Since I’ve had a little more time at home recently I got to do a couple of small projects that refreshed items that were a bit sorry looking!
I’ve had this
ugly plain little wooden tray for several years.
It has been used in the guest bedroom for a cup of coffee. I recently looked at it and wondered why I had never tried to make it look nicer! I wanted to keep the wood stain, but just do something to freshen up the tray bottom. So, I ran into Hobby Lobby and found this…
Continue reading “Refreshing Little Projects”
This past fall I read, The Cozy Minimalist and was so inspired to clear out my living room according to her plan and get it into a more serene atmosphere. Her approach is so easy to apply and doesn’t necessitate you getting rid of all extra’s, but of making wise use of what you have to create a space that is restful and inviting. Let me show you where the room started… Continue reading “My Cozy Living Room Makeover”
We all probably have a decorator that we love watching transform a space. Whether it’s Joanna Gaines, another HGTV star, or a favorite blogger, we can be awe struck seeing them smash out walls, replace flooring, tear out all the cabinetry and then replace it with the perfect substitution. Then we look around at our own home and feel
- overwhelmed by the process it would take to change it.
- under-prepared financially to afford it.
- inner despair at the desire to improve it.
But I’m coming to encourage you today about how you CAN make a difference in your home! Continue reading “Just Do One Thing”
Wow. This has been a fun week full of fun things and many blessings. Let me share them with you!
What I did: When a new month rolls in, I love changing out my chalkboard art. Here Continue reading “Projects, Purchases and Plans”
There’s a project that I’ve wanted to do in my kitchen from the day we moved in. There was no backsplash, and oh, how I knew I needed one! Splatters from the stove, sink and electric skillet were making a non-removable mess. We waited until the resources were available to go ahead, and the time was NOW!
I’m really pleased with the results and think it updated the kitchen and also really gave it a completed look (not that there aren’t other projects on my list!). I’m sharing some before and after photos on my video today.
Also on my video is my way of keeping the stove and oven clean. I admit that I have a bit of a fetish about a clean oven (ask my girls!), but to me it’s not only an important safety factor, but a clean stove top and oven help the kitchen look clean and inviting. I often use high temps when I’m cooking and I don’t want the remaining grease and splatters getting hot. It only takes me a matter of minutes each time I clean it out! My tips are easy to do.
Here’s the video and pics of my kitchen update!
Is there a project you’re wanting to do in your kitchen? It’s worth the wait! Keep dreaming but then also praying for God to provide!
I actually felt a little bit of a fall breeze this week! Maybe those fall temps will indeed be making their way to Tennessee! To match the season, I’ve added my touches of fall decor to the living spaces of my home, as I shared with you here.
Today I’m sharing my entry way and outside areas. The first place that welcomes our Continue reading “Fall Decor 2018 – Part 2”
Being a lover of summer, I waited until the first day of fall before I pulled out my fall decorations. Now that it’s all out, I’m smiling at those cooler breezes and autumn skies. There is definitely something truly cozy about fall and its decor.
Low lights and twisty branches…
Twinkly lights and warm hues…
Pumpkins of all sorts – fabric and ceramic. An old mason jar with a battery operated votive inside adds a little whimsy and shine to the tabletop.
My desk area got a new chalkboard design. I found a drawing that I liked, then I made it my own…
I added my list of books I love to the binding of the books.
My kitchen chalkboard is my favorite. I found this idea on Pinterest and then drew it in my colors and added the leaves.
Next time I’ll share my front entry way and the outside decor!
Have you decorated for fall? If not, I hope you’ve found a little inspiration here!