Recycled Craft: Rake Wine Rack

Over the weekend my parents were getting ready to toss out an old rake that they had from their garage. Before tossing it my mom mentioned seeing some DIY projects on Pinterest and asked if I wanted to keep it. After looking searching online I found that people had used the end part for all sorts of home decorating and decided to give it a shot.

It’s so simple just use the end part of a metal vintage rake in your bar/kitchen area to hang wine glasses. The stem of the wine glass fits between the prongs to hang them easily. Simply paint it out in a color of your choice or keep it rusty like I chose to!

This could also be repurposed for organizing garden tools, kitchen utensils or even displaying jewelry.  What a great idea. Anyway, I like its rusty patina and I’m sure it would make a nice addition to the decor of your lovely home as well!

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Check out more DIY home decor ideas here:

| Sunburst Mirror Open Frame Collage | Jewelry Holder |

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Teepee Lovin’

Who doesn’t love a good Teepee?! No one, that’s right, no one, because they’re awesome and make everything more dreamy! After searching on Pinterest, I found that they have tons of fun patterns, can be a DIY project, can be moved super easily and styled so many different ways! Below are some of my favorite ways I have seen them styled!

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| Cozy Fireplaces | Trending Bar Carts | Cozy Reading Nooks |

Currently Craving: Wallpaper

I adore a fabulous wallpaper, the modern prints are a fantastic way to add texture, glamour, or drama with a colorful or metallic pattern to any room in your house. Compared to stenciling, wallpaper is more expensive but can really change the entire look of a room. I cannot wait to get a house next Spring and start decorating each room.

I fell in love with the floral wall papers after seeing it on Monika Hibb’s Oh So Sweet Nursery tour, is that not the cutest nursery you have ever seen? Those pink and peach tones are insanely cute! I would love to do a floral patterned print somewhere in our house whether it’s an office, a bathroom or a spare bedroom.

Check out some of my favorite wallpaper decorating from around the web for each room in your home:

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| Office Wallpaper |

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| Laundry Room Wallpaper |

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| Nursery Wallpaper |

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| Living Room Wallpaper |

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| Bathroom Wallpaper |

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| Girl’s Room wallpaper |

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| Entry Way Wallpaper |

My favorite wallpaper textiles:

Caitlin Wilson, Etsy, Spoonflower

Decorating Jealousies

Happy Tuesday!

After weeks of packing, traveling, and readjusting to the time difference, this was the first week in a while where I felt the pace return back to normal. It’s great to be back into a normal routine and back to a normal schedule.

Now that our bags are unpacked and our laundry is finally done, I’m looking forward to yet another weekend away at Brown County with my family. We’re heading to Nashville, IN for a weekend getaway full of drinking, shopping, hiking and being outdoorsy. Have a good week and check out my five decorating jealousies from around the web:

 

What you may have missed:

| How to use Chalk Paint | DIY Sunburst Mirror | Decorate with a Vintage Ladder |

DIY Sunburst Mirror

I  jumped on the sunburst mirror bandwagon but couldn’t believe how much these were costing from the stores. Being way out of my price range like the one below, I decided to get on Pinterest and look up how to DIY one myself.

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I’ve been on a quest to furnish and decorate our condo in the most inexpensive way possible since it’s not our permanent home.

You’ve seen these mirrors, right? They’re EVERYWHERE right now. On all the blogs. All over Pinterest. What I love about these mirrors is that they may be on trend right now, but they also have a classic look that you could have on your walls for many, many years.

 

Cost breakdown:

mirror: $6.00 for a pack of two off of Amazon (but you could find one even cheaper at Dollar Tree )
3 packs of bamboo skewers: $3
gold spray paint: $7
hot glue + glue gun: already had
Total project $16!

I know it’s not perfect, but neither were the shape of the bamboo sticks that make up the mirror. Each stick sort of bends in its own direction, so it was a chore to get them to lay in a semi-straight pattern.
I kind of love the fact that it’s not perfect- it gives the mirror lots of dimension and personality 🙂

What do you think? Do you love the sunburst mirror trend?

More decor Ideas you may have missed:

| Home Office Decor | Pops of Pink | Bar CartsVintage Ladder Decor |

 

Chalk Paint Project Part 2

By now most of you have seen and heard all the rage with Annie Sloan Chalk paint. Not to be confused with chalkboard paint. It’s a completely different product although it has a chalky, matte finish to it. I have done several projects besides these two and I have always been happy with the end result!

One tip I found along the way is that the chalk paint is very thick so I added a little water before starting the second coat.

Another technique I want to try sometime is using two colors. After applying the first coat, lightly brush a second color on top, or distress it to let some of the bottom color show through, creating a layered look.

My favorite Annie Sloan color so far that I have used is the Old White it is a lot more vintage. I am already excited about doing more projects!

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{After }

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What do you think? I’m very, very happy with both dressers. Eventually I will change out the hardware but until we move out of our condo I decided to put the old hardware back on. I intended for the grey to be a little darker so there would be more contrast with the grey wall, but I do really love the paris grey color and the old white.

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| Framed Letter Wall Decor Wall Jewelry Organizer |

Tissue Covered Luminaries | Earring Bracelets | Homemade Laundry Soap |

Patio Herb Garden

Summertime is all about grilling, hanging out with friends and family, and enjoying time outdoors. One of my favorite things trending right now is DIY herb gardens for small balconies and patios.

Whether it’s growing vegetables for cooking or showing off colorful flowers in flower boxes, apartment dwellers are really getting into the gardening spirit! This week I planted my own little herb garden on the balcony of our condo. I’ll have all the fresh herbs I need to cook with on hand just walking out to my balcony and grabbing a few sprigs of basil, tomatoes, jalepeno, cilantro and mint to add to my dishes.



  

Check out more of my DIY projects HERE!

A Dresser Makeover: Annie Sloan

Happy Tuesday! Ever since the warm weather hit I have been super productive with projects around the condo. I decided last week to redo all of the bedroom furniture in our spare bedroom from a light wood to Annie Sloan Old White Chalk paint.

I didn’t do any distressing to this piece or any cool color combos that a lot of people do. I just used the color Old White (with the clear wax) and it’s so pretty I think. It’s a nice crisp white. I also didn’t change out the dresser pulls yet. There’s 21  of them to replace, so once this room starts coming together more I may change them up, but for now i just put the old ones back on giving it a vintage feel.

 

Supply List for Chalk Paint Projects:

1 quart chalk paint $34.95
1 Sanding Block $3.97
rags $2.09
Wax $4.99-24.95

Reasons I love the chalk paint:

It dries SUPER fast
Eco-friendly
Cleans up with water
Cleans out of our brushes WAY easier
Comes in gorgeous, original colors
Distresses beautifully
Adheres to any surface, no prep work like sanding

Check out more posts from around the condo that you may have missed:

| Two chairs and a Table | Friday Favorites: Home Decor | Rustic Frame Collage |

 

 

Friday Favorites Around the Condo

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{ Annie Sloan Chalk Painted Table + My Joy Is Full Printable }

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{ Turquoise Lantern + Scrapbook of the past three years }

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{ Sphere decor from Gordman’s + Adorable surprise frame for my birthday }

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{ Geometric Table Runner + Rustic Lantern + Yellow & Turquoise pops of color }

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{ Target Pumpkin Decor for Fall + Chalkboard sign made out of an old drawer }

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{ Chalk paint shutter used for pictures and notes + adorable wedding invitation to our last wedding in 2015 }

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{ Coasters made out of wine corks + turquoise tray + ladder magazine rack }

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{ Mustard Yellow Clock + Good Reads + Random little owl }

Caitlin Wilson Wishlist

I have been in love with Caitlin Wilson ever since I stumbled across her preppy pillows plastered all over Pinterest. I clicked on one of adorable pictures and that’s when I discovered her online shop with tons of must-have furniture and amazingly cute home accessories.

On my wish list? All of her bright cheery wallpaper! YES PLEASE!

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