Thrift Store Baskets go Coastal

I am a picnic basket hoarder. There, I said it. I cannot pass up a deal on a picnic basket. I just love them!  Amazing friends, it is Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday and I am thrilled to announce that I tackled not just one of the picnic baskets I recently picked up, but both picnic baskets I recently picked up! Before I forget...don't forget to look for my talented friends' makeovers at the bottom! I really had no business buying more picnic baskets because look what I still have in my storage … [Read more...]

Spring Hydrangea Wreath

Hello sweet friends! I'm taking a quick break from my latest thrift store haul makeovers to bring ya'll an easy Spring project, and I think we could all use a little Spring right about now! I'm joining the Seasonal Simplicity Series hosted by my friend, Krista of The Happy Housie, and today is all about Spring wreaths! There are 28 fabulous DIY Spring wreath ideas to inspire you! Be sure to look for links to the others at the bottom if you see anything you fancy there. (I know I … [Read more...]

Thrift Shop Shakedown #4 and a Mirror Makeover

Awesome friends, I am so excited to bring ya'll another episode of my video series with my blogging bestie, Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule: Thrift Shop Shakedown #4! As you know, we love thrifting, but it's even more fun when we can take you with us!! In this video, we take you thrift shopping with us to pick out something for each of us to make over. Today we are also sharing what we did with the items we found! But first, enjoy the video of our shopping trip: If you don't see the … [Read more...]

Simple Fabric Pumpkins

Hello awesome friends! Who's ready for a little Fall project? Honestly, me either! Seriously ya'll, it is 94• outside right now as I type this, and my boys don't start school until the day after Labor Day, so Fall seems lightyears away at the moment. However it IS coming and the Seasonal Simplicity Fall Tour hosted by my sweet friend, Krista from The Happy Housie, starts today, so of course I wanted to join in! Several crafty bloggers are sharing simple Fall projects to help put you in … [Read more...]

How we Stained our Deck

  Hello fellow DIYers! After sharing our new and improved deck space last week, several of you mentioned you would be interested in seeing how we stained our deck. Well, lucky friends, here is the super exciting deck staining  post! First let's look take another quick look back and see how this deck looked just a couple of months ago: And here is how it looks today: Huge improvement! Of course the new and updated patio furniture and decor does wonders ( I shared … [Read more...]

White Floral Summer Wreath

Happy Wednesday, awesome friends! I sure missed ya'll yesterday! I mentioned on Thursday that I would be posting a day later this week to join with some amazing bloggers today for a fun Summer wreath hop hosted by one of my favorite blogger friends, Krista from The Happy Housie! It has been a while since I made a wreath for my front door, and I had fun with this one. I usually try to find an old wreath at the thrift store for cheap that I can reuse just to save a few dollars because you … [Read more...]

DIY Spindle Wind Chimes

Hi my beautiful friends! Today I'm sharing what I did with a bunch of spindles I found at an estate sale for $2. If you've visited the last couple of posts, you know that my hubby booked a last-minute Disney Cruise to celebrate the sale of our old house, which had been on the market since last August. (Definitely worthy of a celebration!) Well needless to say, we had a blast! These are just a few pics I had on my phone. We also visited the Kennedy Space Center the day before we left on … [Read more...]

DIY Teapot Garden Feature

Happy Thursday, amazing Friends!! I might be sitting back relaxing on a beach somewhere today, but I wouldn't miss giving you your biweekly dose of creative inspiration! I pulled this project out of my archives because it is THE perfect Mother's Day gift! That is if she has an outdoor space. Several years ago I bought a cute teapot garden feature at a craft market. I shared a photo of it as part of my Front  Yard Garden Tour that year,  and had countless requests for the tutorial. After … [Read more...]

How to Make a Faux-Real Flower Arrangement

Beautiful friends, I have a crafty project today that is just perfect for Spring! But first I'll reveal what items I kept from my mini-makeovers painting marathon! Ya'll know me so well! I kept the corbels of course...how could I not? I also kept one of the lamps since it looks so sweet here in my office: But I also have yet to drop off another item... this sweet little napkin holder I shared: I just love the vintage feel of it! Thanks for guessing! :) If you missed any … [Read more...]

Simple $7 Greenery Wreath

Hello amazing friends! Today I am bringing you a little Spring inspiration!  Who else is ready to leave this Winter far far behind?? One of my favorite blogging friends, Krista from The Happy Housie, is hosting several weeks of Spring blog hops and this week is all about Spring wreaths! (Several other talented gals are sharing wreaths today as well so be sure to look for them at the bottom!) When I think of Spring, I immediately think of things turning green. I wanted a simple wreath that … [Read more...]