Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! It has been rainy here. Even though the weather is kind of icky, one thing I have been very excited about is that my flowers are all getting ready to bloom. My roses are in full bloom and my hydrangea are almost ready. I will be most likely be instagramming pics soon. This week I have been inspired by my garden and have found a bunch of vintage floral items to share with you! Here are some of my favorites:
Check out this amazing Vintage 1950′s Pink Floral Jantzen Swimsuit from When Decades Collide Here
Check out this fantastic Vintage 1950′s Cherry Blossom Tablecloth from Independence Vintage Here
Check out this Sweet Vintage Ransburg Enamelware Cannister from NanNa’s Things Here
Check out this Fabulous Vintage 1950′s Floral Butterfly Print Dress from D&J Vintage Here
Check out this adorable Vintage Lilies Print Kitchen Towel from La Petite Vintage Shop Here
Check out this fantastic Vintage Ransburg Red Retro Wax Paper Dispenser From Fabulous Textiles Here
Check out this lovely Vintage 1950′s Floral Glass Silver City Vase from Ripening Here
Check out this Beautiful 1950′s mid-century Floral Tablecloth from Mungo and Midge Here
Check out these Amazing Vintage Petite Bisque Vintage Floral Vases from Dotti Rose Studio Here
Check out this Lovely Vintage 1950′s Floral Applique Slip from Milieu Vintage Here
Check out these fabulous Vintage 1950′s Satin Stiletto Floral Heels from Crush Vintage Here
Check out this adorable Vintage 1960′s Blue Floral Blouse with Ruffles from My Vintage Valentine Here
Aren’t they all just so pretty! I love florals, especially vintage florals! I hope you all enjoy browsing through these wonderful etsy vintage shops as much as I did! I’ll be back next week with more fun vintage finds. Until then…
Hi guys! I do hope you all are having a lovely week! Today I am going to share with you one of my favorite of my recent projects, a diy vintage wallpaper magnetic board. Vintage wallpaper is one of my absolute favorite things in the entire world! I just adore the prints and textures! It’s so wonderful! I love finding new ways to use it too. I recently came across this pattern from one of my favorite vintage wallpaper shops, Hannah’s Treasures, and immediately thought it would make a great magnetic board for the bedroom at my mom’s house where I stay on visits. Making this little board was really easy, and it whipped up pretty quick too!
Here’s What You Need:
*16×20 Frame (the local flea market or thrift store is a great place to look)
*1 Yard of Vintage Wallpaper
*1 Sheet of HVAC Thin Guage Sheet Metal (I bought mine at home depot, look in the hvac department)
*Acid Free Double Stick Tape
*Framing hardware if needed…
*Heavy Duty Tin Snips
*Foam core ( optional for backing if your frame does not come with backing)
The first thing you need to do is paint your frame if you are planning on painting it. While it dries you can cut and assemble your board. To start measure the opening of your frame. Mine was 16×20. So I marked on the metal 16″ wide and 20″ long. Then cut the metal down to size with the tin snips. You can cut down the foam core to fit your frame as well if you plan on using it. Now, trace your sheet metal dimensions onto the wrong side of your wallpaper, leave an inch on the top and an inch on the bottom for folding over. So if I have a 16×20 piece of metal, then I cut my paper to be 16×22″. Mark 1″ up on both the top and bottom of the wrapping paper. Lay out your metal on top of the paper in between the 1″ marks. Run a strip of double stick tape along the edge at the bottom and top edges of your wall paper on the wrong side. Now, fold over the edges of the paper in towards the middle of the metal and tape down snugly so that the paper is nice and taught across the metal. Next, lay your board into the opening in your frame face down and close up the back. Add a hanger to the middle of the back of the frame and you are ready to hang.
I love this fun magnetic board! It looks great in the room! It is a pretty way to organize and keep little notes and things while I am at my parent’s home. It is a great size too. I just adore the wallpaper and I have quite a bit left that I can use for future crafting, yay! I love how easy this project is to customize just by changing the style of the frame and the wallpaper. The sheet metal in the hvac department at the hardware store is really inexpensive too, so you can always change out the boards if the style of your room changes too. This really is such a fast and easy diy! It would make a great gift for college bound gals who need a memo board for their dorms. I hope some of you will give this one a try! It is so fun and easy, you’ll have a blast!
Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I am going to share with you some of my favorite pins from my Pinterest boards over the last month. I haven’t had a lot of time to spend on Pinterest lately. However, I did manage to add a bunch of outdoor party pinspiration as well as a healthy dose of cute animals, and some fun diy and home decor to my boards. Here are some of my absolute favorites:
From my board Party Ideas:
I just love this picnic idea! It’s so dreamy!
Love these colors!!!
I love the packaging here, it’s so fun!
From my board For the Home:
Love the shelving!
I love this kitchen! I based the open shelving on the top of my cabinets off of this picture.
I love the cabinet and the fridge! So cute!
From my board Tattoos:
This is so sweet! It means “smile” in Swedish.
From my board Pets and Animals:
I just LOVE this picture!
This cracks me up! So true…
and from my board DIY Ideas I Love:
This is great for summer!
So stinkin’ cute!
I absolutely love this!
Aren’t they all just fantastic! I love Pinterest, don’t you! To see more inspiring pins you can check out all my Pinterest boards Here. I’ll be back next month with more pinspiration! Until then…
Hi guys! I hope you all are having a fun week! After a fun girls getaway, we are heading home from DC today. The city was so fantastic! I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite pics from our trip soon. Today I have a super easy and fun diy project for you, a lace trim cake bunting. This bunting can be whipped up in just a few minutes and makes a super sweet addition to your spring cakes!
What You Need:
*Lace Trim -1/2 to 2/3 yard
*Thread and needle
If you would like to paint your skewers, do so first. Once the paint is dried you are ready to go. Clip your trim to two pieces. I made mine 8.5″ and 10″ long. Thread your needle and thread through the end of one side of your trim. Clip the thread to about 4 or five inches. Now tie the threaded end of trim onto your skewer and knot securely. You can add a dab of glue for added security if you like. Repeat with other side and other skewer. Once you have the first strand tied, thread and tie the bottom strand of trim to the skewers right under the first strand. To finish, tie a small length of ribbon in a bow on each side of the skewer where the trim is tied. Now you are ready to use your bunting in your favorite cake.
I love this sweet bunting! It is lovely and feminine, and makes an adorable topper! This bunting would be perfect for a Mother’s day cake or even for a baby or bridal shower. I will be sharing my new favorite cake recipe soon. The best thing about this bunting is that it is so simple and customizable! I hope I have inspired some of you all to give this one a try. You’ll love it!
Happy Wednesday everyone! As you all know, Mother’s Day is coming up really soon. I always like to make gifts for my moms. It’s always nice to give something thoughtful and handmade to the ones you love most, especially mom. I have gathered a little collection of handmade diy gifts that I think would be especially nice for mommy’s day. Check em’ out:
Check out these fantastic Upcycled Wine Cork Pendants from Fiskars Here
Check out this adorable Fabric Covered Suitcase from The 36th Avenue Here
Check out these sweet No Sew Fabric Flowers from Dana Made It Here
Check out this amazing Retrotastic Camera Camera Bag from Happy Sew Lucky Here
Check out this fabulous DIY Hand Embroidered Portrait with Felt Flowers from Do Small Things With Love Here
Check out this lovely DIY Eco Friendly Soy Candle from Ruffled Here
Check out these sweet Mother’s Day Memory Jars from Centsational Girl Here
Check out this fun DIY Mini Boxy Make Up Bag from Say Yes to Hoboken Here
Check out this lovely DIY Solid Perfume Pocket Watch Locket from Design Sponge Here
And check out these beautiful Gold Leaf Paper Mache Bowls from Kelli Murray Here
Aren’t they all just lovely! I am not a mommy of two legged babies as of yet, but I would love any of these! I know my mom would too! Is there something special you are making for your mommy dear this year? My mom is getting the tablecloth duvet I recently made. I hope this little list has given you all some ideas and inspiration! You can find a lot more ideas through my pinterest boards as well Here.
At the beginning of this month we have officially been homeowners for three years! I absolutely love our little house! It is a tiny little ranch in Fuquay Varina which is a suburb of the Raleigh area. When we bought the house we pretty much gutted every room. We completely remodeled both the master and the hall bath. We added all new flooring and appliances, and we scraped the ceiling and painted. We spent every day for a little over a month fixing the place up with a little help here and there from Daryl’s colleagues since he was working as a construction manager for a local builder at the time, and a lot of help from my father in law, Ed. The transformation of the house is something we are very happy with! We still continue to change and add here and there. Who knows if I’ll ever be done, there will always be something else I want to do, even if it is just a simple decor change. My house makes me happy! So happy in fact that I feel that I’d just love to share it will all of my lovely readers! So, starting now, each month this year I will be sharing a room of my home and its transformation. This month I will be starting with one of my favorite rooms, and the one I am the most proud of.
The master bathroom is by far my favorite remodel of the whole house! We ended up moving the laundry room which is in the kitchen over a bit so we could make the shower bigger. You can’t really tell by the pics, but the original shower was just a little over two feet wide. We ripped out the shower, the toilet, the flooring, and the sink. We built in a new double shower. The tile is white subway tile with black and clear glass tile accents in the stripe and the floor is a classic black and white pattern. We built in a shelf for our toiletries and a little corner bench. Our shower is my favorite thing in the whole house! I am definitely a gal who spends forever in the shower! The sink was actually built by my hubby. We added a granite top that was a freebie given to us from a piece that a homeowner was not happy with in their bathroom. I like the open design! It helps make the narrow room seem more open to me. We retiled the floor with 12″ black tiles and added a new toilet as well. We wanted a classic black and white look that would be easy to match with any color scheme I please. We painted the walls my favorite shade of lime green, and finished the room off with modern chrome hardware and funky round mirrors.
Whatcha think? It certainly isn’t for everyone. I am a person who thrives in color! The more color the better, and bright fresh colors make me supremely happy! My dad always teases us about not wanting to ever be in my home with a hangover. To me it’s heaven. Anywho, I hope you all have enjoyed my before and after pics of my master bath! I’ll be back next month with another room and remodel. Until then…..
I recently spent some time searching around pinterest for an Easter round up, which you can see here. One of my favorite projects was these fantastic little eggshell planters from the sweet blog Le Robin’s Nest. I was so inspired by these sweet planters, and having no shortage of eggs around here, I decided to try some out. These are so sweet and really fun and easy to make!
Here’s What You Need:
*Moss, succulents, etc…
*Miniatures like mushrooms, vintage deer, stamens from flower picks, cupcake toppers, etc…
If you would like to use succulents, you can follow along with Le Robin’s Nest. I made mine with moss because there is plenty of it growing naturally around here. So, the first thing you do is crack your eggs. Try to crack them about a third of the way down from the top. Set aside the larger half, throw away the smaller half and save the eggs in a bowl for something yummy later. Carefully wash your egg shells. Let them dry. If you want to paint the carton, now would be a good time to do so. I painted just the inside of my carton. You will want to cut the bottom off from the top and cut the flap off as well. It looks nicer that way. So once your shells are dry and your carton is ready, you are ready to decorate. First spoon in some potting soil into the egg shell. Next pull off a snippet of moss to fit inside on top of the soil. Place your mossy egg into the carton. Repeat with the other egg shells. Once you have your eggs filled you can embellish them with any trinkets you may like. I used some mini mushroom millenary picks, some vintage mini plastic deer, and a little dwarf cake topper and his garden accessories, as well as a few paper flowers and stamens. You can really get creative here and customize them to your style.
Aren’t they fun! I LOVE them! These little eggs make a great addition to my spring decor. You can really customize them to your own taste by the fillings you add to the eggshells. I left my eggs natural. My Rosie lays the most beautiful blue eggs! I hope some of you will give this little project a try this spring! And be sure to go check out Le Robin’s Nest here for more inspiration!