One Room Challenge week 3- Entryway

Hello everyone and welcome to week 3 of the One Room Challenge.

To see my previous progress you can click here to check out Week 1 and Week 2.

Click here to see the other participants and their projects!

This week isn’t near as exciting as last week, but I want to share with y’all my disaster and hope that y’all can learn from my mistake! Now that the board and batten is hung it’s time to putty, caulk, and paint.

Luckily I was a week ahead on my project because a week ago I was diagnosed with COVID! My husband brought it home from a trip to Montana. He was home for 2 days before we figured out he had it, so in that time he shared the love! I was totally down for 4 days and wasn’t able to work on anything. I am feeling 80% better and jumped back in on my entryway project. Now to talk about painting!


I puttied majority of the nail holes and then started caulking. I caulked around all the edges on the main wall and then made it to the smaller wall and ran out of caulk. Luckily (not so lucky) I found some in the garage! I then finished up the caulking (so I thought!!).

Now, time to paint. I decided to go with Sherwin-Williams creamy to match my baseboards. At least initially this was the plan, but stay tuned the whole room was changed.

I painted everything on the large wall and then made it to the smaller one. For some reason when I started painting this wall my paint was doing this weird separating thing. No clue why, but I thought the paint was to blame, so back to Sherwin-Williams I went. I decided to go ahead and change the color to alabaster since I was having to get new paint anyway!

So I get back from my run to Sherwin-Williams with my brand new paint and again it’s separating!

What in the world is going on? So I go to my Instagram stories and share some pictures and ask if anyone has any suggestions.

Man I have some smart IG friends! Did y’all know that there is certain caulk that’s not paintable? Well if you didn’t I’m here to tell you… there is! Silicone caulk is not able to be painted. 🤯

Now, to correct my mistake! It took lots of sanding off all of the areas of paint and silicone caulk and then I had to apply two coats of kilz primer. After a wasted day and a lesson that I’ll never forget… I then painted both walls with the SW Alabaster.

What do y’all think? Hanging the wood was easy breezy. So far the hardest part has been the painting! Man what a disaster!

Oh look at this mess 😭😭. Guess that’s what I get for having my paint in a solo cup!!

Thank y’all so much for checking out my weekly progress! We are 1/2 way through the challenge! Up next for me is adding a peg rail to the smaller wall and deciding on paint and decor!

This should be the fun abs easy part.. right?

See y’all next week!


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.


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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.


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!


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



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


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.


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?


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DIY Antiqued Paper / Vintage Paper

DIY Antiqued Paper / Vintage Paper

Hey friends!

I’m going to show you how to antique paper. You know I’m all about DIY and saving pennies everywhere I can. Yes even on paper 😉.


Do y’all follow Natalie @vintageporch ? If you love DIY home decor ideas, then I highly recommend you head over and give her a follow! This DIY and several others were inspired by Natalie’s page and blog!

Items needed:

  • Copy paper
  • Hot water
  • Tea bags
  • Glass casserole dish
  • Cookie sheet

You can make as many sheets as you want or as little. I only made around 10 sheets since this was my first time antiquing paper and I didn’t want to end up with a ton of messed of pieces. Let’s face it… I’m 100% great at messing up DIY’s 😭.

My point in that was, since I only antiqued a few sheets,  I only used 6 small tea bags. If you are doing more you will need more bags.

I’ve always drank good old southern sweet tea, but over the last few months I’ve started drinking a night time tea and have been adventurous and purchased a few flavored teas here and there.

There is one particular sleepy tea that I was not a fan of, so let’s put it to good use.

I also threw in a mint tea for the nice aroma


Boil Water

It’s as simple as it sounds 🙂 . I used my tea kettle simply because it was already on the stove and ready. I boiled around 2 cups of water. You only need enough to cover your paper.


Steep the Tea

Place your hot water and the tea bags in a container of your choice (I used a glass measuring thing-y) and then cover for around 20 minutes. The longer you steep your tea, the darker your tea will be.


Soak the Paper

Crumble up a few sheets of your paper here and there in the middle of your pile and then place them in your glass casserole dish. Pour your steeped tea over the paper and move it around some ensuring all of the pages are soaking.

My favorite part of the end look was opening up one of the tea page and scattered the spices between each sheet of paper. I LOVE how the pages that had the spices on them while they baked had more of a vintage look, almost the appearance of burnt paper.

If you don’t really like this look then do not open your tea bags up.

Let the paper soak in the tea for around 20 minutes.



I laid out each piece of paper individually on a cookie sheet. The less water left on the paper the faster your cooking time. If you have time then standing the paper up somewhere (like in your sink or sitting them out in the sun) for a few minutes to allow the excess water to run off will speed the process.

Set the over for 200 and bake for around 5 minutes. Some of my pages took longer because they wetter when they started baking.



I went ahead and tea stained some doilies while I had the tea out.

Final Project

Overall this was a simple project!! I wanted to make a valentines vignette using my paper so I typed up the book quote I wanted to use and then feed my antiqued paper through the printer.


Crazy easy right!!

For the frame I used another goodwill frame (if you follow me on IG this has become a tiny obsession 😭😭) for around $6.

I painted the matte border in the frame and the frame with rustoleum clean linen chalk paint.

That is it!!! How simple was that? Now it’s your turn! Tag me in your final project 🙂


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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!


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.

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Vintage Desk Makeover – Painted Furniture


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.


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.


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.

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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


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.


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.


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.


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



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

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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!


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Clearance Store Challenge- Planter

Clearance Store Challenge

Hello everyone! Welcome to our clearance store challenge.

After checking out my find be sure to scroll to the bottom and check out more amazing scores 🙌🏽

We were all challenged to find an item for $15 or less and show how we used it!

I don’t know about y’all but I LOVE CLEARANCE ITEMS! I’m known for holding off on purchasing something until it goes on sale. It just makes me feel like a winner 🤣🤣🤣!

I saw these planters at Walmart at the beginning of summer, but I was holding off for them to go on sale (as usual 🤣). I believe they were originally around $25.

Near the end of summer when they were clearing out summer items in the garden area there they were!!! ELEVEN DOLLARS… score 🙌🏽. I honestly wasn’t crazy about the color, but for $11 I knew I could DIY them. I snagged 2 of them, but I so wish I had gotten more!!!! Ugh.

I had some left over black acrylic paint that I knew would match. All it took was one coat which gave them a dark distressed look. SCORE!!!

Click below to check out some other AMAZING finds!!!!!



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I don’t know about y’all, but my decor styles have really changed through the years! Well I moved out at 16 so initially I don’t think I had a decor style. Lol. It was left over things from my mom and mamaw. Then once I grew up a little I still didn’t KNOW MY style.

It wasn’t until our current home that I figured out what I love and started bringing it all together.

I had a large piece of art from our old home that didn’t fit my style anymore… but I hated to throw it out!

Why throw away a perfectly good decor piece when you can repurpose it!!! Are y’all like that? I know I could have given it to goodwill or something, but I also hate to spend more money when I have a structurally good piece! It had a pewter frame and a more shabby chic farm setting.

Repurposing this piece was a breeze!!!!

I started by painting the frame with linen white chalk paint. Then I covered the glass with shiplap peel and stick wallpaper by roommates!

Now I’m left with a blank canvas! What to do next….

I added a 3m hook and hung this adorable fall sign that I found at Walmart. I then spruced it up a little with greenery on the top and a little flower to cover my hook!

That’s it!!!! Super simple and a great money saver!!!

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