Summer Deck Update

Amazing friends, if you've spent any time around here at all, then you know I am all about a good before and after. Today is no exception. If you stopped by yesterday, you saw how I updated my faded and tired patio set into fresh new decor for our back deck: I am over the moon that I was able to use my existing  patio set once again, and I love having so much color in our outdoor space! See more details HERE. (You may want to start there anyway if you missed it!) Today my sweet friend, … [Read more...]

Reclaimed Wood Bookcase

Hi Friends! Today I'm joining my Power Tool Girl Crew to bring you a simple project I did using power tools! I love these group challenges because they motivate me to get stuff done! This month's theme is "Summer". I wanted to do something with this little bookcase I picked up at the thrift store for $12 a couple of weeks ago: It looked like someone had some sort of electronics on the bottom shelf that needed to be vented, so two big holes had been cut out on the back. When I bought … [Read more...]

Summer Wildflower Door Basket

Hi sweet Friends! I've put the paint brush down today to share what I did with this hanging basket I found at the thrift store about a year or so ago: It was only 99¢ and I figured I would put it to use eventually. Well today is the day! It now holds wildflowers on my front door: I didn't even paint it; that is so unlike me! It's so summery and fresh and picks up the colors I have in my planters in the front. I also have a patch of daisies just starting to bloom out … [Read more...]

Summer Hydrangea Wreath Tutorial

Hello my friends! Today I am sharing a hydrangea wreath that I made for my front door. But didn't I just make a shell wreath for my door a couple of weeks ago? Yes I did! This is actually my Summer wreath from last year. I shared it as a guest post for Between Naps on the Porch then, but never shared it here. I thought I'd share it in case shells aren't your thang. :) This wreath was super easy to put together and could easily carry you all the way through until the Fall. I … [Read more...]

Get Your DIY On: Outdoor Decor

Welcome party people! Are you ready for Summer? I am definitely ready for warm weather and fun in the sun! My babes still have 11 more days of school though, and then it's  on! Last month we were looking for thrifty projects that came in under $10, and there were a bunch of great ideas shared. Here are out our top 10 favorites if you missed them: 10 Creative Thrifted Projects I think this month's theme is perfect to kick off the Summer, and we can't wait to see what projects you'll … [Read more...]

Updating Old Porch Decor

Hi Friends! Today I'm sharing how I squeezed at least one more season out of my old and faded, porch decor! Let's start here: How sad is this? This is one of two planters like this. They were both faded, but this one had a big crack in the side as well. As I was gearing up for my Summer Home Tour, I really wanted to freshen up my entry area. I decided to start by freshening up these two planters with a little paint and...sisal rope! They really do look so fresh and new, … [Read more...]

My Summer Home Tour!

Are you ready for Summer? My house sure is and today I'm sharing it with you as part of the Balsam Hill Welcome Home Summer Tour!  The generous people at Balsam Hill allowed us to choose something to use as part of our tour, and I'm excited to show you what I picked! Let's start outside, shall we? This is a little courtyard area you walk through to get to the front door. You might remember my new Pottery Barn Inspired Shell Wreath waiting there to greet you! As soon as you enter, … [Read more...]

25 Ways to Summer-ify Your Home {Get Your DIY On Features!}

Hi friends! I have got 25 fantastic features to share with you today! Every month my Get Your DIY On co-hostesses and I challenge other bloggers to come up with a project based on some sort of theme. This month's theme was "DIY Summer Fun," and they certainly rose to the challenge! There were so many fantastic projects shared that it was hard to just pick a few to feature, but we managed! Here are some of our favorites (Keep in mind that even if a project was amazing, we only feature those that … [Read more...]

Get Your DIY On July: DIY Summer Fun

Hi friends! It's Get Your DIY On time again! In most parts Summer means sunshine, vacations, lounging by the pool or on the beach.  I hope your Summer has included all of the above so far! If you missed our features from last month's "Knock Off" theme, you can check them out here: 18 Awesome Knock Off Projects What better theme for July than Summer Fun?  Let's get to it!  Here is what my lovely co-hosts and I created for this month's theme: Summer and Sand Wood Sign by Mandy at The … [Read more...]

PB Inspired Summer House Sign

Today I'm sharing a fun summer knockoff project. I love this sign from Pottery Barn. It sells for $69, but I knew I could easily make my own.  I just so happened to have a scrap piece of wood in my garage, so my total out-of-pocket for this project was $0! Here's my version:     I brought in my very first vase of Hydrangeas for the season too! I love them so much. They really remind me of summer. What's that? You want to make a sign too?  Great! Here's a few … [Read more...]