April 14, 2015

Get Your Farmhouse Style On: 8 Ways to Use Bottle Drying Racks

I truly love farmhouse style. I think it goes well with my love of junk vintage. A great example of farmhouse style is the bottle drying rack. And if it's vintage and/or French, well, that's even better. I got mine out recently (spring cleaning and redecorating and all) and then I perused Pinterest for inspiration. I even created a Pinterest board dedicated to them. I was just fascinated with all the different ways you can decorate with them.

April 7, 2015

How To Build Your Own Fire Pit For Less Than $75!

 
Spring is finally here and summer is rapidly approaching. So now is the perfect time to create an awesome outdoor fire pit that you, your family and friends will enjoy for many months to come. I know there are many ways to build a fire pit and we are by no means experts. The way we did it may not be the way for you. That being said, after going through the process, we thought we'd share some tips on how Mr. CBD and chickadee number three went about building it. 
 

April 4, 2015

CanvasPop Photo Canvas Giveaway!

canvaspop wall art man and woman sitting on log on beach/charm bracelet diva {at home}

I love photo canvases. There's something about the 3-D-edness of it all. Yes, 
3-D-edness is a real word. To me, photo canvases just seem to "pop" a bit
more than a regular framed photo hanging flat on your wall.  

March 30, 2015

Easter Decorating with Wheat Grass and Other Natural Elements


Easter Decorating with Natural Elements

I haven't done much in the way of Easter decorating this year, probably
because we still have things in boxes from when the house was on the
market. I did find a few decorations to place around the house, but right
now my favorite Easter decoration is the mossy basket I recently put
together. You can read about how I did that here.

One nice thing about Easter decorating is that it lends itself to the use of
natural elements such as moss, bird's nests, eggs, fresh flowers and wheat grass, just
to name a few. Most of us already have these items and can put them to
use right away whenever the Easter decorating spirit strikes us.

March 27, 2015

Easy DIY Mossy Easter Basket

Easy DIY Mossy Easter Basket

I've been loving on those Pottery Barn moss-covered Easter baskets for the
past few years and, well, I decided that it's finally time to do something about
it. So I went to my local Hobby Lobby (with coupon of course) and picked up
a bag of moss.

March 20, 2015

Join Me For Some Pet Supply Storage Ideas on Hometalk

14 mess-free ways to store pet supplies collage
Find these ideas and more on Hometalk
 
After seeing my Ballard Designs knock-off dog toy storage bin, the kind folks
at Hometalk asked me to curate a pet supply storage board for them. And since
37% - 47% of all American households have dogs, while 30% - 37% have cats,
I thought a round-up of pet storage ideas might come in handy!

Ballard Designs-inspired hemp dog toy storage bin

Here's my Ballard knock-off that I stenciled myself. It's perfect for
storing Riley's  toys when she's not using them.


And I really love this vintage crate turned cat food storage
container from Gypsy Barn.

pet food storage solution, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas, Here she is Done Brought back to life with a little mixed waxed makeover
 
And how about this mudroom designed for a family with 5 dogs!
Fabulous, I want one of these rooms in my house!
 
kitchen remodel dog mud room washing station, foyer, home improvement, kitchen design, pets animals
 
And what about my friend Gail of My Repurposed Life? She created an
awesome cat storage solution from an old TV console! No one would ever
guess that a litter box was in there!  
 
cat litter box hideaway, painted furniture, pets animals, repurposing upcycling
 
There are more ideas over on Hometalk, so be sure to check them out!
 
14 mess-free ways to store pet supplies collage
 
Do you have any pets? What kind?
 
How do you store their food and toys?
 
I'd love to hear!   
 
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March 16, 2015

Free St. Patrick's Day Printable & How Do You Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

Happy St. Patrick's Day chalkboard printable
 
Get your free printable here.
 
Speaking as someone of Irish heritage, I believe I can say that we Irish do
love a good party! And what better day to party than St. Patrick's Day?

March 13, 2015

Friday Finds Classic Edition: Large Basket and Vintage Jewelry

thrifty lidded basket

A while back I promised that I'd post about my thrift store finds once a week.
While I certainly haven't done it once a week, I am at least trying to catch up.
Just a few finds today but I am really happy with them, for a number of reasons
I'll explain below.

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