Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Crazy for Coral

Maybe it's my fondness for the beach or all things vintage Florida, but I've always loved coral. Mostly the color but I also heart the stuff that grows in the ocean.  Today I've pulled together a few of my favorite drool-worthy projects that I've pinned over the past few years or so to share with all of you.

My fixation began when I saw this dresser makeover. I've also become a bit obsessed with gold dots which I've had trouble reigning in... lol.

A Place For Us

I also fell hard for this coral dresser makeover.

Turned to Design

Ok, and this one, too

Brittany Makes

And just one more. Seriously. Can't stop.

Eva Marie Photography

I'm not counting this one since it's ombre and pretty!


How about a bright coffee table?

House on the Way

Love the pop of pretty this night stand brings to this guest room.

Two Twenty One

I found these pillow covers on Etsy.


This coral lampshade is also from Etsy.


Just want a little pop of color? Check out this bright bookcase.

DIY on the Cheap

How about an entire feature wall? I thought this was a fireplace at first. It's a storage cubby. Even better!

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So glam with the soft coral accents!

Carla Aston

How striking is this coral door against the navy siding?

The Estate of Things

I got into the swing of things when I painted a chair and added a navy and white cushion in my bedroom.

I also spray painted a chandelier in my new coral crush...Love waking up to this view.

Have you added any of your favorite colors to your house? Is coral one of them?

Sharing my coral crush here and over at Serenity NowFinding Silver Pennies, Home Stories A to Z,  Cedarhill FarmhouseFluster BusterCoastal Charm, Bloom DesignsFrom My Front Porch to Yours, Pieced Pastimes, Tabler for Two, A Life In Balance, and Savvy Southern Style.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

DIY No-Sew Curtain Panels

I feel a little foolish even posting this since there's really no DIY involved here at all but I can't resist talking about my drapery panels. Because they cost $15 each plus the curtain tabs to hang them. Which I already had because I'm a hoarder.

I had spent almost a year ordering fabric samples....(so many samples!) to make drapery panels for the living room window.

I loved many of these fabrics (like so many!) but I couldn't commit. I was like Britney Spears in Vegas. For real, y'all.

Then one day I was wondering the aisles at my favorite HomeSense looking for a navy and white table cloth when I had a conversation with my imaginary boyfriend that went something like this--

Self- "Wish I could find fabric like this for a price like this to make curtain panels with"

Imaginary Boyfriend- "Do you see where you're going with this?

Self- "Not really. But this is a great price for a table cloth. Maybe I should buy an extra one because we wreck everything."

Imaginary Boyfriend- "Maybe you should buy two and hang them up already....You're clever like that"

Thanks, Imaginary Boyfriend for your unconditional support.

Since I promised a DIY and all...


1. Buy table cloths (helps if they're 84 inches or longer). I didn't need to shorten mine at all since they hang behind the sofa.

2. Attach drapery clips.

3. Hang table cloths on curtain rods.

4. Drink wine and look smug. Or coffee if it's before 9am. Or wine...I'm not really that judgy.

I love how the least expensive thing in my house is something that the boys can't destroy. Mostly because they can't reach them. These panels are behind my sofa. I doubt we'll be so lucky in the next house.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Boys Pirate Bedroom

Liam's big boy room is finally finished and he's so happy with it. I did this room on a tight budget and we're both pretty pleased with how it turned out.

This room wasn't without it's challenges since Liam is not the most focused guy and, truthfully, neither am I.

It took me forever and 6 different paint testers to decide on Sherwin Williams Mountain Air. This color really brightened up the space. In here, it translated to a nice neutral blue grey.

Then there was the bedding dilemma. I went through no less than four bedding changes before I found the one I liked. Hurray for Homesense's return policy.

It's a soft blue with blue and white stripes on one side and the solid blue on the other. It's held up well to two toddlers who love to climb and jump on it day after day. And when we're done with pirates, it will be easy to use as he grows given that it's so neutral.

Once I settled on the bedding, the rest of the room began with this pirate ship canvas that I found at Target in the clearance section and now hangs above the bed.

These decals were in the clearance section as well and both the print and decals were priced at $10.88 each. Score.

We found the red throw blanket at Walmart for $10 which led me to paint some red stripes on his lamp to match. Liam has since broken the lamp base. He's actually broken two! Seriously....Between the time I wrote this and the time I posted it, another lamp base bit the dust. Grrrr...We're on the third lamp in this room. Is it just my guys or are boys really more destructive?

The pirate flag was ordered from Amazon  with the pirate cut outs on the wall. I think they're actually decorations for birthday parties but given how destructive these boys are, I didn't want to make a huge investment. And, they're pretty cute.

Across from the bed is the bookcase I bought before Liam was born. It's followed us to three houses so far. And, yes, that's a television. I had no where else to put when we closed the trailer down last year so he lucked out. No cable, just movies. Until trailer season, that is.

We are so lucky to have such big closets in this house!

I grabbed the pirate ship from Hobby Lobby when accessories were 50% off. Suh-weet!

The small dresser was a Kijiji/Craigslist find. I had great intentions of painting it navy (like pretty much everything else I've painted lately, lol) and adding a white anchor detail on the front but that clearly hasn't happened. Yet.

Liam's big dresser is on the other side of the bed. I bought it before he was born from a local furniture store in the clearance section. It's held up well to two destructive toddlers who like to use the knobs as footholds.

The treasure map is also from Amazon and is a party decoration as well. Given how quickly kids change their minds, I'm thinking this is the way to go when it comes to adding accessories to their rooms.

I added a small basket beside his bed to encourage him to stay in bed in the mornings and play quietly. It's been there for months and he's only just started to notice it and actually stay in bed until a reasonable hour. Like six months. Six freakin' months of me walking him back to his room and telling him to wait until I come and get him. But I digress.

I love that I'm finally finished this room and we were able to do it on a budget. Liam loves that he has a "Pirate Bedroom" and that's what matters the most. And bedtime. I really do love bedtime.

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Trailer Renovations That Will Make You Want To Go Camping

Last week, I shared the story of how we came to buy a camper/trailer the previous summer and exactly why we did that. Mostly, it was to keep the boys from driving me completely crazy in suburbia all summer.

I had a plan for our trailer (now known to us as the Tin Can Cottage) the minute I laid eyes on her. In fact, even before buying her, I had an entire Pinterest Board devoted to Glamping and Vintage Trailers. 

Today, I'm sharing a few of my favorite glamper makeovers that have inspired our own reno. Actually, these trailers may have inspired my entire purchase but I don't really want to confess that just now. I prefer to blame the children.

Feast your eyes, my lovelies......

This little Shasta rocks the vintage vibe.

Shasta Pink

Pink isn't just for the exterior, either ; )

Tin Can Tourists

Ummm.....that toaster oven! And those mugs!...I'm dying.

The Vintage Housewife

Two pics from The Fancy Farmgirl's trailer re-do because I couldn't decide between the exterior or interior. Seriously. We needed to see both.

The Fancy Farmgirl

The Fancy Farmgirl

Another adorable Shasta....the interior this time. So cute!

Vintage Shasta Interior

I think this is my favorite interior EVER! I mean that chandelier is rocking my world.

Rhonna Designs-The Dazey

Shabby chic anyone?

1966 Scotsman

Seriously cute 70's camper with a major facelift.

70s camper

Some yellow and aqua love. I couldn't find a link for the original owner so if you recognize Fannie Mae, let me know.

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How cute are these plastic cups attached to that canopy?

Flutter Before You

Another aqua interior.

Aqua and Red Cuteness

And just to show that makeovers aren't limited to trailer campers, check out this adorable pop up!

Pop up camper

I guess I'm not the only one who hated that whole wood veneer thing. Inspired to give camping a try, yet?

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