I get asked a lot how I know how to display items in my decor. 🤷🏼♀️ My response is always, “I don’t know.” But, Deb has pointed out that not everyone knows HOW or WHERE to display their favorite pieces of “junk”. So, I figured maybe if I started writing a post on this subject, I could come up with a few pointers that I use. Which, in turn, would be a better answer than the above. 😂 Here is how I decorate a side table.
First Things First
I’m no expert, whatsoever. And, you all know what’s coming next… Don’t call the you-didn’t-go-to-school-for-this police on me. 👮🏼♀️ Because, I’m not claiming that I did. I did not go to school for interior design. Quite frankly, I didn’t go to school for anything after high school except to be a secretary. Yes… people who are 152 years old (I’ve been lying this whole time) really did that back then. 😂 And we took shorthand and actually typed on typewriters. But that’s beside the point. Continue reading
How many times have you finished painting a room, and the color wasn’t at all what you had in mind? You really wanted a gray wall and it ended up being blue. You were going for a nice neutral beige, but somehow it has a green cast. I’m going to let you in on a little secret that I use when picking out the perfect paint color.
How to Pick Out the Perfect Paint Color
Every color has a predominant undertone. As you know, there are many, many different shades of white when you look at a wall full of samples. And, each of those whites have a predominant color. Some whites look pink. Some whites look blue. It’s easy for some people to see those undertones and, for others, it’s pretty difficult. I have a trick for those of you who can’t see the undertones. Continue reading
OK… I’m not going to pretend I didn’t copy this most awesome idea from my Instagram friend, Natalie, at My Vintage Porch, because I did. I just couldn’t help myself. She has the most beautiful house with the thriftiest ideas ever. If you don’t follow her, you must. (There I go, bossing you around, again.)
And, if you want to be a DIY copy cat, too, run to the nearest Dollar Tree and grab yourself some of these horrid neon colored styrofoam pumpkins to transform. Continue reading
So… Deb had to take care of some family binnesssssss this weekend….
which left me home alone. Um…… DANGER ZONE. 😳
I started thinking of projects, of course.
Hand Stenciled Signs
We have this big mirror behind our couch in our family room and I conjured up this idea that some type of a stenciled sign would look pretty awesome above that mirror. And I wanted it done on the FREE. And since we have a pile of white chippy barn siding in the garage, what better to make a sign with?
We interrupt our regularly scheduled home posts to bring you an easy detailed tutorial on how to create antique mirrors. Oh, how cute…our first little tute. Aren’t you excited? 😂 Continue reading