Simple Shelving – One Room Challenge Week Four

My 4th week of the One Room Challenge has ended and I love the turn out! I worked with Kirkland’s to design shelving for practical and decorative use. I have the cutest pieces coming from Kirkland’s to decorate this space and I am so excited.

The One Room Challenge is sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens, and so many bloggers are participating. Make sure to check out the One Room Challenge Blog to see all the rooms that are being renovated right now, you will find so much inspiration.

Here is a recap of my 6 week outline:

Week One – Orignal Room Reveal (read here)
Week Two – Wood Ceiling (READ HERE)
Week Three – Wallpaper and Cupboards (read here)
Week Four – Floating Shelves
Week Five – Drying Racks and Folding Table
Week Six – Decorations and Reveal
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I love floating shelves. I learn all I can from the Shanty2Chic sisters. So make sure to watch all their floating shelf tutorials here – you will learn so much!

I measured and added my “bones” (aka “cleat”) of the shelves.

Then I built the shelf that goes over the “bones”. This measurement was very simple. Once again, to learn how to do this, head over to the Shanty2Chic blog.

I sanded down the shelf with my Tacklife sander. It’s easy to hold and a great starter tool for any DIYer.

We added on the cupboards that we purchased from Ikea. Farmboy had to do this part for me.

Then I stained my shelves with Old Barn Living One Step Weathered Stain (I love this stuff).

Nexr step – installing the cleat onto the wall (measuring for the stud of course to drill the screw into for stability).

I slid the shelf right over the top and used hard nails to attach it to the cleat.

After this I added a faux wood shelf right over the white shelf already installed, staining it first. I used a 12 inch board for the top and nailed it into the sides of the original board. I then put a 1×2 board over the front, staining first.

I loved how these additions changed up the entire room. I can’t wait to get started decorating!

Stunning Lanterns for DIY Shutters

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The number one question I get when I share my mantel is “Where did you get those lanterns?!”.  So finally today I am sharing my favorite lanterns with you! I hang them from my DIY Shutters that you can see here. These are such an easy build that anyone can do.

The ones I found are at Kirklands here So I searched all over Walmart and Wayfair to find some of the cutest lanterns for the best prices. Affiliate links are included, so just click on the title to take you to their website!

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Simple Fall Mantel Decor

Simple Fall Mantel Decor

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Welcome to our Fall Festival Blog Hop, where 25 talented bloggers are sharing their tips and tricks for this wonderful season of Fall. Each day of the week will feature new themes and inspiration! Continue reading “Simple Fall Mantel Decor”

Do It Yourself Cake Plate

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DIY Cake Plate

Ready to make a super easy cake plate for the holidays? Or even just for a fun display decoration? They are so simple and inexpensive – check out my 60 second video tutorial and then pin it for later when your ready to make yours!

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How to build Simple Plant Wall Hooks

Simple Plant Wall Hooks

I was needing some space in my office to hang these darling plants from TJ Max. But I didn’t want to spend any money on them. So I rummaged through my box of “extra stuff” to see what caught my eye. That is how the Simple Plant Wall Hook came to be! If you do not need this now, pin it for later on Pinterest and follow along with all my pins here.

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DIY Table Setting in 5 Steps

Do It Yourself Table Setting in 5 Steps

I love keeping a table set, it makes me feel that much closer to a prepared dinner (even if nothing is started!). For years I thought it would cost a fortune to keep a table set, so I shied away from it. A few years ago I realized I had been wrong this whole time. I want to show you how easy to can be!

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Do It Yourself Wood Tray

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Having a wood tray around the house is a MUST!  I use them in my bathroom for storage, serving drinks on, delivering breakfast in bed or adding decor for my living room.  Want to make one?  Check out my 60 second DIY Tutorial and then follow along to learn how!

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Holiday Blog Tour

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I am so excited to welcome you to today’s Holiday Vignette feature of the Christmas Festival Blog Tour hosted by Kendra from Joy In Our Home Blog.  Many of you might be joining me from Stacey at Poofing The Pillows Blog – isn’t she darling?  Thank you for following us on this tour!

Do you often think about Christmas Decor and wonder how you can incorporate your every day items into this amazing holiday?  I have come up with 8 fun ways to help you do just that.  At the end of the blog, please share with me your ideas and creative ways of decorating your home for the holidays, I would love to hear from you!

First Tip: Use your chargers

I love DIY chargers and the versatility they bring.  If you don’t use them for your place settings, add them under your tablescape for a simple addition to your decor.

Don’t know how to make them? Cut 12 inch strips of 14 inch wide wood. Sand and stain.  As easy as that!

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Second Tip: Add ball ornaments to empty spaces

If you have vases, baskets or lanterns lying around your home – add ball ornaments to fill them up for the Christmas season.  Need to find a chunk for super cheap?  Head to the The Dollar Tree!

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Third Tip: Use pinecones

Pinecones aren’t expensive and look perfect with all types of decor styles for the holidays.  You can keep them neutral or spray paint them any color.  Hot glue them to a foam ball, add some ribbon and then place on top of a candle stick – so easy!

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Another pinecone DIY idea is to fill them up in a basket and highlight them with ball ornaments and greenery.  The Home Depot sells ones that are laced with cinnamon – your whole house will smell yummy!

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Fourth Tip: Hang your ornament with fishing string

I love the look of ball ornaments hanging in mid air.  I use fishing string to make a square knot at different lengths.  You can add these to a chandelier or off of any shelf for a fun holiday twist.

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Fifth Tip: BEADS!

String beads add such a fun flair to holiday decor.  They come in so many colors and so many price points.  Lately even wood beads have adorned feeds.  Find decor around your home that needs a little spicing up and lace them over and under.  There is no right or wrong way to add string beads!

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Sixth Tip: Flower Sprays

I love adding different colors of flower sprays for each holiday.  If you have vases, mason jars or any other bucket, add new flowers for each season!  I wrap red sprays in burlap for Christmas, pink sprays in ribbon for Easter, and orange sprays in brown twisted paper for Thanksgiving.  The Dollar Tree, Joann Fabrics and Michaels have an amazing selection for very inexpensive.

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Seventh Tip:  Use wooden trays

You can decorate wooden trays very easily during the holidays.  Fill it with skulls for Halloween, pumpkins for Thanksgiving, and pine needles for Christmas.  This one I found at our local thrift store and sprayed it with Chalk Paint.  You can read all about it in my tutorial here. 

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Eighth Tip: Use Ribbon

I love adding a splash of thick ribbon material to my chairs.  I can’t move them out of the room so I might as well add some holiday love to them!  Ribbon brightens up any normal decor you have and turns it into a holiday must have.

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Now you have 8 more tips to add to your decor tool belt on ways to decorate your home for Christmas.  I am so grateful you joined me today!  Check out a few more of the places I love in my home this holiday season before you go:

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I hope you enjoyed yourself and learned some new ways to add holiday decor to your home!

Head over to our next Christmas Blog Hop Tour with the amazing host – Kendra from Joy In Our Home Blog!  You will love what she is showcasing today!

Happy Holidays!

Love,

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Do It Yourself – Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint

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I have always wanted to try out milk paint and figured my Granny’s old oak headboard was where to start.  I started my search online and I found Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint – it is the cutest website!  There are so many tutorials to learn from and I instantly felt like Marian and I (aka Miss Mustard Seed) were instant friends (even though she has never met me, but I just know we would be buddies!).

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So check out my 60 second DIY Tutorial on my project and then follow along for details on how my headboard turned out.  And go check out this amazing line of milk paints!!!

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Do It Yourself – Cleaning Plumbers Pipe

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I love plumbers pipe.  It’s industrial look mixes so when with farmhouse decor.  It is easy to use and super versatile.  The two things that stress me out the most though when I am considering it for a project are:

  1. It is so expensive!
  2. It is so dirty!

I can’t do anything about the price, but I was bound and determined to figure out how to clean it faster.  I google and searched – not much on the internet except for ways to clean CLOGGED plumbers pipe (totally not was I was going for) . I recently had a client hire me for a large build FULL of plumbers pipe – I needed to figure out this cleaning thing fast.

I guess I should have thought a little harder about it – but thankfully my wonderful friends at The Home Depot introduced me to ACETONE!  Yippee!!  Super similar to what our little girlies use to clean their fingernail polish off with.  Smelly – totally.  Effective – completely!

As always I have a 60 second DIY Tutorial to fast track you through the process.

Continue reading for lots of good details and tricks!

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