A farmhouse gallery wall…revealed


Last week, we published this post to ask your advice about our living room gallery wall.

You guys even helped make our decision by participating in my poll.

And after mulling it over for a bit, we chose to do this:


I love that cute little B on the top right, but I feel like it doesn’t really go with the rest of the gallery. I will probably change it out, but for now, isn’t this wall a hundred times better?

Have a wonderful week.

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Make something Monday: farmhouse inspired candles

Today’s “make something Monday” is a quick and easy DIY idea that I actually got from a friend of ours at church. Last week when I was at her house I saw some really pretty candles and I thought I’d try to make them as well.


Mine aren’t as cute as hers but I do like how they turned out.


You will need burlap ribbon, lace, hot glue gun and glue (not pictured) and pillar candles.

Then, cut your burlap to size, wrap it around your candle and hot glue the ends together. Then you just got glue the lace on top of the burlap. Easy Peasy, right?


Just don’t burn your fingers like I did ☹️

I also tried using them on these pillar spindles but they’re a bit too small.


I will show you later this week how I’ve chosen to use these candles. Have a wonderful week!

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Make it Mondays: Lined baskets from diaper baskets


As the mother of an almost two year old, I’ve got a ton of diaper boxes. They come in handy for a number of things: passing hand me downs to friends and even DIY storage.

You can cover them with fabric and make some super cute bins:


Did you know you can use them to make lined “baskets” as well?

All you need is jute twine, high temperature hot glue sticks and an old pillowcase.


First, cut the flaps off your diaper box.


Then, Start gluing your rope to the box. You’ll want to do the opposite of what I did and start from the bottom, though. #trialanderror


Repeat until your whole box is covered.


Keep going…


Almost there…


How far I got before running out of rope…and why you should start from the bottom.


Then go get your pillow case and slip it around your box. It won’t be an exact fit and that’s ok.

Not bad, huh?

I’m planning to make some more of these and use them in our new family room. But for now, it’s corralling some glass vases in my China hutch.


So, does anyone wanna send me some diaper boxes? Have a great day!

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Farmhouse Friday: “Antique” tool caddy

Two years ago I went shopping at a local dollar store and I found this:


Granted, when I found it, it had this horrendously ugly label on the front:


Sorry if that’s your thing. I soaked it and scraped that bad guy off. I didn’t really do anything with it after that.

I do have some great ideas of how I’m gonna use it, though.


I added some mason jars to it (Classico sauce jars fit perfectly!) and used it as a silverware caddy in my dining room.


Then I had another idea and I grabbed some tin cans and used it to store my art supplies.

I can’t claim this one, but someone in a Facebook group I follow did this:


Now I want to buy a few more of these!!!

Have you dressed up a “Cheapy-find” and then find more than one use for it?

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Make it Mondays: Faux vintage sign


Get ready for the quickest and easiest craft ever. 

All you need are the following (and a glue stick):


Pictured here are old foam core poster board (that I’ve been painting on, can you tell?), scissors and a printable “sign.” I downloaded this and printed it from The Graphics Fairy.com. 

If you have never checked out The Graphics Fairy, you should. Lots of great vintage graphics and botanical prints… and they’re free!!

I printed it on cardstock, trimmed it down and glued it onto the foam board.


Then, all you have to do is trim down your foam board.


I love how this sign looks on our shelf: 


I will definitely make more of these. 

Have a wonderful week.

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Farmhouse Friday: Chalk painted Mason jars


Last week I showed you some chalk painted Mason jars.


These things turned out so cute. I love how the chalk paint really makes the details on the jars pop.


I popped some faux hydrangeas into the Ball jar and put it in my baby’s room.


But don’t they look darling with these art supplies in them?

I can also envision using these jars in a bathroom to store cotton balls and such.

But for now, I’m loving them as vases.


Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend.

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Home projects: Antique Cedar Chest


Meet my great grandmother’s cedar chest. This has been with me since before I was married, but it mostly sat in the closet until we moved here.


Since then, this cedar chest has sat in our garage. We parked it there almost four years ago when we moved in. We fully intended to move it later, but never did. Unfortunately, the chest has sustained some damage out here in the garage.


At this point, I have noticed the veneer is chipping off in several places.


So I took a hair dryer and tried to loosen the glue so the veneer could  be peeled off.


This is a super sllllloooooowwwww process. My plans are to remove all the veneer, sand the wood underneath it, and stain and varnish it.


I can’t wait to show you what I do to it. Have a great Thursday!!

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Make it Monday: (Mostly) DIY spring wreath


I’ll admit it: this year our Christmas wreath stayed up until February. Yes, I know.

While I wanted something floral and colorful, I wasn’t quite sure that I wanted to use my white hydrangea wreath yet.

I have also become really good at repurposing old wreath parts.


I already had a grapevine wreath,


Some white faux flowers,


And a B that I chalk painted green.


I started by cutting apart the flowers and wiring them to the wreath like this:


Then, I used fishing line to wire the B to the wreath.


And finally, I attached the bow to the wreath.


Easy Peasy…and so much nicer than  Christmas in February!


Don’t you think?


Come back tomorrow for some organizing tips for your home office.

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Make-it Monday: DIY Faux Succulent Planter


I have recently gotten into chalk paint.


I’m a little late in the game, but before I decided to go big and chalk paint some furniture, I decided to start small.

I also had a small mason jar and a faux succulent.

One thing led to another and then I ended up with this:


I got out some floral foam and cut it to size.


Then I put them all together. You’ll also need some moss to help hide the foam.


Doesn’t it look cute on my desk?


I can’t wait to show you what I did with these two jars.


Happy Monday!

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Kids’ Valentine’s craft: fortune cookie crafts


Last weekend, the girls and I made these cute Valentines bookmarks.


This weekend, we took a different approach and made some super cute fortune cookie Valentines.


I got the idea from something I’d seen in this month’s Better Homes and Gardens.

First, get some pretty paper or foam sheets. We used foam.


Then, trace the bottom of a wine glass and cut out your circle.


Cut a pipe cleaner to the length of the circle and glue it in the middle.


Fold over your circle and crimp the pipe cleaner in the middle.


You can even tuck a cute little message in the “cookie.”


I hope you enjoy making these cute little Valentines.

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