Friday, March 25, 2011

For the Spring Birds

We finally had some ok lighting, so I wanted to share my Spring table I was working on last week. 

I hope it inspires some Spring decorating in your home! :)

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The little bird house was a garage sale freebie that I gave a mini makeover and attached to a candlestick. I will share the before with you later.

The sweet picture on the left is my Dad as a little toddler mowing the lawn…I love it!  {Adding personal touches with photos again.}

The tiny bird nest on the left is a real one my girls found on the ground last summer.



Happy Spring!

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Moss Eggs

The CSI Project’s challenge this week is creating something for under $5.
You might remember last Spring I made these moss eggs for $4.  I think they are pretty sweet so I am sharing them again and linking up for the challenge.
You can read the whole tutorial {HERE}
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Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Spring:)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Adding a Personal Touch with Photos


Using great family photos in your decor is a great way to add interest and character and really personalize your space.

I have always LOVED photos.  Taking pictures, displaying pictures, even being in pictures…sometimes.;) Growing up I my room was plastered with photos of friends and family and every where I went I took pictures.  In all the homes we have lived in I always had a lot of photos of family & friends displayed.  For whatever reason in our current home I don’t have as many out.

Anyway, I am working on tweaking our family room. 

I  found this great fabric {for a steal!} to make my curtains out of. 


I will be sharing the updates, but I am basically cutting out a lot of the reds and adding in more warmth and personality, like with some Family Photos.

Here is the before…


And the after…


I used the big mirror as a ledge to lean my pictures on.  Get creative.  You don’t have to just hang everything on the walls.  Layering these frames like this, again adds interest and dimension to this wall.  These are some of my favorite pictures and displaying them like this was an instant warm up for this room…and my heart. :)

  Once I get the curtains up I will start on pillow, throws, etc. 

Did you notice the new lamp shade?  Much better. 

I am also deciding what color to paint the little end table…any suggestions? :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

{last} Spring Table

I was going through blog posts to see what I was up to last Spring and I came across my Spring Table Vignette.  Although I am doing something different this year, I still think it’s really sweet & simple so I thought I would share it again.

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You can go back to the original post for all the details if you’d like. :)

I am linking up to The CSI Project’s spring challenge this week.   You should go check out all the fun Spring ideas!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

{Dollar Store} Wire Cloche

Something about a ceramic bird trapped er… nested inside some sort of cloche or glass jar just screams Spring, don’t ya think? ;)   
Well, here is a inexpensive & simple way to create your own wire cloche.
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I picked up a few wire wastebaskets at the dollar store a while back wanting to do something like this with them.  I just spray painted the basket in ‘Oregano’ and then added a metal finial with a bolt to the top (or bottom) of the basket.
*This finial is the sister to the one I used for my paper towel holder. They actually went on the end of a curtain rod.  I just glued a bolt on the underside to attach it.  You could use a knob as well or just glue it right on your basket.
I then put my new wire cloche on top of my Homemade Cake Stand. 
Here is a lighter version…
Same wire cloche, just different cake stand and a crystal drawer knob.
I’ll be sure to share where my little cloche ends up.
Stay tuned for more Spring Decor….My natural light is not cooperating so I’m having a hard time getting good pictures today, but hopefully soon. :)
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Spring {Sneak Peek}


Just a fun little sneak peak of some Spring Decor I am working on.

It is a dark day here, but hopefully I’ll have pics up a little later.

Have a great day!! :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Whimsical Spring Wreath Tutorial

I am dreaming of Spring
so ready for brighter scenery and warmer weather. 
{seasonal depression anyone?! ;)}
Well, if Mother Nature isn’t bringing it yet, at least we can bring it with our decor. 
Here is a simple, fun and whimsical Spring wreath tutorial for ya.  To brighten your day, & if I’m not alone in this…brighten your mood. :)
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  • wispy grapevine wreath
  • moss flower or other spring like accent
  • silk poppies
  • boxwood greens
  • spring blossom stems
  • jute ribbon
  • hot glue
  • wire
  • moss
Start by hanging your wreath with your jute ribbon. You could do this at the end as well, but this way you won’t have to mess with your completed wreath.
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Position your moss flower (mine is from Michaels) or other decorative piece where you would like,then secure with floral wire. 
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Next, add in your flowers with a bit of hot glue and wire if needed.  Arrange them somewhat evenly without getting too much of a uniform look.  You want them to look as if they are growing right out of the wreath. Cover up any stems with moss pieces…this adds more texture to the design while covering up glue drips, etc.
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Now fill it in with your greens. Working around the center of the wreath in the direction of the grapevine.  Then add in your longer blossoms and stems for a wispy three dimensional look.  Keep adding until you reach your desired look.  It’s your wreath, there is no right or wrong. :)
I hope this gets your creative juices flowing and gives you some inspiration and ideas for your Spring decor.  :)

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