Sunday, November 5, 2017

DIY Corbel Shelf

I've been wanting to add something under this mirror we have hanging on a small wall next to our back sliding door and I wasn't really finding exactly what I wanted. While I was at Lowe's one day I found these cute scroll corbels and knew they would be perfect to make a shelf! 
The corbels are about 8" deep so I picked up a natural pine board as well (8"x48") and I cut the length to size. 

I stained the corbels in Minwax's Special Walnut.

 After the stain dries completely, paint a coat or two of white over it and sand to distress them.

This is what the corbels look like when they are done! I want to make more just to use for décor! Aren't they pretty? For about $15 you can get a custom built look!

What do you think? Let me know if you make one of your own! I love seeing your projects inspired by the blog!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Mini Natural Christmas Wreaths

Years ago I would craft a lot of our Christmas décor and as life became busier, I crafted less! This year I'm excited to be in our new home and really get it done up for Christmas! I love seeing wreaths on all the interior doors on Pinterest but that can get very pricey depending on what kind of wreath you go with. Grapevine wreaths are really inexpensive compared to others and add a beautiful touch of nature. Like they say, "bring the outdoors in." 
I was able to make these for .60 cents each! 

I purchased the mini grapevine wreaths from Hobby Lobby. A two pack is $1.99! The holy sprigs are from Hobby Lobby as well & are $2.99 each but all of their Christmas décor was 40% off and one sprig will make about two or three wreaths! I had some mini pinecones and painted the tips white. I also had the ribbon already from Target Dollar Spot.

I started with the wreath and pulled two of each of the wire sprigs from the holly bunch, two are just leaves and two with the red berries. I painted the tips of the pinecones white first so that they would be dry by the time I was ready to attach them to the wreath.

I used floral wire to attach the pinecones to the wreath by just wrapping it around the base of the pinecone creating a U shape. 

Since the holly floral bush already comes as wire bush you can easily just shove and wrap the berry stems into the grapevine wreath, two on each side leaving a little space in the middle for the pinecone. You can always add more pinecones if you like too. I was using what I had and I only had enough for one on each wreath. A little tip too for small pinecones, I have several saved from potpourri that lost its scent.  

Then you wrap the wire from your pinecone around the wreath. Add whatever ribbon you would like for the top and you're done!

Hope this gets your creative juices flowing for a handmade Christmas!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Jord Watch Giveaway

Hi everyone! I wanted to share this beautiful watch with you all! I've partnered up with Jord Watches to offer my readers a chance to win $100 E-gift code and everyone that enters the giveaway will receive a $25 E-gift code! 

Enter the giveaway: HERE 

As a lover of all natural materials & products, Jord Wood Watches are amazing! The wood design goes well with just about any wardrobe, but especially my Fall wardrobe! Jord makes men's wooden watch's and women's wooden watches.

The detail work in the Walnut & Jet Black from the Conway series is sophisticated and elegant. With its delicate diamond grid pattern on the bezel and band, to the beautiful rose gold numbers & three face dial. You'll be able to read your watch at night with its luminescent hands.

Jord wood watches make the perfect gift for that special someone in your life! They are timeless and can be dressed up for a cocktail party or dressed down for a day poolside!

Your watch will arrive in this beautiful cedar box with a small pull out drawer in the bottom. The box is beautiful enough that you won't even need to wrap it, if it's a gift! Along with a cleaning cloth for the sapphire crystal glass, oil for the wood and a microfiber cloth to wipe the wood.

I love wearing my wood watch!

The giveaway will close October 29th at 11:59pm. As a reminder, winner receives $100 E Gift Code. All other entrants receive a $25 E Gift Code. The $100 and $25 Gift Codes will expire December 31st, 2017.

Now go check out Jords beautiful wood watches HERE!

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Farmhouse Chic Fall Table Scape 2017

End of the year holidays are my favorite! This is our first Fall season in our new home and of course I want to go all out on the decorating. Where else better to start, than the dining room table.
The colors in this room are blues, greens, white & gray. Very neutral colors. I love using fresh vegetables or fruits to decorate, so I decided to go with artichokes this year.

If you use fresh vegetables or fruit, you will have to place them out the day of company to keep their fresh appearance.

I layered the table with a piece of vintage fabric with yellow flowers. I felt it added a little bit the traditional Fall colors to the table.

After the table cloth went down, I laid 4 faux olive branches down in a X pattern. Then placed three wooden tree logs over the Olive branch stems to hide them. I then placed the three larger pumpkins on top of the tree logs and used faux Eucalyptus to go in and out of the large pumpkins. Then start layering with smaller pumpkins or pine cones and stuck the artichokes into random places where they fit in best around the tree logs.

By adding multiple layers to the center piece, it adds depth, interest and different textures.

I only had two of the wicker chargers for the head of the place settings, so I used two natural colored wood wreaths from the Dollar Tree as chargers! I love how well the two different textures compliment each other with being the same color. Not bad for $2!!  

A beautiful table scape doesn't need to cost a lot. Think about using greenery from outside, fresh fruits or vegetables that will be eaten after, fabric instead of a table cloth, inspiration is all around your home already!  

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