DIY Home Decor

$5 DIY FARMHOUSE PLANTER DECOR

Calling all DIYers! It’s time to make this simple, budget-friendly planter piece. When I say simple, I mean really simple. Read on!

The materials for this project was found at my local dollar tree store. I was super excited to find this galvanized planter, and the hydrangeas are not easy to come by either at the dollar store. So I was super stoked complete this project!

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You will need:

* Flowers/ or greenery of your choice ( I used green hydrangea stems) – I bought four stems

* A galvanized aluminum planter

*Round Floral foam (optional) Get one if you plan to move the planter around a lot.

* $5 plus tax (I browsed around on Etsy and found that this complete planter piece could easily cost anywhere from $20 – $45)

What you should do:

Step 1: Cut flower stems according to the height of the planter (I have a floral stem scissors on hand already. If you don’t, bend the back and forth a few times to cut the plastic covering and wire insert)

Step 2: Place floral foam inside the planter (skip to step 3 if you do not have floral foam)

Step 3: Insert cut stemmed flowers into the foam and rearrange to your liking.

Note: You can add a dab of glue to the bottom of your planter to help the foam stay in place before inserting the flowers.

On kitchen countertop
On kitchen windowsill

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Don’t have time to make one of your own? Check out the options below and other items in the galvanized family.

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Antique Metal Farmhouse Planter

 

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Faux Leaf Stem Bundle

 

Forty West Rhett Galvanized Ribbed Metal Table Lamp

Galvanized Base Table Lamp

 

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Galvanized Party Tray

 

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All the Farmhouse Signs You’ve Ever Wanted

As you know, farmhouse decor is still trending and I don’t see it going away anytime soon. I was recently browsing for some decor on Amazon and couldn’t help but share some of the lovlies I found. Click on any of the images below for more information

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Just Farmhouse


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Budget-Friendly Decor Elements for your Coffee Table

Coffee tables are a must when it comes to furniture elements to complete a living room space. It’s usually the focal point of your living room, with the exception of a fireplace if one is present.

In this post, I am going to list out and describe the five must-have elements for styling a coffee table. Plus a few options to choose from if you’re in the hunt for these items.

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Must-Have Coffee Table Decor Accessory #1: Trays

Trays are definitely a must! It gives you a second canvas (surface) as a platform for decorating. It also helps to bring separation to the items you place on the tray so they don’t get lost or look insignificant on the larger surface of a coffee table. Your options for choosing the perfect tray are endless. There’s a vast variety of style to choose from – wood trays, galvanized metal trays (if you’re going for the farmhouse look), mirrored trays, or you can grab a plain wood tray from Target or a craft store and customize it to your style. Want to save some extra bucks? Visit your local thrift store to find a tray you can update to your taste. See my tray update DIY here.

Uttermost Acela Natural Wood and Metal Round TrayMagot 18

Suprema Rhinestone Square Mirrored TrayMarnie Rectangular Mango Wood 2-Piece Trays Set


Must-Have Coffee Table Decor Accessory #2: Greenery/Something Natural

Having something green is not only recommended for your coffee table, it’s a must. You should have something green or faux green item in every room of your home. Anything that represents nature is great! Bring nature indoors brings life to your room and is also calming. Ofcourse real life plants is what I would recommend but sometimes anything faux green is great too. Faux flowers or plant stems in a vase are perfect for a coffee table. You can also consider a budget-friendly option of doing it yourself. Visit your local dollar store for faux flowers and glass vases. You can probably make “something green/natural for less than $5!

Pink Hydrangeas, Rose and Peony 11

Uttermost Hard Cream Coral 2-Piece Accent Sculpture Set

Cream Calla Lily and Grass 15 1/2


Must-Have Coffee Table Decor Accessory #3: Vertical Decorative Items

Tall decorative pieces add dimension to you decor. A mix of small, medium and tall objects helps to bring the eye up and down to different levels and keep the coffee table interesting to look at. Some options for tall decorative objects include sculptures, tall decorative vases, candlestick holders (or use long candles on a smaller candle holder),  lanterns, etc.

Corillian Rustic and Clear Lantern Pillar Candle Holder

Uttermost Golden Coral 17

 

Sparkle Black and Gold Table Decor Set of 2

Crystal with Silver Accents Taper Candle Holder


Must-Have Coffee Table Decor Accessory #4: Something Horizontal

Having horizontal items like books on your coffee table also gives it dimension. You can use it to add height to an item and to add a pop of color to your decor. Books do double duty also, as they serve as something for your guests to pick and browse through when there’s a quiet moment.  Fashion or Autobiography books are great because they serve as conversational pieces as well.

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Must-Have Coffee Table Decor Accessory #5: Something personal/unique

Having something unique and rare helps to bring personality and character to your coffee table. Try to find something that is not very common or is one-of-a kind. Scroll through some one-of-a-kind finds for ideas below!

Silver Pineapple 11 3/4

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Silver Abstract 14 3/4

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Candelo 4 1/4

 

In conclusion….

The size of these coffee table essentials  should depend on the size of your coffee table. If you have a large coffee table, then go big on the trays, vases and other items.  Be mindul of the dimensions of your table.

Also, consider the color and design pattern of your coffee table. If your coffee table is already a piece of art on it’s own, you will need less decor than if it is just plain and simple. Less is more for a coffee table in the image below.

 

Shades of Blue Interiors

Still want more….

This piece is not exactly budget-freindly, but I could not resisit adding it on to this budget-friendly list. It’s just so unique and cute! Click on it!

 

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25 Unique Spring Indoor and Outdoor Wreaths

Hip Hip Hooray! Spring is finally here!

I have to tell you, Spring wreaths are my favorite. I like the bright and fun colors that Spring brings. I have been looking for a wreath for my front door and I’m sharing my favorites with you all. While all wreaths are pretty, keep in mind the color of your door before you choose one. Choose a wreath that will complement the color of your house and door, not one that will blend in.

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The Yellows

Yellow Indoor and Outdoor Spring Wreaths

Luxurious Tulip Blossom Polysilk Wreath

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Spring Tulip Wreath

 

The Whites

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Spring Tulip Wreath

The Greens

Green / Boxwood Indoor and Outdoor Spring Wreaths

Fresh Boxwood Wreath

Light Green Hotag with Berry Wreath

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The Pinks

Pink / Pink- Blush Indoor and Outdoor Spring Wreaths

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The Reds

Red/ Red- Orange Indoor and Outdoor Spring Wreaths

National Tree Company 24 in. Tulip Wreath

The Blues/ Purples

Blue and Purple Indoor and Outdoor Spring Wreaths

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Will any of these spring wreaths being life to your front door? Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment and don’t forget to share and subscribe to my blog (at the bottom of this page).

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Home Decor

Spring-Inspired Home Decor Ideas

Being an interior decor enthusiast is very exciting! At random times of the day, I find myself browsing page after page of beautiful interior decoration ideas. It has become a never-ending habit and I love every bit of time I spend just browsing through the ideas of others. Right now, I’m itching to visit my local thrift store to pick up some items to makeover. I’m hoping to find a small bench or cushioned chair for our master bedroom. I’ll share all the details of my search and DIY makeover soon (when I find one 🙂

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Cute Upcycled Rain Boot Planters.
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Today’s post is inspired by Decorating with Bright Colors on bhg.com. I was drawn in by all the bright and beautiful colors in this post that I just had to share.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with or a paid supporter of Better Homes and Gardens (bhg.com).

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Home Decor, Storage Solutions

How to Add More Storage to your Home

It’s always nice to have creative and great-looking storage, nooks and corners to store things around the house. A clean house is an organized house. It’s easier to keep a clean house if everything in your home has it’s own storage spot. If items are constantly flaoting around, then you’re bound to have things laying around, and you will always waste time looking for things.

The places where we need the most storage are in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, home offices, play rooms and basements. I’ve gathered a few ideas of ways you add and use shelving units in these place. Click on any of the images below for more information.

Serra 1.0 White Wood 2-Door Bookcase

French Door Shelving – Check out the extra drawer at the bottom! Use it in your dinning room, kitchen or home office.

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Utopia White Gloss and Maple Cream 3-Drawer Sideboard

Unique Splayed Legs Cabinet – Need more space for your dinning area and essentials? Look no further. This unique design cabinet is sure to be a focal point and bring on the compliments when you have guests over.

 

Valencia 2.0 White Wood Shoe Closet with Mirror

Mirrored shelving Unit: Add more shelving to any closet. This shelving unit would work really well if you need more space for your shoes, scarves, sweaters and small purses/clutches.

Carpina Home Oak White 3-Piece Ladder Shelf Office Desk Set

Ladder-style shelving – Great for a home office or for toy bins in a basement or play room or large closet.

 

Serra 2.0 White Wood 2-Door Bookcase with Splayed Legs

Splayed Leg Shelving – this would be perfect for extra space in the kitchen, bathroom, home office or library, laundry room or bedroom closet.

Valenca White Wood 4-Piece Bookcase Set

4-piece Shelving Set – This piece is definitely perfect for a child’s room, home school space or home office. It’s open and easily accessible for children of different heights. Each could be assigned to a specfic child. This piece can also work for a mudroom without built-in shelves.

Urbane Carpina White Ladder Desk

Budget-friendly ladder desk: Are you looking to carve out an office space in your already small home? This is your perfect option! All you need is about 25-inch wide wall space and less than $100. Plus you get a double feature for your bucks – a desk and storage shelves.

 

Cascavel 6-Shelf White Wood Stair Cubby Bookcase

Stair Cubby shelving: This piece lets you take advantage of your floor and wall space creatively. And it’s oh so super budget-friendly!

 

Fargo Gray Wood 4-Shelf Ladder Bookshelf

Open ladder-style shelving – but what sets this one apart from the rest? It’s open and airy. The open back will give your space a minimal look because it takes up less space and still gives access to wall space and color.

 

angelo:HOME Cruise Mid-Century Acorn 3-Drawer TV Console

Mid-Century Console – entry table anyone? with storage! This piece would look great in a entry way hallway with a large round mirror on the wall above it. It could also work in a home office or living room as a TV console.

 

Parsons White 4-Door Pantry

Kitchen pantry/storage: use this piece as your kitchen pantry extension. It’s very spacious and that extra drawer in the middle can hold your irregular-shaped items. It can also hold pots and pans, small appliances and other utensil.

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White Cabinet Fireplace Cabinet: I’m sure we can all use some more heat this frigid Winter on the East Coast. Get more heat and more storage at the same time. More finishes are available.

 

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DIY Home Decor, DIY Projects

Easy DIY Decorative Boxes

I recently published a post about decorative boxes because they are so darn useful. You can use one as a decorative piece while it holds your treasures or useful junk. (Let’s be honest, junk is a box looks good as well..lol.)

Last night I helped my boys decorate shoe boxes for Valentine’s Day. The boxes will hold all their Valentine’s day cards and goodies they will receieve from their friends and teachers on this beautiful day.

I started with two shoe boxes.

This project is so easy and it took me about 15 minutes to make each box. Find some leftover gift wrapping paper, contact paper, some tape and a pair of scissors to make this decorative boxes. Check out your local dollar store. All these materials can be found there! You can also use a fabric or decoupage craft paper onto you box with mod podge.

 

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