DIY Hanging Planter Shelf

I am finally back from our two week long holiday! So sorry for the absense. It was really nice for us to spend some time as a family, relax and focus on other things for a little bit. To be honest, I was feeling really overwhelmed and uninspired for a bit leading up to our vacation. But it’s amazing what some time away from the hustle and bustle of life can do for the soul. We spent a lot of time near the ocean and mountains and I came home feeling like I could breath again! I have some catching up to do, but today I wanted to share with you this fun DIY Hanging Planter Shelf I did for Curbly while I was away! It’s such a fun way to display plants and get them off of the floor. For the full how-to, head on over to Curbly! Be sure to let me know what you all think! XOXO,...

Super Simple Painted Stool Makeover

Hey friends! Hope you have all been doing well. I know I’ve been cutting back on blogging these past few weeks! I’m just trying to figure somethings out around here and kind of find a rythm with all the changes going on lately! Including my new gig at Curbly!   Speaking of which, here is another fun DIY for you all to check out and give a try. It’s a SUPER SIMPLE Painted Stool Makeover – promise! Be sure to check it out here and let me know what you think!  XOXO,...

DIY Modern Heart Art

I’m back with a super simple way to add a graphic and bold statement to your space with very little supplies and without spending a ton of money! I love bold, black and white art for my home. It feels clean, minimal and fresh, no matter what surrounds it!  Materials Thick Card Stock Pencil Paint Paint Brush Frame Instructions 1. You may choose to create a small sample of what you want your finished design to look like and refer to it as you create your larger scale art. 2. Simply start by drawing out your design using a pencil. With your paint and paint brush, carefully paint over your pencil guide. Allow to dry completely.  3. Place in your frame, hang up and enjoy!  To be honest, I originally made this art piece for my home for Valentine’s Day and forgot to share it! But I love it so much, it’s still in the frame and on my wall! Goes to show that geometric hearts can still stand the test of time, especially when they are modern and bold! I would love to do another piece, but a little more current, so stay tuned! What do you think?!  XOXO,...

DIY Molded Plywood Light Fixture

It’s Friday and I am SO happy I made it to the end of this week! Life has been so busy (hence the absence lately), but I am incredibly thankful you are all still popping in to see the little projects I have been working on all over the web lately. Speaking of which, did you get a chance to check out our DIY Molded Plywood Light Fixture over on Curbly this week?  Joel and I love a good lighting DIY! This little guy now graces our dining room and has a similar aesthetic as our Brass Swing Lamp we did a couple years back.  But I just love the little touch of plywood that really creates a sculptural element to the whole piece – so, if you happy to check it out, be sure to let me know what you think?!  XOXO,...

DIY Faux Neon Cactus Light Using String Lights

Today I’m teaming up with Porch and a group of fabulous bloggers to share 7 Creative Ways to Decorate with String Lights! You know we all have them laying around somewhere and so I hope you find inspiration to put them to some good use!  I decided to create this trendy and fun faux neon cactus light for our home or even the patio area! Because I chose to use battery operated string lights, I don’t have to worry about placing it wherever a plug happens to be. And let’s be honest, it’s never convenient anyway! I love this playful addition to our space!  Materials Plywood Board (precut or you can simply cut to size using a table saw) Pencil Paint Nails Hammer String Lights Instructions 1. Sand your plywood board to get rid of any rough edges. Wipe clean. Using your pencil, sketch out your cactus.  2. Paint the outline of your cactus using a bright and vivid green. Allow to dry completely.  3. Begin hammering in your nails along the outline of your cactus, just enough to get the proper shape of your cactus.  4. Begin to wrap your string lights around the nails until you have full coverage – I used two packs of string lights.  5. Optional: Using a forester drill bit, you can drill a hole and then cut off the end halfway through the hole. This will allow the wires to be easily hidden and tucked behind the board.  7. Display and enjoy!  This would be a great little light for your patio area during those warm summer nights, a fun lighting option for the living room...

Layering Rugs With a Pop of Color

Each season, my living room always gets a little makeover! In the winter months, I love to keep the home looking simple and minimal. But now that we are well into summer,  I teamed up with Wayfair to bring some color and refresh the space a bit! I love introducing different elements into my living room – not only color, but texture as well! One simple way of introducing a textural element is by layering rugs. I decided to keep our neutral rug in the space as the base, but balance it out by adding this gorgeous Ivory and Navy Contemporary Rug to overlap the two. It makes a great statement as soon as you walk into the room and I think it really brings out the other complimentary colors now too.   To me, blue is the perfect choice when first introducing color into your home if you aren’t as brave as most. It’s also playing it a bit more safe if you aren’t too sure you want to commit with a color you might not love in a few months. Don’t worry, blue is still vibrant, fresh and fun. But it also acts as a neutral when you want it to be, depending on the other accent colors in the space. Take for example our Boomerang Table – those florescent pink legs REALLY pop out now with the two colors side by side! Don’t you think?  I am so pleased with this new addition, it definitely breaths new life into this space! What color has you ready for summer?!  XOXO,...

DIY Modern Planter from a Wooden Salad Bowl

I’m all about creating unique planters for the jungle that’s growing in my house lately! And this is probably the simplest one yet – a DIY Modern Planter from a Wooden Salad Bowl. Yes, a salad bowl.  If you are all about repurposing items and thrifting, then be sure to head to Curbly for the full how-to tutorial and let me know what you think!!  XOXO,...

DIY Minimal Geometric Clock

With Father’s Day just around the corner, we are thinking of ways to create handmade pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind for all those dads out there. Like this DIY Minimal Geometric Clock, which is just one of those ‘timeless’ gifts that last year after year. (Did you catch that?!) So, if you are feeling a little stumped, have no fear! Head on over to The Land of Nod‘s blog today, Honest to Nod, for the full how-to and be sure to come back and let me know what you think!  XOXO,...

Playful Patio Makeover

Hello hello! Hope you are as excited as I am for the summer issue of Merry Mag, full of amazing inspiration from a handful of very talented bloggers! Last week, I shared a sneak peek and today I’m all about showing off our new and improved playful patio makeover! I feel so very lucky to have teamed up with The Land of Nod to give our plain patio a pretty makeover! I really wanted our outdoor space to be a happy and bright sanctuary for our family to enjoy together. LON pieces are so versatile and great for literally every space in the home, including outside! They are always on trend and have plenty to choose from. When working on a little space like this (or any space for that matter) I always start from the ground up. The foundation of my design has to set a strong tone for the rest of the pieces to rely on. I went with the Half Shell Scallop Rug in Turquoise! It had a great pattern that wasn’t too masculine or feminine and the color was so peaceful to me. Next, I brought in our main furniture pieces. Since this area would be more for lounging and relaxing, I brought in four vintage chairs that we thrifted for $2 each – not bad, right? I also added this solid Square Up Stool in Mint for displaying our Cacti collection or for when we just want to put our feet up to read or chill. I also brought in this fabulous Faux-Leather Gold Pouf to use as table/ottoman or just an extra seat if need be!...
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