Monday, March 9, 2015

{ DIY Small Cottage Style Spa Bathroom }

We've all been there before..come home from a long day at work & just want a clean, quaint & simple area to relax & de-stress- right!? Well sit back & keep reading for simple ways to add that cute little cottage spa like retreat to your bathroom whether it's large or small this  post is for both! 



  

I love adding  simple rustic cottage accents to any space. The bathroom is no exception so I added some cute mason jars { I made } & a cute tin/ plant from from +IKEA USA  !

 

Loving the stacked & rustic look!!  This DIY  cost close to nothing & they make super cute toothbrush/floss holders !! 


I didn't even realize when we picked up this shower curtain for $10 +IKEA USA  that it matched our ribbon tied wash-clothes!! I guess you would say I'm a bit obsessed with this check print right now especially for spring !!


I'm still obsessed with those rustic wall plates from @ Marshalls  too! They add the perfect rustic chic spring cottage feel !



The most important part of any cozy bathroom is the tub!! I'm not one for taking baths , but my husband loves to soak after a long day of work or dealing with me  heheh! I picked up this cute little white plastic organizer from +Target  for $1 & packed it with a few essential bath goodies! Although my bathroom is newly renovated & has fresh Travertine tile, newer tub, paint etc.. the tub/shower area is lacking in the shelf department. This little caddy of goods comes in handy when my husband uses my bathroom! I filled it with vanilla sugar scrub, loofah, coconut body wash, foot scrubber & bar soap! I added the fresh thyme & sprig candle for that at home spa feel on the cheap !!


My husband hates being cold so I added a thick white robe for him to grab after bathing !


Keeping some essential items behind the toilet for easy access in a small bathroom is a must. I keep some foaming bath, brush, lotion, toilet paper etc..If you have guest over it's nice to have things in the open for them to quickly use { or your needy husband heheh SHHH! } 

 

I surely hope this helps you create a cozy, refreshing & springy bathroom ! Who needs a spa day when you can relax in your own bathroom with a few simple DIY tips ;) ! 


Thanks for stopping in guys!

Paige.Rose  




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{ Neutral Easter Mantel!! }

 Today I'm sharing some inspiring neutral Easter decor / ideas for any home! I stayed more with neutrals for our living room mantel ,just because sticking carrots & orange/ green accents felt more appropriate in the kitchen ---> Rustic Kitchen Easter Hutch! :) !




I wanted to keep it simple , country/cottage & somewhat neutral & natural while decorating for this Easter! I know Easter is all about the cute bright pastels, but I'm just not into that type of decor  splattered in our main living room!! I love how this mantel turned out & for close to nothing ;) !


The framed polka dot bunny was a DIY -->  DIY Polka Dot Bunny . The large white Styrofoam bunny is from +Target  , the jam jar is a free find, as well as the large copper basket & slice of wood! 

 


One of my favorite pieces is the copper basket { garbage find }. It was in pretty rough shape when my hubby found it, so I used a vinegar/ salt mix to shine her up!!




The Easter banner was a semi DIY! I picked up some little cut  triangles with gold glitter  & wrote Easter on them & strung them together with some blue thin ribbon ! :)


I love how simple the bunny , hydrangea, jam jar & creamy vanilla candle look with the silver frame & wood candle holder !! 

Have a great week & happy Easter decorating !!


Paige.Rose 







Thursday, March 5, 2015

{ Our rustic Easter hutch! }

You may know this already,but I'm not the biggest fan of decorating crazily for Easter . This year I changed that mindset & decorated our whole hutch for Easter & If I do say so myself it's super rustic & cute!! I kind of fell in love with the greens , oranges & wood accents for this hutch!  The cute little bunny & bright plush carrots are the perfect pop of color & festive appeal it needed!




The Dog treats metal container is from +HomeGoods  as well as the wood chalkboard stand & the wood silverware caddy!


The  Copper bucket is from +Target  $3!! The rest of the goods are are vintage/thrifty finds with the exception of the apothecary jars +Kohl's !


That cute little rustic bunny is from the +TuesdayMorning store ! I just love his big ears & cute little face!   
Note: The carrot is attached to the bunny !



Those delicious looking carrots are from +TuesdayMorning  I got for under $5 ! I love the way they look on the white hutch & so cute on our vintage scale!!


How cute is that little bunny?! :)

Happy decorating & soon to be weekend guys!! Be sure to stop back around for some neutral Easter living room decor {{ Coming Soon }} !

Paige.Rose


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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

{ DIY Bunny Art! }

I'm not one to go hardcore when decorating for Easter ,but I couldn't resist posting this cute little DIY that I finished today! It's a simple Easter/Spring framed bunny with a bit of rustic glam ! I made this for under $12 including the frame & the supplies!

 



I printed a black bunny silhouette & then traced it on the brown & white polka dot wrapping paper! After gluing/ taping whichever you want { I taped } the bunny to some plain  white printing paper & added some cute little accessories ! The little bows & gems are from +Michaels Stores . I wanted to use a little bow-tie so I just used what I had & filled it in with a paint marker in black!  


Some bunny is cute { I couldn't resist}  Ha ha !



I added some pearl & diamond gem stones randomly for a unique rustic/glam look!  I think he's so cute!!


What's a bunny without some carrots ;) ?! These cute plushy carrots are from +TuesdayMorning !! 

Thanks again for stopping by!

Paige.Rose



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{ 5 Easy pet cleaning tips for your home! }

Today I'm going to try & help you tackle that one thing in the house that you can't ignore about that extra furry member of the family...Yes, keeping your home clean with dogs,cats etc.. Most of us have at least one  furry friend in the home that we love  unconditionally ,but hate the upkeep of the hair,smell, paw prints etc.. I have two semi large dogs & having OCD already-- keeping our home clean can become intense! Some of the steps I'm sharing today are just ways I've come to use to keep the pet hair & dirt down. If you have other ways I'd love to hear them as well, because lets face it any type of cleaning tip or trick is appreciated!


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1. Keep a 'dog' blanket on the couch or on the section the dogs use. I keep a plush black one on the end for our dogs, this way when they lay down or climb on the couch etc.. their paws & whatever else may be on them won't travel to the other parts of the couch/ pillows! It's easier to wash a blanket or throw rather then the whole slipcover on the couch, microfiber or even wash down all the leather for prints!

2. Spray the couch lightly at least every 3 days with some type of cloth friendly antibacterial disinfectant! 

3. Make sure you have some type of plug in diffuser in your home for the smell. I have one plugged in at all times { I find using natural scents are more appealing. I like vanilla, cinnamon, apple etc..}  Even though  I have two medium sized dogs with medium length hair my house rarely smells like dog which leads me to my next tip!! 

Side Note : When the warmer weather starts I usually only have one diffuser going & rather  the windows open & fresh air circulating!

4. Make sure you're changing your furnace filter at least every 3 months! I know that sounds a bit obsessive & it is ,but with animals the filters tend to collect much more dander & airborne dust! 

5. Vacuuming once a day will ensure any hair, dirt etc.. will be picked up. Wet swiffer or wash flooring at least 3 times a week. On days that the dogs are less active/messy I usually only dry swiffer, but on 'rough' days I wet swiffer & vacuum !

These tips can be used for cats as well, just tweak a few things like washing the litter box instead of the 'dog' blanket etc..!  I hope these quick & easy tips help you start your spring cleaning & ease you into a light & fresh season!!





Sunday, March 1, 2015

{ DIY Beer Bottle Carrot Centerpiece }

Happy Sunday funday?! I sure hope your Sunday was fun or relaxing or a mix of both! I came up with this idea randomly a few nights back about making carrots out of beer/glass bottles. I know the sound of it sounds a bit 'risky' on the DIY scale...like what the you know what, but honestly they turned out so cute! For close to nothing you can use them as Easter decor, centerpiece etc..Keep reading to see how I made these little buggers! 



Start off with whatever kind of tall glass bottles you can find or may have! The color of the glass doesn't need to be green etc..any color will work!!


I didn't have any orange paint, so I just mixed my own. Make sure the paint is somewhat thick as painting glass does require some patients & dry time. You'll need about 3 solid coats of paint on the  bottles!!


I love using these little cardboard seed planters for small paint jobs in the office. They're easy to work with & cheap from +Target 


 Make sure to tape the nape of the neck of the bottle off to ensure a clear separation.  After the paint dried I used a wire brush to go over the paint to  distress some spots & just 'shave' the paint a bit for a smoother appearance. 

  

I love how they look with our rustic farmhouse table runner. See how I made our runner here   DIY Farmhouse Table Runner


The tops are from some Dollar Tree flowers & dried wispy grass bundles I had ! Anything wispy & green will work just fine.


I played around with some different  options..




At first I liked the twine tied around the middle like this, but later switched to the nape of the bottle like in the pictures above thanks to my mum & her opinion!!

I really hope you guys liked this project & mini tutorial as much as I do!! It's so cute for Easter & adds that rustic/farmhouse,cottage & vintage appeal !

Have a lovely & inspired week everyone!

Paige.Rose




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