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Thrift Store Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!

Welcome to our monthly thrift store challenge hosted by Emily at Le Cultivateur and Tara at stilettos and shiplap . Be sure to scroll to the bottom and check out all of these awesome finds!!!

Each of us will bring you items that we scored while thrifting or on marketplace.

This month I was super excited because I finally found a large coffee table on marketplace. BUUUUTTTTT, my paint hasn’t come in and no way I’m adding it as is to the living room.

Look at the pretty legs on her and the unique paint colors and textures (she’s taking a lot of sanding!).

So plan B… is there something that you always grab while thrifting, no matter how many you already own?

Btw you can SHOP MY HOME HERE .

For me I always pick up good priced doilies. Have y’all seen people display a wooden embroidery hoop with a doily? I had a small hoop from my attempt at an embroidery piece and figured I would give it a shot.

It’s super easy and I will for sure make a large one soon!

Take your hoop apart and lay your doily in between each ring with the large one on the bottom. Then place the center hoop on top and tighten the ring up. You may have to pull each corner of the doily to tighten it up a bit.

Now use a piece of twine or jute rope and attach a hanger for the piece (or if you want to hang it with a nail then skip this step).

How easy is this?


Here is another easy way to spruce up a thrift store find.

This is a quilting piece that I found for $5 at a yard sale that our hospital hosted.

I love the rustic swatches and figured it would be great for fall, but I wanted to brighten it up a bit. I used this milk paint and painted the border and frame. I then broke the glass in true Danya fashion!! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

What do y’all think? It’s a huge piece for $5!

I plan on hanging it along our stairs.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Don’t forget to scroll all the way down and check out everyone’s awesome finds!

If you decide to give this a try, tag me on IG or FB so I can share! Be sure to give me a follow here and on InstagramFacebook, and Pinterest for more projects 😘.

❤️Danya


Thrifted Fall Mantle

Ironstone Thrifted Finds

DIY Vintage Pottery Vases

https://www.thehousehouse.com/trash-to-treasure/trash-to-treasure-console-table

Thrift Store Challenge:”Vintage” French Mirror

DIY colorful table lamp


https://lecultivateur.com/2020/08/31/thrifted-treasure-vintage-dresser-beautified/

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Fall DIY Blog Hop

Wow!! Happy September! How is it September y’all? Seems like the summer ran right past me!

I love fall decor, but I’m so sad to see summer come to an end (it’s my fave if you can’t tell).

Welcome to our Blog Hop Hosted by my sweet friend Terrie at Decorate and More with Tip.

In honor of all things pumpkin we will each be bringing you a Fall DIY! Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom and check out all of my sweet friends fall projects!

If your coming here from Pretty DIY Home, welcome and thanks for stopping by 🥰


Honestly, my pumpkins and pretty fall decorations are still in the attic.

What about y’all? Have y’all broke out your pumpkins? I think this weekend I’m going to start my fall decorating.

For my Fall DIY, I’m going to show y’all 3 easy projects. One of them is fall-ish!


Fall Banner

I love simple banners and am going to make a vintage one using tea stained paper.

Items Needed:

  • Card stock
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Clothes pins
  • Jute rope
  • Tea bags
  • Oven

I started by searching the internet for some simple fall images.

I searched for black and white sunflowers and hydrangeas. Once I found the images that I liked, I printed 2 of each. Prior to printing I changed my settings to 2 on each page so they would be the size I wanted.

I would recommend printing them on regular paper first, to ensure they are the right layout. I then went to word and created the word FALL in word art and then printed this as well. If I do this again I’ll make my letters pop more.

After I printed out what I wanted on my banner, I then cut everything to the appropriate size.

Now it’s time to tea stain the paper. Steep your tea as usual (boil water, add bags, cover). I used a container wide enough to fit my paper for steeping the tea. I then added my paper and opened up one of the bags and sprinkled the tea on each sheet. Be sure all of the sheets get saturated.

After each page was saturated with the tea I hung them up so the excess water would drip off. I only did this for about three or four minutes. Now set your oven for 375. Lay each sheet of paper on a cookie sheet and bake for around 5 to 10 minutes. Be sure to keep a good eye on them. Once the paper is dry then the process is complete.

Now measure where you want your banner to hang and cut your jute rope.

Clip each banner piece to the rope using your clothes pins.


Hydrangea Wreath

This was not my favorite project. What I envisioned was so much prettier than my outcome. Lol. I ended up taking it apart and redoing it.

My limelite hydrangea shrubs have been overflowing with hydrangeas! Now that I have the drying process down I decided to try my hangs at a wreath using them.

Items Needed:

  • Grapevine wreath
  • Floral wire
  • Glue gun
  • Dried Hydrangeas
  • Something to lay this on to catch the huge mess your about to make 🤣
  • Scissors
  • Floral filler

The amount of hydrangea you will need depends on the fullness you want on your wreath and if you want to fill the entire wreath or just one side of it. I think after I made the first one I realized I prefer wreaths with only one side full of flowers.

I always start by laying out how I want my wreath to look. Then move everything off the wreath and add your floral wire about 3-4 inches apart. Lay several stems on the wreath and twist the wire tight. Continue until you have it all filled in. I then use my glue gun and lift some of the flowers and glue them down.

Not the best picture, but even after I took the sunflowers out I didn’t like it.

I then took everything off of one side, added more hydrangeas, a few red flowers, the “hey y’all” wood words, and then a bow.

I’m still not sure I LOVE it, but it was super inexpensive so it will do for now.

Now, I need more hydrangeas to dry out so I can make a second one and get them on our double doors.


Olive Branch Topiary

I’m going to give you the basics for this, but for full instructions on the topiary click HERE and for full instructions on aging your terra cotta pots click HERE.

Items needed:

  • Terra cotta pots
  • 2 Olive branch stems 26″ per pot
  • Styrofoam Foam ball
  • Tacky glue
  • Moss
  • Kabob stick
  • Twine

Glue the ball down in the bottom of the pot. Stick the olive branch stems and the kabob stick into the center of the ball. I took mine back out and added glue to the hole and then placed them back in. Tie the kabob stick to the olive branch stems. Then add moss to the top or the pot.


THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY!! DON’T FORGET TO SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN AND CHECK OUT EVERYONE’S AWESOME Projects!

If you decide to give this a try, tag me on IG or FB so I can share! Be sure to give me a follow here and on InstagramFacebook, and Pinterest for more projects 

❤️❤️Danya


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Corbel Peg Rail Shelf

Hello friends!

If you had a chance to check out my recent peg rail post then you know I had plans to add to it. When I purchased the wood for the peg rail shelf I bought the wrong size wood!! Instead of delaying the rail we went ahead and built the rail and then added the shelf.

I love how it turned out and want them all over the house now. Lol.

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Here are the instructions for the peg rail shelf. My photos may vary a bit from the instructions since my project was a bit different.

Items needed:

  • 1 x 6 8 ft common pine
  • 1 x 4 8 for common pine (I accidentally bought a 1 x 3 so now I have 2- 1 x 3’s under the shelf)
  • 1″ dowel rod 6 ft
  • Corbels (I found a 2 pack for $25 HERE)
  • Miter saw
  • Sand paper / pad 120 grt
  • Nail gun
  • Wood glue
  • Caulk
  • Paint and paint brush
  • Drill and 1″ paddle bit
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure

Cuts

    Dowel rod, 17- 4″ pieces for pegs
    1 x 4- 7′
    1 x 6- 7′ 3″

RAIL

Cut 17 pegs 4″ in length. This should give you a spacing of 5″ apart.

First you need to mark your board and use the paddle bit to make your peg holes.

Take your 1 x 4 and mark the center of the board at 42″. I went 1 1/2″ from the top. Using your pencil mark at 42″ and 1 1/2″ down and then go left and right of center marking 5″ apart. You should end up with 17 marks.

Use your paddle bit and drill your peg holes.

You will now need to lightly sand your pegs and peg holes.

Using your wood glue add your pegs to each hole (we ended up not using glue for this because the fit was tight and the paint helped hold them in place).

PAINT

Go ahead and paint everything before you start putting it together. Or you can do it after it’s hanging BUT I’m super messy and this would be a disaster 😭!

SHELF

You can either attach your shelf to the peg rail now or hang your rail and attach the shelf to it while hanging (I honestly think it easier to hang the rail first).

Mark the center of your 1 x 6 and the center of your rail.

Using your nail gun attach the shelf to the rail.

HANG

We used the nail gun and hung the peg rail shelf and then added the corbels to each side and nailed them in place.

I then used my white caulk and caulked any gaps and then touched up my paint.

There you go! You now have a beautiful corbel peg rail shelf for less than $40.

Ignore my daughter making a Tik Tok 🤣🤣

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

If you decide to give this a try, tag me on IG or FB so I can share! Be sure to give me a follow here and on InstagramFacebook, and Pinterest for more projects 😘.

❤️Danya

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Monthly Blog Hop- Dowel Rod

Happy August Everyone!!!

Where did summer go? I have no clue how it’s almost over. Anyone else feel like this? As much as I love fall decor…. I’m not ready to give up on summer just yet! What about y’all?

Who’s on the I’m sticking with summer until the end team and who’s team fall? I have a feeling I’ll be on the losing team with team summer 🤣!

➡️➡️Welcome to our Blog Hop Hosted by my sweet friend Terrie at Decorate and More with Tip.

⚠️Don’t forget to scroll to the end of this post and check out all of my amazing blogging friends projects!TO SHOP MY HOME and for great Fashion deals follow me HERE!!

For my project I set out to make a peg rail shelf for my shiplap wall. I accidentally picked up the wrong size wood for the rail 💁🏻‍♀️, so I ended up just making a peg rail. I still love it and it was very easy to make, BUT I’ll for sure be adding an additional piece of wood and shelf to it soon. 

Save now, read later!!!!


Items Need:

  • 1” dowel rod 6ft long (the length you need with be determination by how many pegs you are adding)
  • 1×3 8ft board
  • Wood glue
  • Sand paper ~120’grit
  • Nail gun with finishing nails (or hammer and nails if your don’t have a nail gun)
  • Drill
  • 1” Paddle bit for drill (to make 1” holes on rail)
  • Paint
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure

Cuts:

  • Dowel rod 17- 4” pegs (for 5” apart spacing)
  • 1×3 7’


First

Make all of you cuts as listed above. For my peg rail I’m using a 1” dowel rod and cut 4” pegs that will be 5” apart.

I used the miter saw to make the cuts, but be really careful since they are short cuts and they tend to roll while you are trying to cut! We don’t need anyone losing a finger!!!

Next

Use your sand paper or sanding pad and sand your board and pegs

Next

Find center of peg of your board. Mine is 84” long so center is 42” (I like simple number and none of that… 3 lines past 42 🤣)Mark the center of your board at 42” and 1 1/2” down.

I didn’t center my pegs in the middle of the board just in case I want to come back in later and add a small shelf above my rail.Once you find the middle of your board go left of center and then right of center marking all of your spots where the pegs will go.

Next

Use your paddle bit and drill and make all of the holes on your board for your pegs using your marks.Sand the edges of each hole.Add your pegs to each hole. You can use your wood glue for this. We actually didn’t use any glue because they fit pretty tight and don’t have plans to have anything heavy on the pegs. Also, your paint will help hold them in place.Now paint you board and pegs.

Last

Hang your peg rail. We used our nail gun for this but you could just use a hammer and nails.>>>> If you want to add a shelf over your peg rail (which I plan to do soon) instead of a 1×3 board for the rail use a 1 x 4 and then for your shelf use a 1×6 cut at 7’1″ (overhang 1/2” on each end).Isn’t it super cute? And it was so easy!!!

Don’t forget to keep scrolling for more inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

If you decide to give this a try, tag me on IG or FB so I can share!Be sure to give me a follow here and on InstagramFacebook, and Pinterest for more projects 😘.

❤️Danya


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Blog Hop- Christmas in July

Hello everyone!

Can you believe July is almost over?

Time has been flying by for me!

Welcome to our Blog Hop Hosted by my sweet friend Terrie at Decorate and More with Tip.

Our theme this month is Christmas in July. We were each challenge to make something related to Christmas!

I don’t know about y’all, but it’s hard to think about Christmas when it feels like 150° outside!

We were hanging shiplap in our bedroom so this seemed like the perfect time to make a shiplap Christmas tree box.

⚠️Don’t forget to scroll to the end of this post and check out all of my amazing blogging friends projects!

If you are coming here from B4 and Afters page, thank you! I can’t wait to head over and check out her Christmas in July blog post! Did y’all see her adorable pine cone trees? Super cute!

Anywhoo… let’s get our the power tools and see what I can mess up 😂!

BTW for my favorite power tool and other finds click HERE! There is a great deal right now for a drill and impact for $99! Sayyyyyy what!

Items used:

  • Nail gun with finishing nails
  • Tape measure
  • Square
  • Pencil
  • 2- 2×2 8ft each (we used pine left over from making our farmhouse table)
  • 2- 8 ft pieces of Shiplap (we used left over tongue and groove OR you can have the hardware store rip plywood for you).
  • Laser jet printer

Cuts:

2×2’s

  • 4- 18″
  • 4- 19 1/8″
  • 4- 9 3/4

Shiplap (ours is 6″ wide)

  • Measure your box once done and make your cuts from that.

Cost:

Zero for us since everything was left over from other projects.

FIRST

Measure your tree stand to make sure your box will easily fit around your tree. Our stand is 23″ x 23″.

If your tree measures the same then follow the cuts listed above for your lumber.

NEXT

Now that you have all of your cuts start with the pine.

You’re going to make two Squares and then use the shorter pieces between the two  squares to make a box. This is how you will attach the shiplap.

Use the longer pieces on the top and bottom and the shorter pieces on each side. Also don’t forget to use your square to make sure it’s all straight.

Now listen… I’m a girl and don’t speak in lumber language so be nice and don’t be too judge-E of my instructions!

And while we’re on the subject.. why do they call a triangle a square? I know it’s used to keep things square, BUT ITS A TRIANGLE!

Nail these pieces together.

Repeat the same process and make a second square.

NEXT

Using your 9 3/4″ pieces use them between each square in each corner making a box.

NEXT

Now it’s time to attach your shiplap. We had to rip 4 of these pieces with the table saw to get it to fit right.

LAST

Now it’s time to add your words. This is the first time I have done this process and I for sure would have went larger!

Also be sure you have a laser printer.

I used word and wrote our what I want it to say. Then when I went to print it I reversed everything. For me it was tricky finding this setting. It’s under your print options and there is a box that says reverse.

Print and then lay it out on your wood. You can use an u sharpened pencil for this, but I used a paint can opener and this worked good.

Just go back and forth over each word and your ink will transfer to your wood.

I had a little mess up with it at first and had to start over so mine is a little messy 🤦🏻‍♀️.

Don’t forget to keep scrolling and for more Christmas in July inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

If you decide to give this a try, tag me on IG or FB so I can share!

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Farmhouse Outdoor Table and Benches

Farmhouse Outdoor Table and Benches

Hey, hey everyone! We have had an iron outdoor patio set for many years, which is super sturdy and great, but REALLY doesn’t match my style!

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Welcome to our monthly blog hop hosted by my friend Terrie at Decorate and More by Tip!

This month we are each doing a DIY on something for Summer! This seemed like the perfect opportunity to upgrade out patio table. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom and check out everyone else’s fun summer DIY’s!

If your coming over from Liberty’s blog b4 and afters, welcome 🙂

 

Old Table

I saw what looked like an easy DIY on Ana White’s blog. If you love DIY wood working projects you seriously need to check her out! Click Here to see her plans that I followed.

I set out to try this project on my own, but Mr. A Vintage Flare Farmhouse was feeling extra sweet and assisted. OKAY, OKAY I assisted him! But, the point is he did it so I cant take credit, lol! He made it look super easy and did the table and 2 benches from start to finish in 2-3 hours!


Supplies Needed for Table and 2 Benches:

  • 2×4
    • 12, 8 ft long boards (6 are for the benches)
    • 2×6
  • 6, 8 ft long boards
    • 2, 12 ft long boards to be cut in 1/2 (these are for the benches, or 4 more 8 ft long and you will have to cut them down to 6ft)
  • Self tapping wood screws
  • Tape Measure
  • Miter Saw
  • Optional Nail Gun (we used this and then went back with the screws)
  • Palm sander (click here for my fave)
  • Stain of choice. I used medium walnut Danish oil
  • Cloth to apply stain / oil

Cuts to be made

Table Cut List
  • 8 – 2×4 @ 28-1/2″ – end leg sets
  • 2 – 2×4 @ 75-1/2″ – side aprons
  • 1 – 2×4 @ 80″ – bottom stretcher
  • 2 – 2×4 @ 25-1/2″ (middle support)
  • 6 – 2×6 @ 92-5/8″ (tabletop boards)
Bench Cut List
  • 2 – 2×4 @ 66″ – long aprons
  • 4 – 2×4 @ 16-1/2″ – legs
  • 4 – 2×4 @ 7-1/2″ – end aprons and stretcher
  • 1 – 2×4 @ 4-1/2″ – middle

Here We Go…

>>The steps for the benches are very similar to the steps for the table.

Click on the link at the bottom of this post for more detailed information on the cuts used for each step.

Before you start reading…..

YES, I know my pics are for the benches, but its the same steps as for the table.

I was busy being a helper for the table and didn’t get pics, sorry 🤦🏻‍♀️!!

Cuts to be used for each step ARE FOR THE TABLE (even though pics are the bench)!

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First, you will build each end of the table (Legs)

You will do this using the 2×4- 28 1/2 cuts, 4 of them. For the bottom leave 3 1/3 inches for the legs. We used wood that was left over to raise the middle pieces up until we got it nailed.

Now add the tables side aprons to each side from end to end.

Use 2 of your 75 1/2 cuts to attach each end. You can turn the legs upside down for this or use a helper.

Now the bottom stretcher (bottom middle from end to end) this will overhang 3/4″ on each side

Now use your 80″ for the bottom middle piece. It will overhang 3/4″ on each side

Sooooo… the benches do not have bottom stretchers therefore no pictures of this step!

You can see in the pic below the bottom stretcher and YAY it’s a pic of the table!

Next, is the middle support piece, 1 on each side of center.

For this we used 2 of the 25 1/2 pieces and placed them on each side of center. We did it this way so we could add our umbrella to the center of the table.

 

Finally, its time to attach your tabletop pieces.

These will overhang by 7 1/16 on each end. Find center and place a 6 ft 2×6 on each side of center.

 

Hubby added a hole in the middle of the table for our umbrella.

BAM! Sounds easy enough right! Now you have a farmhouse table! Click below for the detailed instructions on the 2 benches!

Now to sand and stain!

I seriously HATE sanding! Have I ever mentioned that before? Use your palm sander and lightly sand your table and benches. I sanded the seats and tabletop a little heavier that the rest. Lets face it… who wants a splinter in their leg or hand or worse…

I used our leaf blower and blew off the sawdust and then a damp cloth and wiped it down good.

After this dries stain and seal!

 

 

Now listen friends… Ana White is the real expert in this so check out her blog for full instructions and photos!

Ana White Beginner Farm Table

Ana White Farm Table Benches

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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Danya


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aged Terra Cotta Pots

I have seen so many gorgeous aged terra cotta pots all over Instagram and Pinterest,  I figure it’s time to give it a try.

🔥PIN NOW READ LATER🔥

I mean who has the time to let them naturally age? Wonder how long that even takes?

I have done 3 different variations of the aged pots.

The process is a bit messy (which is great since I’m super good at messy!)!

Let me know which one y’all like the best!

ITEMS USED:

  • Terra cotta pots
  • Pre-mixed concrete patch
  • Sanding pad
  • Grey or black paint
  • Baking soda
  • Clear spray on sealer
  • Gloves

CLICK HERE FOR PRODUCTS

OPTION 1

This option has the most steps, but is my favorite look!

✔️I started by spreading the concrete patch mix on the pot. This gives your pot a nice texture.

You could also use a joint compound or Spackle, but I’m not sure you would have the same texture in the end. I mainly used the concrete patch because I had some left over. 

Spread it on (wear your gloves or you may have some messy hands) and let it dry. Be sure not to leave it too globed or your going to have to work a little harder at sanding!

✔️After it dries use a piece of sand paper and smooth down your raised areas.

✔️Use some outdoor paint (grey or black or really any color you prefer) and lightly paint here and there on the pot.

Let dry

✔️Mix baking soda and water. I don’t really think that the mixing ratio is super important because the baking soda will settle at the bottom and you will use this part to spread on the pots.

I tried dipping the pot in the mixture, but it worked best when I grabbed some of the wet baking soda and rubbed it on the pot. USE GLOVES because it can burn your skin.

Let dry

After it dries use your hands and rub off any excess baking soda. It will flake right off. I also rubbed off any that ran inside of the pot.

✔️Spray with a clear sealer

OPTION 2

You will do all of the above steps, but omit the paint!

Concrete patch, dry, sand.

Baking soda, dry, wipe off

Spray with clear coat.

OPTION 3

For this look leave off the concrete patch AND the paint.

Baking soda, dry, wipe off

Spray with clear coat.

 

Which one is your fave of the 3?

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

If you decide to give this a try, tag me on IG or FB so I can share!

Be sure to give me a follow here and on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for more projects 😘.

Danya

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Acid Stained Concrete

Hey guys! Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my step by step instruction on how to DIY acid stain your concrete!

We have stained concrete inside of our home so now it’s time to add some outside! There are so many colors and options for staining your concrete! Inside we score the concrete which make it look like 12×12 stone. In another area we used a stencil and added a large R to our entryway. At some point I will do a tutorial on staining new indoor concrete. You can check out the inside of our home by clicking here🏠!

When we were building our house clumsy me spilled a brand new container of wood stain on the back porch. I was staining the wood planks on the ceiling and… Oops!!!

So right off the bat we had ugly brown blotches on the back porch. We thought about adding a stone such as skate, but staining it is the easiest and most affordable fix.

WARNING⚠️ Acid staining process will vary depending on your concrete finish, age of the concrete, and build up! If you are planning on staining your concrete using this tutorial, I would recommend testing the stain on a small hidden area first. You will also get different variations depending on the brand of stain you use. I have used different stains and have found that majority of them have the same results. Please take the time to research acid stain and watch other tutorials prior to performing.⚠️

💕You can check out the video of this process by clicking here!

Here is the porch before applying the stain.

CLEAN AND COVER

➡️Cleaning your concrete is probably one of the most important steps. Even brand new concrete it is essential to thoroughly clean it prior to applying the stain. You can rent equipment at your local hardware stores such as Home Depot or Lowe’s. For this project I am using our pressure washer with surface attachment . I first applied concrete cleaner. I then went over the patio twice with the surface attachment. This attachment is super easy to use. Then I applied concrete cleaner one last time and use the pressure washer with the nozzle attached. After that I allowed 24 hours for the concrete to dry.

You can find this surface attachment by clicking HERE

Now cover your siding or if you are working inside your baseboard and walls. You can use brown paper or plastic to do this. I used brown paper and blue painters tape.

❗️❗️A couple of important points:

  • Ensure your product is an acid stain or etching stain. NOT A PAINT
  • Ensure that your concrete is clean and dry
  • Allow 24 hours between coats
  • Do not allow anyone to walk on the area until thoroughly dry! This includes each step listed below!!! ❗️❗️

STAIN

Using your sprayer mix the stain according to specifications. Several of the stains are a 1:1 mixture of stain and water. Read your products label carefully. Using a measuring cup mix according to your product specifications.

⚠️MAKE SURE YOUR SPRAYER IS NOT SET ON STREAM and is on wide spray. If your nozzle is set on stream you will have lines of stain! Which you DO NOT WANT! Believe it or not I have seen someone do this and the end results were not good! 🤦🏻‍♀️

This is the brand I used for the porch.

➡️Evenly apply the stain using the wide spray setting. Look back over your first coat and add more stain to areas that don’t appear well covered.

Allow 24 hours to dry.

I know, I know, it looks brown and blotchy. But, this is just the color that you can see while the chemical process is occurring.

AFTER IT DRIES…. You can wet a small area to see how it will look. The color when the floor is wet is close to the color your floor will be after you have sealed it.

Water will not hurt the stain because the acid is soaking into the concrete and chemically reacting with it, but do not use a cleaner or soap. Again READ YOUR PRODUCTS LABLE.

I wanted my stain darker so I applied a second coat.

Again…. allow 24 hours to dry.

After you have achieved the desired color then you will need to rinse the product off. Some labels will use a buffer such as baking powder to stop the chemical reaction. I used baking soda and again used the wand and pressure washer.

SEAL AND POLISH

Make sure you are happy with the color before you seal it.

Remember when the floor is wet that is close to how it will look once sealed.

Take down all of your paper before you seal it and make sure you the stain is around the edges. You can always use a sponge and apply more stain in small areas that you may have missed.

➡️Use a roller and pour out the sealer and roll it.

Allow 24 hours to dry.

➡️Now for polish… the polish will give your floor the wet look if that’s what you are wanting. This is also the step that makes the floor a little slick! This step IS NOT REQUIRED, but it’s my fave! You can apply 2-3 coats until the desired look is achieved.

Read the manufacturers label on your product for full instructions. You simply mop the polish on and allow up to 4 hours to dry between coats.

There are several steps to this process, but overall it’s easy. To keep the wet look, you will need to apply the polish around every 3-6 months depending on traffic.

Again thanks so much for stopping by!!

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Dresser Makeover

Quarantine Upcycle Challenge: Dresser Makeover

Hello friends! Welcome to our monthly blog hop hosted by Emily at Le Cultivateur and Tara at stilettos and shiplap .

This month we will each show you something we have given a makeover. We each took something we already had (pre-quarantine) and are giving it a new look.

Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom and check out everyone else’s projects!

This month I am showing you a simple furniture redo. Well simple for me since my projects are typically a disaster 😂😂. You can see what I mean by checking out my shelf redo and my Buffett mess.

Here is a before shot of the dresser that I found on marketplace for $35 back before COVID hit. I am redoing my grandsons room and needed a place to store his clothes and a few of his toys.

I honestly search marketplace several times a week, but I typically miss the good stuff. This one was listed with my Buffett so I was able to get both pieces for $70!

If you can find real wood pieces for those prices that’s a great buy in my book!

We also found him a daybed on amazon that is super affordable (I’ll show y’all the final room once we get a mattress and bedding).

You can check out the bed here.

SANDING

The thing I usually hate most is sanding. First I remove all of the hardware and clean the furniture with either diluted bleach or a soapy rag.

I knew my plan for the dresser was to use chalk paint so thank God there wasn’t much sanding to do! I just lightly sanded any rough spots and corners.

Here is a link to my favorite sander! It’s a palm sander and is so easy to use (and is less that $60 🙌🏽). You can also find the chalk paint that I used by clicking HERE. Chalk paint is by far the easiest paint to use in my none expert opinion! It will cover almost anything.

CRACKLE / CHIPPY

After I lightly sanded the dresser and cleaned it I applied a coat of crackle glaze. This is what gives this piece the chippy look without sanded or working hard for it (remember I hate sanding!).

I applied a coat to the entire piece and then let it set for around 45 min. You want the glaze to have a tacky feeling to it before you apply your paint.

PAINT

Now that my glaze has a tacky feel I applied one coat of my fave chalk paint.

THATS IT! I have been amazed with this glaze. Usually it’s pretty difficult to get that chippy look. But with this glaze it’s crazy easy!!

HARDWARE

I cleaned up the hardware and reapplied what I had. The dresser was missing 2 handles so I used some inexpensive faux crystal balls for those pieces.

All Finished!!

Can y’all guess the bedroom theme? 🤔

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

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https://throughavintagedoor.com/quarantine_upcycycle_challenge_painted_suitcase/

 

https://www.thehousehouse.com/upcycling/quarantine-upcycle-challenge

Quarantine Upcycle Challenge: Crib to Patio Bench

DIY Slat Wall: Closet Makeover

Quarantine upcycling challenge – from bunk beds to day bed

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Mantle Decor

Mantle Decor

Hello everyone and welcome to our blog hop hosted by Terrie at Decorate and More with Tip.

Don’t forget to scroll to the end of this post and check out all of my amazing blogging friends and se how they styled their mantles!

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This month everyone is sharing how they decorate their fireplaces and mantles. I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to share with y’all how you can transform your TV into any piece of art that you desire.

Who else has their TV on their fireplace mantle?

I am always envious of those that are able to style their mantle without this huge black TV screen messing it up. BUT lets face it… I’m not the only one who lives in our house and occasionally my hubby wins a decorating battle.

I have a couple of tricks that I am going to share with you on how I work around the TV and still get stylish pictures.

Be sure to scroll to the bottom and check out all of the other great ideas!

If you are coming to be from Shea at Sweet Southern Blog thank you. I love Shea’s blog and all of her amazing projects and ideas. Isn’t her shiplap gorgeous?!

Click HERE to shop my home!

 

Styling Your Fireplace

How to style your fireplace?

This really depends on your fireplace and your style. If you have a beautiful all white fireplace then you are safe to fill up your hearth and mantle with lots of fun things!

Fireplace Photo Credit: Pinterest

We went with a rock fireplace to match the rock on the outside of our house. I do wish I had designed it a little better to lighten the room up more, but there’s no going back now. If I had it to do over I would keep the same rock below the mantle and have shiplap above the mantle. This would for sure lighten up our room.

Since our fireplace is more colorful and dark, I keep my décor very simple. I prefer not to take away from the beauty of our rock and I don’t want to have a cluttered look. Therefore, I will usually place a large item on each side of the fireplace, and a few taller pieces on each side of the TV, and then add a simple garland. Also, during the winter we get a lot of use out of the fireplace so we have to be careful not to place items too close to the fire.

Hiding / Styling your TV

How to keep your TV and still get that stylish picture for instagram, pinterest, facebook, etc..

There are 2 things that I have done that are super easy!

The first one is just as simple as sitting a piece of art in front of the TV. Any large art piece that is thin enough to sit on the mantle.

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The next way I hide my TV is by not hiding it, but using it! YEP!  I use it to my advantage.

Do you have a smart TV or an apple TV? Those are the only products I am familiar with, but I am sure there are a ton of other devices you can use.

I will either use my apple TV and go to YouTube and type in what I am looking for such as “Spring Scene” or “Winter Scene”. Then you have a gorgeous picture right there to complement you own photo.

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You can also mirror your phone a screen. With an iPhone swipe up on the bottom of your screen. The same place you would go to for your brightness, airplane mode, etc… There is a button there that says screen mirror and then I just choose apple TV. Then I can mirror whatever I see on my phone to the TV. Now with some photos you may have to pinch in on your photo to get the picture where you want it.

Now for this you will have to use another phone to take your stylish picture because your phone is mirrored to the TV. Easy enough, borrow hubbies….. if he wants to keep the TV, Right?

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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LITTLE BUT MIGHTY REDO

Little But Mighty Cabinet Redo

This little shelf may seem little, but man it was a HUGE redo!

Do y’all ever have those projects? You start out thinking oh this is going to be an easy breezy redo…. NOPE!

This little shelf was given to us years ago and was in our daughters room for YEARS.

She has had layer after layer after layer of paint! Eventually she lived in our garage and was used for shoes.

Recently we added 2 “shoes shelves” to the garage and I thought this would be the perfect shelf for my grandson to use in his room here.

Well… over a week later she is finished. I’m still not in love with the end result, but it will be perfect for storing his books.

Here we go…

Items used (it’s a lot🤦🏻‍♀️):

  1. Stripper
  2. Plastic wrap
  3. Scrapper
  4. Mineral spirits
  5. Spray bottle with 1/2 water and 1/2 bleach
  6. Sander
  7. Old rags
  8. Stain of choice
  9. Crackle glaze
  10. Paint of choice
  11. Paint brush
  12. Antique wax
  13. Sealer
  14. Glue gun or wood glue
  15. Book pages

 

Click HERE for the products

Stripper

I first started the stripping process. The first stripper I use was good for nothing EXCEPT burning my skin with the splatters from it. I then switched strippers and covered it with plastic wrap. After doing this 3 times and leaving it for 24 hours each time this was SO MUCH EASIER!

Apply stripper, cover with plastic wrap, leave 24 hours. Remove wrap and use your scrapper to loosen paint. Once you loosen up the paint by scrapping repeat the process. Now repeat the process one last time.

Now wipe the cabinet down with mineral spirits using an old rag/cloth.

(Don’t use the stripper in this picture!!)

Click HERE for the stripper to use!

Sand

I use a palm sander and love it. I used a higher grit (80) for this project.

Just smooth the wood edges and remove any left over paint with the sander.

Once I’ve finished sanding I sprayed the entire piece down with bleach water and left it for a couple hours. I then sprayed it again and gave it a good wipe down.

Stain

I used 2 different stains and honestly I didn’t need to do this. I was thinking the different stain colors would show through the crackles but it really didn’t. I am starting on a new project today using the same crackle product and for this one I’m only using a dark stain all over.

Basically whatever staining process you want to use.. go for it. You will only see peeks of the stain come through the crackled paint.

Crackle

Apply the crackle product all over using a paint brush and going the same direction with each stroke.

Let this sit for around 45 minutes (until it’s tacky).

Paint

After your crackle is tacky now you can paint. Apply the paint the same direction as you applied the crackle glaze.

This product is pretty awesome. You can see the crackle almost immediately.

Click HERE for products used.

Except for the glaze…. click HERE for the GLAZE!

Book Pages

This was a bit of a disaster 🤣! Basically to make a SUPER LONG process short… I first used mod podge and applied the book pages… HATED IT… attempted for 3 days to remove the pages. Finally gave up and used my glue gun and added different book pages.

My best advise for this is NEVER use mod podge and book pages unless you are sure that’s what you want 🤣🤣!

⬆️⬆️HATED THIS ⬆️⬆️

Antiquing wax

Apply the wax with a dry cloth working it into the cracked and then wipe off with wet cloth.

Overall I will for sure be using the crackle product again and I may venture into lining a shelf with book pages in the future, but I will make 110% sure it’s what I want! Also finding the right stripper will speed future products up tremendously!

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THRIFT STORE CHALLENGE- Wood Window Refresh

Wood Window refresh with succulent antiqued prints!

Welcome to our monthly thrift store challenge hosted by Emily at Le Cultivateur and Tara at stilettos and shiplap .

Hello sweet friends and happy March! Spring is officially here (although it’s decided to stay kind of cool around here) and with that there have been several projects going on over at the Robertson’s! I decided to try to give my wood window an easy refresh.

My idea sounds easy enough, but I never know how things will turn out until I try them.

I purchased this wood window a few years ago at a local thrift store. So not many supplies were needed to spruce it up.

Supplies needed:

  • Card stock paper
  • Tea
  • Cookie sheet for baking your paper in the oven
  • Succulent print
  • Glue gun
  • Tacky glue
  • Scissors

I have tea stained paper in the past, but this time I did it a little different. The last time I stained the paper first and then fed it through the printer. This time I did the opposite and printed first and then tea stained. Click HERE for the full tea staining process.

I found some free succulent prints by searching google. You can click HERE for the ones I used. I am in no way affiliated with this blog, but I loved these prints and FREE = 🙌🏽

I printed them on card stock paper and did some in black and white and the rest in color. I then tea stained my paper.

The black and white ones turned out perfect, but the ones in color bled really bad. I let the black and white ones sit for a couple of days before printing and I used the color ones immediately after printing so this could have been the problem. Next time I’ll let the color ones sit for a few days before I stain and see.

After tea staining the paper and baking them (click HERE for full process), I laid the pages out how I want my succulents arranged.

At this point I realized my papers are shorter than my window panes….. No problem! I just cut a little off of my extra papers and used tacky glue to adhere them.

I then laid my papers on the window pane and glued them in place with my blue gun.

You could for sure use tape if you choose, but I didn’t want to chance them not sticking.

After my prints were secure I gave my window a new coat of sea glass milk paint. This is the same paint I used on my Buffett table redo. Click HERE to check it out!!

BEFORE NEW PAINT
AFTER NEW COAT OF MILK PAINT

I absolutely love how it turned out and it was super simple!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Don’t forget to keep scrolling and check some other amazing Thrift Store Finds by clicking each link below!


https://LeCultivateur.com/2020/03/22/thrifted-treasure-living-room-refresh/


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Spring Home Tour- Bedroom

Hello friends and welcome to an inspirational Spring Home Tour featuring some AMAZING homes.

This tour is hosted by Kristi at French Creek Farmhouse! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom and click on each link for more AMAZING spring decor inspiration!

When you think of Spring what do you think of?

For me when I hear the word spring, I think of New.

New beginnings, new growth, new life. Summer is by far my favorite season, but Spring is my second fave! I love the warmer temperatures, the budding flowers, the outdoor plants starting to bloom, and the cheery colors.

Inside of our home, Spring means a time to refresh and declutter. I don’t know about y’all, but for me after Christmas I tend to need more of a minimalist approach to decor. I love Christmas and I love filling every corner with trees and lights, but once it’s over and packed away I need empty spaces!

I’ll have to admit I’m not a very colorful decorator, but I try to incorporate some color into our home each Spring.

Spring Bedroom Tour

Cozy and comfortable spaces is what I want to feel in our bedroom. Some of the ways I achieve this is with cozy bedding, special pieces of furniture, and meaningful decor.

Bedding

Our bedding is draped with soft fabrics, subtle textures, and neutral colors. I added a splash of wine by staining an old throw. I love this long and flowy bedspread from Walmart. Yep, Walmart! They have truly stepped up their decor game. The best part is it’s also super affordable (you can find a link to the bedding on my like it page)!

Pillows

Anyone else have a pillow problem?

Seriously…. for years I had neck pain and bought every pillow out there. I would use them for a week and NOPE same pain 😭. Through this we now have a crazy pillow collection. I’ve since found that an inexpensive pillow from Walmart helps my neck the most, but I have to replace it every couple of months.

Wall Decor

We are doing a feature wall in shiplap soon, so I didn’t change much up with my wall decor. I added 3 changes:

  • A new spring print from my friend at Roxane Gabriel Art , click HERE to check her out.
  • I spruced up one of my wood windows using free succulent prints and then tea staining the paper (blog post coming soon on this!).
  • Lastly, I took apart a barn painting that I did a long time ago and added it to my large frame over the dresser.

Decor

After Christmas and winter I emptied out all of the trees and lights and did a good spring cleaning.

I really wanted to keep everything uncluttered, so I only added a few decor pieces back. I love how sometimes simple decor can make just as big of an impact! I added a milk glass lamp, a milk glass vase with pretty pink flowers, a floral print that I painted (I stand it up when the tv isn’t being used to hide the cords), and this box that my great grandpa made that’s filled with letters from my grandpa to his parents (my great grandparents).

Antiques

Each area of our home is filled with antiques. Several of these belonged to my mamaw who passed away 20 years ago. I always tell people I had the best grandmother ever and now that I’m a grandma I strive to have the same relationship with my grands.

My bedroom has an old school desk that was my mamaws and this antique radio.

I hope you have enjoyed my bedroom spring decor tour.

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Thanks for stopping by!!! Don’t forget to keep scrolling and check out more inspiration and some amazing Spring home tours by clicking each link below!

❤️
Danya

I’m thrilled to be joining in today as 28 talented bloggers bring you the best of spring for all throughout the home! Please continue along this inspiring tour, and visit the other participants in each of the following categories.



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Buffet Redo

Hello friends!! I hope everyone is having a FABULOUS start to Spring! The weather here has been warmer and I am loving it. I finally decided to break out the bunnies and refresh a few spots around the house.

What do you think about this fabulous buffet table that I found on FB marketplace! The best part is she was only $30! YES 🙌🏽

Prior to this I had zero experience with veneer and man it was a PAIN IN THE A🍻🍻!!!

Seriously! I started out the project by sanding down the entire table. I then used milk paint from Shackteau Interiors (not sponsored). Color: Sea Glass

After this I realized the veneer finish on the top HAD to come off. Ugh! I have bandaids on 3 fingers as I type right now. 👎🏽!

Once I figured out how to do it and got into the rhythm of it, it was doable.

After I had the layer of veneer removed I gave it a light sanding and then applied 2 coats of stain and finished it off with Hemp Oil.

Overall it was a rough project, but I think it was worth it ❤️!

This adorable bunny print was a digital download from Etsy. Click HERE to check it out (again not sponsored).

Be sure to tag me on IG in your projects so I don’t miss them!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

❤️-Danya
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DIY CHALLENGE – EASTER EGGS

 

Hello Friends and Happy March 🌸

Easter is right around the corner and in preparation we we’re challenged to do something creative with Easter Eggs.

Our monthly challenges are hosted by Terrie at Decorate and More with Tip. Don’t forget to scroll to the end of this post and check out all of my amazing blogging friends projects!

If you are coming here from Jessica’s page, thank you! https://jessicabsimmons.com/diy-primitive-speckled-eggs-using-plastic-easter-eggs/ 

I love Jessica’s primitive speckled eggs. Her blog and IG pages are full of fabulous vintage touches.

In typical Danya style I waited until the last minute 🤦🏻‍♀️! Since I added the extra challenge of limited time, I decided to make a small and inexpensive Easter wreath.

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Items used:

  • Wreath from Dollar General ($1)
  • Plastic Eggs from Dollar General ($2)
  • Glue gun
  • Floral wire
  • Flowers from Walmart ($1 a bundle x 2 per wreath)
  • Paint (~$4)
  • Scissors

I started by spray painting my eggs. You could use them as purchased, but I wanted white and I kept the blush colored ones as is.

I then took apart my mixed berry bundle and my flower bundle and tucked them into place. I secured them with the wire and then added the flowers.

After my eggs were dry I used the glue gun and glued a few eggs in place.

Simple as that!! For around $14 I was able to make 2 wreaths.

Thanks for stopping by!!!


I can’t wait to see how your projects turn out 🥳. Be sure to tag me so I don’t miss it.

Thanks for stopping by!!! Don’t forget to keep scrolling and check out all of the other amazing  DIY’s and how they were used!

 

❤️-Danya
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Monthly DIY- Hearts ❣️

Happy LOVE month friends 🥰

In honor of the month of love for our monthly DIY challenge we are going to try to give you some inspirational DIY heart decor ❤️❤️.

Our monthly challenges are hosted by Terrie at Decorate and More with Tip. Don’t forget to scroll to the end of this post and check out all of my amazing blogging friends projects!

For my DIY Heart Challenge I have made a Vintage Heart Garland, as well as a book quote on DIY vintage paper.

Click HERE for the DIY antique paper post!!

Items needed:

  • Antiqued paper (purchased or I made my own)
  • Jute
  • Computer and printer (if you want to use vintage prints)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch or you can use fancy paper clips or anything else you choose to attach to the jute

Here we go…

Antiquing paper

You can DIY this with ordinary copy paper or purchase paper already antiqued.

I am sharing the full DIY process in another post since it’s kind of lengthy. It’s not hard, but I didn’t want to jumble it all into one post.

Click here for the steps.

Banner

I used different paper styles to add texture to my banner and then finished it off by adding a 3D effect.

I used:

  • Antiqued paper with vintage book page quote
  • White paper with a vintage newspaper add
  • White paper

For the vintage book pages I searched google and Pinterest for the styles I wanted. There are so many different ones out there. I also love the vintage floral prints 😍.

Once I found a style that I liked I first printed it on regular paper to give it a final look over. I didn’t want to print it on my antiqued paper until I was sure it was going to come out with the right formatting and such.

I then cut out my flag banner pages (google or Pinterest search “diy flag banner pattern” wnd find the one you like) and then several hearts.

I honestly just played around with the hearts until it was stacked how I liked them. I glued the hearts onto the banner and then finished it off with a white heart.

For the 3D white heart I folded the hearts in half and then only glued the center of the heart.

Garland

To put it all together I used a hole punch jute. I strung my jute through the banner holes.

That is it!! Super simple and fun ❣️.

Thanks for stopping by!!! Don’t forget to keep scrolling and check out all of the other amazing heart DIY’s and how they were used!


I can’t wait to see how your projects turn out 🥳. Be sure to tag me so I don’t miss it.

❤️-Danya
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DIY Chalk Board

Large DIY Chalk Board for less than $20!!

Ready to save some money and make a DIY chalk board?

Super easy and inexpensive! Once again this diy was inspired by Natalie @vintageporch

Items needed:

  • Picture frame
  • Spray on Chalk paint for the board
  • Chalk paint for the frame
  • Paint brush
  • Chalk
  • Optional items: sand paper, wax for antiquing frame

Chalk Board Frame

For my frame I picked up this huge print from Goodwill for <$10. I wanted a really large chalk board for the hallway leading to the kitchen so this was a steal! Also you do not need the frames glass for this, so using one without the glass will work also.

I then took the frame apart and cleaned it. Depending on the color you want at this point you may want to do some sanding. I usually will look at the color of my frame to decide.

If my frame is dark and I’m painting it white, it I want to be able to distress it and have the dark color come through I will leave the frame alone at this point.

For me with distressing you just need to decide on frame color and what color you want to come through your paint.

For my frame I wanted the gold-ish color (see below) to peek through so no pre-sanding this time.

Chalk paint is great because no sanding or stripping required. Also if you want to lighten the paint you can simply wipe it with a wet cloth to get the desired effect. See above how the border of the frame has the original color showing. You can do this until you seal it.

So get to painting. I applied 2 coats of rustoleum clean linen chalk paint. For this project I diluted the paint 1:1 with water. After the paint was try I sanded the edges where I wanted to be able to see the gold and then used the wet cloth to “age” other places.

Once you have your desired look you then seal it. There are several options for this. I will sometimes use rustoleum matte finish or you can use hemp oil. I used a silk polyurethane for this (just bc it was the closest to me at the time, lol).

Chalk Board

For the chalk board I used the backing of my picture frame. Wow! How simple is that?!?! Easy Peasy!

Turn over the backing of your frame and get to painting it.

I prefer the chalk board spray paint for this. Start at or corner and go from side to side. Apply 2 coats.

Putting it Together

Now just put your frame together and season your board.

To season it turn your chalk on its side and cover the board in chalk. Then wipe it off with dry cloth. I did have an issue at first with lines being made on the board, but I figured out it was my chalk.

Hope this has been helpful! I can’t wait to see your boards 😍. Tag me on IG or FB ❤️.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

-Danya
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DIY Drop Cloth Curtains

DIY Drop Cloth Curtains

Hello Friends!

Who all has seen the beautiful drop cloth curtains all over pinterest and instagram? I was seeing them all over the place for months and then decided to give it a try.

Initially when we built our house we put 2” faux wood blinds up in all of the bedrooms and on all of the windows on front of the house downstairs.

I love being able to see out without having to look though blinds, but we also wanted some privacy at night. I’ve looked and looked for different window treatment options, but you want the truth? I am CHEAP! Lol.

Don’t get me wrong I LOVE nice things, but if I can save money then I’m going to atleast attempt to DIY it!

Bringing us to the DIY drop cloth curtains….

They are 100% no sew…. like so much so that there isn’t even adhesive strips involved.

Items needed:

  • Drop cloth curtains
  • Curtain Rods
  • Café Hooks
  • Tape measure
  • Ladder
  • Assistant if possible

** For a lighter look and softer texture you will need to bleach your drop cloths. Click here to see how >> BLEACHING YOUR DROP CLOTHS **

DROP CLOTH CURTAINS

First you need to measure what size drop clothes you will need.

LENGTH: Measure from the top of your curtain rod to the floor and the add enough material for your overhang. This is all going to depend on the look you are going for. Below are a couple of different options. Also, where you want to install your curtain rod will need to be decided before you measure. Just don’t short yourself on material. It’s better to have more material than less.

CURTAIN ROD: Make sure you like the look of your rod since it will not be hidden. I love the oil rubbed bronze or black, but this is all according to your style and preference. We raised our curtain rod 7″ above the trim. This will give the appearance of taller ceilings, which is what I wanted to do. We have a 2 story house currently so our walls are shorter than our old house.

OVERHANG:

When I hung my first set of curtains I had a shorter overhang and stopped the curtains a couple of inches before the floor.

Another way to hang them is with more overhang and with a couple of inches on the floor. Like this..

Either way looks good, but honestly I prefer more overhang and the gathered look on the floor like in picture 2.

Another option is how I hung them over the kitchen sink. For these I did have to use adhesive tape.

I cut off the drop cloth to the length I wanted, used adhesive tape on the ends for a cleaner look and then had a short overhang. See below…

HANGING YOUR CURTAINS:

Once you decide on the amount of overhang you want then it’s time to hang them. I like the seam showing as you can see on the close up below, therefor I fold them where this is on the front.

Simply fold them over and clip them to your hooks.

You can create a more pleated look by doing a little fold over. Click here to see a video on this.

That’s is it!!! Told you it was crazy easy. Lol.


Thanks for stopping by!! I can’t wait to see how your projects turn out 🥳. Don’t forget to tag me so I don’t miss it.

❤️-Danya
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BLEACHING DROP CLOTH

Bleaching Drop Cloth

The process for bleaching your drop cloths is super simple. It does take some tome so be patient.

The benefit of bleaching them is to of course lighten them (although they will not lighten very much) and it softens the material making is much easier to work with!

Just know that some material can get a yellowing effect so be aware that this can happen.

Items needed:

  • Bleach
  • Water (I use hot but I’m pretty sure cold will also work)
  • Bucket

Our laundry room is off set from the main part of the house and we have a large industrial sink so I just use this to bleach my drop cloths. If not just use a bucket.

Fill your sink or bucket with water and bleach. I would use atleast 2 cups for a 5 gallon bucket. I’m not good at measuring so I just added my bleach to the water in the sink 😭😭. I used around 3 cups of bleach but the sink is pretty wide so I’m guessing it’s more water than the 5 gallon bucket would hold.

Place the drop cloth in the sink. Make sure all of the material gets wet. You can sit the container of bleach on top of it to help submerge it.

Now all that’s to be done is let this soak for 24 hours. Move the material around off and on for the 24 hours to make sure all of the material is soaking. After the 24 hours throw them in the washer for a wash cycle. You can repeat the process again to try and lighten them more. I usually do it twice.


Thanks for stopping by!! I can’t wait to see how your projects turn out 🥳. Don’t forget to tag me so I don’t miss it.

❤️-Danya
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Thrift Store Challenge- Vintage Chest

Happy 2020!

Welcome to our monthly thrift store challenge hosted by Emily at Le Cultivateur and Tara at stilettos and shiplap .

This month for our challenge I’m going to transform a chest that was purchased from Facebook marketplace.

For the transformation I’m using milk paint for the first time and going to finish it with hemp oil. Typically I use chalk paint when working on furniture and frames, but I love the chippy look of milk paint so I decided to try something new!

Before

Honestly, this is a beautiful chest! In the end it would have looked just as beautiful if I had touched up the few spots that were chipped and left it as is, but I really love a piece that Kalyn @boxwoodandspruce transformed and started out going for this look.

I even purchased the same hardware with the intention of using it, but in the end the original hardware gave it way more of the vintage look that I love.

Here we go…

With chalk paint there is no sanding making it a double plus to use!! Have I mentioned that I HATE sanding? Lol

From what I have now learned with milk paint sometimes you have to sand and others times none is required. Seems like it depends on the finish of the piece you are painting. I started out not knowing this, so I mix my paint and get busy with a goal of finishing this project in one day.

I cleaned the chest and then applied my first coat. As it dried it was actually looking really good, but I soon realized that it was bubbling up and flaming off. At first it looked like this was just happening on the face of the drawers.

After speaking to a few friends I learn that I either need to sand the piece down and start over or add a bonding agent to the paint. I went with sanding since I would have to order the bonding agent online and wait a few days to get it in the mail.

I started by sanding the drawer faces. After I sanded them I LOVED the look of the raw wood against the black and decided to go with this for the finished product. It wasn’t long before I realized the paint on the whole piece was flaking off 🤦🏻‍♀️.

Here goes the sanding… I sanded the entire piece, cleaned it up, and then started the painting process over.

This time it worked out perfect! The paint became chippy in a few places on its own and others I gave it a light sanding to give it the aged look.

I applied 2 coats of the milk paint and then after it was dry I used hemp oil to seal it. I then reinstalled the original hardware.

So what do y’all think? I love the way the hemp oil brought out all of the details of the wood!

Thanks for stopping by!!! Don’t forget to keep scrolling and check out all of the amazing thrift store finds and how they were used!


I can’t wait to see how your projects turn out 🥳. Make sure to tag me so I don’t miss it.

❤️-Danya
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Thrift Store Challenge

Hello friends and happy almost Christmas!

In less than 2 weeks the hustle and bustle of Christmas will be over. Man I’m going to miss my Christmas décor and the magical feelings of Christmas lights. What about y’all?

For this months thrift store challenge by our hosts, …..  , I decided to decorate one of my mini trees using vintage ornaments. PSSSTT don’t forget to scroll to the bottom and check out everyone else’s finds!!! Recently my husbands uncle asked if we wanted a basket of old Christmas decorations.

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Did he really have to even ask? Of course I do!! In this basket were some of the most unusual ornaments I have ever seen. As usual I neglected to get pictures of all of them, but luckily I had posted some to my stories so I went back and found a few pictures of some that I didn’t keep. The more unusual ornaments included cats wearing boas, cats with moving tails, cartoon like flamboyant charters, and some that were actually pretty, but not really something I would use.

I picked out the Santas, icicles, and ball ornaments and surprisingly everyone else at work divided up the rest and took them.

I found a mini flocked tree at Walmart for around $15, seemed like a bargain to me. I had some left over twinkle lights and a small white pom pom garland from Dollar General that I first used. Now for the decorations.

The Santas

Is it just me or are some of these Santas kind of creepy? lol The top 2 are a little creepy to me.

Campbell Kids

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Aren’t these Capbells kids adorable? This is a 1987 ornament of the Campbell kids ice skating. There were 2 in the basket and leave it to me to break one of them! That is so typical me!

Other Ornaments

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The Ones That Didn’t Make The Cut!

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This one was one of the most unique pieces out of all of them. I tried to do Google searches for ornament with doughnuts on its head, woman holding a pie, woman with doughnuts and pie, but no luck. I did keep this one just because it was so unusual to me, but I don’t have it displayed anywhere.

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I also tried to Google search this one, but again no luck. When you pull on the string hanging down the tail wags back and forth. Also it is hard to see but that is a plate of fish and a salt shaker in the cats paw 🙂

Final Display

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I paired my vintage decorated tree with my mamaws singer sewing machine, my vintage Santa from years back, and this Norman Rockwell Santa tray that I found at a local thrift store. Oh and my tree topper was also in the basket of ornaments. Its a super heavy glass angle.


I hope you enjoyed looking at my vintage Christmas ornaments. Don’t forget to scroll down and check out everyone’s AMAZING thrift store finds. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

-Danya

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Top 5 Christmas Gift Ideas

Top 5 Meaningful Gift Ideas AND Top 5 Dirty Santa Gift Ideas

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Lost on what to get that special person for Christmas? Or trying to find that special gift that will wow your loved one or friend? I have some great ideas with added meaning and some fun ideas for playing games like Dirty Santa!

I seem to struggle most with my husband and my adult boys. Why is it so hard for them to tell me what they want. Anyone else feel my pain? I commonly get, “I donno”.

On the opposite side of the spectrum is my beautiful daughter. Even as a semi-adult she will still give me a very lengthy list. lol!!

I have joined in with a few friends to help give y’all some gift ideas! Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to check out everyone else’s gift ideas. 

Top 5 Meaningful Gift Ideas

1. Map that brings back special memories

Recently I worked with grafo map to design a map of a place that is special to our family.

A little story behind my map… I love the beach and warm weather, but much like my sons versus my daughters Christmas lists, me and my husband are total opposites. He loves the mountains and the cold weather. This makes vacations a little challenging. How do we solve this? We compromise of course! We alternate the beach one year and the mountains the next.

He LOVES Montana. I am 100% sure if I agreed to move from Arkansas he would pack up tomorrow and move there. So can you guess where we vacation every other year? Yep, Montana. I agree with him that Montana has some of the most breathtaking views and I am good with visiting as long as its summertime.

Our very favorite place there is a highway called Bear Tooth Pass. It is one of the highest elevations in the state and is closed for part of the year due to snow and ice. It stretches from Wyoming to Montana. The drive up  is beautiful, but nothing beats the view from the top. We always park the truck off and on along the highway and get out and play in the snow (yes snow in July), look for animals, admire the flowers peeking through the snow, and take lots of pictures. We have so many stunning pictures from this area and so many memories.

You can design a map of anywhere and can add icons to it such as a heart or a house. I chose our favorite stretch of the highway for our map and then had a heart placed along the windy part that we love the most. My husband was so surprised when he saw it. We all love it and treasure the memories that looking at it brings to us. I plan on getting some of our photos from Bear Tooth Pass made into canvases and hanging them around the map.

Check them out HERE.

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2. Wallet with initials and personal message

I was blown away with Swanky Badger’s gifts for men. My boys are 25 and 22 years old and for sure much harder to buy for now then when they were little. I wanted something for them that was super special! Swanky Badger has a variety of products to choose from such as wallets, cologne, or shaving sets. I decided on a personalized wallet. I was able to pick the style and  color of the wallet and then add their initials to the outside and a message for the inside. My dad passed away 4 years ago. The boys loved their PawPaw so much and of course miss him. I came up with a message from him to the boys and then signed it with PawPaw and his initials. I will never forget their faces when they read the message. Almost everyone in the room had tears.

Check them out HERE

3. Personalized Jewelry

There are so many places now that can do personalized jewelry for you. You can do something as simple as your loved ones initials, to as complex as sending in handwriting and having the message made in that design. Last year I had a necklace made with love you on one charm and dad on the other charm. These were in the handwriting of my dad and were perfect.

4. Tumbler, wood, or glass with initials or unique message

This is a fairly inexpensive way to show someone you how much you care for them. A couple of years ago my middle son and his girlfriend had tumblers made for all of us with our names. Mine had Danya (my name) and a heart with a stethoscope on it. I’m a Nurse Practitioner. I absolutely LOVED this gift. They also took an old frame and had our last name and the year we were married placed on it. Both are great ideas that mean so much.

5. Crepe paper flowers

Love flowers but hate to see them wilt away and die? Well my friend Dani at Out of My Bloomin Mind has the perfect solution. Dani is an extremely talented paper florist. She uses crepe paper to create a gorgeous flower that you can enjoy for years and years. Her arrangements are stunning. Plus, no dying and wilting away. only They are beautiful and the detail that she puts into each flower amazes me.

“Not all flowers fade.” -Dani

Check her out HERE

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Top 5 Dirty Santa Gift Ideas

Here are a few fun ideas for games like Dirty Santa or Secret Santa for $20 or less.

1. Tumbler filled with candy

Surely everyone loves a tumbler mug. You can find a good large tumbler for around $18. Then just fill the mug with candy and tie a bow around it. Super easy and usually a gift the guys playing will try to steal.

2. Plush throw and lotion or a candle

There are so many places that sell throws for $10-$15. Then just pair it with your favorite lotion or candle.

3. Flashlight set

This is great for the guys. Heck sometime the girls will surprise you and try to keep it.

4. Gift Cards

Not good at being creative or in a hurry? Everywhere sells gift cards now. You can purchase one card for $20 or multiple small ones as a gift card set. The options are endless…. Home Depot, Target, Starbucks, Sonic, TJ Maxx

5. Spa set

Gather up several girly spa items such as neutral nail polish, lip gloss, small lotion, bath bomb, fluffy socks and put all of it in a gift bag. Who doesn’t love to be pampered!

That’s it! Hope some of these ideas will help you find the perfect gift for your loved on or friends. Don’t forget to check out the post below for more GREAT gift ideas!!!

-Danya

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DIY CHRISTMAS TREE

Hello friends!!

Can y’all believe Christmas is right around the corner?

I have so much shopping to do! How about y’all?

This month our host Terrie challenged us to do something creative with a Dollar Store Tree. My first challenge was finding a tree… man they sell out super fast! Thankfully one of my blog friends found 2 for me! Thank you Jessica!!

Pssssttt…. make sure you scroll to the very bottom and check out everyone’s projects.

I decided instead of making something out of the tree (since it’s the final day 😂😂), I want to DIY decorations for the tree. Decor can be super costly and my goal was decorate the tree without buying anything for it.

I started by emptying out the box that I used for my Thanksgiving centerpiece and placing a tree there. I then placed the second one in the pitcher of my antique wash basin.

Ornaments

My plan is to DIY all of the ornaments. I decided to make an orange slice garland, a salt dough garland, and to use bleached pine cones.

Orange slice garland

Items needed:

  • Oranges
  • Twine
  • Cookie sheet
  • Pizza pan with holes
  • Knife

Thinly slice oranges and use a paper towel and pat them dry.

Then either place them in the oven directly on the rack or use a pizza pan that has holes in it.

I Used the pizza pan for the oranges and then placed a cookie sheet on the shelf under the oranges to catch any liquid off of them.

Turn the oven to the lowest setting (200 or less) and bake the oranges for 3 hours turning them every 30 minutes.

Then thread the twine through the oranges.

Salt Dough Garland

Items needed:

  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Rolling pen
  • Paint or glitter to decorate
  • Twine

Use 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, and 1 cup water. Mix all ingredients and then knead the dough. Flour your surface and your rolling pen. Form dough into a ball and then roll it out. Use cookie cutters and cut out ornaments. I used a straw to make a hole for the twine. Then bake at 170 for 3 hours. Let cool for an hour. After ornaments have cooled for an hour then decorate however you want. Finally thread the twine through tying each ornament as you put it on the twine.

Bleached Pine cones

Items needed:

  • Pine cones
  • Water
  • Bleach
  • Bucket
  • Twine

Mix water and bleach into the bucket. I used 1/4 bucket bleach and the rest water. Place pine cones in the bucket and let sit for 24 hours. Then remove the pine cones form the bucket and allow them to dry, preferably in the sun.

Decorate

Now decorate your trees as you like.

After I had them decorated how I wanted I then sprayed the tree with the canned snow. I plan on adding some battery operated twinkle lights 🙂

After decorating I figured out 2 things:

  1. My ornaments were too large for these small trees. Next time I will make smaller ornaments.
  2. There really isn’t a need for the twine on the round ornaments and the oranges. Next time I will just place them on each limb.

For the second tree I added the pine cones and sprayed with snow! SUPER EASY!

Total cost was $2 for the trees 🙌🏽 Everything else I already had.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Leave me a comment here. Give me a follow here, on Instagram, and on Pinterest.

Don’t forget to check our all of the projects below!

-Danya

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First up is Christine at CD country living. Click below to see how she transformed her trees ❤️

 
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Christmas Creative Challenge DIY garland

Can y’all believe November is almost over? Christmas is seriously just around the corner! I have got to get busy with shopping. Our tree is up and most of the decorations are done, but I have purchased ZERO gifts.

Speaking of decorations… although I have a ton of different ornaments and decorations I really feel like I’ve grown out of so many of them.

Also, I am trying hard to spend less money on decor. What to do? OF COURSE DIY!!

For our monthly creative challenge hosted by Tara and Emily we were challenged to DIY a Christmas Craft.

PSSSSSSTTTT make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom to check our everyone’s amazing Christmas Crafts🎄!

My tree is the same colors as last year, but somehow the “Merry” is missing from my Merry Christmas garland that I used last year🤦🏻‍♀️. I decided to make a new garland to hang near my tree. I looked up several different DIY banners, but decided to mix my favs up and make a banner using pine cones, some greenery, and cranberries.

Looking for a beautiful tree? Click here

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Items used:

  • Pine Cones
  • Greenery
  • Twine
  • Cranberries (I had an old bag from years back)
  • Adhesive Glue
  • White Glitter

Total Cost = ZERO cha ching

I started by washing the pine cones and letting them dry. I cut some greenery from a tree in the yard.

I then sprayed adhesive glue on the pine cones and the greenery and then used white glitter to create a snowy look.

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I stretched out the twine and laid out each item for the garland.  After everything was dry I used twine on the pine cones and greenery so I could tie them to the garland twine. This way I could change some of the items out just in case I hated it, lol.

I allowed for a little extra twine on each side since I will using some of the twine to tie on the cranberries. I tried at first to poke a hole in the cranberries, but I didn’t like that so I simply tied each stem to the twine garland.

I started at one end and alternated the berries, pine cones, and then greenery. After I had everything tied on I just snipped off the extra material.

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I absolutely love how it turned out and it was super easy! I will for sure be making more. I figured out after this DIY that you can bleach pine cones! Saaaaayyyy whaaaattt. Stay tuned for another DIY using my beautiful white pine cones!

Here is the before picture without my garland. Love the shutters? Click here to see my DIY of them.

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TaaaDaaaa! On each shutter I used clearance wreaths from last year. I literally sprayed them with that spray snow for your windows and then used some twine to hand them! All super easy and cheap! BAM

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Thanks so much for stopping by!! For more inspiration don’t forget to check out everyone else’s DIY’s below!

Also make sure you give me a follow here and then head to Instagram and Pinterest and do the same 😘😘 !

Danya


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DIY Glass Jar Challenge

Hello everyone, Danya here 💁🏻‍♀️

Welcome to our monthly challenge hosted by my sweet friend Terrie with Decorate and More with Tip!

We were challenged to use a glass jar of any kind and create a Thanksgiving Vignette. PSSSSTTTTT…. don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom and check out everyone else AMAZING jars!

So where to start? First off if y’all follow me y’all know I will DIY almost anything just to save a dollar! Speaking of saving a dollar…..

Have you ever seen the meme below? I have for sure looked back after trying to save a dollar and realized I SAVED ZERO! Luckily this is NOT one of those projects 🙂

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(Source of above photo: Pinterest)

My tablescape inspiration if from a beautiful instagram account, Marly @abrickhome . She has stunning tablescape! She used neutral colors and mixed pumpkins and evergreens!

Now…. How to create my own version of this look?!


My jar… I found my jar in a tote where I keep old décor items. It is a glass pitcher that I have had for years and really didn’t have a use for.

I started by going outside and collecting pinecones and clipping off some greenery (FREE). I also brought in some dried hydrangeas, but I figured out the jar was too narrow for the greenery and the hydrangeas, so I ended up not using them. I knew I wanted neutral colors so in one of my many runs to TJ Maxx/ Home Goods/ Marshalls (yes I went to all 3) in search of RED Rea Dunn (NO LUCK!), I ran across a box of small ornaments that went perfectly with my color scheme.

Total cost of the everything used for the glass jar was $7.99 for the ornaments! 🙌🏽

I first put a few ornaments in the bottom of the glass jar along with some pine cones. It took me a few tries with the greenery to get it all positioned like I wanted it. After I had all of the greenery in place I took additional ornaments and poked them along the sides of the jar. That’s it!!! Simple as that!

I used my left over pine cones, the hydrangeas I ended up not using and the left over ornaments and placed them in my centerpiece and on the table.

The only thing I think I would do different the next time would be to find a way to keep water in my glass jar so my greenery will last longer. Last Christmas I did this in my copper pitcher and they lasted what seemed like forever.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! For more inspiration don’t forget to check out everyone else’s DIY’s below!

Also make sure you give me a follow here and then head to Instagram and Pinterest and do the same 😘😘 !

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Thrift Store Challenge- Wood Shutters

Hello everyone! It’s time for our monthly Thrift Store Challenge! We were challenged to find a budget friendly thrift store item and show how we use it in our home.

Pssst…… Don’t forget to read all the way to the bottom and check out everyone’s AMAZING finds!

Can you guess what my thrift store find is? 🙂

I have been looking for something to go on one of the main walls in my living room for some time. No matter what I hung on the wall it never felt just right.

I was at a local thrift store stopping to check out some beautiful church pews (they were all sold… I was so sad) when I saw several sets of shutters. I asked the owner about the size shutters I was looking for and he told me had something in the storage area that he thought would work.

He had several sets of closet doors that were perfect for what I was wanting to do. Even better they were all double sets so I only needed one and I got it for $8. YEEESSSS!!! $8.00, what a steal!

Guess what I forgot to do? Take a picture before we cut them off! UGH.. I always forget, lol! This is after we initially cut the bottoms off and took the doors apart.

I sanded the edges and painted them with my favorite Rustoleum chalk paint, clean linen.

Everything in my house seems to get a good coat of clean linen. After they were all good and painted I took them inside to hang them on each side of the large mirror. Well…… then we realized they were too big. They were a lot longer than the mirror and DID NOT look right. I thought about turning the mirror horizontal and placing the shutters above and below the mirror, but I wasn’t happy with that either.

So here they go back to the garage. Mr Just Another Farmhouse took some off of each end making them fit PERFECT!

To hang them we placed small hangers on each side and then hung them even with the mirror!

What do y’all think? I absolutely love them! I do wish they were hung just a little bit lower…. since there seems to be a large gap between the sewing machine and the bottom. I’m sure I will find a cute sign to place there 🙂

Don’t forget to keep scrolling to the bottom and check out more awesome finds!

 

Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by! It means so much that y’all take the time to hang out with me. Don’t forget to leave me a comment and give me a follow here and on instagram.

-Danya

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FALL FLORAL ARRANGEMENT

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Welcome to Creative Thursday. A group of us were challenged with creating a fall floral arrangement using a container we already own and flowers for less than $15.

I love a good challenge ❤️

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What to use for my floral arrangement? 🤔🤔 I started looking around the garage and house for what to use. When I spotted my crock hiding out in the corner, I was 100% certain what I was going to using.

I have had this beautiful #3 crock in the corner of my dining room for over 2 years now. It had a plant in it and often went unnoticed!

Why in the world did I have it hidden over there in the corner!?!?

After repotting my plant I took soap and water and cleaned it up good.

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I’ve been seeing the prettiest fall floral arrangements in crocks all over Instagram! So this part was easy.

I only purchased 3 things for my floral arrangement:

  • A bundle of large Cream flowers
  • A bundle of small pale yellow sunflowers
  • A stem with red hanging berries.

And event BETTER… I found all of my flowers for 1/2 off, YAY!

In addition to the 3 stems that I purchased I used dried hydrangeas from my flower garden.

About a week ago I cut several of my hydrangeas off of my shrubs and left them outside laying flat.

ARRANGING

I commonly start arrangements with brown paper. It is a great filler and it helps keep the floral stems in place.

I started by stuffing some in the bottom of the crock. Then I placed the largest bundle in the center, my sunflowers to the right, hanging berries to the left, and then filled in all of the empty spots with hydrangeas.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Head over to the links below and check out everyone else’s fall floral arrangement’s that they shared for Creative Thursday!

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CEDAR FARMHOUSE PLANTER

Cedar Farmhouse Planter … DIY of course 🙂

Welcome to our monthly DIY blog with my sweet friend Terrie at http://decorateandmorewithtip.com/

This month is Wood Fall Decor

For my WOOD FALL DECOR project I chose to make a cedar planter for my fall mums 🍁

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🍁Cedar Farmhouse Planter🍁

Supplied needed:

1. Cedar- we buy our cedar from a saw mill. It is rough cut so if your looking for a smooth perfect look then your local hardware/lumber store would be the best place to go. The cedar I used was left over from doing a cedar wall.

2. A nail gun and nails

3. Table saw  and miter saw

4. Tape measure and pencil

5. Polyurethane and brush or sponge

Total cost:

Zero for me for the actual planter. We already had all of the supplies, but I did have to purchase the potting soil and mums.

Our Left Over Cedar that we used (and of course our amazing TMI tractor)

The Process:

1. Decide on the size of your planter

We used a planter we already have as a guide for the height and width we wanted. We decided on 18×18 as a good width and 18″ for the height as well (I guess we were liking the #18 🤷🏻‍♀️).

2. Cutting your lumber

  • Since we used rough cut cedar we have different widths of wood. So for us we cut in groups of 4 and built squares out of each group of 4 and then basically stacked the squares. After we made the first square we went ahead and put the sides on and then built it up from there (see pics). We did this cutting with the miter saw, but had to “rip” a few piece so we could get the 18″ height. We did this with the table saw.
  • For the sides the first planter we made made the width 2″, but then realized we needed them a bit wider so for the second one we did 3″. You will need 8 sides for each planter.
  • For the bottom we used scrap pieces and cut them to the right length then simply put them in place and nailed
  • For the Farmhouse X’s we riped 1″ pieces

RYOBI miter saw and rough cut cedar

Look at the Beautiful Cedar!

Our groups of 4 cedar cuts

3. Put it all together

Now that you have all of your cuts lets build this beauty!!

  1. First step is to put the first square together.
  2. Next, you can either go ahead and add all four of your corners, this is what we did (See below) or you can build all four squares and then place sides on.
  3. Build it up. Ours ended up being 3 total squares.
  4. Turn over the planter and place the bottom pieces
  5. Farmhouse X’s. This is the most technical part of the whole process. Place one side of your X on first (/) and then for second side you will have to cut 2 small pieces to go on each side of the / (hope that made sense.. check out the picture below).

Our first square and 1/2 of the side pieces

The other 1/2 of the side pieces

Now start on your second rowNow the last rowNow turn it over and do your bottomimg_5708

Finally its time for your Farmhouse X’s. Here is the first part (/). Now cut 2 small pieces to go on each side of this piece.And here they are :):)

4. Seal it

No photos of this, but polyurethane is a VERY MESSY easy step. Just paint it on and let it dry. This will bring out the beautiful red color in your cedar and seal you wood. I am super messy so of course I wore gloves and still ended up sticky lol.

And there you have it!!! Check out that beautiful cedar below.

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Custom Jewelry Pieces

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Being able to capture your loved ones handwriting from a message they left you or giving the gift of a special message from you to your child or spouse is a one of a kind treasure that will be valued forever!

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When I was in my 20’s I lost my grandmother and this was really the first time I had lost someone I was close to. Then 3 years ago my step dad (Donnie) was diagnosed with lung cancer.

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DIY FARMHOUSE BASKET

Host Terrie at decorateandmorewithtip.com 

Who doesn’t love a cute basket?

Metal, twine, rope, wicker… I love all of them!

I honestly never imagined I could make one, but I can and I did 👌🏽I may have burnt a few fingertips with the glue gun and made a bit of a mess, but hey I made it!! There are a few things I would do different next time. 🤣🤣

Practice makes perfect RIGHT 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

Items needed:

  • Rope, twine, or jute
  • Glue gun or tacky glue. BTW LOTS OF IT
  • Clothes pens
  • Scissors
  • Optional: paint, leather for handles, basket or pot to use as your mold

Now here comes the fun…

First you need to decide what look your going for and find a mold to keep your form. I started with a square basket I had and made the mistake of removing it during the process which was not a good idea! This made my basket too lose in some places and then too tight in others.

Then you just start to wrap and glue, wrap and glue, and more wrapping and gluing. I used clothes pens after laying the rope down… see ⬇️⬇️

BE SUPER CAREFUL with the hot glue and be cautions not to use too much glue! Like seriously the glue will run all over the place unless you apply a THIN line! And if your not careful you will burn your fingers with the glue! Maybe I should’ve worn my gloves that came with my curling wand 🤣😂

Once you have your basket complete just cut your rope for your handles and glue them down as well.

At first I decided to use a different color rope but it was much thinner and I didn’t like the look so I decided to apply some black chalk paint. And viola… all done!

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DIY Door Mat- SUPER EASY!

Hello friends!

I’m going to share with y’all a super simple do it yourself door mat. We all know how expensive cute and stylish door mats can be! They are easily $30-$50 😱

Total cost for today’s project is under $15.

Items needed:
  • Coir Mat- these can be found online or at local stores such as Target or Home Depot
  • Paint- a small can of indoor/outdoor paint, a can of indoor/outdoor spray paint, or even a thick permanent marker
  • Paint brush(es)
  • Optional: stencils, painters tape, measuring tape, ruler, push pins (to hold stencil in place)

Purchase Your Supplies

Coir Mat

These can be found at your local retail/hardware store or even purchased online.

I purchased this one at Target on sale ($1 off) for $8.99

Paint

I used an indoor/outdoor fast drying latex paint that I purchased from Home Depot

Other Supplies That I Used

Blue painters tape, tape measure, a permanent marker (to create an outline of my design onto the mat), a small paint brush for my letters, and a thicker paint brush for my lines, and I made my own stencil for the arrow design.


Figure out your design

  • What do you want it to say?
  • Do you want flowers or hearts or a house?
  • Do you want color or want to keep it simple?

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I went with-  Welcome Ya’ll – Its simple and totally me! I decided on some horizontal lines, added a cute heart as my O in welcOme, and opted for white arrows to make them stand out from the rest of the mat. BTW I totally changed my design up a few times. lol


Like NIKE Just do it

I used the blue painters tape 2 different times during the project to keep everything aligned. I used my sharpie to write out my message and the lines and then came back on with my brushes and paint and thickened everything up.

Total time was maybe an hour

There ya’ll go 🙂 Super simple DIY Door Mat!

Check out these other awesome tutorials below for more ideas and techniques on DIY mats!!!

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Styled by Kristen Wiltgen

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Our Military Home Front

Barn House Mess

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