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SPRAY PAINT YOUR CEILING FAN

Pinterest Facebook Did you know that you can spray paint basically anything? Well, you can. And I did! I spray painted the ceiling fan on my porch while it was STILL ATTACHED. Amazing difference!   I was sitting outside with my kiddos a few weeks ago, and I realized that the ceiling fan was just gross. I’m not the best at cleaning ceiling fans (ewwwww, I know), and a white outdoor ceiling fan was just asking for trouble. I could have probably cleaned it every single day and it would still be dirty. Good ol’ Georgia clay…

FALL PORCH IDEAS FOR YOUR OWN HOME

Pinterest Facebook The porch is ready, the leaves are somehow turning, and yet it’s still blazing hot in Georgia. Well, chilly pumpkin-spice weather or not, the porch is ready. I repeat, the porch is READY! It is my favorite place to change up a few times a year. I love a cinderella pumpkin. Or three. (Or a million.) “Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another.” -Mr. Knightley in Emma, an adaptation of Emma by Jane Austen. I love that picture, and that quote. I have said it over and…

DIY Blanket Tassels

Pinterest Facebook DIY Blanket Tassels! Super simple to make, and you can unattach the tassel strand when you’re ready to wash the blanket. I’m loving all the tassel blankets on Instagram lately, but you know what I’m not loving? The $80 price tag! I’ll never be the kind of girl that pays that much for a blanket that is going ON MY PORCH. Nope. Not gonna do it. So I figured if I wanted one of these beauties, I was going to have to come up with something of my own. I…

Blanket Scarf Wreath – Perfect for Fall!

Pinterest Facebook Hi friends! Try this blanket scarf wreath if you’re looking for something easy, minimal, and adorable! I had this wreath last fall, and I just loved it! You can use almost any scarf, but a blanket scarf is easier because of the excess fabric. You can find blanket scarves online for around $10 these days. You do NOT want to know how much I paid for mine during the 2014 craze. They’re still lovely scarves, but I just don’t have as much of a need for scarves as I did when we…

Chipped Furniture

Pinterest Facebook   I’ve always liked the chipped, almost broken parts of furniture and objects. If the object is worn thin, it must have been loved or useful in some way. I always find comfort in the broken. I find this to be true amongst people, too. I’m attracted to honesty, real life, and all the brokenness that comes with it.   I found this bench online, and the lady who sold it to me said it would be pretty again with a nice coat of paint. Sure, you could power wash this, sand all the…

DIY Address Sign

Pinterest Facebook Need a new house sign? We certainly did! We went for about a year without numbers on our house. One of the great aspects about living in a small town is that you still get your mail and boxes even without a number on your house! God bless the USPS/UPS/Fedex because they’ve never failed us even though we clearly failed them by not having numbers on our house. (Or our mailbox! What in the heck is wrong with us?) 😉 This is the easiest project in the existence of all DIY projects. I promise you…

Haint Blue Porch Ceiling

Pinterest Facebook I love a blue porch ceiling! It’s always fun to do something different with color, and blue is such a natural color for an outdoor ceiling. There is actually a long history of porch ceilings being painted blue, and it is traditionally called “Haint Blue.” There are some interesting theories involving the haint blue ceiling, and I encourage you to google it if you’re at all inclined to reading about warding off evil spirits. I mostly giggled about that theory, but hey, to each his own. Another theory is that a blue…

DIY Porch Painting

Pinterest Facebook I like to sip sweet tea in the mornings, and a margarita in the evenings on a hot summer day while watching my children play and be ridiculous with each other. “Be careful” really has no meaning to a child, and truth be told, I don’t necessarily want them to be careful anyway. I want them run like the wind and roll those big wheels as fast as they can down the hill because childhood is short. And also, finding a big wheel for an adult is not as easy as you’d…

DIY WOOD SHUTTER TUTORIAL

Learn how to build your own farmhouse style shutters…