When it comes to porches like this one, I really think it’s the concept of an outdoor room that appeals to us. Lucky for those of us who don’t own vintage farmhouses with gigantic porches, it’s still possible to create the impression of an outdoor room on a deck, patio, or lawn. I’ve searched the internet to find tutorials for five of the elements of this porch. Now it’s up to you to decide how to use them in your outdoor decor.
The sun is out, the weather is warm, the flowers are blooming and my allergies are in full effect. That could only mean one thing – spring is here! I am so totally thrilled to be moving on from winter. I get so excited this time of year to open the windows and let fresh air in, to go on bike rides with my kids, and to watch my kids wear themselves out jumping on our trampoline for hours. I thought I would showcase some of my older spring projects that are perfect for the least of the craftiest out there.
Confession time: someday I’d like to have a beach house. Not for the status, not for the view, not even for the ocean breeze…I want one so I can decorate it! A kitchen like this one (that I found at Indulgy) is exactly what I picture in my imaginary beach house. Things that speak to me in this room are the soft colors, the interesting textures (stainless steel and butcher block), and cool retro details like the Smeg refrigerator and barn lights. I’ve found five great options for DIYing this look.
There’s something special about an ultra-feminine bedroom. Pictures of rooms like this one (found at Crooks and Nannies) are total eye-candy, and get me excited about decorating for Kayla when she gets bigger! It wouldn’t be hard to replicate any of the elements of this room, but I found five with corresponding tutorials from talented folks around Blogland. Check out five ways to get this look DIY style!
I like to keep the decor in my home fairly casual and kid-friendly, but I have to admit to dreaming just a little bit about rooms like this one. I kinda love all that beautiful trim work, the eclectic yet elegant furnishings, and the fun punches of color. This is a beautiful room that manages to look formal without feeling fussy or unapproachable. I’m confident you can get this look for less. Check out the DIY tutorials I found to replicate 5 elements of this room.
It’s no secret that shelving has been on my brain, lately. While I chose to keep my shelving behind closed doors in my new studio , I can appreciate a gorgeously styled, open shelf when I see one. So I was drawn to this sophisticated reading/dining nook by designer Marika Meyer, featured at Georgica Pond. I had to see if I could find some DIY tips out there for recreating some of the elements of this pretty nook.
Do you have big plans for Easter this weekend? I have family coming from Chicago and Michigan so my house should have lots of chaos, noise, fun in it! I hope you are excited as I am. Today I thought I would show you some of my past Easter projects.