Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Christmas Table Settings-Simple Yet Pretty

I love table settings that utilize simple, everyday items either from around your home and that can be found virtually anywhere. 
Tis the season for keeping things pretty yet simple. 
Beautiful yet cost effective.
And personalized to your style.

We all love our style. 
Why not share with your family and friends this coming Christmas!

What do you need to complete your very own table?

Start with your table cloth or runner to use a base for your centerpieces.
 Choose something that keeps your table grounded 
{a fancy way of saying keep things in its place and a place for everything} 
 Don't be afraid to think outside of the box! Mix it up a little!

Christmas Subway Art Table Runner by Girl Loves Glam

Burlap Runner by Danielle's Corner

Time for your centerpiece!

Find yourself an old box! One long half the length of your table. Maybe two small ones. Either way, find ones that fit stuff, just random pretties

Rustic Christmas Centerpiece by Salt and Pepper Moms

Grab items that you wouldn't assume would go together. Those are the items that will make the most sense. Keep items opposite in size and go for pretties with texture. 

Great combinations of items are

tin and faux fur
burlap and cotton
greenery and candle {like above}
round items like jute balls with square items like wooden blocks

Decorative Jute Ball by Two Girls Being Crafty

Your table settings!

Go for items on your base with lots of texture but remember to keep your main plate or plates maintenance free!

We love layering! Bring on the layers!

Table Setting by Young House Love

Bottom layer gives good texture and pattern, plates are simple but provide great contrast. 
Dark to light-Dark bottom/light plate
Light to Dark-Light bast/dark plate
If choose one or the other, you will achieve the look I bet you are going for!

Festive Red and White Table Setting by Good Housekeeping

Whatever you decide, keep it simple, but make it pop! Don't make it difficult and have fun!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Milk Crate turned Ottoman!

On my to-do list of projects! 
So many talented peeps out there! 

Milk crate turned ottoman!..I know, right!?!


{Did I mention I L-O-V-E this?}

 from Jennifer over at Decorating Ideas Made Easy

She is awesome sauce-just sayin'
Check out her other projects like the Furniture Makeovers she has...mine is the $5 side table garage sale find!

She is also on FB! Find her here!

Monday, November 25, 2013

In Shades of White Pinterest Inspiration board

Sharing a few of my favorite pics found on Pinterest today
~all shades of whites~

Ruffled Shade from Random Thoughts From an Incoherent Mind

Thermostat cover from All Things Homie

Shutter Runner from Buckets of Burlap

Year to DIY the Four Walls that Surround Us

Hubs and I have decided to sell our year around this time. So, that gives me less than a year to get it in order. 


Limited budget
Lots of Time
Lots of Inspiration
and no help! 

With every one's schedule running this way and that, we know if this is gonna happen, its gonna happen by us! And that's OK:) ....A little of my crazy/neat freak/like things done a certain way/needs to be perfect/maybe a bit of ODC/change my mind and change it back again type personality doesn't mind it all. 

We pretty much have each room to finish. 
Its not that we haven't started any.
Its just.
We haven't finished. 
100% yet.

{Cue the personality stuff right about here}

This is our Plan!
.....and I say that so loosely, so just go with me on this! 

Remaining November

Prepare kitchen counter top for painting {yes, I went there}
Clean out master walk in for upheaval {not as bad as it sounds}
Begin to organize upstairs linen closet {I'm looking forward to this one!}


Prepare and paint kitchen counter top! - WOOHOO!
Take out walk in closet bars and shelves, sand and paint.
Install reuse bookcase and armoire! {yes, that's right, bookcases, armoire and a few tidbits...can't wait!} 
Finish painting master bedroom!


New doors for kitchen cupboards
Install glass mosaic tile on back wall!

Linen closet redo- paint, baskets, dividers, add doors. 
Do you know we have been living without doors on our linen closet for two years?
That's an entirely different story for another day!
Paint upstairs hallway


Upstairs bathroom- replace tap and sink, paint counter top, and install new floor!
Frame in mirror {excited!!}


Main floor counter top painted
Install doors, sink hardware and install floor


Sand and paint living room ceiling
Finish painting living room walls


Rec room drop ceiling finished
Install oak top on fireplace
Paint hallway leading to rec room


Outside work


Wait, what?