Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How to Make a Geometric Wood Bead Garland

An easy tutorial for creating a modern geometric wood bead garland using inexpensive square dowels.

If you read the mudroom reveal post I shared the other week, then you may remember the geometric wood garland I had hanging above my DIY leather tufted bench.   Even though I knew the garland would be an easy DIY project, I paid the $20 and figured I'd use it as inspiration.

Luckily,  recreating the geometric wood garland was one of those projects where the supplies ended up costing a fraction of the price of the HomeGoods garland.  I was able to use what I had on hand,  making my DIY version just under $5.00!

How to make a geometric dowel garland

Monday, November 4, 2019

Dollar Store DIY: Easy Diamond Dust Ornaments

Add a touch of vintage and a bit of sparkle to inexpensive Dollar Tree ornaments.

It's a new month and time for a brand new Dollar Store DIY!

I have a few holiday projects planned, but today is all about updating simple Dollar Tree ornaments to better fit my style and decor.  I combined simple techniques and supplies that I've used in the past to create easy vintage-inspired diamond dust ornaments. 

Dollar Tree Vintage inspired diamond dust ornaments
My favorite types of craft projects are ones that are easy and can be created using supplies I already have on hand.  These sparkly Dollar Tree ornaments checked off those boxes and turned out exactly as I imagined.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Holiday Kick Off Sale at Sweet Clover Barn

Tour a vintage booth styled and decorated for the holidays!

I know, today is Halloween and here I am already talking about Christmas.

The thing is holiday's kick off early in the retail would, which means my booth at Sweet Clover Barn is already styled and decorated for the holidays.

This time last year, myself and two other vendors gave the cottage at the barn a Scandinavian inspired Christmas makeover.  This year,  I combined my love for mid-century modern furniture and vintage decor to give my booth a modern vintage Christmas vibe.

Painted MCM dresser styled for Christmas

Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday Favorites: 12 Stylish Canister Sets

Add style to your kitchen and order to your pantry staples with gorgeous kitchen canisters! 

I finally bit the bullet.

I placed an order for the kitchen backsplash tile. 

Then I got an e-mail that the tile was out of stock and my order was canceled.  Figures.

Instead of searching for another tile source, I got sidetracked (like I usually do) and browsed online for stylish kitchen canisters.  Sounds reasonable, right?  
We might not have working outlets, lights or a backsplash, BUT I will have a stylish set of kitchen canisters to display on the counter.  Priorities. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Vintage Modern Mudroom Renovation Reveal

A simple mudroom gets a vintage modern makeover with custom molding and budget-friendly decor. 

The other week, I shared a glimpse into our Mudroom, which was part of our kitchen and first-floor renovation that we started back in April.  It's been a loooong few months full of frustration, inconvenience and headaches, but I can honestly say, it's been worth all the trouble.  

The mudroom turned out better than I could have imagined and I'm crazy excited to share the fully renovated space.  I used a lot of the same decor, but new flooring, custom wall treatment, paint and budget-friendly decor made this space cleaner and brighter for the perfect vintage-modern vibe.

vintage modern mudroom decor

Monday, October 7, 2019

Dollar Store DIY: How to Make Easy Pumpkin Place Cards

Impress your guests with these easy personalized pumpkin place cards!

It's the first Monday of the month and I'm back with an all new simple Dollar Tree makeover.   I took an unexpected break from my monthly Dollar Store DIY series, but it's back and I'm excited to share this month's simple Dollar Tree pumpkin project. 

Dollar Tree painted pumpkin place cards

Monday, September 30, 2019

Vintage Modern Mudroom with Simple Fall Touches

Vintage modern inspired mudroom with simple fall touches! 

This post is sponsored by Walmart

Major progress has happened in the mudroom over the past few months and I'm so excited to share a peek into the new space!  

I kept the mudroom light and bright and mixed styles for the perfect vintage modern vibe.  The white walls and dark doors add the right amount of contrast, while cozy decor adds the perfect amount of texture and interest for fall. 

How to make faux pumpkins look real
I'm normally a big fall decorator, but this year I opted to keep things simple since I'm still working on finishing up the kitchen and first-floor renovation.  A few pumpkins and new affordable decor from Walmart were all I needed to freshen up the mudroom and give it a simple fall feel.