Must-Have Pieces for the Perfect Fall Farmhouse Table Setting!

Must-Have Pieces for the Perfect Fall Farmhouse Table Setting!

Planning the perfect table setting for each season can be a somewhat daunting task…. Finding the right color pallet, incorporating different patterns and textures, and staying on budget of course, are just some of the challenges faced…

The trick is to purchase a few all-around neutral pieces that you can reuse for every season, and then just switch out a few of the pieces, like the napkin colors and the centerpiece, to get a totally different look for the next season!

Given the time of year, I decided to select all of the must-have pieces for the perfect farmhouse style table setting, for the season of fall! (My fav!) Continue reading

A Quick and Easy Burlap Rag Wreath Tutorial!

The easiest & fastest, most gorgeous Burlap Rag Wreath, ever!

 

Learn how to make your very own gorgeous and full burlap rag wreath like this one, with this very easy-to-follow tutorial! This is a classic wreath that you will fit just about anywhere in your home, and be used for any season!

 

If you follow along with The Project Pile on Facebook, you may have seen the beautiful fluffy and poofy burlap wreath that I shared the other day, that my good friend, (Courtenay from over at The Creek Line House) made and posted about… Gorgeous!

 

This was my inspiration, or rather motivation, to finally get my butt into gear and whip up the burlap rag wreath that I had been hoping to devise long before now!

 

So yesterday, I finally got my act together and came up with this really beautiful, yet really easy and fast wreath to make! Continue reading

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Faucets For Everyone!

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Faucets For Everyone!Raise your hand if you are one of those crazy people like me, who loves a good kitchen faucet! Whether I am visiting someone’s home or strolling down the aisle of the local DIY store, I am always checking out the faucets!

Personally, I have always loved the looks of the old farmhouse style faucets… And the really nice thing about technology these days, is that we can now get these beautiful farmhouse/antique looking faucets, with all of the convenient functionality of the modern day faucet! It’s totally the best of both worlds! Yah! Continue reading

Faux Pumpkins for Early-Fall Lovers! (Like Me!)

Faux Pumpkins for Early-Fall Lovers! (Like Me!)

Do you love pumpkins and fall as much as I do??! Don’t get me wrong… I still love summer and don’t ever like to see it end, but my favorite is when those late August nights are right on the fine line where it’s not quite fall yet, but not quite summer any longer. These nights are the best!

Last night, Matt, the girls, and I went for a walk, and discovered that it’s finally that time of year again!

So today, to celebrate… I am putting together a list of some of the best faux decor pumpkins out there! There’s something for everyone! Whether you are into the white minimalist look, or soft greens, whites and neutral tones, or if you are into the more traditional, beautiful and rich, deep oranges, golds and reds! Continue reading

DIY Distressed Pillar Candle Holders

DIY Distressed Pillar Candle Holders for $6.99!

Today I’m really excited to share my new thrifty pillar candle holders with you! I found these guys for $6.99 at our local Value Village. They are actually solid wood, and are hand carved… So my dream-style!

So they started out looking a little purple in color when I first found them… Not one hundred percent perfect for me, but I’m sure they were perfect for somebody else at one point in time! Continue reading

Get This Burlap Printable Set for Fall, for Free!

Gorgeous Burlap Printable Set for Fall, for Free!Have you started getting ready for fall yet?! I have… I just can’t help it! Fall is like, um, the most amazing decor season of all!

A few years ago, is when I actually created these three fall burlap printables. They have just been sitting idle on my computer, doing nothing, ever since then! I thought of them the other day and decided to try and track them down, and see if I still liked them… and I totally did! Continue reading

Modern Farmhouse Style Lighting for Less than $100

Modern Farmhouse Style Lighting for Less than $100

Lighting is the one main feature that every room needs, that is probably easier to buy than DIY most of the time… Good lighting is the key to setting the mood, and whether it’s task lighting or accent lighting, it can either make or break a room! I have put together a list of modern farmhouse style lighting, all for less than $100!

 

Is anyone still as in love with the modern farmhouse style as I am?! It’s been going strong for a while now, and if you had a chance to read Home Decor Style Trends; Design Experts Favourites written by Sam Franklin from A Happy Home In Holland, you might have noticed that a large majority of the bloggers, including myself, still had a thing for mixing farmhouse style into their current design trends!

 

That being said, I love to DIY as much farmhouse decor as I can! I have learned over the years though, that some times it can be more affordable to buy than to DIY. I recently published a post on really beautiful farmhouse decor that you can buy for all less than $25 dollars! (You can check out that post if you like, right here!) Continue reading

DIY Giant Patio Clock (Farmhouse Style)

Learn how to make your very own DIY Giant Patio Clock!

Have you noticed lately, that everyone’s clocks seem to be a lot bigger than they used to be?! They are huge these days, and in my opinion, just beautiful!

The only problem is, that they tend to be on the more expensive side… That’s why I decided to DIY my very own giant patio clock, out of an old tabletop!

This summer, I’ve really been trying to make my porch and patio the perfect outdoor family relaxation space…

My budget was pretty tight this year, so I pretty much tried to DIY just about everything that we needed out there, including my latest addition, my DIY Giant Patio Clock!

I had this old table sitting out in The Project Pile, that I had picked up on the side of the road for free, probably before I even had kids… Wow – that seems like forever ago!

The tabletop was in kind of rough shape, and was also the perfect size to hang right above my DIY Bench, so I decided to go for it! Continue reading

Gorgeous Farmhouse Decor for Less than $25

Gorgeous Farmhouse Decor for Less than $25!

Guess what! Farmhouse decor design style is still going strong! Whether you are a true lover of farmhouse decor, or not really that into it, chances are that you probably already own something of this style, perhaps without even realizing it…

 

I can’t say for sure, but I think that farmhouse is one of those classic design styles that is here to stay!

 

If you think about it, you can have a straight up farmhouse decor design style, or you can take this style and mix it with another… modern, classic, rustic, traditional, industrial, french, coastal… just about anything!

 

Farmhouse decor can sometimes be very expensive, so I often try to DIY it as much as I can. I often find original and authentic, old, rusty pieces, then clean them up and give them a fresh coat of paint, like this DIY Tin Wall Art, for example.

 

However, you can’t always DIY everything, and sometimes it is just easier and more cost effective to but the decor than make it! Continue reading

Design and Devise your Dream Outdoor Space on a Budget!

Design and Devise your Dream Outdoor Space on a Budget!

Today, I’m so excited to share my little summer living outdoor getaway, with you! Plus an entire blog hop full of other beautiful outdoor spaces, The Great Outdoor Living Event: Summer! (At the end of this post you can find all of my awesome fellow bloggers’ links to check out their amazing outdoor spaces too!)

This year, I decided that I really wanted to make our outdoor space the perfect family hangout spot! It took a lot of designing, and a little bit of devising in order to make this affordable, on my way-to-close to zero dollars budget… But, I think that I may have achieved exactly what I was going for! 

So let’s check it out, and you can let me know what you think!  Continue reading