A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family
A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family

Before & After: A Bar Stool Makeover

Before & After Bar Stool Makeover!

A great before-and-after example from Krissy, blogger at The Nest! Just goes to prove that anything you own, regardless of how outdated or beat up it might be, deserves a second chance to be the talked-about trendy item in the house! I have a grab-bag of fabulous DIY B&A makeovers to post each week… and look forward to sharing them all!! For instructions on redoing your bar stools, follow the jump! The great floral fabric shown can be found at Carousel Designs.

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Bright Summer Colors for a Labor Day BBQ!

Great Summer Theme! Red, Orange & Pink

September is here and summer is coming to a close… but the weather has never been more perfect for an outdoor, hot-summer’s-day BBQ! For a bit of inspiration, check out this great Orange, Pink & Red theme by Better Homes & Gardens. Colorful melamine plates and paper lanterns — ribbon adorned cups, pitchers and seat cushions — checkered table cloths and matching napkins! Get creative and incorporate any color scheme that you love, it’s easy to set the atmosphere and bring cohesion into a lively party through colors and patterns. And as always, it’s all about the details!

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Stencils + Decals = Love

Wallpaper Stencils & Decals!

I have a serious soft spot for wall stencils and decals… actually, that hardly sums up the creative {LOVE} that I have for these genius fast and easy wall fixes! Plus, who would have guessed there are so many creative and fabulous ideas out there! Etsy is a treasure trove of home-grown inspiration, but if you’re up for the challenge, making your own isn’t so bad either. What’s even better though? Downloading this poodle stencil courtesy of Elle Decoration South Africa blog!

Decals & Stencils!

While we’re not all meant for the big, bold flower strew across our living room (even I’m solidly disappointed the above branch would not look quite right in my Spanish, 1930′s home entry way…), Real Simple has the stenciling solution for you, too. Check out the rest of the post for more on stenciling… and wall art eye candy! A big thank you to them as well for today’s stencil! Continue reading

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