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.

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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. 

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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


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


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!!!


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


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.


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.


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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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 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 ❤️.

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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 **


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.


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…


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.

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