Papering the Wall with Barnwood Wallpaper

Good Monday morning! I hope everyone is safe after some of the storms going on lately! We have had beautiful weather and now it is raining again. Not that I am complaining-we need it and this will probably be the last big storm. We won’t get much of a spring and will go right into summer. Are you ready?

Have any of you tried out the new removable wallpaper? I found this at Walmart and thought I would give it a try. This is not like the old glue wallpaper, thank goodness! I have scraped enough of that stuff off to last a lifetime! This is more like contact paper. It has a back that peels off and you stick it to your wall or whatever else you want to use it for. If it goes on crooked, just peel and re-stick!

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Here is the one I got and another similar one with turquoise in it. Love!!

 

I wanted to paper one of the walls in the front living room. The barn door/window is on that wall, so I really can’t put anything else there. This really added a lot of character. I have even had a couple of people think we actually put wood up! It looks so great!

It took 2 of us to put it up, well 3, if you count Rozy. Haley would start of the top and I would hold the rest of it to make sure it lined up and slowly peel off the paper backing. We used rulers to make sure all the bubbles were out and the paper was smooth.

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The top and bottom were trimmed with a razor blade. That really was it! It went up really easy and it has stayed up! I really love how it looks!

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This is where the barn door/window slides over it. I love that you can see it through the window. It really reminds me of an old farmhouse or beach-house.

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Looking towards the front door that I painted turquoise, my favorite go-to color. See the little white thing on the carper? That’s Munchy’s ice-cube she didn’t finish. 🙂

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I’m so excited how this room is turning out! It feels so light and fresh!

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I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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New Gallery Wall in the Dining Room

Hi everyone! Did you all have a good weekend? I drove up into our mountains with Haley and enjoyed the beauty up there. It was so nice and green and the water in the river was flowing. I love the sound of the water running over the rocks. It’s so relaxing.

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I have been trying to complete lots of little things around the house, but nothing is quite finished or it’s not enough to be blog-worthy. We have just about completed the entryway-I am painting the floor this week. Probably won’t get the stenciling done right away, but at least it will look better. We have had quite the adventure with the light fixture. I was going to order the one on Amazon, and then thought I would just see if there was anything similar at the local stores. I found the hanging lights where you can add whatever shade you want and thought that would work instead. There are so many pretty shades! But then we couldn’t find what we needed to hang it without it being too long. I also realized I already had a drum shade from the old house. We finally took everything back and found the ceiling fixture we needed and now it is finally up. That’s what happens when you try to be creative and not have something everyone else does! 🙂

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I did manage to finally hang up some pictures on my dining room wall. I took everything out that I had and laid it all out on the floor. It stayed like this for an embarrassing long time. Here are just some of the pieces. I played with the different pieces until I found the way that looked best to my eye.

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Here’s what I came up with. You can see I used different shapes and different types of textures. Using different textures allows you to have a more neutral wall, but not look boring.I also try to use odd numbers, whether on the wall or in a vignette.

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On this side I used a metal diamond shape piece, a round rattan mirror and a square canvas.

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Here I have a metal star, and wooden frame with a printable in the middle and a metal round piece that was actually a charger plate I found on clearance at Target.

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Here is my favorite piece! I know it’s a little early for summer weather, but I am ready!

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Here it is with the table. I love adding pattern with tablecloths and then adding items to the centerpiece. Using a tray helps things together and creates a vignette.

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I added everything to a tray which helps create a focal point. It’s also easy to move out of the way if needed. I added a little bit of beach and a little bit of spring.

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Well, one more thing to check off the list. This week is the entryway floor and the baseboards in the hall bathroom. I still don’t have anything over the couch in the family room, but oh well. I’m still on the search for the ‘perfect’ thing.

Hope you all have a great week! Talk to you next time!

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Light Up the Entry

Hi everyone! I hope you are all doing well! I don’t know if you have noticed, but we have been a little bit absent lately. I have been busy getting projects done in the house and on the front porch and that doesn’t leave me as much time to write any posts. I have also had to work a few extra hours and then I am usually so tired, I can’t even think about writing something up!

I have been working on the entry and front porch these past couple of weeks. My husband took out the closet in the front entry and it has been dry-walled, primered and painted. I am trying to figure out what I am going to do with the cement floor. I am thinking about painting it and adding stencil to it, so wish me luck on that idea! I have painted both sides of the front door and fixed up the front porch a bit. Now I am on to lighting! This is kind of difficult for me…there are so many choices! My home has a bit of coastal influence, so I am trying to stay with that idea. I would love to have some kind of chandelier in the entry, but unfortunately, we only have 8 foot ceiling and the front door opens right under the light, so I can’t have anything too long. So I have been looking for flush lighting for the entry and a new outdoor light for the front porch. I thought I would share a few of my ideas with you!

These are all from Amazon. I could look for hours at all the different choices, but here is what I have narrowed it down to.

1. Trans Globe Lighting 5128 ROB 1-Light Flush Mount

2.Elegant Designs FM1000-CHR Ellipse Crystal 2 Light Ceiling Flush Mount, Chrome

3.Design House 519876 Kimball 1 Light Semi Flush Mount Ceiling Light, Galvanized Steel Finish

4.Capital Lighting 3537PN-134 1 Light Ceiling Fixture in Polished Nickel Finish w/Clear Glass

This next set is from hayneedle.com. They carry so much more than lighting and have such great products. Here are a few picks:

1. Eglo USA Thebe 91166A Flush Mount Light

2.Golden Lighting Duncan 3602-14 Flush Mount Light

3. Sea Gull Lighting Bretton 7647EN Flush Mount Light

4.Z-Lite Chelsey 314F Flush Mount Light

Here are a few of the outdoor porch light I choose.

  1. Maxim Wharf Outdoor Wall Light – 9.5H in.

2. Trans Globe Lighting 4632 BN 14-1/2-Inch 1-Light Outdoor Down Wall Lantern, Brushed Nickel

3.Kichler Lighting 9777WH 3 Light Chesapeake Outdoor Sconce, White by Kichler

4. Kichler Seaside 9Outdoor Wall Lantern

Well, what do you think? Are there any you would choose or think would look good? Let me know! Hope you all have a great week!

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My Simple Fairy Garden from the Dollar Tree

Hi all! I have just a short and simple post for you today. This is something that’s been around for awhile, but it took me a bit to get on board. For one thing, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on the pieces. Well, the Dollar Tree fixed that! I found the green bowl, the house and the bench at the local Dollar Tree. The plants and the mushroom (not shown here) are from the 99 Cent Store. The topiary came from Holly Lobby last year on clearance, I think it was $1.77. The piece of doorknob came from my own stash.

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First I drilled holes in the bottom of the bowl so the water would drain and not sit in the bottom. After drilling the holes, I filled the bowl with potting soil and then the fun of putting the pieces in!

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I added the plants, a primrose and a couple of succulents, to the back of the bowl. I also placed the mushroom in the back since it is taller.

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Then I added the house, bench and topiary and finished with the doorknob in the front like a little rock for the fairy to sit on.

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I hope I can find more pieces to add later. It will be fun to see what else I can find!

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I will definitely be visiting the Dollar Tree more often to see if they have more pieces. Have a great week!

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Little Vintage Jewelry Box

Good morning! Are you enjoying a 3 day weekend or are you working today? We have President’s Day today to celebrate President Washington and Lincoln’s birthday. I even talk about it with my preschoolers. They actually have a pretty good memory for it all. It’s always great to see what they actually retain.

I received this jewelry box from my mom. It had been hers. I have had it for quite a while and finally decided what I was going to do with it. It always takes me the longest time to decide. There are just too many choices! But as I was going through my jewelry, I realized I had quite a few costume jewelry rings. I had them all in a small bowl, but it was hard to see what I had, so I decided to make this box a ring holder.

I started by cutting dowels the length of the top and bottom shelf. The fabric I used is white flannel, but I think a vintage material would look really nice. I just didn’t have any on hand when I started this project.

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I cut strips of flannel long and wide enough to roll the dowel up in.

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I folded in the ends and then rolled the dowel up in the flannel.

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I didn’t glue mine, but you certainly could. Mine ended up having a tight enough fit that I didn’t need any glue to keep them in place.

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Once your pieces are rolled up, place them in your box.

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I used the edge of a scissor to tuck the edges in.

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For the bottom, I wanted a small shelf to lay some of my brooches on. I found that a butter box was the perfect fit! I ran some glue on it and covered it with the same white flannel.

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I place the butter box in the back and then added 3 more rolls in the front.

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Now it was time to add the bling!

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I love being able to see all my rings at the same time and not have to dig through a bowl to find the one I want.

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I don’t wear brooches very often, but these are some of my favorites.

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I’m glad I got this project done. One more thing accomplished and a little more organized! We are still plugging along on the house updates. We have flooring in the main bathroom now and I painted the inside of the front door this weekend. I will be sharing soon!

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