Today is a Good Day for a Good Day

I’ve been binge watching Fixer Upper on Netflix and in season one of the series, the amazingly talented Joanna Gaines featured this saying in one of the episodes and it’s stuck with me since. I love using these natural wood slack hangers  to hang my favorite art, pictures, or sayings around the house in place of a frame.

Metallic Magnets

This DIY is a Pinterest staple. I’ve seen it pinned repeatedly for the last several years and since I’m always short on magnets on our fridge and I had this this metallic spray paint left over from two recent projects, I thought I’d give it a shot.  To do this, simply spray the magnets and let them dry overnight or for several hours before you use them.

Metallic Plant Stand & Branch

I have been a metallic painting maniac! I am always on the hunt for plant stands and they are so expensive, even at places like Target so I was over the moon when I found a simple style at Goodwill for $3. I initially was going to paint it white but thought a metallic copper would contrast well with green.

DIY: Travel Board

When my husband and I visited the Biscuit House in Nashville, we spotted a map covered with push pins as a way for customers to identify where they were visiting from. I loved this idea and thought it would be cool to do a similar project at home identifying all of the places we’ve traveled, especially since with my husband being on the road touring so much.

Decorating with Houseplants

Decorating with plants if one my favorite things to do around the house. I’ve replaced many of our knick knacks with plants and succulents over the last year and I couldn’t be happier with this decision. Plants are not only inviting and good for the air in your house, but they are inexpensive and totally making a decor comeback.

Easy DIY Lyrics & Quote Art

I’m a huge improviser when I decorate my home. I always try to find a new purpose for things I already own. For example, I use a fishbowl for everything from a vase to storage for my Keurig Kcups. I love framing cards and quotes so instead of spending $20 on a frameable quote from a retail store, I just make my own.

Christmas Village Vignette

 

 

I spent Saturday afternoon with my best friend Shannon decorating our home for the holidays. I know how to do the basic fill a bowl with ornaments decorating, but Shannon has creative ideas for days. I bought a pack of vintage-inspired bottle brush village trees  and searched Pinterest for inspiration on how to build little villages.

DIY Seashell Candles

I’m not sure why I fell off the DIY bandwagon. For a while, I was consistently making things and sharing them on the blog. I had such an inspiring visit with my cousin in New York City this weekend and I think I left energized to try something creative again. To say this was an easy project is an understatement.

Framing Cards

What good is a treasured card in a box? Framing special cards is one of my favorite and easiest DIY projects. My friend Shannon sends the most beautiful and thoughtful cards and I hate to clutter my fridge with things so I simply find a frame at the thrift store and place them around my house. We did this with some of our engagement and wedding cards too.

$10 Thrifted Ladder Shelf

Thrifters always have a dramatic story about an incredible find. I have tons of them, including the time I followed a woman around the store to see if she was going to put a pair of shoes back and once forgoing the restroom to grab a sequined skirt off the new arrivals rack. This ladder shelf was no exception.