Tuesday, February 12, 2019

PINK VALENTINES DECOR

Happy almost Valentines day! 
Do you have big plans for the big LOVE day? We are staying home and having a fun dinner and  relaxing at home. 

I'm excited to be sharing another, yes another Valentines tablescape with you. I was at Hobby Lobby yesterday and came across these cute little paper mache hearts and thought they would be perfect for treat for my littles. I filled them with our yummy chocolates tied a ribbon on them and done! I thought they would look cute on their dinner plates. One thing led to another and before I knew it I was putting up another V-day tablescape.


Other than the heart candy holders, the only other thing I purchased for this table was the fabric for some new DIY light pink napkins. Everything else I just used what I already had. I love to shop my home and use new things in different spaces.

I wasnt in the mood to spend a lot of time on a chalk board art project so I just hung some pink faux flowers on my target garland and called it good.



I love the view from overhead its such a fun perspective. Yes, I have to stand on my table to get this picture!


All shades of pink are a favorite of mine. I was feeling light pink today can you tell?



Heart Garland is from Target


Adding some small candle votives add just the right amount of coziness to a dining table. These silver mercury glass ones are from World Market and Michael's Craft stores. 

I also love recycled glass vases. They go with everything and any where. These 2 are from Amazon and Hobby Lobby. 
White Cake stand is from Seagull book 
Wood and marble cake stand is from Rod Works.
Pink and white flowers are from Michael's.
Wicker chargers are from Hobby Lobby
Plates are from JcPenny
Chairs and Silverware are from World Market




Aren't these just so cute filled with candy. My kids will love these!


Thanks for stopping by Country Girl Home. I hope that you have been inspired to decorate your home for the Valentines holiday, it doesn't have to be hard or expensive. Have fun and just be creative.

Happy Valentines Day!
-L I N D S A Y

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

VALENTINES DECOR

Hello friends! I am so glad you are here. I'm so happy that I get to share a bit of my Valentines decor with you today. My home is usually neutral but holidays are a fun time to pull out the color! I love pinks for Valentines day can you tell? I love all shades of pink. 


 I got the idea for this centerpiece from Cherie at SweetRose&Wren she made a similar one for her Christmas tablescape and I fell in love! So be sure to stop by her blog HERE or her Instagram HERE and see how amazingly talented she is.


I have loved having this chalk board to change out with the months. I need to practice more on my hand writing skills. But for now this is good enough.


Tablescapes are such a fun way to decorate for the holidays. I like to keep the main things, like plates and chargers neutral. Then add color or patterns with napkins, centerpieces and goblets filled with colored juice.

Candles always bring a cozy romantic feel to any table. These taper candles add height and warmth to the table. layer, layer, layer. I love having lots of layers on my tables. You can layer your plates and napkins or even a table runner adds texture, layers and interest.




I'm loving this new rug from Boutique Rugs it is the Harput Area rug. 


All of the flowers I used for this centerpiece are from Michaels craft store. Wood box, candles and  wicker chargers are from Hobby Lobby. Silverware is from World Market.



Do you decorate for Valentines day? I like to do something fun for the kids. red breakfast or a fun dinner around the holiday. 




Happy Valentines month! I would love to see how you decorate for Valentines day. 

Thanks for being here!
-L I N D S A Y

Friday, January 18, 2019

PANTRY ORGANIZATION

Alright my pantry has been a thorn in my side fro years and this is the year I took matters into my own hands and got it cleaned up! Not just cleaned but organized. 

Here are the before pictures. You seriously can't even see half of the floor!


 the wicker baskets hold my kids water jugs, lunch boxes and extra paper towels.
I had some 1 gallon glass jars from Target laying around so instead of keeping my pancake mix and protein power in their bags I put them in the jars. Much cuter and such eassy access.


My kids have loved this door rack. Its so nice for them in the morning when they are preparing their lunches to quickly look in and see what they want for that days lunch. everything about this is making us more efficient, yay!

I added some hooks for my grocery bag holder and apron and broom. and my handy little hand held vacuum sits on the floor. I use that vacuum several times a day. its awesome. 


before

after
after


This rack is amazing! It helped me clean up a ton of the small items that my kids eat everyday. It gave me a ton of extra storage.
before

after


Clear bins are a must. They are stack able and easy to just look in and see what is in the at a quick glance. 


These command hooks are to hook the rack to your door so it doesn't move and flop when the door is being opened.


I used these twist ties to hoop the long rack runners together so they don't bend and flop when you open the door. You should only need 4 of these but I ordered a bunch. I am always finding ways to use these little guys.



These clear bins are awesome for in the rack shelves for juices or fruit snacks or granola bars.




I hope you've been inspired to tackle cleaning and organizing your pantry. It really only took me a few hours to get my whole pantry finished. I think this will be very helpful for us because we can see all the things we have and what needs to be eaten up or what we need to buy.

Our pantry is small so using the space on the door was a must and has made all the difference.

Have a great day!
-L I N D S A Y

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

BOARD & BATTEN TUTORIAL

I'm so excited to be sharing my board and batten tutorial with you today. I finished this project in November but haven't had time to get the post up on the blog until now.
I love board and batten! I love the way it brightens up the space and adds detail to a plain wall.


Before


After


These poplar boards from Lowes are the ones I used for this project. I wanted to use the same ones that I used in my entry. They are .25 thick x 2.5 wide x 4 feet long. I like these because they are the same thickness as my baseboards so they sit flush at the bottom where they meet together. I also like the thickness and the height is perfect at 4 feet tall.


This project does require a few power tools.
I used a miter saw and a brad nail gun. 

Also a screwdriver to take off the light switches and tape so you can tape up all the slats before nailing them to the wall, as you can see below.
Paint 

Caulk-this is a very important step! 

You will need to caulk around all the boards to make them seamless. I just use my finger and a wet cloth to wipe off any excess caulk. Let your caulk dry then you are ready for paint. I start with the corners and edges and paint them with a paint brush then used a small roller from smooth surfaces to paint the rest. It took a few coats to cover the wall color-which is Benjamin Moore, Revere Pewter. this is seriously the best wall color! I repainted my whole house a few years ago and never looked back.


On the corners I cut it the best I could then I used my sander to round the corners. These little details make a huge difference in the outcome and look of the board and batten.

Use your caulk to fill in all the nail holes and sand if needed. I didn't sand because right after i filled each hole I wiped it clean with the damp cloth.


Go ahead and nail all boards in place then remove the tape.
Isn't it looking good already?
Now its ready for paint. I used a paint and primer in Bright White in Satin from Lowes. 


See how it continues from the other wall down the hall.


All finished! Whew. I was able to finish on the third day before my kids got home from school. They walked in and said "wow Mom, you've been busy, It looks really good!"
I've got my kids well trained in the compliment department.






I'm so happy with how it tuned out and makes the wall feel finished. not to mention brighter and more interesting.


I was able to replace the light in my hall from dark bronze light to this pretty polished nickel beauty from Build.com I got it for a great price and its really good quality. I installed the light myself and it was so simple to do. It makes the space so much brighter and more up to date.




Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks for being here, have a great day!

-L I N D S A Y