Remember that adorable black & white striped mason jar soap dispenser I made for Halloween? Well, I just couldn't resist making a red striped version for Christmas, and I'm in love! You can also fill it with candy and use it as a gift jar instead--they are both super cute, easy to make, and make darling gifts!
So, I planked my piano. YES, I did! I have been wanting to paint my piano for a very long time. Years, in fact. I don't know why I've hesitated, because normally I paint anything and everything I can get my hands on. I think a lot of it is due to the fact that the last couple of years we have been moving around a lot--three states in a two and a half years--and now that our new house will be finished in a few months, our temporary living situation will cease. Hallelujah! I haven't been able to really do any projects or decorating for years, and I'm more than ready to start digging into my mile-long list so they'll be ready when we move in.
Project #1? The piano. It's one of the few things we kept out of storage. We might be sleeping on futons, and we don't have a real kitchen table, but we have a piano! As a pianist, it was never really a question if it was coming with us or not, and now that my kids are playing too, we found the space. It's actually the piano I learned to play on, and it has a lot of sentimental value. It just needed major makeover--mostly because it just wasn't my style, and the wood was an orange-y color that didn't go with anything. So I decided to go all in--not just paint, but a update it with whole new look that would match our new farmhouse-style home. When I think farmhouse, I think of planked wood. I'm kind of obsessed. But really, how much more perfect can you get? So, yes, I planked my piano. And I LOVE it.
I've been in withdrawals over the last year. Since we moved to New York, all of our things have been in storage while we build our house, including my collection of old windows. I haven't ad a chance to go looking for more, so when a friend very kindly gave me a few of hers, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with one of them. Making a painted flag window has been on my list forever, and I want to use it not only for holiday decor, but on a regular basis in my home. Not sure where yet...but somewhere! It was super easy to do, and I LOVE it!
This post is sponsored by the Glidden brand paint for PPG, but all opinions are 100% mine.
I am in love.
I'm so happy I went with the red! (Glidden's Red Delicious...Read more about my decision.) That pop of color makes such a huge difference in my kitchen, and I can't stop staring at it. I love how it completely changes the look of the room, and the whole space (it's connected to the dining and family rooms). Being in a rental can be frustrating when you can't paint walls, but freshening, brightening, and adding pops of color with paint isn't off limits!
Spring has definitely sprung and the abundance of beautiful flowers in the garden is proof! Appropriately enough, our theme this month is flowers and we've got 10 amazing flower theme ideas. I wanted to share with you one of my favorite projects for flowers that I did about four years ago, and still use every year. I LOVE it!
I love this old washtub. I love it in the fall especially, full of pumpkins, and stacked with cornstalks on my front porch. But I loved it so much, that I wanted to be able to use it year round, and decided a washtub planter was the perfect thing!
We have been in dire need of dressers since we moved to Texas last year. When we built our previous home, we had walk-in closets in every room with built-in drawers and shelves that completely eliminated the need for dressers. Well--that wasn't the case in this house, and I've been trying to track down dressers for each room since we moved in. A few weeks ago, someone gave me this dresser, and even though it wasn't my my style at all, I knew I could give it a dresser makeover and it would be just the thing for my girls' room. Plus...it was free, and who can argue with that? I can make anything work if it's free! ☺It happened to be a laminate surface, which is absolutely possible to paint and use--you just need to do it the right way!
Look at the before and after...
Can you believe it is the 10th of December! Yikes, how did that happen?? Well, we're back with another amazing Blog Hop. Peppermint is definitely the flavor of the season and it is also our theme for the month. I made some darling Peppermint Striped Candlesticks, and I can't wait to share them with you!
The 10th is here! The best day of the month! With Christmas coming (HOORAY!!!), and trees sure to go up in just a couple of weeks, we were excited this month for the theme to be Handmade Ornaments. I can't wait for you to see my Ruler Photo Ornaments--they're going to be perfect on my tree...and as gifts too!