Thursday, October 8, 2015

~DIY not so creepy spider webs~{thrifty Thursday}

This project started out with a bunch of items from the thrift store.
A crocheted table cloth and some embroidery hoops.
You will also need plastic spiders,
{I got mine at the dollar store}
black spray paint, and bakers twine.

Step 1~ Separate the embroidery hoops and spray paint the outer ones black. 

If you are like me and spray paint your fingers and nails as well, this is the best product to remove it. I swear by this stuff.

Step 2~ lay your tablecloth down and place the unpainted hoop on top.
Cut about 1/2" to 1" all the way around the diameter.

Step 3~ Now lay the fabric circle on top of the unpainted hoop, and when the black ones are dry, place on top and secure in place.

Step 4~ Turn upside down and pull taught, then trim off any excess fabric, cutting as close to the hoop as possible.

Step 5~ Add plastic spiders and bakers twine to hang at varying lengths.

I think these add kind of a fun twist to the traditional Halloween spider webs, don't you?
Happy crafting!


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

~bedroom update using moulding & Glidden Paint~

I am always looking for new ways to update our home.
Not only do I love DIY projects, but I also think it's important to maintain our homes and keep them looking fresh. You want the place you spend the majority of your time in to be cozy, clean, and welcoming.
{make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post for a giveaway!}

Glidden Paints recently contacted me and asked if I would like to try out their paint. 
Our bedroom was in need of a little refresh, so of course I said yes!

I selected Crisp Linen White paint in their Premium line,  which is still a cream, but much fresher and brighter than what I currently had on the walls.
I decided to take things a step further too, and add mouldings. 

Here was the process for this project.
First, I had to do a little math and figure out spacing of the mouldings on the wall.
This proved to be a little trickier than I had anticipated and I ended up with a lot of scribble marks on my walls.
I used an air nailer to attach these picture frame mouldings to the wall. 
Once I had the first section done, the rest went pretty quickly. 

And once they were all up, I cracked open my can of Glidden Crisp Linen White and went to work.
I could tell just from painting a small amount that this color was going to be much better.
The paint went on really smooth and only took two coats.
I found it dried really quickly too.

The room is super hard to photograph because it doesn't get a ton of natural light, but here it is, all finished!

I love how light and bright it is without being stark.
If you'd like to follow Glidden on Facebook go here.
I also posted a review which you can read here.

Would you like to win a $50.00 gift card to Home Depot so you can buy your own Glidden Paint and get some of the things off your to do list?

Just click on the links above, come back here letting me know you did so, and comment with your favorite color and your email address. 
That's it! 

Happy painting!
 Disclosure: I have been sponsored by the Glidden brand paint for PPG to write this post but the thoughts and opinions are my own. 


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

~how to make a succulent arrangement~

This is a really simple arrangement that you can make in a matter of minutes.
Start with your succulents of choice and pop their heads off.
Hot glue them to little dowels or even wooden skewers.

Place those in your container of choice. 
I like using old white pitchers.
For this arrangement, I made 4 succulent dowels, which will surprisingly last a long time!

Then just start filling in with seeded eucalyptus, lambs ear, and any other greens.
You can usually find these packs of "fillers" at your grocery store.

And there you have it!

A beautiful neutral fall arrangement that should last for weeks!

Monday, October 5, 2015

~the colors of fall~

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I just spent 3 days away from the kids, just my husband and I to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary.
We headed to the mountains and stayed in one of our favorite lodges. 

We spent quite a bit of time outdoors and the colors this time of year inspired this post.
If you'd like to see some great paint colors inspired from nature, read on.

I love the combo of Homestead Brown and Rookwood Amber here.

 The Dark Clove would be a great cabinet color with Flan on the walls.
 Tricorn black seems to be in each of these photos.
 Jubilee would be a great ceiling color, as well as wall color!

 I like Distance and Bosc Pear together here.
Stamped Concrete is a great color too.

This is the lodge we stayed in.

 And below are 2 houses that share the property, right on the river.

That Thunder Gray is a great color!

If you would like to create your own color charts with your own photos, head on over to ColorSnap by Sherwin Williams.


Friday, October 2, 2015

~comfy cozy faux fur~

Nothing says cozy to me in the fall and winter months quite like faux fur.
It's soft, warm, and very chic looking.
If you would like to visit my faux fur Pinterest board, you can do so here.
Here are a few of my favorite pins.

And here are some of my favorite sources for faux fur:

This gray faux fur lumbar pillow.

I have 2 of these blankets, I cannot get enough of them!

If you are going for that winter white look, look no further than here.

How about decorating for the holidays with these faux fur ornaments?

These shams are on sale, I have 4, soooo soft.

I also have 2 of these, I cannot get enough!

And finally, after typing all of this and looking at all this coziness, I would love to head off in one of these. Happy weekend friends!

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