With spring in the air, bridal showers, baby showers, and any excuse for a garden party are around the corner.I don’t know if it’s the British roots in me, but I LOVE a tea party. Setting a beautiful table, eating ALL the pastries, and hanging out with the girls. So fun. Heck, I might even throw on a fascinator (yep, I own TWO).If you’re hosting a tea party and need some ideas for tea party flowers, keep reading. I have my own little DIY tutorial that is so easy and simple to do, you’ll be able to knock it out no prob. (And then I have more floral arrangement ideas too!)
Now that our son James has turned 2, we are definitely moving away from the baby phase. I have passed on a lot of our baby gear and our house definitely feels a little more like us again, and not like a baby toy store (you know, totally covered in primary coloured gear).One of the things that we have wanted to say goodbye to for a while was our big, bright blue high chair. This thing has served us well for the last 4 years – especially given that it was a $19 clearance purchase from Target. But the bright colour and super-wide legs (such a tripping hazard!) meant that it never really “went” with our dining room.Now that James doesn’t need a tray or straps, I snagged an old wooden high chair from a friend and decided to give it a makeover.
Today I am sharing a pretty gorgeous floral closet that we designed for Maya. We tried to keep this one on budget, and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. It is pretty but also packs in function. And the best part?We still have some room to grow into it. She definitely has the nicest closet in the house – lucky little lady!
We had been calling our bun in the oven “baby sprout” since I had gotten pregnant, so it just made sense that for my baby shower, we would do plant seed favors as a thank you for everyone that came. I mean, how perfect is that?
Like many rooms in our home, our second floor kids/guest bathroom got like 75% of the way there (painted, tiled, new bath and shower, vanities, mirrors, lighting), but then none of the finishing projects happened. That seems to have happened all across our house – needing to get the essentials done, but then never finding the time to get to the more fun decorating and accessorizing part!Luckily, with this simple DIY, we knocked this project out in an afternoon: some above-the-toilet bathroom shelves. Let me show you how we did it...
Do you have some kind of faux taxidermy up in your pad? Have you jumped on board the trend? I happily admit, I love a good white deer head like the rest of them.If you have wanted to get something like that for a kids nursery or bedroom, then this DIY tutorial is for you. Forget the sloppy paper and mis-shapen busts of going the usual paper mache route. This version of faux (!!) mini paper mache animal heads is going to take you no time and look SO cute.
There are so many gorgeous woven and yarn wall hangings out there on Etsy and at craft markets, but I wanted to try making my own. I came across a great tutorial on another blog and decided it was finally time to dive in! And you know what? It was actually super easy! I promise you’ll be able to whip out this beauty in less than 15 minutes. No complicated weaving required.
I knew I needed to replace my boring, small mirror in my entry way, but I was struggling to find something that fit, and didn't break the budget. I finally got my act together and ended up taking a thrifted piece of artwork, turning it into a mint framed mirror, that was perfect for my space!Before I get to the steps, here's one before photo to show you the wall where I had envisioned my perfect piece:
If you’ve been a reader here for a while, you’ll know that painting thrift store furniture is something I do for just about every room makeover I do. It’s a great way to get affordable furniture that looks amazing and custom in a space. So let’s talk about how to paint a dresser.And you guys, I just discovered the BEST paint for easy furniture makeovers. I wanted a matte gray paint for a dresser makeover in our bathroom and decided to try a new brand to me: Fusion Mineral Paint. And spoiler? It blew me away.
Recently, we have been working on making over our office/guest bedroom. And it's been going along well but I still felt the one wall needed something! Then I had a thought to make the bed look more like a daybed. Maybe a length wise headboard would do the trick?? Enter wood, stain, and varathane. Let me show you what I did to make a really simple wooden headboard to elevate a boring bed.