Showing posts with label spring decor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spring decor. Show all posts

Monday, February 29, 2016

A Little Springy Inspiration

I've been scouring some of my favorite blogs and magazines for a little springtime inspiration. I found so much inspiration, and honestly, it can be overwhelming, you know what I mean? I want our home to have a fresh springy vibe, but I don't want to break the bank to make it happen. Today I'm going to share with you a few of my faves, prepare to be inspired!

I LOVE this wreath. The wreath form and moss can be be found at the dollar store and the flowers are an easy project with scrap fabric. Beautiful and frugal- perfect.

This is a theme you're going to see lots here in my inspiration photos- bringing the outside in. Anytime I can grab a few branches and bring them in, instant springtime in the house.

Same here, bring the outside in, and how cute is this, a new use for some old galoshes.

I love collecting old plates that I find at thrift stores and flea markets. How about gathering all the springy blossoming ones, and hang them all together. 

I love the chalkboards I have in our home and I look forward to changing them seasonally. If you don't have a ready made board, a can of chalkboard spray paint will turn any old object into a beautiful chalkboard.

And again, bring the outside inside. Fresh, live greenery breathes new life into your home.

COLOR. How about adding the unexpected to freshen up your space? I collect these tissue paper balls at our local super-store for only $.99. They have them seasonally in different colors. Put them in a grouping for instant fun and color in any room. 

So what do you think? Hope I've inspired you to bring a little spring into your homes.  I think I'm going to start right now by going outside and clipping a few sprouting branches and bringing them inside. So fresh and so simple. 

xo,
Amy 


Friday, April 24, 2015

A Late Spring Mantel


I had so much fun with this mantel last spring and I thought I'd share again this spring. That cow print is still one of my absolute favorites! 

You are sure to notice that there's a lot of green on this mantel. That's no coincidence. It was a mighty loooong winter and I really needed to bring some spring green inside. You might notice that I used one of my "renter's decorating tricks" to lighten up the rock surround of our fireplace. I made an "old barn door" and painted it white, then distressed it to give it that worn, aged look.  It provides a brighter, lighter backdrop for the otherwise dark and dreary mantel. I had been pining over this cow print as it was showing up all around the blogosphere. Something about that cow just spoke volumes to me. When I looked at it, I just felt my spirits sore and I felt surrounded by that green pasture. I had to have her.



{Check out Meg's Shop to pick up your crazy, wonderful Cow Print}

Then the "Hey Y'all" print. Again, that green, such a color of renewal,and it expressed the feeling of hospitality that I want to have around this home of ours.



Hey Y'all print from Stephanie Creekmur's shop

 All the other stuff up there, just seemed to fit the vibe I had going on. The deer antlers just belonged up there with "Miss Cow", and the banners, well you just gotta have banners. I love making them and using them whenever I can. My favorite chicken, he just moves all around all seasons because I just love his chippiness {did I just make up that word?} and he really seemed to fit in up there too.




Some of my favorite candlesticks added a little shine, and then I called it a day! Even if you don't happen to have an actual mantel to decorate, give a shelf new life with a fun and colorful redo. 

Happy Spring Y'all!

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Monday, March 30, 2015

A Springy Little Porch



Now that I'm feeling a little spring in my step, it was time to freshen up the front porch a little. Any of you that live in a small house like ours, knows that your porches are 'outside rooms'. Our front porch gets lots of lounging from now till November and I totally adore it! 


My favorite part is this little lamp. I had wanted to make a shade like this for so long, and once I started putting things together on the porch, I knew my dream lamp would feel right at home there. The lamp base was grey previously and I knew that I wanted my porch lamp to be a little flirty and fun, so I painted on two coats of the soft coral I'd used on my dining table chairs. I'd been saving this old fluted shade in the basement forever, so I began to rip the old fabric off the shade exposing the glorious wire cage. I was in LOVE. I ripped up scraps of some of my favorite fabrics and tied them randomly around the wire, and voila, my dream lamp was born.


I did a little more shopping in my 'bargain basement' and pulled out a very old Easter wreath and a little bunny I purchased years back.



And that does it for a little spring refresh that has our porch beckoning me in the afternoons already.

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