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Daily Inspiration – Refinished Mid-Century Dressers

Ladies and gents I present to you my very first furniture refinishing project. After lots of hours and days reading all different types of “how to’s” I went for it. The search was on for the best mid-century dresser I could find. After visiting numerous goodwill stores with no luck, I turned to my trusty old friend…”Craigslist”. After losing out one dresser, I had lost all hope. How was I going to find another one? Then, a few days after taking a break from all the madness, I decided to take a quick look on Craigslist before going to bed and there they were, not one, but two great dressers calling our names. They were two for the price of one so I knew immediately this was meant to be HA! I had the most fun working on them on a weekend between football games and meals in on our garage (the perks of living in the Midwest, I now have space for these types of projects). The mister loved what I did so it was a win all around. After a week of letting them dry out, we brought them into their new home and I can’t stop smiling. Have you refinished old furniture before? Isn’t it awesome? On to the next one!

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Daily Inspiration – Recycled Cans DIY

I was itching to create something from these cans I saved while cooking dinner the other night. Enter this cute little DIY. I used craft paint, cute chalkboard labels (from the dollar bin from Target, yeah!) and to finish I filled them up with pretty dry flowers from our wedding. It doesn’t get more special than that! The possibilities are endless with these. Fresh flowers will look amazing too. Cannot wait to make some more. I love using recycled materials. What do you think? Would you give it a try?

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Daily Inspiration – Wedding “Metal” Monogram

Hi world. Look I’m blogging again, HA! I know its been too long. Life has been crazy busy, I know I’m starting to sound like a broken record but here I am again sharing a cute little tutorial for you. I first made these “metal letters” two years ago for our apartment and we are still in love with them. Well, while shopping at Joann’s fabric the other day I came across these cardboard letters and immediately thought about turning them into a metal monogram for our big day. Plus why not share them here too? I mean, all you gotta do is paint your letters black, once they dry out you paint them with metallic paint and voila! Cheaper “Anthropology” letters within minutes. You know me, the fact they’re handmade makes them more special. Have you done these before? You could make these for all different occasions… initials for kids rooms, the famous “eat” sign for your kitchen, etc. I cannot wait to use these on our wedding day as part of our décor.

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Daily Inspiration – Penguins Ornaments DIY

Are you fully recovered from your Thanksgiving food coma? I finally am. I was looking forward to “black Friday”, not only for the leftovers but for our traditional putting up of our Christmas tree HA! Last year I created these cute little guys, I wanted to make some new ones for this year. I guess I’ve been making ornaments every year so I had to continue the tradition. Not sure how I ended up on a penguin, but I do love it. To make them, I simply played around with different shapes of felt and fabric. I sewed them by hand and stuffed them with some cotton balls. I used some yarn for the string and a hot glue gun for their little eyes. Pretty simple. Are you making ornaments this year too? Please do tell! Merry Christmas!

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Daily Inspiration – Chelsea Market

While in NY a few weeks back I visited this cute market in Manhattan. It’s one of my friends favorite places so I was super excited to go. It did not disappoint, everything was great. The stores, the food, the décor, everything! I will share my favorite spot tomorrow. Have you been to the Chelsea market? I cannot wait to go back!

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Daily Inspiration – Fall Garland DIY

I cannot believe Fall officially started. I decided to make a little something Saturday morning with some scraps of felt I had laying around to kick off the season. I started with an idea in my head but not sure what I was going to do. I do feel a little silly making it a DIY but since it might inspire someone out there why not share it? I must confess, it has yet to go up in our house since I’m still gathering the rest of the décor but making this got me started. All I did was cut some leaves out of a few different colors of felt and hand stitch them with pretty twine. I told you it was easy!. Here is to the beginning of a new season!

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Daily Inspiration – RotdCreations

While at the Downtown Flea this weekend I ran into the most cutest succulents arrangements I’ve ever seen. Obviously, since going to the desert my attraction for them has gotten bigger. These lovely handmade planters are something else. This guy knows what he’s doing. Wish we would’ve taken one home. Check out some of his great work on his Etsy shop RotdCreations. I’m so happy I found their etsy shop!

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Daily Inspiration – Succulents fever!

Last week I finally got some succulents for our house. If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know the desert really got to me. Getting these maybe helps keep those memories alive. Either way, I got a handful of succulents and a pair of cacti, plus a few cheap clay pots and made them pretty with some acrylic paint. Nothing big, but simple enough to make me smile wide every time I look out our kitchen window. I brought some for my desk at work and you would be surprised how having these on my desk helps me relax. I know I’m being a total cheese ball but I’m in love with them! HA, do you have succulents or a cactus in your house?

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Daily Inspiration – Ipod Ready Vintage Radio

The second I saw this I knew I had to share it with you guys. How amazing is this? An actual vintage radio with an Ipod input! Yes, please. The mastermind behind this is Retro Roxy Ronda. Another great Etsy find!

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Daily Inspiration – Yellow!

That awkward moment when you realize you have quite the amount of yellow things around your house. I guess I like the color. HAHA Take a look around your place and share what color do you see the most? It was quite the nice surprise to me.  I guess yellow is a happy color after all.

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