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Friday, April 5, 2024

Friday Favorites: Neutral Spring Decor

Spruce up your home for spring with these neutral decor favorites! April showers are in full swing, trees are budding, and perennials are sprouting.  It's time to pack away the heavy decor and refresh and lighten your home and decor .  Today, I'm sharing a curated collection of neutral decor favorites, perfect for spring!  I gravitate towards seasonless high-contrast neutral decor but lighten and freshen my home during the warmer months.  It's an ideal time to add plants, swap heavy textiles for lighter fabrics, and clean and declutter.  Resource: 10 Budget-Friendly Spring Refresh Ideas SHOP NEUTRAL SPRING DECOR  JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.      FACEBOOK / PINTEREST / INSTAGRAM / TWITTER         ...
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Dated Arch Bookcase Makeover: Bookcase Styling Tips

A dated Ethan Allen arched bookcase gets a modern makeover and is beautifully styled following these simple bookcase styling tips! Let's update and style a dated wood bookcase!  I've been drawn to furniture with arches lately and immediately stopped my scroll when I spotted an arched wood bookcase at a local online auction.  The bookcase was dated and the hardware had to go, but it had great bones and I knew it could be beautiful with new paint and hardware.  I took a chance, placed a bid, and won the bookcase sight unseen!  SUPPLIES NEEDED TO UPDATE A DATED BOOKCASE - Secondhand bookcase ( secondhand furniture sources ) - General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint - Minwax Waterbased Matte Polycrylic  - Kwikwood Wood Epoxy   - 220 Grit Sandpaper - Simple Green Cleaners - Lint-Free Rags - Screwdriver - Drill - Drill Bit Set - Antique Brass Drawer Pulls - Tape Measure HOW TO UPDATE A DATED WOOD BOOKCASE The Ethan Allen bookcase I updated was from a local online auction, but cou...
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Favorite Neutral Pots and Planters From Walmart

Update your home for spring with neutral pots and planters from Walmart!  It's that time of year when I'm incapable of walking out of Home Depot or Walmart without buying a new pot or planter.  I can't help it.  I naturally gravitate to the plant section and have little self-control when it comes to plants. It doesn't help that Walmart has a great selection of affordable plants and neutral pots.   You can always have more houseplants or pretty planters, right? What Walmart planters do I personally own?  Savana Ceramic Planter /  Celeste Plant Stand  /  Everly Resin Rattan Basket  /  Black Round Metal PlanterWith Stand Two years ago, I bought an Everly resin basket planter from Walmart.  It's an indoor/outdoor basket perfect for my Tree Leaf Philodenren.    I keep it outside during the spring and summer and then move it inside during the fall and winter.  I love that it matches and adds beautiful texture to both areas of my home. Unfortunately,  Walmart no longe...
Thursday, March 14, 2024

10 Budget-Friendly Spring Refresh Ideas

Budget-friendly spring decor ideas to help refresh and lighten your home!  There's nothing like longer days and warmer weather to encourage you to clean and freshen your home for spring.  I'm a neutral decorator who gravitates towards high-contrast black-and-white decor, but once the days get longer and the weather warms I like to lighten my home decor.   Today, I'm sharing budget-friendly spring home decor ideas to help refresh your home!  BUDGET-FRIENDLY SPRING DECORATING IDEAS 1.  Replace winter plants, stems, and florals   Swapping out dark, dense, and heavy winter greenery for leafy stems and faux florals will lighten and brighten a room.  Opt for real-touch greenery with muted and waxy stems for the best realistic look.  TIP: Consider clipping branches and fresh flowers as they bud and bloom around your yard.  They are perfect for displaying in found wood water jugs, glass vases, and demijohns. Resource: The Best Realistic Faux Greenery Stems and Branches 2.  ...