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So many times when my husband and I get a dinner out alone, we talk about bills, work and the daily grind. This year for Valentine's Day, I thought I would plan a dinner in and make some conversation stones so that we talk about other things than what is going on day to day.
When I moved into this house, it needed to be totally repainted. I took that as an opportunity to update my decor, but I didn't want to buy all new things. I had pored over countless decorating magazines and websites, and knew that I had to choose colors that I loved. However, I didn't want to go crazy with my paint and other finishes, or get wildly colored furniture that I could tire of before it wore out. I decided to stick to basics (bland) for the furniture and main fabrics, like my drapes and bedding, and add pops of color with small things, like pillows, vases, pictures, etc.(I really would like to paint my whole house in violets, blues, and shades of pink and red, but was afraid of how it would turn out!)Since I loved the colors in my bedroom rug and pictures that I put above the couch, I used those for inspiration.
Today, I am so excited to finally share a project that lil dude and I have been working on.
We have actually been slowly but surely giving his bedroom a makeover. We've repainted the walls, built an entertainment/gaming station, built a Lego table and several other decor items for the walls. But the biggest and most time consuming project thus far has been the headboard.
This is not your typical pumpkin! Why do pumpkins need to be orange? Well in my house they don't, I wanted something that matched my farmhouse style so I designed these easy pumpkins that are rustic but elegant. So lets not waste time its October already, but these are fast and you can use them until Thanksgiving.
I was at Michaels and AC Moore earlier this week. Theh had beautiful halloween wreaths. Even though they were on sale, I decided to make my own. I hit the Dollar Store-hard-and made my own! All items if not noted, are from the Dollar Tree.
Add a personalized touch to your autumn decor with fresh blooms and pumpkins. It’s an elegant take on decorating a pumpkin that makes a statement whether it is at your front door to welcome guests, part of a seasonal display in a room, or to style up your Thanksgiving table.
If you love this project, be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive updates regularly!Earlier this week I spilled the beans and told you how to find FREE leather for crafting.…hint hint it may involve destroying some furniture. I also shared 14 amazing leather craft ideas that left you just itching for some free leather of your own so you can give them a try (to see those posts, visit the full tutorial link at the bottom of this post). I’ve got tons of leather crafts on my way to you in the coming months and today is the first fun DIY project with my new leather hoard.I wanted to create something with the rustic look of pallet wood….because you know how I feel about pallets. But, I also wanted to incorporate the leather look and tie it all together with a fall theme. I think leather is the PERFECT addition to your fall DIY projects, so you can expect to see more fall leather projects coming soon!I’ve always loved the saying “thankful grateful blessed”….it sums up how I feel everyday. All of the emotions together in one simple saying. I love it’s got a simple nod to Fall & Thanksgiving, but versatile enough to use in your home decor all year round.’
With winter breaks comes gatherings and time with friends. Whether you find yourself planning and enjoying vacations or fabulous staycations with your closest, you have gotta know when to tread lightly in the AM hours. So, we decided to turn some old fence boards into some rather handy door knob hangers. These cuties will help you stay friends, no matter who may have tied a few too many on the night before!! Zest it UpPhoto Cred: Anya McInroy
I haven't painted anything in awhile and I was aching to get my hands on my supplies and create something new! I didn't want to paint anything large, like a piece of furniture...just something small. In the deep recesses of my mind I already knew what I wanted to try and paint.
The MenDen project is nearly complete, here is the previous post on the rest of the project: http://www.hometalk.com/7069740/menden-basement-finish-all-re-purposed-materials I added a couple of sliding “barn style” doors. To keep the costs down I used some simple parts from HomeDepot to hang them. I think they turned out pretty cool.
I wanted a little change in our bedroom but currently, we're on a tight budget. To keep from spending money, I went shopping in what I already had on hand. When it comes to decor, shop your home first is the best policy!
Megan at 'the homes I have made' transformed her bedroom with painted furniture and new accessories. What I found striking in this room setting is the metallic silver mirror. Bought for over $120 (R1000), you can easily make this beautiful mirror at a fraction of the cost with a few materials and supplies that can be found at your local hardware store
Vintage window panes are a great way to get that rustic farmhouse, touch-of-modern, Fixer Upper look that everyone is after these days. Buying the real thing, though, can cost a pretty penny! When I saw a design I liked in a catalog the other day, I decided to recreate them myself! I had these window panes in my garage for the last several years, and was glad to finally be able to put them to use!
When I think of summer, I think of entertaining on my deck or patio. I just love eating outside in the warm breeze, don't you? One thing I dislike about it though, are all of those pesky mosquitoes buzzing around ruining my lovely evening! It was time to do something about it! These citronella candles do the trick and keep the pests away, while looking pretty too! These were a blast to create, so be sure to have fun with the process.
I did it! I created another faux brick wall in our house and I love it even more than the first! I took this opportunity to create a detailed step by step post because I had SO many inquiries on just how I did this on that small of a budget! Watch and learn young hometalkers!
When Easter comes around, I can't help but jump for joy when stores start lining their shelves with those oh-so-cute, squishy, and colorful PEEPS! Bunnies, chicks, whatever you please , these marshmallow goodies have become a staple of this happy holiday. So, I thought why not incorporate them into my spring decor? I love the element of playfulness they add to my everyday topiary.
I love recycling wine bottles and have been know to rescue them out of other people's trash! I'm sharing with you how to create the look of melted candle wax over a wintry scene using hot glue, mod podge, and a paper napkin. I think the end results are quite lovely! The warm, decorative design adds a whole lot of charm to anyone's décor during the winter months!