• 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.

    bathroom

    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.

    rub and buff in gold leaf

    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.

    gold frame

    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!

    gallery wall with three frames

    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.

    gold frame gallery wall

    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!

    full size bathroom

    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.

    cleaning supplies for the home

    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.

    dusting shelf with microfiber cloth

    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.

    using glass cleaner to clean the mirror

    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.

    mopping hardwood floors

    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!

    white six drawer dresser

    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.

    six drawer green dresser with gold hardware

    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.

    green dresser with black and white floral drawer liner

    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.

    green dresser with lamp and vase

    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!

    diy-spring-wreath-supplies

    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.

    diy-spring-wreath

    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.

    dry-spring-wreath

    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.

    spring-beaded-wreath

    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.

    diy spring wreath

    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.

    beaded-spring-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.

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    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.

    dii-easter-decor-treat-sac

    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.

    easy-day-easter-decor-dollar-tree

    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!

    easter-decor

    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!

    easy-day-easter-craft

    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.

    dining room chair makeover using sandpaper

    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.

    dining room chair makeover using sandpaper

     

    dining room chair makeover progress

    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.

    black and decker mouse sander

    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.

    dining room chair makeover using sandpaper

    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!

    *This blog post does contain an affiliate link, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 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.

    fall flowers

    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.

    Cutting leaves from flowers

    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.

    Fall floral arrangement

    fall flowers

    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!

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    floral arrangement

    floral arrangement

    Happy Fall,

    Heather