I love leftovers!!!I’m not talking about dinner from the night before.I’m actually talking about the piles of “junk” growing in my workshop garage.Leftover wood scraps from various projects can be found in any corner or stuffed in any box in our garage.
I’m always looking for an inexpensive way to decorate my rooms or to add new subtle touches to existing decor. This is a quick, easy and super inexpensive way to add a little character to your white plates. It’s classic and comfortable, traditional yet rustic.
Need a quick and easy decorative accent that you can make for any room?All you need are some leftover boards, a little paint, some imagination, and if you are like our family, you’ll need a sense of humor too. I took the leftover pieces of barnwood from this bathroom makeover and ripped them on the saw. You could definitely use new boards that have been stained and sanded to give it a salvaged look.
It’s officially fall so that means it is time to get my autumn decor out!Lately I am drawn to more neutral seasonal colors, as my holiday decor has become more minimal. Stepping away from what is thought to be more traditional colors also allows me to use the decor all year long if I desire.So, today I share with you my simple, goes-with-everything Fall Tassel Hoop Wreath.Minimal, yes. And a little bit modern meets Bohemian meets farmhouse. Whatever you want to call it, it reads simplicity and I am loving it.I followed my own easy tutorial for DIY: The Easiest Embroidery Floss Tassels using black thread, wood beads and jute twine. The wreath is a fresh and simple statement that I can hang anywhere in my home. The beauty of the simple wood silhouette shines and the stylish black tassels offer a funky feel to the wreath.Paired with some fall goodies like pops of orange pumpkins, it takes on a seasonal flair, but is also equally welcoming year-round on a hallway door.What is your decorating style this fall season?
Quick, easy, inexpensive, and often repurposed projects are so my thing.Off I went to my little slice of heaven…my very own version of Disney World…my very own thrill ride…TJ Maxx. And like always, I hit up the clearance section.And discovered this.
I've always been fascinated with the booths that sold Scherenschnitte, the art of paper cutting design. I remember standing in disbelief at local Craft Shows in Pennsylvania that these women, with their tiny little scissors, could create something so intricate and beautiful. I would stand and peer over the shoulder of a Pennsylvania Dutch woman and watch her in awe.When I became a mom, I was eager to have these perfect little silhouettes of my kiddies. As crafty as I am, I knew there was no way I could pick up some black paper and scissors and cut silhouettes freehand.Here was my easy and budget friendly solution…
I rediscovered these beauties…from my Christmas centerpiece.I knew that these gorgeous, now dried, Magnolia leaves deserved a permanent place in my home and suddenly my inner Joanna began to emerge.If you are a Fixer Upper fan like me, then perhaps you have been longing for one of Joanna’s trademark Magnolia wreaths. I have!I have browsed in the past and have fallen in love with some lovely Magnolia wreaths but, of course, I fell in love with the ones out of my price range…isn’t that the way it always goes?Fresh or dry. Faux or real. I simply cannot justify that amount of spending on a wreath.With this pile of dried leaves staring back at me and knowing that I spent just $15 for this bundle before Christmas, I wasn’t going to let these beauties go to waste. In just 30 minutes, I made my own Magnolia wreath that even Chip would be proud of!Here’s how I did it…
Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so my girls and I made this simple, sweet and festive topiary.I love DIY home décor that can be whipped up in one afternoon, yet looks like you hit the Homegoods jackpot! This is definitely one of my favorite little projects we have ever tackled.I promise this DIY is easy enough for anyone to do! Follow along for a step by step guide to making your own topiary.
As soon as the first signs of spring appear and there is evidence of growth and change in my surroundings, I too experience a new energy.Now, mind you, most of the time it is an energy that involves new home projects or home renovations that keep my loving husband on his toes. Or it involves brainstorming DIY projects as I begin to swap, shop and redecorate rooms in my house.I had a surge of creative energy last week feeling the need to craft something, which by the way, is a much safer choice than my husband arriving home to a newly painted room.First up on my to-do list is to get on this embroidery hoop trend. I am totally crushing on them! They are everywhere and I can’t believe I haven’t created a hoop wreath yet.There is something so simple and charming about a hoop wreath. And the best part is that it is an affordable way to add beauty and style to your decor in just a few minutes.