Checking out Amber Interiors I saw her amazing inspiration board that she made herself with cork tiles, foam board, fabric, and trim! Love love love it! My inspiration board is still on my "to do" list...coming soon!
The frame is a pop of green, homemade frame off of Etsy and the foto of the day are two of my most favorite women in my life! My Mom and my Nana! Love you women and can't wait to celebrate with them on Mother's Day next weekend!
Saw this pic in BHG and fell in love with the design!
Placing two identical tables with clean lines against the wall to create a work space balancing them with matching lamps...brilliant. And the use the acrylic chairs that are translucent doesn't distract the eye or clutter the space! And the chaise...can't wait to have a big enough space for one, but by using a chaise as a couch you keep the feeling of you living room open!
I could keep going with the green paint, the prints, the pop of color by adding orange drapes...love love love this room!
Today's Tighty It Up Tuesday feature is of an organized mud room that will help yourself or your family corral your belongings into one space!
Having a bench within the mud room provides a place to take off or put on your shoes, as well as provide a good amount of storage underneath the bench. Use indoor/outdoor fabric to cover the cushion...this will make it easy to wipe down of any mud or dirt!
Adding hooks above the bench area gives a home to bags, jackets, and hats! And bins above provides a personal space for each member of the family!!!
Over Spring Break I took a couple days to redo my rental bathroom, which as you will see was a hot mess. With a budget of $50 I made over the room to look totally presentable to my guests!
I painted the radiator black as well as the door. I used rust-o-leum paint for the radiator so it will combat the high heat which was $8 per quart. I used Jet Black from Behr paints which cost $8.50 per quart. Check out the new pulls I added to the cabinets for $2.50 per.
New hooks went up on the newly painted door to add a more finished look. These hooks were $3.75 at my local big box store.
I added a back monogram to my already gray towels...since my mother owns a company Mostly Monograms she was kind enough to do the monograms for free!
I placed a chevron rug from West Elm for $24 as well as new hand towels for the towel rack at $3.50 per towel.
And finally I placed my shower curtain up. This was a plain old shower curtain but by adding black ribbon a large monogram really spruces it up!!!
TradHome just made my Friday that much more happier! This feature of Amber Interior Design is incredible. I love the strips and the large print! And those light fixtures are unique and give great texture over the dining room table!
Have a great weekend everyone! Thanks for reading The Notebook!
Here are a couple easy DIY Easter center pieces for your dining room or entrance to your home! I love the gum drop topiary.
What and easy DIY...just purchase a Styrofoam ball, planter, toothpicks, wooden dowel, ribbon, gum drops, and gum...you will be able to recreate your own center piece!
1. Place a piece of Styrofoam into the planter 2. Place wooden dowel into the center of the Styrofoam 3. Place Styrofoam ball on top of the wooden dowel 4. Place gum drops onto toothpicks then into the Styrofoam ball 5. Using glue trim the planter with pink ribbon then tie some around the bottom of the Styrofoam ball 6. Enjoy your center piece and have it for a dessert after dinner!!!
A blog I follow Our Little Beehive just completed a great DIY project to create a throw pillow! Easy and simple directions!
Thanks for the inspiration Our little beehive!
Measure your pillow width and add 1.5", this will be your fabric width. I had a 20" pillow insert so my measurement was 21.5"
Measure the height of you pillow and multiple that by 2.5, plus 4" for seams. This will be the length of your fabric. The height of my pillow was 20" so my length was 50+4=54".
On one short end of the fabric with the wrong side facing you, fold up 1.5" and then fold 1.5" again for a nice fat hem. Pin.
With the folded edge facing you. Sew along the hem using your presser foot as a guide to keep things straight.
On the opposite short end fold up one half inch and fold up one half inch again for a little hem. Pin and sew along the hem as above.
With right side facing you fold up the edge with the wider hem so the length of the fold is 3/4 the height of your pillow. So I folded mine up 15". Pin, right sides together.
Fold up the edge with the smaller hem so that the entire pillowcase now measures the height of your pillow. The wrong sides will all be facing you now. Pin. My measurements at this point were 20" top to bottom and 21.5" left to right. Little hem is on top and fat hem is hidden.
Sew each side with a straight seam and a 3/4" seam allowance. Then go over the extra fabric at the edges of the seam with a zigzag stitch for extra durability. Trim off any extra fabric being careful not to snip your zigzags.
(the extra fabric at the edge before I went over it with a zigzag)
Fold right side out, press, and stuff with your pillow insert.