If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know about my obsession with typographical art. I’m also just a tiny bit obsessed with monogrammed things.
I recently used the Weddingchics website to print this monogram on a burlap sheet.
You can buy the burlap sheets at Walmart in packs of four for $5. The Weddingchics monogram download is free but copyrighted. It is available to you for personal use, though.
Did you know you can use your word processor to create a simple monogram that looks high end and elegant? I used several different fonts to get the look I wanted.
The letter B and the name “Boone” are in the Century Gothic font, with two lines drawn above and below the name. This font came free with my word processing software. The year “2009” is written in Bradley Hand, which was also already on our computer. The word “established” is in Brusher font, which I downloaded from freefonts.com.
I already had the frame so this project cost me absolutely nothing. I love a good free project!
Have a wonderful week! Here’s a look at what we are sharing this week on Organized and Simplified:
Wednesday: stenciled bookshelf backs
Friday: Repurposing pool noodles
Saturday: giveaway: $25 Amazon gift card!!
Sunday: Scripture Sunday
Botanical prints have long been a decorating staple, but due to the popularity of Joanna Gaines and HGTV’s Fixer Upper, their popularity has skyrocketed.
Botanical prints are a classic and simple way to decorate an empty wall, and you can use them in almost every room. We have a grouping of botanical prints in our dining room:
Here is a roundup of some of my favorite botanical wall decor from Pinterest.
This entry way from Bless’r House is simple, airy and beautiful. The simplicity of the botanical gallery wall only adds to the cozy and inviting feeling this room gives.
This French country inspired room at Hadley Court looks timeless and traditional without looking dated or stuffy.
How about this bathroom with these foliage prints on DecorPad? I like how they add just a subtle pop of color to this neutral bathroom.
This rustic farmhouse bedroom is plenty charming, but even more so due to the sweet botanical gallery above the bed.
Botanical galleries can be used in any room of your home, and they are readily available all over Pinterest for free! Just search “free botanical prints” and you can find whatever you need.
Where will you display your botanical prints?
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, we will resume regular posting schedule on Wednesday, May 30. Thank you, and have a wonderful weekend!
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?
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.
Design Dreams by Anne
Butcher block counters? Check. Beadboard? check! Distressed shutters? check!!! If that’s an apron sink, I’m in.
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?
I love the look of a farmhouse flower garden. You know the kind- the ones that feature old junk in a creative display?
For today’s Pinterest roundup, I’d like to share some of my favorite farmhouse flower beds. I think you’ll enjoy these as much as I have.
How pretty is this sweet little wheelbarrow with all these beautiful flowers growing in them? Now I need to find a pretty old wheelbarrow so I can make this.
There’s something so simple about this old rusty pulley and bucket that I just love. Those white blossoms look great with it, too.
Who wants to give me an old, rusty wash tub? I just love this floral arrangement.
I thought this old tool box just looked really cool as a flower box.
So there you have it- don’t throw away that rusty junk in your basement. Put it in your yard and incorporate it into your landscape.
Have a wonderful weekend.
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!
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!
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?