Make it Monday: an easy summer wreath

Make it Monday: an easy summer wreath

I found these beautiful hydrangea blooms at Hobby Lobby. I wasn’t going to buy them, but they were so pretty I had to have them.

Hobby Lobby

I knew I needed a new wreath for my back door, so I decided to buy an oval grapevine wreath.

I also grabbed some ribbon from my craft cabinet and got to work. I simply cut the stems from the flowers, put the flowers into the wreath and arranged them as I liked. I then added a little hot glue to the backs of the blooms and tied a bow from my ribbon. I attached this to the top.

I was satisfied with the wreath when I finished it. And if you’re wondering how realistic the flowers are?

This sweet butterfly was surprised, too!

This wreath was easy and fun to make. Have you made any wreaths lately?

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Farmhouse Fridays: Favorite Farmhouse Kitchens

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I have really been crushing on these farmhouse kitchens lately. There is so much simple beauty in a farmhouse, and the kitchen is certainly no exception. I love the muted colors, the timeless details and the warm tones of the wood. Today, I’d like to share these lovely farmhouse kitchens with you all.

The photo above is from DIY and Crafts Magazine. It has so many details I’d love to see in my next kitchen. The classic white cabinets, beadboard ceiling, subway tile and wood countertop speak to me. And how pretty is that apron sink?

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Our Vintage Love Home

Maybe white cabinets and wood floors in a kitchen aren’t your thing. These tile floors and gray cabinets are simply beautiful as well. I also just love that chippy, distressed table. While I don’t really want open shelves in my kitchen because my house tends to get really dusty fast, I do love the look of these.

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Design Dreams by Anne

Butcher block counters? Check. Beadboard? check! Distressed shutters? check!!! If that’s an apron sink, I’m in.

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Better Homes and Gardens

I love the muted pop of color on the cabinets. That subtle mint color adds a little warmth to the white subway tile and light colored counter tops. That apron sink really pops against the color, too.

What are your favorite features in a farmhouse kitchen?

Farmhouse Fridays: paver patio roundup

Farmhouse Fridays: paver patio roundup

Summer is coming and I am in the mood to turn our backyard into an oasis, and a comfortable one at that. Pouring concrete is costly, but I like the look of a paver patio anyway.

I love this patio, because it has a fire pit and a pergola. It looks so comfy and inviting.

Brandy wine Patio

How about this patio with a fire pit and outdoor kitchen?

Camping Livez

This one has a fire pit, outdoor dining area AND an outdoor kitchen.

My Patio Design

This one is very nice, too.

Dives and Dollar

I’m not sure which direction I want to go yet, but I do know this:

We will need our patio to be multi leveled, since our ground area isn’t level.

DIY Design & Decor

And we will need gray stone to match the house.

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I can’t wait to show you which direction we go. Have a great weekend!!

Make something Monday: Spanish moss topiaries

Make something Monday: Spanish moss topiaries

I really like the look of moss topiaries but I don’t like how much they cost. Thankfully, you can DIY them pretty cheaply.

I went to “blue big box store that starts with a ‘w'” and bought the things you see above. I also collected two sticks from my yard (not pictured).

I then painted the outside of the terra cotta pots with white chalk paint.

I painted them on the inside, too.

Then I glued a little styrofoam ball to the bottom of the pot and shoved one of the sticks from the yard into it. This forms your topiary base.

I covered the “base” by gluing Spanish moss to it until it was well covered.

I then took two more styrofoam balls, glued Spanish moss to them, and attached them to the top of the sticks.

There you have it. Two farmhouse inspired moss topiaries for less than $20.

Cheap, easy and cute- my favorite type of craft.

Have a great week!

Five Friday Favorites

Five Friday Favorites

It’s been a long time since I shared my five favorite things of the moment with you. I wanted to take some time to share some things I’m loving this week:

1. This gorgeous farmhouse front porch

I don’t know where this is, but it’s beautiful! I love the plants, the flooring, the rocking chairs, the columns and the stone details. I am jealous- we have a great back porch, but no front porch. Oh well.

2. This super cute tree hut mad from lawn debris. I would have loved this as a kid. I want to make one of these for my little girls!!!

3. This super cute FREE printable calendar from A Piece of Rainbow .

4. This Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie gives you amazing curls AND it smells like suntan lotion.

5. My “blessed mama” shirt from Belle Lily…actually all the shirts at Belle Lily 🙂

I hope you all have enjoyed my five favorites. Give them a try- who knows? You might end up with a new favorite or two. Have a great weekend!

Creating a DIY Rustic Coat Rack

Creating a DIY Rustic Coat Rack

We had an awkward blank wall in our bedroom that was just begging for some rustic charm. I thought about buying a coat rack, but I couldn’t find what I wanted at the right price.

Then I found these super cute drawer knobs at Hobby Lobby. I loved the detail and “antique” look of them.

I immediately knew that I wanted to use them. I went to the garage and grabbed a scrap board. I stained it using Minwax Mohogany.

I then measured the board and marked where I wanted the knobs to go. Next, I drilled the holes.

I then inserted the knobs and screwed the bolts and washers to the board.

Now I no longer have an awkward, empty space, and a handy, cute new place to hang clothes.

What rustic DIY projects have you done lately?

Farmhouse Style at Dollar General

Farmhouse Style at Dollar General

I recently popped into Dollar General to find ingredients to make glitter glue slime. I didn’t find the glitter glue, but I did stumble across this end cap:

Look at all those farmhouse style goodies! The most expensive thing in the picture is the $10 lantern. Everything else is between $3 and $4. I even snagged a “farm fresh milk” sign for myself.

Here’s a closer look at all the items.

Aren’t these florals nice??

And then there are the signs.

These picture frames are super cute.

The baskets and the little pail would look great in our family room.

These milk bottle candles are adorable!

These little pigs and the butcher guide cow are also pretty cute.

My favorites by far are these lanterns. I’m a sucker for a cute, farmhouse lantern.

Which items were your favorites?