I took the month of October off from blogging, as I was experiencing some difficulties. I felt I just needed to step back and pause for a bit. Now that things have calmed down a bit, I decided to dive back into our regular schedule.
Have you all been to Target lately? Between the Magnolia Hearth and Hand line and the Dollar Spot, I could get into some big trouble.
These cute little house lanterns are only $3 and they’d be adorable on my mantle.
These wooden stockings come with stickers for a unique, design your own advent calendar for $3. You can buy the stocking or the wooden tree. I want to buy these and just decorate with them, and not even use them as advent calendar.
This wooden star garland for $2 is simple and pretty!
And these “believe” plates are perfect for hostess gifts or cookie exchanges.
And these hat and glove ornaments for $1 are adorable!!
Everyone go hit up your nearest Target Dollar Spot right now!!
And have a wonderful weekend.
I have had this old picture frame for ages, and while I knew I could make something cool with it, I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do.
I had painted it green at some point. I initially thought about painting it another color, but I found some old scrapbook paper that matched the color perfectly.
I found some really cool drawer pulls in a basket of junk parts that we never seem to throw away. I promptly drilled some holes in the side of the frame.
I brushed the dust away and then made two more holes on the opposite side.
I then screwed the drawer pulls to the tray.
I am pretty pleased with my cute little tray. It’s currently brightening up a corner of our office.
What upcycle creation have you made lately?
We don’t have a Hobby Lobby in my town, and that might be a good thing…at least from a spending standpoint. We do have two of them within 45 minute drives of our house, though. Anytime I have to make a trip into either of those towns, I try to stop by.
I recently went into Hobby Lobby with my aunt and found so many things I wanted to buy. I didn’t, but I really wanted to.
For instance, this wall of pumpkins:
So many cute and interesting pumpkins- I bought a few of them, but they were not on sale.
I did find some cuteness that WAS on sale, though. I’m in the process of creating a new coffee bar, and “The Lobby” did not disappoint.
Enamel food canister- similar! $17.49
I have wanted one of these canisters forever. I did not buy it yet, but plan to wait until we finish our kitchen construction. It’s very well made and looks perfectly vintage, even though it isn’t. The bread box is cool too.
This coffee sign made me laugh and would look lovely in my coffee bar.
And you know how much I love typographical art 🙂
Who else hates Mondays, but loooovvves coffee? Here is the perfect mug for us!!
This next picture is not coffee themed, but is watercolor art…and it still fits my farmhouse flair and looks cute in the process!
These are super cute, and they’d look awesome in almost any room you’d want to use them in. They actually look like real water color paintings, too, which is definitely a plus.
I have wanted a globe for my office for ages…and this one is actually affordable…and antique-looking.
5. Sepia Globe with Wood Stand , reg. 29.99, sale for 14.99
I think this would look beautiful on our book shelves, or even in a travel-themed nursery or kid’s room.
I hope you all have enjoyed our farmhouse shopping guide! Check back on Friday for some bathroom organization tips, and on Saturday for Simplify Saturday!!
I was in search of something new and cute to hang behind the crib, but it had to be inexpensive and cute.
I love this sign at Magnolia, but it was a little more than I wanted to pay… and since Waco is over 1,000 miles away, shipping would be pretty expensive as well. Cue the DIY side of my brain.
I bought a piece of foam board, and got to work. I used a computer to create a large poster with the verse I wanted, and I sent it to a local print shop.
I then Modge Podged the poster onto the foam board.
After it dried, I popped it into a barn wood frame. While I could have used less white space, I have to say I like how this sign turned out.
Plus, it looks great hanging behind the crib.
What recent DIY have you completed?
I found a neat looking basket in the discard pile at my job.
Yes, I trash pick. #notashamed
I liked this basket because it had feet and I liked the shape of it. It was also in great shape. I thought it would make a cute planter.
I promptly painted the basket white with some chalk paint.
I let the paint dry and painted a second coat of white chalk paint.
I then popped in some boxwoods and I thought it was perfect!
This thing would be cute with some faux apples in it for fall, or some mini gourds. I can’t wait to see how many different ways I can decorate with it!
Have you turned any trash into treasure lately? Comment and show me your projects!
I’m gearing up for quite the busy week. My children are back in school and my students are back in my classroom. In spite of all the busyness, I wanted to share some inspiration I found on Pinterest this week…Pin-spiration, if you will 😁.
First up is this lovely room. I chose it because of its rustic wood ladder and chippy furniture. This look would be easy to create and wouldn’t cost much.
This room has so many fun textural elements. From the rug, to the throw pillows, to the big wooden coffee table. Also, did you guys spot that shiplap wall?
I love everything about this room. The fireplace, the beams, and the high ceilings. And is that a headboard ceiling?
I chose this living room for the barn door, the striped curtains and the typo art.
Our own living room will soon undergo a bit of a transformation. Stay tuned, and have a wonderful weekend.