Spring Flower Arrangement

DIY pROJECTS

Today I thought I’d share with you a Spring flower arrangement I made for my home. I just love Spring and nothing says Spring more to me than beautiful Tulips, green grass and leaves and Easter!

Supplies you’ll need.

A vase, canister, etc. Something to put your arrangement in. I chose to use my vintage watering can.

Artificial flowers

Florist Moss

Wire Snips

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Directions: Simply arrange your flowers in any way you choose to. I did not need to use the wire snips as the flowers I bought were bunched together in a way that it was near impossible to separate them .

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Then I just added some moss to the arrangement and I was done.

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I had some left over flowers so I decided to make a small arrangement in an old bottle I’ve had to put in my living room.

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Seeing my vintage watering can full of Spring flowers makes me happy and brings a smile to my face. The little things in life usually do.

I hope you’ll make a Spring arrangement for yourself this year!

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DIY Spring Wreath

D. I. Y. SPRING WREATH 
Today I wanted to bring to you this very simple yet pretty country wreath I made for Spring to hang on my front door. 

The supplies you’ll need. 

A Grapevine wreath

Two kinds of ribbon in varying sizes

Nice artificial flowers. 

Wire Snippers
Tape, Straight Pins or Glue 

I chose to use a grapevine wreath because with this type you don’t need to use any hot glue or anything to attach your pieces, unless you want to of course. With this kind of wreath you can simply tuck in your ends and they will stay. The other added plus is because you haven’t had to permanently attach anything to the wreath you can swap it out all year long if you chose with different ornaments on it. 

I also did not use burlap on this project because while I know burlap is a very hot item in the crafting world, my skin does not seem to like burlap. It makes me very itchy so I went with a ribbon that sort of looks like burlap. For the my second ribbon I chose a very pale pink.



To begin all you need to do is to start wrapping your ribbon around your wreath form tucking in the first end of your ribbon on the back of the grapevine wreath then you continue all the way around the wreath until you reach the end where you will then tuck your ending piece in as well. The ribbon should be secure but not wrapped so tightly that it distorts the ribbon or the wreath. When finished it should look like this. 
Next you want to begin wrapping your second ribbon choice around your original ribbon. This can get tricky but with a little patience it will work. Also, since I did not want to use any kind of hot glue to adhere permanently I took a small piece of shipping tape and taped the beginning end of my second ribbon to the back of my original ribbon so it would stay in place. And I did the same thing for the ending piece of the second ribbon as well. Here’s a photo to show you what I did. May not be pretty but it worked. 

Once you’ve completed your second ribbon your wreath should look something like this. 

Next step is adding the flowers. I took some wire snips and cut them off the bunch they were in but leaving enough stem in order to stick them into my grapevine wreath. You can arrange yours any way you choose. I chose to do mine more to the side than the center. Carefully placing your flowers in the wreath being sure not to disturb your ribbon too much. When completed it should look something like this. 


I hope you enjoyed this DIY and if you decide to make one please let me know about and post a photo of your completed wreath to my Facebook page. I would love to see it! 





Moms Cabinet

Well, it’s finished. I managed to save my moms curio cabinet. Took me about five days, lots of paint and elbow grease but she’s all finished. 

 The photo on the right is where I began. Three coats of paint. On Thursday I spent the morning scraping the paint off the glass windows and distressing the cabinet a bit to give it that ‘loved’ look.

ofcourse I had my little helper Bailey Boo by my side the entire time supervising me. And he didn’t even get into the paint this time!
Here she is all finished and I have a few of my moms items inside for now until I finish filling it. 



Please excuse the stuff on the side, Im still working on finishing this guest room which should be complete soon. Can’t wait to show you all when it’s finally done!

Took alot out of me physically but it was well worth it. I wanted to do this alone without the hubs help. May sound funny but it felt like I was doing it for my mom so it had to be done by me. Its just a cabinet to some but to me it’s a treasure. 


DIY Me!

Hi everyone!

Im bacccck!.. I’ve been a bit busy to say the least. I think I mentioned in my last post, maybe? That it’s been many many years since the hubs and I have been able to do much in our home due to his many surgeries over the last 8 years and we are finally beginning to now get some things accomplished.. I spent my weekend repainting the French doors off my dining room that lead into my living room. They were a mess! And I can’t even believe I’m going to show you what they looked like before but here they are…

Sorry I didn’t get a shot before I taped the windows. I always forget to take a before photo. You’re lucky I actually got this one.. LOL Yes, filthy doesn’t even begin to describe it.. With seven dogs in one home they tend to lay up against everything, climb up on the doors to ‘greet’ us thereby also pitting marks all over as well. And let us not forget the tons of “doggy spit and nose snot” on the bottom glasses when they want to see whats happening!.. Yeah, thats a battle I deal with almost everyday.. Cleaning the glass. So, this is before the new paint on the doors, jambs and trim.

Anddddd, here they are completed. Much much better in my opinion. It took me almost 3 days to complete them but I finally did. I even sliced my hand open on an exacto knife and cut pieces out of 2 of my fingernails.. I never said I was a DIY maven.. Im just learning.. No judging.. *Giggles*..

This side of the doors faces my living room

And this is the back of the doors that face into the kitchen and dining room. 

A huge improvement I think and I also think they came out pretty well considering it was my first time ever repainting the doors. 

Yesterday and today I spent the day repainting all the trim in the dining room and kitchen. Sorry forgot to take photos. This afternoon I began another project. 
I have my moms old curio cabinet. Old, when I say old I mean about 18 years old. Unfortunately it got some pretty massive water damage from being stored away and I felt super guilty about it. My mom didn’t have much in life so every piece I have I want to keep. Well the hubs knew how upset I was and fixed the bottom of the cabinet that was completely warped with some wood puddy an some other stuff and shaved it all down so the door on the bottom will open correctly again and I decided to paint it since the bottom is now a completely different color. All shades of black and dark brown. 
These photos are just what I got done today. Its going to need a second coat and possibly a third but I am trying my hardest to save it. I don’t want to part with it. 
After it’s all finished and the paint has all been scraped off the glass I will post a photo of it.. We’ve also come a long long way in redoing the guest bedroom that never got completed. The walls are painted, the trim is painted. I have a new futon I got on the cheap as well as two lamps and two small tables. I will post photos of that room when it’s completely done. I am trying best I can to do that room as cheaply as possible because we really don’t have much money to spend. So between re-purposing items I pick up or using what I already have, it’s coming along nicely, just slowly. 

The next room I want to tackle when the guest room is complete is my guest bath..
So. all in all, Im finally getting to some home improvements Ive waited for a long time, my body is in pain in every place a person can be in pain but I’m happy.

My Mantle..

A few years ago, OK more than a few, I got this wild idea.. I really stole the idea from my old neighbors my brain doesn’t work that fast.  Our fireplace mantle was white. Its what the builder put in. I got tired of looking at it and I saw what my neighbors had done. They bought this spray paint that makes whatever you put it on look like concrete. I liked! that idea. I went out and bought a dark gray color because at the time our walls were a very light color. When it was done it looked really nice.. Then a few years later, I decided we needed to pain the den. I wanted a different more rich color on the walls so now the den and the fireplace looked like this.. 

Yeah not the best looking color combo.. Well, finally about two weeks ago I couldn’t stand it anymore and I wanted to get rid of this dark color because I also plan on repainting the walls again in the near future. I don’t know what color the walls would be but you can’t go wrong with white right?..So I got to work. 

Taped everything up and got to painting.. It took three coats but I finally finished it. 

While I still don’t like the wall color anymore I do however like the mantle much better in white.. Next week I think I’ll go down to Lowes and look at some paint colors for the walls..