn't be easier! The most difficult part is sitting for a few hours gluing rope around and around in circles. The key is to keep your rope tight and even, trimming it off at the end and then looping back around with a new row.
After rope is applied, attach starfish using hot glue. Heavily coat shelf ledge with mod podge and layer with sea shell filler. Allow to dry. Visit me over on the blog for even more photos of this "mirror Cinderella story!"
I recently purchased these two beautiful mirrored chests to go on either side of my fireplace. Now the dilemma! What to put on the wall above them? I want to keep the mirror which hangs above the fireplace so that leaves me with the options of artwork, some kind of architectural pieces, vintage shutters, etc. What would YOU do? Thanks for any advice you can offer and PLEASE don't comment on the accessories on the mirrored pieces as I just threw stuff on there for sake of the photo. LOL! ~Vanessa