Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fall Home Tour 2017

Welcome to my home. First off thank you for stopping by my blog. There are so many amazing talented people out there in the blog world and I'm so thankful for you and for taking the time to stop by. Really it means so much to me.

Last December I painted my brown glazed knotty Alder kitchen cabinets. It was the best choice! Before my kitchen was dark but now it's light and bright. My kitchen table used to be black, that too got a makeover about 8 years ago. I made the wood bench. I love to decorate my dining table for holidays. White dishes are a love of mine, I cannot get enough. 


I made this wreath last month for fall. It was very simple and inexpensive. Berries are from Michaels and Grape vine wreath I already had but you can get them at Michaels,  JoAnn's or hobby Lobby for cheap.

Here is the close up of the tablescape. I love using thing from my own yard in my decorating, like leaves and greenery stems, pinecones and flowers.
DIY candlesticks and chargers tutorial are a few posts back. I have used these chargers so much in the past few months.
Napkins and wood/metal tiered tray are from World Market.
Chargers-Michaels
Rattan Chargers are from Hobby Lobby
Small potted plants are from Michaels


I love this round Mirror from target, it can go anywhere! Lamp and shade are also from Target. Chest of drawers is from Ikea.
Here is my fall bedroom. I kept things bright and neutral.
Wall scripture signs and mirrors are from Hobby Lobby. 
Lamp & shade-Target.
Lumbar pillow-Ikea.
Tufted Bed-DownEast Home
Boxwood Wreath-Rodworks
White Coverlet-JCPenny
Floral Coverlet-Wayfair
Blue and white stripe throw pillows are from Fresh Canopy on Amazon.com
Faux flicker candles-Costco
Wicker tray-Michaels




Happy Fall ya'll!
-Lindsay

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October Home Tour



Hello! Welcome to my home.

I've teamed up with 3 amazing bloggers this month and we will be sharing our
home decor for the month of October.

 Halloween or Fall we've got it all. I am  inspired by so many decorators out there and we hope you will be inspired too. 
These gals are super talented and sweet inside and out. Links to their blogs will be at the end of this post.

I wanted to keep the cost down for my October decorating so I made a lot of paper crafts. Crafts from paper are fun and inexpensive. This Trick or Treat banner is a free printable from www.ellaclaireinspired.com  Ever since she posted it I knew I wanted to make one. Kristen is also a sweetheart with an amazing home. And one of the first blogs I followed.

This year I decided to keep things traditional with black, white and orange for my Halloween D├ęcor. I hope you enjoy your tour. Welcome to my home!
ENTRY
I mixed some real and faux pumpkins. I love all the different shades of orange, cream and white.


Sources:
 Large Orange and White Pumpkins-Michaels
Buffalo Plaid Pillows-Amazon
Baskets-World Market
Black and orange ribbon-Hobby Lobby
Bat sign-made by me :)

FAMILY ROOM
We purchased new sofas a few months ago and I love them! They are deep for my long legs, soft and they brighten up my family room a ton. I made this coffee table last month and it adds some warmth to the space. And..... it's another fun space to decorate!
 I made the charcoal and cream stripe pillows from 20x20 inch napkins from World Market. They are so easy and inexpensive to make. The bottoms are velcro so I can switch out the covers for others to go along with my decor.
 Lanterns and wicker basket are both from Michaels
Ignore the TV about my fireplace and the awkward corner fireplace. I don't love either of them, but that's life. But, I do love bats for Halloween. They are just the right amount of spooky without being scary. I am a cutsie kind of Halloween decorator. My SIL Cherie cut these bats out for me a few years ago and I reuse them every year.

 I made this Trick or Treat sign last week and I'm so happy with how it turned out. I used my silhouette to make a stencil. If you love making signs, a silhouette is the way to go, the possibilities are endless.
Sources:
Trick or Treat Wood sign-made by me
Glitter crow-Michaels
Potions Book-made by me
Wreath-made by me(info to make one a few posts back)
31 wood sign-also made by me, paper from Hobby Lobby
KITCHEN
 Don't you love that huge pumpkin on my floor? It belongs to my 4 year old daughter. My parents grew it for her and she adores it. She didn't want it outside because it would get cold! hahaha! So I just went with it!
 I cut this Happy Halloween sign last year, it was my first cutting project with my new scroll saw so don't judge, it's perfectly imperfect. I practiced a little more with my scroll saw, my skills improved a bit and I cut out the wood bats on the right.
 Below is another paper craft, my spooky Halloween banner made from paper from Hobby Lobby.
 I made this wreath a few years ago from a grapevine wreath and some ribbon from World Market. The black feathers are from our black pet chicken, Knight.
 I did a really simple Halloween tablescape.
More faux pumpkins, napkins from World Market
White dishes-JcPenny
Rattan placemats-Hobby Lobby
Wood/marble cake stand-World Market
Black stripe straws-Amazon


Well, there you have it! My Halloween home for October. Thank you again for stopping by. I hope you have a great month of October.

 These are the sweet gals joining me for the October Home Tour 2017

 www.sweetroseandwren.com
www.jshdesigncompany.com
www.catherinascreativecorner.com


  Have the best day!
-Lindsay

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Kids Farmhouse Bathroom

Hello! I hope you are having the best day! I wanted to share my upstairs bathroom with your today. This bathroom is always a work in progress. My youngest son and daughter share this bathroom. So it has to be gender neutral. By daughter loves blue and so do I so we chose wood, white, gray and some light gray/blue for the colors in this bathroom. It's a little bathroom so there is not a lot of space for decorations. I didn't want it to feel cluttered either so we kept things simple, clean and bright.
 
I hand painted this HOT BATHS sign a few months ago before I got my silhouette machine. It took a while to paint and was a labor of love! I don't really charge my kids for baths but I should! hahaha! 
I recently purchased these super soft blue and white stripe towels at Home Goods last month and I absolutely love them. They add some farmhouse charm to the simple board and batten wall where we hang towels. Which was the best choice EVER!! My kids would never hand their towel on the regular towel bars so hook were a great solution for us. I would love to put up some amazing peel and stick wall paper her but haven't found any I love yet.  
Basket is from World Market, plant from Ikea and hand towels are from Home Goods.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic day!
Lindsay

Friday, September 22, 2017

DIY Wood Candle tapers and Plate Chargers







Here are Magnolias Wooden Candle tapers. They are a little pricey for me. Small are $24 each, medium $28 and Large are $32.
 
All 7 of mine were under $28!!
3 Small $8.50
2 Medium $9.25
2 Large $9.75
Total $27.50
 
I bought these chargers at Michaels arts and crafts store. I got them 50% off. so I think they were $4 each.
I used Minwax Weathered Oak and a bit of Provincial and used a wet wipe to apply the stain. Then used a clean wet wipe to remove the excess and make them lighter. Then I use a white wax and brush to add some texture and soften the wood. I used this same technique to do my candle tapers.
 


 This picture is a little darker than they really are it was raining out side and dark.





White plates: JCPenny
Chargers: Michaels
Candle Tapers Amazon.com
Pumpkins: Michaels
White Taper candles: Hobby Lobby
Have the best day friends! I hope to get back to blogging a bit more.



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Girls bedroom

 
I'm just about finished with my little girls room. Love these metallic heart bed sheets from Target! and that ballerina pillow!





 This wood sign is from hobby lobby and felt balls are from @Craftywoolfelt. Doll was a gift from my sister-in-law Cat at Catherinas Creative Corner.

 Name sign is made my yours truly. its one of my favorite pieces in her room.
 The unicorn night light and lamp are from Target. I made the stand and the pink box is from Hobby Lobby, I just painted it pink.