decor

knobs

I recently had a dresser melt down. I am so ready for a new piece furniture, yet not ready to make the purchase and also not ready to tackle a large painting project. On an excursion to my local Anthropologie, I came across the most unique drawer pulls {in the sales section} that I knew would hold me over on a new piece of furniture! And when I do purchase a new piece and I can always re-use the knobs on other pieces and cabinets too!

Below are a few current drawer pulls on the sales rack! {All only $2.95, originally $8-10} *check your local store for in-store options as well!

running on empty

Perfume bottle empty? No need to throw away the bottle. Just clean it out really well {soap and water does the trick} and re-use as a bud vase. I recently finished a bottle of perfume I purchased on a vacation in San Francisco and did not want to part ways with the bottle. I knew it would work perfect for smaller flowers! It now serves as a little reminder {souvenir} of the great trip I had!

{empty perfume bottle}

{fresh flowers}

{the perfect bud vase}


chalk it up

Who doesn’t love chalk? Takes me back to when I was a kid! I recently had a little fun with chalkboard paint. I collected glass items from around the house and purchased a few as well, and added a personalized touch with chalkboard paint! Such an easy project! I highly encourage you to give it a try as well!

{supplies}

Things you will need:

-chalkboard paint

 -paint brush

 -painters tape

-glass items {photo frames, canisters, wine carafe, plates etc.}

 -chalk

{paint, with painters tape}

{painted frames}

{painted cheese plate}

{watching paint dry... takes a few days}

{perfect for party frames, name plates, food labels and candy jars}

{personalized cheese plate}

Chalk Tips:

 -Allow paint to fully dry before using chalk. According to directions this may take up to 4 days.

 -Chalk works best on glass, not plastic.

 -Need more items to paint? Ikea, WalMart and Target have a great selection of inexpensive glass items.

friday finds {stamped}

I came across these precious stamps {from eat | pray | create} and they are just the perfect thing to keep on hand. You can use them on notes, party favors, invitations, fabric… come to think of it pretty much anything! And the price of the stamps is hard to beat, for such a personalized touch! Best part you can always change up the look with different color ink.

{thanks, $6.75}

{hello, $10}

{customized, $15}

{hello, $6}

{plain cards and envelopes, perfect to stamp on}

more chevron DIY…

So you all know by now I have a slight obsession with chevron print. I recently saw this great DIY picnic blanket {on twig and thistle}. With fall around the corner;  football season, outdoor concerts and cooler temperatures this is going to get put to great use. Not too mention cost only a few dollars to make.

What you’ll need: 

Fabric Drop Cloth, Home Depot: $6.98 

Paint Color of your choice

Painters Tape

Large paint brush or roller brush

colorful napkins

 I am always looking for colorful ways to enhance the everyday items I use. I came across these precious napkins on kirtsy {by way of smashed peas and carrots} and cannot wait to duplicate. These are the perfect way to dress up a table for a dinner party or to bring as a hostess gift.  And after its all over just throw them in the wash and use them again!

{full instructions here}


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