Just stopping in to share my fall front porch. This year I went with a berry wreath and a funky fall bow for the door. I purchased my bow from Adoorable Wreaths by Melissa; you can find her Etsy shop here. One of my favorite tricks for wreaths is to hang them by a pretty ribbon looped over the top of the door. I used a burlap ribbon for this one. The pumpkin topiaries are something I whipped up myself on a Sunday afternoon...stay tuned for that tutorial later this week. :)
It's Labor Day weekend! I'm sad to see summer go, but super excited for fall, football season and an extra day off work. Oh, and some awesome shopping deals! I thought I'd round up some of my faves for the weekend all in one place. Happy shopping!
A couple weeks ago I decided to tackle the laundry room. I needed a solution for added storage, and wanted to make it more inviting than its current state. Maybe then I would *want* to do more laundry? Wishful thinking?
I found this solid wood bookcase for $25 at a local fave. The owner is a picker and has all kinds of odds and ends. I had already taken the shelf out at this point, but this is just your typical oak bookshelf. There were a few dings and scratches, but I was planning on painting it anyway! The only storage in the laundry room originally was that high wire shelf above, which I can't even reach. #shortpeopleprobs
I picked this Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in "Legacy". It's a really bright fun turquoise color. This paint is great since it requires no sanding or stripping, and adheres with a really smooth matte finish. It has a pudding consistency and very little smell which is also a big plus. A little of the paint goes a long way! I only used 2 of the 8 oz pots for the entire bookshelf which was a total of 2 coats.
Here's some pics of the finished space!
I added a skirt to the utility sink for some color and pattern. The fabric I used is an outdoor one from Better Homes & Gardens called "Jodi Fiesta". I found it on sale at Joann Fabrics. I figured since it's outdoor fabric it will hold up better if it gets wet, etc. I measured around the sink for the width I needed, then "hemmed" the bottom with fabric glue. I attached it all the way around the sink with sticky back Velcro. So easy!
Here's the finished bookcase, isn't that turquoise color fun? I added a couple of baskets for storage, as well as paper towels/cloth towels and some framed care instructions.
The wash, dry, fold bin is from TJ Maxx. Gotta love that store.
This isn't the prettiest part, but I anchored this bad boy to the wall behind the door. It made B a little nervous when I asked him for some pointers on the drill. He should be used to it by now. :)
I made the laundry sign using a canvas and wooden letters from Michael's. I had leftover fabric from the sink skirt so I just wrapped the canvas and attached the letters with fabric glue.
Hope you enjoyed that quick tour of the laundry room! Have a fab night!
I have jumped on the bandwagon and officially started the 100 Happy Days Challenge. So far, it's truly making me stop and appreciate the little things that make me happy everyday...and I'm only on Day 3! :) It's been fun seeing what other friends have posted that are also taking the challenge. We all need to be reminded to live more in the moment, and this is an awesome way to start.
If you're interested in learning more about the challenge and officially signing up, check out the 100 Happy Days website. You can follow along with me on Instagram, and if you're already participating please leave a link to your social media in the comments. I'd love to check them out!
A few weeks ago I decided to order hardware for all our kitchen cabinets and drawers, as well as in the butler's pantry. My dad and I spent a Saturday afternoon (while B was at an ISU b'ball game) putting it all on, and we're loving the difference it makes. They blend and make a statement all at the same time. Does that make sense? :)
I'd also recommend to anyone shopping for hardware to check Amazon before purchasing anywhere else. I fell in love with these birdcage knobs and pulls, but they were $2.99/ea at Home Depot. I checked around and found the same knobs/pulls, same brand, on Amazon for $34.99 for a 25 pack. Pretty big savings!