Monday, February 22, 2021
Friday, February 12, 2021
When you want to change the look and feel of a room in your home doesn't mean you have to go out and buy new furniture transform what you have. For a year my plan has been to add more white pieces into my home. I found a nice white buffet last year that I now use as a stand to hold my tv in the living room. I put an oak sofa table in place of the buffet that once was in the corner of my dinning room. Now I needed to find a way to replace the white piece that added a level of brightness to my dinning space. It was an easy remedy for me with white chalk paint. I love the transformation and it added a pop of white in the room that was missing once I removed the buffet. I am pleased with the transformation and brightness it brings to my dinning area.
I had been going back and forth in my mind for about a year as to whether I want paint my bookcase. I have been searching for months for a white hutch for my dinning room to no avail so I decided to save the money and buy a can of chalk paint and change the color of my existing bookcase. I wiped down the bookcase real good, sanded it and gave it two coats of chalk paint. I'm done and I like it. It lightened up my dinning space a lot. I moved my other tall white cabinet with the glass doors into my kitchen and put my chair and plant in that corner next to the bookcase. It really lighten and opened up my dinning room a lot. Its amazing what a little patience and elbow grease can do and I did myself.
Friday, January 22, 2021
All you need is jute twine and paper heart doilies both found at the dollar store. Just string them up and whatever length you want and drape them in your home wherever you want to add a touch of Valentine decor. I draped mine across my hook rack. I am going to make a longer one and hand it across my double windows in my dinnig room. I will take a picture and post it later.
The carry these 8 " long votive or prayer candles in most dollar stores.
Valentine's Day or Love Day as I prefer to call it is just a few weeks away. You don't have to overload you home with things to give it visual interest for different holidays or events. Sometimes less is more, lol, and sometimes I need to heed my own advice. We get excited and go into decorating and craft overload sometimes. LOL I always say it doesn't matter what the square footage of your home is decorate as you like. If you want to layer it then do it.
I tried to add a just a few inserts here and there. I am still enjoying my Winter decor. Let me share with you a few easy crafts that will allow you to put touches here and there if you just want to add a little to your existing theme. Don't be hesitant in picking up craft items from the dollar store the majority of our crafters do it. You can find some of the same things in the dollar store that you find at the higher end craft stores. They work just as good. Break out your hot glue gun and lets get to crafting for Valentine's Day.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Yes, the world is changing but we don't have to. Christmas can be found inside of your heart even when its not visually present in the world. When it comes to Christmas I am not constrained to one day, a certain time of year nor just the months of November or December. I keep it within me all the time. I took down the remainder of my Christmas decor and now my home has more of a winter feel to it than a Christmas one. I will return to my neutral decor. I tried to go for a neutral Christmas but the color red was calling me as well as the old fashioned color lights so I had a little of both up for the holidays season. My living room was more neutral than my dinning room which was full of color especially Christmas red.Last year I started introducing elements of Boho alongside my Farmhouse designs. I thought I had retired the black and white buffalo check for a while but I brought it out again, not too much just on my dinning room table and the scarf on my tv cabinet under my tv. I missed my plants during the Christmas season they too have returned to the first floor level of my home. My small winter tree by the front door warms my heart and makes the transition from Christmas back to the norm a little easier.
In these times of uncertainty unable to control what goes on outside of our homes it's a blessing to be able to control what goes on inside. Being able to stay at home, limiting my outside interactions, it brings me joy to be able to design an oasis of comfort and warmth to spend time with my immediate family sheltered by God from the chaos of the world. It is truly a blessing and even better that I have been crafting, designing and decorating as a hobby for years it allows me to keep reinventing the look of my home season by season and year after year.