DIY Disco Ball
I recently announced on social media that my oldest daughter is getting married! We are so excited for her and her fiancé and cannot wait until their big day. In the meantime, there is lots of planning and prepping to do for the shower and wedding. If you all know me, you know I love all of this. The food, the flowers, the decorations, all of it! I am going to be throwing the shower at my home and I have been looking at inspiration photos for months. The theme we’ve decided on is simple and pretty, but very glam with flowers, disco balls, and some gold vintage pieces I have on hand. Disco balls are a big trend right now and I love it. So today in this blog post, I am going to show you how to DIY a disco ball!
To get the project started, I ordered these four inch foam balls from Amazon. I am actually going to do a variety of sizes, but decided to start with these since this is the first time I’ve done this project.
The other thing you will need for this project are these glass mirror tiles from Amazon.
Now it is time for the fun part, putting all of the mirrored stickers on the balls! We had a craft night to make these and we tried putting the stickers on a couple of different ways. One way worked and looked good, the other way not so much. Please don’t hate me when I say this, but the best way to put them on is one at a time. When we took our time and put each sticker on one by one it actually looked like a real disco ball. When we first started making them, we were wrapping a whole group of the stickers on at one time and it did not look as good. So, as tedious as it sounds, it looks best when you put each sticker on one by one.
I must say, I actually found this project to be relaxing and fun. Disco balls are expensive, so this was a budget friendly and fun way to spend the night and be productive. And not only are we going to use these stickers on foam balls, but we are going to use them on a couple of other items, so stay tuned for more fun DIY wedding projects!
Look how pretty they all are! They are going to look so good with the flowers and all of the other items we have for decorating. I am so glad disco balls are making a comeback. The best part is, you don’t have to use them for a retro theme. They look great with lots of colors and florals and other fun patterns. A DIY disco ball would not only be great for weddings and showers, but also birthday parties and bachelorette parties! Be sure to let me know what you think. Also, if you aren’t already following me on Facebook or Instagram you can find me in both places at Heather Loves Home!
DIY Potting Table Makeover
Are you ready for another furniture makeover? Good, because I’ve got one for you! This is a DIY potting table makeover. A couple of years ago my parents sent here potting table home with me. They used if for years in various places outside, but it had taken a beating from being exposed to the weather. When I brought it home, I placed it on our covered and screened in back deck. It had been sitting there untouched until a couple of weeks ago.
My dad had sanded and stained it a couple of times, but I felt like it was time to go a different route. I had some leftover furniture paint from Lowe’s and decided to use it. Right now, I am really liking the look of black and brown together. I used the black paint on this dresser. It gives a really nice finish, so I decided to use it on the potting table.
What do you think about the after? I love how it turned out! It looks great against the brick and we will be cleaning and staining the deck soon. Once I got it painted, I knew I wanted to fill it with green plants. I love how green pops against black!
This adorable little frog came from the Dollar Tree and he might be my favorite item on the potting table. He adds a little whimsy and I love that. It’s important to have fun when decorating.
The pot you see here came from Goodwill and the plant came from Walmart. They look great together. The flower plate came from Dollar Tree and the other vase came from Goodwill. You cannot go wrong with inexpensive decor for your home!
Walmart doesn’t disappoint when it comes to cute decor for the patio. That is where this adorable propagation station came from. I am excited to see the roots sprout and I love the character it adds to the potting table and the porch.
There was even plenty of room on the bottom shelf to add more plants and more decor. All of the items you see here, I already had. I love pulling things out of storage and from other areas of our home to reuse and repurpose. It definitely helps to stay on budget as well!
Well, that was a fun project! Now it is time to sit back and enjoy the deck and take care of the plants. Stay tuned for more furniture makeovers coming very soon! And don’t forget, you can see more projects at Heather Loves Home on Facebook and Instagram.
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Budget Dresser Makeover
I love a good before and after! Especially, when it is a really nice dresser that your neighbor gives you for free. When my neighbor posted on social media that she needed to get rid of a dresser to make room for a new one, I jumped at the opportunity to take it. I needed more storage in my office, and the other dresser I had in there was not getting the job done. It needed some TLC, but I am always up for the challenge! If you want to see a good budget dresser makeover, keep reading!
Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of the dresser before I took the drawers out, but you get the idea. It was a honey color that did not look good with the floors in my office. The dresser is solid wood and heavy, which I love. The only thing it needed was paint, new hardware, and some of the tracks for the drawers needed to be tightened.
Here she is with a fresh coat of paint and new hardware! I used the furniture paint from Lowe’s and I love how it looks when finished. It dries really nicely and really doesn’t even look like it’s been painted. I used a roller on the majority of it, but used a brush in the hard to reach spots.
Not only did I have a lot of fun making over the dresser, but I also had a lot of fun styling it! These lamps came from a yard sale and I love their shape. Originally, I was going to paint them, but then I decided to keep them as they are for now because I love the pop of color. I already had the other items in this photo, so that was a win!
Here is the other side of the dresser. If you have spent anytime reading Heather Loves Home, then you know I love to decorate with plants. I already had this fern, so I gave it a new home on the dresser. I always love a fresh pop of green in a space. I also love green and black together. It might be my favorite color combo!
What do you think of the black on black? At first, I was going to use gold hardware, but it just didn’t feel right to me. That is when I decided to use black and I love it! I think it actually gives the dresser a sophisticated look. I am really happy with this budget dresser makeover and I was excited to share it with you. If you ever come upon a piece of free furniture with good bones, grab it! There are so many ways to bring an old piece back to life!
Gold Frame Gallery Wall
There is nothing better than a simple and inexpensive room refresh! Do you agree? I have been working on a bathroom refresh for a couple of months now. You can check out this post to see what changes I already made to my girls’ bathroom. The final project was a gold frame gallery wall and it is finally complete.
Here is a before photo prior to me hanging the gold frames on the wall across from the vanity. I knew I wanted to keep it simple with the trim work and that is why I settled on doing vintage looking gold frames.
Have y’all used Rub ‘n Buff? If you haven’t, you need to. I like using the color gold leaf when I want to make something look worn or vintage. It is easy to use and a little goes a long way. You can get it at Hobby Lobby, or any other craft store.
As I said before, it is easy to use and it dries really fast. I chose three frames for the gallery wall and I used the Rub ‘n Buff on two of the frames. The frame in the photo above was actually silver and look at it now. It is so pretty!
And here is the finished gold frame gallery wall! All three of the frames came from Ross. I’ve had the floral piece for a while now, and I believe it came from Hobby Lobby. I love how they all look vintage, but they aren’t.
Simple and inexpensive projects can make a big impact and I think this might be my new favorite gallery wall in our home! It took me a while to do this wall because I took my time finding the right frames for the right price. This gallery wall cost less than twenty dollars and you cannot beat that!
My girls’ bathroom refresh is finally complete! Now we can sit back and enjoy it. This is what it looks like when you get creative and search for pieces you love.
Cleaning Products For The Great Room
Cleaning day is everyone’s favorite day, right? Just kidding! I know it is definitely not my favorite day, but I do try to make the most of it. I am going to do a short series of blog posts where I go room by room and share my favorite cleaning supplies for that specific room. This post is all about cleaning products for the great room.
Did I mention that I also like to keep my cleaning routine simple? I try to use as few products as possible, so it is time and cost efficient. The four items I use in the great room are wet mopping cloths, glass cleaner, a microfiber rag, and a magic eraser.
I’m pretty sure it was my mom who introduced me to dusting with a microfiber cloth. That was years ago and I have been using them ever since. They take the dust right off any surface and I will not use anything else. And once I’m done, I just throw it right into the washer. I also like to use the magic eraser for any hard to remove spots on shelves and walls.
Glass cleaner is an oldie, but goodie I like to use on mirrors and some glass. I spray it directly on the mirror and then wipe if off with a paper towel. I must admit, I’m not crazy about using it on doors and windows. I find that it leaves a lot of streaks and prefer to use a vinegar mixture instead.
And last, but certainly not least, are the floors! I love hardwood floors, but they can sometimes show a lot of dust, dirt, and dog hair. I have been using Swiffer wet cloths for many years and I think they work great! I know some people feel torn about using them because it seems like a lot of unnecessary waste. I personally don’t like thinking about all of the germs a regular mop harbors. And that’s a wrap on cleaning products for the great room. Be sure to give me a follow on Facebook and Instagram for more cleaning tips!
DIY Dresser Makeover
There is nothing better than a good before and after. Am I right? I recently moved a dresser that has been in my family for many years into my office. The dresser originally belonged to my granny and pawpaw. Then I used it in my bedroom when I was a little girl. After that, my aunt used it in her main home and then in her lake home. Finally, my cousin used it for a while and now it has made its way back to me. My daughter used it in her room for a bit, but it wasn’t really her style, so I moved it into my office to use for storage. It had always been white, but I decided I wanted to do a DIY dresser makeover using some paint and a fun color!
As I said before, the dresser has always been white and I decided it was time to paint it a fun color. The walls in my office are white and the other wood furniture in my office is also white. That’s a lot of white for someone who loves color. Right now I am loving the color green and so after pondering over lots of paint samples, I finally decided on the perfect shade of green.
Let me introduce you to Privilege Green from Sherwin Williams. Isn’t it pretty? I love the shade and the warmth it brings to an all white room. I used the original hardware and gave it a fresh coat of gold spray paint. I am so pleased with how the gold and green look together.
I think my favorite part of this makeover is the black and white floral drawer liners! They came from Dollar Tree and I was able to do the entire dresser for only three dollars. I love the way the black and white looks with the green.
Never underestimate the power of paint. If you are looking to make a change, or just brighten up a room, paint is inexpensive and will do the trick. I feel like this piece has come back to life! What do you think?
Beaded Spring Wreath
I was in Hobby Lobby the other day checking out all of the new spring decor when I came across the cutest beaded wreath. It was over in the craft section and after using my forty percent off coupon it was less than six dollars! It came in three sizes and I grabbed the middle size and then sprinted over to the floral department to find some spring florals to glue on it. Check out how I did a simple DIY and made my own beaded spring wreath!
Bright colors are my favorite for spring! If you all have been around here anytime at all you know pink is my favorite color, so of course I chose a couple of shades of pink for the wreath. I also chose a pop of yellow and several fun textures. I think it’s important to mention this is the first time I have ever made a wreath. My goal with this one was to use colors I love and have fun.
The first thing I did was wrap the wire of the larges floral bunch around the wreath. I then took the hot glue gun and used glue in a few areas to help hold the flowers in place. I thought it would be easiest to start with the largest stem and then work around it.
Some of the smaller florals I either cut the stems off, or pulled the flower from the stem. I then glued them in different areas of the wreath to help balance everything out and make sure the colors and textures were mixed in evenly.
Do not be afraid to cut the stems and make them the size you want them. Also, don’t be afraid to move things around. There were a couple of times when I had already glued something on and I moved it. Just have fun! There is no right or wrong way to do this. Especially, if you are making it for yourself.
One of my favorite things on the wreath are the floral balls. There are two larger ones that are pink and white and then smaller yellow ones. I think they are cute and unique and add some fun to the wreath.
And here is the finished product! What do you think of my beaded spring wreath? It was fun to make and I cannot wait to hand it in my entryway to add some spring colors.
Simple DIY Easter Decor
Hey there! We still have six weeks until Easter, but it is not too early to think about Easter decor. One of my favorite places to pick up decor for the holidays is the Dollar Tree. I was in there a few days ago and found these treat sacks and knew right away I could make them into something cute for Easter. Check out my simple DIY Easter decor.
I found this four pack of burlap treat sacks at Dollar Tree and knew that I could use them as Easter decor instead of treat sacks. I am always on the lookout for inexpensive decor when I am in Dollar Tree. I like to find items that I can use for something other than their intended use.
This is what the sack looked like when I took it out of the package. Each sack a piece of twine to tie around it once you fill it with goodies. Isn’t it adorable for only twenty-five cents? You absolutely cannot beat the price.
Since I want to use the treat sack as decor, I chose to stuff it with poly-fil instead of treats. I actually took some from a throw pillow I am not currently using. That makes this craft even cheaper!
Once the bag is stuffed, you close it up and tie a piece of twine around it. I kept these bags really simple, but you can get creative with them and use ribbon to tie them closed. You can also glue on a flower, tail, or bowtie to dress them up a bit. This is so simple I don’t even know if you can call it a craft. Lol!
There you have it! Simple DIY Easter decor anyone can do! Always be on the lookout for simple crafts like this. Be sure to check out this post for more Easter decorating ideas.
Dining Room Chair Makeover
Never underestimate the power of sandpaper! I know I never will again. It was just what I needed for my dining room chair makeover. About five years ago, I bought a dining room table and six chairs off Craig’s List for three hundred dollars. It is great quality, but I never really cared for the color of the finish. Shortly after purchasing the table, I painted it white and kept the chairs their original finish.
After moving into our current home, I realized I no longer wanted the chairs to be a reddish wood tone color, but I didn’t know what I wanted to do with them. I did know that I wanted a dining room chair makeover. I thought about painting them for a while, but couldn’t settle on a color. Recently, I was sanding a picture frame and decided to sand one of the legs on the chair and when I saw the color of the wood underneath, I knew that I wanted to sand the chairs down to their natural color.
I had six chairs total that needed sanding, so I knew it was going to take some time and I would need to purchase an electric sander. I went on Amazon and did some research and settled on the Black and Decker Mouse Sander which you can find here. The sander has been a lifesaver and I absolutely love it! It is great quality for the money and I now have a long list of sanding projects to complete.
For the harder to reach areas, I used individual sheets of fine grit sandpaper and sanded them by hand. Of course, that part of the project took the most time, but was so worth it in the end. I love the before and after. And it doesn’t hurt that this project took very little money.
What do you think? I will share a final reveal soon. We have made a lot of changes around our home and I cannot wait to share them all with you!
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Inexpensive Floral Arrangement
Hey there! It has been a while, but I am back and here to stay. Today, I am excited to share my inexpensive floral arrangement with you. Last week, I was in Kroger (my local grocery store) and found some beautiful flowers in my favorite fall colors for only fifty cents! I bought four bouquets and brought them home to make a quick and easy floral arrangement. I am not one to buy flowers regularly, but when they are marked down I cannot resist. And, I love how they brighten up our home.
I am not a floral designer by any stretch of the imagination, but I do like pretty things, so I figured out a simple way to make an arrangement. Start by laying all of the flowers out and removing any unwanted leaves. Then, cut all of the stems to the desired length. Try varying heights instead of all the flowers being cut the same length.
Since I had the most of the white flowers, I placed them in the center of the vase. I then separated the yellow flowers into an even amount and placed them in the corners of the square vase. Don’t focus on arranging them perfectly. Let them fall naturally into place.
Finally, I took the orange and purple flowers (since I had the least amount of these) and filled in the gaps. It is by no means perfect, but so pretty. And, I love how it added color to our kitchen. The flowers ended up lasting for six days which was perfect considering they only cost two dollars! While you may not want to spend money on flowers consistently, it is nice to treat yourself every once in a while. This type of inexpensive floral arrangement is also perfect for dinner parties, showers, and holidays!