Using a time-worn cutting board...a Goodwill find...and four baseboard corner posts, I was able to recreate a high end serving board for less than $5.00. Compare that to the $60 Pottery Barn price tag! See my blog for a detailed tutorial.
Not only is my grandmother's dough bowl a wonderful piece of family history filled with warm memories, it has also become the centerpiece for my Thanksgiving and fall decor! I am sharing some ways I have decorated it for fall over the last few years here: http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com/2013/11/thankful-at-homepottery-barn-inspired.html
Here's a fun and different way to dye your Easter eggs...just use old silk scarves and ties! The dyes from 100% silk will transfer to the eggs...resulting in very interesting eggs for your Easter basket! Just wrap the eggs in silk, then double with a piece of an old sheet, add vinegar water and simmer. Visit my blog for a link to the tutorial.
I wanted my home to have that fresh spring smell even though I can't open the windows right now...too cold! So I created my own simmering potpourri starring two of my favorite scents...lemon and lavender. The recipe is on my blog as well as the recipe for my Christmas spice simmering potpourri. You will find them here: http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com/2014/01/homemade-lemon-and-lavender-simmering.html
This year I am adding a farmhouse twist to my Valentine decor with lots of galvanized goodies, vintage ironstone and sweaters and burlap to add texture! I have carried that theme out on my mantel as well. See more on my blog at http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com/2014/01/my-farmhouse-valentine-mantel.html
I have given my living room a little facelift adding more blue and white (my favorite) with pops of green.
I love the shape of the new lamp I found but wanted to paint it a creamy white and distress it. But then...I fell in love with the green! What do you think?
Need some ideas for your Valentines Day decor? Here are some fun and easy projects for you...from candles and pillows to a centerpiece...the tutorials including the free graphics can be found on my blog!.