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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

10 of The Best DIY, Home Decor and Craft Projects of 2017

Now that I am officially DONE with craft and DIY projects for this year, I thought I would take a look back and share my top 10 projects of 2017.   Days and months can pass by quickly and it's easy to feel like you haven't accomplished as much as you would have liked.   To think you didn't work hard enough or that you should have done more.   We tend to hold ourselves up to a much higher standard than what we expect of others and be harder on ourselves than what we should be.   Taking time to pause and reflect on the past year is a great way to summarize just how much you have accomplished.  It helps me realize that even though I may not have completed all that I planned, I did accomplish a lot and I should be proud.   ...
Sunday, December 17, 2017

Quick and Easy Hearth and Hand Inspired Dollar Tree Vase

Create the look of the Hearth and Hand brass wrapped glass vase for a fraction of the cost.  How many of you have checked out the Hearth & Hand by Magnolia line at Target ?  I've purchased quiet a few items, including the small glass vase with brass wrap ,  black and cream striped napkins ,  tin container candle , smoke glass jug ,  medium house lantern  and the wood nesting houses .   The line is super affordable and has some great pieces, but I still found a way to create the look for less.  I had the  small vase with brass wrap  on my nightstand for a few weeks when I realized I could easily create the look using a Dollar Tree vase I had in my craft stash.  This project took all of five minutes and is a super easy way to update a basic Dollar Tree vase. ...
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Easy Wood Ornament Decor From Dollar Tree

Add a bit of holiday cheer to your walls with this inexpensive wood ornament decor from Dollar Tree. First, I want to thank you for all your excitement and words of encouragement over  yesterday's post .  It truly blew me away and I am so incredibly lucky to have such amazing reader's and friends. I was hoping to get this project shared sooner in case any of you wanted to grab the same ornament from Dollar Tree, but I just have way too many holiday projects to share and not enough time to share them.  I'm hoping Dollar Tree still has some of the same oversized wood ornaments in stock.   If not, you can check out my other Dollar Tree makeovers for more inspiration and project ideas.  This is such a cute and simple project that would be perfect for dressing up your door or walls for the holidays.  It's also super affordable and nearly free if you have a nice stash of craft supplies.  ...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Major Life Change...

I am still in shock and a little terrified that I am writing this post. Just over 4 years ago, I followed my heart and started this little blog of mine.  It has allowed me to share my passion and love for DIY and decor and has given me the creative outlet that my day job lacked.   I have been fortunate to work with some amazing brands and create incredible friendships with some very talented bloggers.  Most importantly, it has given our family financial freedom that I never in a million years expected.  ...
Monday, December 11, 2017

Modern Farmhouse Neutral Christmas Mantle

Neutral decor and fresh greenery make a beautiful combination for the perfect modern farmhouse Christmas mantel. I added lots of red to our Christmas mantel last year, but kept things simple and went neutral this year with fresh greenery,  cute miniature houses and new knit stockings.   I love the simplicity, especially since upstairs is filled with beautiful touches of red .        ...
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Free Printable to Make Easy Winter Tags

An easy tutorial for creating beautiful wood tags to add the perfect holiday touch to packages and decor. I heard you loud and clear.  You are having trouble finding the wood tags that I used in last week's Dollar Tree votive makeover.    I bought mine when Target first started bringing out their Dollar Spot holiday decor and apparently they were popular and sold out fast.  It's so disappointing when I share a project that is supposed to be easy for you to create, but ends up being impossible since supplies no longer exist.  Thankfully, I love a good challenge, so I created a free printable for you to make your own easy winter tags.  ...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Classic and Comfortable Holiday Home Tour

A beautiful and classic modern farmhouse decorated Christmas home tour. Who's up for a little Christmas home tour?  I've joined Jenna from Wife in Progress  and many other talented bloggers for a holiday home tour blog hop full of beautiful Christmas inspiration.  If you are stopping by from Aratari At Home , welcome!  I'm so glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the tour.   ...
Sunday, December 3, 2017

How to Make Inexpensive Dollar Tree Christmas Votive Holders

Beautiful Mercury glass votive holders from Dollar Tree get an inexpensive Christmas makeover. It's Dollar Store DIY time.  The first Monday of every month I share a Dollar Store makeover as a way of sharing simple ideas so you can create a beautiful home without spending a fortune.  Whether you need to organize, decorate or give a gift, you may be surprised what you can do with Dollar Tree items.  This month, I grabbed a couple glass votive holders and gave them an easy Christmas makeover.  The best part is, all the supplies for this project came from the Dollar Tree or Target's Dollar spot, making these little votive holders super affordable.   Can you believe these Mercury glass votive holders came from Dollar Tree?  They are so pretty (especially twinkling at night) and look just as nice as more expensive ones.  ...
Thursday, November 30, 2017

How to Make an Easy Wood Bead Christmas Garland

An easy and festive wood bead garland perfect for adding a touch of red and green to your Christmas decor.   Do you remember the wood bead tassel garland I made earlier this year?  It's one of my favorite DIY decor pieces and I use it all year long.  It's what inspired me (along with my favorite wool garland and many beautiful Christmas garlands at Michael's and Hobby Lobby) to make a holiday version perfect for adding a touch of red and green to our home.  ...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

12 Affordable Gifts Any Teacher Will Love

Whether you like to give handmade or personalized gifts, here's 12 affordable ideas that any teacher will love. I'm not a teacher and I've never been a teacher, but I tried to gather a great mix of ideas that are perfect for any teacher in your life.  From handmade items to practical gifts, here's 12 affordable ideas that teachers will actually use and love.  ...
Sunday, November 26, 2017

Easy Burlap Sack Christmas Wall Art

Turning Christmas  sacks into holiday wall art is the fastest and easiest way to create beautiful holiday decor for less. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Have you pulled out the holiday decor and started decorating yet?  I've been dealing with a nasty cold, which means holiday decorating is happening pretty slow around here.  I did, however,  mange to make super easy (and inexpensive) holiday wall art for our mudroom that I wanted to share. A few weeks ago I went on a little Michael's shopping spree since I had a 20% off everything coupon.  Don't you just love those?  I mostly bought craft supplies and 50% off holiday decor for my daughters room, but I did pick up a super cute Christmas sack (50% off) and frame (also 50% off)  to make holiday art for our mudroom. (Make sure you stick around to the end of the post, because I'm also giving away a sack to one lucky reader!)   ...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

How to Make Vintage Inspired Bottle Brush Ornaments

Dollar Tree pint jar ornaments are filled with mini bottle brush trees for the perfect vintage inspired Christmas decor.  A few weeks ago, while on one of my many Dollar Tree runs, I came across the cutest little plastic pint size ornaments.  I imagined them filled with miniature bottle brush trees and turned into adorable vintage inspired ornaments, perfect for hanging on a tree or displaying as decor.         Lately, I've been using a technique of mixing paint mediums to create an aged look and it was just what these basic plastic ornaments needed.    ...
Sunday, November 19, 2017

12 of The Best Affordable Hostess Gifts

Tired of bringing a bottle of wine to every party and get together? How about bringing a stylish and affordable hostess gift instead?   Whether you travel near or far to visit family and friends, you're sure to have many social events to attend this holiday season.  Sure, you can bring a bottle of wine for your party hostess, but why not put a little more thought into a gift and make a lasting impression.  Not sure what to bring?  No problem.  I've gathered 12 of the best affordable gifts that any hostess will love. ...
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Christmas Entryway and Living Room Tour

Come take a peek into our entryway and living room all decked out in beautiful modern farmhouse Christmas decor! This post was written in collaboration with  Kirkland's .  Some affiliate links have been provided. It's nearly impossible to blog about home decor and wait until after Thanksgiving to pull out the Christmas bins, so I threw my "no decorating before Thanksgiving rule" out the window and here I am blogging about Christmas in November.   I promise, I still love decorating for fall and Thanksgiving is still one of my favorite holidays.   Can we still be friends? ...
Monday, November 13, 2017

These Are a few of my Favorite Things...

Favorite things 2017! I'm thrilled to be joining 320 Sycamore for her annual Favorite Things series!  I'm not much of a shopper for myself (I'd much rather buy pretty things for my home), but there are a few things that I  love and wanted to share.   Hey, maybe you'll even get a Christmas idea or two.  ...
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Dark and Moody Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Update

I've been slowly chipping away at our dark and moody master bedroom makeover and wanted to share a few updates. ...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Best Places to Buy Metal Label Holders and Pulls

The best places to buy metal label holders, pulls, vintage locker tags and numbers to make an ordinary piece look extraordinary.    I've created many multi-drawer and  unique pieces using metal label holders and often get asked where I purchase the products I use.   It may surprise you that a lot of my crafting supplies come from "big box" craft stores and are really affordable.  If I'm in need of something a little more unique, I'll search online or hit up local vintage shops and markets.    To make it easier for you to create your own unique projects, I've rounded up a list of my favorite places and sources to buy metal label holders, pulls and locker tags.   ...
Sunday, November 5, 2017

How to Make Vintage Inspired Christmas bulbs

Get the look of vintage Christmas bulbs with a Dollar Tree light up Christmas bulb necklace. Who's ready for another Dollar Store DIY ? I stopped in our local Dollar Tree the other week and was excited to find a necklace made of large Christmas bulbs.   They instantly took me back to my childhood, when my parents would wrap the front bushes with these large glowing bulbs.   Although the Dollar Tree necklace wasn't quite the real thing, I knew I could give them a vintage-inspired makeover to fit my modern farmhouse style. ...
Saturday, November 4, 2017

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia at TARGET

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Magnolia has a new Hearth & Hand line premiering at Target!       Have you checked it out yet?  It's good, really really good.  The decor is on point and the prices are super reasonable.  I'll be doing a little online shopping (because waiting in line with a mob of people is not my idea of fun, ha) and thought I would share a few of my favorite items.  ...
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

How to Make a Faux Card Catalog From a Hardware Organizer

An easy and inexpensive way to get the look of a vintage card catalog from a metal hardware organizer.  A few months ago, I went to a large flea market in our area and was lucky enough to find a few awesome deals.  One of the items I bought was an old metal hardware organizer that I snagged for a mere $3.00.  I knew right away it would be the perfect piece to turn into a faux card catalog. I've created many similar pieces in the past (including a  Dollar Tree makeover   and a  thrifted side table ), but this particular piece may be my new favorite!  ...
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Dining Room Updates: Painted Vintage Server and New Rug

Whenever my husband goes away I end up getting involved in some sort of painting project and this year was no different.  Maybe it's boredom, maybe it's the fact that he's not home to give his opinion or maybe I just can't leave well enough alone, haha.  He's always commenting on how I'm in the middle of 972 projects at once and I can't blame him.  I tend to get easily distracted with home projects, which results in many changes and half completed and decorated spaces.  That's what keeps things fun and interesting though, right? While my husband was away last week (he went on a 300 mile road bike tour in Texas) I was home manning the fort or should I say, painting and redecorating.  One of the spur of moment projects I tackled was repainting the vintage server in our dining room.   ...
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Stylish and Affordable Decor Essentials From IKEA

From farmhouse to modern, IKEA has a wide variety of affordable decor to create a beautiful and stylish home!  Last year, I shared a must buy decor list from IKEA  , but after visiting one of our local stores (we have two within 45 minutes!) and seeing so many new items I thought it was time to share an updated list.  Not only are these items stylish and perfect for any decor style, but they are also super affordable too!   Let's go shopping and I'll take you on a little tour of what caught my eye and what you might want to add to your next shopping list.  ...
Sunday, October 22, 2017

How to Make Vintage Inspired Ornament Candy Jars

Dollar Tree glass jars are beautifully transformed into vintage inspired glass ornaments.  I know, I know, it's not even Halloween and I'm over hear talking about Christmas.  Hear me out for a minute.  Do you remember the pumpkins I shared a few weeks ago that I made out of Dollar Tree glass jars ?  They have quickly become one of my most popular Dollar Tree makeovers .   So much so that I've been hearing from a lot of you that you're having trouble finding the jars or that you're local stores are completely sold out.  Crazy, right?   So, in an effort to make sure you'll be able to make both the pumpkins AND these vintage inspired ornaments I'm moving this project up a month.  I promise, I'm not rushing fall or Thanksgiving.  Can we still be friends?   ...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

10 of the Best DIY Tiered Tray and Organizer Ideas

Whether you use vintage tins, thrifted finds or salvaged wood, tiered organizers are a great way to create unique storage for your home.  You know what my favorite types of projects are?  Projects that are useful, inexpensive to create and involve thrifted finds or makeovers.  That doesn't mean all my projects are cheap (you gotta splurge every now and then, right?), but there's nothing more satisfying than creating a beautiful project that is both practical and easy on your wallet.  I'm not the most organized person, but I still love a good organizing project.  Lately, I've been really into all the unique tiered trays and organizers that I've stumbled upon using thrifted and repurposed items.    ...
Sunday, October 15, 2017

High Contrast, Dark and Moody Bedroom Update

A dark and moody bedroom update with Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore! I'm no stranger to painting our doors , windows and walls dark, so it should be of no surprise that I went dark and moody in our master bedroom too.   It's definetely moving in a slightly different direction than the mood board I shared, but I'm loving how this space is evolving.  ...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Neutral Favorites: Affordable Decor for a Stylish Home

Beautiful neutral decor for creating a stylish and high contrast home.    It's no surprise that I love decorating my home with neutral decor, especially black, white and wood tones.  Keeping things neutral allows me to shop my home and switch things up from room to room without spending a dime.  Throws, pillows, mirrors and small decor are all great items to swap out and move around when spaces feel stale and boring.    VINTAGE MODERN BATHROOM MAKEOVER ...
Sunday, October 8, 2017

How to Decorate a Scary Halloween Home for Less

Tips and Tricks for creating a spooky Halloween home on a budget! I love swapping out decor and decorating my home for the changing seasons, but Halloween is definetely the time of year I have the most fun decking out my home.  From thrift store finds to easy DIY projects and printables, it's also the easiest holiday to decorate without spending a ton of money. Today, I'm not only sharing my spooky entryway, but I'm also sharing my favorite tips and ideas for creating a scary Halloween home for less. ...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

How to Make a Stainless and Wood Tiered Organizer

Thrift store stainless bowls and wood candle stick pieces come together to make a perfect two tier organizer.  I love the thrill of a hunt and always have my eye out for inexpensive items to update or use in future projects.  It's not uncommon for me to dig through thrift store shelves or scour Hobby Lobby looking for random hardware, wood pieces, and other unique items to update or have on hand for when an idea strikes.   On one of my latest Goodwill trips two stainless bowls struck an idea and I knew they would make the perfect tiered tray paired with candle stick pieces I had bought a few months prior. ...
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Pumpkins made from Dollar Tree Storage Jars

Dollar Tree storage jars are turned into perfect painted pumpkins!   It's the first Monday of the month and time for another Dollar Store DIY !  Since it's officially fall AND October I thought I would do a little pumpkin project for this month's Dollar Tree makeover .  Nothing says fall more than cool evenings, falling leaves and pumpkins, right? If you saw my Dollar Tree video on Facebook the other week then you might recognize these little glass jars.  As soon as I saw them at Dollar Tree I knew right away the lines were perfect for pumpkins.   All they needed was a little orange paint, antiquing wax and a stem!  ...
Thursday, September 28, 2017

T.J. Maxx Finds & Shopping Secrets

Happy Friday! I'm a bit embarrassed to admit this, but I just found out that you can shop T.J. Maxx online !!!  How did I not know this???  I blame it on the fact that I have FIVE HomeGoods and THREE T.J. Maxx stores within 30 minutes from my house.  Who needs to shop online when you can head straight to the store?  Don't tell my husband, but I'm usually in one of our local stores at least once a week.  You have to shop often to get the best deals, right? Regardless if I shop online or in store, I definetely buy my fair share of decor (and clothes!) from T.J. Maxx. Do you remember my fall mudroom? The pillow, throw and orange pumpkin were all purchased from T.J.Maxx.  ...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

How to Age Inexpensive Dollar Tree Storage Jars

Dollar Tree storage jars get the perfect aged industrial look with the help of paint! Do you follow me on Facebook ?  A few weeks ago I shared a mini Dollar Tree haul and they included these cute little glass jars.  I have a thing for storage jars and containers, so of course, as soon as I spotted them I knew I had to bring a few home. They were nice as is, but with the help of paint, I easily turned them into the perfect aged industrial storage. ...
Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Best Sleek and Modern Ceiling Fans

Gorgeous and stylish modern ceiling fans that pack style and function. For the past 12 years my husband has fought hard for a ceiling fan in our living room and for 12 years I've vetoed the idea.  For no other reason than the mere fact that I didn't like how they looked.  Crazy, right?  It wasn't until my daughter asked why we didn't have a fan in our living room that I realized I was being selfish.  I was choosing my own design choices over my families comfort, so I caved and ordered a fan.  Now, hear me out.  I know ceiling fans tend to get a bad rap in the design world, but I promise these sleek and modern fans will add both style and function to your space.   Apartment Therapy ...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

An Easy Way to Repurpose Old Canvas Art

Repurposing and reusing old canvases is the best way to create custom artwork for free!  Add an easy wood frame, a little paint and you have the perfect modern art piece.   A few weeks ago, I cleaned out my husband's office, which included going through a lot of old decor. As I was preparing bags to be packed up for Goodwill I hesitated adding a few old art canvases to the "donate" pile.  I knew they would be easy to update, so I set them to the side for future projects.  If you saw my Fall Home Tour on Monday than you may have already seen my new DIY artwork.  I actually finished this project and took photos before I fully decorated for fall, but wasn't able to get the post written in time.  Better late than never, right?  I had previously purchased artwork for the spot above my new bar cart , but ended up moving it downstairs when I was finishing the  vintage modern bathroom makeover .  That left me with a blank wall in the dining room that wa...
Monday, September 18, 2017

Simple and Neutral Fall Home Tour {2017}

A simple and neutral home decorated for fall! It's fall home tour day!  Sit back, grab a cup of hot cider and get comfy, this is gonna be a long one! If you're stopping by from My Creative Days , welcome!  I'm thrilled to have you and hope you enjoy the tour.   I slacked last year and didn't share a fall home tour (what kind of blogger am I?), so this year I'm extra excited to be teaming up with over 30 fabulous bloggers and  Kirkland's (who is generously sponsoring this post) to share my simple and neutral fall home.  I hope you enjoy the tour, but more importantly, I hope it inspires you to create a beautiful fall home you love.  ...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

An Easy Way to Build an Industrial Wood Coffee Table

Building a professional looking industrial style coffee table is much easier (and cheaper!) than you think!     It's Monthly DIY Challenge day!  This month,   Kreg  has graciously sponsored our challenge and has also provided each of us with a Kreg R3 .  I can not believe I have never used one of these handy tools before.  Seriously, have I been living in a hole? I've built many projects in the past, but building a piece of furniture with pocket holes is a total game changer! Affiliate links have been used. A few months ago we bought furniture for our living room  and I have been in search of a new coffee table ever since.  I haven't been able to find one that I really like, so I decided to move our basement coffee table upstairs and build a new one for the basement.   I love being able to shop the house and rearrange furniture.  It's my favorite way to achieve a new look in a space without spending a penny.   ...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

How to Transfer an Image to Wood with a Free Pumpkin Printable

A free pumpkin patch printable that you can easily transfer to wood for the perfect rustic fall decor! I'm all about going cheap when it comes to seasonal decorating.  Let's face it, who wants to spend a lot of money on decor that's only displayed a few months out of the year?  In an effort to keep costs down this fall, I've updated  Dollar Tree pumpkins ,   made my own fall sign , and now I'm sharing a pumpkin patch printable that I turned into rustic fall art.  ...
Sunday, September 3, 2017

How to Get the Industrial Look with Dollar Tree Bins

Turn basic Dollar Tree bins into the perfect industrial storage!  ------------------------------------------------- It's the first Monday of the month, which means it's time for another Dollar Store DIY!  This month is all about storage and how I gave little purple bins an industrial makeover.  I've updated these little plastic  Dollar Tree plastic bins in the past, but I couldn't resist updating more in a slightly different way.  You just can't beat four little storage containers for $1!  They're perfect for craft supply storage or I use them in my medicine cabinet to keep medicines neat and organized. ...
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Creating a Perfect Fall Tablescape Good For all Year Long

This post is sponsored by World Market .  All favorable opinions are my own.  Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience.   Do you like decorating for the changing seasons, but don't always have the money to go out and buy seasonal decor?   I love swapping out my decor for Spring, Fall and Winter, but buying decor for every season can get expensive and isn't always feasible.   What's the solution?  Sticking to neutrals and adding small pops of color can easily take you from season to season.   Since the fall season is fast approaching and Thanksgiving is a time for gathering I wanted to share a few entertaining essentials to create a beautiful fall tablescape that you can use all year long.   ...
Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Easiest Way to Make Affordable Farmhouse Signs

A super easy to make affordable farmhouse signs without fancy cutting machines!  Do you remember the time I made signs out of foam board ?  They were seriously the easiest signs I have ever made and are what started me on my love for sign making.  I don't own a Cricut (what is wrong with me?),  so all the signs I make are super easy, including this affordable gather farmhouse sign. It's also made from foam board (bought for a dollar at Dollar Tree!) and involves minimal tools and effort.  I used my favorite m itre saw   to cut the wood dowels, but you can make this sign with a simple X-ACTO knife or small hand saw.  When I say easy, I really do mean easy! ...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A Super Inexpensive Way to Update Dollar Tree Pumpkins

How to give Dollar Tree pumpkins a neutral farmhouse makeover! If you follow me on Facebook you may have seen my latest Dollar Tree haul .  I went on a little shopping spree and hit up two Dollar Tree stores in my area.  I was in search of fall and Halloween decor and I found some great items.  One of my favorite finds were these little burlap covered pumpkins.  I've bought many Dollar Tree and other inexpensive pumpkins in the past, but I couldn't resist these little guys.  The burlap gave them the pumpkins the perfect amount of texture and I knew they would make a great addition to my neutral fall decor.    ...
Thursday, August 17, 2017

How to Make Pumpkins Using Coffee Cup Sleeves

Create the perfect natural pumpkin using cardboard coffee cup sleeves! I can't tell you how many mornings I rush out of the house with a cold cup of coffee in my hand.  I have all intentions of drinking it hot, but by the time I let the dog out, get her in the crate and get the kids packed up and out the door my coffee is cold.  Who can relate? I make my coffee in to-go cups (because I'm too lazy to wash out mugs, ha) and never end up using the cardboard coffee sleeves that come with the cups and lids.  Who needs them anyway when your coffee is never hot?  I was getting ready to throw all the extra sleeves in the recycling bin when I got an idea, pumpkins!  Don't you love when inspiration strikes out of nowhere? You've seen the mason jar lid pumpkins before, right?  These little cardboard sleeves were perfect for getting a similar look and they were absolutely free for me to make.  ...
Monday, August 14, 2017

How to Get the Modern Farmhouse (with a touch of Industrial) Look!

Easy and affordable ways to get the modern farmhouse look!  I always have a hard time defining my style, but if I had to put a name on it I'd say it's a bit modern, a little farmhouse and a touch industrial.   I prefer to mix styles and think it's the best way to express your individual personality and make your home unique.   There's absolutely nothing wrong with mixing modern brass fixtures with vintage inspired tile  or pairing thrifted furniture with shiny new pieces.   What matters is that you create a home that you love and that is true to your own individual style. Our house is in no way shape or form a "farmhouse."  You won't find any chippy painted furniture, burlap table runners or cow prints on the wall.  It is, however, a traditional rancher that was built in 1978 that lacked some serious updating.  When we moved in over 12 years ago it was still rockin' much of its original 70's charm.  From ceiling fans with floral...
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

How to turn Dollar Tree art into an easy farmhouse tray

What's better than an easy Dollar Tree makeover?  A Dollar Tree makeover that only takes 3 steps to complete!   I know I usually post my Dollar Store DIY projects on the first Monday of the month, but this month you're getting two projects instead of one.  I'm just going to assume you don't mind.   Last week, I shared how to transform a clear Dollar tree vase and this week is all about making an easy farmhouse tray.  I kind of went on a little Dollar Tree binge recently and ended up coming home with quite a few items.  I was too excited to let them sit, so I whipped out a couple craft supplies and got to work.   ...
Sunday, August 6, 2017

Beautiful Decor and Inspiration from Hobby Lobby

The best stylish and affordable Hobby Lobby home decorations and mini Holly Lobby decor and craft haul.  My husband took the kids away for the weekend, so I did what any normal person would do and spent the weekend eating ice cream, binge watching Netflix, redecorating, crafting and shopping at one of my favorite stores, Hobby Lobby.  It's definitely a dangerous place to go when you don't have kids hurrying you through the store. If you haven't been to Hobby Lobby or don't have one close by, you are seriously missing out.  It's a decorator and crafters dream store all in one.  Seriously, Hobby Lobby has the best decor and craft items at super reasonable prices.  I did just a little damage and bought a few new decor pieces and materials for some upcoming projects.  I couldn't help it, items just kind of jumped off the shelves and into my cart.  Don't you hate when that happens?   ...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

12 Affordable Projects For The Perfect Farmhouse Look

Do you love farmhouse style?  Do you love affordable and thrifty projects?  If so, you'll love these twelve affordable and easy farmhouse projects!   It doesn't matter what skill level you are or what tools you own.  Creating a beautiful home doesn't have to be expensive or take a lot of time and effort.  These beautiful projects and ideas are easy, affordable and will give your home the perfect touch of farmhouse style.  ...
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Easy Black and White Dollar Tree Succulent vase

Happy Monday!  So, I totally goofed and planned my Dollar Store DIY makeover for today, but it's really not the first Monday of the month.  Whoops!  If you are new to my Dollar Store DIY series, I share a Dollar Store upcycle the first Monday of every month.    (If you wanna play catch up you can find all my past projects  here .)  This month, it looks like you're getting a Dollar Store makeover a week early :)  For this month's project, I took inspiration from my friend Leigh Ann from Houseologie (and her beautiful tea pot makeover ) and updated a clear Dollar Tree vase into a fun succulent planter.  The best part is, if you are a regular DIY'er you should have all the supplies needed for this project right at home.   ...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

12 of The Best Plug In Wall Sconces (no electric required!)

The other day I shared the progress I've made on our master bedroom makeover , which included new plug in wall sconces.  I've always loved the look of wall sconces, but the thought of hardwiring lights seemed a bit too daunting.  We (ahem, my husband) has changed many light fixtures in our home, but I would be pressing my luck if I asked him to move or add electrical.  So with a strong desire for sconce lighting in our bedroom, I set out in search of the best PLUG IN wall sconces. I was really torn between brass and oil rubbed bronze for our bedroom, but ended up settling on these bronze beauties .  I snagged them during a sale, but they are still a great deal even at full price.  ...