Wednesday night was Mexican food night at my house.
And I did something I almost never do, I decided to fancy up the table.
I have had the place mats and napkins forever, always thinking I’d throw some big Fiesta.
So, at least I finally enjoyed them.
~ Nothing all that fancy, just kind of fun.
Flowers and hand painted vase (ball jar) that I didn’t get a very good picture of………. courtesy of my grand-daughter Mad~
I thinking about hitting up Pier One this week to add to my mexican theme so when that day comes to actually throw that big Fiesta, I’ll be ready.
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via pinterest from picklee.com
Found this while browsing Pinterest, which now that I have my new IPhone I do a lot. In fact, way to much.
I downloaded the Instagram app but am actually scared to start using it because it will be another distraction.
What did we do with all of our time before, blogs, twitter, facebook and the list goes on?
You can check out my small version of a gallery wall here.
Just wanted to share~
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Recently, an article came across my Facebook wall that caught my attention.
The article gave some great tips on how to update your bedroom for under $200 from HGTV
I thought this was timely because I am now offering One Day Home-Makeovers and I am always interested in budget friendly updates for homes.
Here are a few of my take away favorites that are getting entered into my idea binder.
Add Some Personality Above the Headboard~
I know this is so true……….. it is amazing what filling that space can do. Can you imagine this room without the art?
Mirrors Create Depth and Sparkle~
Again, so true. I love these mirrors and what they do for the space. I also love and will someday have a huge floor mirror (or 3!!!) for staging and one for my home. Love them! Whether placed in the bedroom next to the bed or in a living area they add so much. Can I mention that I would have put a little bit larger of a piece above the bed?
Give Your Room a Mini Makeover~
Obviously, a big fan of this tip. It suggests you find furniture from other areas of your home to swap out. Such as side tables. Repositioning your bed can also make a big difference. And because all of this was free you can go out and purchase new updated bedding with your $200 budget while adding a new color, texture or pattern.
Great tips to remember and follow. All photo credits to, HGTV
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Because this holiday falls in the middle of the week and my husband and I are both getting our businesses off the ground, we are spending the day…..working.
Going to enjoy some hamburgers on the grill later today with some fattening side dishes and maybe squeeze in a nap.
Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?
Your probably reading this at some beautiful lakefront home, sipping beverages with umbrellas in them just waiting for the best firework display you’ve ever seen.
Well, a girl can dream…..maybe next year.
I have been experimenting with making some mesh wreaths and put this one together in the spirit of the Fourth of July. I think some made of high school, college or NFL colors would be fun to make so that is next on the wreath making agenda.
When I have time…
Which means the day of a big game, I’ll quickly put it together and adorn my front door, pretending it has been done for weeks!
Deadlines are always a good thing, don’t you think?
Enjoy your holiday!
Excuse the photo quality, it is so steamy out that I couldn’t get a clear picture.
One of the things I plan to focus on in my patio staging, is using flowers and their containers to add different heights and color to the outdoor space. They will also be used to define three different areas.
- One area for my large patio set
- One area for the fire pit & grill
- One seating area up by garage
My patio furniture does not really lend itself to decorative cushions (ok, maybe a few) and because my patio is directly under large trees, an outdoor rug would just be a nightmare to keep up. Two areas you would normally use to add texture and color. So, flowers and plants seem like the obvious choice.
There are also some old flower pots in the garage that will be pulled out and probably given a fresh coat of paint…..or not, we’ll see.
So, I’ve been browsing photos for plantscaping ideas and found a few that have given me that spark I needed to get started.
It’s like tablescapes…….. only for plants.
You can guess what I’ll be doing this weekend.
All photos via hgtv.com
I just recently sent out my May, Silverleaf Home Staging Newsletter.
In it, I mentioned my summer staging services. Which include; patio staging, curb appeal enhancement (flowers, wreaths and accessories to enhance curb appeal) and flower bed weeding. (I may live to regret that service!)
Then I walked outside to sit on my patio and saw this.
Not very pretty and not very inviting.
Do you think if I was listing my home for sale, I would want it to look like this?
Or……. better question, why does my patio look like this?
So, what better staging……. than my patio.
On a tight budget.
Just like other homeowners.
So first up…. clean up, some plantscaping (more on that tomorrow) and furniture placement. I’ve always had trouble with the shape of this patio.
The biggest investment I plan to make is on flowers, and maybe a couple cushions.
If I could wave a magic wand, I’d do some decorative concrete, some built-in seating and add a hot tub. The list could go on. But that will not happen and I would imagine that is not what I’m going to run into.
So, with that in mind I want to do a very realistic staging and prove it can be pretty without spending a large amount of money, just like you can on interior spaces.
More on some plantscaping ideas tomorrow.
Trays are great tool for decorating your home.
They offer function and decoration.
They help group things together and keep things tidy. Like here my bathroom.
This is actually a Hobby Lobby plate I found. I wanted to add a little black to the space.
I love little splash of black in every room.
………that’s just me though.
And here in the grandkids room.
A wicker version to house books and crayons.
Or, they can just be an accessory.
Like here. A look from Pottery Barn.
Or VERY useful, like this tray table, also from Pottery Barn…..I love this!
Or, how about this idea of using one inside a cabinet for cute touch!
Trays can be used in almost every room of your home. Their possibilities and functions are endless.
So, the next time you spot one that you like…..take it home.
Due to my ever-changing, editing, re-working nature…..I gave this basket a face lift. I bought it last year and filled it with this red and yellow arrangement which is ok but, I’ve never really liked the color of the basket against the color of the siding on my house. It just didn’t pop much. Not full enough, just not the effect I was looking for. Kind of blah, actually.
Here is the after………
More spunk, color and fullness, it actually shows up from the street and catches your eye in the driveway, which was the way it is intended.
Now, let’s see what I can do to spruce up the the front of the house.
I’m linking up; over at Between Naps on the Porch