Painted Chargers

Striped Painted Chargers for Summer

This post is sponsored by DecoArt®. All opinions are 100% my own. In our new house we've got a big screened in porch. I was so excited about I practically squealed out loud. Even though it's hot hot hot here in Florida, having a screened in porch means outdoor dining. When I was thinking about all of the fun I'd have getting the screened in porch ready for summer, I thought about how I … [Read more...]

How To Dispose of Paint Properly

How to Dispose of Paint Properly: Tips to reuse, recycle, or trash paint properly

How to Dispose of Paint Properly When we were preparing for our move we wanted to purge everything we knew wouldn't be making the trip. When we got to the garage we knew we had to do something with our paint "collection." The movers won't take paint and well we had a lot of paint. Over the past three years we've built up quite a supply of paint that we now had to figure out how to get rid … [Read more...]

Gift Idea – Paint “Dipped” Kitchen Utensils + Free Recipe Card Printable

paint dipped kitchen utensils

Thanks to The Home Depot for sponsoring this post. I always have those people in my life that I'm just not sure what to buy for them. Every year I wait until the last minute to come up with the most perfect, thoughtful gift, then I end up going and buying them a coffee mug and calling it good. Tell me I'm not alone in this! This year I came up with a gift idea that I think anyone will … [Read more...]

Fall Wreath Tutorial

This Fall Wreath is made with faux leaves and a wire hanger. Such an easy DIY project for fall

Gold everything. I'm considering that as the new title of my blog... but seriously, are you loving all things gold as much as I am right now? Especially this fall, it's so fun adding a little element of glam to something traditional. In this case, gold leaves in a fall wreath. Nevermind, the fact that my spring wreath is still on my front door. Let's just be real, I can't do it all. ;) But I'll … [Read more...]

Marble Painted Succulent Planter

Marble Painted Succulent Planter

Well, hello there, friends. It's been a hectic few weeks. Two amazing trips in in two weeks have really got my head spinning! I shared a bit about my trip to Hawaii already but I also went to Atlanta for Haven Conference where I got to meet so many incredible bloggers. When I got home my head was spinning with information and I couldn't stop thinking of all the ways to improve my blog! Now I feel … [Read more...]

DIY Hand Painted Wood Sign

Colorful Hand Painted Wood Sign

Earlier this week I told you about my trip to Hawaii. I'm still dreaming about it. Since I couldn't bring the beautiful beaches back with me I thought I should do something to bring a little bit of ALOHA into my house in the form of this hand painted wood sign. I started sprucing up my powder room a few days ago when I realized I've had the same decor in there since my first house almost eight … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Tea Towel – Colorful Citrus Stamped

DIY Colorful Citrus Stamped Tea Towels

This post may contain affiliate links I've had "paint tea towels" on my to do list for the longest time. I love those flour sack tea towels and they are the perfect blank canvas. Super cheap, large, and bright white! Recently I saw the cutest idea to use fruit as "stamps" and decided to give it a shot on the DIY painted tea towels and they ended up looking so cute and summery. Here's a fun … [Read more...]

Master Bedroom Progress and Plans

Master Bedroom Decorating

I've been working on our master bedroom for what feels like forever now. A year ago I mentioned it in my home goals and I ended up going in a total different direction than what I had originally imagined. I've never felt really comfortable sharing my bedroom "in progress" because honestly there wasn't much to show. Now that we've gotten a bit of progress going, I'm going to share a little … [Read more...]

$2 Trash to Treasure: Girl’s Room Chalkboard

Trash to Treasure Radiant Orchid Chalkboard

Happy Friday! I have a super quick Trash to Treasure project to share today. If you've been around here awhile then you know I love a good thrift store project, like this awesome houndstooth chair or this $14 end table. My favorite stores have been kinda slow recently but I did manage to find a few things last week so here's the first trash to treasure thrift store makeover from that … [Read more...]

IKEA furniture: Customizing a Kitchen Cart

Customize an IKEA Kitchen Cart with Paint

 I have such a love/hate relationship with IKEA. I love IKEA furniture. I hate putting it together. I love their chocolate. I hate how much I love their chocolate. A few years ago, we bought a kitchen cart and I loved having the extra storage space but I hated how plain it was. After having the piece for over a year it just dawned on me a few weeks ago to actually paint it. Odd considering there … [Read more...]

How to Paint A Room in Your Rental and Why We Decided To Paint

Why We Painted Our Rental. Thinking about painting? Here's what you need to know.

So last night I wrote this big ol long post about why we painted the rental. I got really sappy and started talking about the meaning of home and all sorts of gushy stuff. I didn't publish it and today it just doesn't feel right so I'll save that story for another day. Today, I want to talk about the rental and why we painted it and how to paint a room in your rental for cheap... We painted our … [Read more...]

Navy Painted Media Stand: Repurposed Dresser

Navy Painted Media Stand

Guys! We've been painting again... a lot. Last weekend we painted our living room walls. In our rental. Yeah! I was so wishy washy about it. I couldn't decide if it was worth the "trouble." Turns out, I was a fool for waiting so long. :) Our new gray hue has totally transformed the feel of the room. It's so calm and relaxing and the whole room is really changing and I love it. The gray walls … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas: Gold Confetti Pumpkins

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas: Gold Confetti Pumpkins

Are you loving fall? I am. Even though it was in the 80s this weekend, we took our daughter to the pumpkin patch. It was so fun! She loved all the pumpkins and the animals and Matt and enjoyed lemon shake ups and kettle corn (that stuff is so addicting). After a fall filled day I was ready to get going on some more fall decorating. It was a really busy week for us last week so it was great to … [Read more...]

Updated Storage Baskets with Stain and Number Stencils

Update Existing Baskets with Stain and Stencils

Has your decorating style changed over the years? Mine has. Some of the things I purchased when we were first married now makes me cringe. Including one certain little wooden Buddha doll that I was certain would bring good luck to our home. We purchased it in a wood carving shop in downtown Waikiki. It was the very first "home" purchase we made.  Much of it has been passed on but I have bits and … [Read more...]

Last Minute 4th of July Decor: 20 Minute Patriotic Placemats

4th of July Decor 20 Minute Patriotic Placemats

I LOVE 4th of July. I'm not sure if it's because I'm a social studies major or American history lover, but I take so much pride in the day! I love the meaning behind the holiday. I love the summer nights, fireworks, yummy bbq food! I love it all and it's just quintessential summer for me. I have been so caught up in the summer sunshine that I have gotten a bit behind on my 4th of July Decor. Even … [Read more...]

Vintage Wooden High Chair with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

vintage high chair with annie sloan chalk paint

 For my little lady's first birthday party (you can see the party details here), Ever since my I saw this gorgeous Vintage Highchair painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on The Golden Sycamore, I really wanted to find a vintage wooden high chair that I could paint!  After hunting for a vintage high chair for awhile I finally found the perfect one... and I'm so happy to share this wooden high … [Read more...]