5 Steps To Get That Perfect Farmhouse Paint Finish!

5 Steps To Get That Perfect Farmhouse Paint Finish!

When it comes to upcycling furniture, farmhouse style is my favorite! Its rustic looking, it gives character, and it also hides any imperfections that would normally be considered flaws, really well! Here I will share with you the routine that I use for getting that really rustic, yet perfect, farmhouse style paint finish!

 

Achieving the perfect farmhouse paint finish can seem like it takes a lot of work… but it really can be so much fun!

 

I never really know what I am going to end up with once I start! Continue reading

How to Plant Succulents in Pretty Tea Cups!

How to Plant Succulents in Pretty Tea Cups!

Have you added succulents to your home yet?! These are really beautiful and hardy plants, that are very easy to care for. Here, I will show you how to pot succulents in pretty teacups and teapots, without drainage holes.

 

In addition to this little succulent potting tutorial, I have teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers! We have decided to help bring you a fun summer outdoors-y blog hop, full of fun ideas for your home! Don’t forget to check them out at the end of this post! ­čÖé Continue reading

Rustic DIY Potting Bench (Old Table & Shoe Rack)

Rustic DIY Potting Bench (Old Table & a Shoe Rack)

This Rustic DIY Potting Bench was created from an old farmhouse table and a shoe rack… Follow along as I share tips and tricks of how I did it, so you can devise your very own, for your home!

 

I’m not sure whether I enjoy digging in the dirt more for planting flowers, or for hunting for antique bottles… Both get my hands dirty, and both are relaxing! Continue reading

Transform Ugly Hardware into Something Lovely!

Transform Ugly Hardware into Something Lovely!

Sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect hardware for whatever gorgeous project you are working on… Here, I will show you how to save money by transforming your already existing, ugly hardware into something fresh and new that you will love!

About a month ago, I purchased an old china cabinet from the 1970’s to makeover and sell. My husband did not like it. He took really fast corners on the way home, hoping it would fall out of the back of the truck… But it didn’t!

I’ve been slowly making it over for weeks, just painting a little bit here and there, whenever I could. It took a few coats of paint along with some sanding and distressing. Continue reading

Farmhouse Style Garden Retreat Ideas

Rustic Farmhouse Style Garden Retreat Ideas!

Create the perfect get-away by creating a relaxing, rustic, Farmhouse Style Garden Retreat, in your very own back yard! Use this list of my favorite, charming, Farmhouse Style Garden Retreat Ideas to help create a soft and relaxing atmosphere, by using natural elements, such as terra cotta pots, wooden lanterns, galvanized metal and lots of mixed shades of white.

Last summer we added a brick patio area to our yard, as a place where we can sit to keep an eye on our young children playing in their tree-house/sandbox/swing-set/play area.

This area would also serve as the perfect place to host my lovely fellow neighborhood-moms when they bring their children over to play. We often try to get together throughout the summer to sip a refreshing glass of Moscatto or Sangria, and of course let the children run wild! Continue reading

DIY Easter Bunny Topiary Trees & Easter Blog Hop!

DIY Easter Bunny Topiary Trees & Easter Blog Hop!These stylish, mossy, Easter Bunny Topiary Trees will add the perfect touch of Easter elegance to any home! Learn how to devise your very own Easter Bunny Topiary Tree with these really simple materials and easy steps! Plus join me for an Easter Blog Hop, as some of my favorite fellow bloggers share how they’ve gotten ready for Easter this season!

I’ve been wanting to try making my own topiary trees for awhile now, since some of the beautiful ones that I come across in the stores seem just a little bit on the expensive side. Since it’s almost Easter, and I’ve been needing to throw together an Easter project for this year as well, I thought why not try and blend the two! And well, this is what I came up with… Continue reading

Spring Burlap Printables for Free!

Get your very own copies of these super cute Spring Burlap Printables for Free!These Spring Burlap Printables are a really easy and cute way to update your home decor for each Spring! They are farmhousey-chic, and add a cute little pop of color mixed with a touch of rustic, to any area of your home! Oh, and did I mention that you can get your very own copies for free!

I’ve been trying to stay consistent with my burlap printables ever since I dreamed and devised up the first set. I loved them so much, that I keep re-creating the burlap look for the different seasons and holidays. I’ve been keeping them the same size too, so that I can keep reusing the same cute frames that I was able to pick up at the dollar store… Continue reading

Easter Decor for Less Than $25

Stylish Easter Decor for Less Than $25!Easter is one of the best times of the year to decorate… Pretty pastel colors and cute little bunnies! This post is a round up of some of the best and most affordable Easter decor pieces for less than $25! Everything on this list is fairly neutral, so it will just fit right in with any of the Easter decor that you already own!

If you have happened to catch any of my other seasonal decor posts, then you will already know that I am a really huge fan of owning several good neutral pieces of decor for each season. I like to do this so I can reuse the same pieces each year, but switch up other aspects of my decor to get an entirely different look! Continue reading

Rustic Valentine’s Day Decor (Simple, Yet Effective!)

Simple, Yet Effective, Rustic Valentine's Day Decor: Easy DIY "Love" Sign!

If you are looking for a really quick and easy way to decorate for Valentine’s Day, then this very simple rustic “LOVE” sign is for you. It took about 5 minutes to make, and it easily transforms your everyday decor into something special for Valentine’s Day! (Also included in this article: A Valentine’s Day Blog Hop!)

Who really has time for decorating anymore, in this super busy world that we live in?! Well, not me… But I still love to do it anyways! I wanted to come up with┬ásomething similar to the DIY Barnboard Bunny Family Art Deco that I made for Easter last year.

However, when I pulled out all of my supplies, my daughter Soffia decided that she was going to help. No matter what! She kept trying to eat the moss, and the paint, and she was grabbing everything off the table, so I kind of just went, um ya… I think I’m gonna do something a little bit easier! Continue reading

Farmhouse-Style Faux Foliage for Your Home

Beautiful Farmhouse-Style Faux Foliage for Your Home!

Beautiful farmhouse-style faux foliage! Are you like me, and have a tough time keeping houseplants watered, luscious, and well, just plain alive?! Check out this list to find beautiful farmhouse plants for your home, that allow you to skip the work and skip the watering!


So many people have given me houseplants over the years, that I could quote-on-quote, “Could never kill, even if I tried!”… Well sorry, but the little guys just never really made it longer than a month or two! I think it’s one of those out of sight, out of mind kind of things, maybe?

I forget that my houseplants exist, then somehow they make their way back into my tunnel-vision scope of reality, and I then feel so bad for letting them get so thirsty, that I completely over-water them, and they end up dying anyways! Poor things! Continue reading