Summer Backyard Escapes

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If you’re yearning for summer, these backyard spaces will have you even more eager to have the season begin. Lazy days spent in any of these backyards are sure to recharge you for the week ahead. From string lights to upgraded sheds,when it comes to making a beautiful backyard space, it’s all about the details .
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DIY: Nautical Wreath DIY

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Memorial Day is this weekend, and that marks the unofficial start of summer! Get your home ready for the sunny days of summer with a warm summer wreath! We used a basic wreath and wrapped it with ribbon and jute to give it a fun nautical feel.

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Materials:

Wooden flat circular wreath

1.5” Heavy Apron Tape

Small Tubular Jute

1” Stitched Grosgrain

7/8” Grosgrain Ribbon

Scissors

Hot Glue

 DSC_07701. Take your apron tape and glue the tip down on the back of the wreath.

DSC_07742. Start wrapping around the entire wreath until you meet the area you started with.DSC_07773. With the excess tape create a continuing loop for hanging the wreath once it is complete. Glue the end to the back and cut excess.

DSC_07864. Take your jute and glue the tip into the back of the wreath under the tape.

DSC_07915. Wrap around wreath until you reach the end. Cut and glue tip into the tape behind the wreath.

DSC_07926. Create two bows with the red and navy ribbon. Glue red one down and then the smaller navy one on top.

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Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

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If you’re a frequent Pinterest peruser, farmhouse-style rustic kitchens are all the rage, and have been for a while now! There’s something welcoming about a rustic kitchen. Friendlier than a modern style, this type of kitchen begs for cookie-making and family gatherings. From the aged exposed beams to the distressed cabinets, a farmhouse kitchen has personality. 
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Doormat DIY Roundup

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If you’re having guests over, make a great first impression withe these a-door-able mats! From sassy to sweet, doormats are the perfect way to add a little bit of personality to your home.

rug DIY 3Grab a can of spray paint, and go to town on a plain doormat!

MosaicDoormat-HeaderThis decorative doormat hides a cute “hello” message in mosaic!

010Add a natural touch to your doorway with this stone welcome mat!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you want to celebrate your green thumb, check out this garden hose doormat!

donut-rug-biteGive your guests a sweet welcome with this doughnut rug!

Spring Wreath DIY Roundup

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There’s nothing more cheerful than seeing a beautiful wreath upon entering a home. Welcome spring to your abode with these friendly seasonal wreaths! Tulip_Door_Wreath_Tutorial_SpringWhy do we have to wait for May flowers? Bypass the April showers and make this tulip wreath to brighten your doorway!

SONY DSCWhat could be better than a fluttering kaleidoscope of butterflies greeting guests as the walk into your home?

diy-spring-wreath-pinAll of the elements of spring, from flowers to birds’ nests, are captured in this wreath.

cf3d9cb6668c66b8fb27727d7075e0abUse fabric scraps to make this colorful wreath that can easily be used inside too!

Easter and Spring wreath 5This wreath is made with an unlikely material: bubblegum! Who knew a chewy treat could look so modern and sophisticated?

Color Story: Scuba Blue

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Pantone’s picks for spring included an aquatic blue that we can’t wait to see this season! From fashion to home decor, this hue is sure to make wave with the design-savvy.
diving-lady-elliot-islandWe can’t be sure where the name “scuba blue” came from, but we imagine it was inspired by the intense greenish-blue of the ocean that only lucky divers get to see in person.

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86819313c1ed96d885ba39953f2830aaThis beautiful greenish-blue looks completely at home in any home. It’s bold enough to add fun to your space, without overwhelming it. And the fact that it’s cool-toned makes it easy to relax in.

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ScubaNot only is it a magnificent color for home decor, scuba blue is also the perfect color to wear at any formal event to really wow a crowd. Pick up a scuba blue gown for prom, and use our rhinestone trim to add a shimmering embellishment.

 

Spring Decor DIY Roundup

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h4ye752fbdfb1c04b1Make a beautiful botanical centerpiece with friendly succulents!

IMG_4418-866x1024Greet guests with a wreath made from a garden hose for an exciting entry into your home.

4614690385_ce7030f846_oRain clouds under your feet are better than over your head, right? Make these cute cloud rugs to celebrate the spring showers!

dsc_099Use lace and jute to create this adorable vase that’s perfect for your next spring party!

 

Watercolor Pillow Inspiration

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Paint doesn’t just go on the walls! It can become an element in your decor on its own, especially on pillows and bedding! From the bold brushstrokes to the texture, paint is quickly becoming one of our favorite styles to use for textiles. It’s an easy to put into any room to add an touch of lightness.
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Perfect Pastel Decor

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We think this may have something to do with the promise of spring in the near future, but we can’t get enough of bright and cheery pastels in decor. Get your home ready for the season by adding soft pastel elements to your decor.
60b8fcf8ab48487d99d86c6490de23a1An easy way to add pastels to your decor is with a piece of art. It can also give you a go-to color palette.

La-Provence-from-Catchpole-Rye_EL_4may12_pr_bA pastel bathroom is a bright and cheery alternative to cool and clean tones usually reserved for bathrooms.

cc8627d9aa698fb71d0293d1e2d0ace2Adding natural elements to your space keeps a pink room from looking too romantic.

 

 

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Favorite DIYs of January 2015

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We think staying inside to escape the cold has made some bloggers super creative because the DIYs we were introduced to this month are nothing short of incredible!
DSC_0031These adorable bee cloches are the perfect way to add a little bit of sunshine and warmth to the dreary winter day!

6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d0c7aebb970c-800wiFor the book lovers in your life, these quotation mark bookends are the perfect present!

DIY-Travel-Mug7-600x900Keep your beverages hot and sassy with these DIY travel mugs!

dip-dyed-diy-blue-green-stationery-set-10Make your letters and notes pastel and personalized with this dip-dyed watercolor stationery.

Fall-For-DIY-Watercolour-TablewearThis watercolor tableware is almost too pretty to eat off of, even with the use of non-toxic porcelain paint!