DIY fall decor – Hydrangea topiary and Fall Glitter Letters

September 15th, 2014


For the Michaels Makers challenge this month, we were asked to create fall decor using the gorgeous Fall Market products.


 I created 3 DIY projects to complete my buffet-scape and embellished them with additional Fall Market items such as pumpkins and burlap ribbon. The decoupage pumpkins I created a few years ago.


For my first project, I created this topiary using some fall burlap hydrangea flower stems and an existing topiary on clearance. See my full hydrangea topiary tutorial post for details.

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Year of Change – September Challenge

September 8th, 2014

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I was beyond thrilled when my friend Amy from Commna My House asked me to be part of her Year of Change challenge this month.

Each month, she and 3 incredible bloggers (Suburban BitchesLife on Virginia Street and Rosa Beltran Designs) have a challenge centered around home decor and they all are getting it done in style!


This month’s challenge is DIY artwork! So yay for dusting off the paint brushes out and getting down with our artistic selves.

For awhile now, I’ve been wanting to create an abstract painting like this:

Or this:


But I might just chicken out and do something more basic like this ombre art:


This blocked color canvas with gold is really great and pretty simple as well.


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So many fun ideas out there, I better start getting creative over here! I’m also excited to see what the other ladies create as well!

Check back on Sept. 26th to see all our beautiful projects!

Coral, Gold, White & Mint Office Style Board

August 25th, 2014

Amidst all the other crafty projects I’ve been working on, I’ve been trying to get my office all designed up. It would be nice to have ONE room finished and inspiring in the house.  I’ve also decided the only way to keep everything straight and really feel your vision come together with interior design is to create style boards/design guides whatever you want to call them. This definitely helps me get my brain together and know how I want the pieces to all fit.

So I finally got this style guide together for my Coral, Gold, and White, with touches of mint, office:


If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll already know that Mr. Project just finished my desk:

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And I found this awesome console table (that I’m going to paint bright coral)

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And my bench seat is all ready for cushions and pillows!

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And my shelves are organized and decorated!

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So now all I have to do for the final reveal is paint my cane-back chair that I found at a local consignment store:

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Then get my rug (ordered), pillows and cushions sewn, and a few last minute accessories and I’ll be done! I can’t wait to share the reveal pics (and be finished with one room in the house).