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


Decorate and More with Tip

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 🤣!

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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!!!

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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


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


https://throughavintagedoor.com/quarantine_upcycycle_challenge_painted_suitcase/

 

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

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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?!

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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!

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

Danya


           

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.