It’s the first day of Spring!! Hallelujah!! I’m ready for the warm air, pretty plants and all the other great things Spring brings. I’ve jotted a few (okay maybe more than a few.. more like 10) ideas for Spring! Hope you enjoy!
1 – Pick strawberries
2 – Have a spring clean
3 – Plant a garden
4 – Donate used items
5 – Make plans to celebrate Easter
6 – Shop at a farmer’s market
7 – Add hanging plant baskets to the porch
8 – Dye Easter eggs
9 – Try a new fitness class (Yoga is scheduled for me!)
10 – Go for an evening walk with someone you care about (Days are longer)
The thrill of finding a piece someone may call out of style and turning it into something beautiful is beyond fun to me. A few months ago I was browsing around a local thrift store and spotted these two large nightstands.. They looked like mini chest of drawers. I loved the hardware. Seriously, I’m always a sucker for cool original hardware. Just can’t say NO to it. Sorta out of style? Yes. Workable in some way? Also, yes.
Standing in the thrift store, my mind began to race; thinking how can I make these look fabulous in my bedroom?
1 – Painting the entire piece.
2 – Painting just the shell and leave the drawers original.
3 – Change the hideous laminate top.
I decided the piece had enough options to be workable. I snagged the mini chests for $23 each. Once I was home, we placed them on either side of the bed and decided we would try the third option of changing out the top. We felt some white wood planks would be pretty.
This is where sweet Aaron came in to help!!😏(Such skillzzz) With his powerful muscles he ripped the ugly laminate top off just like The Hulk. 💪🏼Just kidding.. The top was held with four screws so he just unscrewed the top off.
Next, he took 1x2x8 common pine board from Home Depot and cut each plank to the length of the nightstand. After placing each board side by side horizontally he nailed them into place with his nail gun. Note – if you don’t have a nail gun, you can always use regular nails and embrace a “rustic look”.
Finally, I grabbed some white paint and a paint brush and gave the tops two coats of paint. BAM!! We were done and had some awesome/unique/thrifty nightstands with MEGA amounts of storage.
For now, I love the way these nightstands look beside our bed. Later I may try painting the rest with chalk or milk paint but as of now I’m embracing the warm wood tone in contrast with the white top.
I truly hope this blog post encourages you to make pieces your own! Get a bargain and see what YOU can do to make it an original piece. This whole project from start to finish only took us a couple of hours and it was enjoyable! Thanks so much for reading my blog today!
Spring is nearly here! Time to grab the leafy green plants and hang ’em!! I bought these hanging ferns the other week and totally LOVE them! They’re hanging in our kitchen widow. I think they’ll be great for Spring through Summer.
This is the pendant light we have above our kitchen sink. We found it online and I’ve been very pleased since the day we installed it. It would look great with an edison bulb but we just used a regular bulb. The style of this fixture would look great with any cottage or farmhouse decor.
Finally. I’m so proud to say we got chicks over the weekend!! Four adorable baby chicks. (Soon to get more..I’m sure)
If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you know last Summer we built a chicken coop. (You can read more about that here!) The chicken coop required more time and money than expected. Isn’t that how projects always go though?? By the time we were finished it was nearly Fall and we had several out of town trips planned, so we held off on getting chickens until NOW!
After picking on Saturday, Aaron suggested we go ahead and get a few. The first store we went to was completely out. So we ended up purchasing a few on some farmland near the house.
For now, we decided to get 2 Buff Orpingtons and 2 Rhode Island Reds.
The baby chicks were less than a week old when we brought them home. Itty bitty babes!! After 6 days we can already see how much they’ve grown. I’m sure there will be more to come. Hopefully they will enjoy the coop we labored SO hard for!!
Spring is here! (Almost) I was needing to add a little green on a plate wall in our dining room. So, here’s what I did!!
What You’ll Need –
Cut strips of lace into squares. I’m not one for measuring.. way too scatterbrain for that. But I’d say about 12″ squares. My lace squares turned out to be more of a a rectangle.
Fold the lace in half and bunch it around each green pick.
Then secure the bundle together by wrapping a little jute string around and tying a little bow.
Time to style it!! These little bundles can look good anywhere! Style a few with a tray on the coffee table, lie one on a dresser, or hang them on a plate wall like I did! I chose to hang mine upside down on Ironstone plates.
This easy DIY only took me a few minutes the very first time! Hope it inspires you!!
Hi!! If you’re coming from Amanda’s, Midcountry Journal, Early Spring Blog Tour, WELCOME!! Isn’t Amanda talented?! Well, it’s time to gather all the florals, greens, light French linens and cotton scented candles because SPRING is nearly here! Welcome to my home & let me take you on a mini tour!!
I wanted to welcome Spring by adding a white floral wreath to our front door. No mistaking from the street – This home is Spring ready, baby!!
Gardening was the inspo in our dining room. That’s why you see vintage glass vases and pots throughout the room. I even added an old watering tin to the farm table! As for greens, I mostly used lamb’s ear in this room because I love the soft green blend.
Flowers, flowers and more flowers! Guess the garden theme is carried over to our kitchen. During my grocery store trips, I love to grab fresh flowers. This week it was pink roses were on sale! By adding some florals & a fresh grain sack towel your kitchen can be Spring ready.
My dad always told me the color green represents life. Spring is the time when plants are blooming and grass begins to grow. You can recognize signs of life everywhere! I love celebrating life through my Spring decor. For this reason, you’ll spy varies plants and flowers throughout our entire home.
I wanted to add a little Spring to our bedroom. This task was very easy!! I just added some green sprigs to the book garland above our bed. I added a little green garland above the mantle also.
I appreciate you joining me on this Spring tour of our home!! Thank for visiting, and now it’s time to hop over to one of my very favorite bloggers Leanna’s, Clare and Grace Designs, Early Spring Blog Tour!!
Hey buddies!! So I needed a little refresh in our bedroom!! Nothing big.. just using what I already had and adding a little bit!!
My bedroom inspo came from my favorite pass time – books! Often Aaron and I read in our bedroom before bedtime. I wanted to embrace that little pass time with specific elements in the room!
What we did:
I switched up the headboard a little! I’ve had the large gray fence headboard for a bit. (You can read more about it here) So I added another layer of fencing.. a white picket fence. Something about a picket fence reminds me of a fairytale so it was right on board with my inspiration!
Next up, we changed out our bed side table. You’ll be able to read more about that DIY soon!!
What’s a reading inspired bedroom without a little book garland? I made a thick garland out of old books. It’s rather large… & buddy, let me tell you it took a minute to make. I spent hours making this book garland but it paid off because I love how it’s swooped across the headboard!
Next, I changed up the bedroom mantel! Remember – we’re talking book inspired, right? Well, I spotted these old picture/painting at an antique mall the other day and immediately it took me to a historical fiction book. I felt I could get lost in the pictures just as I get lost in a book.
By swapping out some pillows that were in other places of the house, I freshened up the look by using things I already had!
We’re enjoyed these little updates to our bedroom!! Thanks so much for ready this blog post today!
Happy March!! Just wanted to update you on my vintage booths during the month of February. Despite it being a short month, I’m proud to say February was our highest month in sales thus far! (Huge thanks to my husband, Aaron, for making that happen)
I noticed florals sold during the month of February. So very odd because I’ve never noticed florals ever selling this fast before. Faux floral arrangements and green garlands didn’t last very long. I guess people were ready for Spring despite it being Winter.
My Favorite Piece
My favorite piece in February is actually still in the booth. (Believe it or not) It’s an old small primitive style cabinet with original paint. I’m hoping it will find a home soon with someone who loves it’s charm as much as I do!!
How We Did It
How did we achieve our highest sales month yet? By working 7 days a week and enjoying movies. When I knew I was in need of a mental/physical break, we would go see a movie. Seeing a movie forces me to sit down and enjoy. We would work, work, work than collapse on the couch and indulge in a movie or Outlander. So work and movies is how we did it!
Now I’m excited for March! Last Spring business was slow so I’m certainly going to try to beat last year. I’ll keep you updated!
It’s time to add those florals and greens to the home and kiss Winter bye bye. Here’s an easy DIY to add Spring life in your own home!
I found inspiration for this easy DIY by browsing Pinterest late one evening.
What You’ll Need
First thing, I went to the yard and grabbed a stick. You need to chose one by the length you need. If needed, go for larger and break off the sides to the exact length for your space.
Hang the stick from a wall, mantel, or favorite bulky cabinet like I did. Any large rarely used piece of furniture would work.
Time to hang some flowers! I began with the faux flowers. I tied the jute string to the top part of the flower stem and then tied the other end of jute string to the hanging stick. (I really hope this makes SENSE!! 😂)
Tip – I staggered the length of the jute so each string would hang at a different height.
Next, I hung the leafy greens. If you look closely, you’ll see some of the greens are hung upside down just to add variation.
Finally, I took the scissors and trimmed any excess jute string.
That’s all! I probably made it sound complicated but truly it’s VERY EASY!! This would be nice for any home decor, baby/wedding shower, birthday party or wedding. You could use any faux flowers you would like! Tag me in pictures if you use this idea because I would love to see!!