My Own ‘Blue Moon’ Natural Area Rug

I’m back again today! One of my goals is to try and post more often. We’ll see how long I can keep it up! I’m so excited to tell you about today’s post! I have been in contact with Natural Area Rugs and they were kind enough to send me one of their fabulous rugs!  “Natural Area Rugs offers the best quality natural fiber area rugs and carpets on the market. We offer a wide range of products, including those coming in unique as well as traditional colors and designs to meet every customer’s needs. We offer one of the widest ranges of high-quality floor coverings on the market, at prices that can fit everyone’s budget.” Customers also receive a free rug pad with a purchase.

I spent a lot of time looking through all the different types of rugs. You can order a custom rug, jute, grass, sisal, a contemporary style and even stair treads. I finally  decided on Blue Moon Patchwork Rug under Vintage Oriental Rugs. I was expecting it to be more blue than what I normally use in my home, but I was in for a surprise! It is exactly the right shade of turquoise! It is so perfect! Take a look!

natural area rug blue moon patchwork living room top viewnatural area rug living room

In the pictures it looks a little more grey, which is awesome too. It could be used in so many different styles of rooms from farmhouse and casual to more formal, or coastal, like mine.

natural area rug close up turquoise patchwork blue moonnatural area rug blue pattern pillownatural area rug turquoise pattern closeup

I love the patchwork design.  Each square/rectangle has its own design. Some are more floral and some are more of a geometric design. It has the perfect vintage look!

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The rug is very soft and feels great. The rug pad will ensure that it doesn’t slip around. The colors really enhance the colors in the room and all through the house.

natural area rugs living room table and pillownatural area rug turquoise patchwork tassel banket

I was amazed how fast it was shipped too. It came within two days of ordering and I couldn’t wait to open it up! There was no strange odors when I opened it and it lay flat as soon as I put it down.

natural area rug patchwork turquoise seashells vignettenatural area rug bluemoon patchwork

I’m so happy with this rug! It is the perfect color for me and the size is great. I’m so happy I was able to work with Natural Area Rug! Please be sure to go check out the Natural Area Rug website.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!




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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


Now it was time to add the bling!


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.


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


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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Vintage Armoire

Vintage Armoire


 Hey everyone! I am so excited about this post today! A few weeks ago, we were invited by the online company Chairish and asked to pick one of the armoires and create a style board making it into a storage piece for whatever we wanted-toys, crafts, ect. Chairish is an exclusive curator approved, online marketplace for vintage furniture. If you have time, please go and take a look at some of their pieces. They are gorgeous!”

Lauren and I had fun looking at all the different designs they had. What a selection! But we finally narrowed it down to this American Drew White Wood Ornate Armoire.  We thought this could be used in any room. We decided to use it as a vanity and storage for make-up, jewelry, scarves and other accessories.

Wouldn’t this look amazing!

   Since we are using this for a makeup vanity, we wanted to put a mirror in the back to cover up the hole. I gave Lauren a few choices from Joss and Main, and this is the one she picked. Isn’t it a beauty?
Flower Capiz Wall Mirror
We also added a chair because you have to sit down when you are doing your make up right?  We found this really pretty white and cherry chair from Joss and Main.  Isn’t it cute!
Now on to the jewelry. We wanted to be able to see what we had, but be able to have it organized and pretty. We choose a few different things. We picked an over the door organizer for the longer items and a drawer organizer for earrings.
We loved this metal tiered organizer for all the nail polish and lipsticks. It even holds emery boards.
 Kylie Cosmetic Organizer
 Kylie Cosmetic Organizer
 We also spotted these baskets at Bed, Bath and Beyond and thought they could be used for all sorts of organizing, plus they look pretty.
 This organizer from Joss and Main would be perfect for storing all those pretty scarves you have in your collection.  It could also be used for socks, belts or other small items.
 Drawer Organizer
 We also found some different beauty items to round out the collection. These all come from Ulta.
Only at ULTA! Lorac Nude Necessities Eye Shadow Palette is a limited edition sleek & sexy, metallized eye shadow palette that contains 12 silky, nude-toned eye shadows. A $100 Value!:          Only at ULTA! Lorac Nude Necessities Eye Shadow Palette is a limited edition sleek & sexy, metallized eye shadow palette that contains 12 silky, nude-toned eye shadows. A $100 Value!:      LoracNude Necessities Eye Shadow Palette
 So what do you think? What would you use an armoire for? I would love to have one someday, but I am not sure I could decide how to use it!

Nail polish

Nail polish

Nail polish

LORAC eyeshadow

Jewelry organizer

LaMont bath accessory

Beauty product

Home decor

Cherry furniture

Drawer Organizer

Recap of 2015-Our First Year of Blogging

I can hardly believe it’s been almost a year since Lauren and I started this blog! There have been many days of frustration when we can’t figure out how something works, but there have also been many exciting days along the way. Thank you so much to all our followers! It’s always great to hear from so many of you and make new friends along the way! We look forward to some new and exciting stuff in 2016!

Today is Recap Day! Let’s see what were the 10 top posts of 2015!

10. Thrift Store Medallion Makeover

This was the first time I used Antique Wax on a project and I love how it turned out.

metal medallion fall decor

 9.  The Drama In Our Backyard

Spring Time! This was quite an adventure!

Daddy is watching!

8. Old Door Beverage/Candy Station

We have used this Door Beverage station quite a lot. It’s a great way to add a little vintage charm to your backyard or patio!

old door beverage staion-homeonthecorner

7. Recycled Pallet Table

Love, love, love this table! It really wasn’t something planned, but it turned out great!

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6. Corner News-December 11, 2015

Awww! I don’t have to say anything else!


5. Fabulous Vintage Beverage Cart Makeover

This was a great garage sale find! It’s fun to use outdoors in the summer, but also indoors. Right now I am using it for a hot chocolate station.

Retro Beverage Cart

4. We Went Junking (and some other shopping too)

This was a fun day! Just love this truck!!

I want this!!!

3. My Beachy Spring Decorating

Funny how things change in my house so quickly! I don’t even have this shelf anymore! This spring decorating will look quite different.


2. Paper Pinecone Christmas Ornament

I joined an ornament exchange this past year and it was so fun! I loved seeing what everyone else was doing and coming up with something special for my fellow blogger.

Christmas Ornament Exchange

1. Recovering My Outdoor Swing Cushions (I Cheated a Little)

Wow! Number one! Is it because I admitted I had cheated? Anyways, I love how the swing turned out and love that I didn’t have to use a sewing machine!!

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Wow! That’s a great list and we will have to stay very busy this year to keep up!

The most popular post?

No surprise here! Not with this cute little face! She will be coming home very soon!


Thank you so much for a wonderful 2015 and we can’t wait to see what 2016 has for us!

sparkle                                      Sunshine and Blessings

Fabulous Vintage Beverage Cart Makeover

Good Monday morning to you all! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We had a great time at the beach. The weather was wonderful and we could sit out on the beach and just relax. The only thing missing was Lauren :(. Unfortunately she had to work and we had made the reservations long ago. We will definitely plan better next time!

I bought this vintage beverage cart a few weeks ago at a yard sale. I paid $10 for it which I thought was a great price. Each shelf even comes off to use as a tray.

Vintage Beverage Cart

Vintage Bar Cart

But it was going to need some sprucing up! I decided to keep the gold on the bars, but would paint the trays to match the rest of my patio furniture.

vintage beverage cart before

First I taped off all the parts I didn’t want gold, like the wheels and the bar across the middle of the top tray.

vintage beverage cart tape

The gold paint I had on hand is ancient, but I decided to give it a try, rather than buy more. It still worked just fine!

vintage beverage cart spray paint

Next I painted the trays (sorry no pics! I was too anxious to get it done!). I used Rustoleum Spray Paint in Lagoon. I also had it on hand from Haley’s bench project.

Here is the finished product! I love how this turned out!

Retro Beverage Cart

A little bit retro, a little bit modern, in my favorite colors and practical too!

retro beverage cart 2

Haley picked out some of her favorite snacks to add to the tray.

vintage beverage cart and treats

I think they are Ezzy’s favorite too!

vintage beverage cart with ezzy

Some cute napkins to keep summer and sunshine around a little longer…

vintage beverage cart sunshine

A little tea…

vintage beverage cart side

and one last look!

vintage beverage cart snacks

So glad I was able to rescue this piece and give it a new life here at Home on the Corner!

Sunshine and Blessings