How To Brighten Your Dining Room For Spring

When we first moved into our home I was inspired by the freshly painted white walls. It was my blank canvas to be as creative as I wanted with our space. Though I am a major fan of all things white and bright, the starkness in our dining room left a lot to be desired. So I opted for an entire spring/summer vibe overhaul of our small dining space.

I started with my favorite Facebook marketplace finds, the light fixture ($5) and the two wicker shelves ($40). Vintage finds are so fun, but cheap vintage finds are what I live for!  The shelves added a fun design element to the space, as well as being highly functional for storage in our small home.

The eye catching focal point in my dining room is definitely my new wallpaper! It added that pop of color I was so desperately craving with all the surrounding white! The coolest part: the wallpaper is totally removable and self adhesive! I’ve applied wallpaper the traditional way with a brush, glue, spatula and lots of sweat and tears. I was able to hang all of this wallpaper by myself in an afternoon! So easy!

I hope you enjoy these photos of my new dining space including before, and in the process photos! Be sure to check out my link below to check out my wallpaper!

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Lemon Wallpaper–shop

Macrame Plant Hanging DIY

I was inspired by this branch I found on our morning walk. I carried it home on my stroller. Sonny asked “Why you bringing this stick with us?” I said “I don’t know yet, but we will find it a purpose.” This Branch now carries life on its limb once more, and has added such a beautiful display in our bedroom.

 

Here’s a very easy project you can do big, or on a smaller scale for a little nook.

Supplies:

  • Twine
  • Branch
  • Eye hooks
  • macrame plant hangers
  • pots
  • plants

 

I had most of these supplies on hand. Anything I didn’t purchase on Amazon ( links listed below) I thrifted! This whole project cost me about $40! This is as easy as it looks! Tie twine to the ends of the branch. Hang it on the eye hooks from the ceiling. Tie the plant hangers at different lengths to suit you. Add plants and sweet lil trinkets! BOOM! Enjoy looking at your sweet lil plant installation! Oh also my kitties enjoy the plant life! It makes them feel like wild cats.

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Macrame Planters —  Shop

Macrame Tapestry — Shop

Decorating a gender neutral kids room

When we moved, we downsized to a 2 bedroom house, so it was a little challenging to make the most out of our space while keeping the minimal feel that I love so much. I knew that I wanted to keep August’s room gender neutral, but also have a classic, timeless feel.

Most of the larger pieces of furniture I thrifted or found on Facebook marketplace. His desk, bed and cabinet are all antique. I kept the desk as is, including the vintage stickers left there by the once 3 year old boy who owned the desk almost 50 years ago. The bed, I gave an uplift with a new coat of paint!  The cabinet just needed a good cleaning, but is the perfect place to store his puzzles and craft supplies.

The focal point in the room is the powder canopy above his bed. It turned out so stunning and really tied the room together. The room still looks quite minimal but the little details made it fun for a growing boy!

Enjoy these photos and feel free to shop the links below!

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Canopy || Shop Here

World Map || Shop Here

Tracing Board || Shop Here

Wooden Camera || Shop Here

Peg Dolls || Shop Here

Duvet Cover || Shop Here

Rug || Shop Here

 

Taming the Wandering Heart

“Trust yourself enough to let go, shift and uproot. Give yourself permission to shed who you used to be. You are allowed to start over and find new ways to bloom into your best self.” — Alex Elle

Since Robert and I have been married, we have lived in 7 different homes, 5 different cities and 3 different states. It may seem like we will forever be wanderers but I feel like all our life experiences and adventures have lead us to where we are today, and to be able to confidently make our most recent decision: TO MOVE TO AUSTIN!

Since the moment we met Tara and her family, or even before, we had already started brainstorming how we could make it work so we could be closer.  In the interim, we made several trips back and forth to visit each other’s homes and families. While there, we decided that Texas felt right and that this was the place we wanted to bring our families together to begin pursuing our dream of starting a flower farm!

We are marking this down as a major stepping stone in our journey, and I am so excited to announce where we will be creating our little piece of paradise!

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DIY Yarn Backdrop

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Supplies you will need:

Yarn (choose your color palette, various textures are fun too)

Scissors

A stick of your choice

Twine/ string

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Step one:

cut a long piece of Twine and tie a knot at one end of your branch or dowel. Wrap the cording several times around the branch. Easy peasy.

Step two:

Hang your branch or dowel on the wall. Having it hanging makes it much easier to work on and determine the length you want. This one was actually suspended from the ceiling on two eye hooks.

Step three:

Pick which color yarn you would like to start with. Determine the length you would like your wall hanging to be and double that length.

Step four:

Tie your yarn onto the branch or dowel. Fold your first piece of yarn in half, wrap it around the branch and pull the ends through. Pull tight and secure it where you would like it. Repeat this pattern until you have worked all the way down your branch, switching colors as you go. This is the part where you get to be creative! We went minimal with only few muted pops of colors on the ends.

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Step five:

Trim the ends! Here’s a fun tip, we used a piece of tape on the wall to get a straight line. You could also do a V shape or go zig zag if you would like! Possibilities are endless! We can’t wait to see what you came up with!

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