Hi y’all! It’s Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co. again! I am so excited to be back sharing an easy DIY to update any vase you have. If you have five minutes and $3, you can do this project!
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I only bring plants into my home that will withstand some major abuse and neglect. My Mother-in-Law’s Tongues literally thrive under my black thumb and my new Fiddle Leaf Fig is showing signs that he’s going to survive my household, too.
I love easy plants, but I hate traditional plant pots. I’m not a fan of orange terra cotta, and the painted pots I find are either not my style or way too expensive. I do have a few black pots and gray pots, but I can only have so many of those around, you know?
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Hi, it’s Jackie here from Teal & Lime. Sometimes I am not sure if it is a blessing or a curse, but as a DIYer, I can rarely see something for what it is. I see a cool rug and think ottoman. I see a wastebasket and think pendant light. I see tablecloth and think slipcovers.
You see, my brain is always analyzing something for what it could be, not what it is. I suppose, for someone who likes to DIY, it is a blessing. This ability to think outside the box has helped me personalize my home and save a lot of money in the process.
My latest victims were these driftwood chargers from World Market. I loved the light, almost gray-washed wood. But, let’s be honest, I rarely set the table, let alone use chargers. Just trying to keep it real. So naturally, my mind starts to wander and think of alternative uses for the chargers.
Then, comes the lightbulb moment. That moment when you realize just what to do and can’t wait to get started.
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I have eleventy billion things to do around my house – shelves to hang, walls to paint, furniture to overhaul. But sometimes, you just need a little project to make you feel like you got one entire project completed in a single hour, right?
Meet my newest obsession – over the top hair bows. I have had a bow in Emma’s hair since the moment she had hair, but as she gets bigger, her bows are getting bigger, too. I’ll use any excuse to put a bow in her hair. Actually, I don’t really need an excuse. I just do it.
Today’s “excuse” is to match a team t-shirt. My son, Zack, is involved in a creative competition through school, and his team has matching t-shirts to wear. Because my husband, Tom, and I are the coaches, Emma has a shirt, too (the team calls her their mascot). I decided to make coordinating bows for all of the girls on the team (plus Emma) to wear on competition day. What a great excuse to make four bows!
I learned how to make these stacked hair bows from a fabulous set of videos on YouTube that makes tying the bows SO easy. I’ll show you the steps I went through to make this one, and link to each video that I used to make each part. I bought all of my ribbon at Jo-Ann.
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Back in the fall, I found out at the last minute that my son had to have a Duck Tape costume for an event he was attending. I mean, I’m sure I was told before the last minute, but I didn’t remember until it was almost too late.
The costume party theme was “Defy Gravity,” so Zack decided that he wanted to be a space shuttle. Using a white tee shirt and black sweat pants as a base, I made him into the best little space shuttle I could come up with.
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It’s taken me several years to get to the point that I feel like I have a good system for how I put together bedding to give a bed some personality. In the past, I just used a sheet set, a duvet or comforter, a couple of pillow shams and a throw pillow. Then, I met Sarah from The Yellow Cape Cod at Haven Conference.
Sarah taught a class about styling a room, and I immediately fell in love with the way she put together a bed. When I returned home from the conference, I found the blog post she had referenced in her session. It gave the step by step layers for how she put together her perfect bed.
Sarah and I live in very different climates – she’s in Michigan and I’m in Texas. So, I had to figure out how to adapt her bedding recipe so that my family wouldn’t get too warm at night. I also have slightly different thoughts about how many pillows should be on a bed – probably because I’m so lazy about taking them on and off the bed when I make it.
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