Monday, September 19, 2016

{ DIY Fall Chalkboard Tray Wreath }

Hey everyone!! I hope you guys had a lovely weekend...We didn't do much & quite frankly snuggled  & slept a lot to be honest! This year has been full of ups & downs and this weekend threw a few curve balls for my OCD self... When I get into those funks I need something to distract me from the OCD, so I took on a little project!! My sister & I had a little "crafting" session & you guys know for me I'm not much into crafts other than once or twice a year haha..I had an old tray laying around in our "treasure" pile again & had white washed it with some scrap paint a few months back & just kind of left it there..I decided to add some chalkboard paint to it & make a little "wreath" out of it! I had some fall swag beading from last year I got from +Michaels Stores  & it made for a perfect rustic, yet whimsical boarder!! This project cost under $15 & about an hours time! Come see this cute little project just in time for fall!!

S u p p l i e s: 

  • Chalkboard paint
  • Brush/ Sponge brush
  • Tray { any one will do }
  • Greenery/Leaves/twine etc..
  • Painters tape 
  • Chalk
I n s t r u c t i o n s:

Paint your tray whatever color you want or leave as is. Section off  a square inside the tray { you could paint the whole inside too } & paint with chalkboard paint. I used two coats & then seasoned the area { chalk entire surface & wipe clean}. After everything is dry take your greenery or twin & wrap around the perimeter & through the handles etc.. Super simple & festive!!


I decided to style it in our lower level for now..Stay Tuned!!  I love this chippy old green chair too..another free find & the two just went so well I couldn't pass them up haha!


Loving the pop of color down in our lower level. My sister & I just had a conversation about our lower level that left me confused haah..So usually people gather downstairs in the warmer months, but nope not us..We always seem to flock to our lower level starting in September all the way through the holidays..maybe because it's so cozy & we're hibernating hehe ?!

**The pumpkins are from +Hobby Lobby 


- F A L L is for LOVERS - 



This tray is a bit thicker, but just about any tray will work. If you're planning on hanging it on the door be sure it's slender enough to fit!



What do you guys think about this thrifty little DIY project? I'm loving the simplicity & festive look! Wishing you all a happy & healthy week!

HAPPY MONDAY!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

{ 5 of My Favorite Decorated Pumpkins for Fall }

Fall is right around the corner & not only the bloggers, decorators, designers etc.. but now it seems like everyone is in full swing!! I decided to go a bit out of my comfort zone & blog some fun & quirky pumpkins I found among some of the best bloggers out there!! I mean these 5 decorated pumpkins stopped me in my tracks & I thought they definitely deserved to be featured for the upcoming season!! I love some plain simple good ole pumpkins, but for other occasions like for parties, celebrations or just to jazz up a space a fun pumpkin is a must! Come take a peek at some of these incredibly unique DIY pumpkins "dressed" up!

1. Gold Leaf Decoration

This pumpkin is so elegant & festive. It's still simple & neutral, but the gold detail adds so much charm & fun to an otherwise plain white pumpkin! This pumpkin could be used in basically any style home. 

You can find more on this pumpkin at Midwest Living


2. Sunflower Pumpkin by The Gardening Cook

I mean how cute is this idea? I love sunflowers in the fall because of the cozy warmth they bring, but then adding them to a pumpkin? Umm genius!!! The texture & style they add are great!

You can find more about this particular pumpkin at Sunflower Pumpkin
 

3. Chalk Paint Pumpkins by Anderson and Grant

Okay, obviously these pumpkins are right up my alley decor wise!! I mean look at how neutral & gorgeous these colors are & on pumpkins?! Yes, PLEASE!! These chalk painted pumpkins could be DIY'd so easily & used anywhere because of their color!
You can find this post here Chalk Paint Pumpkins

 
4. Ribbon Dressed Pumpkin by Stone Gable Blog
 
This is one of my most favorite ways to dress anything up, but when I stumbled upon this white pumpkin with he ribbon tied around it I literally fell in love. The simplicity, but rustic farmhouse charm are great!! I mean Stone Gable can do no wrong in the decor field!! 

You can see the whole post & more here Black & White Ribbon Pumpkins

 

5. Succulent Pumpkins by Simply Happenstance

This is hands down the most creative pumpkin ever!! I'm succulent obsessed { even though I'm a black thumb} so of course when I spotted this gem I had to include it in my roundup! I mean the warmth,texture, color, style ALL what I crave!!!
You can see this gem here Succulent Pumpkin



What do you guys think about all these creative & festive fun take on an ordinary pumpkin? I mean the detail & thought in all these pumpkins has my little creative soul thinking of all kinds of ideas hehe..Hoping you guys gained a ton of inspiration from these talented sources!!!

Wishing you all a happy Wednesday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

{ Simple Fall Table Centerpiece & a New Art Piece!! }

Heyyyy guys! Welcome back & welcome to any new readers!! I've noticed my numbers have jumped quite a bit in the last week, so I just want to say THANK YOU soo much! I truly appreciate you stopping by my little practical blog. Today I'm back with a simple cottage/farmhouse table vignette featuring my new favorite art piece!! You guys know I love anything simple, neutral or rustic & this piece has all of that plus the detail & handmade craftsmanship are great! It's one of those pieces you could have for years & display all through fall without going overboard with color etc.. It's one of a kind & the simplicity is definitely eye catching!!

This is probably my most favorite centerpiece since blogging! It screams cozy vintage farmhouse love & of course all while being thrifty & creative!! Speaking of creativity the main focal point { the art } will be available soon ;)!!! I can't wait to share this new little custom gem with you guys!!


The pumpkins are from last year from Dollar Tree, the tiny succulents are from Family Dollar, brown glass masons from +Target  & the tea towel is from a cute local general store!! 
**The artist, info & name will be coming soon :)!!!!




I love how cozy, yet simple this centerpiece is!! So little secret because I can't lie to you guys..I photographed this space yesterday for today's blog post & well the lighting in our kitchen is legit overpowering at times, so I had to wait until the right time & re-position the little vignette! This is why today's post is late coming out...



Each piece comes with a different frame! I chose this one because it fit so well with the fall theme in our dining room!


Hoping you guys loved this little styled centerpiece!!! I'm obsessed with how it came together, our rustic barn door backdrop & especially that little art piece!! Stay tuned for more details & as always have a lovely day!!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Sunday, September 11, 2016

{ -Farmhouse Style - Early Fall Porch!! }

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope your weekend was amazing..we didn't do anything crazy fun, but I did get a lot accomplished around the house & got to enjoy our gorgeous early fall Michigan weather! I swear I get so much done on the weekends when my poor hubby works all weekend, but I'm not complaining, because that's what entrepreneurs do right?! I'm pretty excited to get away for our anniversary coming soon, so I've been working super hard  to get some fall posts out etc.. This weekend I finished styling our cozy little porch, washed the pibbles & maybe finished a little DIY coming soon for you guys ;)!!


My hubby found these vintage glass apple cider jugs a few months ago & they've been sitting in our pile of "treasures" ever since. I was in the garage & that prompted me to start  decorating our little early fall porch this weekend!! I mean what's fall without some delicious apple cider, which happens to be my favorite drink ever haha! 
**The battery operated lanterns are from +Big Lots 




These orange flowers are from Dollar Tree & I kind of love them!! I'm usually more neutral, but something about them was a bit different, but still fall-ish!! I'm sorry I don't even know the name..#blackthumb! 


Along with the vintage glass cider jugs the vintage wheel was also a free find! It was the perfect backdrop against the brick & wood bench! 
**The green throw is from +IKEA USA !


You guys this is the most softest throw ever!! It's so light, but cozy warm too!! The mums I got for under $4 each +Walmart  which I was ecstatic about since I've paid close to $20 before...eek!




The wire baskets, galvanized buckets, & baskets are all free finds! I love using durable things out front that will withstand the Michigan weather. Aside from the throw & chalkboard everything stays out & isn't just for "staged" pictures etc.....All about practicality here on TQS! 


I'm pretty much in love with this year's porch so far...You can see last years post here -->2015 Fall Harvest Porch



I picked up these little neutral burlap pumpkins from Dollar Tree, YESSSS Dollar Tree!!! I may have grabbed like 10 haha! 


Well there's our early fall porch friends! You guys know this space probably will change 10x before the season is over, but that's the fun in it right?! Hope you all loved this bold & festive porch at our little suburban cottage!!

Wishing you all a blessed start to the week!!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

{ 5 Best Chalk Paint Brands with Prices & Sources Provided }

Wow this week is moving right along!! I can't believe it's already Wednesday..I don't know what this "time" thing has on me lately but it's been really getting to me...Maybe it's that change thing I hate, but it seems like time is moving at a rapid pace these days!! Anyways today I'm sharing something I get asked about literally ALL the time & usually just ramble off places etc.. Everyone knows that chalk paint has been a huge hit in the last few years because of its quick drying time, covering abilities, no-prep & look! I started about 4 years ago using Annie Sloan brand chalk paint without knowing much about it..It took me forever to locate a dealer close to us & at the time there weren't many other comparable/cheaper brands that offered the chalk paint style etc.. Today that has all changed!!! I literally spot new chalk paint brands popping up all over the place..I'm sharing 5 of my favorites not only personally, but because 4/5 are  offered at popular stores that most everyone has access to easily, because you guys know I like to keep it practical & helpful!! Come see these 5 chalk paint brands with prices & locations below!!

••Find more of your Craft Store needs HERE

1. R U S T-O L E U M  CHALK PAINT


Rust-oleum brand products have been around forever!! I'm a super fan of their spray paints etc.. About a year ago while cruising +The Home Depot  I spotted they now offer chalk paint in this brand!!!  Funny, because about 4 years ago while in the The Home Depot trying to find chalk paint everyone was totally clueless as to what I was asking for & directing  me to the "chalk board" paint.  The two most popular places I found the Rust-oleum brand chalk paint  were @ +Walmart  & +The Home Depot  for around $12.10 for 30fl oz.


2. M A R T H A  S T E W A R T  CHALK PAINT


This wasn't a shock when I spotted her brand while browsing +Michaels Stores ! I usually buy a different brand that Michaels offers, but I do love her variety of colors available. Her brand is also offered in many popular mainstream places like Michaels, The Home Depot, Walmart & JoAnn Fabrics!! Her brand is called Vintage Decor Paint & you can buy it for around 
$7.99 for 6fl oz. 

3. W A V E R L Y { Plaid brand } CHALK PAINT


I found this brand about 6 months ago while looking in the craft isle of Walmart!! I knew they offered affordable crafts & paints, but had no clue they offered Waverly chalk paint & in so many colors!!! I love that they offer different sizes too & all the colors are great! This is one of my most used chalk paints for smaller projects, because of the price, colors & ease of getting them! They're a really great quality & I have had nothing but great experiences with these paints!! You can find these at Walmart for around 
$9.47 for 16fl oz.

4. A N N I E  S L O A N  CHALK PAINT

The queen herself Ms. Annie Sloan!! Seriously she's the one that got me hooked on chalk paint & everything it entails!! To this day I still LOVE her line, waxes & brushes!! My very first chalk paint project over 4 years ago was an old coffee table in "Old Ochre" & "Graphite". I had no clue where to grab some of her paints & had my husband take me all over the city trying to locate them! She only offers her paints at registered retailers & online..The online process of ordering & locating a location close to you is SO EASY now!!! You simply type in your location & the closest retailer pops up! These paints go on like butter & seal like nobody's business. You can buy them for around
 38.95 for 32fl oz.

5. A M E R I C A N A  D E C O R { DecoArt brand } CHALK PAINT


Okay, this is my MOST used chalk paint other than the Waverly! I found this about 3 years ago after I couldn't locate another brand. I found it originally at The Home Depot & then randomly at Michaels & +Kmart  too! I love that they come in little plastic jars & they're super thick!!! You can buy them for around $9 for 8fl oz.


Whoa that was a long post!! I hope this was soo helpful for you guys & this little list makes your crafting & painting so much easier!!!

Wishing you all a happy & healthy Wednesday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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** Prices & Locations vary. This is just a general idea from my area & experience!

Monday, September 5, 2016

{ Modern Cottage & Farmhouse Fall Dining Room Decor }

Hello to day number 2 on this little beginning of fall tour around our little suburban cottage!!! I told you guys I don't get kid around about the holidays haha.Today I'm sharing a little sneak peek of our dining room..It's not fully decorated & most likely will change 10 more times before the end of September, but it's definitely starting to look cozy, warm & festive! I used a lot of stuff I had from last season, not only because I wanted to start out slowly, but I've noticed that I do this every year, then randomly start throwing in new pieces..Maybe it's my hoarding of decor haha or my way of seeing what I'm using or can incorporate into this season without breaking the bank account!! We've recently added a bunch of new pieces in this space including a new rug from +Ruggable® 2-Piece Rug System  switched out tables AGAIN & so on..Come see the dining room splashed with a bit of fall decor!!

  
You guys know I'm always using decor in ways that aren't conventional...I set this runner on the ladder & loved it, so I just left it for now! I picked this up +Marshalls  last year for under $10!

  

I decided to add this little toolbox I found while junkin in my gram's shed to the china cabinet with some little burlap pumpkins from Dollar tree! The wreath is from +Kohl's .




Both of these frames are free vintage finds. 


 You can see the art DIY from last season here:DIY Dollar Tree Fall Art



I'm obsessed with our new washable rug from Ruggable!!! Seriously if you guys have a high traffic area or animals then this rug is for you! I have a whole post on it here:Ruggable Review


I'm loving this cozy modern farmhouse style!! I usually go really rustic/raw/chippy with decor, but recently have been loving the modern cottage/farmhouse style!

Hope you guys loved this fall dining room sneak peek!

Happy Tuesday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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