Monday, September 21, 2015

Bed, mattress and dressers oh my!!

I have been on the look out for a new bedroom set the past few months. I was on a budget! I had in my mind what I wanted. Upholstered tufted bed and large nightstands. But the ones I found weren't matching up with my budget so I kept looking. I didn't want to settle for something just because it cost less. I knew I wanted two small dresses for my night stands. I love storage!!
Here is my bedroom now. I am still looking for some great art and lamps to accessorize my bedside dressers. In the future I want to get some new nice neutral bedding too.
 Oh isn't she perfect!! I love it so much! I got the bed on sale 30% off at Down East Home. Did you know that they now make their own furniture!! I used to work for Down East and I have a special place in my heart for them. I always buy their clothing. But man they are doing some great things in the Home department.
 Look at her in all her tufted glory....perfection!
I also got these dressers there, lucky yes! they are huge 42 inches across.  Between the bed and the 2 dressers we have 4 inches. Close call I am so glad they all fit.
These dressers are not Down East brand. I got them 30% off too they are normally kind expensive. One has some small dings on the one corned, I can fix. Other than that they are really nice and great quality.
 I found some that are very similar at Ballard Design (pictured below)
I freaked when I saw the legs on this bed...They look just like the ones I was looking at from other really expensive companies.
 My husbands dresser

 I love the simple detail nails on the side to give it a little more detail. This picture also shows the perfect texture of the fabric.
 I am in the process of finding the perfect paint color for my room something a little brighter. We even got new mattresses that are fantastic!!
I love how it is all coming together! I have to save up for the rest but my hubby spoiled my rotten this month!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Bathroom Shelves

I have been wanting to put up shelves above my toilet for years now but just never had the time.
I got the idea for my shelves from one of my favorite blogs EllaClairinspired she is so talented. I love everything she does. She just recently did some shelves in her bathroom and I just fell in love. Go check out her blog! 
Here are mine. 
The bottom shelf holds toilet paper, soap and cotton balls.
The top shelf holds Q-tips, and hand towels
 Item List
Shelf corbels: Lowes for under $6 each
1x10 wood: Lowes, 8 foot was $6 (made both shelves)
Glass jar on top: Target for $6, 1.5 gallon (on sale)
Glass jar on bottom Tai Pan (old)
Baskets Michaels all three for $12
Wood picture frame: made by me
Small pitcher: Michaels
Flower print: free printable from the EllaClair blog

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Make your own speckled eggs for Spring or Easter

Well Easter is nearly here! I love Easter! These simple DIY speckled eggs are sure to bring the spring feeling into any home.
 Below I mixed my hand painted eggs with some I eggs bought last year in a wire basket. 

I bought these eggs at my local craft store. This is how they looked at first.
All I did was get a few craft paints I liked.
I chose Robin Egg Blue and a Seafoam Green.
I painted my eggs, give them a good 2 or 3 coats.
Let them dry.

Next you will be adding the speckles. Then get some brown pint and an old tooth brush.
I used a little plastic cup added a bit of water and some brown paint and dipped my toothbrush in the paint water mixture and ran my thumb so the bristles would splatter the eggs with spots. the brush will drop so don't put it right over your egg.
gently rotate your egg until it is to your liking and be careful not to smudge your speckles.

Enjoy your hand made speckled eggs.


Monday, March 30, 2015

Easy Easter Egg Banner

I made this simple egg banner. All you need is an old book (rip some pages out) cut the shape you want you banner. Next cut out some eggs from cute spring scrapbook paper.
 I used some brown chalk to antique or distress the eggs and paper. Glue or tape to book pages.
 Fold over the top of the page and glue or tape it over some string or twine and hang! That's it so simple!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Easter Decor

Well it's getting so close to Easter! I LOVE Easter!! It is one of my favorite holidays. All the new baby animals and new growth outside....we just bought some baby chicks and they have been loving the warm weather.
I love to get free pintables from Pinterest. This is one I got this year. (I made the picture frame)

 Some peonies and a cute glass vase from Michaels

 Ceramic rabbits are from Joanns
Have a good week!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Simple St. Pattys Decor

Happy March! Our weather the past few months has been a little confused. It looks like January outside my house right now. Last moth it looked like April. I am so done with the cold weather. I don't mind the snow, just hate the cold. But I made it thru my most un-favorite months. January and February. Now I am ready for tulips, sunshine, warn weather and sandals. But until that happens I will just have to stay inside and pretend its warm outside :)
Clover Banner
book pages
hearts cut in green paper
gold paint
 I used 4 hearts folded in half and glued to the paper on one side so they would have a 3D effect. Use  the pencil eraser to make the gold dots.

Happy March to ya'!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

DIY Artificial Succulent Jars

Ok, I have been a real slacker on my blog the past few months. I have just been spending time with my little ones. And painting the ceilings white in most of my upstairs. I hate painting ceilings but it makes a huge difference in the brightness of each space. It is not very exciting so I haven't shared it on my blog.
I have been keeping an eye out for some cute inexpensive succulents in jar to put in my home. Well they don't exist! for cheep anyway. some I saw at Joann's for $14.99 or $9.99 for these tiny jars with one succulent in it. Whaaaaaat? That's just crazy. So I went on a hunt to make my own.
These are super simple and take like 5 minutes total!
This is what you will need and where you can buy each item.
Succulents: Joanns (these babies are pricey so I use a 40% OFF coupon) some can be as much as $9.99 for one large succulent.
Mine had 6 small succulents for $3.99 the other was $5.99(both with a $40% coupon) for the larger 3.
Glass jars: I bought mine for $1 at the dollar store.
Small white rocks: the white rocks are from the dollar store.
Small multi-colored rocks: Joanns, $2.09 for the bag
Green moss- Joanns $2.79
When you plant "real" succulents you need some drainage like moss or rocks at the bottom of the jar. I wanted mine to look as "real" as possible so I did the same layering affect.
Start with any of the rocks or the moss, place a small layer down and then do another layer of a different rock. I did some starting white first some I did moss first. it doesn't matter just change it up. layer then cut the succulents the size you need to shove into your layers and stay in place.
That is it! This whole project cost me under $14.00 for the three jars!!
Arent they cute!!
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Happy Tuesday!